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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Take me back to the...

#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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Our Favorite Fall Pumpkin Dessert Recipes + Our Secret Weapon Against Sugar

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It’s FALL! You know what that means? Pumpkin EVERYTHING. Call me basic if you want, but it’s a must for Fall. Give me all the pumpkin lattes, pumpkin breads and most of all, pumpkin desserts! And while pumpkin spice is delicious and we have to consume everything we can during Fall because pumpkin season will be gone in the blink of an eye, with pumpkin desserts comes sugar (in most cases at least).  So if pumpkin is this Super Mom’s kryptonite, I have to make sure I’m stocked up on our secret weapon. Especially when it comes to our favorite fall pumpkin dessert recipes.

Pumpkin Streusel Bars

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When you find a site called Sally’s Baking Addiction, you can be relatively sure that you are going to find some incredible recipes. And boy did I.  These delicious bars feature a gingersnap crust and brown sugar streusel topping, with a combo of pumpkin pie and cheesecake in the center. YUM! It’s like everything Fall in one bite but I can guarantee one bite won’t be enough. Check out the full recipe here.

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

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This beautiful slice of heaven is a recipe I found on It’s a Mother Thing. It combines two of my all-time favorite things, pumpkin and caramel. And while I’m not a huge cheesecake fan, this one far surpassed my expectations. Going somewhere special for the holidays? Anyone can bring a pumpkin pie, this salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake will help you stand out and have your hosts begging for the recipe. Check out the full recipe here.

Super Easy Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread

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The picture alone had me drooling. Sweet Life of Anna describes this as a combination of pumpkin bread and cinnamon rolls. Say. No. More. And best part is that when it says “Easy”, she means easy. It’s actually made of biscuits and pumpkin pie mix, and like a handful of spices and milk. Check out the full recipe here.

Pumpkin Pie Caramel Popcorn

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The one thing you will always find in our home is popcorn. My kids are actually eating some as I write this (not even joking).  And when they found out that the hotel we were staying at this weekend, puts out fresh popcorn at night, they actually cheered loud enough for the other guests to stop and look over. When I found this recipe on I Dig Pinterest, I knew that they were going to love it. And boy, was I right. They loved it so much, I didn’t even get a bite! Note to self, if I want to taste it, I should do it before giving the bowl to my kids. Check out the full recipe here.

Our Secret Weapon Against Sugar

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After we’ve consumed way too much pumpkin everything, we need to make sure that we’ve taken care of the evidence. That means not only cleaning up after ourselves in our home, but more importantly, cleaning our teeth. For this purpose, we rely on Crest. Crest is a brand I’ve trusted since I was a kid and one that my family has used for as long as I can remember.

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If you’re planning on taking advantage of these delicious pumpkin dessert recipes, make sure you stock up on Crest! From now until September 16th, Sam’s Club shoppers can receive $2 off ANY Crest toothpaste at Sam’s Club stores. Receive the $2 savings online or through the Sam’s Club Instant Savings Book. With back to school shopping in full swing, Sam’s Club is the perfect option to ensure you and your family are stocked up with Crest toothpaste for the upcoming busy months – leaving you free to spend more family time together (and make more pumpkin recipes).

What are your favorite Fall pumpkin dessert recipes? Comment below and let me know!

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 Pumpkin is this Super Mom’s kryptonite. Especially when it comes to our favorite fall pumpkin desserts. Check out our favorite pumpkin dessert recipes! 

**This post is sponsored by Crest, but all opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

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41 Comments
  • Echo
    September 20, 2018

    Oh man, these all look so good! Especially that cheesecake! I love salted caramel! Fall and Christmas are the worst times for sugary treats, LOL!

  • Carol Cassara
    September 16, 2018

    I can’t believe the year went by so fast! We’re not welcoming the Fall! It’s crazy. Thanks for all the awesome recipes that you’re sharing here. It’s really exciting to start cooking recipes with all the Fall flavors. YUM!

  • Nina
    September 15, 2018

    It is that time of year when everything has pumpkin in it! It sometimes can be a bit much. I would definitely want to try that pumpkin cheese cake! It looks absolutely delicious!

  • Rachel
    September 14, 2018

    I am going to have to try to make this popcorn. It seems like it will b an easy way to get seasonal!

  • Theresa Bailey
    September 14, 2018

    What a cutie she is! Good thing to protect their teeth from all that sugar. I love me some pumpkin roll.

  • David Elliott
    September 14, 2018

    All of those I really like. But I think the best would be the pumpkin cheesecake. I know my niece really loves it and keeps begging me to make it again for Thanksgiving.

  • Terri Steffes
    September 14, 2018

    Those dessert recipes are now on my fall baking list! I am going to be sure and try each of them. I like your secret against sugar!

  • Mar
    September 14, 2018

    These all look so good – fall is definitely my favourite dessert season. Pumpkin and apple everything!

  • Olga Zak
    September 14, 2018

    Wow..all of these looks delicious and yummy! Especially those pumpkin cheese cake. I want to try them soon. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jenn
    September 13, 2018

    That salted caramel cheesecake looks delicious and I guess it’s safe to say pumpkin and salted caramel are perfect combination!

  • Princess Quinn
    September 13, 2018

    These are some awesome dessert collection. My kids would love the popcorn, yum! And yes to Crest, my trusted toothpaste brand.

  • Chelsea
    September 13, 2018

    This all sounds amazing, but I’m dying for some of that pumpkin pull apart bread right about now!

  • Sandra Crespo
    September 13, 2018

    OMG I love everything pumpkin! This post made me hungry lol def a great idea to brush your teeth after a ton of sugar too! I hope crest starts making an option with no fluoride in the near future

  • Kita Bryant
    September 13, 2018

    Fall desserts are easily my favorite. I especially love dunking donuts in apple cider.

  • Karen
    September 13, 2018

    Pumpkin pie caramel popcorn!! Although I haven’t tried (and I’m not a fan of anything pumpkin), I’m still curious about the taste of the caramel popcorn.

  • Kiwi
    September 13, 2018

    Pumpkin season is here. So many different recipes these are different spin on dessert with pumpkin!

  • Christa
    September 13, 2018

    I love all things pumpkin. It’s one of the many reasons I can’t wait for fall. I’m looking forward to trying some of these delicious recipes!

  • Farrah Less
    September 13, 2018

    Fall is fast approaching seeing all this recipe that has pumpkin and cinnamon spice really excite me . Everyone in my family likes pie and this will be a hit.

  • Mama Ash{Erica}
    September 13, 2018

    Popcorn and the Pull Apart Bread! YES, please 🙂 No Sams Club in Canada but I’ll be on the lookout as we use Crest!

  • Heather @ US Japan Fam
    September 13, 2018

    HA! That toothpaste thrown in after all the sugary sweet recipes, amazing!! Seriously though, I have to add all these to my fall/winter list of to-dos, they look SO GOOD!!

  • Destayny
    September 13, 2018

    I’m not a fan of pumpkin. Not sure how I didn’t get that gene haha! But the recipes do sound super great for those who love pumpkin. I have a few friends who are obsessed!

  • Chubskulit Rose
    September 13, 2018

    That pumpkin streusel bar looks super yummy, perfect for Fall atmosphere. For some reason my kids are not fond of Crest.

  • Casey
    September 13, 2018

    I think it is smart to use pumpkin as the replacement for sugar. I personally love pumpkin anyway but never thought of using it on desserts. Typically I will roast them in the oven and my kids also love them as well. I think the cheesecake sounds delicious and I think I might just try to make one over this weekend. Thx

    • Heather Castillo
      September 13, 2018

      Pumpkin isn’t replacing sugar, it’s just a large part of the recipe.

  • Marissa
    September 13, 2018

    Yum, pumpkin recipes are my favorite and that pull apart bread looks divine.

  • Marysa
    September 12, 2018

    These all look delicious, and it’s fun to kick off fall with some pumpkin recipes. Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to save this list and make some of these goodies with my girls.

  • Stacey
    September 12, 2018

    I am not a huge pumpkin fan, I prefer sweet potato during this time of the year. But that salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake looks delicious. And I’d be willing to give pumpkin another chance or maybe make the substitute.

  • swathi
    September 12, 2018

    Love her smile also like your secret weapon to fight sugar, I need to start baking fall recipes, Going start next week.

  • Peter
    September 12, 2018

    Those desserts look amazing. We only use crest for our kids too. It does a fantastic job especially eating that yummy lookin cheesecake!

  • Lane
    September 12, 2018

    YAY for pumpkin season! Loving these wonderful fall themed recipes!

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    September 12, 2018

    We love pumpkin spice everything too. So many sweets during the fall months. We keep Crest on hand too to keep our teeth looking their best!

  • Tasheena
    September 12, 2018

    I can’t wait to give some of these recipes a try. Crest is a favorite in my home. I have to make sure to add it to our Sam’s Club shopping list.

  • Aditi Wardhan Singh
    September 12, 2018

    So important to brush your teeth after indulging in all these yummy delicacies. I’m not much on pumpkin but we will certainly love to try the pull apart bread some time.

  • Anosa Malanga
    September 12, 2018

    I keep on drooling over the photos. For this week, I guess I will be trying out your Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. I hope I could successfully make it. Yay!

  • Amber Myers
    September 12, 2018

    Yes please, I am all about pumpkin stuff! I’ll be trying these for sure! We’ve always liked Crest. It’s what my son uses and it works really well with his braces.

  • Janet
    September 12, 2018

    Those recipes all look so scrumptious and I’m going to investigate! We use Crest in our home…and always have.

  • Natalie
    September 12, 2018

    I love pumpkin desserts, although I don’t eat them often! I love the idea of a pumpkin bread. My favourite would have to be pumpkin pie!

  • Tomi C
    September 12, 2018

    My cousin makes a delicious pumpkin spice bread. it’s kinda like banana nut bread but it’s got that pumpkin flavor we all love this time of year.

  • Candy
    September 12, 2018

    All of these treats look yummy. Very important to rah our teeth and keep them healthy.

  • Jeanette
    September 12, 2018

    That is the toothpaste that we use also! It is my kids favorite toothpaste and it works really well. They have had very few cavities and I know it is because of the toothpaste.

  • robin rue
    September 12, 2018

    Ooooh, that cheesecake sounds amazing!!! We are BIG fans of pretty much anything pumpkin in our house! Yum!

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