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Dani lives in North Carolina with her two preschoolers. She is a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom who loves to clean and organize anything and everything. Her happiness is found in Jesus, days at the spa, and combating dark chocolate peanut butter cups with everyday workouts at the gym. She owns an online clothing boutique, Melody Lane, and a lifestyle/freelance photography business, Dani Nicole Photography.

6 Girls-Trip Approved Dining Digs in Vegas

You’ve decided to load up the ladies and girl trip it to Vegas. Whether it’s for a bachelorette party, a birthday celebration, or just a plain ‘ol have-fun trip, besides finding the best hotel and most entertaining shows, you should have a general idea of the coolest and most delicious places to grab a bite to eat during your stay. You’ll definitely need to keep your energy up while hitting the dance floors and pulling the slots, so let us give you our top six girls-trip approved dining digs in Sin City.

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The Ultimate Family-Friendly Camping Gear Guide

With 13,000 public campgrounds in the US and Canada (and that doesn’t even count private ones or go-pitch-a-tent-in-an-abandoned-field ones), we have good reason to believe that the oftentimes thought of extinct act of camping does still, in fact, exist. That there are still families who own a sleeping bag and a canteen and aren’t afraid to put down the smartphone for a night or two warms our souls. So, as the temperature starts to thaw, the kids begin to remember what grass and trees are, and Mom and Dad are finally ready to tackle that New Year’s resolution of “spend more time together as a family”, it’s time to circle a weekend on the calendar and go good ol’ fashioned camping!

We won’t let you take ol’ fashioned camping too literally, though. In this day and age, even basic camping gear comes with bells and whistles. We’re excited to show you what the camping gear industry looks like today, and what essential – yet oh so cool – products are out there to give your family-friendly camping excursion a modern and just-like-home feel.

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6 Things a #momboss Carries In Her Purse

#momboss
an ambitious, highly driven, fierce, and outspoken mother who gets the job done, whether that job is being a homemaker, a stay at home mom, a career woman, a working mom, or a momtrepreneur.

Raise your hand if you have the t-shirt, or at least the blood, sweat, and tears that earn you the t-shirt. These days, women get.shit.done. But, we don’t do it alone. Every single day, that one loyal companion is always by our side, providing us with everything we need to keep hustlin’. You know who that is… your bag. The deep, filled to the brim hole that holds your entire life up by two leather straps. It’s time to chat about what essentials a #momboss truly needs in her purse, because a successful woman knows what’s needed and what she can leave behind. Let that deep business-savvy truth sink in for a second, then flip your purse upside down and start purging. Just be sure to keep…

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Lord Jones Cannabis Infused Lotion – for “weed”-iculously good healing

We pride ourselves here at Daily Mom on always finding the most unique products and brands to introduce to our readers. So when we stumble upon items that are unconventional and dare we say controversial, we jump on them! We believe in accepting, challenging, and educating ourselves on everything that is out there, because you never know when you might find the next best thing, or the next best thing for your best friend, your mom, or your crazy neighbors.

With that mild disclaimer out of the way, our Daily Mom Spotlight today is featuring Lord Jones, the Los Angeles based brand who brings the world the finest cannabis infused products, whether you “need” them (the research DOES say…) or you just want to relive your college days in a more legalized, accepted, and refined manner – hey, no judgement here!

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Ditch the Mascara with Rodan + Fields Lash Boost

A woman’s staple makeup product is mascara; every makeup bag has one, and if you’re playing by the rules, you’re buying a new tube every three months. Even if you’re forgoing a full face morning makeup application – who are you really trying to impress in the carpool lane anyways? – we can betcha that a quick swipe of mascara subconsciously makes its way across your lashes. Let’s face it ladies, we all want Twiggy looking eyes, that pop and shine, with lush lashes a mile long.

Although wanting the lusted after celebrity windows to your soul, we probably would prefer going a more natural route instead of sticky fakes and extensions, and lord knows what other pricey and exotic treatments they are using these days. Well, for us regular ‘ol ladies who prefer au naturale with little to no maintenance or work – we’re not lazy, we’re moms, c’mon – Rodan + Fields has come to our rescue with their life changing – no, we’re not being dramatic, it’s our EYES we’re talking about here! – new Lash Boost serum, that easily and gradually – because good things come to those who wait – gives your lashes more length, thickness, and darkness.

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A Winter Retreat at Old Edwards Inn & Spa – Highlands, NC

Nestled halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta, amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, sits the quaint mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina. A town that is pristinely maintained, with bustling boutiques, inspiring cuisine, and breathtaking views, the Highlands is home to a uniquely European style retreat that spans the town, giving you the feel of staying at a one-room, private bed and breakfast, yet delivering a wide variety of upscale accommodation options. It’s basically a hotel resort spread out and amongst the town, providing a homey feel and an interactive vibe. This winter, enjoy the bare tree beauty and the crisp air that surrounds Old Edwards Inn & Spa, while you retreat to their retreat.

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Fresh Monster Natural Haircare For Your Little Monsters!

At the end of the day, when you’re filling up the tub and tossing the toys inside, you’re probably too exhausted for bubble baths and bath crayons, playing boats and rubber duckies; you just want the kids in and out, clean and smelling good. The last thing on your mind is what’s inside the bath products you have lined up on the soggy shower shelf. But, you probably should pay a bit of attention to the liquids, gels, and sprays that are coating your kid’s skin and hair on a daily basis. Most of them aren’t as pretty on the inside as they look on the outside.

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How to Spend 5 Fulfilling Days in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Whether you are exploring this amazing island in the dead of winter as a throwback to the summer that left too soon or as an actual summer vacation to embrace the heat and sunshine that the season brings, Turks & Caicos will not disappoint! If this is your first time in the tropical British territory – or even if you travel here every year (because, really, why wouldn’t you!) – we have a fulfilling 5 day itinerary all drawn up for you, complete with our very own Daily Mom Turks Tips and chock full of original photos taken by editor Dani, all guaranteed to provide you with an island experience that is both active, view-worthy, and relaxing.

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Escape the Winter Blues at Ocean Club Resorts Turks & Caicos

As winter starts to settle over most of us in the US, our moods drop, our energy levels dissipate, our skin pales, and our hearts start wishing for the warm sun again — at least for those of us who are summer babies and suffer from self-diagnosed seasonal affective disorder. Don’t let the snowbanks and looming months of scarves and earmuffs get you down this year. Escape it all for a week, round up your other winter-weary friends and family, and book a ticket to year-round sunny Turks & Caicos.

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Keep Little Toes Toasty with KEEN Kids Footwear – Winter 2016

The leaves have fallen and the Christmas tree is decked out, there’s either snow on the ground or just a bite to the air, the kids are bundled up in jackets and gloves while you frantically tie a scarf around your neck before opening the door… yup, it’s winter. The first day of winter actually; December 21st marks the first day of the cold season for 2016. And what better way to ring in snowflakes and hot chocolate than with a post about one of our favorite brands, KEEN, and their bright, unique, and winter-ready boots for the little toes in your family!

You may be dreading boot season, but unless you plan on escaping to the tropics for the next few months, it’s here, and it’s here for a while. So go ahead and cheer yourself up by being extra prepared for whatever the weather throws at you this year, by making sure your kid’s feet are protected from the elements, toasty warm and dry, and of course, super stylish.

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Soothing Scents from Chesapeake Bay Candle

A scent can take your mind on an adventure, dig up precious memories, and alert your senses to a new high. Whether it’s a familiar scent or a brand new one, there’s nothing more relaxing than savoring the fragrance of life. To make your home and your space a soothing atmosphere, candles are the classic way to deliver scents that fit your personality or give you the qualities you need at that moment. Chesapeake Bay Candle has been providing consumers with a wide array of candles, fragrance carriers, and accessories for over 20 years, making them one of the most popular candle brands around the world.

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Natural Deodorant (that actually works!) PiperWai

How many times during the day do you sneak a peek over both shoulders, then casually and quickly lift up an arm and take a quick whiff? Probably more times than you care to admit. It’s okay, we’re right there with you. There’s something about deodorant that rubs (no pun intended!) people the wrong way, whether it’s the questionable ingredients that make you cringe and keeps you pouring money into your HSA account for the inevitable cancer that you’re bound to get from just trying to keep your body odor at bay or the morning battle with the white stick and the black sleeveless dress – we all know who wins that war. Finally, there’s a real solution to the deodorant dreads, and we are head over heels in love and super excited to introduce you to a little jar of magical creme that takes the stink and the stains away – for real!

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Back to School Stylin’ with Carter’s at Kohl’s

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. We were paid for this post and received the included Carter’s clothing as compensation.

Back to school means new clothes shopping! Whether you love it or hate it, it must be done. So why not make it easy on yourself by stocking up on one brand at one store, for both your daughters and your sons? Save yourself time, money, and the hassle this year. It can be done!

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Keep Film Alive! Capture your Summer the Old-School Way

Think back to summer camp when you were a child. Chances are your mom had stuck a few disposable cameras in your backpack and sent you on your way. You didn’t think twice before pushing the shutter button, and when the week was over, you couldn’t wait to get home and have your pictures developed so you could see what you actually shot and relive those magical moments. That was the norm. That was how people took pictures. You had hard copy images you could hold in your hand, and chances are, you kinda loved it.

This summer, go retro on your road trip, tropical escape, or staycation by popping those tiny tubes of 35mm film back into your bag. But in this day and age, of course things have advanced, including film, disposable and instant cameras, and accessories, so your film experience will be anything but old news!

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3 things you should tell yourself before getting into your swimsuit

It’s swimsuit season, usually a dreaded time for women everywhere, except for the ones whose bodies we ogle over, whose Instagram pictures we stare at until our eyes bleed, and those who make us feel like no matter how many hours we put into the gym or how many calories we count we will never amount to their bikini-goddess-role-modelness. What if this summer though, we learn how to embrace the body we’ve been graciously given, we try instead to become healthier rather than 6 pack toned, we enjoy our family and friends instead of living in the pit of gym-hell, and we tell ourselves a few things before getting into our swimsuit that might actually build us up instead of tear us down.

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