Crayola is a backpack staple for the first day of school! I absolutely love the bright colors that make projects pop and kid's papers colorful. Crayola is the first thing we shop for when August hits and this year it is no different. With back to school time here, make sure you have Crayola in your kiddo's bag
     Crayola has a ton of awesome products for all ages. Finding Dory is a favorite for the tots and the Twistables are perfect for bigger hands. No matter what is on your supply list, Crayola has you covered! 

 
 
  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balance. All opinions are 100% my own. 
     I am guilty of the same diet extremes as most of us. When I want to loose weight, I think I need to take drastic measures. I fast, cleanse, and cut out anything that tastes remotely good. Balance wanted me to share my story with you because I love their bars and they showed me the light! With Balance, I know I can still indulge in foods I crave in a responsible way.Balance makes it easy to snack anywhere and it is always super yummy! 
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     When I start one of my "cut out everything" diets, I try to believe it is going to work. The thing is, it never lasts more than a day or two. My willpower wears out and I give in to my cravings.Balance bars have given me a completely new outlook on snacking, indulging, and of course, treating myself to those special snacks! These awesome tasting bars allow me to indulge in the foods I am craving. My absolute favorite is the Dulce De Leche & Caramel bar. It is sweet and nutritious. This yummy bar is packed with 5g of protein and 6g of fiber. My secret to snacking is keeping one of these in my bag so I don't feel the need to grab any unsavory snacks when I am out and about. You know, potato chips at the store, fries at the drive through, those sorts of things! Instead, I grab a bar and I am set! 

 
 
     Every mom needs some quiet time, am I right? So, for me I love to sit down and color. See, I loved coloring even before it was the new fad that everyone was talking about. I would lay on the floor next to my kids and color their coloring books right with them. It is a soothing way to chill and let your worries go. The best part is, you don't have to be an artist and there are no rules to follow. If you mess up, no one cares! You just turn the page and try again! 
     Just Add Color is a new subscription box that delivers all your adult coloring needs right to your door. Check out what I got in my monthly box in the video above! 

 
 
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     Everyone knows how expensive shopping for your college kiddo is. I have three kids, so I need to be budget conscious. That is why Procter & Gamble wanted me to share my secret with you! Well, it isn't quite so secret, but it is a great deal. So, when you shop for your Procter & Gamble necessities in the Harmon section of Bed Bath & Beyond, you are going to save big! Check out the deals they have going on now to help you save for books or pizza this fall. 
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     P&G Products are on every college kid's shopping list. Check out the goodies in our shower caddy to see some P&G products. These are just a few of the high quality items that P&G offers.  When you purchase $40 of the participating P&G items, you receive a $10 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card. It is a total win-win! You are getting awesome products that your teen needs, and a bonus $10 gift card that you can save for yourself! When you are in Bed Bath & Beyond to do your P&G shopping, be sure to check in the Harmon section for them! 

 
 
This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own
     A visit to the doctor's office can sometimes be a pain, if not downright impossible. For me, this was the case while we were on family vacation in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan. If you haven't been there, it is remote and not easy to navigate. When you are on vacation with three kids, the last thing you want to do is drive three hours to find an urgent care closed or they don't accept your insurance. That is precious time wasted that you could have been spending with your family.

 
 
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Are you on the quest for the latest and greatest toys? Well if you’re currently raising a child under 3 years of age, here’s a few fantastic tips below to discover what they’ll love best. It might come as a surprise to most parents that the physical and cognitive aspects of your baby’s early development are accelerated by using age-appropriate toys.

 
 
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     Kids can be tricky to buy for, but when they pass that threshold into teenager-hood it gets even scarier. Things get WAY more expensive, confusing, and just hard to find. Groupon makes it simple in my family. It is a super simple way for me to shop and save money, especially with Groupon Goods!  

 
 
Being a parent is one of the hardest and equally most fulfilling things you can ever do. When you become a parent, your whole world changes. The things that you used to put first, now seem to matter much less, as all your time and energy is spent on your little ones. As a mom, all you want for your children is the best start in life. Not only do you want them to be healthy and happy, but you also want to give them all the very best opportunities.

It’s natural to want your children to have fantastic opportunities in life - as parents that’s all we ever want. That’s why we encourage our kids to try different sports, take family trips to see the world, and make our children’s education a priority. When it comes to giving your children the best chances, you may be considering doing something a little more radical. Such as moving abroad to the UK, for instance. It’s a big step, but it could just be the perfect one to make.

Sometimes, moving to a new location can be all it takes to give your children the opportunities that they’re missing where you live. Okay, it might be a big step to take - upping sticks and jetting off to another country, but if it’s right for your family, it’s the right choice to make. If you like the idea of moving abroad, the next thing that you need to do is get your head around how to make it happen. What are the steps that you need to take to move to the UK and what makes it worth it? I’ve done the research so that you don’t have to - keep reading for everything that you need to know.