Baby Strollers For Every Lifestyle + A Fun Giveaway

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Baby Strollers For Every Lifestyle

There are loads of baby strollers for every lifestyle, so choosing the one that works best for your family, and your child, can get confusing. Today, I’m going to share with you the different types of strollers available to you, and the ways in which each type works best. But, be sure to read till the end, where I announce the giveaway!

A Note About Safety

When choosing your stroller, the number one concern is likely safety, right? My absolute favorite place to go to find safety reviews is consumer reports. They share the best (and worst) rated items out there, as well as user reviews, and if you have a membership, you can even get the specs of whatever it is you’re looking up! It was how I made almost ALL of my choices when it came to buying products for my children.

Types of Strollers and Their Uses

Single Strollers

Perhaps the most commonly purchased stroller out there is the single stroller. These come in a variety of options, from lightweight / umbrella, to modular (can change positions as your child grows), to the traditional.

1. Lightweight / Umbrella Strollers

When it comes to choosing a single stroller you need to take your personal needs into consideration. Are you looking for a stroller that is easy to travel with? If so, then you’d want to go with a lightweight, umbrella option. They’re typically compact and can be stored with more ease.

2. Modular Strollers

If you’re hoping to just buy one stroller for your child, then you would definitely want to choose a modular one. As mentioned above, these stroller can shift positions as your child grows, removing the need to purchase different strollers as your child ages.

3. Traditional Strollers

And, if you want a strong and sturdy stroller, going the traditional route is probably best, they have great maneuverability and allow a variety of ages to ride in them.

4. Transformable Car Seat Stroller

Many strollers are not suitable for babies under 6 months of age. If you’re looking for an option that does allow for a younger baby to use, consider a transformable car seat stroller. These allow you to use your infant’s car seat and just pop it right onto the carrier. This way your little is still snug as bug in their car seat, you don’t even have to wake them up, when you transfer them. Plus, this is obviously very safe as car seats have to meet very high safety specifications.

Double and Specialty Strollers

If single strollers aren’t what you need, then you may be looking for a double or specialty stroller. These can include double or jogging strollers.

5. Double Side-by-Side Strollers

These are great because they maneuver similarly to how a traditional stroller works. They’re not any more difficult to move, so long as the children riding in them are about the same height and weight. However, they can be wide and might be tough to use on a busy city street, if this is the case for you, consider the next option.

6. Double / Tandem Strollers

These strollers have each of the seats one behind the other. This makes it about the same width as a traditional stroller which makes using it on busy sidewalks or in stores easier. The downfall of this option is that it can be difficult to steer and lift up over curbs, as the stroller is now twice as long.

7. Jogging Stroller

Finally, we have the jogging stroller. Jogging strollers can be a bit pricey, but if you are an avid walker or runner, having one of these is a must! You definitely want to do your research before settling on a specific jogging stroller because their are loads of choices available. The most important thing to have, is a hand brake and a tethered strap, in case you need to stop quick or trip and fall.

Want even more info? Check-out this video on picking a baby stroller.

Now, onto the BEST part! As I’ve mentioned, there are lots of stroller options out there, and diapers.com has a HUGE variety to choose from. I have a $50 gift card to their site, and am offering it to my readers! All you need to do is leave a commenting answering the following question: Which stroller do you believe will fit your family’s lifestyle the best? Winner will be chosen at random on 3/23/17.

It may seem overwhelming at first, but if you make a list of what you will be using your stroller for, it will become clear what you do and don’t need in each one. One thing to remember, do not just rush in and buy anything– If you do this you may end up buying something you don’t like, or never use, which just ends up being a waste of money. Trust me, do your research!

REMEMBER! Answer the following question in the comments in order to be entered to win a gift card valued at $50 to diapers.com. Which stroller do you believe will fit your family’s lifestyle the best?

A Day of Fun at the Rochester Museum & Science Center

**My family did receive tickets to the RMSC, but all opinions are my own.**

Wow, guys! It has been ages since I last wrote on Baby Doodah. I looked at my last post and that was back on 8/3/15. Seriously!

We’ve had a busy, fun summer, life has been absolutely grand and my business is growing quite steadily. I’m happy! :-)

A quick sidenote, before I get into the real reason that I am writing today, I am shifting blogging gears. As I mentioned, I haven’t been blogging here, and honestly I haven’t written a blog post anywhere in quite some time, but I am starting a new blog, a self-branded blog – JillianOKeefe.com. If you do happen to pop over there, don’t expect much, it is still DEEP in the works. But, I’ve been talking about doing it for awhile and I finally put my talking into ACTION!

Now, onto the real reason why I’m writing. :)

A Day of Fun at the Rochester Museum & Science Center

Recently we were invited by RMSC to come visit their facilities. Rochester is only an hour away, so it’s fun to make a day trip out of activities like this. So, we packed up and headed out bright and early. We wanted to get there right about when they were opening, so that we could really get to see what the museum had to offer.

We were concerned that it would get so busy that Emmett wouldn’t be able to enjoy himself. However, now I can honestly say that we had no reason to worry. That isn’t because it wasn’t busy, there were plenty of people there, but because there is SO MUCH to do.

If one area was crowded, Emmett could just bop on over to something else.

Emmett was stoked, and the second we were checked-in he was off to the Adventure Zone Exhibit. Man, did he have a blast. Emmett has always had a thing for water – He loves playing with it and in it, so he spent a good deal of time playing with the mock-up of the Erie Canal lock. I have to be honest, though, my pictures from that day aren’t the greatest… my child does NOT stand still for long. :)

RMSC VisitWe spent a good deal of time in the Adventure Zone, because there was oodles of hands on things for Emmett to take part in. There was a model roller coaster for him to watch, a climbing trail that took you up to an area near the ceiling (Emmett wasn’t brave enough for this), a pulley lift, a rock climbing wall, and a really cool tool that showed how clouds worked. It was a ton of fun!

After that we made our way upstairs where Science on a Sphere takes place. It was really neat to watch the different videos that appeared on the sphere.

This picture doesn’t do the sphere justice, but I thought it was pretty cute, with my little guy’s head.

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Once done with the sphere, we headed onto the ENERGIZE exhibit, which was MY personal favorite. Everything was hands on, but there were so many different activities to explore. I feel like we spent a good majority of our time in this room. They have bicycles set up that you peddle and light up different light bulbs. They had a harp that was “magic,” different ways to transmit sound using lasers, seriously so much more!

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One exhibit that is fantastic, but where we didn’t spend a lot of time, is the Inventor Center. The goal is to engineer different types of vehicles and then harness the wind tunnels to make it move. Emmett was kind of bored in here, but it wasn’t because of the room, simply because of his age (3). A child 5+ would truly enjoy this room and all that it offers!

An exhibit that I really thought would be a hit with Emmett was the Under Construction: Building Careers, one. But, he just wasn’t into. Honestly, I think that’s because he was getting tired and wanted to nap, which he did as soon as we hit the road. Anyway, the Under Construction exhibit has all sorts of different tools you can use to build with, bricks and a giant crane – some really awesome stuff!

We had a really amazing time and we were all pretty worn out by the time we left for the day.

So, if you’re in the Western NY area and are looking for something fun to do, especially now that the colder temps are on the way, you should definitely take the time to visit the Rochester Museum & Science Center. It is WELL worth it!

**A special thank you to RMSC and Dixon Schwabl for generously supplying us with an amazing afternoon, spent as a family.

 

Turn It Up Tuesday – #98

Time to get turned up…and party with us at Turn It Up Tuesday! It’s our 98th week, which means we’re only a few short weeks away from the 100th week here at Turn It Up Tuesday! We’d love to thank each and every one of you for partying with us week after week! Keep stopping by, linking up, and sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this link party the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for August is The Avarca Store.

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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen’s Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for August!

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Dina from Savvy in the Kitchen | Jennifer from MomTricks | Jennice from Mommy in Color | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Tina from Kidz Activities

Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Cathy chose Minion Recipes! Muddy Buddies Chex Mix from The Jenny Evolution.

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Cathy chose Burlap Wreath Tutorial: Denim and Dots Cottage Decor from Kenarry.

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Kori chose 10 Perfect Fonts for Any Project from The Organized Dream. “I’m a bit of a font-a-holic and I’m always looking for different combinations to use on graphics, and printables.”

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Kori chose Back To School Shopping Mistakes To Avoid from My Stay at Home Adventures. “We don’t get our shopping list until a couple of weeks before school starts if we’re lucky, so it’s definitely tempting to go hit the stores now when the sales have started. Hopefully this year, I can make it a smart shopping trip!”

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Stacey chose 5 Steps to Overcome a Year of Homeschool FAIL from The Journey of a Steward. “What a great post! We, too, had our ups and downs, especially in the beginning. When we started, I was working full time and after becoming a SAHM, it took me some time to figure out what needed to be done. We start a new year, and I totally have a plan and part of it includes taking back control. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Stacey chose Homemade Maple Bars from Fitness Food Diva. “Any time that I go to get donuts for a breakfast treat, I always make sure that I get several of the maple iced. The children both love them and this helps to keep the peace! Now I can make a whole batch for them to fight over…I mean feast over! LOL! Thanks so much for sharing!”

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Elaine chose Why I’m Loving Periscope from our very own Tenns from Bliss & Faith. “Great explanation of what it is and how to use it to grow your business.”

Cindy also chose this post. “I too love Periscope and I am looking for more ways to use this new technology. This post makes some great points and gave me some ideas of what I can do moving forward.”

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Elaine chose Southern Summer Squash Casserole from Just Us Four. “A great healthy recipe for all that summer squash I was given yesterday”

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Dawn chose DIY Sea Glass Decor from Krystal’s Kitsch. “Wow, i did not realise how simple this was. It looks amazing. I will certainly be having a go at this project.”

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Dawn chose Fabric and Lace Bow Tie from Flamingo Toes. “I found my tote bag the other day, and wondered what i could do to cheer it up… Now i have the perfect idea, thank you xx”

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Amy chose Make Your Blog Super Subscribe-Worthy from our very own Tenns from Bliss & Faith. “I love these tips on how to improve my blog to attract more subscribers. With this list, I can see exactly which areas I need to work on to make my blog more well rounded and complete.”

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Amy chose 15 Fun School Lunch Ideas from The Organized Dream. “i’m always looking for creative and fun lunches to make for my son now that he’s in school. This collection has so many ideas, he’ll never be bored with his lunch again!”

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Cindy chose 15 Things to Watch on Netflix for Her from Living Better Together. “Often my hubby works 1 night a week. I am always looking for things to watch that we wouldn’t necessarily watch together. I have added some of the suggestions from this post into my Netflix queue for future watching. Oh, if you haven’t watched Hart of Dixie, start now! I loved this show and I’m so sad there will be no new episodes.”

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Silvie chose Minecraft Water Bottle DIY and Summer Fun Series from Nap Time Creations. “I chose this post because my boys love Minecraft and this DIY is easy. I think I’m going to make this DIY as favors for my son’s birthday party, since his theme is Minecraft.”

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Silvie chose Fast Comfort Food: Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole from Inspiration for Moms. “Three of my favorite things are cheese, broccoli and chicken so I can’t wait to try this recipe.”

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Sarah chose Tidepool Jello Cups from I Say Nomato. “I liked the creativity with the tide pool jello cups. A fun treat that kids would not only love to eat but enjoy making as well.”

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Sarah chose Banana Split Sticks – Dessert on a Stick! from Frugal Coupon Living. “I liked the banana split sticks because I thought it was the perfect summer treat that’s easy to make, which everyone will enjoy.”

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Anuja chose 101 Handmade Days: All the Hearts Quilt from Busy Being Jennifer. “The quilt is beautiful and so is the heart of maker. My prayers for Miss P’s recovery.”

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Anuja chose Revamped Free Chair from Fabi Fabu. “Great job at upcycling that chair. Would have loved to see a detailed tutorial.”

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Mari chose Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing from Spoonful of Flavor.

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Mari chose Roasted Summer Vegetables with Sage from Little Miss Dexterous.

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Natasha chose Why toddlers are like a weather system from Life, Kids, and a Glass of Red. “I love this post! It’s so true – toddlers are just like the weather, beautiful and unpredictable.”

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Natasha chose 5 Things a Mom Should Do Every Day from Nitty Gritty Homeschooling. “As moms, we get lost in the every day function of just being a mom. But we have to take a step back and learn to take care of ourselves. This is a great post, and a reminder that we must take care of ourselves.”

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The post with the most views is Spend Less Time In the Kitchen from Amanda Unfolded.

Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!

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And the Best of the Best is…

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Banana Split Sticks – Dessert on a Stick! from Frugal Coupon Living

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15 Things to Watch on Netflix for Her from Living Better Together

Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!

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– Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. – Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier! – Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! – Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

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Turn It Up Tuesday – #96

Welcome to the 96th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep stopping by, linking up, and sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday! We’re so glad to have you here!

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Turn It Up Tuesday – #95

Welcome to the 95th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep stopping by, linking up, and sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this link party the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for July is DIVAtude.

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The DIVAtude Experience is a conference that will empower and motivate women in their personal and professional lives. We are currently taking speaker proposals through August 1st for our 1st virtual conference that will take place in October. Hosted by Michelle D. Garrett, the founder of Divas With A Purpose, The DIVAtude Experience will provide tools and resources for all women to embrace their DIVAtude – being driven, inspiring, victorious and called to action.

Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen’s Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for July!

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Sarah from Living Intentionally Simple | Karren from Oh My Heartsie Girl | Chantale from Unbothered, Unabashed | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Anuja from All I Do

Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Kori chose Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies from our very own Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise. “This has three of my favorite things in one (four if you count that it’s a cookie) … I could eat snickerdoodle cookies all day long and these sound absolutely divine!”

not-right-nowKori chose Saying Good-Bye to the “Not Right Now” Mommy from Life Over C’s. “One of the reasons I’m a stay at home mom is because I don’t want to miss a moment as my youngest daughter grows up. I need to be mindful of this and this post was a great reminder.”

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Sarah chose Pool Noodle Crafts for Kids: Caterpillar from Growing Up Gabel. “I picked this one because it’s a fun project that most kids could do, that requires minimal supplies. And what kid wouldn’t love making this fun noodle craft.”

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Karren chose Three Easy Grilled Dessert Burritos from Hello Nature. “I chose this one because it is different with the use of flour tortillas, they are easy to make and look delicious.”

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Karren chose Summer Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Sandwiches from A Sprinkle of This and That. “I picked this one because it uses cake mixes and a few other ingredients that we almost always have on hand.”

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Silvie chose Dr Pepper Cupcakes from Homemade Hooplah. “I chose this post because My boys love Dr. Pepper and I think this will be a perfect twist on it! I can’t wait to try it.”

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Silvie chose Why Do My Mussels Say France, But My Heart Says Ole? from What’s On The List? “I chose this post because we love mussels and this recipe looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.”

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Stacey chose Serene Mom Confession: I Let Gadgets Babysit My Kids from Serene Mom. “Oh I have definitely done this with all three of mine! Barney with the oldest, Buzz Lightyear and Toy Story for the middle one, and Dragon Tales or anything on PBS Sprout baby sat the youngest. It is something we have all done, at one point or another…which simply means that we are human and need a much needed break, often! Thanks for sharing such a great post!”

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Stacey chose Decluttering – Where To Start? from Purfylle to Embellish. “What a great post! This is definitely some thing that I need to find the energy and hubby power to get accomplished. I could quickly get through the first few things on the list, because I have several bags and boxes ready for donation, its just fitting it in. Thank you so much for sharing so many great tips!”

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Free chose How to Organize Bills {Bill Payment Tracker} from Clean & Scentsible. “Keeping track and maintaining our budget is so important and gives us a way to live a life of financial peace.”

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Free chose 20 Resources to Drive Blog Traffic from Just Another Mom. “As bloggers finding great resources to help us become better bloggers is a must.”

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Amy chose Life Lessons from Disney Pixar’s Inside Out from Three Kids and a Fish. “I just recently watched this movie with my son and loved it. I think there are so many valuable lessons to be learned here no matter what age you are!”

Natasha also chose this post. “I just saw this movie with my son, and these are some of the same life lessons that I recognized as well. Thanks for sharing!”

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Amy chose Raspberry Lemonade Popsicles from simply Shellie. “I love raspberries and lemonade… so put them together for the perfect refreshing summer time treat! I can’t wait to try this one out!”

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Tina chose Make a Clay Matching Game from Little Girl Designs. “Beautiful creation.Such a cute game for children and everyone.Never thought it can be so simple to make.Thanks for sharing!”

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Tina chose Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding from Best of Long Island and Central Florida. “What a beautiful recipe.I love the combination of the ingredients.Looks so rich and yummy!!Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us!”

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Elaine chose Summer Berry Fool from Annie’s Noms. “I love it because it is a quick and easy, no-bake dessert.”

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Elaine chose Summer Peach and Prosciutto Pizza from Just Us Four. “I love the Peach and Prosciutto combination. This recipe just screams SUMMER.”

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The post with the most views is 8 Free Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Authors from Southern Authors.

Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!

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And the Best of the Best is…

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Summer Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Sandwiches from A Sprinkle of This and That

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Life Lessons from Disney Pixar’s Inside Out from Three Kids and a Fish

Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!

Best of the Best Bloggers – make sure to showcase the button below on your blog! And you’ve won free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days – just e-mail Natasha at 1epicmommy@gmail.com for more details!

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We’re still celebrating the 4th blogiversary of Angie from God’s Growing Garden. Join us in celebration by entering to win the Fun with Four Blogiversary Giveaway!

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Click on the giveaway graphic above or click here to go to the giveaway page!

Four winners will be chosen to win one of the four prize packs!

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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, and the Best of the Best, and our special giveaway,

let’s get started!

– Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.

– Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!

– Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!

– Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**



Interested in reading all of our favorite posts on Turn It Up Tuesdays – past or present? Or do want to know if your post was featured before we go live next week? Follow Natasha Peter’s board Featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays! on Pinterest.

Turn It Up Tuesday – #94

Welcome to the 94th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep stopping by, linking up, and sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

Welcome welcome! So happy to have you here. I cannot wait to see all that you have to link-up and share!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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Turn It Up Tuesday – #93

Welcome to the 93rd week of Turn It Up Tuesday! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep stopping by, linking up, and sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Happy Monday, and welcome to another FANTASTIC week of Turn It Up Tuesday! I’m really so happy that you decided to join us this week. We have a ton of blogs that we’re featuring this week and they’re all amazing. Be sure to link up your posts so that you can earn yourself a chance to be featured!

Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this link party the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for June is Five Star Coffee.

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At FIVE STAR COFFEE, it’s not about us … It is about YOU. Offering you exclusive, healthy products that are sure to provide WORLD CLASS TASTE EXPERIENCES is the first step toward fulfilling OUR MISSION. IT IS ALSO GRATIFYING to know that our environmentally sensitive, coffee farmers, small batch roasters and dedicated producers of artisan grade oats, pancake mixes, maple syrups and chocolates benefit as well.

Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen’s Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for June!

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Beverly from Eclectic Red Barn | Sofia from Fun with a Message | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Heidi from Heidi’s Wanderings

Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Silvie chose The Diva 100 Calorie Workout from Divas Run for Bling. “I chose this post because I honestly had no idea I could burn 100 calories in just 10 minutes!!! There really is no excuse to be and stay fit. :) Thanks for the awesome post. “

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Heidi chose Patriotic S’mores Bar and Caramel Macchiato Spread #LetsMakeSmores from Logan Can… “Who doesn’t love S’mores?”

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Heidi chose Blueberry Gelato from Best of Long Island and Central Florida. “I love blueberries!”

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Kori chose Cuban Style Empanadas from A Sprinkle of This and That. “We went to a great Cuban restaurant in Westchester and they had the most amazing empanadas. I’ve been looking for a recipe to try at home and I think this one may be it!”

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Kori chose Recipe Round-Up for Paleo Newbies from Adventures of a Cavemom. “I’ve always been interested in trying a Paleo diet so it’s nice to have a list of recipes in one place.”

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Cindy chose Mickey Mouse String Art from Albion Gould. “I am a Disney-phile and a Disney travel agent so I love all things Disney. I want to make this for my office. I think I’ll paint the board red!”

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Cindy chose Things That Bring Back Memories #MondayMemories from Tiger Strypes. “I love reminiscing about and watching old television shows. We watch more TV from the 70s and 80s than we do current stuff because we don’t have to worry about offensive content. BJ and the Bear was a great show and let’s face it, Greg Evigan was a hottie!”

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Elaine chose Top 25 Essential Oil DIY Recipes & Projects from Painted Teacup. “I have just joined the essential oils bandwagon and was happy to find these great recipes.”

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Elaine chose Customers Demand GMO Labeling…And So Should You from Little Blog on the Homestead. “GMO labeling is needed and when the TPP act passes Congress, not only will it not allow GMO labeling it will also deny us the right to know where our food and all goods we purchase are made. The country of origin label will no longer be required. This is an issue that consumers need to understand.”

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Bev chose Make the Most of Link Parties from Snippets of Inspiration. “Great ideas for growing your blog with linky parties and how to do it effectively.”

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Bev chose Wine Cork Garden Markers from TexMex Crafting. “What a great upcycle! Turn those old mismatch forks into plant makers by adding a wine cork that is labeled.”

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Amy chose Dry Erase Road Trip Games + Kids Travel Kit from Simply Designing. “Long road trips can be so tough with little ones. That’s why I love this road trip kit with super cute printables for the kids to enjoy in the back for hours! This will definitely make the trip so much more fun for everyone!”

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Amy chose No Bake Cookies and Cream Slice from Treat Yourself Sweeter. “Dessert, check. No bake, CHECK! I love shortcuts, so this super simple delicious no bake Cookies and Cream Slice recipe is exactly the type of dessert I’m looking for!”

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Mari chose Easy DIY Texture Wall Art Tutorial from My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies. “I loved Laurie’s wall art. It was unique, it looked beautiful and stylish and something I would definitely put up on my wall. Very eye catching!”

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Mari chose Roasted Eggplant Fan from All That’s Jas. “My love for the many things Eggplant bought me to stop over at Jas’s share. Omg looks wonderful and tasty and healthy. Loved it!!!”

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Free chose Why Design Matters | May Blog Review & Feedback from our very own Tenns from Bliss & Faith. “I think that there are things we all can do to improve our site and become more better blogger. Getting a review of my site is very helpful and will help me grow as a blogger.”

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Zografia chose Easy Home Decorating Tips from The Organized Dream. “These tips are easy to follow! Makes decorating easier!”

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Zografia chose How to Use Reddit to Increase Traffic from Just Another Mom. “Are you on Reddit? I’ll give it a try! Sounds great!”

Natasha also chose this post. “I haven’t really used Reddit at all. It will be great to try it out as another tool to increase traffic to my blog.”

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Tina chose Painting with Bubbles from Letters in the Sand. “What at a fun way to paint!!!Kids love bubbles and I’m sure they’ll love this idea! I’m going to try this! What a fun and creative outdoor activity,thanks for sharing!”

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Tina chose Vaso Decorato from Hobby e Creativita’. “Beautiful upcycling project, love the result! Thanks for sharing this idea with us!”

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The post with the most clicks is Old Factory Candles from Eclectic Red Barn.

Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!

If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!

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And the Best of the Best is…

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Blueberry Gelato from Best of Long Island and Central Florida

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No Bake Cookies and Cream Slice from Treat Yourself Sweeter

Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!

Best of the Best Bloggers – make sure to showcase the button below on your blog! And you’ve won free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days – just e-mail Natasha at 1epicmommy@gmail.com for more details!

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This week, we’re introducing a great giveaway…celebrating fellow blogger the 4th blogiversary of fellow blogger, Angie from God’s Growing Garden. Help celebrate by entering to win the Fun with Four Blogiversary Giveaway.

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Click on the giveaway graphic above or click here to go to the giveaway page!

Four winners will be chosen to win one of the four prize packs!

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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, and the Best of the Best, and our special giveaway,

let’s get started!

– Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.

– Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!

– Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!

– Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

Epic Mommy Adventures
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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**



Interested in reading all of our favorite posts on Turn It Up Tuesdays – past or present? Or do want to know if your post was featured before we go live next week? Follow Natasha Peter’s board Featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays! on Pinterest.

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