12 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Cool in a Heat Wave

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The tail end of summer often means enjoying the last few weeks with the whole family before school starts, bbq'ing or taking the kids to the beach one more time. But we often forget how hot August can get...especially recently with temperatures surpassing 90F!!! Talk about a heat wave! So what do you do when it's scorching hot outdoors and you've run out of ideas to keep the kids cool? You get a little creative with what you have lying around so the kids can beat the heat! Water Activities to Keep Kids Cool One super easy way to cool down right in the backyard is with a … [Read more...]

Staging Your House to Sell with a 15 Minute Renovation {#15MINRENO}

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We're in the process of selling our home, and if you're in the same boat I don't need to tell you how stressful it is...especially with little ones around. You clean, they make a mess. You clean up the mess, they make more of a mess. Whether it's wiping down sticky fingers from walls and appliances to mopping up spilt milk or cookie crumbs. It's a never-ending cycle that can test anyone's patience. Sure the toy clutter is one thing you'll also have to tackle constantly, but what really gets to me is finding a way to keep the house spotless given only a moment's notice before a … [Read more...]

Nuby Clik-it Flip n’ Sip with Weighted Straw Cup {Review & Giveaway}

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Do you find yourself playing the game of the "missing sippy cup" often? In our home, it seems to be part of the daily routine. Rummaging through cabinets and drawers...under beds and toy bins to find misplaced cups and lids. It's a frustrating part of the mommy life. So when I find a sippy cup that I absolutely love -- I try to make sure I always have tabs on it's whereabouts throughout the day. May sound a little crazy, but it's the best way I've found to never lose it! The Nuby Clik- it™ Flip n’ Sip w/ NEW 360 Weighted Straw Cup is one of those sippy cups! Here are a few things I … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Overcome Mom Guilt

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Moms have an uncanny knack to feel guilty about almost anything related to their children. If you are a stay at home mom, you might feel guilty that your kids don't get enough time playing with other kids. If you are a working mom, you might feel guilty that you're not there for them enough. The mom guilt needs to stop and the only thing that will overcome mom guilt is you. Since these feelings all come from inside of you, there is no one else you can blame for making you feel guilty. No matter how much you think "society" or "your family" makes you feel that you are not enough - the … [Read more...]

Top Reasons Blogger Bash Was Very Much Worth It

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I had the pleasure of attending my first Blogger Bash last week! And although it took a bit of schedule rearranging, scrambling for babysitters and train and cab-hopping -- it was definitely an event not to be missed. While I'm certainly not a newbie to the whole conference thing, this was my first real networking with the big brands experience. Throughout the two-day conference, there were various opportunities to meet with brands, play with the hottest toys coming to shelves and connect with fellow bloggers. There was plenty of food, giveaways and swag to go around. The organizers did … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Traveling with Kids

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Whether it's during the summer or anytime of the year, chances are likely that you're going to be traveling. And when you have kids in tow, this can be quite the memorable experience... in both good ways and bad. I'm here at Mommy's Bundle today to share 4 tips for traveling with kids to make traveling more enjoyable for everyone involved. Of course there's no guarantee that they (or you) are going to enjoy every single moment of this trip, but hopefully these tips will help out. 1. Take Advantage of “Sleep” Hours. When traveling with young children, you will find it very beneficial to … [Read more...]

Last-Minute 4th of July Crafts for Kids

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It's been a bit of a hectic week lately...so although I've seen tons of patriotic crafts filling my newsfeed, I wasn't able to devote much time to crafting with the little ones. And because Independence day is this weekend I figure better late than never! Last year, with limited craft supplies we made a VERY last minute red, white and blue sparkler craft. This year time got away from us again, so I scoured the web for some easy-to-make ideas that kids would still love. So for those mamas that only have a little bit of time to spare, here are the super-creative crafts we found that make … [Read more...]

3 Water Toys For Endless Fun in Pool & BathTub {Giveaway}

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We have a ton of toys lying around the bathroom. Some have been a life-saver when it comes to keeping our boys occupied as I wash their dirty fingers and toes; others have just added to the clutter. So anytime I discover a toy that I know we'll get a lot of use out of, it's like hitting a goldmine! Think: one less toy on the floor to trip over, hehe! Recently, I had the chance to review a few new products from TOMY Toys.  Toys that will add a little more fun into the normal bath time routine. And parents like me will appreciate these bath toys in particular, because they even double as pool … [Read more...]

Sun Protection & How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Kids #ChooseSkinHealth

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Now that summer is officially here, the days are getting longer and hotter than ever. While we are thrilled to spend more time outdoors running around and splashing about, the extra hours of sunlight also mean more need to protect the delicate skin of our family members, especially little ones. My boys have sensitive skin that often burns easily. As infants both suffered from mild eczema. That's why … [Read more...]

DIY Massage Shirt of Dad’s Favorites

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Father's Day is this weekend, and I've been thinking long and hard on what to create that would be perfect for dad to enjoy with the boys. After being inspired by this awesome massage shirt, I decided a similar craft would make a great Father's day gift idea, but with a personal twist: I would include all of dad's favorite things on the shirt. Dad can relieve muscle tension as cars roll up and down his back and get an awesome keepsake to remember a few of his favorite things. To start, I made sure I got the okay to use one of his white t-shirts and gathered a large sheet of drawing … [Read more...]