Pre-Teen Skincare Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

Pre-Teen Skincare Doesn't Have To Be Complicated

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I see it asked a dozen different times in several mom groups I follow on Facebook, what skin care products should I get for my pre-teen? I then see another dozen different responses on what companies, which specific products worked for their child, why they didn’t like another recommendation provided, and the list goes on and on. But, let’s not make it any more complicated than we need to. Every skin type follows the basic principles when it comes to finding a routine that works best. Pre-teen skincare is no different.

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Sticking to the Basics with Toddler Fun

Sticking to the Basics with Toddler Fun

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As a mom of 4, I am so very guilty of over thinking on what activities would be “fun” for my toddlers and I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. I find myself constantly searching the internet for toddler fun and fun toddler activities in my area or pinning a million posts on my Pinterest account that I know, I probably won’t ever go back and look at. It’s a shame truly because the ideas are amazing but the motivation to round up all of the supplies necessary just isn’t there to complete such an elaborate task. Not to mention toddlers attention span lasts a lot less than the time it takes to round up and prepare for some activities but I desperately try to eliminate screen time as much as I can in our technology-filled world. That’s not to say they don’t get any screen time because they do, but I try to feed their minds in others ways as well. That is why I took a step back and reevaluated what else I could do that would be fun for toddlers and the answer is, sticking to the basics! Crayons, markers, stickers, and paper. It really is that simple.

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Finally Charcoal Toothpaste from a Well-known Brand

Colgate Essentials with Charcoal

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It feels like Colgate has been around forever. I remember using the fruity sparkle toothpaste as a child and even my children now use the same flavored toothpaste from Colgate. I have recently seen an increase in the trend of using activated charcoal to not only clean skin but also for brushing one’s teeth. I have also noticed all of the emerging brands of said charcoal toothpaste and have been hesitant about picking the best one to go with. Now, I don’t have to. Tried and true, Colgate has released their Colgate Essentials with CHARCOAL.

You know what makes this release even better? The fact that the Colgate Toothbrush included with your Colgate Essentials with Charcoal toothpaste also has charcoal in its bristles to make sure you are getting the best clean possible. There’s also no mess with using the Colgate Essentials with Charcoal. The charcoal is already in the toothpaste as well as cleverly mixed with the bristles so now puffs of black powder all over you and your clean bathroom! That’s a huge win in my book.

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Don’t Forget Santa’s Milk and Cookies This Christmas

Don't Forget Santa's Milk and Cookies This Christmas

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For as long as I can remember, leaving out milk and cookies for Santa has been the tradition my family has followed. Of course, we leave our Rudolph and his pals carrots as well because who would deliver Santa’s gifts from the North Pole without them?

I have to admit that baking homemade cookies just isn’t my thing. I have tried time and time again to bake them but they NEVER come out like the magazines. Burnt, too hard, undercooked, the wrong shape and about every other worst case scenario is the luck I have when it comes to baking cookies. Now they don’t have to. With Giorgio Cookie Company, I can order my picture perfect cookies ahead of time and avoid the hassle entirely. Santa doesn’t want burnt cookies after all.

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Prevent Holiday Burnouts with This Coffee and Cookie Subscription

Match Made Coffee

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November is almost here which means the countdown until Christmas will be beginning soon, Endless hours will be spent in checkout lines, scouring sales ads, wrapping gifts and hiding them until the big day arrives. Don’t get burnt out with exhaustion when treating yourself is as simple as subscribing to Match Made Cookie, who delivers both coffee and a perfectly matched cookie right to your door. How perfect is that? Not much of a coffee drinker? That’s okay too! Gift this subscription to the coffee lover in your life for the perfect pick me up.

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Moms: Self-Care Is Important too

Moms Self-Care Is Important too

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I am that type of mom who never takes a moment for herself. My to-do list is a mile long and I don’t know if I will ever meet the end of it. Self-care is certainly not on that list anywhere. Somedays feel like they are never going to end. Add 4 toddlers into the mix and it is a daunting task to accomplish even the simplest of things. As moms, we forget to tend to our self-care needs. You know the needs that extend beyond a quick shower, the leftovers our children didn’t eat from their lunch plate, and our for the third time reheated cup of coffee.

Another issue with being the Mom is that in every single aspect we put ourselves last. We forget about ourselves and how crucial self-care can be when it comes to those around and especially when it comes to spending money on ourselves. If you are anything at all like me, it takes 5 seconds to convince myself that it is perfectly acceptable to spend $10 on my children’s baby wash but it takes me days to convince myself that it is acceptable to spend $5 on my own body wash. I have the money. I am not lacking, I just prefer to save where ever I can which means cutting corners on the items I actually need or want. Clearance Rack? That’s me. Mega Sales Event? You’ll find me there and probably with a coupon if possible. 7th Heaven, however, makes it possible to treat yourself to a little bit of luxury while on the go AND without spending a lot of money in the process.

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PFP Fidget Sensory Play Set is A Must on Your Gift List

PFP Fidget Sensory Play Set is A Must on Your Gift List

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If you have a child that is a sensory seeker, then you know exactly what I mean when I say it is excruciatingly hard to find a gift on the holidays that will actually benefit them. I can buy my son all the toys in the toy aisle that I want, but none of them quite appeal to his sensory seeking behavior. Don’t be fooled though, Play Fun Products Fidget Sensory Play Set makes for the perfect gift for any child, sensory seeking or just looking for a toy that peaks their interest.

Play Fun Products sent us 2 of their Fidget Sensory Play Set‘s and all 4 of my kids have enjoyed the sets in their own special way.

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Cinnamon Apple Chips Are Is A Must Try Fall Recipe

Cinnamon Apples Chips Are A Must Try Fall Recipe

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It is finally the season where apple picking is in full swing. Hayrides, petting zoos, apple cider, apple picking, and pumpkin picking make for a spectacular afternoon out with the family. However, if you are anything like me, when its all said and done I am left wondering what am I supposed to do with all these apples? What recipe can I find to meet the taste buds of my family so they will demolish all of these apples before they rot?

Don’t get me wrong, my kids LOVE apples but not to the extent to match the number of apples we picked on our weekend trip to the Apple Orchard. There is only so much applesauce I can make. So I did what anyone else does, and started googling away.

The biggest problem I found was that it seemed like there was only one component I liked from recipes which left me to continue on my search. I gave my Grandmother a call and she gave me the perfect idea of what to do with the apples. I do not take full credit for this recipe as there are so many variations on the internet, cookbooks, etc. I am just sharing the recipe that I have gone by and worked best for my needs.

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It’s October, Are You Looking for A Halloween Activity?

It's October, Are You Looking for A Halloween Activity

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Halloween is quickly approaching and honestly, it is one of my favorite holidays. Something about the excitement in the air and the thrill on children’s faces when they see each other’s costumes or the Halloween decorations meticulously placed for all to see.

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Stylish Baskets for Any Home or Decor

Lorena Canals Makes Stylish Baskets for Any Home or Decor

Lorena Canals Basket Zoco Vintage Blue
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I am the worst about shoving all of my clutter into one area. Especially when it comes to dirty clothes or my children’s toys. Any corner will work, and an empty diaper box will do. It literally drives my husband CRAZY! Lorena Canals, however, has an endless amount of home goods available, and the Zoco Vintage Blue Natural basket is the perfect addition to my home.

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