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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Favorite Pampered Chef Products

Have you ever attended a Pampered Chef party? If not, you’re missing out! They’re simple and fun and there is no doubt in my mind that Pampered Chef has the greatest kitchen tools around! Pampered Chef parties are usually hosted in your home. A consultant comes and makes a meal with ingredients you provide and […]

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4Moms rockaRoo Spotlight Review (VIDEO)

4Moms has flipped the traditional baby swing on its head and created a new seat for baby that rocks like a rocking horse which maximizes the sensation of motion for your baby. Increasing distance from the pivot point creates more motion at the baby’s head, where it counts. With 5 speeds, a soft, easy-to-remove, washable seat […]

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What I Wish I Would Have Known About My Birth Control Options

I vividly remember my first appointment with an OBGYN. We were discussing birth control and she handed me a pamphlet with a range of options. We discussed the benefits and risks of each one and I landed on a basic birth control pill. It seemed simple enough, take one each day at the same time […]

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Building a House with Pinterest – Laundry Room Edition

Welcome to week 4 of our Building a House with Pinterest series. Last week was all about the playroom and this week we are focusing on the laundry room. I have to say that the laundry room is my least favorite room to hang out in because nothing fun is going on in there. With […]

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DIY Golden Easter Egg

This Easter morning I would love to come downstairs and find the Easter Bunny left a nice, soothing, color palate of Easter goodies in our house. I left him a note last year that, while the kids appreciated 50,000 pieces of brightly colored plastic strewn all about the house, it was a bit jarring for […]

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Maroma Adventures Speed Boat Experience in Riviera Maya

When I was in Mexico last week, one of my favorite activities was also the most terrifying experience. One of the days we headed to Maroma Beach, which is said to be one of the top 10 beaches in the world! Yes, in the world, people! And I have to say, they are right! It […]

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Easter Dinner Side Dishes

Easter is right around the corner, so today we’ve got food on the brain. Whether or not you’re making an Easter ham, these side dishes are sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. Mashed Potatoes From The Pioneer Woman. It’s not dinner without mashed potatoes as a side dish. Buttery, creamy, and […]

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