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#LIGHTtheWORLD Day 3: Jesus Helped Others to See and So Can You

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I am so excited about the Christmas 2016 #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign. I joined and will be given 25 ways/ideas over the course of the next 25 days to try to be more like Jesus Christ.  Each day there is a challenge to do something that Christ did in his life: feed the hungry, visit the sick, honor parents, etc. It

25 Christ-Centered Christmas Activities

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I love Christmas! It is such an amazing time of year. I mainly love it because of the fun traditions, the spirit of remembering and celebrating Jesus Christ, and the time I get to spend with loved ones. Almost all of my favorite Christmas memories and traditions have to do with celebrating Christ. Here are

A Must-Have Item for Parents of Babies. Our Story & Review of the Owlet Baby Monitor

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My cousin, Kerby, and his wife, Aubree, have been so kind to share their personal experience using the innovative Owlet Baby Monitor with you. Welcome Aubree… Hi! Thanks for having me. First, I’ll describe what the Owlet Baby Monitor is/does and then I’ll share our story which can be found in the ‘Our Story’ section

How You Can Enrich the Lives of Refugee Children in Greece

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There are over 60 million refugees worldwide. Half are children! Those of us who can help should seek to make a difference in these kids’ lives whose circumstances are very traumatic and bleak. My younger sister, Mandi is a composer who lives in LA. She and a friend, Tiffany Hilliard went to Greece (paying their own

Free Financial Boot Camp for New Parents

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Babies are the sweetest things, yet they are expensive! The average baby costs over $15,000.00 in their first year. Diapers, clothing, formula (if you formula feed), gear, food, supplies, etc. all add up. When I was at about 6 months pregnant with my first, I had to go from full-time to part-time work due to health

My Back-to-School ‘Must-Have’ Item

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As a stay-at-home mom who also works from home, I need to have reliable internet with fast speeds. My children also appreciate good internet for their TV/streaming time.  As a result, it really is a good possibility that all of us will often be connected to the internet at once. Thus, we really need a

Back-to-School Lunches, Gifts, and Transitioning Tips

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Going back to school is such a fun time of year for most children. I remember that while growing up I looked forward to going back to school with great excitement. A few of the events I enjoyed were: getting to know new teachers, having more opportunities available to me, buying new clothes, and switching to a more

Types of Books That One to Two Year-Olds Love

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  I’ve noticed that certain types of books are preferred more than others at different age ranges. Below you will find the types of books both of my children absolutely love to read or have loved to read between the ages of 12-24 months. Pop up books. Books that have images pop up off of the page

Day at the Park Packing List

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® hand wipes. The opinions and text are all mine. Hidden Valley Park is our favorite park to go to relax, play, and enjoy a great afternoon. My kids and I love it. We try to visit once if not twice a week.

Packing Tips for Kids

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When I go out of town without my kids I like to pack their bags efficiently. This is so that those watching them know exactly what is what and where things are without having to dig. I’ve found packing in the following way really helps those who are watching my kids to have a stress-free experience. Further,

Garage Sale Haul 3

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My daughter just hit a growth spurt and grew out of her 18 month clothes. I was looking online for garage sales that were selling girl clothes and came across this one. When I arrived, I found that they were selling high-quality girl clothes for .25-.50 cents each!!! This is one of the BEST deals

9 Tried and True Makeup Techniques + My Own Makeup Routine

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When I was in jr. high, I made two very-best-friends: Lisa and Natalie. We loved spending time together. We had many similar interests but enough diversity that added a lot of spontaneity and fun. One thing we all had in common was an interest in makeup. Natalie was the only girl in her family. Lisa had

5 Fun Playdates for Moms of Little Kids

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I have a lot of friends with children who are around the same ages (18 months and 3). We love to get together for playdates and chat (or at least try to chat) while letting the children have fun. The following are a some of my favorite places to meet for playdates: 1- Go to the Park. Kids

How to Create a Streamlined Nighttime Routine

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EveryoneSleeps #CollectiveBias Our nighttime routine is pretty simple and streamlined. I understand the evening is not always when my kids and I have a ton of energy, so I try to make going to bed a positive and fun experience. Here’s

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