Classy back-to-school looks on a budget {+ A $250 #NordstromRack Gift Card Giveaway}

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Yet another school year rolls in. Thankfully my daughter's school insists on uniforms so standing in front of the wardrobe each morning wondering what to wear is not a problem for her. My son, though, can wear the apparel of his choosing, to preschool. If given a choice he would wear his favorite fire-engine tee to school starting Monday, all through to Friday. (Pssst...this Mama has learnt the art of making clothes disappear!)  Just before … [Read more...]

Giving Mom a break with Chili’s At Home

Chili's At Home

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Bellisio Foods and the big, bold and tasty flavors of Chili's At Home. All opinions have not been influenced and are my own! This past weekend we took the kids to San Antonio for one last summer road-trip before school begins next week. As always, the kids had a blast playing hard. And while I really didn't exert myself physically in any way, by the time we got back I was pooped! Even though … [Read more...]

Supplementing learning with the LeapPad 3

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If school hasn't started already, it will in a few days time. I'm sure your kids are excited to start a whole new year of learning. Whether you home-school or send your child to a regular school, it's always important to supplement what they learn in fun ways. And in today's word of technology gadgets and "toys", the LeapPad 3 definitely stands out to be a strong contender in the running when picking the right electronic supplement for your … [Read more...]

Join us for the #BabyBee SocialMoms Twitter Party (8/21)

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I've shared how we try to observe as natural a lifestyle as possible, for our 6 month old daughter in this post. I will be joining Burt's Bees and SocialMoms to share more on the importance of starting natural from day one when caring for and protecting your baby. Join us for: The #BabyBee Twitter Party Where: https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%23BabyBee Date: August 21, 2014 Time: 4-5pm PST (7-8pm EST) Hashtag: #BabyBee RSVP … [Read more...]

5 Practical Gift Ideas for a Freshman

5 Practical Gift Ideas for a Freshman

The first day of school brings along a mixture of emotions... excitement, concern, fear and/or joy. One never knows what the school year ahead holds and no, it doesn't get easier when it's your first day at high school, college or university. That same set of emotions follow along as the years roll on! In our home, we always get our kids a new book as a back-to-school gift perhaps along with a new backpack or lunch-bag. So what do you … [Read more...]

Going back to school with HarperCollins books

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Encouraging a new reader is so important to motivate him/her to develop a lifetime love for reading. HarperCollins has recently published Dr Julie Wood's  Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends box sets that will help do just that. Each box set holds 11 learn-to-read books and a parent's guide with ideas on how to make the reading journey fun for your young reader. The guide includes reward stickers for your child as well. Each … [Read more...]

5 ways your baby can have a more natural lifestyle.

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Becoming a parent has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me and Hubs. Our children complete us in a way we've never known and experienced. Every decision we make is weighed in thought and prayer because we know the outcomes don't affect us alone but our children too. When we had our first-born,  we made the choice to give her the best. This naturally followed when her brother was born and just recently, her little sister … [Read more...]