Back to School Stress Relief Tips for Parents and Children This post may contain affiliate links to products I love. Please see our full disclosure policy here. Back to school is typically an exciting time. You buy new school supplies, new outfits and get all ready to meet your new teacher and friends for the first time. But for many children returning to school in "The Age of Corona" this reality looks very different. My daughter is starting kindergarten next week and being in California, nearly all public schools are starting the year online. This set up is bound to cause stress for both parents and children as families try to navigate the complicated balance of working, ... read more
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Best Halloween Decor Deals on Amazon Right Now!
This post may contain affiliate links to products I love. Please see our full disclosure policy here. Halloween is one of the best times of the year and kicks off fall decorating season! Halloween decor does not need to be expensive to look classy and festive. As trick-or-treat day looms near, Amazon has some amazing decor sales going on! Below is a roundup of some of our favorites! Halloween Fairy Lights For $11.99 (down from $13.99) you can get 32 ft of 100 LED Halloween string lights. My kids go crazy over lights and these add a ton of warmth and Halloween sparkle both to our living room and to our front porch outside. These fairy string lights also come with a ... read more
Seven Wonderful Family Thanksgiving Traditions to Start This Year
This post may contain affiliate links to products I love. Please see our full disclosure policy here. Don’t you just love Thanksgiving? The leaves start to change color, and the air gets a bit of a chill in the evenings. The pace is good - it’s that super sweet spot between and the hecticness of September and the chaos of the Christmas season. It’s a perfect time to start to focus on gratitude and instilling some wonderful family thanksgiving traditions to capture the moment and make memories that last forever. There are lots of articles about Christmas traditions, but family thanksgiving traditions are big in our house. Kicking off the holiday season with an attitude of gratitude ... read more
How Do I Prevent Stretch Marks in Pregnancy?
The Stretch Mark Cream that Prevented Me from Getting Stretch Marks with Two Pregnancies This post may contain affiliate links to products I love. Please see our full disclosure policy here. Being that I am 5’10” and my husband is 6’3”, my babies tend to grow to the size of mini linebackers before they are ready to be born and one of the first questions on my mind as I watched my stomach grow to the size of Montana while still in the second trimester, was how do I prevent stretchmarks in pregnancy?! I am, typically tall and slender(ish), but with each pregnancy I gained well over 45 pounds! I read once that some Victoria Secret models also gain that much weight, so I’m ... read more
At What Age Can I Put Sunscreen on my Baby?
This post may contain affiliate links to products I love. Please see our full disclosure policy here. For summer babies born in the delightful months of June, July and August, parents have likely fantasize about taking their new bundle of joy to experience all the wonders of the outdoors including the park, the lake, the beach and on vacation, but a top question in parents minds is also “At What Age Can I put Sunscreen on my Baby” When first baby was born in September (a prime beach month here in Southern California), I was shocked to discover that it is not recommended to put sunscreen on baby before the age of six months! Even more shocking not one single delivery nurse or ... read more
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