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Fall Family Portraits at Portrait Innovations + Package Giveaway

I partnered with Portrait Innovations for this post and received a session and portraits at no cost.

Do you remember getting all dressed up with the family and heading to the portrait studio as a kid for family photos? Sometimes it seems like with all the “instant” photos these days, the posed family photos that line the mantle take a backseat. Not in our house. Each year we take studio photos of each of the kids for their birthdays and this year, we joined them in the photo. Read more

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Princess Party Crown Craft with Oriental Trading Company

I partnered with Oriental Trading Company for this post and received samples at no cost. This post contains affiliate links.

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FIVE. That is how old my little Bear is now. With each passing year, I scratch my head, asking myself, where did time go? My sweet little baby is now a kindergartner who loves dance, dolls and princesses. When I asked her why type of birthday party she’d like this year, she said Frozen, but we already checked off that box last year when Elsa came to visit, so for number 5, I asked myself how we could top that. Yep – ALL Disney Princesses.

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Fun Baby Gift Idea + Thirty-One Gifts Giveaway

I received samples from Thirty-One Gifts to facilitate this post.

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Finding a fun and unique gift for your friend or family member’s new baby can be challenging, especially if they don’t have a gift registry. Of course there are always the tried-and-true items like diapers, pacifiers, layette outfits, or bibs, but thinking outside the diaper box can really make your gift memorable.
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10 Questions to Ask Your Kids Before the First Day of Preschool or Kindergarten

This post about back to school fashion and this school year’s #KidGoals is sponsored by Gymboree.

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Heading back to school is a big deal when you’re 5 years old. Bear is counting down the days to when she gets to see her friends again (you know, the most important part of school to a kindergartener).

But this back to school season is different this time around. Little Man is heading to school with her, starting preschool next month [big, huge crocodile mom tears].

Before the school years starts, I sat down with both of them to see what their goals are for this school year. Their answers, in true form, cracked me up. Read more

In Tips

How to Get a Free Breast Pump Through Insurance with Aeroflow

The following post about breastfeeding and breast pumps is sponsored and written by the folks at Aeroflow. This topic is near to my heart as a struggling breastfeeding first-time mom and exclusive pumper after my son’s nursing strike. I also used Aeroflow to obtain a free breast pump through my insurance in 2014 (so I can confirm that this is legit!). This post contains affiliate links.

Motif Breastpump Working Mom

According to the CDC, breastfeeding rates have steadily increased over the last few years, and it’s no surprise why since there are many health benefits for mom and baby. But while there are high breastfeeding initiation rates, the breastfeeding rates drop among infants at 3 and 6 months. Read more