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Alivia's 3 Sick Day Survival Shows #StreamTeam

Wow. It has been one heck of a month. I have been all over the place and finally things are starting to slow down a little bit for us. For those that don’t follow us on social media, we have been battling a pretty angry bout of Asthma with little bug. She sees an allergist every 3 months and we’re currently working through finding a medication solution that works best

SoleGirls

My daughter recently started her first semester of Sole Girls; an empowerment program for tween girls with focus not only on issues girls face day to day, what with hormones, growing up, body image and more, but also has a running component. This physical activity addition helps her meet her weekly quota of exercise, but also is building endurance, confidence, and flexibility. Empowering girls, between 8-12, to set goals, be

Awesome Pack

I’m a total sucker for subscription services, I’ve got one for myself and a few for Alivia. I like having extra little trinkets and toys stashed away for rainy days and rewards but find it challenging to make it to multiple different stores to find award winning games and toys, and still manage to do it with her with me. When we first teamed up with AwesomePack for a review,

Easy Daysies Alivia Calendar

One of the biggest challenges in our home is our morning routine, Alivia wakes up and starts playing immediately. During the weekend this is fine with us, but during the week we are on a bit more of a tight schedule and need to get out the door just a little bit quicker. I find I am constantly repeating myself with her morning routine – get up and get dressed,

Barefoot Books

I learned to read at a very early age, thanks to my dad, and have been a bit of a bookworm ever since. I love finding unique books, retellings of classic stories, books that I’ve never seen anywhere else. Often this is through a garage sale, sometimes the library, but usually the books I see, especially for kids, are of well-loved characters, celebrated authors and/or popular among the young set.

Highlights Magazine

Raise your hand if you remember Highlights Magazine! I see you over there… anyone who grew up in my era definitely remembers this magazine. In fact it probably looked a lot like the photo to the left didn’t it?  It was often found in the school library, doctors offices and if you were lucky, your parents had it delivered to your house! I have fond memories of reading Highlights at