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    The Crunchy Mommy’s Guide To Keeping Kids Healthy On-The-Go

    This is a sponsored post from MomeezChoice. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

    Confession: This is the busiest time of the year that I’ve yet to experience with my children. Mini is preparing for her first Nutcracker performance AND robotics competition all happening the same weekend. Abc is, well, a four-year-old. And BC is an inquisitive 1-year-old who is trying to get into all the things. We’ve been experiencing late nights, full days, and lots of running around. Oh, did I mention that my husband happened to get called out of town for work giving me a week’s notice to figure out how to manage all this plus work and keeping kids healthy?

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    DIY Kid-Friendly Kindness Advent Calendar

    This is a sponsored post on behalf of Welch’s Fruit Snacks. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    I grew up Roman Catholic and the Advent Calendar was always my favorite. Thinking back to that time, I can still smell the heat from the old radiators that were in our Catholic school building built in the 19th century and the soft snow that waited to greet us during the December months. Our advent calendars were always religious and filled with little pieces of milk chocolate.

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    2018 Cole Family Photos By Katie Crenshaw

    Every year I watch as the masses post these beautiful family photos grace my screens and timelines. Mini and I used to get ours done at Portrait People but the staged, indoor photos just doesn’t fit my style of life any longer and I wanted some outdoor photos that fit our personalities better. My girl Katie Crenshaw from Typical Katie takes the most beautiful photos of her family and I’ve really encouraged to do this for more families. 

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    The TCM 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

    It really feels like the year has just started but alas, here we are at the gift-giving season! I really wanted to do like a thousand and one gift guides but I settled on one that was really family focused that have some additional categories for the different people in your lives. So let’s get started with the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!!!

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    forevery apparel: Making Giving Back Look Good

    This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

    Community service and giving back are two things that I’m passionate about. I feel like passion doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about taking care of others for the sake of taking care of others. Which is why I jumped at the opportunity to partner with forevery apparel. All of the proceeds from forevery go toward the Global Orphan Project.

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    Kid-Approved Delicious Deviled Egg Salad Recipe

    Egg salad is an old school dish. I've added a little spin on it with some super quality ingredients and some delicious seasoning so now my kids love it!

    This is a sponsored post on behalf of Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

    I have so many fond memories of egg salad sandwiches when I was a kid. I used to looooove to make sandwiches with lettuce and tomato. When I first made my own children a basic egg salad sandwich, they looked at me with utter disdain–apparently it wasn’t seasoned properly!

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    How To Recover When Your Child Lies To You

    I don’t know anyone who’s like, “OMG! I love liars!!” so when I say that I can’t stand a liar, I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir here. When most people lie to you, you have the option to cut them out of your life or forgive and keep it moving. But when your kids lie to you? Well, that recovery is not that easy. 

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    Hacks for a Healthy Halloween From a 12-Year-Old Nutrition Expert

    Hey guys, Kai here from Generation Kai with some healthy tips for this Halloween season. Although Halloween is not my favorite holiday, (I personally like Christmas the best) I do enjoy putting on a Halloween costume and going around the neighborhood with my friends. I am really into skateboarding right now so I decided to go as Bart Simpson and skate around my neighborhood collecting my goodies. My Mom’s being the doctor and holistic nutritionist that they are, make Halloween fun for us but also educational.

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