3 Reasons to do Your Back to School Shopping in one Store.
August 25, 2016

3 Reasons to do Your Back to School Shopping in one Store.

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Dick’s Sporting Goods. All opinions are my own. I had no clue what back to school shopping would be like this year.  I have always done it myself with the kids at home.  I'd go to one store for a backpack and another for shoes, another for clothing.  But when you have two going to school, something has to change.  It's not easy running around.  The thought of doing all my back to school shopping in one place was exhilarating! So we took the kids to DICK’s Sporting Goods ®.  We made it a family event.  However, they quickly got sidetracked when they saw the balls, haha. There are three reasons why everyone should try back to school shopping in one …

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2016 MommyCon Orlando
August 25, 2016

2016 MommyCon Orlando

MommyCon, a first-of-its-kind natural parenting convention, returns to Orlando with a larger than ever event at the Caribe Royale Convention Center on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016. The conference comprises a full day of educational programming on natural and organic parenting methods plus a product showcase hall of 80 exhibitors. Keynote speakers include body positive photographer Jade Beall of the Beautiful Body Project, Jessica Martin-Weber of The Leaky Boob, Jennifer Labit, CEO of Cotton Babies, and acclaimed actress and YouTube sensation Angel Laketa Moore. Full details can be found at MommyCon.com Enter to win 2 VIP tickets (value $100 each).  There is a VIP day on the Friday 2nd September in addition to the 3rd.  Entry-Form

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5 Reasons Why I gained 9 lbs Back After Losing 30 on the Smart For Life Diet
August 24, 2016

5 Reasons Why I gained 9 lbs Back After Losing 30 on the Smart For Life Diet

It's been an awesome ride.  I absolutely love the cookies.  I reached my goal and after I did really well for a while.  I was at my goal weight for one week, then I relaxed...  I felt too skinny, if that's possible hahah, so I started indulging because I "could afford to."  Smart For Life gave me a maintenance program.  But I thought I could do tweak and infuse it with some of my old bad habbits.  I was tired of "dieting." But the thing is, is that it isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle.  I made choices.  And then I made the wrong choices.  Here are five things I did wrong while maintaining on Smart For Life. 1 - I didn't abide by the maintenance plan! …

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2 Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up On Finding That Sippy Cup
August 19, 2016

2 Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up On Finding That Sippy Cup

Just a typical Friday, getting woken up at 5am by my second son who wants to play.  I tip toe into his room and bribe him with anything to be quiet and go back to sleep in fear he will wake up his big brother, who has a full day at school. "Go back to sleep.  It's still dark outside." "Go night, night. Shhhhhh. It's still night, night." "I'll give you a Lucky Bar when you wake up." "I'll give you candy if you go back to sleep (now that's a trick because it's Juice Plus gummies!)  But he's obsessed with them..." "Do you want to play with the shooter?" THEN GO BACK TO SLEEP. Then twenty minutes later, we do the dance again.  However, this time I wake up my husband …

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McDonald's is Making Healthy Changes to Their Menu!
August 17, 2016

McDonald's is Making Healthy Changes to Their Menu!

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are mine. I am so excited about the changes on the McDonald's menu! Specifically, the chicken McNuggets.  Did I mention that they are delicious? Now, I can feel confident that my kids are eating 100% white meat and no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. They have modified the salads too, replacing iceberg lettuce with fresh romaine, and adding baby spinach and baby kale. Promo Us mamas know that our children's health is our number one concern. That's why we pay such close attention to what we feed them. Sometimes after a long day, we need a quick meal, but we also don't want to feed our children foods that contain harmful and artificial ingredients. We recently had a chance to sit down with …

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Back To School in Style with Osh Kosh B'Gosh
August 16, 2016

Back To School in Style with Osh Kosh B'Gosh

  This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Oshkosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. The summer is never over in Florida, but when it's time to go back to school my kids sense of style definitely changes.  Living in pajamas has taken a back seat and "what to wear today" becomes one of the first questions out of my son's mouth. I try to grab his clothes for the day while he's not looking, but when your almost five, this is considered complete disrespect.  As soon as he sees what I have in my hands, he falls to the floor, hands up, and dramatically says, "No! I am not wearing that today!  I want long sleeves!" I tell him it's too …

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I Took The Wrong Kid To School
August 16, 2016

I Took The Wrong Kid To School

Why do these things happen to me?  I guess because I am me and that's it. But seriously, it was a little embarrassing when I brought the wrong kid to school... All the parents were gathering with their preschoolers and there I was with my two-year-old.  He didn't have a clue.  But neither did they.  They were too concerned about their own children to judge me. My son didn't know that I received four emails about both kids.  They both had separate orientation times.  All he knew is that we were walking around a school.  His classroom was closed.  He didn't realize my mistake. But I was so excited about reliving this memory, the memory I had of my first son's first day.  They grow up too fast.  I …

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4 Reasons Why Turning Five-Years-Old is a Life Changing Event
August 12, 2016

4 Reasons Why Turning Five-Years-Old is a Life Changing Event

It has come to my attention by my four-year-old that when he turns five, things are really going to change.  Now this has been in the making for a while.  For the last few months he has been coming home from school and telling me the ages of all the kids in his class.   There was a time when I couldn't get him to say he was three-years-old...now he announces to us and everyone he comes into contact with on a daily basis, that he will be five years old soon. "I'm four and a half," he says. He really seems to think that his life is about to come to an earth shattering change and I don't want to burst his bubble, but really, nothing is …

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5 Reasons Why Impact Travel Changed My Life
August 11, 2016

5 Reasons Why Impact Travel Changed My Life

When I went on the Fathom cruise, I expected to be involved in something different; something that would change the way I viewed the world.  I have been blessed to have been able to travel quite a bit in my life, and I love traveling.  Growing up with family in Europe and modeling afforded me that. Twenty years ago, I went to the Dominican Republic.  I was working as a model in Miami Beach and got a job to be involved in a commercial that would be filmed there. It was all very glamorous, being flown there with a bunch of young models, and then driven to a luxury resort where we would stay for about five days to shoot the video.  I was twenty-five and …

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Save Money on Beauty Services with Groupon
August 9, 2016

Save Money on Beauty Services with Groupon

This is a Sponsored Post, however, all opinions are my own. Let's face it, pampering ourselves is not always our first priority as mothers.  We have kids to shuttle around, grocery shopping to do, dinner to cook, and if there is time, we might get to take a shower. So when it is time to get our nails done or brows waxed, it is exciting.  It's like earth-shattering exciting!  It's like, get in the car, turn the music up, stop at Starbucks and put on your favorite red lipstick exciting! Imagine when I get a gift certificate for a mani/pedi, or any kind of beauty treatment, I am thrilled!  I am thrilled because it is a special occasion, and not one that is particularly cheap! That's why I am always …

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