The sun is shining and the warm breeze is blowing... this is the perfect time for water play! Sure, you can put the sprinklers on in your backyard... or you could visit one of these 14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois! No setup or cleanup necessary - music to a parent's ears!
CoCo Key Water Resort (Rockford, IL)
Father's Day is a special time every year that we can celebrate that wonderful father figure in our lives, whether connected by blood or love. Make the day extra special by planning a fun activity to do together. Even better- a FREE activity. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to help out by providing 12 free activities for Dad on Father's Day. Choose one or more!
When you first think of the word "date," it's easy to assume that it involves two individuals roughly around the same age who are in some type of romantic relationship, whether new or seasoned. While this may be true, "dates" can include kids, too. (preferably not in addition to the two individuals in a romantic relationship- that's what babysitters are for!) Special outings with just one child and…Continue
Priya Nembhard, one of the founders of MomsPumpHere.com--a smartphone app and community for breastfeeding & pumping mamas. We talk adventures in pumping.What's the strangest place YOU have ever pumped? When you decided to breastfeed, did you realize how challenging pumping could be?
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Don't watch this one in front of the kids!! (And if my mother-in-law is watching... please stop.)
After having kids, sex somehow slips waaay down the to-do list. We talk about The Sex post-baby or lack of it...
With special guest Celia from TheLilMamas.com and a giveaway from B. Toys!
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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 22, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments
Being a mother, though the most amazing gift in the world is not always the most glamorous! It is messy! The house needs to be cleaned, meals made, laundry done, kids chauffeur, etc. There are no red carpets, no amazing award shows, and no races requiring fancy hats! Let’s just say my son’s Boy Scout Pinewood derby is the fanciest derby I will be attending this year! Haha! So why dress up? Why wear jewelry? Why not just be comfortable? Why…Continue
I have really been in a funk lately. My mind has been a whirlwind of emotions & thoughts. Ever since my youngest, my baby, turned 4years old I have been giving myself a hard time. I feel this pressure, entirely from myself, but pressure no less, to work. Not that I don’t work now, in fact I feel like this is the hardest I have ever worked in my life! My husband and I are a bit old school. He works outside the home. I do all the household chores, all things clothes and food…Continue
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Click on the link below to see how I spent my b-day!
What I absolutely adore most about this experience is how many people said they were going to pay it forward. And the fact that when I logged onto Facebook that night a friend had said that someone paid for her coffee and she…Continue
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Now here's the party of all parties! Talk about economical, creative, interactive and downright fun ... this birthday party idea will be the hit of the neighborhood for children ages 3 - 8. The joy just won't be in designing their own cardboard car, but whatever movie you select and snack you…Continue
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When was the last time you felt rejected?
Rejection can actually take many forms:
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Going on holiday as a family is always a lovely experience. Sometimes however Mom, you can come back from the holiday more tired than when you left. This is especially true if you have young children that you had to follow around in a strange environment all day. However, with the right planning, you can get some…Continue
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When decorating a nursery room, there are so many things you need to consider such as safety (safety always comes first, you know!), comfort, space and using it wisely and of course lighting and colours.
Nowadays there are so many lighting options, different types of lamps,…Continue
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CONGRATULATIONS! Expecting a new baby envelopes a new Mama and Papa with so many emotions. Once the elation of an ever-changing life settles, the preparation begins and so does the unsettling feeling in Mama's mid-section. To help ease some of the adventure into the world of pregnancy brain, here is a list of some basic maternity wardrobe must-haves, all made in the USA.
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