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I love vegetables, like really, really love them. When I was a kid I ate all my vegetables, even Brussels sprouts and spinach. I was weird. My kids are not weird. They do not get along with vegetables and are...
This post is sponsored by MediFast and I am talking part in their diet plan in exchange for honest reviews and updates. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  You know, the trouble with diets is that you could can’t...
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kite Hill. All thoughts and opinions are my own. By now most people have heard of almond milk and use it on a regular basis. We use it often in our house for on-the-go...
 By Guest Contributor Kate B. of Mommyhood and Mental Health.  Imagine this scenario: You log into your Instagram account. You are immediately flooded with clean, crisp, colorful images. Pinterest worthy family photos, home decor, and recipes. The ever so chic staged...
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I was always picked last or pretty close to it when it came time to picking dodge ball teams in elementary school. Generally, I was selected just before the kid who was eating his own boogers. This could have been...
This post was sponsored by Carmex®. All opinions are my own. #ad With the arrival of August many kids are saying goodbye to the lazy, hazy days of summer and getting ready to hit the books again. But before they...
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