Five Summer Worthy Natural Sunscreens for Kids

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All year round, sunscreen is key for anyone in your family, but never more so than the summer months! While babies under 6 months shouldn’t wear sunscreen due to the thin layer of their skin, and thus should be kept out of the sun altogether, once your children are over six months of age, or […]

When to Use a Clutch and Three Chic Clutches to Consider

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I love clutches. There is something so chic and sophiscated when you have a clutch tugged under your arm. As a Mom, however, when the heck do I have the option to be clutch chic? Well, here are three clutches worthy of our Mom life. First, I ADORE this clutch from Jimmy Choo. Granted, the […]

What Should You Have in Your Beach Bag?

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Have you hit the beach yet? Even if you have kids in tow, and thus all of their stuff, you should have your own well-stocked bag. So, what should you have in your beach bag? First, get a classy straw tote. I suggest a simple looking one that will last you years and will go […]

8 {Natural} Ways to Make Your Home Smell Good

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After being a part of a paid campaign about Healthy Babies, I wanted to get back to my roots with natural cleaning solutions. Part of that is natural ways to make my house smell good too. I’ve found that you need three things to do that: baking soda, white vinegar and essential oils. Stock up […]

What to Bring to the Beach (or Pool) with Kids

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Living in Massachusetts near the beach (and with a set of grandparents with a pool) we are always in or near the water. As a former collegiate and masters synchronized swimmer, I am hoping that my kids love the water as much as I do. As a result, I’ve signed them up for swimming lessons […]

Denim Vest, T-Shirt Dress: Better Together

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This is a sponsored post. As I stroll through the mall, I’ve been seeing a lot of denim vests over a t-shirt dress pairing as an adorable summer outfit idea. Frankly, I’m not a fan of them as single, individual pieces. I think they definitely look better together.     While denim vests invoke the […]

Kid Clothes at the Nordstrom Rack Boston

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In my past style posts this spring, I’ve shared the trends of leather and lace, florals and mint, and my favorite, black and white. We chatted about how to incorporate those trends into mom-worthy outfits, but what about the kids? There are many ways to incorporate these trends into our kids wardrobe too, but with […]

Four Tips for Creative Mother’s Day Gifts

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There are great Mother’s Day gifts out there. Everything from shoes and purses, to cards and chocolates, everything is game for Mom on Mother’s Day. Yet, rather than sharing specific gifts, I wanted to share tips on how you can have creative Mother’s Day gifts. Turn these classics into something more presentable, more appreciated, more […]

MD Moms Wipes: Perfect for Travel

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While I can rent a lot of baby items or bring a lot of baby gear with me when I travel, there was one item I couldn’t rent or bring: a baby bathtub. It was when I realized the huge benefit of the Gentle All-Over Clean Cleansing Towelettes by MD Moms. My seven month old and […]

How the New FTC Guidelines May Affect Pinterest and Twitter Parties

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While I am an attorney, I am not your attorney. Nothing in this post shall be construed as giving, offering or providing legal advice, legal review or legal analysis. You should contact an attorney with assistance in understanding the FTC Rules and how it applies to your blog or business. If you have read my […]

What Review and Giveaway Bloggers Need to Know About the New FTC Guidelines

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While I am an attorney, I am not your attorney. Nothing in this post shall be construed as giving, offering or providing legal advice, legal review or legal analysis. You should contact an attorney with assistance in understanding the FTC Rules and how it applies to your blog or business. In my recent post about […]

How the New FTC Guidelines Impact Bloggers

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While I am an attorney, I am not your attorney. Nothing in this post shall be construed as giving, offering or providing legal advice, legal review or legal analysis. You should contact an attorney with assistance in understanding the FTC Rules and how it applies to your blog or business. I have been fortunate to […]

4 Facebook Contest and Giveaway No-Nos

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Bloggers and brands are always having a promotion of sorts. Whether it is a sale, coupon offer, contest or giveaway, we do it because it engages our fans, connects with our fans, says thanks to our fans for sticking with us, and gathers more fans. But there are rules and I cannot begin to tell […]

How to Save Money on Souvenirs at Disney World

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Growing up, my parents were able to take us to Disney World by saving their money from clipping coupons. They didn’t have money left over to spend on souvenirs so we didn’t get to buy anything and always packed our lunches because we couldn’t afford the food in the parks. Now, with my kids, we […]

How to Swim with the Sharks at the Typhoon Lagoon Shark Reef

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When you go to Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World, you are in awe when you see the massive wave pool in the center of the park, then you are drawn in to the Lazy River, and then the fabulous water slides. But there is one attraction that is often overlooked in favor of the rides […]

3 Makeup Tips for Wearing Glasses

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Are you ready to get your Bliss on! Woot!!! (Three exclamation points are totally necessary.) I’m excited to be going to Blissdom again this year (third time is the charm!) Even though this is my third Blissdom, I feel like it is my first since Blissdom is in Texas for the first time ever! In between […]

Three Makeup Must Haves for Moms

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I don’t have time for makeup. I wish I did, but realistically, I don’t. Plus, I am usually taking care of the kids or working at home, so the whole ‘done-up’ look would seem a bit weird. Yet, when I have to do pre-school drop off and pick-up, I don’t want to lool like a […]

How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

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  Here is how to make a Leprechaun Trap so the kids can see if they can trap a Leprechaun on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. Here are a couple of ideas, but anything they can think up and imagine is always a great thing too. Just find empty coffee containers, empty cereal boxes, […]

Tips for Buying Used Toys for Kids

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If you have a limited budget for toys, buying new toys for your children can be expensive. Buying used or consigned toys, is a great way to stretch the budget, and is eco-conscious too! Here are some tips for shopping for used toys for kids and making an old toy “new” again. Look for advertised garage […]

What happens during an Eye Exam?

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New Year, new you, right? Even if you aren’t big on New Year’s Resolutions (I’m not), you still can set personal goals or must-dos for the New Year. One thing I am making certain to do for myself this year is to start taking care of my health. I do it for my kids, but […]

Preparing Kids for an Eye Exam

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If you are considering making an eye exam appointment for your kids, here are some “exam factors” and “vision tips”. Preparing Kids for an Eye Exam First, the most important way to keep eyesight healthy is to bring your children in for their annual eye exam, ideally starting when they are only six months old. […]

Preparing your Child for a Vaccination

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Vaccinations are probably one of the toughest parts of childhood: for the kids and the parents. I still remember crying during my son’s first shot. Yet, there are some steps you can take to minimize the inevitable vaccine fears, including going to places like Minute Clinic. Newborn-18 months. At this point, there is nothing you […]

New Infant Swaddling Recommendations

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As a Mom that is about to have another baby, I’m already adding more swaddling blankets, like these from Aden and Anais, as well as swaddle sleepsacks, like this one from Halo, to my parenting stash. Yet, new information has been released about swaddling that any parent – whether you are expecting your first child […]

Tips to Stay Healthy

Whether you are traveling this holiday season, spending a lot of time at the mall or just have little ones a home, tis’ the season to sneeze. Many of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways posts have been about various gift ideas, and how to have a fun and relaxing Holiday season. But what if […]

McDonald’s Social Media Magic

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Every business deals with poor customer service. The larger the company, the more customer service snafus occur. It is the nature of the beast, or the business if you will. Yet, how the company handles it, especially in today’s realm of social media, is where the company can shine or fail. McDonalds is one of […]

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