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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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

#AD Our girls love nature,...

The girls have been back to school for almost a month already. Can you believe it? #sponsored They love their teachers, are happy to see their friends again after a long summer vacation and are looking forward to a year packed with education, fun and new experiences. While they're at school, Super Dad and I are working hard to make sure they have everything they need. At the top of that list, is a healthy and yummy lunch. When you have three girls with very different tastes, it's important to make sure they are getting what they like, but more importantly, what they need. Our latest creation? This dairy-free rainbow pepper pizza making kit featuring @daiyafoods dairy-free Mozzarella Style Cutting Board Collection Shreds! Today on the blog we’re sharing all the details on Falynn’s lunchbox favorite! #veganrecipes #veganrecipe #veganfoodlovers #dairyfree #dairyfreekids #dairyfreecheese #dairyfreerecipes #rainbowfood #pizzatime #lunchboxideas #lunchboxideasforkids #amazonfinds #foodstyle #foodpassion #foodography  #momblogger  #foodinsta  #foodielife #healthygirl #foodielovers #instafoods  #mytinymoments #kidfriendly  #yummyyummy #foodielife  #ourcandidlife #foodielifestyle #deliciosa #recipeinspo

The girls have been back...

Almost F O U R T E E N. Where did the time go? I blinked and she’s this beautiful, little lady. She’s so smart, so talented and although she has her teenage girl moments, she is the best first born I could have ever asked for. Less than 2 weeks until she’s officially old enough to get a job. 😳 Where did the time go? .
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Are Your Teeth Getting the Care They Need?

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Life gets hectic.  Sometimes it feels like we don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done so we may choose to put our self-care aside to take care of other things like our kids or work.  And while we may put other people’s needs ahead of our own, there is one thing we can’t neglect… our teeth.  We are excited to partner with the American Dental Association to share our daily routine as well as some recommendations when it comes to your oral care. It’s time to get mouth healthy.

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Setting a routine helps me to stay consistent when it comes to self-care and staying healthy.  Just like we set a time for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we should also set a time for self-care.  As role models for our kids, we need to make sure that we are doing everything we ask them to do. If they see that we are doing something daily, they will do it and it will become a natural routine.

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When we wake up in the morning, we brush our teeth, drink a glass of water and wash our face.  I make sure to use a facial lotion with SPF, to protect my skin from the harsh Florida sun.  While I wait for my daughter at the bus stop, I have a few minutes to floss.  Spending those few minutes wisely makes a huge difference.

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During the late afternoon, we walk around the neighborhood to get our daily steps in, shower and prepare and eat a healthy dinner.  Just before bed, we brush our teeth again, use our antiseptic mouth rinse, wash up, read a bit and go to sleep. Knowing that we have taken care of our body, mind and teeth helps us to rest easier.  Plus, good oral health habits lead to better visits to our family dentist.

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ADA Recommendations.

Do you ever wonder if you’re doing everything you can to make sure your teeth are getting the proper care?  The ADA has some recommendations:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth daily
  • Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks
  • See your dentist regularly for prevention and treat of oral disease
  • Drink fluoridated water
  • Don’t use tobacco of any kind
  • Avoid oral piercings

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One of the most important things to us is to make sure we choose dental products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This Seal lets us know that they are safe for us and for our family.  So, all our products, even the gum we chew, have this important Seal.

Get Mouth Healthy.

While we have mastered our daily routine, remember that each smile is unique. Your routine should be too. Speak to your dentist and create a home oral care routine that is right for you and your family.

When it comes to oral care, what is most important to you? Comment below and let us know!

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43 Comments
  • Daniel Enwefah
    April 25, 2018

    I’ll definitely try this

  • Nik
    April 25, 2018

    Time to take things seriously :/ Thanks for spreading the awareness.

  • Marie Fe
    April 25, 2018

    Thanks much for this post! Healthy teeth and gums is really important. Thanks for the tips and reminders. Now, I really need to push myself for to get an insurance for my teeth since it’s very expensive to see a dentis regularly. I wish I could go back the time and take care of my teeth. I’m not confident to smile because my teeth are not aligned. Brushing everyday is not enough. But those things you mention helps a lot.

  • Kayla
    April 25, 2018

    Oral hygiene is definitely important! I take good care of my teeth at home, but I need to ge to the dentist too!

  • Jennifer Mitchell
    April 23, 2018

    Colgate is the brand of toothpaste that we love to use! All of these products look like they would give you the best clean.

  • Cat Uy
    April 22, 2018

    ive been using colgate since i was a kid. yeah, colgate gives me the complete oral protection that i need. 🙂

  • Nives
    April 22, 2018

    Thanks for sharing it, sometimes we din’t care about it so much! 🙂

  • Vanessa Palma
    April 22, 2018

    Preventive oral care with good oral hygiene is so important. Thanks for featuring and promoting it.

  • cadina
    April 22, 2018

    Oral hygiene is very important, I always encourage persons to take off their teeth. Seeing this article shows that I’m not alone in this. I pay particular attention to my products because I wear braces.

  • Anissa
    April 21, 2018

    Seems like the simple things are the most important and easily neglected. I learned my lesson when it comes to oral hygiene, the hard way. I stay on top of my game now!

  • Ingrid
    April 21, 2018

    Oral hygiene is critically important. It not only affects the health of our mouths but our appearances as well. The practices you outlined are invaluable to oral health. I try to brush my teeth twice a day, I use floss and i visit the dentist twice a year. I with need to put limits sugary beverages and snacks however.

  • Wandering Waffles
    April 21, 2018

    The oral hygiene is probably the most important one! It is sad to see people who do not maintain theirs properly, when actually it requires so less effort. Thank you for sharing this post with us!

  • Victoria
    April 21, 2018

    For me, oral protection and care are extremely important.

  • michael
    April 21, 2018

    Thank you for the reminder. I need to do better at keeping a daily routine.

  • Picki
    April 21, 2018

    Setting a routine is indeed very important! That was the only way I could get my toddler to follow suit! Still have to work my way up to flossing more frequently though!

  • Hằng Nguyễn
    April 21, 2018

    Have a heathy mouth is important. People who have a beautiful smile often have nice teeth.

  • Crisly
    April 21, 2018

    Great tips and very informative one. Oral hygiene is the very first thing one should do when they wake up. As our smile is the very first thing we can give to anyone.

  • Casey
    April 21, 2018

    Most people don’t know how important is our teeth. Will be sharing this article with my kids and tell them the importance of taking care of it.

  • Kassidy
    April 21, 2018

    This is so important! I will admit to not following all of their rules, but my family has had such poor tooth history that this is extra important for me!

  • Bohemian Babushka
    April 21, 2018

    Babushka has not taken the best of care of her teeth and is now beginning to see the affect of that. Luckily dentistry has advanced much and there’s hope. BB2U

  • Lawrence Hamilton
    April 21, 2018

    I ain’t the best with the oral care. I have improved a great deal over the years. My son is so much better with this!

  • Allie Bock
    April 20, 2018

    Great post. Teeth are very important to whole body health!

  • Giada
    April 20, 2018

    I care very much my oral hygiene and my smooth. Thank you for sharing

  • Sarah Bailey
    April 20, 2018

    Making sure you look after your teeth and gums is a must, I have issues with my teeth which sadly mean I have to have a lot of treatment and it amazes me people wouldn’t look after their teeth properly.

  • Juli
    April 20, 2018

    I am always looking forward to your posts for your helpful tips and this is no difference.

  • Evelyn
    April 20, 2018

    Its always good to care for your teeth. Thanks for sharing.

  • peter
    April 20, 2018

    I use sensodyne myself. When my son had to have a tooth pulled, I videoed it and showed to to the rest of the kids. Not to scare, but to show the end result of poor oral hygiene

  • Angela
    April 20, 2018

    I am always concerned about the health of my mouth. One of my biggest fears is talking to someone and having bad breath.

  • Tomi C
    April 20, 2018

    Oral health is very important to me. We schedule regular appointments for the kiddos. Snack healthy, brush and floss daily. I’ve never had a cavity and neither have my kids and that’s a miracle given the amount of candy I, I mean THEY eat. *smile*

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    April 20, 2018

    I have only seen the ADA logo on things in the haba aisle like toothpaste and mouthwash. I never noticed it on chewing gum, that’s interesting to know.

  • Sara Welch
    April 20, 2018

    I have a tooth fetish which means, I can’t stand my teeth looking or feeling gross so I keep a rigorous routine. Colgate has always been in my cabinet!

  • chubskulit rose
    April 20, 2018

    I floss every night before going to bed. You will be surprised how much you get it cleaned by flossing after brushing.

  • Marysa
    April 20, 2018

    Having a good dental care routine is so important. It is just not worth all the trouble of having dental work!

  • Cheryl
    April 20, 2018

    Oral health is so important to our family. We try to instill the importance of it with our three kids, and they now know how crucial it is to keep our teeth healthy.

  • Angela Ricardo
    April 20, 2018

    It is absolutely crucial to keep up a good healthy dental habit. In fact I cant wait to teach our son this important thing.

  • Tiffany
    April 19, 2018

    These are great tips! I really wanted to floss but I still have my braces on. Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands!

    Xoxo,
    Tiffany

  • Lisa Favre
    April 19, 2018

    I should get the hang of using mouthwash more often. I think it would be really effective of killing germs and bacteria and help avoid cavities (which I seem prone to).

  • Amber Myers
    April 19, 2018

    Oh yes, this is so important. I always take care of my teeth and tell my kids to do the same. We have healthy gum, floss, and mouth wash.

  • robin rue
    April 19, 2018

    Good oral hygiene is SO important. I have been trying to instill this in both of my children and so far they are doing a great job.

  • Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com
    April 19, 2018

    This is great information to know. I have to make sure that my oral care products have the ADA Seal of acceptance.

  • Jeanette
    April 19, 2018

    I need to do more for my teeth and I know it. I use a really good toothpaste but I do need to use something to get all the bacteria out. Using a mouthwash would help with that.

  • candy
    April 19, 2018

    Oral hygiene is very important. Never take our teeth for granted. We use colgate for our teeth.

  • Tammy
    April 19, 2018

    This is so important from day one of life to keep your teeth healthy. Even though I am 60 years old, I still have all my teeth and they are in great shape from taking care of them every day.

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