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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How We are Surviving Cold + Flu Season

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Cold and flu season has arrived. So, for those of us with kids, that means that we should expect the germs to be coming into our homes any moment now and then passing through each of us slowly and painfully. It’s a time when our kids get to see just how “super” we are as we battle stuffy noses, fatigue, that awful, endless coughing and the desire to lock ourselves in our room and hide under the covers for 3-4 days. Unfortunately, most parents don’t have that luxury, so if we catch those icky germs, we are forced to incorporate them into our busy lives like a new, gross accessory. So, what are we to do?

Among the obvious things that we try to do like washing our hands regularly, dressing for the weather and not subjecting our kids to those germy playground areas, we focus on their health. Our girls love healthy snacks, so you’ll always find lots of fruit and veggies in our fridge. And while they love a cookie or chips, they will always balance them out with things like carrot sticks, kale chips and berries. While we try to get as many of those vitamins into our girls as we can, we also have a little secret weapon that will provide what they aren’t getting daily.

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Meet Rainbow Light

Rainbow Light® offers organic multivitamins filled with immune-boosting key ingredients to support the entire family during this cold and flu season. Each vitamin and gummy provides nutritional support specifically formulated for you and your growing children. For us, they are a part of our Fall essentials this year.

They have so much of what we all need and want:

  • Gluten-free vitamins and gummies
  • Vegetarian vitamin tablets
  • Contain vital and immune-boosting nutrients needed by growing pre-teens and teens (Active Health Teen, Vitamin C & D)
  • Free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives
  • Vitamins include a blend of fruits, vegetables and probiotics (Women’s One, Men’s One)
  • Contain no gluten, eggs, milk, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, or shellfish
  • Non GMO (Women’s One, Men’s One)
  • Soy free (Vitamin D)

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In our family, vitamins can’t just be in fun shapes. They must taste good too. My girls love the Gummy Vitamin C Slices, so it’s more like a treat vs. a vitamin (though they know not to eat them like candy).  It’s become a fun routine in the morning for them to grab one before they get on the bus. They love the taste, but I know that it’s helping to boost their immune system and give them the vitamin C they need. Rainbow Light® also offers a Women’s and Men’s One a Day for us, because let’s face it, we forget to eat, let alone make sure we are getting all of the vitamins we need every day.  Make sure to check out their full line and stock up for cold and flu season.

What are you doing to keep away the germs during cold and flu season? Comment below and let us know!

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#ad As parents, we can't afford to get sick. Our kids need us at 100% all year long. Check out how we are survivng cold and flu season. #RainbowBoost

This post was sponsored by Rainbow Light, but all opinions are my own.
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  • Ruth I
    June 22, 2019

    This looks like a promising brand to try. I agree, aside from the traditional ways, this one is going to help. Oh I hate flu season.

  • Dawn Nieves
    June 20, 2019

    I really need to pick some of this up! This sounds like something I need with all the colds we’ve been having!

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    June 20, 2019

    I remember using Rainbow Light prenatal vitamins some years ago. They were the best from my research then. Totally understand why you chose this brand!

  • krystal
    June 20, 2019

    it’s hard to get through our busy lives when we aren’t feeling our best! thanks for the tips!

  • Claudia Krusch
    June 20, 2019

    I didn’t know there was a product for teens! My son plays sports and is always on the go! I can’t wait to check it out!

  • Jennifer
    June 20, 2019

    This sounds like some great multi vitamins and supplements. I’m gonna have to check out their line. I need a good multivitamin

  • Catalina
    June 20, 2019

    These are tips and advice that will help for sure my family to survive to the flu season!

  • Amy
    June 19, 2019

    I have started my kids on a vitamin routine too. We are trying liquids right now and would like to graduate to gummies eventually.

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore
    June 19, 2019

    That sounds like a great help to fight flu season! Thanks for sharing! I’d gladly check it out.

  • Sherry
    June 19, 2019

    My son needs these vitamins. Even though summer is just days away he has got a cold. He needs a boost to his immune system.

  • Heather
    June 19, 2019

    I love gummy vitamins- it’s actually enjoyable to take them! It’s what gets ME to take them, too! 😉

  • Erica
    November 27, 2018

    im glad you wrote about this. two reasons: this is important, often neglected by parents.. vitamin c plays a significant role in boostng the immune system… we all should take it!

  • Paul
    November 11, 2018

    Lots of vitamins for sure!!
    Well not lots, just enough to keep them covered.

  • Cherri Megasko
    November 9, 2018

    I love the idea of a vitamin that takes into account food allergies and sensitivities. I have a friend who is gluten intolerant and it amazes me all the ways it negatively affects her life. With these vitamins, at least she has one less thing to worry about.

  • Pradnya
    November 8, 2018

    When we were kids we had this chalky horrible tasting vitamin c tablets. Great to know there are so many better options available today.

  • Swathi
    November 8, 2018

    Looks like great products, yesterday only I got flu shots for my two kids, these gummies going to give an extra protection.

  • Sayanti
    November 8, 2018

    It is so good to know that vitamin gummies are there for flu and cold season. I am afraid of getting the flu everytime

  • MAYSZ
    November 8, 2018

    I have never heard this Vitamin before but this Vitamin gummies perfect for winter season. I’m sure that kids they would love this Vitamin.

  • blair villanueva
    November 7, 2018

    Wow vitamin gummies?! This is pretty cool and kids will not say no for this!
    DO they have this for adult, coz I am interested 😀

  • Latte Lindsay
    November 7, 2018

    I’m a big believer in vitamins all year round. I know that the winter is known for colds and flu but I think getting a summer cold is even worse for some reason 🙂

  • Samantha
    November 7, 2018

    Cold and flu season is the worst, hope we all get through it. Good luck!

  • Kim
    November 7, 2018

    Rainbow Light is a good vitamin brand. I took it for years. I take Vitamin C every day and some other supplements and rarely get sick. I also get the flu vaccine every year, but I agree with taking vitamins!

  • Monidipa Dutta
    November 7, 2018

    Though these are good but I’d say,
    Getting flu vaccine is your best defense

  • Terri Steffes
    November 7, 2018

    I love that you have discovered this new vitamin. That’s good for all of us. My neighbor was just asking me about vitamins so now I will share this post with her.

  • Dalene Ekirapa
    November 7, 2018

    I’ve always hated it when it’s cold since it’s so easy to get flu. But it seems that you are dealing with the flu really good with the multivitamins.

  • Louisa
    November 7, 2018

    It is definitely flu season now. Even with getting the flu shot, I make sure to take a daily multivitamin supplement to keep my immune system up.

  • Gervin Khan
    November 7, 2018

    I have never tried to use this brand of multivitamins and it sounds really a great one to give not only with my kids but also with the whole family.

  • Ricci
    November 7, 2018

    Oh gosh! I can’t believe cold and flu season is already here and in full force! I love how y’all are staying healthy!!

  • Denay DeGuzman
    November 6, 2018

    I am all about gummy vitamins! Your post reminds me that I need to stock up on essentials for flu season! Thanks so much for the reminder.

  • Heather
    November 6, 2018

    These are great! My youngest has already been sick but I’ve avoided it so far. (Knock on wood) I’ve been taking elderberry daily, so I think that helps a bit. Stock up and take those vitamins!

  • Destany
    November 6, 2018

    I have never heard of this particular brand, but I think vitamins are a super idea! My 14-year-old doesn’t always eat the way I wish he would, and I can always count on him getting a little extra with vitamins!

  • Pam
    November 6, 2018

    Multivitamins are a good way to make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need to stay healthy during cold and flu season. These sound like a great choice.

  • Kathy
    November 6, 2018

    Sounds like some great products. I may have to check these out. My daughters and I seem to get sick a lot during the winter. Maybe this could help us too.

  • Amanda Yorton
    November 6, 2018

    This is great! Vitamins are critical to keep you healthy! I like to take my Vitamin C and Elderberry syrup this time of year!

  • Catalina
    November 6, 2018

    You are so right! I don’t have the luxury to hide under the covers for 3-4 days. I can’t do this even for only 1 day, so these vitamins were created especially for me! 🙂

  • Melissa | Primp And Prime Beauty
    November 6, 2018

    Vitamin C works wonders! I need to look into this brand for my kids.

  • Tara Pittman
    November 6, 2018

    Vitamin c is my go to product for cold season. I always stock up to keep us well.

  • Tasheena
    November 6, 2018

    These would be perfect for my son. I love that they have products dedicated to teens. How cool is that?!

  • Andrea
    November 6, 2018

    These Rainbow Light multivitamins look great! I love that they are food based so that makes me want to try them asap!

  • Jennifer Maune
    November 6, 2018

    Love how “clean” these multivitamins are! Perfect way to make sure teens are getting all the nutrients they need!

  • Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome
    November 6, 2018

    It sounds like a great brand of supplements and the gummies look like something kids will enjoy taking!

  • Mimi
    November 6, 2018

    They look like candies! I need to check them out, I really don’t need a cold right now

  • Megan Rowsey
    November 6, 2018

    Yes! Tis the season for colds and flu. We definitely take our vitamins this time of year!

  • Amber Myers
    November 6, 2018

    We love these! We’ve been taking them for a few weeks now with great success. No one has been sick, which is a plus.

  • Melissa Chapman
    November 6, 2018

    I take Vitamin D and calcium everyday so these gummies would be a great idea. I will have to try the teen formula which I had never seen for my kids.

  • Joan
    November 6, 2018

    I have not tried this brand yet but looks tasty. I should probably try and switch my boys vitamins to something else.

  • Melissa Chapman
    November 6, 2018

    I am a daily user of calcium and Vitamin D so these gummies seem like the perfect choice for me and the teen mixture for my kids. I don’t like pills so gummies like this are perfect.

  • Tamara
    November 6, 2018

    My family takes vitamins and I know that is one of the big reasons why we don’t get sick. Vitamin C is really big to keep the sniffles away.

  • GiGi Eats
    November 6, 2018

    YES! Rainbow light will forever be one of my favorite brands! They even have tasty protein powder I used to be obsessed with (I am no so much a protein powder person these days though). Their vitamins never disappoint me!

  • Cris
    November 6, 2018

    I could really use this. I caught a cold about a week ago, and it doesn’t seem to want to leave. Thanks for the tip!

  • Candy
    November 6, 2018

    These must be the hot new vitamins and health care for this winter. Hopefully we don’t catch anything that last very long

  • Tomi C
    November 6, 2018

    Vitamin gummies are about the only way my kids will take their vitamins. I remember the medicine-y taste of vitamins when I was a kid and that chalky ring they left in your hands.

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