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Prime Photos with Alexa on your Amazon Fire TV – A new kind of family time

Prime Photos with Alexa on your Amazon Fire TV – A new kind of family time

Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post and providing prizes for the giveaway! Opinions are my own.     Sharing family photos and spending time enjoying memories is wonderful. My parents are obsessed with taking family photos and arranging them in albums. I’m more into the digital side and viewing the photos on a big screen. Did you know you can see photos and play a slideshow of your albums on the Amazon Fire TV? Just ask Alexa. How do you view Prime Photos on the Amazon Fire TV? I have mentioned Prime Photos before. It is an awesome option […]

Posted October 11, 2017 by Julie in Family, Gift Guides, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Car Tips for Leaving the House with Baby

Car Tips for Leaving the House with Baby

This is a sponsored post.   When I first became a mother, doing everything felt monumental. Leaving the house with a small child was so scary to me, so I avoided it as much as possible. But, you can’t be homebound forever, right? Errands need to be ran, groceries, doctor’s appointments, etc. So, I realized I needed a plan. Here are a few tips to help get your car ready for leaving home with a baby.   Install the Car Seat Safely The most important piece to leaving the house with baby safely is to make sure the little one […]

Posted September 26, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Executive Function Skills your Toddler needs for Preschool

Executive Function Skills your Toddler needs for Preschool

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Primrose Schools; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Somewhere I must have blinked because my toddler is blossoming into a preschooler who soaks up everything around him. It is amazing to see all he can accomplish on his own, and now we can interact with him in new ways and even have a verbal exchange. Taking my toddler to daycare has been wonderful for his socialization and development, and now he is ready for more structured learning. We are enrolling our son in Primrose Schools after we […]

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5 First Birthday Themes for Fall

5 First Birthday Themes for Fall

Thanks Basic Invite for sponsoring this conversation.     Themed parties are all the craze these days, and summer babies seem to get all the fun with their options for pool parties and back yard Barbecues. Fall babies make parents have to be a little bit more creative with theme ideas because weather can be unpredictable, and sometimes cute, pastel bunnies feel out of place while the crisp autumn breeze blows leaves off the trees around you. To help all you fall baby parents out I’ve teamed up with Basic Invite to bring you Five First Birthday Themes for Fall. […]

Posted August 24, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Sponsored, / 1 Comment
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Baby Sleep Consultant Nicole

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Baby Sleep Consultant Nicole

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Nicole from The Baby Sleep Site. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? Many, many moons ago, I obtained my MBA and kept my career focused in computer programming, which was my life for a long time.  Once my husband and I had our first child, though, things got very interesting. By interesting, I mean foggy and blurry and not knowing if I was coming or […]

Posted August 9, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, Work, / 0 Comments
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Ways to Have Fun Doing Chores

Ways to Have Fun Doing Chores

13 Ways to Have Fun While Doing Chores   Many people dislike the idea of doing household chores. After all, they can be so dull and mind-numbing. But it does not have to be that way. Just follow the steps below, and you are guaranteed to have fun while doing your daily chores.   Listen to great music. Get a and load up your favorite inspirational or upbeat music. This way, you can sing or dance along while working on something. Alternatively, if you have no working player available at home, tidy your home following the beat of a song […]

Posted July 25, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Home, Sponsored, / 1 Comment
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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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Investing in Stocks for Beginners: Learn to Invest with Stockpile

Investing in Stocks for Beginners: Learn to Invest with Stockpile

In exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I received a $25 gift card to try out Stockpile. This post contains a referral link. I am not a market professional and not responsible for gains or losses that you may experience.    Starting your money journey off early and on the right foot is important. Or, if you’re like me, you are arriving late to the party. It’s fine though, whether you start straight out of college or in your 30s, the important piece is to start! Previously I laid out the important basics you need to set up your […]

Posted June 22, 2017 by Julie in Finances, Sponsored, / 4 Comments
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