Scare-Free Halloween Savings at Family Dollar

This post is sponsored by Family Dollar but all opinions are honest and my own.

My middle child has been needing some extra attention lately. It’s been quite the transition for her with big sissy back in school and a new baby constantly in my arms, so I’ve been intentional with giving her special jobs and making sure she feels included. 

During a recent trip to Family Dollar she helped me make every decision as we stocked up on Halloween goodies.  Because the prices are so affordable I even felt comfortable giving her the liberty to make some choices on her own, and I watched as her confidence shot through the roof!

She was happy knowing she assisted me, and with Smart Coupons (Family Dollar’s saving program), I was happy knowing that the savings were adding up too! 

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4 is Magical: Lily’s Unicorn Birthday Party!

The items mentioned were gifted to me by Dane & Brookes, but all opinions expressed are my own.

Last week my fierce and feisty Lily graduated to #fournager status. I still can’t believe the cute, chunky baby I gave birth to is growing up so fast, but in spite of my denial I’m all for a great celebration!

To be honest, I wasn’t going to throw her a party this year. I LOVE parties and enjoy hosting them, but she hadn’t really expressed an interest and we knew we’d be having a full day of family fun on her actual birthday.

However, I knew the plans would have to change once I received the unicorn party pack from Dane & Brookes!

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Nursing Essentials with NursElet®!

NursElet® provided me with these nursing essentials, but all opinions are honest and my own.

As I prepared for the arrival of our dear Evie, I knew that I wanted to breastfeed. I consider myself fortunate to be able to do so with my third child, and it’s something I don’t take lightly.

Knowing that it had been a couple years, I began to refresh my knowledge and look into some must-haves for this time around. I had the pleasure of learning about this amazing company called NursElet® that designs many wonderful products with the nursing mama in mind!

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One Way I’m Encouraging My School-Aged Daughter to Be Herself

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

We moved to a new neighborhood over the summer which meant my daughter would be starting 1st grade at a new school. I always hear about how resilient children are, and while I believe that to be true in most cases I was nervous about the change for her. 

Would the school be a good fit?

How would she like her teacher?

Would she make new friends?

Would she feel confident and comfortable?

These thoughts and more ran through my mind, but the worries and concerns quickly faded. In no time she was raving about her new school, her friends and how much fun she was having while learning.

Yay!!

In the midst of the changes it’s been great for her to express herself through her back to school style. We did lots of shopping at OshKosh B’gosh this year, and couldn’t be happier with what she selected!

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Celebrating the Start of the School Year with Sparkling ICE

This post is sponsored by Sparkling ICE but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

As the end of last school year approached, I dreamt of adventures galore. No more drop-off and pick-up lines. No more battle of the wills as I went back and forth with my daughter in the mornings. It would be glorious!!

And then reality set in.

The truth is I was in my last trimester of pregnancy and utterly exhausted. We had just moved, my girls were exhibiting lots of “testing” behavior due to all the transitions, and I was constantly torn between my desire to get out with them and simply wanting to nest and rest.

All in all we made the most of it and everyone had a good time. Of course the highlight was welcoming our baby girl, and school started a couple weeks later.

Honestly, this mama rejoiced! I absolutely, positively miss my big girl when she’s in school, but her going back has helped me find more of a rhythm (definitely still working on that), and if I’m lucky I can spend a little time during the day celebrating with my new favorite kind of bubbly!

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