How To Make Time For ‘Me-Time’

How To Make Time For 'Me-Time'

 Guest Post by Katrina My life is crazy busy. My husband works nights so I am either working or solo parenting, and working some more (ah the life of blogger and entrepreneur).  It can be very hard to find time for myself, usually there it just too much to do. Despite how busy life is, it is important to find time for yourself. I am experienced in making the most of the

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6 Tips To Prepare Your Child For Their First Visit To The Dentist

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  It is something we don't often think about but maintaining good oral health is just as important as making sure your are physically active. All parts of your body need to be working at their best to have you looking and feeling great physically, mentally and socially from childhood until your senior years.  This includes eating a well balanced diet (including whole

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Make Sure You Get The Most Out Of Life Everyday

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  Here is what life looks like with 3 kids: 5am - Woken up by the baby who wants to nurse.  Feed her and sneak in a few more precious minutes of sleep 7am - Woken  up by my 4 year old who tells me it is time to get his 2 year old brother out of the crib 8am - Make everyone breakfast, and then spend the next 30 minutes asking the kids to EAT their

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Benefits Of Bath Time For Babies Goes Beyond Getting Clean

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The saying goes: Your first child is your "fine china", your second child is "glass", and your third child.... well your third child is "tupperware"!  Now we never really treated Monkey like fine china, however I can totally see the difference between Baby #1, 2 and 3 when it comes to our bath time routine.  Monkey always enjoyed his baths, and we used the time to relax and

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How To Make Brushing Teeth Fun For A Toddler

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As a parent in the evenings after a loooong day at work or play the last thing you feel like doing is stepping onto the battlefield with your toddler. Lips clamped shut, head shaking side to side no, no, no, refusing to brush their teeth is a dreaded part of any bedtime routine.  Your feet drag up the stairs every night knowing you likely need to summon your best negotiating

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Nourishing Your Skin All Winter Long #SDMWinterSkin

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There are some things that I love about winter - taking the kids tobogganing, building snowmen in the backyard and enjoying a hot chocolate on a cold day.  However, I could live without the dry skin that plagues me all winter long.  When I was young the changing of the seasons just meant digging out snow pants and scarf.  In my teen years I would need a little extra moisturizer

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5 Reasons To Get Your Flu Shot Today and #TargetPharmacyCA Twitter Party

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I have got a flu shot every year since 2005 - I was still in graduate school at the time, but my lab and office were located in a hospital.  While I HATE needles, the though of making a patient sick by touching the same elevator button or door handle didn't seem fair.  By protecting myself, I was helping to protect them too.  Plus it didn't hurt that they were giving out

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No More “Sand Paper” Toilet Paper!!! Majesta Saves The Day {Giveaway}

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Just before my 16th birthday my family moved.  We moved from a big city out to the country about an hour away.  And when I say country I mean it, the closes "town" did not have a stop light, or even a stop sign along the main road!  There were more people in my old high school then lived in the entire catchment area for the town.  There was definitely a learning curve that came

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4 Uses of Gravol That Every Mom Needs to Know {Giveaway}

4 Uses of Gravol That Every Mom Needs to Know

Over the past 5 years I have dealt with more puke then I care to talk about.  Becoming a mother is not for the faint of stomach!  From morning sickness to motion sickness Moms deal with it all.  Overall I would consider my morning sickness mild, it was smells like diesel trucks or buses that would have me running for the nearest bush.  So as long as I was careful to avoid them

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Having Kids is Such a Pain in the Back! Dealing with Postpartum Back Pain {Giveaway}

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When you are pregnant there are lots of resources to talk to you about the changes your body will go through - books, websites, stories from friends.  But after you actually have the baby, the focus is all on how to take care of baby, feed baby, and putt baby to sleep.  What about mom?  Having kids is such a pain in the back - literally!  Yes you may not be carrying the baby

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Preparing your Body for a Healthy Pregnancy #onlyatshoppers {Giveaway}

Preparing your Body for a Healthy Pregnancy

Becoming pregnant is an exciting and special time.  It can also be a little scary and overwhelming... you are growing a human being inside you!  I know with my first pregnancy I was thrilled and nervous all at the same time.  I remember doing a lot of reading on how to take care of myself and to prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy.  Even now with being pregnant with baby #3

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Beautiful Nails with Trind – Simple French Manicure #TrindNailTips {Giveaway}

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For years I tried to hide my nails and my secret... I was a nail biter.  For as long as I can remember I bit my nails right down to the nubs to the point they were sore and sometimes would bleed.  Sure there were a few times I stopping biting like when I got married, but then I would end up right back in my bad habit.  It took until I had children, and not wanting them to pick

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