Pack the Perfect Swim Bag for Kids (It’s a Cool Gift Idea, Too!)

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine. My kids love to swim at the community pool in the summer. It's got a lazy river that goes all the way around it. They probably swim at least a hundred miles in that lazy river over the course of the summer. Swimming is a great way for them to get exercise and have fun while they are at it. Any mom who has taken kids to the pool … [Read more...]

Get Active and Have Fun with Your Family! Printable Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Printable

My family loves the outdoors, especially in the summer. There are so many things to do and places to explore. It’s easy for my kids to get sucked into spending hours playing video games or watching TV. That’s why I like to plan at least one activity per day that gets us all moving together. I love it when my kids end up begging to stay outside playing - even after the sun goes down. It is important to encourage our children's healthy habits like … [Read more...]

You Know You’re a Mom When… (Parenting Humor)

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This post is sponsored by Similac. I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own. I lived more than two decades of my life without children. There are tons of pictures of me going places and doing things - with no sight of kids around. But thanks to Momnesia, that life seems like it belongs to someone else. Momnesia is not a bad thing. It is sort of like amnesia - it makes you forget that once upon a time, you only had one … [Read more...]

Water Safety Tips: Puddle Jumper Life Jackets for Kids

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This post brought to you by Stearns Puddle Jumpers®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Mom Always Finds Out. One of the things my family loves the most about summer is spending more time by the water. Whether we are at the pool, the beach, or the lake, I am still very anxious about my kids being around open water. All four of them are still learning how to swim. My youngest is 3 years old, and I have the most peace of mind … [Read more...]

30 (More) Fun Activities for Kids in Springtime #EarlyMemories

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A couple of years ago, I posted about simple and fun activities for kids in Springtime. My list included 30 outdoor activities my children and I enjoy doing together. Now that my boys are a little older, I thought it was time to update the list with 30 more ideas to keep kids busy during Spring. We spend a lot more time outside once the weather turns warmer. It is important to me to encourage my kids to live a healthy, active lifestyle. I love … [Read more...]

How We Can Help End Child Hunger in the US #FightHungerTogether

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There are nearly 16 million children in America at risk of going hungry. The mother in me wants to make sure every one of them is fed. It makes me so sad to know that so many of our nation's children do not have enough to eat. I want to help them all. The reality is that would be impossible for one person like me to do! But what one person like me, and like you, CAN do is help the children within our own communities. You and I have been blessed … [Read more...]

10 Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids #MealtimeSolutions

Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids

A couple of weeks ago, my kids staged a sandwich rebellion. I have been packing sandwiches in their lunch boxes since last August, so I guess by March they were just plain tired of eating the same thing day after day. Sure, I mixed it up with PB&J sandwiches, Turkey and Ham sandwiches. But it wasn't enough. The kids went on a hunger strike anyway. It was time for me to expand the school lunch menu. I have found that making something besides a … [Read more...]

Choosing a Car Seat for Your Older Child

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Chicco. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. #IC #ChiccoKidFit Our first experience with Chicco was my son's Chicco Keyfit Infant Car Seat. I picked the KeyFit because it is the #1 rated infant car seat, and I wanted to have the safest option for my baby. I loved how simple this car seat was to install. It was also easy for me to keep clean - … [Read more...]

How to make hand-me-down toys exciting again

Easy ways to make hand-me-down toys

Thank you to VTech for providing products, gift card, information, and an additional giveaway gift pack. About this time every year, I start going through my children's toys. I have to decide which toys should stay and which ones should go to a new home. Over the past ten years as a mom, I have learned that there are many toys worth keeping because my younger kids will eventually grow into them. Why should I spend money to buy the exact same … [Read more...]