Schoola – Support Schools by Shopping

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As we hear more and more about cuts in school spending we know that means more than just less money... it means fewer programs, complete program cuts and in many cases even inadequate staff. As we find ourselves in an age where public school is declining in so many areas parents are (despite paying taxes) having to chip in for more and more of their child's education if they want to continue seeing programs such as art and music continue to be offered in school. So what happens when that isn't ... [ Read More ]

Proper Sun Protection with Banana Boat #Sponsored #MC

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Sadly, summer is coming to an end, and so is my reign as a Banana Boat Ambassador, but just because school will be starting soon, doesn't mean you can stop worrying about sun protection! I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Banana Boat® Sun Care. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Here are a few tips from Banana Boat that I have found really work with my family to help keep ... [ Read More ]

Confronting Learning Disabilities – A Parent’s Guide

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The reality of learning disabilities can be a really tough one to swallow as a parent. The idea that anyone would label our child - a child that we know to be intelligent, creative and curious - in any negative way is almost always a shock and can even be devastating. Pair that with the fact that often, parents find out when they show up to what they thought would be a regular school conference, instead they are met with a room full of people they do not know, who are all prepared to present ... [ Read More ]

Huggies & Costco – A major PLUS! #sponsored #MC #SnugandDryPlus

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Two of my favorite brands, Costco & Huggies, have joined forces to bring you the newest and best in diapers and wipes, and I am lucky enough to be a Huggies Costco Ambassador.  Introducing Huggies Snug and Dry Plus and Huggies Nature Care Plus Wipes - only available at Costco and Costco.com! I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. These ... [ Read More ]

Timewarp 2010 – Watch Me Mommy

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It's amazing looking back through old posts and finding words that I still need to hear and remember. Today I was taking a look back four years ago at posts from summer 2010 - August 25th to be exact. At that point my littlest guys were 4 1/2. I now understand even more than ever that kids never outgrow the need to be recognized and loved. This is such a simple and short post but the reminder is poignant and applies to all our lives in motherhood, no matter where we are at in the process. Watch ... [ Read More ]

Simply Said with Shera

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As any regular reader here at A Frog In My Soup knows, I love DIY projects. The one area I have yet to truly conquer is finding a way to create vinyl wall art and other lettering for the various decorations I have been wanting throughout my home, especially not without investing in expensive equipment. A year and a half after moving into our "new" house and my walls are ALL still completely bare! {GASP!!} Recently, one particular company keeps jumping in front of me through various sources, ... [ Read More ]

Conquering Summer Boredom

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I know If there's any time I am likely to hear the dreaded "B" word it's during the summer months, and I know I'm not alone. There's not many things that can make a parent's skin crawl more easily than hearing their child whine "I'm BORED". With my kids, it's expressed more in behavior, they have learned not to say it because when they do I tend to give them jobs to do. Keeping them out of a state of boredom is ideal, since... well, who knows what they will get themselves into otherwise. Plan ... [ Read More ]

Banana Boat – For Men! #BBBestSummer #MC #Sponsored

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Whenever my husband has dry skin, chapped lips, or the need for any other "girly" products, he comes to me.  He will steal my lotion, use my chapstick, borrow my hair product, and then go on to complain about how it smells bad - too flowery, too sweet, too "girl-ish".  When he needs face wash or sunscreen or anything else that resides in the skin care aisle of the grocery store, it's my job to buy it because "I know better".  Well, here's what I know... Honey, no need to steal my sunscreen ... [ Read More ]

I’m a Banana Boat Ambassador! #BBBestSummer

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I am so excited to announce that I am an official Banana Boat Best Summer Ever Ambassador!  That means, that over the next few months you will get to hear all about our summer adventures and how Banana Boat is protecting our family. I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Banana Boat® Sun Care. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. There are so many fun activities that we get to ... [ Read More ]