Category: Life… With & Without Mojitos

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Mid-Summer Reflection

Summer is in full swing – and, as always, threatening to come and go MUCH faster than we would prefer. The Mojitos & Munchkins crew has had a busy – but exciting – few months of summer so far. Check out seven of our highlights! The Start of Summer Gone are the days of early morning rising, running to catch the school bus, and math homework at nights. Also gone are the days of schedules and time management, activities and running amuck. This summer, our goal has been to RELAX and BREATHE. We have tried *VERY* hard to stick to a...

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Review:: The Bug Bite Thing

This tiny, easy-to-pack, simple-to-use, summer accessory is arguably our new FAVORITE thing! When you live in Minnesota (a.k.a The land of 10,000 mosquitos), you begin associating summer months with big red scratchy welts on your body. We’ve accepted it as the way it is, but it doesn’t mean we have to like it. Up until this summer, I was slathering questionable ingredients all over my children’s’ bodies to try and ease the pain and discomfort that comes with bug bites. After being introduced to The Bug Thing, those days are gone. Now, only a quick 30 seconds stand between the...

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Homemade Funnel Cakes

When you get your hopes up for your annual funnel cake at the local 4th of July festivities… And show up to find a bizarre looking food cart named “The Healthy & Fit Cafe” in its’ place, you have options: 1.) You play the part of your toddler and go all “someone stole my toy” right then and there, breaking into both tears and rants OR 2.) You take the high road and vow to DIY the heck out of a funnel cake just as soon as you get to the store to buy the prerequisite gallon of cooking oil....

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Mojitos & Munchkins Gives Back

Dear World, Thanks to a recent post by Eventbrite, I’m left reflecting on how I choose to give back and better this universe I live in. Charitable donations have always been held close to my heart, and as a family, we have chosen companies and organizations that we dedicate a portion of our finances to each year. When it comes to making donations, it easily feels like there are thousands of people, families, groups, organizations, and companies that are in need of our contributions. Every day as I scroll through my Facebook feed, there is tragedy, trauma and unmistakable pain. My...

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Summer Activities That Help Your Child Grow

Who doesn’t love summer? If you come across someone who doesn’t… They are probably not to be trusted. After all, so many wonderful things come with it! There is a challenge, though: How do you keep all of your kids – with their different ages and interests – busy and engaged while ensuring that you don’t go crazy trying to please everyone? This infographic from TakeLessons.com gives some great ideas on activities that are fun, but will help your child grow and learn. And who knows, you might even get a little extra relaxation time!   Special thanks to Natalie from...

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5 Truths About a Remodel

The shiny luster of new appliances and sparkly granite tops is enough to blind a family into believing that a remodel won’t be all that bad. Much like labor and delivery, however, the process that you go through in hopes of achieving a wrapped-up-bundle-of-goodness is, in fact, all that bad. Disclaimer: I could easily insert #firstworldproblem between every single word of this post, so take it for what it is… A stressed out mama who is using her blog to vent. Read on if you dare.  1. “Messy” Is An Understatement Sure, there will be dust. And obviously, there will be debris. But messy isn’t...

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Five Minute Friday:: Empty

I have teamed up with a wonderful team of bloggers who participate in “Five Minute Friday.” Here’s the skinny: Every Friday for nearly four years hundreds of people joined a kind of writing flash mob. We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that is posted by the the team starting at 10pm EST on Thursday night and all through Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party). No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. Today’s word: Empty. I am surrounded by stuff. Everywhere I...

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The Unfathomable Thing I Did Today While My Girls Played…

Today, I read a book. TWO chapters of a book, to be exact. And I didn’t put the book down once, not even when my two year old was crying that her sister took a toy OR when my four year old started screaming at her sister that she was going to “Tell mommy on you.” While I would be lying if I tried to say I was actively watching or paying attention to what they were doing, from what I gather, my two daughters had an elaborate set up that crossed different environments, and they used their imaginations to role play...

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Mojitos & Munchkins featured on UNICEF Kid Power

Awhile back, I collaborated with UNICEF on a fitness post. Since then, we have been in touch and my little family was recently featured on their blog. Finding Fitness In Your Own Backyard was a fun post to collaborate on, as our backyard is the lifeline of our home! From swim parties to ice skating parties, theme parties to kids’ birthday parties, our backyard is where all the action happens!! What is UNICEF Kid Power, you ask? Simply put, it is an organization that gives KIDS the POWER to save lives. What an inspirational message that is, and how powerful to put...

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WAHM Series: A Day In The Life…

This post is part of the Work-at-Home-Mom Blog Series Hosted By Becca Day. Being a mama is a J.O.B. In and of itself, mommin’ is quite possibly the hardest thing you’ll ever do. What other job makes you feel guilty, sleep deprived, ready to tear out your hair, and full of love and happiness on a daily basis? But for some, being a mama is not enough. Some will go back to work, and others will take it upon themselves to start a side hustle. If you are considering working from home while you have little kids, then this is the series...

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