Learning Their Love Language

This post has been sponsored by Pup-Peroni®. I received product and compensation, but all opinions are my own.   When we adopted Theo as a small pup, I was immediately surprised at how humanlike his needs and emotions were. I felt initially overwhelmed (in a great way)...

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Quality Kid-Time

Summer is quickly coming to a close and while the temperatures are still high enough to allow us into the pool and barbecuing late into the evening, routine and schedules are on the horizon. My oldest two children, Jack who is 11 and Zoe, nearly...

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Back Yard Date Night

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds It’s not easy to admit this, but the reality of my life is I don’t prioritize myself or my marriage as often and regularly as I should be. I am fully invested into the wellbeing of my children,...

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Safe, Secure and Comprehensive Shopping for Five!

Sponsored by PayPal Towards the end of summer, the seven of us tend to start unravelling. We’ve stayed up late watching movies with homemade popcorn and cooking smore’s on campfires, we’ve swam in oceans, lakes and chlorinated pools, so much that our blonde, sun bleached hair...

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Errands Made Easy

This post is sponsored by Walgreens and SheKnows Media.   My husband and I often use our experience raising children in New York City as a barometer to measure our aptitude as parents in the suburbs. Every day, as I’m loading my kids into the bus of...

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Back To School Fashion with the All New Gymboree!

We are excited for school starting in just three weeks. Jack is heading to sixth grade (middle school!), Zoe will be in fifth grade, Beau will be in first grade, Evvie will be in Pre-Kindergarten and Demi will be happy to have all the attention...

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Baking Sweet Treats with My Sweet Girl

I will be the first to admit that the Shyba Family is fully onboard on the fall + winter pumpkin flavored holiday train. We don’t go totally overboard, but as soon as we are able to pick out the sweet sugar pie pumpkins for roasting,...

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The Many Layers of Parenting Big Kids

I feel like my day to day lineup of personal responsibilities is already fairly long. Adding in the layers of household duties and each child’s emotional and practical needs and we have our hours and minutes more than accounted for. When it comes to priorities,...

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Furry Friends on the Furniture: An Exciting Giveaway

This blog post is sponsored by BISSELL, but the opinions are all mine. I always seem to forget what it’s like having a puppy and a toddler at Christmastime. We only just put the new tree skirt under the tree and it was ruined within moments!...

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House of Shyba: Decking The Halls

This blog post is written in partnership with and sponsored by Big Lots. Often I find that the anticipation of an event, a trip, or a major holiday is the most stressful part of the entire experience. As my family grows, this kind of anxiety also...

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