It’s the last official weekend of Summer and I’m hardcore celebrating. And by hardcore celebrating, I mean lighting my @raedunn fall scented candles, binge watching Netflix and going to bed before 10pm. 🙌🏻 Remember when our nights didn’t even start until 10pm? I would dance all night, get back home with just enough time to shower and change before heading out to work. AND I could work a full 8 hours without ever feeling the fact that I hadn’t slept in more than 24 hours... Now I’m unable to function if someone wakes me up 15 minutes early. Getting old is awesome. .
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It’s the last official weekend...

I read something the other day on Facebook that said that the song that was number 1 on your 14th birthday, defines your life. I googled it, excited to find a message, a sign (I’m a sucker for that sort of thing). Instead, I found it was “Cream” by Prince. 😐 Cream? What does that mean? Ice cream? Coffee creamer? 
So I looked it up... and read the lyrics. "Cream" was meant to mean “cream of the crop”. There are lyrics like “everything you do is success” and my favorite part... “Do your dance
Why should you wait any longer?
Take a chance
It could only make you stronger”  Message received, Prince. Message received. 
What song was number one on your 14th birthday?
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I read something the other...

This girl lost another tooth last week. I’ve been waiting for this toothless smile since she knocked her other one out last year. Unfortunately, it’s not going to last long because her adult tooth is already growing in 😭. (Zoom in to see) Yesterday I noticed both of her front-bottom teeth are peeking out behind her baby teeth too. Does anyone know how to slow down time. A button? A phone call? Maybe a time machine? My baby isn’t a baby anymore. Cue the tears. Have you celebrated any milestones with your kids recently?
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This girl lost another tooth...

I don’t get bouquets of flowers for no reason…. But I do appreciate the flowers that grow by our mailbox, like this one. And it made me realize something this morning.  I’m over it. 
I’m over comparing my life to other people’s lives on social media.
My house might not be as fancy. 
My wardrobe is not as expensive. 
I don't apply makeup as well or even at all most days.
I don’t have beautiful, long flowing hair.
I don’t drive a car that’s worth bragging about. 
We don’t go on lavish trips around the world. 
I don’t carry loads of money in designer handbags. 
Does that make me less of a person? 
Does that make me less of an influencer? 
No. It makes me a regular 40-something Mom who has chosen to open up and share our lives on social media.  It makes me someone who has built this hobby of photography and writing into a business that has solely supported my family for a year and a half. 
I’m proud of that. 
I’m proud that I’m not a follower.
I’m proud that I have worked hard for what I’ve achieved.
I’m proud of influencers like me who are unapologetically themselves.  What are you proud of? .
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I don’t get bouquets of...

F O U R T E E N. 
What do you give your oldest daughter when she turns 14? Well, when you’re me, you write her a poem and post it on the blog for the world to see. Head over to read it and let me know what you think. Then, help me wish Lucia the best 14th birthday ever 👇🏻👇🏻
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F O U R T...

It was just after Iyla's third birthday. She seemed to be on track, at least according to the pediatrician's checklist. She could follow instructions, name most familiar things, knew her first name, spoke in sentences and could carry a conversation, though she was hard to understand most of the time. We enrolled her in preschool that year and she was a little social butterfly. But as that school year went on, her teachers started to notice that she was struggling to get her words out. Most people that know Iyla today, have no idea that she was in speech therapy classes for two years. They have no idea that I fought it for almost 6 months and that I felt a tremendous guilt about it, because I thought it was my fault that she was stuttering as badly as she was. Today on the blog, I’m sharing the mistakes I made, in hopes that if you are ever in this situation, you take advantage of early intervention. .
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It was just after Iyla's...

There are two types of kids. 1) The kid who wants to eat the same thing every single day of the week, sometimes more than one time per day and 2) The kid who loves something one day and then hates it the next. #ad Which type of kid do you have? Or, are your kids like mine and bounce back and forth between the two? Either way, there is a way to make lunches more fun for kids. I'll let you in on a little secret... creating fun lunches is more fun for us too! This week, we created our first character, Inspector Caper Eyes. Head to the blog for more details! Plus, learn why we choose @JuicyJuiceUSA new better-for-you options, which are packed with functional benefits with juicy flavor that parents can feel great about serving to their kids.
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There are two types of...

Remember I told you guys about our day dates now that the girls are #backtoschool? Well, we’ve really been enjoying them. #sponsored We walk, talk and laugh (a lot). Have you seen our IGTV yet? It’s a cheesy, beautiful video of what our relationship is like. I love that we’re able to connect and that we can make the time in our day to focus on our relationship and our health. Since we have three daughters, it’s even more important to go the extra mile when it comes to taking care of ourselves. These awesome @amazfit watches help us with that. I have the Amazfit Verge and Super Dad has the Amazfit Bip. They are lightweight, have app notifications and track your daily activity, your heart rate and so much more. The Amazfit Bip comes with a 30-day battery life and the Verge comes with Alexa built-in and you can make and receive phone calls through the watch. We can track our activity, sleep and heart rate and hold each other accountable for better decisions, when it comes to fitness and health. Visit rcl.ink/UyB to check them out and make sure to take advantage of the sale they’re currently having. No discount code necessary! What are you doing to get back to you? .
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Remember I told you guys...

Take me back to the time when all I had to do was color in the lines, learn my abc’s and take a long nap everyday. Why didn’t we appreciate what we had back then? .
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#AD Our girls love nature, so this weekend, we headed to a local nature preserve for a little animal watching, walking and family time. We always pack the essentials when we're heading out in this Florida heat, including snacks, sunblock and @smartwater, because we know how important it is to stay hydrated. We love smartwater® because it's purified water made using vapor distillation, similar to the way water is purified in nature. It's available in 700mL and 1L bottles. Now through 9/15, you can save $2.75 off at Sam's Club, so stock up! (limit 10 per member) https://lnk2.io/abYC5gD #kidsfitness #fitnessfun #daddyslittlegirl #natureseekers #naturephotos #exercisemotivation #familyfitness #fitnessforlife #qualitytime #bestdad #bestdayever #bestfriendgoals #fatherdaughter #dadofgirls #smartwater #hydrate #hydration #drinkwater #marshalls #marshallsfinds

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 This post has been sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As the parents of three Hispanic daughters, we know that our girls will grow up to experience struggles that others may not. We raise them to believe in themselves, to always strive to be and do their best, and to never give up. Since they were babies, we’ve always made sure to put the spotlight on successful, strong women, whether it be in entertainment, politics, sports, or friends and family. We want them to see that they can be anything they want to be as long as they work hard and never take no for an answer.

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That’s one of the reasons why we choose to support companies that share our beliefs and that recognize that today’s little girls can grow up to be tomorrow’s accomplished woman. Johnson & Johnson, the U.S. Soccer Federation, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation are teaming up to provide the next generation of female leaders with the inspiration and support they need to pursue their dreams. Together, we can help her reach those goals. Because she can.

We always have Johnson & Johnson products in our home because not only do we love their mission but we appreciate brands that are authentic and provide products that we know will work. With three very active girls, we always have BAND-AID® bandages, NEOSPORIN® and Neutrogena® Sun products on hand. So while they are practicing, playing or just having fun, we are ready to treat their boo boos and protect them from the harsh Florida sun. Plus, if your kids are anything like ours, they go through that “I need a BAND-AID on every part of my body” phase.

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Johnson & Johnson is supporting the next generation of female leaders on and off the field by working with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to create the ‘Because She Can’ Innovation Fund. You can help, too, by purchasing participating products! Your support helps give thousands of girls access to soccer programs.

Click to SAVE NOW on participating Johnson & Johnson products. (Coupon is valid from 6/2 – 6/15. Available while supplies last.)

Join us in supporting young girls everywhere and the #BecauseSheCan fund! Imagine what they can be if they have the resources that they need.

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What are some things that you do to make sure your girls reach for the stars?

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#sponsored We support Johnson & Johnson because they are supporting the next generation of female leaders on and off the field. Join us in the #BecauseSheCan campaign.

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  • Adiri
    May 31, 2019

    So important to keep all these for a strong play time..

  • Amber
    May 30, 2019

    Awesome! I try to teach my daughter independence and dont put thoughts in her head that something is “just for boys” or “just for girls”!

  • Sarah Dudley
    May 30, 2019

    Awesome initiative! Great to see brands stepping up to support our young leaders.

  • Leigh Suznovich
    May 29, 2019

    I am all about girl power!! This is fantastic, what a great initiative by Johnson and Johnson.

  • Kileen
    May 29, 2019

    Love this campaign! And love Johnson and Johnson products! I try to teach my kids that if they work hard, they can accomplish anything they set their mind to as well!

  • Michelle D. Garrett
    May 27, 2019

    Love this messaging so much! With my daughter I’m making sure I’m consistently letting her know how much I believe in her and support what she’s doing. I also provide room for her to make her own decisions so she feels empowered at a young age.

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    May 27, 2019

    She has the whole world ahead of her. I really hope for the best with out kids!

  • Vanessa Delia
    May 27, 2019

    This is a really great post. I want nothing but the best for my kid!

  • Ricci
    May 26, 2019

    Neosporin is my JAM!! It has save me from many a scar!!

  • Terri Steffes
    May 26, 2019

    Our neighborhood just opened a beach area and I think I should create a kit that stays down at the beach. Your tips will make it better.

  • Beth
    May 26, 2019

    Those are three things everyone needs! We taught all of our kids to respect themselves AND other people. 3 of my 5 kids are grown and on their own, the younger two are college-aged. I’m very proud of all of them.

  • Mijia Eggers
    May 26, 2019

    My son wasn’t into sports but enjoyed playing with water. So we started with swimming and it worked bery good since then.

  • Lavern Moore
    May 26, 2019

    These are some great reasons to use this particular brand. I actually already use most of these products and you give really great reasons for people who are not familiar with them to go ahead and try them.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc
    May 26, 2019

    I wanted my daughter to be involved in at least one sport but she would not have any of that. She did enjoy dancing though, so I fully supported that. She, along with other girls in her school won dance competitions and I am so proud of her! Girls can go whatever they set their hearts and minds into!

  • Emman Damian
    May 26, 2019

    Girl Power! I love that Johnson & Johnson empowers women and girls all over the world! Nice read!

  • kita
    May 25, 2019

    My girl is a beast so she always makes sure that she inspires me with her words and encouragement. I always say that she makes me stronger just by being her.

  • Claudia Krusch
    May 25, 2019

    Love all about Girl power! Can’t wait to stock up on many of these items for the busy season!

  • artchee
    May 25, 2019

    I never leave home without a band-aid. I have it either in my bag or in my wallet.

  • kristin lesney
    May 25, 2019

    My girls are active and I have wanted them to try soccer. We have a league starting and signups next month. I want to get them to try it out.

  • Marina
    May 25, 2019

    I’d love to try the Neutrogena sunscreen I need something with a really high SPF in the Summer x

  • Bianca
    May 25, 2019

    This sounds like a well worthy cause to support. I am all for supporting organisations that are now FINALLY waking up to just how responsible it is to tap into the female potential. I love that through buying these products everyone can be part of the change in raising the next generation of female leaders that the world will so badly need considering where things are today.

  • Carolyn
    May 25, 2019

    Sounds you like guys are raising some mighty warriors! I love the mission behind J&J! We use their bandaids!

  • Jhentea
    May 25, 2019

    Yes! Such an important thing we should know! Me, as a mother also, the first thing that you will see in my bag is sunscreen/sunblock. But haven’t tried these products, thanks for recommending it. Will definitely try!

  • Lisa Favre
    May 25, 2019

    I agree – without even realizing, I always carry Johnson’s products in our home. BAND-AID bandages really are the best and are so reliable.

  • Tami
    May 25, 2019

    I always made sure my daughter knew she was loved and that her worth came from Christ’s loves for her. I also taught her never to start a fight but not to let someone push her around either. She’s a pretty strong woman now.

  • Sarah Althouse
    May 25, 2019

    Girl power! Also, I need to stock up on many of these items for the summer!

  • Sarah Althouse
    May 25, 2019

    I need to stock up on many of these items for the summer!

  • Catalina
    May 25, 2019

    These are products that every family should have in their house. Thanks for sharing J&J coupon with us!

  • Deb B.
    May 25, 2019

    Love finding a brand that supports and encourages little girls growing up to be tomorrow’s accomplished women. Love this “Because She can” movement! So empowering. I’m also a fan of the neutrogena sheer sunscreen.

  • Denay DeGuzman
    May 25, 2019

    Raising two Hispanic girlies, we provided them with unique educational experiences outside the classroom and constantly reminded them that they could be whatever they wanted to be! Both graduated from universities early, with one being an engineer and (as of this past Friday) also graduating from law school, and the other working for a big corporation. We’re so proud of them both. Girls can absolutely achieve their big goals and dreams!

  • Amy Desrosiers
    May 24, 2019

    Super cute! We just bought a bunch of J&J band aids today too since our little sports star keeps getting skinned knees.

  • Mama to 6 Blessings
    May 24, 2019

    Great products. We use many of them in our home. We have 6 kids and someone is always in need of a band-aid and treatment!

  • Amy H
    May 24, 2019

    We are stocked up on all the above! I have 2 boys and 1 girl, and even though you say no rough housing, someones always needing a band aid.

  • Theresa
    May 24, 2019

    I have 3 girls, so I can totally get behind any company that has a mission of female empowerment. I’ve always loved the J&J brand, but even more so now!

  • Bill Sweeney
    May 24, 2019

    We have a teenage daughter, and my wife and I do everything we can to encourage her that she can do whatever she sets her mind to. I think this is a great thing J&J is doing for girls.

  • Jill Robbins
    May 24, 2019

    Love the “girl power” message. And, all these things are staples at our house, too.

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    May 24, 2019

    I love this so much! We always tell our daughters they can do anything they put their mind too! These are some great products to have around the house. Our kids fall on occasion, so we keep Neosporin handy. Kudos to Johnson & Johnson for sponsoring this cause

  • Angella
    May 24, 2019

    I have no kids, just an accident prone husband & dog. But these are essentials for any activity & adventure! I always carry bandaids especially…since I tend to be a “picker.” Thanks for sharing!

  • Tara Pittman
    May 24, 2019

    My boys always need bandages. They are a staple in my house.

  • Stacie
    May 24, 2019

    I love it! If your kids don’t regularly need sunscreen, Band Aids, and Neosporin, they are missing out on life.

  • Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
    May 24, 2019

    We always make sure to have sunscreen and Neosporin on hand. Especially during the summer. It’s when the kids need it the most! Thanks for the reccos.

  • Amber Myers
    May 24, 2019

    I love this! I always tell my daughter she can do anything she puts her mind too! We have a lot of these products in the house. My daughter falls a lot, so neosporin is a must.

  • robin rue
    May 24, 2019

    All three of these products are ones that I have in stock at ALL TIMES in my house. You can never have enough Neosporin and Band-Aids.

  • cait
    May 24, 2019

    we love these products too! i put together a basket for my daughters soccer team and they loved everyting, esp so many of them have allergies too!

  • Alli Smith
    May 24, 2019

    My girls are all grown and I’m so proud of the women they’ve become. One of my daughters owns her own company and one is a stay at home mom and I’m proud of them both.

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