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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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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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

#AD Our girls love nature,...

Surprise Eggs a Favorite in Your Home? Don’t Miss This Giveaway!

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If your kids love surprise eggs, read on because we found a company that created something EVEN BETTER and three lucky readers will win their very own, shipped right to their door!

My kids have an unhealthy obsession with watching those videos where they open up blind bags and surprise eggs to find a little toy inside. They love the mystery of it all.  Since I can remember, Falynn has been a HUGE fan but it’s so hard to find surprise eggs in the states because they are considered a choking hazard, so actually getting them into her little hands is pretty difficult.  We’ve tried the kind they sell on eBay and Amazon and they just aren’t anything to cheer about.  The chocolate is old or melted by the time it gets to you and the toy inside is garbage. I remember once we ordered a dozen as a gift and 6 of them had the exact same toy inside.  Major fail.

Surprise Eggs The Small Fashionista for ToyBox Atlantic Candy Company

Well, when I stumbled upon ToyBox on Instagram, I knew that my girls were going to love them!  I headed over to their website to check them out and just fell in love with everything I read.  Turns out, ToyBox is the newest chocolate product from Atlantic Candy Company, a company that has been in business for nearly three decades and was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank.

According to their website…

“This is the candy you wish you had when you were a kid! Creamy, delicious milk chocolate with a surprise toy in every package! It really is like your birthday whenever you open one!” ToyBox utilizes patented Safe-Capsule technology that makes it safe for kids of all ages.  It is 100% FDA approved. The chocolate is made in the USA. It is Gluten free, organic, and Non GMO! Sounds perfect, right?!

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It all sounded great, but we all know that our kids are the real critics and are painfully honest.  I had a hard time getting feedback on these because my kids mouths were full of chocolate.  But… when they finally finished, it was nothing but rave reviews.  According to Falynn, these are “way better than a surprise egg.”  They all agreed that the chocolate is yummier than Kinder chocolate and the toys are so much better because they aren’t so tiny that you can’t tell what it is.  Plus, they don’t come in parts that you have to put together yourself.

Each ToyBox features a Pocket Pet™, a collection of adorable little toys and if they are anything like my kids, they’ll want to collect them all!  So, I bet you’re wondering how to get your hands on some.  They will be available nationwide in Dollar General in November (they will be holiday special edition!)  and in Claire’s stores (regular ToyBox) very soon!  So mark your calendars.  If you want to get your hands on some right away, make sure to enter the giveaway below!

Toy Box Chocolate and Surprise Giveaway

Now for the fun part…

WANT TO WIN A TOYBOX FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE?

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow ToyBox on Instagram
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This giveaway ends on 10/21 at 11:59pm EST. 3 Lucky readers will be chosen within 24 hours and announced on our FB Live on 10/22 at 6pm EST!

Check out the girls unboxing video!

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    January 3, 2018

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  • Jaclyn Reynolds
    October 22, 2017

    Instagram follower ChompyandStompy 😀

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    October 18, 2017

    Following on IG: @peaceloveandsarahtv

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    October 18, 2017

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    i subbed to your youtube channel, liked your Facebook page

  • Pavani
    October 18, 2017

    Wow, that is a really cool giveaway. Following on IG — napavani.

  • Ericka Castaños
    October 18, 2017

    @love.erickacastanos done ?

  • Olga
    October 17, 2017

    Following both on IG: @Theworldtraveler01
    Following on Twitter: @Shinnysunabc
    Subscribed on Youtube: Angelwingsandfeathers
    Liked on FB: Olga CP
    Subscribed to the toybox newsletter!!
    This is awesome. My kiddo would love this!

  • Wendy Davis
    October 17, 2017

    Did all extra entries except Twitter, we don’t have that!!

  • Wendy Davis
    October 17, 2017

    Done from @elise.and.lina

  • Debra Friedman
    October 17, 2017

    Did everything asked for extra entry. Ty!

  • Allison
    October 17, 2017

    I love this and its sooooo important for us to be gluten free as we are a celiac house!! thank you! my kids love watching the surprize egg videos. @boobooandlueyofficial ig

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    October 16, 2017

    Following on Youtube as Angela Hendricks

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    October 16, 2017

    Following on Twitter @KittieKad

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    October 16, 2017

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    October 16, 2017

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    October 16, 2017

    Following both IG accounts @Kitty.Kad

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    October 16, 2017

    Following as @travelswithtots ?

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    October 16, 2017

    @organcallyadorable

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    October 16, 2017

    Following on IG: @kuuipoforu
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    Subscribed on YT: Jamie E.
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    and subscribed to the toybox newsletter!!
    This looks super fun and I think my kiddos would enjoy this too! 🙂

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    October 15, 2017

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    October 14, 2017

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