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School Shopping at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls

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Special thanks to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls for sponsoring this post!


Confession time: I’ve had a habit of buying clothes for future children since I was 18 years old.

I specifically remember heading into the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls and being compelled to pick up a baby’s faux leather jacket for just 0.99 cents. I know this may be strange to you, but the bargain hunter in me knew the best deals come with time!

All the women in my family would take the short drive to the Outlets for everything from back-to-school shopping or clothes for a new jobs to Black Friday deals and seasonal closet refreshers.

When I was pregnant with my second child, Charlie, I went to the new H&M opening there and came home with several bags of clothes for baby, my husband, 4-year-old Fox, and me. Since then I’ve been heading back routinely to shop for the whole family.

This back to school season is no different!

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Mom Tested: Mother Nature’s Sugar

If you didn’t already know, we have quite a few food allergies in our household – my daughter is allergic to peanuts and my husband is allergic to eggs – which means baking often requires several substitutes to make things safe for everyone to enjoy. When Mother Nature’s Sugar reached out to us to send samples of their natural sweetener, I instantly jumped at the offer and started thinking of fun recipes to try with the kids.

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Kids Birthday Party at the Palace Theatre

Throwing our kids birthday parties is one of my most favorite things. I spend hours planning the theme, crafting decorations, and creating the menu for the “big events,” which usually unfold in our small home with a guest list of family and a few close friends. But now that Marleigh is getting older, we’ve entered the world of “kid friend” birthday parties – and it’s a whole new ballgame!  Continue Reading