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  • Save at Stores You Shop at Most with Groupon Coupons

    Save at the Store You Shop at Most with Groupon Coupons

    This is a sponsored post.

    I have a little problem. I find myself shopping and window shopping a bit more than I should. Most items I buy are for my girls or the house, so don’t think you’ll see me in new threads every time you see me. I guess it’s the mom in me, always looking to keep the family happy and in one piece. Are you guilty of this?

    When I shop, however, I almost always have a coupon, discount or found an item on clearance. I want the most for my money at all times. Recently I discovered that Groupon has more than vouchers for a good meal or local attraction. There are Groupon Coupons and discount codes that can be used at stores you probably shop at a few times a week. One is my favorite store, Target.…

  • I Watched “What the Health”. Now What?

    I Watched "What the Health". So now what? | MommyWifeLife

    The popular documentary, What the Health, has many Americans wondering how they can become vegans. It has shined a light on practices of farmers, doctors, the government, and most importantly, us as consumers. At some point, we have all failed to make the best decisions in regards to our health and food consumption. What the Health has sort of awakened a desire to do better. For some, becoming vegan or vegetarian has become a top priority. Personally, it has helped me to become even more conscious about what I am feeding myself and my family.…

  • Family Time and Sweet Heat BBQ

    This is a sponsored post. All thoughts share are 100% my own.

    Sweet Heat BBQ Steak Philly at Charleys | MommyWifeLife

    On a typical Saturday my family and I do housework, maybe a little shopping and then to church. After church we always grab something quick to eat on our way home. Since the kids are a little on the picky side, we normally end up someplace that has chicken fingers or nuggets for the girls. Luckily, a recent Saturday out led us to Charleys, which had something for our whole family.…
  • Summer Kick-off with Sweet and Spicy Kabobs

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GrillNGear #CollectiveBias

    Summer Kickoff with Sweet and Spicy Kabobs | MommyWifeLife

    Summer at my house means chalk drawings on the sidewalk, water wars out back, sitting on the deck and firing up the grill. Grilling for me means simplified dinners because my husband is typically the one doing the cooking. All I have to do is prep all the food and dinner is ready within 30 minutes. Simplified duties and good food makes just about any day a good day. It also allows me to kick back and spend more time with my family.…

  • End of Year Homeschooled Kindergarten Recap

    How We Completed our Homeschooled Kindergarten | MommyWifeLife.com

    This past school year went incredibly fast. I feel like I was just sharing our homeschool curriculum picks for the year! It was our first official year homeschooling and it went far better than I imagined. This school year we welcomed a baby girl to our family, sold our home and moved, so there were moments when homeschooling got tough. Some weeks we went without structured learning time, but the girls stayed enthusiastic about learning, which is the ultimate goal of most homeschoolers. All in all, it went well, so here’s a recap of our homeschooled kindergarten year.

    Learning the States

    We focused on a handful of subjects but specifically on topics that most interested the kids. They specifically wanted to learn the about the U.S. states which resulted in me searching for free worksheets and videos on each topic.

    End of Year Homeschooled Kindergarten Recap | MommyWifeLife.com

    Here were our favorite United States resources:

    Fifty Nifty States Worksheets

    State Coloring Pages

    Tour the States (Song)

    Fifty Nifty United States (Song)

    Easy as 1, 2,3

    For math we used Math Lessons for a Living Education (level 1).…

  • Watch THE SHACK at Home + Win a Copy

    THE SHACK is available on Blu-ray/DVD and On Demand | MommyWifeLife.com

    This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Lionsgate. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

    Have you seen the widely talked about and inspirational film, THE SHACK? If you haven’t, don’t worry. I won’t share any spoilers in this post. When the novel based film hit theaters I was insanely busy and never found my way to the theater to see it. I watched many on my social media timelines posting about how amazing the movie was. I admittedly was a little jealous. Thankfully, it is available on May 30th on blu-ray/DVD and On Demand so I (we) can now watch it whenever we would like at home or on our devices at our convenience. 

    THE SHACK is available on Blu-ray/DVD and On Demand | MommyWifeLife.com

    The inspirational story of faith and love has sold over 22 million copies in print and The Dove Foundation has awarded it with the Dove Faith Friendly Seal of Approval.…

  • Goldfish Swim School Promotes Water Safety with Family Fun

    This post is sponsored by Goldfish Swim School. All thoughts are my own.

    Goldfish Swim School Promotes Water Safety | MommyWifeLife

    The first day of summer is always at the end of June, but Memorial Day weekend seems to be the unofficial summer kick-off. Pools, especially in states in the Midwest, open up again for swimming. It’s also the perfect time for parents and children to be reminded of water safety tips, which is why May is National Water Safety Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of accidental injury deaths among children ages one to four. Goldfish Swim School hosts an event to help prevent such incidents.…

  • Swimming with Eczema: Our Experience at Goldfish Swim School

    We receive complimentary lessons at Goldfish Swim School Westerville. All thoughts expressed are 100% my own.

    Swimming with Eczema at Goldfish Swim School | MommyWifeLife.com

    Babies can experience many changes in their skin and my baby girl’s skin has had its share of changes. It has gone from soft to dry, blotchy to bumpy. When she was around two months old I realized she had eczema. Luckily I found some products that work really well with her skin. However, I was slightly hesitant when considering whether to enroll in swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim School because I was unsure how swimming with eczema would work.…

  • The Big Adventures of Tiny House Review + Giveaway

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts expressed are my own.

    The Big Adventures of Tiny House by Susan Bernardo | MommyWifeLife

    I love colorful and shiny things, especially new, colorful and shiny children’s books. I have nothing against classic stories. However, when I take the girls to the library I almost always make them stop at the “new” section. When given the opportunity to review The Big Adventures of Tiny House there was no hesitation. Author Susan Schaefer Bernando’s work is uplifting, providing children and readers a positive message.…

  • 10 Reasons to Love Goldfish Swim School

    We receive complimentary lessons at Goldfish Swim School Westerville. All thoughts expressed are 100% my own.

    10 Reasons to Love Goldfish Swim School | MommyWifeLife

    My baby girl is a swimmer! Well, not quite, but she is on her way, thanks to our weekly lessons at Goldfish Swim School in Westerville. My family is not new to Goldfish Swim School because last year our oldest girls took lessons for a few months. I loved it then, and I love it even more now that my six month old daughter has joined.…