When You Have Lost Yourself

When You Have Lost Yourself
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When you finally realize that at some point you have lost yourself. Where do you go to pick yourself back up and start again?

As I look in the mirror the tired eyes look back at me. Dark circles from being up and down all night with a three year old who refuses to sleep in her own bed. My hair loosely tied back with two days worth of dry shampoo. Slouchy clothes, from years before no where close to fitting.

You hear the bigger kids in the other room arguing over who’s watching the tv. You sigh and wash your face as you try to steel yourself for another day. Take a deep breath and do it all over again.

When you have lost yourself

You have lost yourself.

I love my kids, they are the reason I breathe every day but sometimes there are days where the arguing from them drives me up the wall, or they won’t eat dinner after I’ve worked hard to make it. Or when you are just completely touched out. And then the mom guilt kicks in and I feel horrible for feeling that way.

I have four kids ages 9 to 3. There is never a dull moment in my household. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But I have realized that I had lost myself somewhere in the midst of being a mom. That was who I had become, I was mama, there was no Kansas any longer. My identity revolved around that role.

Brooklyn Cardigan

After so long not taking care of myself I decided it was time to find me again. I started with looking for some functional clothing that helped me be comfy but also look nice and that’s when I found the beautiful Duffield Lane line of clothing. I think my favorite item is the Brooklyn Cardigan. This beautiful Cardigan is so soft and goes with any outfit to keep you warm and looking stylish.

Blaine Dress

And I think my favorite dress that they make is the stunning Blaine Dress. I love how it goes with everything. You can dress it up or pair it down. Perfect for church or a PTA meeting. This dress is flattering on any shape, even mine and it’s hard to find self-love after carrying and birthing four kids. If you are interested in finding your perfect fit or style check out their website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Lennon Dress
Phoebe dress

It’s not always easy learning to take care of yourself again. Just know that you are worth it. If you can’t take care of yourself and put your mental health first, it’s going to make it hard to put that into your home. As mom’s, we tend to feel like we have lost yourself and put everyone but yourself first. So mom to mom just let me say…

YOU MATTER!

You are WORTH it.

You are doing an amazing job momma, keep your head up!

You haven’t lost yourself!

Making Snail Mail Fun Again

Making Snail Mail Fun Again
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In a time where technology rules the world, the time for mail is slowly falling out of style. When you can get something at the push of a button the term snail mail is true when you have to wait. Now with Sunny The mail snail, you can bring joy to your child’s face when they get their very own Snail Mail package!

Letter from Sunny

Snail Mail bringing smiles to your face!

Snail Mail

As a small child, I remember I used to feel like a million bucks when I would get something in the mail. The excitement of opening it up and seeing just what I had gotten! Which now isn’t so fun when most of its all bills. Keep an eye on your mailbox because now Sunny the Mail Snail, is making snail mail fun again for the whole entire family.

Tell me more about Sunny you say? Sunny will send your family weekly letters about his adventures around the world. Along with these letters are little mementos, trinkets, stickers and lots of fun. When we opened our box for the first time we were greeted with our very own stuffed Sunny plushie. Next, we found so many fun items; a fun and colorful map of the world with lots of fun animal pictures. There was also feathers from Sunny’s best friend “Bluebird” who gives him rides all over the world.

Sunnys Adventures

Our box also included Sunny’s passport with plenty of room for your kids to document all of Sunny’s travels. We have received a letter weekly from Sunny telling us all about his travels. He always includes some many fun items inside his letters. From pictures of animals to fun stickers all the kids love to document his progress around the world. It’s so much fun to see their smiles when we open the mailbox and find a letter from our little friend. To get your very own subscription to Sunny’s travels be sure to check out his website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Sunny

I think right now while the world seems to be on lockdown Sunny the Mail Snail is the perfect addition to your family. It gives your children a sense of adventure, and a chance to see the world when we are all feeling a little cooped up right now. It also is a great way to encourage reading and the love of animals.

Where would you live to see Sunny Visit?

Keeping Your Little One’s Busy In Quarantine

Keeping Your Little One's Busy In Quarantine
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I don’t think I ever expected for the situation with the pandemic to ever exist, (of course I guess one never does.) Now comes the question, with four little children under the age of eight, how are you keeping your little one’s busy in quarantine? Keep reading to find out so fun ways we are staying busy and keeping safe while staying at home.

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Toddler Fashion Built For Fun

Toddler Fashion Built For Fun
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As the mom of four children that are eight and under, I’m always looking for the fashion that covers all our needs. We are always looking for toddler fashion built for fun. Keep reading to find out about this adorable company that I’ve found to fill all my kid’s needs.

I have finally found a company that meets all the needs I have when looking for clothing for my kids. Doodle Pants are here to take the fashion world by storm in regards to children’s clothing. From space theme to under the sea there is seriously something for everyone to choose!

Toddler Fashion Built For Fun.

Doodle Pant Fashion
Sea Turtle Leggings

When buying clothing for the little ones I look for things such as durability and how much range of motion they are able to achieve. You know as well as I do if something isn’t comfy and is movement restricting they are going to hate it. With Doodle Pants Clothing I don’t have to worry about that. These clothes are tailored to move and stretch with your active little one. My two year old loves running and playing outside. She climbs and hops all over with ease in her Sea Turtle Cotton Leggings. Doodle Pants are the perfect toddler fashion built for fun!

Sea Turtle 3D Hoodie

To match her leggings she has the adorable Sea Turtle 3D Hoodie. This is the perfect sweatshirt for little kids. I love that it has a zippable ” Turtle shell” on the back which is great for sticking her binky or small treasures in so she doesn’t lose them. It would even fit a diaper and wipes if you didn’t feel like carrying a diaper bag! If your anything like me fewer items to carry are a godsend.

When these two pieces are put together they make the perfect outfit. I love the fact that so much of their stuff is gender-neutral. Now your little one can be anything that they want to be and look amazing doing it. Which is exactly what kids need, to be able to be free and express them-selfs whenever they want. Sometimes I feel like that creativity gets taken away when I hear someone say that little girls can’t like dinosaurs or little boys can’t like rainbows. These adorable clothes let your little ones be innocent for just a little longer.

Doodle Pants

So what do you think? Do you think Doodle Pants are the perfect toddler fashion build for fun? Are you interested in getting some rocking 3D fashion for your little one? Be sure to check out their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information.

What’s your favorite Doodle Pant style?

Healthy Snacks For Your Picky Eater

Healthy Snacks For Your Picky Eater
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I knew it was going to happen, with four kids, that there would be a picky eater. My youngest is two and every day is a battle with her. So I’m constantly on the lookout for something she will love. I have finally found some healthy snacks for your picky eater to love and I can’t wait to share them with you.

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Great Fashion Gifts For The Holiday Season

Great Fashion Gifts For The Holiday Season
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My goodness, how are we so close to the Christmas season already! I feel like I just blinked and it was summer. With the time for giving so close, I’ve found a couple of great shops to share. These are great fashion gifts for the holiday season, and I hope you love them too. So let’s get started!

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Getting A Good Nights Sleep

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Let’s be honest, raise your hand if you get that recommended eight to ten hours of sleep that doctors say you need daily? That’s what I thought. I am the mom of four kids ages almost eight to two. I’m pretty sure I haven’t slept a solid eight hours in at least that many years. So how do we go about getting a good nights sleep? What do we do when it’s not just yourself but your child who suffers from sleeplessness? Find out how our family is trying to combat and conquer a lack of sleep.

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Winter Reading For Your Little Ones

Winter Reading For Your Little Ones
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For your little ones, Winter is such a magical time of year. There is so much excitement packed into one season you can’t help but smile with them. I’ve come up with some great choices for some wonder Winter reading for your little ones. Read ahead to see my top choices.

I have four children myself. Their ages range from almost eight to two. I constantly am on the lookout for books that will pique their interest. Speaking of children I’m also the lead teacher at a local daycare for the one to two-year-olds, so I keep my eyes out for books that will work for my classroom too. When I found Clever Publishing I knew I’d found the perfect company to fit all my needs. Founded in 2010 their mission is ” to create a wonderful world of books and ideas for children and their parents. ”

Clever Publishing

Infant and Toddler Books

Board books are a great option for Winter reading for your little ones. These sturdy books are easy to grasp and turn the pages for tiny fingers. Arthur’s Holiday Adventure is a favorite here. My youngest loves that its shaped just like her new friend Arthur. You can join him on his adventure, just in time for Christmas. This is the perfect stocking stuffer!

Preschool and Early Learning.

Perfect for getting those tiny minds in gear, the Look and Find: The Holiday Season, is so much fun! With a whopping 989 items to find this book is sure to keep your little ones entertained for a while. Another favorite in our house is the super fun Happy Holidays, Pirates: Lift-the-flaps. With many giggles from my son as he helps Santa deliver to none other than those swashbuckling pirates! This book is a great way to make sure your keeping them engaged as they search beneath the flaps.

Look and Find

School-age

For those bigger kids, I have just the books that they are sure to love. Now with the Warm and Busy Activity Pads. With 40 activities in each pad, your child will have hours of fun no matter if it is the Wintertime or Holidays activity pad, it’s sure to be a favorite.

Winter reading for your little ones is so important. No matter from infant to big kid, Clever Publishing has so many amazing options for your child. It’s never to early to build the love of literacy. Which of these amazing books do you think will be a hit in your house? Be sure to check out their other amazing books and products that offer on Amazon.

Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Are you ready for the holidays? We’re proud to share our Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

As a team, we worked hard to find the best gifts or gift ideas! We are very excited to share this year’s gift guide!  This post is a collaboration between a few of our writers! Looking back, I feel like the holidays are quickly approaching! I’ve been waiting to make a few big purchases for my new home and we are only weeks from the big shopping days!

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Keep Your Family Healthier This Winter

Keep-Your-Family-Healthier-This-Winter
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As a mom of four, I feel like someone is always battling some sort of cold. With the two oldest in school, and then the two youngest in preschool our house is constantly a petri dish of germs. Add into the mix that I work at a daycare teaching the one and two-year-olds, this mommy is constantly on the search for ways to keep our family healthier.

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