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Spring Cleaning’s a Family Affair with Bon Ami

Spring Cleaning’s a Family Affair with Bon Ami

This post is written in partnership with the folks at Bon Ami.  As always, opinions expressed are 100% my own.  Full disclosure: I am NOT a natural housekeeper.  On the scale of Martha Stewart to HOARDERS, I lean toward the latter.  When it comes to […]

Kick back and #UncorkTheStory with Chateau St Jean

Kick back and #UncorkTheStory with Chateau St Jean

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This content is intended for readers who are 21 and over. #UncorkTheStory #CollectiveBias I don’t want to brag, but I’m going to for just a minute: the weather […]

Raising Kids Who Aren’t Picky Eaters

Raising Kids Who Aren’t Picky Eaters

This post was sponsored Tai Pei, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Toddlers are tricky.  They have strong opinions, limited vocabulary, and that combination doesn’t always mix.  A lot of the biggest battles I remember with my siblings (and myself) growing up […]

Mastering Parenting (in the time you take a sh*t)

Mastering Parenting (in the time you take a sh*t)

  Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheWooOfPoo #CollectiveBias Parenting is TOUGH, Y’all.   In our house, we JUST decided that “Hey, you know what would be fun? Trying to force the tiny […]

Surviving toddler sick days with Kleenex

Surviving toddler sick days with Kleenex

Here in the Jones house, we’ve been passing around a cold like the world’s worst game of “hot potato.”  It was inevitable that during the busy travel season one of us would catch a virus that latches on to our sinuses with a nose-clogging-death-grip. As […]

Making Christmas Cookies with a Toddler – or 8 Reasons I Don’t own a Bakery

Making Christmas Cookies with a Toddler – or 8 Reasons I Don’t own a Bakery

Making Christmas cookies is one of my ultimate favorite winter traditions. But making Christmas cookies with a toddler is an entirely new experience. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.   I love sweets.  All sweets.  I love decorating sweets.  Cookies.  Cakes.  Cupcakes.  YES.  […]

Nourish on the Go with Odwalla!

Nourish on the Go with Odwalla!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NourishOnTheGo #CollectiveBias. Toddlers – especially mine – are masters of nonstop energetic destruction. If you know what I’m talking about, you also know it’s MANDATORY to leave […]

Chicago Baby Show: Best of the Best

Chicago Baby Show: Best of the Best

    Shopping for infants is an art, and I am an artist. Whether you’re expecting or not, if you love baby gear and the amazing people who work for baby gear companies baby “conventions” are a blast.  They’re a one-stop-shop and an incredibly opportunity […]

Dear Supermom at the Hanna Andersson Grand Opening

Dear Supermom at the Hanna Andersson Grand Opening

Dear Supermom, We are sort of unofficial line buddies from the Grand Opening of the Hanna store on Southport on Friday. Your kiddos are cute.  You rocked the last minute “wait in line for free pj’s.”  You kept saying, “I didn’t prepare for this,” like […]