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Get Ready for Back To School with these Tips

Get Ready for Back To School with these Tips

With summer starting to wind down, back to school is on people’s minds. For me, back to school means my commute time gets a ton worse. But it is also important to remember that the back to school commute comes with added traffic hazards, and we need to remember these back to school driving safety tips. My toddler’s daycare schedule doesn’t really change, though he is approaching preschool (once we get that heinie of his potty trained). But I’m sure kindergarten will be here before we know it, and many of my readers are doing the back to school shuffle […]

Posted August 15, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, School, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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Why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant

Why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant

Breastfeeding did not come easy for me with my son. It was a constant struggle and gave me an immense amount of guilt before I accepted my low supply and decided to continue doing my best despite the problems. I could not get my baby to latch – he simply would refuse to even try. He was more than happy to take a bottle, but the moment I brought him to my chest, the screaming would commence. If it wasn’t for the help I received from a lactation consultant, I’m sure I would have given up. What is a lactation […]

Posted August 7, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, , / 2 Comments
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How to Safely View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

How to Safely View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is coming!  Will you be watching?   What is the total solar eclipse? August 21st will provide a rare and amazing phenomenon where the moon moves between the Earth and the sun, blocking the the sun from our view and casting a shadow. Here’s a quick video that gives an intro to the eclipse. Where will the total solar eclipse be visible? Only a specific portion of the United States will see the total eclipse, those along the moon’s special path which starts in Oregon and continues diagonally to South Carolina. The rest of us not […]

Posted August 1, 2017 by Julie in Entertainment, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
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Tips to take your Toddler to his First Movie Theater

Tips to take your Toddler to his First Movie Theater

Toddlers can’t sit still; I think wiggling is pretty much part of their whole existence. But how do you make a toddler sit still and enjoy a movie in a movie theater? The struggle is completely different than say going to a drive-in movie and sitting in the privacy of your car. Here you actually have to keep the child from disturbing other moviegoers and keep him from running off. My husband likes to text me ideas during the day while we’re at work. You know the texts, the ones that don’t have enough details and are not at a time […]

Posted July 26, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 3 Comments
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Help Your Baby or Toddler Learn to Sleep with Tips from The Baby Sleep Site

Help Your Baby or Toddler Learn to Sleep with Tips from The Baby Sleep Site

Thanks to The Baby Sleep Site for sponsoring this conversation and providing helpful tips!   When you have a brand new baby, you expect sleep to become non-existent. Newborns are not born knowing how to sleep; they eat often and sleep for short periods. But as your baby gets older, you start being able to get longer stretches between wakings. Older babies can learn to fall asleep on their own, but they do go through periods of sleep regression and may continue to have sleep problems. I have been a subscriber to The Baby Sleep Site since becoming a Mom and […]

Posted July 19, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 6 Comments
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Surviving a Summer Road Trip with a Toddler

Surviving a Summer Road Trip with a Toddler

Inside: Summer is about family travel, including long car rides. Read on for tips on how to survive a summer road trip with a toddler. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Tree Top     Summertime is all about family time, whether you work full time or not. Most of us tend to take our families on a fun summer adventure to take advantage of the longer days and bright skies. But adventures usually include quite a bit of travel, and long car rides with children can get a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips for keeping car […]

Posted July 12, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, , / 3 Comments
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15+ Side Hustle Ideas to earn extra Money from Home and Pay Down Debt

15+ Side Hustle Ideas to earn extra Money from Home and Pay Down Debt

Side hustles are getting more popular these days as busy parents yearn for more flexibility and a better work-life balance. Many of us have accumulated quite a bit of debt and are working on paying it down (student loans anyone?) and balancing our budgets. Being able to earn some extra money from home is wonderful and can help in so many situations. Read on for some great ideas for side-hustle businesses you can start and maybe even work from the comfort of your home in your pajamas!   Some links in this list are sponsored or affiliate, meaning I may […]

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Low-Cost Updates to help Sell Your House

Low-Cost Updates to help Sell Your House

Listing a house for sale is an exciting but exhausting time. Making everything picture-perfect is tiring, and keeping it that way isn’t easy. First impressions matter a whole lot when it comes to buyers being interested in your house versus another similar home. There are some fairly simple low-cost updates you can do to help wow people who view your home without doing a full remodel.   Stain your front door The front door is the first thing people see up close when they enter your house, and it should make a statement. If the wood is peeling and cracked, […]

Posted June 29, 2017 by Julie in Home, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Break Your Budget

Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Break Your Budget

  Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Cost Much While children are busy counting down the days until summer finally gets here, many parents are worrying about how to keep their children busy over the break without breaking the bank. It’s important that children don’t become too complacent over the summer. While downtime is certainly needed, children need stimulation to actively engage their brains and keep them busy and thriving. Although there are countless pricey alternatives available, it’s not necessary to spend a fortune sending your kids to a different camp or program every week. Here are some free and […]

Posted June 21, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years of Marriage

10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years of Marriage

My husband and I have now been married for 10 years. Wow! I can hardly believe we are already celebrating our 10-year anniversary, though the time we actually spent together is much less than 10 years.  But nevermind that, that’s just military wife life. Last year I reminisced about our wedding journey and shared our story.  This year I thought I’d share a few lessons. Lessons I Learned in our 10 Years of Marriage Rely on each other. Especially if you, like us, move far away from any family. For a very long time, we had no family in Texas, […]

Posted June 12, 2017 by Julie in Bridal, Family, TopPosts, / 6 Comments
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