Elleda Skincare ~ Vitamin C Serum

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Over the past weeks, I have been using Vitamin C in my daily skin care routine, and I have noticed great results! My skin can always use a little more moisture and who doesn’t need some more Vitamin C? I was looking forward to trying out Elleda’s Organic Vitamin C 20% Serum Formula from Elleda Skincare, and it didn’t disappoint! The serum is a potent mix of 20% Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and nourishing Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil that work together to support healthy, beautiful skin! After only the third day I noticed my skin was tighter and more vibrant. It is not oily or greasy; it blends so evenly into your skin. [Read more…]

Playground Truths {By Guest Blogger Kate}

The other day after school, I told the boys we could stay at the playground for a little while. My three year-old, Jude, had brought his basketball and my six year-old, Daniel, had recently mastered the monkey bars and wanted to show off his new skills.

As we rounded the corner of the building and glimpsed the playground, we realized there must have been some sort of after-school program going on; the place was swarming with kids. My first thought was, “Oh man, we should probably just go home. Look at ALL of these people.” [Read more…]

The Courage to be Intentional

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This was the topic we discussed at this month’s MOPS meeting. It definitely struck a chord with me. Being intentional seems pretty simple, but I have such a hard time actually putting it into practice. As I thought more about the why behind my difficulty, I realized one big reason was that I am not very good about setting achievable goals.

I heard two wonderful and practical words of wisdom that day. The first was to set aside fifteen minutes of time each day to focus on something you intend to do. The item of focus can change, like menu planning for the week, journaling, devotions, or organizing. The goal is to do that thing uninterrupted no matter what and, to actually do it! So plan this time when your kids won’t come barging in, or on a night when none of your TV shows are on. Bottom line–you have to be committed in order to see the results. [Read more…]

DIY Coasters

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If you have been looking for a really wonderful, relatively inexpensive gift, look no further! DIY coasters are such a great, thoughtful gift that you can make in bulk for any occasion. With just a few supplies and some inspiration, you can have a set of your own and a set to give! [Read more…]

Traveling With Kids aka “A Test On Patience”

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As I prepared for our 8 day trip, the part I spent the most time planning, was the drive itself. Do I have everything I need for a peaceful, relaxing drive? Do I have the snacks, videos, treats, activity pads, wipes, more treats, more wipes, and headphones? Yes, that’s a list of my “must haves” x3! It always feels overwhelming to prepare for, but really, that’s just a portion of our 8 day vacation! Moms have their work cut out for them when it comes to planning a trip! I hear it over and over: “I need a vacation from my vacation!” So what are some things that you do to help smooth out that process? For me, it’s planning a good trip survival bag! I often include favorite toys, treats, and a few activities that they can use throughout our trip. [Read more…]

Vita Coco Kids

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Vita Coco is a leading manufacture of Coconut Water with a full line of products, including juice boxes! That’s right coconut water juice boxes! Each serving contains 100% coconut water, vitamin c, and natural flavors such as pineapple, strawberry and more. Vita Coco is NEVER made from concentrate. That means they pick, crack, and pack fresh young coconuts directly at the source. Once the coconuts are cleaned, the delicate water inside is flash pasteurized (and occasionally its’s mixed with all-natural fruit puree) then poured into a shelf-stable Tetra Pak®.

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Facing Your Mom Fears

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As I prepared for an upcoming MOPS meeting on this topic, I couldn’t help but think, am I really facing my mom fears?

I know that’s a big, general question. It can have a plethora of answers, excuses and reasonings. If I were honest with myself, on a day to day basis I would have to say no. I am not entering boldly into conversations with others. I do not always stick to my guns when giving a mom-dreaded consequence, like no t.v. time. I do not always answer my friend’s truthfully when they ask how I’m doing. Like most moms, I sometimes go to bed feeling guilty at the end of the day. I ask myself, am I doing the job I am meant to for my family? [Read more…]

Half Time ~A Mom’s Dream Team for Lunch~

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I recently had the privilege of being able to sample the hottest new lunchable on the market. Half Time by Applegate is quickly becoming a mom’s new go to for quick lunches, long car rides, and field trips everywhere! With the convenience of a ready-to-go lunch and ease of mind about what you’re actually putting into your child, it’s a clear choice! Applegate believes that kid food should be made with the highest quality of products, all natural ingredients, and be delicious. That is just what they accomplished!  Half Times’s are made with antibiotic free lunch meats, rbgh-free cheese, Annie’s Buttery Rich Crackers and snacks, and a Stonyfield Organic Yokids Squeezer. Also each box has a fun game, puzzle, or riddle on the inside. This truly is a lunch that both mom and child will gobble up!

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Mommy Bliss~ Safe, Natural, and Effective Products

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When it comes to the bedtime routine I don’t know about you, but I try to make it as smooth as possible. That last 30 minutes of the night is crucial in helping my little ones either fall asleep blissfully, or toss and turn until they just happen to pass out. I prefer the blissful version! I was so looking forward to incorporating the Mommy Bliss products into our nightly routine.

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You, too, are a Magnificent Mom!

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Dear Reader~

Please know that this blog is a way for me to continue striving towards a magnificent motherhood and to help others along the way! Some days I feel like I got this thing down, and there are just as many (if not more) days, when I couldn’t feel more far away from magnificence. If you are a mother taking care of your family, kissing boo boos, making lunches, tackling the never ending laundry pile, and everything in between, then you, too, are one magnificent mama!

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