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5 Ways To Help Your Kids Be In Charge Of Recycling + Free Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #HonestKidsRecycle #CollectiveBias Getting your kids involved with recycling can be super fun, and it makes things into less than a chore, and more of a learning experience. The reason I love to put kids in charge is because it takes some of the pressure off of me! I make it super fun for my kids to take charge and be in charge of sorting, and their favorite – smashing the boxes! Make sure to click the image below, to shop the juice boxes and join the recycle program! I have 5 ways you can help you kids be in charge of recycling, and I was super excited to find out about the Honest Kids® at Walmart and the recycling program. I had no idea this existed, and I thin it is PURE GENIUS!!…

The Top 13 Make-Ahead Healthy + High-Protein Breakfast Ideas Little Kids Will Love

Make-ahead breakfast solutions that are healthy and yummy are so important! I had a few mornings of cooking up eggs, slicing up fruit and dishing out toast to realize that adding cooking to the hectic school mornings was not a good idea. I would leave the kids to “eat,” so I could brush my teeth or find shoes, and come back to them playing and not eating. I learned quick that breakfast needs to be handled the night before, not the morning of. I also know how important protein is to sustaining my kids energy through the school day. My oldest especially, burns through energy fast, and protein and fat will sustain their little brains to keep learning much longer. Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches are my go-to! Here is the variety I make, which all work well for my boys and husband! I do a combination of fried eggs with cheese,…

Back To School Organizing Ideas For A Tidy Home and Stress-Free School Year

Organizing your home for back to school season can make your mornings and afternoons a million times easier. I had my first school season experience last year, and I learned a lot of lessons…the hard way. Having organized spaces for school work, back packs, shoes, socks and papers is incredibly helpful! I can’t tell you the papers I lost, the shoes I couldn’t find and the mis-matched socks my oldest wore. He even wore a uniform, and I still struggled to keep him appropriately dressed. Luckily, my middle one didn’t need a uniform, but he did need a snack, which was more like a full-on lunch. Let’s get into some amazing, and simple organization tips and tricks for getting ahead of the game for the school year: First, plan a backpack center like these. They are simple, and allow for a special place kids can hang their backpacks up on…

How Much Strength Does it Take To Be A Mother?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hefty®. Universally, I think mothers are accepted as strong individuals. The work of a mother never ends, whether working or stay-at- home, yet I wonder exactly how heavy is that work? How much weight do mother’s really carry day in and day out? I set out to see just how strong moms really are, based on research. Because strength is in essence, a power, and by looking at strength this way, I was able to find some astounding research to just how powerful moms really are. Many of us remember the very popular article on the Mental Load that makes us moms all so very tired…despite our sleep. The writer perfectly describes the crazy amount of thoughts we carry, “Often the most tiring aspect of this work is being the “Knower of All the Things.” So often the mom…

The 20 Best of The Best Summer Activities for Toddlers

I’m so excited for all these summer activities for toddlers!! Some of these are the classics like water slides (scroll to the bottom for a DIY Video!), and other’s are full of innovation and creativity. Not sure about you, but with three boys 5 and under, I am always looking for ideas to keep them busy, especially in the summer! I hunted through the internet to find what I think are the best of the best ideas to keep all your toddlers busy and having fun all summer long! Messy Boats from Busy Toddler DIY Marshmallow Shooters from Coffee Cups and Crayons Ice Boat Racing by Toddler Approved Pool Noodle Sprinkler DIY Catch and Toss Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin From Happy Hooligans Outdoor Water Bed by Just Another Utah Mom Kiddie Car Wash by Momendeavors Backyard Beach. Click here for tutorial. Water Pistol Painting by Messy Little Monster Lemonade…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for First-Time Moms

Mother’s day is just around the corner, and of course we are all looking for the perfect items to get those mamas, who are brand new. Well, this gift guide features items I love, that I recommend buying for any new mamas this spring. Some of these are brands that sent me items to review and use, while others are just one’s that I love, and would recommend as a gift for new moms. Mother’s Day Gift Guide For First-Time Moms: Binxy Baby: I can’t believe I am just now getting one of these. I lugged that car seat around with my first baby everywhere. What was I thinking? This is by far, one of the best inventions. I keep it in the pocket behind the driver’s seat of my van, that way I always have it ready. It clasps on to the sides of the cart very simply, and…

Soft, Washable Baby Rug by Lorena Canals

Can I tell you how much I love baby items because they are so soft and cute? The problem for me is that I never want to put my baby in the beautiful items because I’m afraid of blowouts and spit ups. I was super excited when Lorena Canals Rugs offered to send me a complimentary rug to review, and add to our home. I had never heard of these rugs before, but when I took a look at their site, to see if it was a product myself and you, as my readers would be interested in, here’s what I found: These rugs are ALL MACHINE-WASHABLE…this is so awesome because I have two toddler boys and one baby. Enough said there. I also saw that these rugs were picked by Vogue as a top baby product for celebrity nurseries. We all want to be a little celebrity-like don’t we?…

How I get Beachy Waves in 10 Minutes

The messy bun is basically the best mom-hair style ever. It looks cute, and it is supposed to be messy. The other hairstyle I love is the messy, beachy waves look. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it always looks cute. Contrary to popular belief, it actually is super quick to do as well! Here’s How I Get Beachy Waves in 10 Minutes: First, I wash my hair literally twice a week. My bangs I do more, but my hair is dry and bleached, so it doesn’t need much. Once I do some beachy waves, then I just have to touch them up throughout the week. Also, when you have some of these curls in your hair, your messy buns look better and ponytails fuller, so it’s worth your 10 minutes. Air Dry Your Hair, Or Do A Rough Blow Dry: Okay, first step to making this hairstyle fast…

To The Mom with Multiple Little Ones: You Will Survive

I let my toddlers watch Cops a while back. We were out of town, and for whatever reason our cable wasn’t working. We had a long day, I was tired, the baby was tired, and I couldn’t wrangle my wild stallions any longer. I needed some TV-time to get us to BED time. “Bad Boys, Bad Boys….Watcha gonna do…” that song is still one they love. Luckily they didn’t really understand what was happening, they were just mesmerized by the police lights and sirens and take down. I was desperate. Having multiple little ones is hard work. They all wine and cry at different times, so it feels like no one is happy ever. Its a world of complete chaos, and some days are so fun, while others are so hard. When you have multiple little ones (mine are four, two and 4 months) there is always some kind of…

Important Spring Break Beach Items for Babies & Toddlers

There is nothing more I love than a sandy, beachy-bottomed baby. I mean its the best! We’ve been really enjoying ourselves this month visiting family on an early spring break. Finally, three babies later, I have compiled a great list of the items I actually use on the beach. It’s easy to get carried away and buy everything you might need. Don’t do that. Here’s what you really need, and what I actually use. I find that traveling light with the essentials makes me happier. If  I’m spending an hour packing the car and another hour unloading at the beach, my kids are asleep in the car seats before we even get there.  I don’t have as many photos as I’d like because I am so busy when we’re at the beach! I look away for a second, and I swear my children are raiding another kids sand castle or…