When Raising Babies, Simpler is Better

by Chrystal Johnson January 15, 2015

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. During my first pregnancy, I did what many moms do – I set out to make sure I had every last thing that a new parent needs. We […]

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Purchasing Sports Gear for Kids of All Ages

by Chrystal Johnson January 1, 2015

Sponsored Article Following a professional sports team is a tradition that many families take very seriously. While watching the games, many people like to dress up wearing their favorite team’s sweatshirts, hats, jerseys, and other pieces of clothing. While there is plenty of gear out there for adults to wear at all times, some people […]

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Make Holiday Gifting Memorable with Hallmark Northpole Gifts

by Chrystal Johnson December 15, 2014

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NorthpoleFun #CollectiveBias Christmas should be a magical time for children. It should be a time of wonder and love and family and traditions. It’s something they should look forward to each year with great anticipation and excitement. I try […]

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How to Creatively Make Your Teen’s Bedroom More Stylish + Organized

by Chrystal Johnson December 12, 2014

Sponsored Article Teens need a place to call their own where they can not only store their stuff but also go to relax and be by themselves. The following tips will help you and your teen transform a dull bedroom into their very own space. Maximize Space It is not uncommon for teens to have […]

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Prepping for Pregnancy: It’s Not Just About the Woman

by Chrystal Johnson December 11, 2014

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. When most people think about prepping for pregnancy, they think about the […]

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Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Crunchy Families

by Chrystal Johnson December 10, 2014

I have a confession. I could not find our Elf on the Shelf anywhere. I scoured the Christmas boxes and anywhere else I may have tucked him away. The girls were getting desperate. Worried about where their precious Elf was. So I finally broke down and ordered another Elf on the Shelf. This time I decided […]

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5 Mess-Free Craft Projects for Small Children

by Chrystal Johnson December 9, 2014

Sponsored Article Believe it or not, crafting with tiny tots doesn’t have to leave you knee-deep in mess – at least not all the time. There are plenty of ways to have some artistic fun without ending up head to toe in paint, so why not stock up on crafting supplies from sites like Homecrafts […]

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Gears! Gears! Gears! Build & Bloom Building Set Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson December 3, 2014

We have 2 sets of Gears! Gears! Gears! from Learning Resources. They’re a bit more of a complex building set compared to some of the sets we own (and we own a lot of different types and brands of building sets), so the girls are just now starting to get to the age where they can […]

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How to Get Away from Having Too Many Toys

by Chrystal Johnson December 3, 2014

(c) Can Stock Photo Christmas is just around the corner, and many parents are already dreading the sheer number of new toys that will be entering our homes on the big day. As is, my girls have so many toys that their floor quickly becomes covered to the point where you can’t walk in their […]

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Sisters Make the Perfect Best Friends

by Chrystal Johnson November 22, 2014

This post was written by me as a member of the Netflix Stream team, for which I receive a complimentary Netflix subscription. Growing up, my sister and I were always very close. We are just under 3 years apart, and we shared a room, so we had no choice but to be A lot of […]

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