Guest Post: Eco Friendly and Pocket Friendly Car Tips

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Eco Friendly and Pocket Friendly Car Tips The majority of times, we simply jump into our cars and don’t think much about how our driving affects the environment. We simply just want to get from A to B as quickly and safely as possible. What many people don’t know, is that if we make small […]

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Here is Today and Today is Sad

  I have had a hard time blogging with my normal joy and appreciation for the beauty and wonder in life as of late. You might have seen the wonderful giveaway for a canvas I have going on. It arrived just a few days before some very hard news found it’s way to my family. […]

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Could you use $200 PayPal Cash? #Giveaway

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Welcome to the $200 PayPal Cash Giveaway, Sponsored by BestMark! One of the fun things I get to do as a blogger is bring readers great giveaways! I have to admit, it can be work making people get to see them so thank you for taking a minute to read and enter this one, you […]

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5 Reasons Why Family Vacations Are So Fun


  There are families that don’t dread family vacations and are eager to get going each summer. Do these families have a hidden secret? Most parents dread the thought of so many hours in a vehicle with kids but there are reasons why families continue to vacation this way. 1. The Chance to Bond with […]

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For the love of Editors!


  I dedicate this post to Bobbie, a blogging mentor, and all my other blogging friends and readers who want to strangle me for my writing errors. I am so thankful to have people who understand that is not simply laziness on my part that cause them. I do have learning disabilities in part due to vaccine […]

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Beautiful 16 X 20 Collage Canvas Review & Giveaway!


If you’re looking for a beautiful canvas, this may be the company for you! It is creative, high quality, special, and makes a statement. tries to make it easy to put the memories together and then up on a wall. Wonderful projects for home, the office, and gifting too. For me, when picked to […]

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Guest Post: How to Create a Family Safety Plan

GUEST POST When you have children, safety rules and planning is one of the most important things that you will ever teach your child. Children should know how to be safe around dangerous areas of the home and what to do in the case of an emergency. With the right planning, you can ensure that […]

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The camera kit to adore GIVEAWAY!

Would you like to win this great camera kit? I know many would and so I was really excited to be able to join up with other bloggers to offer it. I think as a mother I am hyper aware of how quickly children grow and how age and illness may rob me of my […]

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The Secular Comfort of Nature


These past few days have been heart breaking for me, some terrible news that is not mine to share right now has shaken me to the core. I find myself helpless to fix something that seems to be beyond anyone ability to fix and yet I feel like some how I should be able to. […]

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3 Summer Activities You Haven’t Tried Before

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Guest Blogger Post Summer is the most enjoyable season of the year for families. The kids are out of school, and you are all together more than any other part of the year. The danger of the season is that it can pass you by in an instant if you are not careful. You need […]

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Crunchy Mommies for Healthy Babies: Five Steps to Healthier Living

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  1. Practice Healthy Breastfeeding   Virtually everyone agrees that breastfeeding is healthier for babies than formula, even if formula needs to be used on occasion for the purposes of convenience. However, not everyone pays attention to how the breastfeeding is done. While mommy is still breastfeeding it’s important that she continues to pay as […]

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The Zen of Attachment Parenting Older Children


 You need Zen, lets talk! Attachment parenting can seem focused on babies, co-sleeping, baby wearing and attending every need. While the best start is certainly an area to focus on, what about the mothers with a tantruming preschooler, defiant child, and siblings who seem hell bent on making one another miserable? It can be hard […]

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Giveaway – My Wonderful Walls – $150 to add some wonderful to a child’s room!

You may recall that last summer my family did a child’s room makeover and the walls were all done by My Wonderful Walls! Now they are having a giveaway that I didn’t want any of you to miss! Wish spring cleaning often comes the desire to change things up a bit and this is a […]

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GreenChoice is the Right Choice

GUEST POST When it comes to carpet cleaning in the city, there are a lot of businesses to choose from. That makes it all the more important to do your homework to make sure you are picking the right company for the job. In any sector of life, it is important to find the best […]

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If you have a closed mind, why call me?


I sadly feel like I know a few people who keep me in their lives to talk at me and not with me. I find it hard when they say things as if they are facts without anything to back those facts up and when I take the time, do the research and have an […]

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$100 Giveaway – Ends April 25th

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Welcome to the Comment Starter Giveaway! Organized by: Baby Costcutters and Mom to Bed by 8 This giveaway is special!!! There are no pages to “like” or “follow”. As bloggers we like to have conversations with our readers….this is just a way to get the conversation started. Bloggers love comments, feedback, and hearing what readers […]

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Wednesday Words – Discarded Repose


  While my country is bust recovering from the shock of the Boston Marathon Bombing, I find comfort in my children’s never ending exploration of life. This little stuffed animal, a kitty belongs lovingly to my 5 year old daughter who left it on the stairs. I went to pick her up remembering that the little thing […]

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How to Slow the Side Effects of Aging Down

GUEST POST The aging process will happen to us all. However, there are steps you can take throughout your life to help delay this process and help prevent the onset of many age related diseases. By taking care of your nutrition and your body, you can look forward to enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle […]

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Can we please hold off on the conspiracy theories?


Within a hand full of hours after the Boston Bombing I saw my social network flooded with conspiracy theories. I am not talking about the normal wondering most of us do, the side comments on posts, I am talking about the full on horrible head lines with photos and red circles and fear mongering. It […]

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48 Hours in the Big Apple – What to see, do and experience in NYC!

Frank Sinatra, in his ode to “New York”, famously stated that New York is the greatest city in the world, and he wasn’t wrong. The city is a melting pot of culture, history, and art, and its also full of hundreds of sights and attractions that are sure to thrill and excite. When you’re in New York, […]

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The Bombing in Boston

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Another Day, Another Bombing. This afternoon a post on my facebook wall went by, it reported a blast had been heard in Boston a few hours after the first runner finished the marathon. I thought to myself, I hope no one is hurt, and darkly, I hope it is domestic and not foreign. Maybe I […]

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doTERRA for Headaches Because I am a Mom


Like most Crunchy parents and parents who follow attachment parenting I find that I reach for natural remedies before others. The biggest reason for this these days is simply my experience. Years and years of research and seeking out the best for my babies. Few doctors are trained or education on anything natural, they are […]

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Giveaway for Expecting Moms Ends May 1st is happy to join in with Adventures of My Family of 8 and Blog with Mom in this Advertise with Bloggers Event! Pregnant Mama’s Mother’s Day Gift Package Are you an expecting Mama? Do you know someone who is? Well, let’s not forget these exceptional ladies who are creating life within them, this Mother’s […]

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Six Ways YOU Can Help Your Kids Excel at School

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GUEST POST  Your children’s teachers might be responsible for molding their young minds during school hours, but they’re not the only adults that can influence their educational outcomes. We look at six easy ways you can help your children excel academically. Create a Study Space Image Via Flickr by Randen Pedersen Children study more effectively when they […]

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Homeschooling: What if your child hates Math, or Reading, or Writing?


A fellow homeschooler and friend I really look up to mentioned that her child hates math, that it is often a battle. This is not something rare in the parenting world, many of us have a child that dislikes one thing or another and we find it exasperating to try and pin them down to get them […]

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5 Foods To Maximize Your Child’s Brain Development

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Guest Post   Childhood is a critical time for brain development, so it’s important that your kids are eating the right foods. Include the following five foods in your child’s diet so that she or he can reach optimal brain health and have the best chance to become the next Einstein.   Apples   An […]

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Is Babymooning before or after the baby comes?

When do you babymoon? I think it is after one has a baby but many seem to disagree. Most people believe that babymooning is what a couple does before a baby arrives, they go off some place together to spend some special time alone before they just are not alone anymore. This is reasonable and […]

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Comment Giveaway! Ends April 18th

Mom to Bed by 8 welcomes you to the 7 Day Flash $100 Giveaway! Organized by by: Mom to Bed by 8 and Baby Costcutters One lucky reader will receive their choice of $100 via paypal or Amazon E-Code! Giveaway ends April 18th at 11:59pm, open to worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the […]

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How to Choose the Best Babymoon Destination for Your Couple Style


A babymoon is a trip you take with your spouse or partner while you’re pregnant. It’s considered the last big adventure you have before you become parents, your last chance to kick up your heels. It’s not so different from a regular vacation, except there’s a more exciting element involved and there are important things […]

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Giveaway: R.E.A.L Science Odyssey Curriculum


  Giveaway: R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Thank you for joining these great bloggers in exploring this great curriculum. If your a homeschool family this is definitely a curriculum to try. If your a hands on parent looking for a great way to spend some time with your child this summer, this can help! This science curriculum is for […]

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