Writing is More Fun with BIC® Mechanical Pencils

BIC Mechanical Pencils

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but all opinions expressed here are mine. Writing is More Fun with BIC® Mechanical Pencils The difference between success and failure is determination and arming yourself with the best supplies. I believe in value and a product that delivers over and over again. I can't imagine having gotten through college without my trusty BIC® products. They made the 40 hours of writing I did a week doable. I am someone that has to copy her notes a ...

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Raising a Child With Autism

Raising a Child With Autism

Raising a Child With Autism “That’s Not Fair!” How many times is that phrase echoed per day in most homes on Planet Earth? But, what if things were NOT actually fair? What if you had a child who’s very center of gravity relied on fairness? My son has Autism. He takes everything literally, and I mean everything...lit-er-al-ly. He loves schedules, routines, time, rules, things you can count on, quantify and hang your hat on. Even the aforementioned expression would send him reeling because ...

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How to Date Your Son

How to Date Your Son

Disclaimer: I received complimentary passes to King's Dominion but all opinions in this post are mine. How to Date Your Son There is a special place in my heart for my two sons. I feel like it is my job to teach them different things than I teach my daughter. I teach them through my actions and interactions with them. I teach them through my relationship with their dad who is my husband. I want to make sure that I maintain a positive and nurturing relationship with them. I am not their ...

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It’s portable! It’s protein packed! It’s perfect for picnics! It’s peanut butter!

Jif To Go Snack Tray

Disclosure: This conversation about peanut butter  is sponsored by Jif as part of the Jif Blog Tour Campaign through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network! #JifToGo #MomItForward Peanut Butter Snack Tray It's portable! It's protein packed! It's perfect for picnics! It's peanut butter! Do your kids love to snack but rarely eat a good full meal? I know mine do. To solve the "always want a snack but never eat my lunch or dinner problem" we have created what we call "snack trays". Often for lunch at ...

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Snacking The Right Way With Yoplait Yogurt

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Snacking The Right Way With Yoplait Yogurt Over the weekend was my daughters end of the year dance recital. For those that don't have kids in dance and might not know, recitals are a big deal. It is a weekend full of costume changes, hair bows, sore feet, and lack of sleep. My daughter is 7 and a trooper. The venue was an hour away, and we had rehearsal that lasted 6 hours. (Yes really). Needless to say, about 3 hours in and the kids were starving. Lucky for them, I had some yummy Yoplait ...

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When brushing seems like a chore use our chore tokens

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Disclosure: “I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.” When brushing seems like a chore use our chore tokens Last month I shared with you about my crazy travel plans and how I know that my family's oral health was totally taken care of ...

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How to plan the perfect Mom’s day off!

Haagen Dazs movie time

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ArtisanFlavors #CollectiveBias Every mom, no matter what her background or lifestyle choice needs to find time for herself. You just have to! You need to recharge, you need to relax, you need to unwind. I have found that if I take a moment for me regularly it is easier to be present in the moment when I am working, caring for my children, or spending time with my husband. If I don't take ...

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Gentle Parenting

Gentle Parenting

Gentle Parenting It is for freedom that we were set free, and Jesus came to set us free from punishment. He loved with a sacrificial love, and was ever present in times of need. I have been invited to share a little bit about my parenting. I think it would help to first say that I wasn't always a gentle parent. It would also help to note that I can not talk about my parenting journey without talking about God. I was often harsh and unkind with my children, to put it mildly. I was ...

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Lessons Learned from Hitting

lessons learned from hitting

  Lessons Learned from Hitting I recently posted something that happened in my family on my facebook page with an inquiry on do you believe in "tough love"? The conversation was quite lively and some people do not follow my rule for interacting on my page which is to attack the issue not the person. I did contact those individuals and asked them to apologize. I believe disagreement is perfectly acceptable but name calling and personal attacks are not. That is most likely because I ...

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Real Advice Gal Life Hacks

Real Advice Gal Real Life Hacks use a cupcake liner to catch melting popscicle messes

Real life can be messy, tricky, and sometimes down right tough. So we are sharing our Real Gal Advice for making life a little less messy, a little bit easier, and a lot more fun. Check back often for our favorite tips, tricks, and life hacks. 1. Use a cupcake pan liners to catch drips from melting popsicles. 2. Use a travel size bottle of static guard, febreeze, or wrinkle releaser as fake spider spray to convince your frightened child that the spiders won't be back in the middle of the ...

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