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School is Out and the Kids are STARVING!

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School is Out and the Kids are STARVING!

Day ONE, yes ONE, of Summer Vacation 2016 is over and I think 1/3 of my refrigerator contents are gone, baby gone. What the heck just happened?! I have decided I need a game plan...better snacks loaded with some sort of protein or fiber that are quick and easy and don't require a refill after 30 minutes. So, moms, I've compiled a list of ideas for your summer snack inspiration. These snacks do not need animal faces and appendages. You will not need to carve the Mona Lisa out of a watermelon because ain't nobody got time for that when...

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The Most Important One Is Always The One You Are With

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The Most Important One Is Always The One You Are With

The art of distraction has been mastered by the people of our generation. We're constantly barraged by social media, our fast paced lives, and 1,000 opinions by graduates of Google University. This is not something we don't already know about ourselves, however, when we are face to face with a real human, why can it be so difficult to focus on authentic interaction?  The great Russian philosopher, Leo Tolstoy, wrote a short story published in 1885, entitled, "The Three Questions". It was later adapted into a children's story by Jon Muth and has since become a top contender, if not...

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Our Commercial Photo Shoot with Hello Charlie

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Our Commercial Photo Shoot with Hello Charlie

We recently teamed up with Emily at Hello Charlie for a commercial photo shoot. All I can say is WOW. Her vision, her styling, her light and airy studio is simply dreamy.  Any brand starting out or even established should definitely look into a commercial photo shoot and Hello Charlie makes it affordable for the small business owner. Emily is also a social media guru (almost 15,000 Instagram followers!). Part of your photo shoot includes a social media blast, which is ever so helpful in the baby product business. You know, us moms, kinda like our social media. It's a quick...

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Finding Joy in the Dirt

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Finding Joy in the Dirt

Are you a walker, a runner, a puzzle-putter-togetherer? Do you even have a hobby? We're told in life to find a partner, buy a house, have some kids, establish a career...and find a hobby. I mean it's even on a job application or under the "About Us" section on your OBGYN's website. Maybe you had a hobby, but then you had children and children became your hobby.  I had many hobbies before I had kids, some of which included traveling, hiking, landscaping, and even doll house building! Ok, that was one summer in 8th grade when I rocked out to...

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Do I Have To Do This?

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To blog or not to blog? That is the question. While I've read hundreds and hundreds of blog posts since I started this whole mom gig, 9 years ago, I never thought I could do it too. But why the hell not? Heck, I'm one of those grammar freakazoids who gets their purse Sharpie out (you have one too, right? Right?!) and corrects grammar and typos on menus. Why can't Mexican restaurants just put the ñ on jalapeño?! Gosh. So, I know I can write. Do I have stuff to write about? I don't know. My friend, Daniele, tells me...

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