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“Are we there yet?” Tired of hearing that?  Yeah, me too.  What a cliche, but they all really do it!  My life changed when I started to bring pencil and paper activities for my daughter (now 7).  DVDs and handheld game systems are great but they don’t hold older kids’

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In 8 days, I lived my life to the fullest with Vichy Idéalia as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #LifeProofSkin Mom-life is amazing but difficult.  It’s extremely taxing on your body inside and out, mental and emotional… a real drain but so worth it!  All of us have busy

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This post of 10 tips for traveling with toddlers is sponsored by Safety 1st.  Happy Labor Day Weekend! Road-tripping with kids can be a daunting task, especially with a toddler or two in tow.  The key to a successful car trip is to be prepared for everything… especially meltdowns.  What

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airplanebeachcampingLos Angelessanitationschooltravel

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess I love living in the desert, I really do, but it can get quite dirty, especially with kids. We’re the type of family

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capri sun for kids hiking
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This week our family hiked the Palm Springs desert and stayed hydrated with Capri Sun as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CapriSunMomFactor We do a lot of hiking around the Coachella Valley in which we live, even during the summer.  We beat the heat with sunblock, breathable clothing

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Joovy Groove Ultralight review
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The Joovy Groove, a lightweight umbrella stroller, has a cult-like following.  It is the ideal stroller for scootin’ around the city and awesome for travel.  Well, move over Groove because there’s a new sibling in town –> the Joovy Groove Ultralight, which is 5 lbs lighter.  It is one of

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what to expect at a spa
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Christmas is here and soon we will be thinking about the New Year.  A popular New Year’s resolution is to travel more, with and without family.  Maybe “me time” is on your list, a rare commodity but an important one to prioritize.  When mom is happy and relaxed, everyone is

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world travel kids

One of the biggest reasons I chose to homeschool my daughter is for our love of travel and adventure.  We’re a nomadic family and believe strongly that we learn best through experiences, not just books.  This belief has led to weekly “fieldtrips” for my homeschool child, both within her co-op

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Summers around our home always seem to be full with travel. Whether it’s driving to the Oregon coast to go camping or flying across the country to visit with family, it seems that most weekends are booked with some sort of excursion.  As many of you know, trying to entertain kids

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iphone toddler protector

I suppose it was destined to be the natural progression of the iPod–to become a child’s toy.  With so many IOS devices at our fingertips (and rarely ever leaving them) our children have latched onto the iconic products as well.  My 5 year old knows her way around the iTouch

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