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Megan lives in Colorado with her husband, 3 year old daughter, and toddler son. Her days are spent hosting backyard playdates, and learning made-up songs taught to her by her preschooler. She loves swimming, celebrity gossip, University of Michigan and Denver Broncos football, photography, trashy reality TV and writing for her personal blog, The Memoirs of Megan. You can get to know her more through Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest

Why Your Kid Should be Harnessed in the Car as Long as Possible

As parents, we love watching our children progress. We eagerly cheer as they begin to crawl and walk, and sniff back tears as they head off to their first day of preschool donning their new backpack. We genuinely get excited to watch them move into newer and greater things. So many parents treat upgrading car seats with that same enthusiasm, and rush their children through the stages, such as prematurely forward-facing their toddlers or buying your preschooler a car seat that just utilizes the regular seat belt. We’re here today to discuss why you should keep your child harnessed in the car for as long as possible.

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Hygienic Kitchen

Let’s face it- out of all the rooms in your home, your kitchen probably sees the most action. (Unless you happen to have a newly potty trained child.) Yet, sometimes it simply becomes overlooked. Sure, you do the dishes everyday and you make sure to wipe your cooktop off after meals, but do you ever dedicate some time to really get all up in your kitchen’s business? Instead of devoting a few hours to deep clean your kitchen from top to bottom, here’s the busy mom’s guide to keeping a hygienic kitchen- broken down into an easily managed weekly plan that can quickly become routine (+ a few of our favorite “tips and tricks” thrown in for good measure!)

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Care-Package Must Haves for The College Girl

Care Package Must Haves for The College Girl

Do you have a daughter or granddaughter that just flew the nest away to college? If you don’t have kids that age yet, perhaps you are looking for a unique gift idea for your faithful babysitter as she leaves for college, or know someone overseas with the military. Regardless of the exact situation, care packages are a simple way to tell someone that you are thinking about them when you are apart. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite brands to feature in our college girl care package must have roundup for this fall.

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Moms vs. Non-Moms: How did they stack up?

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As moms, we’ve all felt the sting sometimes. Maybe your newborn will only fall asleep when Daddy is bouncing them? Or your toddler suddenly behaves angelic for Grandma while you’re away, and saves all their pent up frustration for an epic tantrum twenty minutes after she leaves? Let’s face it, raising tiny humans is hard. So today, we’ve decided to “test” moms against non-moms, to see who comes out ahead in some minor parenting tasks. You may be slightly jealous at how chic and professional your single girlfriend looks on a daily basis, but will she be able to hang doing your job?

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Summer Lovin’ with One Step Ahead (+Giveaway!)

Summer days are long and hot, especially for kids. Summer days are where memories are made and traditions are cherished. If you’re packing up the kids to head to the beach, the splash pad, or even if you’re staying right in your very own backyard, we’ve rounded up some amazing products from One Step Ahead that are sure to make you and your children love every ounce of summer.

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5 Reasons to Ditch Your Cheap Shampoo and Conditioner

5 reasons to ditch your cheap shampoo and conditioner

Taking a stroll down your local grocery store’s shampoo aisle can be very intimidating. Between specialized formulas for hair types, chemically treated, or even curly hair, well, needless to say, there isn’t a shortage when it comes to shampoo and conditioner being accessible to everyone and their mom’s hair type. But, whether you’re shopping in a drug store, health store, or even your beauty salon, you need to arm yourself with knowledge to combat the toxic chemicals or irritants that lurk inside even the most popular brands of shampoo and conditioner!

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Five-Star Family Fun at The Broadmoor

Luxurious Family Fun at The Broadmoor

Nestled into the Rocky Mountains is a luxurious Colorado secret that has been around for decades. The Broadmoor is an experience in itself that you’ll thank yourself for doing, especially with your kids in tow. While the idea of leaving your young kids behind may sound appealing, we’re here to assure you that 5 star resort luxury should be an activity for the entire family! Read on to learn about The (amazing!) Broadmoor.

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Colorful & Funky Girl’s Clothing from Jelly The Pug

colorful and funky girls clothing from jelly the pug

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of colorful, and funky clothing for your child, Jelly the Pug will quickly become an all-time favorite brand for both you, and your daughter. The classic styles are mixed up and reborn with trend-setting patterns and coordinating bright colors, and your little lady will look especially precious wearing any of the dresses or playwears that Jelly the Pug exceeds at producing.

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Road Tripping in Style with Toyota and Diono

road tripping in style with toyota and diono

Setting off on a road trip with a family can be totally daunting between having to stop to nurse your babies, or give your preschooler 45 potty breaks. However, there are many things available on the market today that can help you along your journey. We recently had the opportunity to test drive some posh new vehicles from Toyota along with some carseats and accessories from Diono, and are excited to report our findings to you.

We can’t guarantee a stress-less trip, however, we can give you some solutions for safety and convenience items that will ease your mind and help you focus more on the road ahead.

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A Healthy Me: The Journey Starts Today

A Healthy Me The Journey Starts Today

My name is Megan. I’m about to turn 31 years old, and I feel like I am the walking epitome of the word tired. Being a mother to a three year old daughter and an 14 month old son with, shall we say, “less than stellar sleeping habits” typically lends itself to being exhausted. But that’s not what I’m talking about right now. I’m tired of making excuses. I’m sick and tired of being overweight. Not just overweight, obese. That’s what the doctors call it, and I’m done making excuses and sugar coating things. 

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