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Backyard Toys For Toddlers & Preschoolers

Next month a little dream of mine is coming true … a backyard fence! With an almost two and four year old, they don’t take kindly to being cooped up inside all day so spring and our fence is coming in the nick of time. As gardening supplies have been popping up in the stores, […]

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How to Accessorize Your Joovy Qool (VIDEO)

At the beginning of 2014, Joovy jumped into the luxury stroller world and we were there to give you all the details! We reviewed the two brand new Joovy strollers – the Qool and TooQool to show you everything that these new strollers had to offer. Now that Spring is here, Joovy has added a few […]

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How to Accessorize Your Joovy Qool (VIDEO)

At the beginning of 2014, Joovy jumped into the luxury stroller world and we were there to give you all the details! We reviewed the two brand new Joovy strollers – the Qool and TooQool to show you everything that these new strollers had to offer. Now that Spring is here, Joovy has added a few […]

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Travel Review: Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma (VIDEO)

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to check out the brand new Generations Riviera Maya Resort by Karisma. This family-friendly, gourmet-inclusive destination is conveniently located about 25 minutes from the Cancun airport in Mexico. Here is what families will find when they visit… If you prefer to read and look at photos (instead of […]

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Healthy Snack Ideas Your Kids Will Enjoy

We all love to snack, right? And that goes for children, too! Instead of handing your kids cookies, candies, and ice cream, try handing them one of these 15 healthy snacks the next time they’re feeling snacky! 1. Cheese. Cheese has lots of protein which keeps energy levels high until dinnertime. Pair it with salt […]

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How to Accessorize Your Joovy Qool (VIDEO)

At the beginning of 2014, Joovy jumped into the luxury stroller world and we were there to give you all the details! We reviewed the two brand new Joovy strollers – the Qool and TooQool to show you everything that these new strollers had to offer. Now that Spring is here, Joovy has added a few […]

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Backyard Toys For Toddlers & Preschoolers

Next month a little dream of mine is coming true … a backyard fence! With an almost two and four year old, they don’t take kindly to being cooped up inside all day so spring and our fence is coming in the nick of time. As gardening supplies have been popping up in the stores, […]

pTRU1-18145749dt

How to Accessorize Your Joovy Qool (VIDEO)

At the beginning of 2014, Joovy jumped into the luxury stroller world and we were there to give you all the details! We reviewed the two brand new Joovy strollers – the Qool and TooQool to show you everything that these new strollers had to offer. Now that Spring is here, Joovy has added a few […]

Avocado on white

Healthy Snack Ideas Your Kids Will Enjoy

We all love to snack, right? And that goes for children, too! Instead of handing your kids cookies, candies, and ice cream, try handing them one of these 15 healthy snacks the next time they’re feeling snacky! 1. Cheese. Cheese has lots of protein which keeps energy levels high until dinnertime. Pair it with salt […]

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Orange is the New Black Season 2 Preview!!

It’s finally here! The preview we have been waiting months for. While season 2 premiere of Orange is the New Black on Netflix isn’t for another 2 months, they have finally released the preview of what is to come this season! It’s no secret around here that I’m a big fan of good TV! Not reality-type-crap […]

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Get Fit (And Maybe Rich!) By Starting a Spring Walking Challenge

Are you as ready for spring as I am?  Are you tired of being inside all winter and just want to get outside?  Me too!  I like to make weather-related excuses for my lack of exercise.  It’s too cold.  It’s too wet.  It’s too windy.  It might rain. I really enjoy walking and cycling but […]

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How-to Guide: Searching for Newborn Photographers

  About the author: Mother of two, Tracy Gabbard is the Tampa Bay Area’s premier professional photographer for newborns, children and families. She has a natural light studio in Clearwater, FL and loves to create sessions for newborns, children and families that are fun and interactive. She has been featured on photography blogs such as, […]

Generations Riviera Maya

Travel Review: Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma (VIDEO)

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to check out the brand new Generations Riviera Maya Resort by Karisma. This family-friendly, gourmet-inclusive destination is conveniently located about 25 minutes from the Cancun airport in Mexico. Here is what families will find when they visit… If you prefer to read and look at photos (instead of […]

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Product Review: Regalo My Cot Portable Travel Bed

My family recently spent a fabulous weekend in San Diego. In the weeks leading up to our trip, my husband and I were seriously concerned about where our 3-year-old twin boys would sleep during our resort stay. Though the boys are no strangers to hotel rooms, we finally decided they could no longer squeeze into […]

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Preparing for Kindergarten with Brain Quest Alphabet Cards (VIDEO)

It is true, my baby is headed to kindergarten in the fall. *sniff sniff* This is a big deal and through all the tears that I’m shedding in preparation for this big day, I’m trying to get him ready. Do I want him to be ready to leave mama and go off to the big […]

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Tantrums and Dramas at the Sandbox

About the author: When asked her job title, “Zookeeper” is what immediately comes to mind to Laura El Alam, homeschooling mother of four. The daily drama of raising two toddlers and two teens keeps Laura perpetually on her toes . . . and frequently on her last nerve. In her nonexistent free time, she is […]

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10 Great Easter/Spring Outfit Ideas

Spring is here, and children’s clothing stores are brimming with outfits for Easter and other spring occasions. For inspiration, here are 10 adorable options. FOR GIRLS: Easter Baby: Get your infant ready for the Easter bunny in this pretty Ralph Lauren floral cotton sateen dress and matching bloomers in baby blue or hot pink. (Ralphlauren.com, sizes […]

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Whole30 Recipes

I just recently completed Whole30 and have decided to adapt to this way of eating as a lifestyle change. It was really challenging for me to come up with things to eat when I first started, but now I like to think of myself as somewhat as a pro. Whether you’re doing Whole30 or not, […]

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Baby #3 Wish List

Let’s talk baby #3 today! What I may “need”, what I want and what I’ve come to determine is pure poppycock in the realm of baby necessities. No, no – not expecting over here! Deep sigh of relief I’m sure from my husband who occasionally reads my posts. But, not expecting doesn’t keep me from […]

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Give a Book – Get a Book

While at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference at Disneyland this past weekend, we were lucky enough to be part of the announcement that Disney Jr. is looking to donate 1 million books to U.S. communities in need, as well as present families with free digital books from Disney Publishing Worldwide through their new program, Give […]

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How to Take a Good Driver’s License Photo (VIDEO)

Welcome to “How to” Monday! If you have been following our how-to videos for the past few months, you would know that some are serious and others are just plain fun. Sure, we want to help everyone with different tips, but sometimes, we just can’t take ourselves too seriously. We are goofy, we are silly […]

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Birthday Party Tips

My son’s birthday party is right around the corner so I’ve got all things party on my mind. While I love browsing Pinterest often, I just don’t have the time, patience, or money for most of the projects on there. I’ve been trying to rack my brain with creative (and cheap) ideas for my son’s […]

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StrollAir CosmoS Stroller Spotlight Review (VIDEO)

StrollAir has added a new addition to their full-featured line of strollers and it’s pretty cool. This lighter-weight, single stroller comes fully loaded with things like a matching diaper bag, rain cover, mosquito net, and foot muff so parents don’t have to buy everything separately. The CosmoS comes with a roomy, deep reclining, reversible seat, […]

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Easter Desserts

I have a terrible sweet tooth which gets me into a lot of trouble, but come on, holidays mean desserts! And Easter is no different. So today I’ve rounded up some delicious and creative Easter desserts for you all to make, eat, and love! Sugar Cookies From Occasional Cookies. These Easter egg sugar cookies are […]

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Mama’s Easter Basket

In a few weeks a happy little bunny, in the form of a mama and dad, will hop into your home with little surprises for the children. But what about mama … the hard worker who often plans the seamless success of holidays? She deserves a little Easter treat too, right? Look no further than […]

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7 Tips to Maximize Your Trip To The San Diego Zoo

  About the author: Allison Cuevas of Charlie Tested. Allison is the blogger behind Charlie Tested and is a former high school teacher turned stay-at-home mom of two boys. She is obsessed with baby products, classes and all things to make this mommywood journey easier. When she is not conducting pirate rescue missions with her sons, […]

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