5 Steps to a Spa Night In {for moms!}

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This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias I remember before I had kids, I would love to treat myself to a nice manicure and pedicure once a month, and every few months perhaps schedule myself to get a facial, boy wrap or a massage at the spa. Fast forward nine years and I am lucky if I get a pedicure once a year (no joke) and the spa is {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {76}

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Welcome to the 76th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

10 Benefits to Your Kids Getting Older

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My kids are 9, 7 and 5 and I do, at time, miss those teeny, tiny baby snuggles and that teeny, tiny baby smell- but since kids do grow, and we cannot do anything about it, you may we well roll with the punches and enjoy each stage your kids are in. Each stage has it’s pros and it’s cons for sure! So for all of my mommy friends that have teeny babies and are afraid of them growing, I {Read More}

Monster Jam Recap 2015

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This week we had the opportunity to attend Monster Jam and it was SO much fun! If you’ve never been, Monster Jam is a series of very cool monster trucks doing tricks, races and jumps all for your viewing pleasure. My kids, especially my 7 year old son, could NOT wait to go! This was our second time attending and the kids were full of anticipation even before we went! When we arrived, they could barely contain themselves! We were seated {Read More}

12 Kid-Friendly Meatless Meals for Lent

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Lent is here and some people (like us!) follow the “no meat on Friday” rule. This leads me to look for meatless meals that are not only delicious, but also kid-friendly! These meals are perfect for Friday’s during Lent, but also really any time of the year. My kids are not huge meat eaters as it is, and meat is rather expensive so I try and plan a few “meatless” meals every week as it is. So, if you celebrate {Read More}

Jord Wood Watch {review and giveaway}

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  If you are looking for the perfect and extremely unique present for someone you love (or yourself!), I have found it! Jord makes some beautiful watches- completely made of wood! Their style is guided by a deep appreciation for natural elements of the world and with modern design. Wood is not just a part of their watches, it is the main feature. The intricacy and multiplicity of the wood included in their designs insure that each watch is as distinctive {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {75}

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Welcome to the 75th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

10 Tips and Tricks for Sports Moms

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If you have kids in sports (or multiple kids, as in my case) then you know how fun and also stressful it can be. Running this way and that from one field to another can be challenging but it’s so rewarding to see your kids enjoying themselves playing whatever their chosen sport is. After a few years of my kids playing sports, more so this year than any other year, I feel like I have a few tricks and tips {Read More}

St. Patrick’s Day Yarn Wreath

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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and I’m so excited! It’s one of my favorite holidays because it’s so fun and no one has to buy anyone any presents! I wanted to make a new wreath to decorate my front door for the month of March and knew it had to be a St. Paddy’s Day one. Want to make your own St. Patrick’s Day yarn wreath? It’s simple, here’s how: What you will need: green yarn white {Read More}

This House Needs a Mouse {book review}

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Books. I am sure we have more books in our house than anything else- any toy, any video game or any tablet. We LOVE books in this house and are a family of readers. As soon as my babies were brought home from the hospital, I was reading to them- and I still read to them, every single night. We love all types of books, but are especially big fans recently of fun, fast paced books with exciting characters and {Read More}

12 Out of the Box Family Game Night Ideas

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  Do you have a family game night tradition in your house? We do, but not every week. With soccer 5 nights a week and my husband working many nights we can’t set aside a night every week, but we do like to play at least every other week. We have a whole slew of games we love to play, from classics to modern ones and the kids just love playing other as a family. We always have such a {Read More}

Winter Awards Giveaway

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We are excited to work with Green Scene Mom for another awesome giveaway! Each of these items received a Green Scene Mom Award, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. This fabulous Winter Awards Giveaway is sponsored by the winning brands, and one lucky mom will win them all! Winter Awards Details » Enter to Win this Amazing Gift Set, valued at $750! FunBites Cutter of winner’s choice – $12.99 b.box Essential Travel Bib – $15 BabyHome Side Light Bed {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {74}

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Welcome to the 74th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

10 Things I Wish my Kids Would Give Up for Lent

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Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent, and for us Catholics, it’s a time to sacrifice something for 40 days. This year I have chosen to give up all sweets and snacks. So, all desserts like candy, cookies and ice cream and then all “snacks” like crackers, chips, pretzels- things like that. So basically all yummy things It should be fun. This year my daughter has decided to give up all sweets too and my son {Read More}

7 Things to Clean Everyday

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Keeping a house clean with three kids and a dog is NOT easy. I try and keep ahead of the game by tackling certain things everyday so that way if I don’t have time to deep clean something then at least my house will sort of feel clean. By doing these things everyday my house stays fairly neat and organized and basically clean- yes, of course, I need to spend time each week dusting and deep cleaning bathrooms, but by {Read More}

Record Favorite Memories with OneDay App

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As they grow, my kids are getting busier and busier and time just keeps passing by. Between school, soccer, clubs and friends- we are always on the go.  And while I do take lots of pictures, I don’t always have time to whip out the video camera and record the little moments; the ones that will all blend together as they get older.  This why I just love the OneDay video recording app, helping me capture precious day to day {Read More}

Tucson Monster Jam {info & discount code}

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Are you ready to have some dirty, monster truck fun?? If you said YES! Then you are in luck! MONSTER JAM REVS UP WITH ANOTHER ROCKIN’ LINE-UP OF MONSTER TRUCK ACTION AT THE TUCSON ARENA FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 1 *Highlighted By Four Awesome Trucks Making Tucson Debut Appearances* Monster Jam is a fun time for all ages. Eager fans will witness the world’s best monster trucks battle it out in the ultimate event of intense speed, racing and destruction {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {73}

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Welcome to the 73rd week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

10 Struggles Our Kids Will Never Know

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In just a few generations, the world has drastically changed. Things move 100X faster, everything is online and instant gratification rules the world. Our kids do things so much differently than we ever did and there are many, many struggles we experienced that our kids will never know. I find it so funny explaining certain things to them. Earlier this year we rented a cabin in the mountains for a few days and there was a VCR in the bedroom. {Read More}

Fun Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy at Restaurants

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For us adults, restaurants are fun. The ambiance. The food. The conversation. Not having to cook. The drinks. It’s relaxing and enjoyable. For kids though (especially my kids!), restaurants are boring. They can’t make noise. They can’t run around and they have to wait… Wait to sit, wait for their drinks, wait for their food, wait to leave. This “waiting” is not on kids’ list of favorite activities. All of this waiting leaves us with bored, antsy children and adults {Read More}