Memorial Hospital: The Little Hospital That Could

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Cigna Foundation, in partnership with Samahope.  I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. There is a place in Pawtucket, RI – a magical place.  Place where dreams are made and life is created.  But not a lot of people know about it. In fact, when I say the name – people often look at me with a crooked eye and say, “what’s that?”…

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Best Buds Are Sometimes Our Furry Friends

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PedigreeGives #CollectiveBias “See Bonnie” “Where’s Bonnie?” “See Bonnie, Dada!” That’s what my 2 year old son asks me almost three times a week.  Bonnie, is my father in law’s (Grampy’s) dog. Bonnie is probably the most exciting and important thing in my son’s life as of present. My son loves dogs. Adores them.  As a matter of fact, one of his FIRST signs for…

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Top Six Sleep and Naptime Tricks For Toddlers and Babies

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #HorizonLunch #CollectiveBias I envy people who can sleep soundly. Nay, I envy people who can sleep in general.  Better yet – no, I really dislike them them.   I feel this way because Tall Dad and I haven’t had a normal night of sleep in nearly three years.   Yup.  Three long years. Why, you ask?   BECAUSE WE HAVE KIDS. That’s why.   Between…

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Best Hikes with Infants and Strollers {guest post}

Fall is one of my four favorite seasons to go hiking. Seriously! I love hiking all year round with my children in tow. It’s an easy, usually free, way for my family to have fun while enhancing our health and well-being.  It wasn’t always easy though. After I became a mother, finding the time and motivation to hit the trails was difficult. Plus, I never hiked with little ones. But I did recognize how much better my children behave, ate,…

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My Happy Moments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #KleenexCares #CollectiveBias Being pregnant can really suck.  But, it can be really beautiful too.  I’ve never felt more beautiful in my life than when I took my maternity photos. On the same level, having kids can really suck too. But then there are the days that I feel so full of life and love because of them that I cannot contain myself.  In fact,…

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Tall Mom tiny kitchen: Haunted Graveyard Cake Recipe

I’ve always loved Halloween. I’ve dressed up, every year, since I was three.  Whether it was being Big Bird, April O’Neil from Ninja Turtles, or the Evil Queen from Snow White – I’ve always been down to dress up.  Heck, one of my favorite movie’s is the oh-so-bad-but-I-don’t-care-because-it’s-awesomely-bad Hocus Pocus!  Bette Midler in that movie is my spirit animal.  Yup, you know you love it too.  Admit it. But. this year will be different.  A whole new level of excitement…

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Our Trip to King Richard’s Faire

When you have two young kids, going out is really tough, man. (Wait, who am I kidding – going out ANY amount of kids is tough.)  There’s a lot of planning involved, a lot of tension, worrying about who will take care of what, and what the kid(s) will be doing as well as getting into. In the end, it’s really tiring.  To be honest, going to the park is enough for me.  I don’t need a huge day out…

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Why I’m Not Giving Out Candy This Halloween

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wendy’s for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My family is gearing up for Halloween in many ways. The house is decorated, costumes are being finalized, and we have also picked up some treats for our Trick-or-Treaters…except this year we are not giving out candy. We are instead giving out Jr. Frosty coupons from Wendy’s® . I remember some houses giving these coupons out for the holiday when I…

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Halloween Astromech Droid Eye Makeup Tutorial

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #HallowCleanFaceOff #CollectiveBias I really like to dress up.  A lot.  Well, for special occasions.  (Otherwise I’m a favorite t-shirt and pajama bottoms kinda girl.) But, going on vacation, gala’s, or the random date night definitely requires a nice touch. But, here’s the issue – I’ve got kids. So, it’s pretty much always a favorite t-shirt and pajama bottoms kind of night.  Which is…

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10 Adorable Infant Costumes: Baby’s First Halloween Ideas

Halloween is a fun time for the whole family. Unfortunately it can be difficult to come up with ideas for infant costumes. We want everyone in the family to be included in the fun,  but need to keep our babies bundled up to stay warm for parades and trick or treating.  This collection of 10+ adorable infant costumes is bursting with cute ideas for Halloween!  Dressing up as a whole family? There are plenty of cute ideas in here for…

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