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Let’s stop talking about our kid’s private parts on the internet.

I'm a proud supporter of natural parenting. Maybe, it is isn't natural parenting, but instinctual parenting.   Trust your instincts!  Do what works best for you and your family, but understand that every mother doesn't have to do what you've chosen for your family.  That is what makes the world fun! Something has been bothering on the internet lately, there's too much penis talk online about our own children.  We can have opinions about circumcision, and we can share helpful articles about the…

How to support your favorite teachers!

The school year is beginning, and I know we all want to support the fabulous teachers in our lives. Since 1996, Box Tops for Education has been helping schools across the country.  Right now on select Kleenex, Viva, and Scott products at Wal-Mart right now you can earn double box tops on select packages. Naturally, my kids picked the superhero option.  I'm so excited to send these into my kid's classroom.  Teachers do so much for our children, and they are so taken…

Have more fun, spend less money! 

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post! Groupon compensated me, but all thoughts are my own. I only collaborate with companies I support and authentically recommend! As most of you know, we enjoy travel. We love to try new things, and we fancy spending as little on these experiences as possible!  Which is why I love Groupon!! Groupon is a daily deal website that offers deep discounts on just about everything!  When I'm planning a ladies night, date night, or looking for…

Office Max Deals starting 7/31

School supplies don't have to break the bank!  Shop Office Max and Office Depot stores for wonderful prices on supplies.  During July & August, they offer .25 deals and .01 deals.  There is a 5.00 minimum purchase and generally of three items. This week Crayola Markers are .25 limit 3 4 oz Elmer's Glue is .01 Limit 3 Office Depot Composition Notebooks are .01 Limit 3 12 pack of BIC Round grip pens .25 each Limit 3 Office Depot Heavy…

my mama advice: let kids be kids with all® free clear liquid

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreeToBe #CollectiveBias One thing I've learned as a parent is that everyone has advice for you.  So, I'm going to share my advice for you new parents.  Let them be little.  I want to be totally honest here, and tell you this hasn't always been an area of strength for me as a parent.  I've had unreasonable expectations of each of my children (and of myself,…

Blooming where you’re planted & stuff..

This photo came up on my memories this morning.  I love it. Look at my kids, acting silly.  I was smiling, because a couple months prior I made a shift.  I stopped with my expectations, and decided to let the people in my family just be.  This isn't to say, I don't get frustrated with my kids anymore.  I've just started to appreciate them more, and slowly I've let go of the expectations and guilt that was preventing me from…