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Back to School Self-Care Tips for Moms

It’s that time of year again. Days spent attempting to enjoy the last bit of summer while preparing for all things back to school. In the craziness of it all, what better time to treat yourself?! As a busy mom, I have to put aside time for myself, or else I get burned out quickly. I’ve compiled a list of all of my favorite pick-me-ups when busy schedules and obligations get to be too much! Keep reading for my four self-care tips!

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Top Ways Your Family Can Prepare for a Fire with First Alert

Did you know that 43% of homeowners have an emergency escape plan and only 33% have discussed fire safety with their family?* In the event of an emergency, every second counts. That’s why it’s important to plan and practice your emergency escape route and discuss fire safety with your entire family. As Aimery is getting older, we want to teach him more about fire safety and what to do in the event that a fire would occur in our home. I initially thought the idea of it might make him scared, but he couldn’t have been more excited to learn and help Ben & I with our preparations!

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5 Things to Pack for your Next Roadtrip

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is road trip as a family. We love seeing new places and now that Aimery is getting older, we feel more comfortable driving 2+ hours a way! We recently took a road trip to visit family friends in Maryland! Luckily my friends have a pool where we were able to hangout during the heatwave last week. No matter where we go, near and far, we always make sure to pack our Road Trip essentials! Keep reading for 5 of our road trip essentials!

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Gluten Free Summer Snack

Suns out, Snacks out! Am I right? Once Aimery is out of school, our schedule gets a lot more hectic! Sometimes it’s hard to find better-for-you snacks ideas that are convenient to take on adventures of any size!  Popchips are the perfect summer time snack to bring on a trip to the pool or on your summer road trip, since they are perfect for sharing with friends and family on the go.

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3 Tips to Repair Your Credit Score

It’s not easy to open up about my history with bad credit. Going through a divorce while simultaneously juggling medical bills and student loans is no small feat and did significant damage to my credit score. I’m in a place now where we are starting to look into buying our first home, but I was terrified my credit history would hold us back. Although it can be embarrassing to be real about your struggles with bad credit, there are lots of tools and tips to help get you back on the right track! I want you to know that although improving your credit score may take time, it can be done. I can speak from personal experience, as I’m still in the process of recovering mine. Every consumer has the right to good credit and the law is on their side to help them fix mistakes.

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3 Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas you Didn’t Think Of

With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s always a struggle finding a gift for the man that has everything! My dad has been one of the most influential people in my life and has always gone above and beyond for me. Growing up, I watched him work really hard to provide for my family so that my mom could stay home with us. He is a now retired police officer and currently works full-time at our local church to positivity impact our community every day. When he isn’t working, he is playing golf, working on his jeep, helping others, and running around with Aimery. This year, I looked for more unique Father’s Day gifts besides the normal coffee mug or another T-Shirt!

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How to Train Your Dragon 3 Movie Night

With running two businesses, it can sometimes be hard to balance my work and mom life. Over the last few months, I have been trying to be more aware of how I spend my time and focus on being in the present, especially with my son. I’ve been trying to set aside undivided time with Aimery, so when we heard “How to Train Your Dragon 3” was coming out, I knew that a movie night was in order!

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5 Healthy Snack Options, Kid-Approved!

Who doesn’t love a good snack? We are always snacking in our home and also while on the go, so keeping healthy options in our kitchen is a total must. Since Aimery and I are both pretty active between working out at the gym and playing sports, I always try to incorporate more protein into our diet. Aimery definitely loves his sweets, but I do NOT love the sugar crash that comes along with it! Even with the pickiest toddler (I know all about that!) you can still find snack options that work for both you and your kids. I have found 5 healthy snack options that work for both me and my picky toddler to keep us going through the day… Keep reading for the list!

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After School Snack Idea for Busy Moms

Since Aimery started preschool this year, I am constantly running to drop off/pick up, along with all the other activities he has going on in the evenings. We are very busy during the week, so finding snacks that he can eat while at home and also on the go after school is important! Today, we were able to have an after school picnic and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

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SPRING STYLE WITH OSHKOSH

It’s FINALLY spring! It has been a long winter so I’m so excited to finally put all of our jackets and pants away and refresh our wardrobe with this spring’s styles. Can you believe that Easter will be here in a few weeks?? I’ve been looking for a comfortable yet stylish outfit for Aimery that can go from running around outside to find Easter eggs to heading to church on Easter Sunday. I am so obsessed with these super cute outfits that I found at OshKosh B'Gosh, I just had to show you!

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HOW TO PRACTICE GENTLE PARENTING WITH YOUR TODDLER

Just like most people, my life revolves around working my job, staying healthy, and raising my toddler. It has always been most important to me that Aimery is raised in a positive environment and that he’s surrounded by healthy, loving relationships. Aimery and I spend a lot of time doing breathing exercises and yoga to help deal better with stress and your average two year old temper 😉. Although I was raised with traditional discipline, I have decided to try gentle parenting with Aimery. So far, it has worked really well for our little family! Keep reading to learn more about gentle parenting your toddler!

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OUR PIXAR CARS PARTY

In celebration of Cars Day this week on February 11th, we decided to throw a Pixar Cars party for Aimery and all of his friends! You guys know that we’ll take any excuse to party, so throwing a Pixar Cars party seemed like a really fun idea! Aimery has recently become obsessed with watching Cars and totally freaked out over his new Mattel Disney Pixar Cars. I picked up his favorite cars (no other then Lightning McQueen and Mater), along with the rest of the new collection for his friends!

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