What Questions to Ask During a Back to School Video Interview with Your Child

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Awhile ago my husband and I watched this documentary series called Two Brothers and I loved how a father did video interviews over the years and compiled it together into a moving piece of family history! My friend and blogger Jennifer Borget of Cherish365 is great at doing these video interviews with her kids on their birthdays (and is a way better videographer than me!) and it's inspired me to want to do it with my kids too. Plus, all those wonderful and touching video montages and other great things you see on Facebook of parents doing every year with their kids to document their growth over the years, is just so touching and ...

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ThredUp Opened Its First Store. Here’s What You Need to Know about It

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Secondhand clothing store in San Marcos, Texas - First physical retail store for ThredUp. Consignment store | Fashion | Name Brand Clothes | Style

This post is sponsored by ThredUp San Marcos. All opinions are my own. I've been ordering clothes online from for over two years now. ThredUp is the largest online thrift store with some 20 million users and offers like-new secondhand name brand and designer clothing in women, plus, juniors, maternity, boys, and girls. They also sell secondhand shoes, purses, hats, belts, and other accessories. Thanks to their referral program, and low-price points, most of the clothes I've purchased were free! I've picked up some amazing new pieces for myself, some great new shoes for myself and my kids, and lots of clothes for my four ...

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How to Keep Messy Eating Toddlers’ Messes to a Minimum

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This post was developed in partnership with Similac. All opinions on messy eating toddlers are my own. Toddlers are adorable with the cute way they say things, the new things they can do each day, and their chubbiness. But, they are also ridiculously messy when they eat. Like, get out the hose (or at least the tub) afterward messy. It's nuts. And I know this is doubly true when you have twin toddlers.... At a certain point, toddlers develop this strong sense of autonomy and independence and will not let you feed them yourself. And when you have multiple children, taking the time to spoon feed or fork-feed everything they ...

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How to Get Young Kids Learning Math – Zap Zap Kindergarten Math App Review

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Zap Zap Kindergarten Math App

You'd think that with a husband who is earning a PhD in Mathematics Education our kids would all be budding math geniuses. But, that's not the case... And it's not because I hate math or wasn't good at math in school. I, too, enjoyed math and did fairly well in the subject. Teaching it to our kids in our homeschool has been slow going though. In order to give my now preschooler a little advantage and practice with some basic math concepts like number recognition, plus and minus, shapes, and measurements, I've been looking into some apps for him to play during our school hours. Zap Zap Kindergarten Math App Review I was ...

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Here’s What a 23andMe DNA Kit Will Reveal about You

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I received a free 23andMe DNA kit in exchange for this review. Opinions are my own. Knowing your family history is an important part of understanding who you are, why you are the way that you are, and gain some perspective. Understanding your own personal family history, and personal narrative is said to be a deciding factor in what helps make a person happy in life. But, some of us don't really know who we are, where we came from, or our ancestry, for various reasons. I am blessed to know much of mine thanks to my family keeping good records over the years. But, still, there is much to be uncovered. While knowing your ...

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3 of the Best Ways to Clean Grout in Your Bathroom

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Tiles are one of those things that you either love or hate, or love to hate. Many love how they look, and the added color they can bring to a space, and so on. But, we all know that cleaning the grout between the tiles can be a royal pain in the butt. Cleaning grout is often a very time intensive activity, especially if you have tiny tiles and lots of them. In our current apartment, we are blessed to have large tiles and only in our bathroom showers. But, like most tiles and grout, it's gotten yellow, dirty, and even moldy in a few spots. Even though we recently removed mold from our shower caulking, the grout was still ...

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What Foods and Drinks to Pack for a Long Family Road Trip

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Ultimate Packing list of Food and Drink to bring on a long family road trip! Little kids, preschoolers, babies and adults will enjoy the list!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Tree Top. All opinions are my own.   At the beginning of June, our family went on a massive family road trip. We drove from Central Texas to Omaha, Nebraska and then from Omaha, Nebraska to Indianapolis, Indiana, and then back home to Central Texas, in a massive 2800 mile road trip with four children over the course of only six days. My oldest niece got married in Omaha and we wanted to go to her wedding. Coincidentally, my husband's grandmother, and our only remaining grandparent between us, would be visiting his parents in Indiana the same week as the ...

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The Prayer that Changed My Life

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This post is sponsored by Mormon.org. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When I was in high school, one of my friends started making some bad choices, choices she and I both knew were not in line with what we had been taught at church in all of our many years of attending together. And I resented her for it. I couldn't stand to look at her, knowing that she was doing these things, and trying to hide them from me. It infuriated me. I was angry. And hurt. How could she willingly sin against God?  Was it really worth it to do something so serious? To put her eternal salvation, long-term happiness, and future on the ...

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How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Shower Caulking

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How to Get Rid of Mold in Caulking - Remove Mold in Bathroom bathtub shower caulk | cleaning tip trick hacks for moldly caulking in bathroom

Want to know how to get rid of moldy caulking in your shower? Use the following cleaning tip to remove black mold from caulk around your tub. Everyone knows mold is gross. Unhealthy. Bad for you. Yet, it's in pretty much every home, especially in areas where there is moisture naturally, like in your bathroom! We have mold growing in our bathroom, along our bathtub, in the caulking that's there. As we live in an apartment, it's not exactly up to us to remove and replace the moldy caulking, though that would be the ideal way to deal with the situation - remove the caulking and reapply new caulking around our tub, addressing any ...

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How to Clean Shower Heads the Easy Eco-Friendly Way

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How to clean shower head in your bathroom with a vinegar soak | cleaning tip hack tutorial | DIY natural green cleaning

Showerheads are known to develop calcium and hard water buildup over time and usage which may hinder the flow of water and water pressure coming out of your shower head. Following this cleaning tutorial below and learn how to clean a shower head with vinegar. Taking a shower is something many Americans do every single day. Sometimes multiple showers in a day! But, cleaning your shower doesn't happen every day, and when it does, it likely avoids cleaning the shower head! With all the spray holes, tiny spaces between, and hard-water build-up and grossness, we avoid it, and just deal with whatever water pressure it puts ...

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