Parenting

Preparing for the Perfect Minnie Mouse Slumber Party

by Chrystal Johnson September 29, 2014

This shop for #JuniorCelebrates has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. (#CollectiveBias) and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Attending your first slumber party is a right of passage for little girls. I was eight the first time I was allowed to have one of my own, and I will always remember it. Zoë […]

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Choose Safer Candy This Halloween with YumEarth

by Chrystal Johnson September 28, 2014

Can you believe that Halloween is just a month away? I guess that means I need to start thinking about costumes and plans for Halloween for the girls! It will be here before I know it. Are you getting ready for Halloween yet? Are you prepared for all of the trick or treaters to descend […]

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Is Your Child Ready to Ride in a Booster Seat?

by Chrystal Johnson September 24, 2014

I have always believed that it’s vitally important to make sure our children are as safe as possible. That includes making sure they are safe in the car. The subject of car seat safety is one that can elicit great concern from parents and car seat safety advocates. We have always had very safe car seats […]

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Totally Devoted to Protecting My Children

by Chrystal Johnson September 17, 2014

The #IAmProtective shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. (#CollectiveBias) and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. When I found out I was pregnant for the first time, everything changed overnight. My focus went from being on myself to my unborn daughter. I did everything I could to prepare for her safe arrival, […]

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Birthday Cards for Kids That Won’t End Up in the Trash

by Chrystal Johnson September 15, 2014

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop for #kidscards has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. If your child is like most, on their birthday they tear through their presents, barely looking at the cards until you remind them they need […]

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Learning with Letters: DIY Project + Game Ideas

by Chrystal Johnson September 10, 2014

Thank you to Dollar Tree for inspiring this fun educational activity! I have found that learning through play is one of the most impactful ways to get my daughters engaged and interested. So I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make learning fun. Right now Zoë is working on improving her reading skills, and […]

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Discover New Snacks with NatureBox

by Chrystal Johnson August 27, 2014

As much as I love preparing fun snacks for after school, some days I just need something I can grab and hand the kids. Working from home keeps me very busy, and as the girls get older it’s nice for them to be able to help themselves to snacks when they need them rather than […]

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Simple Steps to an Eco-Friendly School Year

by Chrystal Johnson August 21, 2014

Welcome to the August 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Green Your School Year. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are getting ready for back to school. Stop by all of the posts listed at the […]

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Researching My Family’s History {Plus a Free Trial to Ancestry.com}

by Chrystal Johnson August 18, 2014

This is sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ancestry.com. All opinions are my own.  I have always had an interest in my family tree. I remember the first time I built a family tree. It was for my 3rd grade class assignment. It was really fun talking to my grandparents about my family’s […]

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How to Pack an Eco-Friendly Lunch {MightyNest Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson August 17, 2014

Last year when I was packing Zoë’s lunches, I got into a bad habit of using plastic baggies way more than I had intended. We had some great reusable items, but not enough for me to use them every day without washing more frequently. This year, my goal is to use very few disposable items in her […]

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