Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Spring has sprung, and your energetic toddler or preschooler is ready to play in the warming weather!  Both of you have been cooped up inside all winter, staying warm but contained.  With the temperature on the rise, more activities for toddlers and young children present themselves.  Why not take advantage of it to help them develop their fine motor skills? Fine motor skills refer to the more concentrated efforts we make to maneuver through everyday life.  Some of the most important tasks that require fine motor skills include writing and using flatware for eating, so strengthening the muscles that perform […]

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with CopyPress.   Several years ago, we moved into our huge new house, which features 5,000 square feet of space that gives us room to grow. However, I quickly realized a house that large is difficult to keep clean and presents some surprises on the energy bill. Some research led me to ideas on how to save money on our energy bill by making simple changes to our routine and maintenance plan. Change Your Air Filters Regularly Our HVAC systems use filters to keep the air we breathe free of allergens, dust, […]

Posted March 23, 2017 by Julie in Home, Influencer, / 0 Comments
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Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Toddlers are such curious creatures. Full of energy, everything they see is a toy, and they soak up their surroundings like a sponge. They are at a perfect age to try new activities to enrich their minds, practice their skills, and learn something new. This busy working mom is always on the look out for simple, and I mean simple activities I can do with my toddler on weekends. Something fun to teach him a new skill or concept, but easy for me to put together. This past weekend I came up with one such idea. I have been hoarding […]

Posted March 22, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, , / 0 Comments
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How Busy Moms Can Have a Healthy Home

How Busy Moms Can Have a Healthy Home

Busy Moms Can Have a Healthy Home   Being a busy mama is rough.  We work all day and all night for our families, jobs, and ourselves.  Most days, it’s hard enough to get to bedtime without losing it, but somehow we make it there.  Day after day, we provide nourishment, love, and affection to our families.  We teach lessons, kiss boo-boos, and some of us have a full career outside the home.  It’s no wonder that so many things that we want to remain our priorities fall to the wayside because we can’t seem to make enough time in […]

Posted March 20, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Health, / 0 Comments
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How to Design the Best Bathroom for your Kids

How to Design the Best Bathroom for your Kids

Thanks to TheBathOutlet for sponsoring this conversation and sharing great tips with us. Bathroom Design For Kids If you’re a mom, you want to give your child the world in every way, shape, and form. Whether it’s whipping up their favorite meal or folding their clothes just the way they like them to be, a mother is always working to create the best life for their child. This desire to please doesn’t stop there. Many moms choose to renovate their homes to accommodate the needs of their children. If you are one of those moms who wants to optimize their home for […]

Posted March 16, 2017 by Julie in Family, Guest Posts, Home, / 0 Comments
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Can You Eat Feta Cheese While Pregnant?

Can You Eat Feta Cheese While Pregnant?

Can You Eat Feta Cheese While Pregnant? There are some healthy meals that you can eat when pregnant, but since there are lots of options and restrictions, it is important to identify what is most suitable for you. Many women around the world are dairy lovers, cheese specifically, and may wonder – can you eat feta cheese while pregnant? Feta is a derivative of cheese, and it is fitting to know more about the source for a start. Cheese is primarily produced from cow’s milk, and this is the most common source, but other mammals like goats, buffalo, sheep and […]

Posted March 13, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, / 0 Comments
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Gratitude and Goals March 2017 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals March 2017 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals My Gratitude: I’m happy that February is over? I mean that’s a weird thing to list on the gratitude list, but honestly, between H and me, we went to the doc 3 times in February! Oh the fevers and the illness and then me needing a breathing treatment cause it got so bad. Here’s to March and spring and hopefully no more illness? Hubby came out to visit again for the weekend at the end of February and we got a lot of our errands done, including filing our taxes and ordering our floor fix project. Yes, […]

Posted March 10, 2017 by Julie in Gratitude Goals Linky, / 1 Comment
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Quiz: What is your Parenting Style?

Quiz: What is your Parenting Style?

I decided to try something new today! I’m partnering with Interact Quizzes to create and share fun new content. This is my first quiz, called What is Your Parenting Style. Check it out, take the quiz, and share your results in the comments! This quiz is one of the premade ones, but next time I plan to write a unique one. Haven’t heard of Interact Quizzes before? They offer a platform to create fun quizzes to use as lead generation. Of course, these work best when the quiz content relates to your product or service, but sometimes we just want […]

Posted March 7, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, / 2 Comments
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Practicing Self-Care in a New Way, an Essential Oils Review

Practicing Self-Care in a New Way, an Essential Oils Review

2017 appears to have a motto for everyone: practice self-care! Have you noticed this as well? More than ever before, self-care ideas and encouragement is everywhere as well as reminders that we moms need to remember ourselves, too. I love this, and I’m jumping on that bandwagon as well. I really let 2016 get me down and didn’t take good care of myself. After my most recent bug which resulted in breathing issues and a fun trip to the doctor complete with a nebulizer breathing treatment, I realized just how much my own health matters. Yes, I focus all my energy […]

Posted February 27, 2017 by Julie in Health, Reviews, / 3 Comments
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Never Lose Hope with Unexplained Infertility

Never Lose Hope with Unexplained Infertility

  People visit a fertility clinic for answers as to why they can’t get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term. While up to 80% of these people, after initial testing, will receive a diagnosis and treatment plan, approximately 20% will be diagnosed with unexplained infertility. This can be incredibly frustrating, but isn’t a reason to give up, it usually just means you have to look further for the answer. Unexplained Infertility Challenges the Fertility Clinic to Look Further for the Answer Approximately 80-90% of people visiting a fertility clinic because they are unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy […]

Posted February 22, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, / 2 Comments
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