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How To Design Your Holiday Cards

How To Design Your Holiday Cards

Thanks to CardsDirect for sponsoring this post and providing some lovely holiday cards for our use. The holiday season is upon us, which means (among many, many things) that it is time to plan and design our holiday cards. In previous years, before we had the baby, I didn’t bother with personalized cards but just bought a stack from the store and sent them out to our family. But now that I have a little one of my own, I find it so much fun to find a great family photo (which, admittedly, is hard to get of all three […]

Posted November 21, 2016 by Julie in Family, Sponsored, , / 7 Comments
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How to Care for Children’s Teeth

How to Care for Children’s Teeth

Thanks to TUNG Brush for sponsoring this conversation. My little one is working on some molars, as the perfect teeth marks on my shoulder are hinting at. Tiny humans grow a mouth full of teeth fast, but it will still be years before they learn all the necessary skills and can care for their teeth properly. This is where we as parents need to teach good practices early and help our little ones in their oral hygiene. Start Young, Start Early Toddlers are ever so curious over what we adults are doing and that includes brushing teeth. I have an extra […]

Posted November 15, 2016 by Julie in Health, Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 14 Comments
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2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone in Your Family

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone in Your Family

This is partially a sponsored post written by me on behalf of jxstar for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Please note that I may be compensated for sharing some items on my gift guides, but opinions and the decision to feature the items are my own! Are you ready for the holidays? I’ve been busy putting together some exciting gift guides for you this year! Yes, guides. More than one!  I’ll highlight some great goodies from all the lists here and point you to where you can see more ideas! Gift Ideas for Kids that are Unique and Individual Some […]

Posted November 14, 2016 by Julie in Gift Guides, Giveaways, Sponsored, / 7 Comments
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My Family’s Formula for Happiness

My Family’s Formula for Happiness

I remember being so deliriously happy. So overwhelmed and exhausted. And so amazed at the little addition to our lives. Life as a new mom is an emotional roller coaster. It takes some time to get into a groove, to figure out your changed family’s rhythm. Of course, as the baby grows, that routine and rhythm will evolve as well, but the framework remains.   How to Create your Formula for a Happy Family Patience and Grace It certainly takes a bit of trial and error to find out what works well, especially with a brand new baby. Everything changes. […]

Posted October 27, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, / 18 Comments
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10 Goof-proof Digital Marketing Tips for Freelancing Moms

10 Goof-proof Digital Marketing Tips for Freelancing Moms

The debate on whether working moms or stay-at-home moms make better parents is no longer relevant. Modern moms have every reason to feel more empowered now because these days they can enjoy the best of both worlds. Working from home has become a global phenomenon. A global survey by PGI found that 79% of knowledge workers work from home, while 60% of remote workers said they are considering leaving their jobs permanently for a full-time remote position. If you ask a traditional working mom, she’d likely say she’d rather stay at home and take care of her kids. If you […]

Posted October 18, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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How to Bring a Meal to a New Mom if you Work Full-Time #GoBootler

How to Bring a Meal to a New Mom if you Work Full-Time #GoBootler

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Bootler. All opnions are my own. One of the best gifts you can give a mom with a new baby is to bring her a meal. We know this – new moms have no time to cook! Or, sometimes, even eat. Several years ago I met a pregnant lady at a Yellow Ribbon event while both our husbands were deployed overseas. She didn’t live very close to me but I still wanted to reach out and provide some Army Wife solidarity when her baby was born. Since I worked full-time it just […]

Posted October 8, 2016 by Julie in Family, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
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We Support Children’s Hospitals #HelpKidsLiveBetter

We Support Children’s Hospitals #HelpKidsLiveBetter

This is a sponsored conversation in support of the 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Annual Fundraising Campaign. All opinions are my own.  A local Children’s Hospital has a special place in my momma’s heart. When my son was a newborn, he consistently tilted his head to one side. At one of his check-ups, the doctor diagnosed Baby H with torticollis (a tightening of the neck muscles causing a tilt) and also plagiocephaly (flattening on one side of head). Since Baby H always had his head tilted in one direction, he developed the flattening, but he also had some other forehead shaping […]

Posted September 30, 2016 by Julie in Family, Sponsored, / 3 Comments
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How I Breastfed my Formula-Fed Baby

How I Breastfed my Formula-Fed Baby

I remember those beautiful moments. Those beautifully terrifyingly exhausting moments that is. Those first few weeks/months with a new baby. Feed your babies; that’s what is most important. That is what the Fed is Best movement is telling us. That whether you breastfeed or formula feed, you are feeding your baby, and that is what counts. I agree. This is true, great, wonderful. But, there still seems to be a separation between one or the other as far as information goes. We are told to breastfeed on demand as the baby will know when the baby is done. We are […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 45 Comments
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Watch Mom Life on TV! #BetterThings on FX

Watch Mom Life on TV! #BetterThings on FX

Have you heard about the new series on FX called Better Things? It perfectly describes how chaotic mom life can be! A show about a working mom (Sam), a single mom at that, who barely keeps up with her three kids and all her life responsibilities? Each of Sam’s daughters has her own issues and demands on Sam’s time and sanity, and also a mother who is not quite all there. Add to that a busy career as an actress, and you get one exhausted lady who has seen it all, heard it all, and no longer gives a [insert not family-friendly word here.] […]

Posted September 18, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, Giveaways, Sponsored, / 57 Comments
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How To Cook Healthier, Quicker Meals As A Working Mom

How To Cook Healthier, Quicker Meals As A Working Mom

Life as a working mom is never simple. You love your work, and wouldn’t want to quit it – after all, it’s what provides for your children. But finding time to do anything other than work and run after your kids can be quite the challenge at times. It is for this reason that cooking somehow ends up at the bottom of the list. It’s easy to make ourselves feel bad about this, but it’s something millions of moms struggle with every day. More and more families these days are relying on convenience foods, fast foods, and microwave meals. The […]

Posted September 9, 2016 by Julie in Food, Guest Posts, Sponsored, Working Mom, / 5 Comments
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