Safe and natural nasal congestion relief with CLEARinse (giveaway)

It can be a nasty time of year–with all the back-to-school germs and the cold weather. Both of our kids have already been hit with colds and I know we probably aren’t done with them this season. It’s heartbreaking to see your kids sick and it’s worse when there isn’t much you can do to help.

Little ones aren’t so great at blowing their noses. When their noses get all stuffy, it’s hard for them to breathe, eat, sleep… and that means it’s hard for me to sleep, too! Many of the effective

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My Child Ate….. (Now What?!) poison control resources

I think I’m pretty lucky that in my last 4.5 years of parenting two little ones, I’ve only had to deal with a “my child ate…” moment once. Rebecca grabbed a sunscreen stick and, thinking it was chap stick, put it on her lips and then continued to put it IN her mouth. I think she barely ate any, but still, as a parent you have that NOW WHAT?! moment.

Yea, ya see “poop” on that image above? Not here (KNOCK ON SOME FREAKIN’ WOOD), but that happens. When I was little, my

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Celebrate National Sunglasses Day

~Written in partnership with The Vision Council. Any opinions are my own.

Did you know June 27th is National Sunglasses Day?! I know I love MY sunglasses—they’re stylish, I use my sunglasses like a headband on the top of my head, they make it easier to see outside, and they protect my eyes! But what about my kids? Do your kids wear sunglasses? How often? Are you aware of the importance of protecting your children’s eyes?

YES, eyes can be sunburned. YES, you can get cancer of the eye (or eyelid).

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Stay dry this summer… naturally! With Tom’s of Maine

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Well here’s something they never told you about becoming a mom…. you’re going to sweat. A LOT. And if you have TWO TODDLERS, like I do? YOU’RE GOING TO SWEAT EVEN MORE.

Not to make myself sound like a sweaty beast or something, but……………….

We get out of the house simply to save my sanity. Okay, yes, the kids need to breathe fresh air, run out some energy, and play with friends… but mama also needs

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5 tips to help kids brush their teeth!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel Kids.

Getting kids to brush their teeth can be a battle…. been there, done that! Once it turns in to a fight to get your children to brush their teeth, you’ve lost. Brushing their teeth and paying attention to oral care is now a chore and something to be avoided. It’s no fun! I’m that mom that says, “turn that frown upside down!” and even if it’s annoying, it makes them smile 😉 So here are my 5 tips to help kids

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My interview with Dr. Stork for Women’s Health Month

Last week I met with Dr. Stork (yes, from The Doctors and The Bachelor) to discuss Women’s Health Month and how oral health can affect overall health. What it basically comes down to is preventative care. So many complications can come from poor oral health, let’s just stop them before they start! Take care of those teeth!

A selfie with Dr. Stork, of course!

We met at Walgreens in Chicago for a Crest Pro-Health event. I

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Get Well Kit for Kids (and Target giveaway)

Written in partnership with Target. Any opinions are my own.

I hate when I get sick. Okay, I know no one enjoys being sick, but does a mom ever REALLY get to be sick?! I work from home with 2 toddlers at my feet. There is no “sick.” It’s even worse when my kids don’t feel well—seeing them suffer is heartbreaking.

When you get sick, no matter how old you are, you want your mom, right?! Because she knows how to comfort and take care of you… she babies you. I know I baby

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