Monday, March 25, 2019

Pet Weighter: The smart way to protect your dogs' joints #ad



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As JR and BabyPom get older, it becomes harder and harder on their knees. JR also has sublimating patellas, so you can really tell when she's in pain and limping. Over the last couple of years, I've noticed it's been harder and harder for her to sit. So, when it comes to their feeding and water bowls, floor level just isn't that great anymore. However, there are many options out there that make it easier. How do you choose? What do you look for? Personally, I look for something that not only accessible, affordable, but also easy for the pet and human counterparts. That's why I was interested when PetWeighter got in touch with us.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Instant Family is an Instant Hit #movies #review #entertainment #ad



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If you've ever been on WOS, then you know that we are suckers for "inspired by true story" movies. Instant Family was a movie that both my husband and I were itching to watch. We missed the screening, we even won family pack tickets from Wahlburgers...and still didn't have a chance to go. So, it was something when we finally got to watch the movie with our 1 year old son at home. Perhaps, it was the way it was meant to be enjoyed, as a family in the comfort of our own home.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

...And we have a favorite! New #books to stock your library with #ad



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I love sharing new books with my son as he starts to explore his surroundings. At this point, he may not understand everything, however his hands are always busy and his eyes ever so observant. This is exactly why reading to him and exploring books and words are so important for his development. Out of our newest picks, we definitely have a favorite!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Great picks for Kids this Holiday Season plus a giveaway 12/23 US #ad #books



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It's that time of the year again. Gift finding and purchasing is sometimes enjoyable but also sometimes entirely stressful. I find it hard to buy for my nieces and nephews as well. They grow so quickly, clothing is always hard because you never know if they'll still fit it. Even my baby is sizing up at this point. My favorite staple though, and this is also because I enjoy reading to my son daily, are books. Early childhood educators recommend reading to your child at least 20 minutes a day, in separate segments to help them develop and learn. I, in particular, love books of all educational levels, because let's face it. When you're a parent reading to your child, you will get sick of the book reading it for the 30th time off the top of your head because it's now memorized faster than your kids will ever be. They're still fascinated by the colorful pictures and textures as my son is. Choosing a book that you're also interested in helps as you can read perhaps in a more engaged manner. Regardless, I have a fantastic stockpile of books this season that I would love to introduce to you this holiday season as great additions to any child's library and Christmas present lists.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

5 #Tips to Keep Your #Pets Calm in Stressful Situations #ad



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For those of you who are pet parents, how do your pets behave in stressful situations? Are they pretty good or do they wreck havoc. Having a new baby and somewhat antsy dogs, I didn't know how they'd respond. The more nurturing and caring of the two, JR, ended up being more avoidant of baby than anything and our louder, constantly needing attention BabyPom, ended up wanting to give baby kisses all the time, despite also wanting to be held at the same time. I will admit, it's gotten a bit more challenging getting them out for routine walks while taking care of a baby and it certainly contributes to the crazy pent up energy. Regardless, there have been some genuinely stressful situations for the pups and I have found these 5 following tips helpful to keep pets calm in stressful situations.