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Free nursery rhyme printable artwork

Free Printable Nursery Rhyme Watercolor Artwork

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Whether you’re a first-time mom or the mom of several, preparing for a new baby takes time and money. There are lots of decisions to be made and supplies to stock up on. I thought I could help make preparing for a new baby a little easier by creating these free printable nursery rhyme watercolor artwork prints.

Free nursery rhyme printable artwork

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Rsv awareness month

October is National RSV Awareness Month

This post was sponsored by AstraZeneca as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I was 20 months old when my brother Brandon was diagnosed with RSV; He developed pneumonia as a complication of RSV and was hospitalized for nearly two weeks at the Children’s Hospital that was two hours from our home. I had to stay with my grandparents, and my parents had to take off work to help care for him. Thankfully he recovered and didn’t suffer any further complications, but it was a scary time for our family. October is National RSV Awareness Month and I’m trying to help create awareness about the prevention of RSV.

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Essential oil scented beeswax candles

How to make your own essential oil scented Beeswax Candles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StimulateTheSenses #CollectiveBias

When Jeremy harvested honey from the bee hives early in the summer, we had to process the hive frames. The honey is separated from the beeswax and I use it to make all sorts of tasty treats. I didn’t want the beeswax to go to waste, so I processed it into large beeswax blocks. There are lots of things that you can use beeswax to make, two of my favorites are lotion bars and homemade candles. Today I’m sharing how to make your own essential oil scented beeswax candles.

Essential oil scented beeswax candles

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Back to school tips

Back To School Tips: How To Thrive Instead Of Just Survive

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an influencer activation for Influence Central; all opinions are entirely my own. 

The first few weeks school can be rough on students and parents; we definitely have had our share of back to school struggles. Here are a few back to school tips to help your family thrive instead of just survive.

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10 Lower Calorie Snack Options

“This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

Between leftover wedding cake and our 12 day honeymoon which was the equivalent of eating our way through the Mediterranean, I’ve been afraid to step on the scales. My pants are snug, which isn’t very comfortable. I know that I need to lose weight, but that’s much easier said than done. Now that school is back in session and Jeremy is preparing to teach his fall semester classes, I’m no longer cooking three meals a day. It’s much easier for me to watch my calorie intake when I’m not making meals which are dictated by the appetites and tastes of a 6 year old boy and a 40 year old man. I can also cut out the amount of junk food I have on hand, and make it easier for me to make healthier snack choices. Here is my list of 10 lower calorie snack options to help you make better snacking choices.

10 lower calorie snack options

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Affordable eyewear

Tips For Purchasing Affordable Eyewear For The Entire Family

This affordable eyewear post is sponsored by Zenni Optical via Influence Central, all opinions are entirely my own.

Many vision plans cover a yearly eye exam, but most won’t cover the cost of frames and lenses. If you have multiple family members who require glasses, this can be a big expense; but a necessary one. Children who don’t get necessary vision exams and glasses can experience educational delays and have trouble reading. Here are a few tips for purchasing affordable eyewear for the entire family. I’m also hosting a $50 gift card giveaway from Zenni Optical with details at the end of this post.

Affordable eyewear

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cleveland clinic children's heart program

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Heart Program

“This post was sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Children’s Heart Program as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

According to the Centers For Disease Control, roughly 40,000 babies are born in the United States each year with a congenital heart defect. Many of the those require surgery within their first year of life. As the advancements in medicine improve each year, so do the survival rates. Those patients can require long-term monitoring and medical care. The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Heart Program collaborates with the #1 Heart Program in the Nation to help provide better care to the youngest of patients.

cleveland clinic children's heart program

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