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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.

Tips to Calm the Chaos in Your Home

No one wants a home and family life that is out of control. We don’t wake up in the morning and think “I hope I lose my mind and yell at my kids all day today. You know what would be great, an unexpected trip to the store and a big mess all over the whole house!” Chaos in your home is unnerving and sets you up for a day that ends in stress and discouragement. Life with kids can feel inherently chaotic but there are some tips and tricks you can apply to your life to calm the chaos and bring peace to your daily routine.

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Legoland Florida for Kindergartners

Kindergarten is such a special time in the life of a child. They are in school everyday but there is still a sweetness to it. The pressure isn’t really on yet. This age is fun because kindergartners have amazing imaginations and endless energy to explore and experience the world. Kindergarten is this magical place between toddlerhood and older childhood and as parents we want to make the most of this unique time. We recently visited LEGOLAND in Florida with two kindergartners and discovered that this theme park is perfect for children this age. A visit to LEGOLAND Florida is all enjoyment and no stress even with a young five year old. Here are all the reasons why LEGOLAND Florida should be on your to do list with your Kindergartner…

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The Power of Prenatal Vitamins

You get a lot of information thrown at you when you start thinking about having a baby. Does every little decision really carry as much weight as the world would lead you to believe? Just spend an hour online and the mommy forums will have you all worked up! Here’s a little secret from one mom to another: not everything is super important. Not every choice you make carries a lot of weight or power. Some decisions do though, and choosing to take a prenatal vitamin is one such decision. When trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding, prenatal vitamins are a must because they are actually powerful and can make a difference in the life of your future child. 

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Tips for Buying Last Minute Gifts for Men


This post was sponsored by Gillette and Old Spice at Walmart. However, all thoughts opinions are our own.
The time left to shop this holiday season is getting short! Christmas is right around the corner. Hopefully your have some of  shopping complete. If you are like us, the hardest people on your list to shop for are always men. Since the men in your life are so hard to shop for you put off shopping at all and then before you know it, you are out of time. This year, you can give those guys something they will really use and love. Last minute shopping doesn’t have to cost a lot or result in lame gifts. Here are our fool proof shopping ideas for every man on your list.

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Tea at The Ritz for Make-A-Wish South Florida

If you are in the southwest Florida area, there is a wonderful event just around the corner that will get you and your children in the Christmas spirit in more ways than one. A holiday tea is a classic way to celebrate this festive season, and on December 9th at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida, a fabulous one will be held.  This event is sure to be an afternoon full of making holiday memories with loved ones, all while supporting an amazing organization that is all about creating memories for special families, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

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Cleaning without Chemicals

Cleaning your home is an everyday task that you just can’t avoid. However, cleaning can be harmful to your health and harmful to the health of your family. Have you ever thought about how much you fill your home with unnecessary chemicals? What makes cleaning products dangerous? Is it possible to clean safely yet effectively? Let’s take a look at the dangers of conventional cleaning and a better way to clean your home that is so safe that your kids can actually help!

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Choosing the Right Supplements for Your Family with iHerb

This article is sponsored by iHerb. All opinions are our own.

More and more families are moving away from a conventional lifestyle. Moms are recognizing all the ways that a natural lifestyle is healthier for their families. With a little research it becomes clear that natural supplements can improve the overall well being of every person in your family. Natural products are available without a prescription and you can customize a daily regimen for your family. One issue a lot of families run into when they begin seeking wellness through natural products is the costs of these products and the challenge in finding an easy way to purchase natural items that can be trusted. We are all about making a healthy life easier and we have put together some information on how to get high quality supplements and products for your family.

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60 Days of Giving Giveaway Event

Do you have your shopping list set for the holidays? No idea what to buy your loved one? Would love to drop a hint to your family about what you want for the holidays? Do you like free gifts? We can help! We are excited to announce this year’s Holiday Gift Ideas Campaign!

60 DAYS OF GIVING

From October 20th all the way to Christmas are going to be bringing you holiday gift ideas from amazing brands leading up to the holiday season AND giving you a chance to win them! Be sure to stop by Daily Mom every day to see what’s new and what holiday gifts you can win. That’s right, you can win new gifts EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR 60 DAYS!

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Sail Away with your Family on the Carnival Fantasy

Taking a cruise on a vacation is a popular way to travel and we understand why. Cruising lets you travel internationally without a lot of the hassle normally associated with travel, and you save a lot money. A cruise is all inclusive, you sleep well, and have a ton of fun. This is a family friendly way to travel and show your kids the world. There are a lot of cruise lines to choose from when booking a trip for your family but you need to find the perfect one for you and your kids. Carnival  has an amazing option for families to cruise to the Caribbean. The Carnival Fantasy is always ready to set sail and take your family along for an adventure of a lifetime. 

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Selecting the Right Hair Care for your Type

You worry about your skin. You invest a significant amount of your time and money into caring for your skin as best as you can. Preventing damage, signs of aging, and dryness are all things that we associate with skincare. However, your skin isn’t the only part of you that needs some TLC. Why don’t we give our hair the same attention? Hair care is just as important and our hair is subject to aging, damage, and dryness as well. Our hair and our skin are both subject to the same environment and we want to keep them both looking amazing no matter how old we are or what we have going on in our lives. It is time we love the hair on our heads and care for it like we care for our skin!

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How A Vacation Can Reconnect Loved Ones

When friends or family live far apart, it can be hard to stay truly connected. Of course you can text, Facetime, or follow each other on social media, but as the weeks and months go by, that helps less and less, and you feel further and further apart. This summer we discovered how powerful a beach vacation can be when it comes to reconnecting with loved ones you haven’t seen in a long time. We took the perfect vacation to bring together kids and adults, families and friends, and it left our hearts so full that we just have to share with you the secrets we learned to reconnecting by getting away together.

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Life Lessons Learned On A Carnival Cruise

Going on a cruise with your family is a stress free and extremely fun way to show your children the world. Traveling is life’s greatest classroom. Our kids grow and learn with each new thing they are exposed to and travel exposes them to new people, new sights, new sounds, new tastes, and new adventures. Many parents are reluctant to jet set around the world with young children and who can blame them? Travel can be tough on little ones. However, travel opens their little minds up to the great big world and taking your family on a Carnival Cruise let’s you show them the world outside your home and town without all the stress you might expect from international travel. My family just went on a Carnival Cruise to Cozumel and throughout each day my eyes were opened to all the lessons my son was learning. Really, we all learned a lot about life. I guess boarding a ship, letting go of the control and routine we are so used to, and leaving our comfort zones for the high seas taught us more than we imagined. 

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The Best Beach Vacation in Bradenton Florida

On Florida’s west coast you will find a little pocket of paradise just waiting for your family. The Bradenton area is a sweet beach community where everything you could ever want and then some is close by. Come here to relax, come here for adventure, come here to eat, come here to learn, laugh, and love every minute with your family. You can visit here year round, and we have all the details you need for a fun and fulfilling trip. This is the Daily Mom’s guide to Bradenton, Florida.

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A Song of Motherhood

Do you have songs that take you back to another time or place in your life? We all do, I imagine. My life has a soundtrack. And while it may only play in my head, it is always there, and just a few notes from a song can instantly transport me right to where I was when that song became a part of me. I feel all the feelings again. Memories, no matter how distant, become crystal clear when a song plays. One song will forever hold the space in me for when I was a new mother, Home by Phillip Phillips.

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Demystifying Prenatal Vitamins

When you are trying to conceive and when you are pregnant, you have a lot of important decisions to make. You will also have a lot of opinions thrown your way whether you want them or not, so you’ll have to sort out what is helpful and what isn’t. One of the first things to think about even before you are pregnant is which prenatal vitamins to take, but with so many options on the market, how do you choose what is right for you? Decisions you make when trying to conceive and when you are pregnant are actually your first parenting decisions, and with a baby in your future, you want to start off right. You can totally nail the decision about prenatal vitamins if you focus on quality, research, and what is important to you.

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