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Summer Fun with Fairy Tales Hair Care

This post was sponsored by Fairy Tales Hair Care   Summer, summer, summer time!   It’s almost officially summer! It’s been pretty warm here in Arizona for awhile, but we just now started having pool days. My little ones have loved cooling off in the pool, but the sun and water has definitely affected their hair. I recently started using the Sun & Swim collection from Fairy Tales Hair Care after the girls get out of the water and it has worked wonders! — Living in  ...

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Road Trippin’ (Part Two) – Day One: Washington to California

Part two of my “Road Trippin'” series is here!   In this post I’ll be covering the first day of our trip: Tacoma, WA → Eureka, CA.   Our road trip began in Tacoma, WA. Our goal was to make it to Eureka, CA before dark. Unfortunately, we left a bit late, so we didn’t arrive quite on time, but who is ever on time with kids?   Here’s the route we took:   We ate breakfast before we left, so our first stop was right before Salem, OR, to eat lunch  ...

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Motherhood

Why Your Child Needs A Routine + A Free Printable Daily Routine Chart

I always knew routines were important. Not just for kids, but for everyone. Routines teach structure, discipline, and give purpose to the day. But I had no idea that the lack of a routine could cause the issues I have been dealing with for months now. — Lately, I’ve really been struggling with parenting my 3 year old, Elsie. Everything was a fight, from brushing her hair to eating meals. She would throw such big tantrums that she almost seemed out of control. I wondered whether her  ...

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Road Trippin’ (Part One): How to Prepare & What to Pack

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more info. We are a military family, which means moving every 2-3 years is the norm. But just recently, we took our first PCS road trip and boy, was it an adventure.   It was our first long trip as a family and we had no idea what to expect. There was a lot of trial and error over the course of our 4 day drive from Washington to Texas, so I’m writing this post to share what worked and what didn’t. I’ll  ...

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