Exhausted? Me too! These 9 brilliant energy boosters help--truly, mama!

9 Smart Energy Boosters for Life in Your 40s

Thank you to Mikra for sponsoring this post so I can fill you in on their superstar product CELLF and some smart energy boosters to help you tackle your days!Anyone else feeling their age? I turn 43 later this summer, and sluggishness and fatigue are increasingly becoming constant battles. Chalk it up to running hard after kids and activities, or just my body getting older, but I am feeling it. After way too many days of dragging myself through the hours with the flimsy help of caffeine, I decided to tackle my energy levels this summer with a holistic, healthy ...

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Raising Healthy Children

So many things go into being a parent that it can be hard to keep track of it all. Of course, you want your kids to live their best lives possible, but how exactly do you do that? Firstly, you need to remember that every family is different, so you need to figure out what works for you and your children. That being said, a very important thing to remember is that you need to make sure you are raising healthy children. If you need some ways to do this, keep reading.Have your kids go for checkupsWe all ...

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5 Educational Activities for Young Children

Playtime can be a valuable activity for children in terms of their social development and problem-solving skills. However, as your child enters school, you may wish to expose them to more educational activities at home, so they can improve specific skills to help them with their learning. Here are 5 educational activities you can try at home. At-Home VolcanoesSometimes, the oldest ideas for activities remain popular for a reason. This at-home volcano experiment provides a great means of teaching your children about volcanic eruptions. Meanwhile, the activity's craftiness and messiness mean your child will surely be kept entertained. All that is required to create the ...

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Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic Book Club Discussion

Thank you to my beloved, lovely book club partner, Carrie, for bringing this month's Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic book club discussion! We love chatting books with you!If you’re anything like me, summer is for romantic comedies! They tend to be on the lighter side and, after a year of chaos, I appreciate a quick, upbeat, carefree read. I’ve recently committed to reading more authors of color as I think it is becoming increasingly important that we respect, honor, and learn more about other cultures.Lucie Yi is Not a Romantic by Lauren Ho is one of those fun rom-coms ...

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How to Grab the Complete Jolly Rancher Experience at Hersheypark This Summer, PLUS a Ticket Giveaway!

Thank you to Hersheypark for welcoming my crew as Sweetest Families ambassadors so I can fill you in on how to grab the complete Jolly Rancher experience at Hersheypark this summer...plus read on for the scoop on a FOUR TICKET giveaway!!A few days ago, we touched down in Hersheypark and had a fabulous trip! We always love visiting, and there are always more things to see and do than we can squeeze into our day. We often focus our visits to help us organize our time--like, roller coasters only or planning to spend the day in the water park. For ...

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