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Jessica

Jessica is a holistic health counselor and work from home mom living in the middle of nowhere USA with her sweet little boy! She suffers from a serious case of compulsive globe-trotting and is always counting the days until her next move or adventure. You can often find her trying to get in her exercise in by lunging through the park while chasing after her very energetic little boy! She is constantly fueled and energized by her love for healthy eating and occasionally copious amounts of caffeine.

Lorena Canals: The Perfect Playroom Rug

As a parent, it is a constant battle to find a balance between a child friendly home and one that suits your adult taste. Children are known to leave a trail of messes wherever they go, no matter what surface they are told to play on. Whether it is juice, paint, or food, parents sometimes feel as though they are following their child’s trail, making sure there are no permanent stains left. In the constant parental search for products that make sense for families, rugs can be especially difficult to find when it feels like your only option is a cheap “play room” rug that can be replaced with each major stain. Anyone channeling their inner Joanna Gaines knows rugs are one of the most important parts of any room; they can either pull together a room’s décor or add another visually interesting element.  Once you have kids, playrooms become one of the most loved and essential rooms in the house and luckily Lorena Canals is on board with providing you the perfect rug option.

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Top STEM Gifts for Kids

 

Have you heard of the phrase “STEM learning” and wondered what it means?  It is a pretty hot topic these days.  And in case you are still in the dark about it, it simply stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. According to many, STEM is the future and it is a critical element to developing children into creators, thinkers, problem solvers, doers, innovators, and inventors. It is said that exposing children to simple STEM concepts from a young age can set the foundation for higher learning in the future. Check out this guide for a little bit more  information and some amazing products that would not only encourage these learning concepts but will also make for one excited kid during the holiday season.

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Gifting Unforgettable Experiences: 36 Hours in Whistler, British Columbia

“Gifting” experiences are one of the hottest new trends in this age of minimalism, so if you are looking for an awesome gift that will be unforgettable (and undoubtedly the best gift in the pile), a long weekend trip with friends or family is an amazing gesture. Whether it’s for birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, or other special occasions, giving someone a long weekend away can change their world. It opens their eyes to things they would not have otherwise experienced, invites the world into their hearts, and will create memories that will last a lifetime. There is no better gift than the gift of experience, and Whistler, British Columbia is a great place to start. 

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Our thoughts on the NFL protests….and why you should be concerned

Last week, The NFL spoke to Americans and the world with a silent action that has rung loudly throughout stadiums, homes, dinner tables, and has ridden the internet with articles, Facebook statuses, tweets and posts. It has clogged up the internet (some people may have even missed Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy announcement) with even more negativity, argument and resistance while creating even more division in a nation that has seemingly been venturing down a drastic path of division for some time.

All you have to do is scroll through your newsfeed to sense the division, negativity, anger and fear pouring out of people you know.  People use social media as a way of abruptly ending friendships, relationships and family ties, giving people the ability to unfollow peoples’ lives and decide that based on difference of opinions someone you’ve known forever is no longer worth your attention or time.

Here at Daily Mom we recognize the fact that we are all entitled to our own educated opinions. America is a beautiful country full of diverse people and we respect that – actually we love that.  This is a principle that we feel digs down into the very core of what this country should be about.  We want you to know that we respect that your opinions may differ from any one of ours and we would like to hear you out, even if it makes us uncomfortable. Why do we feel that way?  Because change and growth doesn’t happen in the face of comfort. It happens in the state of discomfort.  Rather than using the issues facing this country or  the NFL protests as a vehicle for generating hate and anger towards others, what if we instead acknowledge that we have all grown up with different life experiences leading us to our strong opinions, and opened our ears up to others, to hear their opinions, to show empathy towards their situations and stimulate productive and educational conversation. That is a movement that we want to get behind, a movement we want to showcase to our children.

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Gifting Unforgettable Experiences: 36 Hours in Vancouver with the Fairmont Hotel

Known in recent years for hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver, British Columbia is gem among gems when it comes to vacations for those who love natural landscapes and the outdoors. It is the ultimate eco-friendly escape made for foodies who love international fair and a quick, active, yet relaxing jaunt to our neighbors in the north.  “Gifting” experiences are one of the hottest new trends in this age of minimalism, so if you are looking for an awesome gift that will be unforgettable (and undoubtedly the best gift in the pile), a long weekend trip to Vancouver is the perfect thing. There are plenty of things to do for everyone in your group, whether you are taking a girls weekend, going with family, or venturing out for a solo tour. And finding a great hotel that is central to all the action, like the Fairmont Hotel, you will be sure to get in all the action during a quick getaway.

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36 Hours in Seattle with the Edgewater Hotel

Although Seattle is a well-known metropolitan city in the US, it’s still somewhat of a hidden gem when it comes to tourist attractions and vacation spots. Known mostly for it’s damp weather and the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee, this area of the Pacific Northwest has more natural beauty in it’s surrounding area than most experience on a typical vacation. And, having a gorgeous hotel with magnificent views, like the Edgewater Hotel, is the perfect compliment to this quick hop to one of the nation’s lesser known vacation spots. From Mt. Rainer down to Pike Place Market and over to Fremont, the list of spots to visit are as numerous as the coffee shops. 

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Prepping for Pre-K and Keeping it Minimal

I feel like it was just yesterday that my son was still latched onto me breastfeeding and I researching on my phone looking into all the different schooling options he would have when he finally reached that age. In hindsight, this is comical because it seems like I blinked and then there we were last year sending him off on his very first day of preschool. And now, I have blinked again and here we are about to start his second year of school in a Junior Kindergarten program at a local private school.

I have spent much of the last year working on simplifying, minimizing, and organizing our lives and our home. About a year or so ago, I decided that I had had enough with all the extra stuff or “fluff” as I like to call it. I felt that we were consuming too much, purchasing too much, and holding onto things for no real reason. In an effort to find a bit more peace of mind for my family and to show my son what is truly important and worth valuing in this life, I have worked very hard to clear through the clutter and focus on the things we really need. Figuring out what we really need and what constitutes fluff for our family is an everyday learning process, and with back to school upon us it has given me a fantastic opportunity to re-evaluate what is REALLY essential for going into the new school year.

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Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space with Plow and Hearth

With summer in full swing, we are all excited to get outdoors with the family and spend quality time together. All winter long, and most of the spring you spent cooped up indoors through bad weather and bitter temperatures. Now, it’s finally time to get outside and soak up the sun. The best part? Getting outdoors brings enjoyment through the summer and far into the fall. What better place to enjoy all of the beautiful weather to come with the family than from the comfort of your own backyard? Now, all you need to do is create the perfect outdoor family space. Sound overwhelming? Let Plow & Hearth help!

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From Studio to Street with Haven Collective

If you are shopping for new clothes, you likely have a set of requirements in your head. And if you are a busy mom shopping for new clothes, there is no doubt that one word pops right to the front of your mind: VERSATILE! With summer comes hectic schedules and long, hot days. Haven Collective Yoga makes it simple to head from your morning yoga class to running errands and meeting friends for lunch. Today, we need you to see and experience their amazing line of athleisure wear. From the company’s reason for inception to its mission statement and the gorgeous collection itself, it is quite simply a brand that NEEDS to be on your radar. And no need to worry – if you’ve never stepped foot in a yoga class, this clothing is still for you.

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Serenity Found: Getaway to the Catskills at Emerson Resort

When was the last time you felt truly relaxed and completely connected with all that is going on around you? Life certainly has a way of taking over. Between work, personal obligations, hauling the kids to sports, birthday parties, and class trips, the list just seems endless. Sometimes, with the monotony and business of day to day responsibilities you start to feel worn down as a person, mother, and wife. Slowing down is a foreign concept to many couples and families, yet it is the most overlooked way to rest and recharge. If you are looking for a getaway, whether just for adults or for the whole family, you simply cannot overlook the Emerson Resort and Spa located in the picturesque Catskills.

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Fit, Fashion, and Function with the See Kai Run Winter Collection

What is it that kid’s crave? This can be such a complex question yet it can also have such a simple answer. Kid’s crave adventure and fun and they also crave comfort. Children love to embrace the outdoors, they strive to have both small and large adventures everyday, and what seems like just a trip to a new store to you could be an exciting and eye opening experience for them.

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New Year- Smart Travel with Raden

Every time you pack for a trip do you plead with yourself to use some of those great packing tips you’ve pinned to your Pinterest board? Well, lucky for you, 2017 is the year to finally lighten your (packing) load, and what better way to do it than in style with the smart luggage company, Raden. During the upcoming year it is time to upgrade your luggage game in a new and exciting way with a bag that is as tech savvy and smart as it is aesthetically appealing.

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Stroller Guide: Compact Luxury with Pockit by GB

When’s the last time you looked in the back of your car and all you could think of was how much stuff comes along with having kids? Between the diaper bag, the toys, odds and ends strewn across your car floor, a stroller, and the countless other extras that you aren’t quite sure how they made their way in there – the truth is that having little kids means stuff just seems to multiply and extra space seems to rapidly decline. Do you remember the days of a clean back seat or a non-stop flight with one small carry on bag? Children are certainly precious bundles of joy, but they definitely come with their share of bulky baggage. There are so many amazing companies out there that are on a mission to simplify parent’s lives and lighten their load, literally. GB USA is giving parents an amazing, much lighter, and simple excuse to do just that with their Pockit Stroller.

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