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Michelle; full time mama, part time blogger, wife extraordinaire. This busy mama to three “peas” is a lover of all things running, crafting and baking. A New England native and current desert dweller, she is the brains and wit behind the blog Our Three Peas, where she writes about the hilarious reality that is motherhood. She strives to live a green and natural life and swears that most motherhood-related dramas can be solved by having a nice glass of wine at the end of the evening.

7 Essential Tips for Hiking with Kids

Do you love hiking but now you have kids? Have no fear! You don’t have to abandon the joy of the trails just because you have little ones. Kids naturally love the outdoors and are drawn to wide open spaces, so why not take them along the next time you want to follow your favorite trail? Kids, of course, always require some careful consideration, but with a little planning you can be prepared so that your kids can be taught how to hike the correct way and actually enjoy it too!

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Fun in the Sun with Little Tikes

Summer is upon us and that means it’s time to get out and play! Warmer weather, longer days and no school means parents are looking for ways to get their kids outside and busy. Little Tikes is here to rescue you from hearing “I’m bored!” with their line of summer toys that will have your kids begging to go out in the yard and play! From small ones to big ones, these toys will bring smiles to all your kid’s faces by keeping them busy and happy all summer long.

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10 Beginner’s Tips for Training for a Marathon

There are two types of people in the world: ones who would love to run a marathon and ones that say “NO WAY.” If you are reading this post, then chances are you have thought that accomplishing this goal is something that you would consider doing. Perhaps you are a beginning or novice runner and think that this is something you’d love to do eventually, or perhaps you are an avid runner and want to take the leap into marathon training. Either way, it is a given that training for and completing that feat of running 26.2 miles is no joke and not a decision that should be made lightly. 

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Lomo’Instant Camera Sanremo Giveaway

Are you a budding photographer who loves the look and feel of those vintage photos, or know someone who is? We sure do love Lomography around here and we are recently in love with their line of Sanremo cameras. They are the perfect size Instant Camera to take wherever you go and are such a creative way to shoot fantastic photos which you can share anywhere and with everyone in an instant- and we are giving one away today!

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WÜSTHOF Chai Dao Knife Giveaway

Are you a lover of cooking or know someone who is? Whether you are an at-home novice or work on a professional level, all chef’s can agree that one of the most important tools everyone needs in the kitchen is a great knife. From chopping, dicing or slicing a good knife can mean the difference between a simple meal and a bunch of aggravation. Today we are giving away an amazing knife that any level of chef will love- the Gourmet 7 inch Hollow Edge Chai Dao Knife by WÜSTHOF!

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Edible Marshmallow Paint

If your kids are anything like our kids they are always asking to do a fun craft with you! Well, we have one today that is not only fun, but yummy too! With only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have at home, you can turn any regular day into an exciting one by making some edible marshmallow paint! This paint is very pretty and is completely edible- yes sugary, but that’s part of  the fun! It’s great for kids of all ages and makes some beautiful soft colors that your kids will love painting with.

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PB & J No Bake Energy Bites

PB  J No Bake Energy BItes

If you are on a mission get fit then you know that a good fitness routine and healthy eating go hand-in-hand. Eating balanced meals are one thing, but making sure you are snacking smart is just as important. Snacks are a great opportunity to get in some extra fiber, vitamins, minerals and eating more frequently helps to boost your metabolism, but not any old snack will do! If you are as busy as we are, then you need a snack to eat on the go that doesn’t require a lot of prep but also one that tastes great- and these no bake PB & J energy bites hit all of those marks. They are incredibly easy to make, full of natural and healthy ingredients and delicious- and really that’s the most important part

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10 Tips & Tricks for the Sports Mom

10 Tips and Tricks for the Sports Mom
If you have kids in sports (or multiple kids, in multiple sports) then you know how fun and also stressful it can be. Running this way and that from one field to another can be challenging but it’s also so rewarding to see your kids enjoying themselves playing whatever their chosen sport is. As your kids get older and more competitive then their time commitments increase, and so do yours. These seasons can get quite stressful if you are not prepared, but you are in luck because we have polled all of our sports moms and narrowed down the ten best tips and tricks to help you survive this season, and all of those to come.

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Gary Fong Photography Accessories Giveaway

If you have branched out into the world of flash photography then you know how harsh that light can be. It’s a tricky balance learning how to use flash and to make your subjects not look washed out. Thankfully, there are some pretty amazing products available from world-renowned photographer Gary Fong that are here to help you and make your images really stand out and we are giving not one, but TWO different products away today!

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8 Secrets of Happier Moms

We’ve all seen them. Those moms that look so put together, so calm, so happy. They are like mystical beings, like a unicorn in the wild. How do they do it? How do they manage to look so peaceful and happy all of the time? We all love being moms, but no one among us is immune to the “mom burn out,” where we feel so exhausted, beat down, tired, sleepy, oh yeah, and more tired. We’ve all had those days where we have nothing left to give. Does that happy mom ever feel this way too? Does she have tired days. Of course she does- but chances are, she is doing some things that you are not. We’ve busted open the brain of these unicorn moms to see just what they are doing and have found 8 surprisingly simple secrets of happier moms that we can all do to help us be more calm, collected and, well, happier!

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Updating Your Kids’ Decor for Spring: 2015 Edition

Spring has sprung, and why not celebrate with some new decor for your house! We’ve already covered your bedrooms, bathrooms and every where in between, but what about your kids’ bedrooms or the playroom? Those rooms get lots of use, so we have rounded up some of our favorite new spring pieces and accessories that can really had a punch of spring and also withstand the use of kids! These pieces will not only look beautiful but will last and be functional as well, so let’s get decorating!

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