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Why We Love Knott’s Berry Farm

In Motherhood, Parenting, Reviews, Travel by Jen6 Comments

I received complimentary tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm in order to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. When my mom was a young girl growing up during pre-WWII days she had once visited Knott’s Berry Farm, and at the time her family didn’t have the funds to stop and taste the world-renowned fried …

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How To Really Keep Your Kids Safe On The Internet

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen10 Comments

Another week, and another internet “scare” passed around social media that was going to be the end of the world for our kids as we know it. This time it was the “Momo” challenge.  Supposedly there was a crazy ugly chicken lady on YouTube challenging children to do dangerous tasks that would get progressively worse until they bordered on committing …

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A Whole New World

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen8 Comments

I remember holding my first little baby in my arms for the first time and promising her I would do everything I could within my power to make her life as good as I possibly could. I was going to show her the world in all it shining, shimmering glory. Because there is so very much to see. If you …

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Get Ready For Flu & Cold Season

In Motherhood, Parenting, Reviews by Jen4 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., Abreva, Breathe Right, Clorox, Robitussin and Theraflu. All opinions are mine alone. #SoothesOfTheSeason #CollectiveBias Does anyone else feel like we just rang in the new year and now we are full-tilt into the Holidays, heading for another new year… and cold weather?! I know that for some of us thoughts of …

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Bring Back The Power Of Play To Your Family

In Motherhood, Parenting, Reviews by Jen9 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlayWithPlaymobil #CollectiveBias As a parent I recognize how vital play is, and not just scheduled, choreographed play, but open and spontaneous play flavored with imagination. Sometimes in our fast paced world, full of activities and technology, it is difficult to find balance for …

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I Want To See You Be Brave

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen20 Comments

Let me tell you the real-life story of a girl. A very brave girl. This girl got really sick at age 9 with something no one really understood, but because of the illness she was left with some permanent damage. At 9 she took what had happened to her and never asked for any allowances. In fact, most people would …