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September 12, 2017

Indoor Birthday Party Ideas

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine.

It was raining. The kind of rain that sounds like a herd of elephants is moving quickly across your roof. The rain doesn’t bother me. It would have if the party I had planned for today were outside but after being rained out last year. I decided that I need to have indoor birthday party ideas. I went to work right away creating a list of things that I could do the following year because having kids that were set to play sports outside descend upon your house was something I wasn’t going to do again. I am still not sure how cake ended up on the fan but as they say, “kids will be kids.” This year the kids will be busy, and I will not need a day of rest after the party to recover. In case you were wondering I didn’t know about the cake until we turned on the fan.

Now you understand why having a plan to host a party indoors is better than doing it because you have to. It is, in fact, easier to plan an indoor party. You can use the space you have without worrying that a party guest will end up at your neighbors.

Have a successful party that you won't have to worry if it will rain by planning an indoor party. Check out these indoor birthday party ideas.

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August 10, 2017

Easy Way To Support Your Child’s School

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Costco but all opinions expressed here are mine.

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The alarm goes off. Beep, beep, beep, beep, doesn’t the person near the alarm hear it turn it off? You are downstairs making breakfast. You are also packing lunch at the same time because you decided to take a sneak peek at what they packed and decided it looked more like a snack for a movie than a lunch option. You go to your pantry, and there sits your haul from Costco. Who doesn’t love Costco? You find everything you need there at a price that can’t be beaten. You are also proud of yourself for the value you have gotten from your tightly stretched dollars. You even figured out a way to make those dollars go further.

You are the mastermind of paying it forward on a limited budget.Continue reading

August 3, 2017

How To Get Your Kids To Eat Lunch

I am a Fruit Shoot mom this is a post written by me on their behalf because my children drink them so often I sought employment with the company. I am disclosing my relationship with the brand if you knew me in real life you would know we are in a relationship with them because we are always drinking them.

Do you often wonder what food to pack on your kids lunch boxes just to make sure they will eat them? Read my tips and secret on how to get your kids to eat lunch.

I just found a backpack with a lunch box inside. I couldn’t help but find it. The smell preceded its location. It was a lunch that must be a week old. I am fairly certain I could sell it. Don’t they use mold in medicines these days?

This isn’t the first time I have come to a lunch that wasn’t eaten. In fact, it happens all the time. I am sure you have also encountered the lunch that lives on long after its life expectancy. I know you understand what it feels like to get a whiff of that bag, and then you contemplate if it would be best just to toss it. You decide instead to throw it in the dishwasher. Then you smell it again, and in desperation you let it go to lunch box heaven. I know how to avoid this!

I found the secret to ending lunches that kids do not eat.Continue reading

May 23, 2017

How to Help Military Members as They Transition to Civilians

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Walmart and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

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How to Help Military Members as They Transition to Civilians

The night was quiet and seemingly ordinary. The moon was on full display as it reflected on my window. I was awake reading with my tiny lamp beside my bed. My husband was asleep next to me. I was at peace.

I began to remember nights that weren’t like this.

I thought about the nights when I slept alone. I read all night long because I was worried about where my husband was, and I was concerned about what he was doing. I wasn’t even sure exactly where in the world he was.Continue reading

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