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How to Prepare Your Child for Middle School

How to Prepare your child for Middle School

Preparing Child for Middle School 

Starting middle school can be overwhelming for kids. It is natural to be fearful of the known, and the best way to overcome is to be prepared. The best way to prepare your child for middle school is to find out as much as you can about their new school! Below I will share ways to help your child be ready for their big day at school! 

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Sanity Saving Tips for Moms During Summer Break

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tips for Summer Break

Sanity Saving Tips for Moms During Summer Break

Summer is here and that means school is out and your house is likely a lot louder than it was a few weeks ago. I love summer break, we get to loosen up on schedules and even bedtimes, we take lots of adventures together and make incredible family memories. However, summer break can also push me to the edge of a mommy meltdown on most days. Kids are fighting, there are extra meals to prep, extra cleaning to do, and everyone seems to be bored on the one day we stay in despite the thousands of toys making this house burst at the seams. Not to mention, as a work at home mom I have to schedule work time into the chaos, which would be why I am sitting here right now in a dark but blissfully silent home with my laptop and a cup of Berry Fusion Twinings of London Tea, writing. Some may think sleeping would be a better option as the night hours turn into the morning, but for me, this is caring for my soul.

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Tips for Keeping School Mornings Stress-Free!

This a sponsored post on behalf of Ocean Spray Craisins®.  As always my opinions are 100% my own.

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Tips for Keeping School Mornings Stress-Free!

Weekday mornings can be incredibly stressful as a mom.  Between getting the kids up, dressed, breakfast fed, lunches packed, and so on, it sometimes feels like a crazy rat race until they are happy at school.  This isn’t any fun for us moms, and often requires a lot of caffeine. Plus, it can stress out the kids before they head out for a day packed with learning and testing.

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5 Tips to Bring On the Fun this Spring + Oshkosh B’gosh Giveaway

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

Bring on the Fun Oshkosh

It has been a long cold winter, My friends up north were hit with snow storms back to back.  Even for us down here in Florida, it was an unusually frigid winter, that kept us inside or bundled up for most of the winter months.  However, Spring is finally here and we are very excited to be able to pack away the heavy coats and long pants, to fill our closets with bright dresses, shorts, and t-shirts!  With the sunshine, flowers blooming, and warm air also comes lots of fun outdoor opportunities, so I am sharing my 5 tips to bring the fun this spring with your family!

Bring on the Fun Oshkosh

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My Top Mommy Must Haves To Keep Our Days Going Smooth!

I have been compensated by AVEENO® and JOHNSON’S® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.

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My Top Mommy Must-Haves To Keep Our Days Going Smooth!

Being a mom is hard. Yes, it is the best job in the world, but let’s face it, it’s also the hardest. Today alone my children have fought with each other about everything and anything down to who looked at the other one first, one felt sick to his stomach, another fell off his bike and the drop of blood that fell from his knee was surely going to require a surgeon, plus my oldest came home muddy, wet, and stinky from baseball. Motherhood is rough guys! But I also got at least 1,000 sweet little kisses, lot’s of “I love you”’s, and some extra long snuggles, so at the end of it all, it was the best kind of day.

However, like any job us moms need tools on hand, an arsenal of products to help fix all the little mishaps that happen throughout the day and things to keep us going through our busy days. Luckily all my mommy must-haves are at Walmart, so I am able to stock up on them quickly and easily. Plus, they are from JOHNSON’S®, a brand I trust. My parents used JOHNSON’S® and so did my grandparents, so I like buying from a brand that has always worked.

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First and foremost, adhesive bandages! My mother once told me “you can never have too many adhesive bandages in the house when raising little men” and she was right. I have half a dozen boxes all over my house at any given time, they fix 99% of the boo-boo’s my kids get. Even when they are not truly needed, they can stop tears, when the boo-boo’s are real we also love BAND-AID® Brand First Aid HURT-FREE® Antiseptic Wash. It kills the germs.

Children’s Tylenol® is another product I always have on hand. You never know when your little one will wake up in the middle of the night with a fever, and no one wants to be running around finding a 24-hour pharmacy in the wee hours of the morning.
Adult Tylenol® is also always in my medicine cabinet because moms don’t get a lot of downtime and after a car ride full of kids on cheerleading carpool day, a headache more than likely.

My absolute favorite bath product is JOHNSON’S® Bedtime® Baby Bath, I have had a constant stockpile of this since I was pregnant with my oldest over 12 years ago! It smells amazing while getting them clean, plus it is the perfect way to help them unwind from a long and fun day. This is a must-have for our bedtime routine, and I’ve even stolen it out of their bathroom for myself on particularly long days. The lavender like smell is so calming.

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After using the bedtime wash, I use the same scent of JOHNSON’S® Baby oil gel with lavender because my kids have extra dry skin. This leaves their skin soft and smooth and the scent is amazing when they come in for late night cuddles.

Now that we live in Florida, sunblock is always in all our bags and on the kitchen counter. I like NEUTROGENA® wet skin kids because it goes on super easy and I can apply it when their skin is wet and dry.

We also keep JOHNSON’S® hand & face wipes in our bags. These soft and convenient wipes help wipe away 95% of dirt and germs, we use these all day long!
We’ve been having a lot of those really long nights lately with Anthony’s cough. So VISINE® is another item that is always stocked in my house. It gets the red out of my eyes so that no one knows I feel like a walking zombie.

Lastly, I always have a great AVEENO® body wash on hand, particularly the AVEENO® Positively Radiant® Exfoliating Body Wash. This may not help with my kids daily routine but it helps me relax for a moment and replenish myself so that I can keep mending boo-boos and receiving sweet little kisses. Us moms need to steal moments for ourselves to help rejuvenate our spirit so we can keep giving back to our families and I love how AVEENO® makes my skin feel.

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What are your mommy must-haves to keep your house running smooth?

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