Author: abbey

  • Piperoos #Giveaway

    Piperoos are the best thing that has so many different uses. The uses are to be used as a parent or as a pet owner. These were created in 2014. When the creator had her baby, she received gifts that were homemade cotton pads. She found so many uses for them that she wanted to […]

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  • Summer Movies for Kids

    Looking for something fun to do this summer in North Iowa with the family that won’t break the bank?  Take a hiatus from the heat and enjoy an excursion to the movie theatre. Again this year, CEC Theaters in Mason City will be showing kid-friendly movies on Wednesday mornings.  Each ticket is only $2, and […]

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  • 2016 North Iowa Citywide Garage Sales

      I love garage sale season, and finding a great deal, especially for baby stuff.  Here in North Iowa, almost every city has a dedicated day and/or weekend for citywide sales, so shoppers can hit a bunch of sales all at once.  I will keep a running list all year so you can make sure […]

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  • Newborn Essentials

    This post has been compensated. All opinions are 100% my own   Everyone loves to get newborn babies cute little outfits, and Gymboree has added a new line of newborn essentials that would be that perfect first gift. I brought my first baby home from the hospital in an adorable outfit from Gymboree, and they […]

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  • Lenava Ovia Baby Video Monitor Giveaway

    A baby monitor is a must-have for many families with new babies. The best ones are video monitors, allowing new parents to not only hear, but also see their precious child. Here is your chance to win one of your own:   Welcome to the Levana Ovia Baby Video Monitor Giveaway! Hosted By: Nanny to […]

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  • Can I Caucus with Kids?

    This post may contain affiliate links. However, all opinions are 100% my own. As Iowans, we have the chance to kick off the 2016 presidential election season with the Iowa Caucus.  Many parents have a newfound interest in the outcome of political decisions once they have children, as so many issues affect our family’s future.  However, […]

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  • Multicultural Children’s Book Day

    I have received a complementary book to facilitate my review, however all opinions are 100% my own.  This post may contain affiliate links. I was privileged to be able to review a children’s book for this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day, which we celebrate today.  As a lover of Children’s Literature, I am so excited to […]

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  • 2016 Reading Challenge: Book 1

    I am making a personal challenge for myself to read at least 30 new books this year.  At least 12 of these will be from my lending library and/or related to my work, and the rest can be just for fun.  I keep track each year of how many books I read, and try to […]

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  • Carlson Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld

    The girls and I have been visiting our family in Illinois this week for Christmas break, and by Wednesday the weather was finally decent enough to get out of the house for a while.  We decided to head into Rockford to a place where both of my girls could be thoroughly entertained. Carlson Ice Arena […]

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  • 12/28/15 Baby Tabloid

    This weeks US Weekly edition featured two stories about supportive fathers, and I couldn’t pick just one to share.  Support from a husband/partner/father is so important, both during pregnancy, and after a baby is born. During Pregnancy Sometimes during pregnancy the best thing that a dad/partner can do is just to remind the expectant mom […]

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