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Lauren Lomsdale

Lauren is a full-time mom of three girls, who also happens to run her own in-home preschool. She loves to write, run, yoga-it-out, and keep fit. She’s kind of crunchy in her homeschooling, cloth diapering, and natural products sort of way, but she also loves Starbucks and trashy tv. For more about her internal judgments of herself and hilarious quips about motherhood, follow her on IG and Twitter @thescoopmama, fb.com/thescoopmama, as well as her website theSCOOPmama.

My First StandUp: Bringing Alternative Seating Home for the Holidays

Every family has the struggle of creating separate workspace for their kids to get their homework done. Now that school is in full swing, the kitchen table just may not be cutting it. You may have noticed that the kids are getting antsy and can’t seem to get their homework done without fidgeting in their seats. Your kids need a quiet space to get their work completed, but after a long day of school the last thing they want to be doing is sitting down. Alternative seating is the idea that traditional schooling doesn’t have to be done sitting down at a desk. A child’s inherent desire to keep moving is something that shouldn’t be stifled while at school. Now you can bring that idea home with a standing desk made just for your child. 

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2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines to Military Addresses

Let’s all go ahead and admit that we have the same question when it comes to mailing holiday packages: “What is the absolute latest date I can mail this package and still have it delivered in time?” Last-minute shopper by nature, or intimidated by the long and winding holiday lines at the post office, procrastination is something of a holiday tradition when it comes to mailing packages. This is especially true for those with family and friends serving in the military. We want to be sure that their gifts reach their destination on time and intact. These holiday shipping deadlines will help you be able to plan to get your gifts to everyone in your family- even the ones that are missing the holidays. 

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Holiday Travel: Grabbing Healthy Snacks While On the Go

The holiday season is a busy time. There are so many moving parts that it can be hard to continue healthy eating habits, especially while traveling. We have all been there: we are driving to a family member’s house for the holidays and we need to stop for gas. The kids are hungry, you’re hungry, and everyone is about to turn from Santa’s elves into the Grinch if they don’t eat soon. Typically, when walking into a convenience store, you’re faced with the option of junk or…junk. But that isn’t the case any longer. All across the country, convenience stores have started an initiative to provide healthy snacks and meals instead of just candy bars, chips, and soda. 

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Give the Gift of Sleep with HALO


Ask most parents what they want this holiday season and they will all announce, with a hint of exhaustion in their voice, that they want sleep. Sleep means the most to parents of new babies who are in the throes of sleepless nights. Parents will do anything to figure out how to get their baby to sleep longer at night and they will be forever grateful to anyone who can unlock that secret for them. Nothing means more to new parents then when their baby starts sleeping for longer stretches at night. And although you might not have the answer to the ultimate secret of baby sleep you have some products that can help- like the ones from HALO. 

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Start Your New Year Off Right with Meals from Personal Trainer Foods

The holidays are filled with over-indulgence, especially when it comes to food. The Christmas cookies, the big meals, holiday parties- they all make it difficult to stick to your healthy eating habits. If a goal of yours, or someone you know, is to lose weight for the New Year, then a subscription to meal plans from Personal Trainer Food is a great gift this holiday season.

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