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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of V8 Protein for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Here in the desert, life is good. Our days are hitting around 84. The sun is shining, the air is breezy and we are taking advantage. Now is the time

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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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i promise not to suffer review in_the_know_mom

I often write for cathartic reasons.  Without this way of releasing my life details and feelings, the possibility of a self implosion is great.  I got the impression that Gail Storey writes for the same reason.  This memoir, I Promise Not To Suffer, tracks the 2,663 miles Storey and her

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backyard safari outfitters review

Summer is here and it is time to get outside.  Backyard Safari Outfitters has just what your kids need to explore the uncharted grasses and trees of the wild backyard. We just moved into a house with a yard after a very long year in a Los Angeles apartment building. 

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deuter comfort carrier III review husvar-photo

With companies like Deuter, there is zero reason to not remain active with babies in the home.  Keep your family exploring the great outdoors while safely toting a tot with the Kid Comfort Child Carriers by Deuter. With mountains all around us and plenty of popular trails, we are out

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Burley MyKick balance bike
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Burley has kept my family rolling for 6 years.  Addicted to their premium bike trailers, I was so excited to see them expand into the balance bike space.  We have tested a few of these ride along/balance/push bikes, a hazard of the job, but my search is now over.  Burley’s

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my outdoor alphabet onesies
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Not long ago I brought Mountain Mama to you, a maternity line that caters to the adventurous types, the run, jump and climb types that happen to be pregnant.  Naturally, these women will be having little babies with the same get up and go drive that takes them to new

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alite designs monarch chair

Lightweight does not begin to explain the Monarch Chair, as it only weighs 21 ounces, yet it holds up to 250 lbs.  Great to keep in the car trunk, the Monarch Chair should go everywhere with you: camping, park, concerts, hanging out at a bbq…any place you might need a

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all naturalgameskidsoutdoor gearyard games

As a family, we love to play outdoor games; taking pleasure in anything from Bocce Ball to our own invented game, made up specifically for that day. Even my almost 4 year old daughter enjoys participating, which is what brought me on the search for more outdoor games that cater

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