8 Tips for Bringing Your Dog to a Pet Expo

Spring is just around the corner here, and we’ve been looking at pet expos and vendor fairs for booths for our PawZaar gift store. We’ve already signed up for POPCats Austin in May but… [[ This is a summary only. … Continue reading

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5 Tips For Creating Healthy School Lunches Without Sacrificing Fun

This post is in partnership with Sistema®, available at Meijer.  If you’ve been reading here for a while, you probably know that I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. The pressure to come up with something grand always feels overwhelming, and … Continue reading

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10 Day Trip Safety Tips for Your Dog

As we told you about last month, John and I have been busily running around updating our Day Trips from Houston guidebook. The book focuses on trips within a two-hour drive of the city and, of… [[ This is a … Continue reading

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5 Tips For Encouraging Learning Through Hands On Play

This post is sponsored by Mattel, but all opinions are my own. A friend and I were recently talking about how much different early childhood is today from when we were growing up in terms of learning. When we were … Continue reading

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8 Tips For Caring For Winter Skin

Those of you who are regular readers/followers have likely heard me discuss my issues with dry skin before, especially during the winter. Recently, I shared some of the ways I care for the skin on my face this time of … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Visiting a Nursing Home with Your Dog

If you’ve been following us on Instagram and Facebook, you know that this year we’ve been spending a great deal of time on nursing home visits. Currently, we have several relatives living… [[ This is a summary only. Click the … Continue reading

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5 Tips For Staying Connected During Long Distance Holidays

Thank you to The UPS Store for sponsoring this post. Make the holiday to-do list a little easier this season with The UPS Store! I think my favorite Christmas of all time was when Essley was about to turn one (her … Continue reading

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Shih Tzu Care Tips

Shih tzu’s are good-natured and easy to train, making them great family pets. But caring for a Shih tzu can be time consuming because they require a lot of grooming. A major part of Shih tzu care is proper grooming … Continue reading

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Kids Water Safety Tips + A Summer Fun Kit GIVEAWAY!

There is little in life my kids love more than going swimming. When we went to the Dominican Republic in December, and then Arizona last month, all they wanted to do (basically the entire time we were on vacation) was … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Leaving Your Dog Home with Family Members

This Wednesday through Friday I’m gone to Pittsburgh for a trip sponsored by Nutrish. I’ll be joining many of the other Nutrish influencers to tour a local shelter, walk adoptable dogs,… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title … Continue reading

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