Big Disney Announcements!

Last weekend, the D23 event was held. If you aren’t sure what that is, it is basically the event of all Disney events! It is where Disney announces all of the big news about upcoming changes to their parks, movies, etc. It’s basically a huge, nerdy dream of mine to attend D23 someday! Because I am just too excited to keep all of these D23 announcements to myself, I wanted to share some of my personal favorite announcements that Disney made!

Disney Announcements Made in 2017 on www.girllovesglam.com

Movies

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Simple Printable Service Project for Kids

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We have loved Mickey and the Roaster Racers literally since the very first episode aired. That is why I am so excited to have Disney Junior sponsoring this post! My daughter loves that all of her favorite Mickey Mouse characters are on a new show and loves each of their cars. She has actually learned quite a bit about geography as the Roadster Racers travel the world for their races on each episode. I really like the Happy Helpers segments with Minnie and Daisy. They show Minnie and Daisy as they help different people in various situations as they learn new skills along the way. It inspired me to create a little Happy Helpers service project race for kids to participate in!

Simple Printable Service Projects for Kids on www.girllovesglam.com

I love the idea of teaching children to perform acts of service, without any rewards attached to them. If they are treating it like a race based off of one of their favorite shows, it makes it even more enjoyable! I wanted to make each service activity something that could be done by a variety of ages and made it a printable list so you can easily print it and get serving! [Read more…]

Simple, Purposeful, and Trustworthy

I am sharing NUTRO™ in my life as part of a NUTRO™ sponsored series.

Simple, purposeful, and trustworthy aren’t really words that you would typically associate with dog food. Most of the time when I would purchase food for my pooch, I would focus a lot more on what was convenient for me and less on what would be best for my dog.

It wasn’t until I made healthy changes for my own diet and I took a step back and realized that my dog was aging that I kind of had a wakeup call. I needed to be feeding my dog better than I had been.

Nutro Dog Food on www.girllovesglam.com

Our Sadie dog was our first baby and I want to keep her around for as long as we can. I want to do what I can to keep her healthy. That is why I really appreciate the work that Nutro puts into creating a product that I know I can trust, like the NUTRO™ Wholesome Essentials Healthy Weight dog food. [Read more…]

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

This post is part of a sponsored campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Influencer Network.

If you have followed along on my social accounts, you have probably seen by now that I am a single mom for the summer. We made a pretty huge life decision and are living apart for the summer so that my husband can go back to school and change career fields entirely. Living 5 hours apart isn’t easy, but it makes the weekends that we do get to see each other that much sweeter! We love finding special things to do as a family when we are all together. One thing that we tried recently was the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

Things to do at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium on www.girllovesglam.com

Before coming to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, I always thought it would be just a bunch of fish tanks. It was so much more than that! [Read more…]

Healthy, Happy Pets

I’m sharing #NUTRO in my life as part of a NUTRO sponsored series for Socialstars™

I truly believe in caring for my own body. I think it is so important as a mom, to give myself a little time each day. It can be difficult at times to find the time but if it is just doing my makeup or getting some exercise, finding time for myself each day is something that I really try to prioritize. When I make time for myself, I am able to stress less about all of the crazy things that go on each day and just enjoy the chaos.

Postpartum Outfit on www.girllovesglam.com

That is why I think it is also important to give that same love to our beloved pets! [Read more…]

Getting the Family Involved with Housework

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I think we live in a time where homemaking has been looked down upon and I don’t think it should be that way at all! Making a house a home is something that is something that not just anyone can do. As I have grown as an adult, I have realized just how important homemaking is for my family. We have created an environment where we all help with the homemaking in order to create a home where we can feel joy! I absolutely love that Mrs. Meyer’s® Brand embraces homemaking to make products that turn homemaking into more than a duty, but more of a creative endeavor.

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Products on www.girllovesglam.com

Because we strive to all take responsibilities in our home, it leaves more time for all of us to be together. I am not left with all of the cleaning responsibilities just because I am the mom. I think that by having my family involved with cleaning has also help give them a sense of pride in what our home looks like and how our home feels. It also has made them more responsible for the messes they make. [Read more…]

How to start running

If you have followed my story for a while, you may remember when I first started running about 2 years ago.

How to Start Running

I had NEVER, ever been a runner before. In fact, I would have full on asthma attacks when I would try to run. I just classified myself as a “non runner” and moved on. Then one day I just decided to try jogging a little. I would jog until I couldn’t jog anymore and then walk, then jog again. This would only be about 1-2 miles and I had to take lots of walking breaks. Eventually, I worked my way up to my very first 5k that happened on my 27th birthday. [Read more…]

Mother Knows Best!

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It is kind of hard to believe that Mother’s Day is this weekend! This year is already flying at an impressive speed for me. One major reason for my time flying by has been the addition of Miss Zoey into our family. I am honored to have Hyland’s sponsoring this post.

Newborn with Mom Photo on www.girllovesglam.com

It has been five years since I had a baby, so although I have done this all before, it was all pretty new to me again! Babies are a lot of work, but they bring so much joy into a home. When I would have late nights, early mornings, or just would struggle with the adjustment of having another child in our home, I always knew that I could rely on my mom.  [Read more…]

It’s Important to Be Nice: Be Kind Outfit

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I remember my mom teaching me from a very young age, just how important it was to be nice. I vividly remember my mom taking a friend home from a play date because I wasn’t treating my friend nicely. I remember standing in the garage, screaming in tears as I watched my mom drive away to take my friend home. I will never forget that moment, but it taught me a very valuable lesson that day. It is important to be nice!

Be kind shirt from Cents of Style on www.girllovesglam.com

I absolutely adore the “Be series” shirts that Cents of Style offers. They are full of positive affirmations, like this Be Kind shirt. For me, this shirt is the most relevant for the phase of life that I am in. If there is absolutely nothing else that I could teach my daughters, I want them to be taught that it is important to be kind. Being nice to people doesn’t mean that you get walked all over. Some of the most kind people I know are also some of the strongest people I know!  [Read more…]

Whole30 While Breastfeeding FAQs

I did it! I finished Whole30 and can say that I survived during one of the hardest times for me to stay on track, breastfeeding! I don’t think there is a time in my life that I have craved more carbs and sugar than right after having my baby. My body thought it needed all of that in order to produce milk, but thankfully I was able to survive Whole30 without all of that junk. My milk production was definitely my number one topic of questions when I would say anything about doing Whole30, so I decided to dedicate an entire post to those frequently asked questions and hopefully they will help you decide if Whole30 is right for you while you are breastfeeding!

I don’t be an expert of Whole30, breastfeeding, or babies. These are just answers to questions that are based off of my experience alone. Make sure you consult with your doctor about any type of diet you are going to do before starting it and remember that my tips are 100% based on my own experience and may not be right for you.

Whole30 While Breastfeeding Frequently Asked Questions on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]