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Kristen

Kristen lives in Alabama with her handsome hubby and sweet son. Happily, she left behind the life of a Washington D.C. attorney to be a stay at home mama in the south. Her days are filled with writing, photography, and dance parties with her son. On a mission to use her life to love God and love others, you will also find her fiercely working on the many causes near and dear to her heart. She gets it all done thanks to Jesus, chai tea, dark chocolate, and wine.

Bring Your family to Box Elder County, Utah

In the north of Utah, there is a naturally beautiful little corner of the world where nature and history have been protected and preserved. Here you can bring your family for some old fashioned fun. This is a place to unplug and connect with the world and each other in a wonderful way. Doesn’t that sound amazing? It is not too good to be true. Just say no to screen time! In Box Elder County, Utah, your family will look everywhere but at your screens. Look to the skies, glimpse to the past, and take in the fun all around on your next family trip. 

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Family Time In Tallahassee

In North Florida, there is a city just waiting to welcome you and your family. If you want a quick getaway with your kids that will give you all the opportunities to unplug from the busyness of real life and reconnect with each other, Tallahassee is the place for you. Florida’s capital city is the perfect destination for a long weekend. In just three days you can slow down and make the kind of unique memories that last a lifetime, and all without breaking the bank. We want to share with you our favorite family friendly fun in Tallahassee.

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9 Signs That You Need A New Mattress

There are some big purchases that we all have to make. Some things are just necessities, and even though we might not like opening our wallet up for these big ticket items, at some point we have to do so. One of those purchases is a mattress. You have to sleep, and unless you want to start sleeping on the floor, you need a mattress. Here’s the problem many of us have when it comes to mattresses: we don’t know when to buy a new one. We hold onto an old mattress long past its usefulness, and we suffer because of this. Mattresses aren’t designed to last forever, and just like everything else in our world, technology is making mattresses smarter and more comfortable. As parents, we already are lacking in the sleep department. Make the sleep you do get count by replacing your mattress. Not sure if you need to start shopping for a new bed? Here are nine signs it is time to upgrade to a new mattress.

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The Daily Mom Father’s Day Unboxing and Giveaway 2017

Father’s Day is less than 2 weeks away! If you’re like us, you are still trying to decide what to get for the dads in your life. Let’s face it, dads are notoriously difficult to shop for, and because of that, they often end up with some classically boring and predictable gifts like socks and ties. We can do better than that. We can thrill every dad on our shopping list this year with a gift that is unexpected and will be well loved. Think outside the tie box and explore some new Father’s Day gift options by joining Daily Mom for our first ever Father’s Day Unboxing. We’ve got all the details below to set you on the path to totally nailing your shopping for Dad this year.

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How to Choose A Perfect Party Dress

From the moment you get an invitation to an event that requires a party dress, you get excited, like a little girl, ready to pick out a new pretty piece to add to your wardrobe. Nothing makes a woman feel like royalty than a new dress! Whether you are dressing for a charity event, wedding, or cocktail party, you want to find a dress that will be perfect just for you. There are some factors to consider when purchasing a new party dress. Follow these tips to get the right dress for the right occasion. 

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Family Life Unfiltered with Burrow

When you set up your living spaces, are you setting them up for real life with your family? Do you let your kids live on your furniture, or do you find yourself constantly fretting over stains and rough play? Is your home a place where everyone is comfortable, or does it feel more like a museum? It doesn’t make sense to fill our homes with stuff that we feel the need to tip toe around. Why do we let our furniture control us? Your sofa shouldn’t be the boss of you. However, until now we have had two choices when buying a sofa: buy something cheap and replace it every few years once your family wears it out or buy something expensive and fret over every movement around that sofa knowing you can’t afford to replace it anytime soon. You can have a sofa you love and you can live your family life unfiltered, thanks to a super cool new company called Burrow

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Don’t Miss Daily Mom at the JPMA Baby Show 2017

This week in Anaheim, California, the best brands for all things baby are gathering for the JPMA Baby Show. It is so exciting to see all the new products and innovations happening in the world of prenatal and baby care and everyone who is anyone in the baby world will be there. If you have never heard of the JPMA Baby Show, that’s because it is brand new. This huge event, happening May 9-13th, is a first for the JPMA. Curious? Want to know who the JPMA is and what will happen at this event? Daily Mom will be coming to you LIVE from the show. We’ve got you covered with all that information and more. 

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2017 Baby Show Preview with Mima

There’s a seriously cool event about to happen in Anaheim, California: the JPMA Baby Show 2017! This world class trade show features the best of the best when it comes to products for families. This show combines an educational conference, trade show, and consumer day. The JPMA Baby Show runs May 9th-13th. Like most trade shows, it is for industry insiders, but on May 13th there is a consumer day at the show! If you are in the Anaheim area, come check it out for yourself on May 13th.

We have some amazing brands that we will feature from the show. 2,000 to 3,000 attendees will be there, and our Managing Editor, Elena, is one of them. Elena is going to go live on Daily Mom’s Facebook from the JPMA Baby Show next week. Elena will have a special Facebook live event with the cool people from Mima, and we hope you will join us to check out their strollers and car seats and ask questions. In the meantime, here is a preview of what Mima is all about so you can get excited about what they will present at the JPMA Baby Show.

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2017 Baby Show Preview with DadWare

There’s a seriously cool event about to happen in Anaheim, California: the JPMA Baby Show 2017! This world class trade show features the best of the best when it comes to products for families. This show combines an educational conference, trade show, and consumer day. The JPMA Baby Show runs May 9th-13th. Like most trade shows, it is for industry insiders, but on May 13th there is a consumer day at the show! If you are in the Anaheim area, come check it out for yourself on May 13th.

We have some amazing brands that we will feature from the show. 2,000 to 3,000 attendees will be there, and our Managing Editor, Elena, is one of them. Elena is going to go live on Daily Mom’s Facebook from the JPMA Baby Show next week. Elena will have a special Facebook live event with the cool people from DadWare, and we hope you will join us to check out their shirts and gowns and ask questions. In the meantime, here is a preview of what DadWare is all about so you can get excited about what they will present at the JPMA Baby Show.

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2017 Baby Show Preview with Clek

There’s a seriously cool event about to happen in Anaheim, California: the JPMA Baby Show 2017! This world class trade show features the best of the best when it comes to products for families. This show combines an educational conference, trade show, and consumer day. The JPMA Baby Show runs May 9-13th. Like most trade shows, it is for industry insiders, but on May 13th there is a consumer day at the show! If you are in the Anaheim area, come check it out for yourself on May 13th.

We have some amazing brands that we will feature from the show. 2,000 to 3,000 attendees will be there, and our Managing Editor Elena, is one of them. Elena is going to go live on Daily Mom’s Facebook from the JPMA Baby Show next week. Elena will have a special Facebook live event with the cool people from Clek, and we hope you will join us to check out the seats and ask questions. In the meantime, here is a preview of what Clek is all about so you can get excited about what they will present at the JPMA Baby Show.

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11 Tips to Prepare Dad for a New Baby

You’re expecting. Congratulations! Even though you are the only person in your relationship that is physically pregnant, your partner is expecting too. Having a baby for the first time brings a lot of unknowns for both of you. Don’t forget about Daddy when you are preparing for life with baby. Dads should be parents with moms, 50-50. While Mama may get all the attention with her growing baby belly, here are 11 tips to prepare Dad for a new baby.

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Gifts Teachers Will Actually Love

The end of the school year is upon us. Before you grab your kids and run off on summer vacation, it is time to take a moment to show some love to the teachers who have been pouring so much into your children all school year long. Teachers are such a huge part of our kids’ lives. It is bittersweet to move on at the end of the year to the next grade. You are sad to say goodbye to the teachers your child has grown to love, but excited to get to know the new teachers in the fall. Each teacher shares a little piece of his or her heart with your children, and your children carry that through the rest of their lives. To show your love and gratitude this year, think outside the box when it comes to teacher appreciation gifts. Here are a few gifts we’ve gathered that teachers will actually love.

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Feed Your Brain in 15 Minutes A Day

You’re curious. You have always loved learning. Being a mom, especially to a demanding baby, can be mind numbing. Some days you go all day without an adult conversation, you watch more TV than you want, and you’re embarrassed about how much time you spend scrolling through social media feeds because all the baby wants to do is nurse. We’ve all been there. What happened to the woman who read interesting books and was always expanding her world view? Now all you think about is how much sleep you are not getting and you talk about poop more than you ever thought possible. Your brain feels like mush. It turns out there is a solution to “mom brain” that only requires a smart phone and 15 minutes a day. If you could continue learning and boost your brain power with your phone instead of letting social media suck the life out of you, wouldn’t you do it? 

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Dynacraft Wheels for Your Princess and Prince: Enter the #PrincessWeek Giveaway

If you are ready for a royally good time this spring, you need to get your princesses and princes out of the house, enjoying the sunshine and beautiful days. Turn off the screens and set out on adventures to far away lands where your kids rule (and burn off all that extra energy while using their imaginations). At Daily Mom, one of our favorite brands for bikes and ride-ons is Dynacraft. Dynacraft has an amazing selection for boys and girls in a wide age range. If you are looking for something for your son, we’ve got the coolest bike around to tell you about. If your daughter needs a sweet new ride, Dynacraft is celebrating all little princesses with a wonderful giveaway that we are excited to share with you as well.

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The Flexible Family Budget: Adjusting Spending Habits as Your Children Grow

If you are raising a family you won’t need to be told how expensive it can be, with seemingly constant demands on your cash for the various things they need and activities they want to do. Their needs change as they get older and your family budget needs to reflect that fact and keep pace with the changes. Here is a look at how to adjust your family budget and plan for future needs. There are some tips on how to slash monthly costs, plus a sensible and necessary suggestion to try and predict future financial requirements.

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