How I practice self-care on my commute

How I practice self-care on my commute

Working moms who work outside the home envy those who work from home most over one particular item: their lack of commute. If your commute is anything like mine, you’re probably super stressed by the time you even arrive at work in the morning. Oh, how I would love to see teleportation invented already, so I don’t have to drive to and from work on a daily basis. I waste spend about 3 hours on average every day on the road, thanks to the wonder that is Houston traffic. How is a busy mom to cope with such a long commute? […]

Posted April 5, 2017 by Julie in TopPosts, Working Mom, / 0 Comments
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7 Tips To Tame a Toddler Tantrum

7 Tips To Tame a Toddler Tantrum

How to Tame a Toddler Tantrum Toddler tantrums are scary, and sometimes there’s so much crying and screaming going on, you don’t know who’s making more noise — you or your child. It’s a whirlwind ride in which you live in fear of someone one-third your size. If you haven’t experienced a toddler tantrum yet, here’s the lowdown on what happens. Your child can be incredibly sweet and happy one moment, and in the next breath turn into a raving lunatic. The worst part is even if you see a tantrum brewing, it can be too late to contain it. […]

Posted April 3, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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Tips to Keep your Child Safe Online

Tips to Keep your Child Safe Online

Thanks to KidGuard for sponsoring this conversation and sharing helpful guides for us parents to learn how to protect our children online.   The internet can be a scary place. Scratch that, the cyber world is a scary, dangerous place where predators hide and take advantage of children. I hate to put it that way, but we parents know it is true.   Most of us grew up using the internet in various capacity, and I can remember my teenaged chats with “online friends” where we shared too much and did not think about the consequences. Our children, however, are […]

Posted March 31, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
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How to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids

How to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids

Great Ways to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids As a working mom, a full-time parent of two and a social butterfly, having a plan for taking care of my kids is a must. Of course, they always come first, and as far as priorities go, I’ve never found it difficult to take as much time off as necessary to dedicate myself only to them, like when my son had the measles and my daughter had an ear infection. But as much as I like developing my career and going for a cup of coffee with my best friend […]

Posted March 29, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 0 Comments
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How to Hide a Pinterest Image in your Blog Post

How to Hide a Pinterest Image in your Blog Post

I get it.  Pinterest images are HUGE. And sometimes they just don’t look that great in your post. Would you rather hide Pinterest images in your blog posts?   Images that are Pinterest-optimized are big and tall and beautiful, but they do take up a lot of visual space in your blog post. This isn’t always a problem, especially when you use these images to break up text and have the blog visually skimmable. I sometimes put my largest image, or one of them if I have several Pinnable images, at the bottom of the post. Like I did with […]

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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 post is brought to you by E.A.C. Heating and Air   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 […]

Posted March 23, 2017 by Julie in Finances, Home, Sponsored, / 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 […]

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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, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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