Our Day at the Zoo: Finding New Ways to Encourage Outdoor Play

Thank you CLIF Kid for sponsoring this post. Be sure to check out the new CLIF Kid Zbar Filled and encourage your kids to get outside and play! Summer begins with a burst of motivation from kids to play outside … Continue reading

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Puppy Dog Pals Inspired Dog Bone Sugar Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Junior. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Bubby and Bean possible. Long time readers and followers may recall back when Essley was a baby and I … Continue reading

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Adopted Senior Cat Keeps Owner Safe from Blackouts

There are all sorts of theories as to why cats seem to have a special talent for getting in the way of their people. According to the Eastern Daily Press, Lunar, a gray cat in Norfolk, UK, does it to … Continue reading

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Coloring Outside the Lines

You guys have heard me talk before about my feelings on cultivating imagination in my kids, and how important I believe it is to allow them to express themselves creatively in their own ways. When I received Essley’s end-of-year progress … Continue reading

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Wide Leggin’

1   //   2   //   3   //  4   //   5   //   6   //  7  //  8 Wide leg pants are everywhere for end-of-summer and fall. I don’t have a single pair yet, but I’m thinking that should … Continue reading

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7 Tips For Making Back to School Easier

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. In just a few weeks, Essley heads back to school. (And in just a few months, we register Emmett for preschool for next year which is mind boggling on … Continue reading

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What is Dry Drowning–and Is Your Dog at Risk?

Recently we shared with you our tips for your dog’s first beach vacation. But whether it’s your dog’s first trip to the beach or, like us, a weekly getaway to a lake beach,… [[ This is a summary only. Click … Continue reading

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Human Health Irritations Due to Pets

Some people are unfortunate because they have allergies to dogs and will never be able to enjoy the love, devotion, and companionship a human receives from a pet dog. The symptoms of dog allergies are very similar to the symptoms … Continue reading

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Dogs With OCD

Dogs with OCD (or Osteochondrosis) suffer a great deal of pain and mobility issues. When a dog has OCD, fragments of bone and cartilage become detached from larger bones and end up floating around the area encompassing a dog’s joints. … Continue reading

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Licky licky

This doe just walked up to have me take her photo. She almost looks like some kind of antelope in the tall grass of Africa. You can also see her long whiskers, which aren’t very obvious unless you’re very close … Continue reading

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