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I’m sharing #lobsterworthy moments in my life as part of a Red Lobster sponsored series for Socialstars™. All opinions are my own. 

The month of May is full of reasons to celebrate; the last day of school, Mother’s Day, graduations, Memorial Day, the start of summer break, etc. However, this week we slowed down all our obligations to celebrate for my four year old son.

Celebrate at Red Lobster

This post about the struggle of letting go of outgrown baby items is sponsored by Socialstars and Tide, however all opinions are my own. #SmallButPowerful

It was one thing I never thought would be so difficult. Something I never thought would be so emotional.  I never thought it would be a struggle at all. It was a day that I so conveniently procrastinated with countless excuses. Letting go of outgrown baby items is hard.

Finally Letting Go of Outgrown Baby Items

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Weekends mean a few different things to me. It definitely doesn’t mean no work. Since I work from home, I don’t get take the weekend off. However, it is two days that everyone in the family is home together. No school for my oldest and no work for my husband. That means movie nights, sleeping in, and special weekend breakfast.


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Father’s Day is just around the corner. I show the dads in my life unconditional love year-round, however I still like to give them something personal on Father’s Day. Something with a special meaning behind it. Sometimes it is difficult to come up with the right gift, but when it comes to my dad, anything car related is a win.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Car Enthusiasts #TheGiftofClean

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One week into summer break and whoa. I can’t believe that I forgot how different it is with three kids home all day, every day. With Ethan accustomed to busy school days, I can tell I have my work cut out for me the next few months. Lots of planning, fun activities, and being on-to-go.


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I am having a hard time dealing with the fact that this is the last week of school. I feel like Ethan just started Kindergarten a couple weeks ago and now he is going to be a first grader. Instead of being sad about how fast time goes by and how quickly the kids are growing up, I have spent the last two weeks getting pumped for summer.

Summer Family Fun #HelloSummerFun