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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.

Mother’s Day 2016: Top Fashion and Jewelry Gifts

We know that moms can end up in old sweatpants and a t-shirt a lot of days. Taking care of yourself just isn’t a priority with a pack of young ones under foot. Show the mom in your life how beautiful she is and treat her to something pretty to thank her for all she does for your family. If mama won’t treat herself, you need to spoil her this Mother’s Day.

Here are our top fashion and jewelry gifts for Mother’s Day.

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Why Parents NEED a Hobby

What is one of the first things to go when a baby arrives on the scene? Taking time for yourself! With the joy of parenting comes the sudden realization that your life is not just about you anymore. Time that seemed endless now disappears more quickly than you ever imagined. Even after the sleepless newborn nights have passed, many parents continue to sacrifice, leaving behind hobbies they once enjoyed regularly. However, having a hobby isn’t just a good idea, it is actually incredibly beneficial and can improve your life! Here are 4 areas of your life that will improve just by you enjoying a hobby.

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Houseplant Safety for Pets

You love your furry kids, your cats and dogs. When trying to add a little more life to your home with the help of some plants, you could be putting your animals at risk. Not all plants are safe for pets, and some can be deadly. Avoid vet bills or even worse, heartbreak from a lost pet, and make sure the plants around your home are safe! We’ve put all the information about plants here for you, including a printable of some common plants you will love and ones to avoid.

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Meet the Daily Mom Pets

This month, we are celebrating pets here at Daily Mom. So many of us have pets as important members of our families and we want to introduce them to you. Our pets fit into our families differently and while they might give us a little trouble now and then, we can’t imagine our lives without them. These are some of the Daily Mom Pets. 

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How to Win Big with the Play For Keeps Sweepstakes

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You have got to get down to your local hhgregg, especially if you need a new TV or washer and dryer. Through the LG + hhgregg Play For Keeps Sweepstakes winning an amazing LG OLED TV or LG Twin Wash System is as easy as walking into hhgregg. LG, the maker of some of the most innovative products in entertainment and appliances, has teamed up with hhgregg for this sweepstakes. It could not be more simple for you to win one of their over the top grand prizes through this sweepstakes.

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Real Food on a Real Budget

Shopping for a family can be a challenge, especially when you want to buy real, healthy foods on a real, average budget. If you think you can’t afford to buy organic or make healthy choices because you can’t shop every week at Whole Foods, you are wrong! If you are willing to put in a little more effort and search for the organic quinoa in the haystack, you can eat incredibly well and stay within your means. The secret to real food on a real budget is where you shop. Here are three discount stores that you need to check out. 

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From Choking Hazard to Safe Snack

You hear about food safety from your pediatricians, but sometimes you wonder if all the warnings are blown out of proportion. Is choking really that big of a problem for kids? Based on a little research, it turns out it is. According to studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics (The AAP), “choking is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children, especially those aged 3 years or younger.” Children under the age of 4 are at the greatest risk of choking. If you have thought to yourself that your toddler is good at eating and won’t choke, or that you only feed her certain foods while you are watching, you might want to seriously consider changing the way you approach food safety.

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Play for Keeps Sweepstakes

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You have got to get down to your local hhgregg to enter the amazing LG + hhgregg Play For Keeps Sweepstakes. LG, the maker of some of the most innovative products in entertainment and appliances, has teamed up with hhgregg . It could not be more simple for you to win one of their over the top grand prizes through this sweepstakes. Every week in March, they will be giving away hhgregg giftcards that can be used for whatever you need from your go to place for electronics, appliances and furniture. However, the grand prizes that we are drooling over are the top of the line LG OLED TV and LG Twin Wash System.

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Why Kids Become Frenemies

Your toddler is excited about a play date, then the play date gets going and all hell breaks loose. You thought your kid was friends with the other kid so why are they fighting like pro wrestlers now? Your fifth grader comes home from school with her feelings hurt. There is a group of girls in her class that have formed a clique and excluded others from their little group. Should you talk to the teacher? Your son has started high school and all of a sudden he has a falling out with his best friend from middle school. They are fighting and you aren’t sure why. He seems really affected by it though. Maybe you should call his friend’s mother and work something out between the two of you.

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How to Make Perfect One Bowl Meals

 

If you knew you could serve up perfectly balanced meals easily in one bowl, wouldn’t you do so all the time? One bowl recipes are great because you really can include everything you need in a meal; because all the ingredients get mixed together, prep is easy and clean up is even easier. Try adding one bowl recipes to your meal plan this week and you will be hooked! We have 3 tips to make perfect one bowl meals.

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