Parks Project

Do you all know about the Parks Project organization?! I didn’t until recently, and I am just so excited to have been able to collaborate on a project with them and share with you all! The people behind Parks Project saw a need in the lack of care for our beautiful national parks and took action to change it. And, they are seriously making a difference. (You can read their inspiring story here)! “Each product purchased contributes directly to one of over 30 different conservancies across the USA, providing vital funding for the ongoing care of National Parks.”-www.parksproject.us/pages/about-parks-project

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How we kicked the screentime habit in under a week

Let me preface this by saying three things: one, I am not a parenting expert. I simply love to share what has worked (or not!) for my family and hope others may benefit. Secondly, I do not believe that all screen time is all bad all the time. Thirdly, there are seasons of life and I believe some of those seasons will benefit from more screen time than others. I had been having that type of season, twin toddlers, very pregnant, and doing a major home renovation project. When we were in the thick of drywalling and it came down to my kids potentially eating drywall compound or watching more PJ Masks than I would preferably want them to, let me tell you what I chose….(hint…it didn’t involve a call to the poison control hotline).

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How I’m Getting Ready for Family Holiday Photos with Smile Brilliant

GIVEAWAY CLOSED <3

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10 Fantastic Toddler Educational Toys for under $20!

As you might know if you’re following along with us, I am a HUGE fan of play based learning and love engaging and power packed educational toys. I have a few requirements for toys: I want them to be sturdy, provide a multiplicity of play/education options, have longevity of use (meaning, the toy grows and evolves with them!) and I also don’t want them to break the bank.

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5 Easy Ways to Go Green while Saving Time and Money

Happy Monday friends! As you know, I’m all about saving where I can AND making our lives easier, and I’m also passionate about taking good care of our planet. I cloth diapered the twins and will cloth diaper our new baby when he comes, and I have also learned a few easy tricks over the years that save us time and money on a daily basis. I’ve included a couple items you can get from Amazon, and a few lifestyle tips that have really helped us.

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A few seasonal toddler Amazon favorites

As you all know, I am an avid supporter of shopping and supporting small businesses and I truly do my best to buy everything I can that way, occasionally I must shop from the larger corporate side of things and when I do my go-to is Amazon. Whenever I find incredible deals on there I love to share them with you all so here is a list of my current seasonal favorite finds, starting off with a shoe party because whoa did my kiddos ever need new shoes!

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Adventures in Homeschooling-Play Learning-Play Dough, Some Outdoors and a Little Music

Hi friends! I am so very excited to share my first post on the beginning of our homeschool journey! I was homeschooled, all the way until I attended college, and I want to give the BIGGEST shoutout to my mama. She truly did an incredible job teaching my sisters and I, and I am grateful to her every day with all my heart. We were well prepared for college, socialized, (small stab there against the “all homeschoolers are not socially adjusted” stigma) and received a truly well rounded and comprehensive education. Being homeschooled was such a powerful and positive factor in shaping my life that I knew from the beginning I wanted to homeschool my children one day. And, to my heart’s delight, that day has come! Harry and Arabella will be three this November (sorry be right back I have to go sob!) and while we haven’t been having “formal” sessions we’ve been utilizing play based learning, well, since they were born! And, I want to talk a minute about play based learning and why I believe in it so firmly.

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Review of Formulate Customized Hair Care

**I received product from Formulate.Co in exchange for this review, however, all opinions are my own**

**giveaway closed**for a free customized set of haircare and how to obtain access codes to get in on the launch below!

When I was first contacted by Formulate to be part of the launch for their customized haircare line, I was so excited. It’s been difficult to find a shampoo that actually works, or continues working past the first few ‘honeymoon’ days. I was even more excited by their promise of clean, earth-friendly, cruelty-free products!

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The Best (and Easiest Ever) Gluten Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I have had several requests for this recipe when I posted pictures in my InstaStories, so here it is! The best (and simplest!) gluten-free cinnamon rolls I have had yet! (I mean, they actually taste like real cinnamon rolls). So, here it is. I also included variations for non-pumpkin and vegan at the bottom. 🙂

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Lena’s Yard-beautiful handmade baby and toddler clothing

**Please note, this is not a sponsored post! I personally found Lena’s Yard and fell so in love with her beautiful work I asked her permission to feature her shop on my blog, which to my delight, she said yes!**

Hello sweet mamas! As you know, I LOVE supporting small businesses and especially hard working mamas, and I am VERY excited to share my latest absolute favorite small shop/mama made find! Please allow me to introduce you to…Lena’s Yard! I have been searching high and low to find toddler clothing I loved, and I’ve been having a really terrible time finding clothing for my son that was comfortable, adorable, and within my budget. After looking and looking, I was beyond thrilled to find Lena’s Yard, a beautiful mama owned, handmade shop in Worcester, United Kingdom.

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