We can’t wait to go on another epic adventure like this one…

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One thing that’s great about living in Texas is the abundance of really cool historic places to visit, Like dinosaur valley state park in Glenrose, TX. Last year, we packed up for a weekend and headed to this tucked away place… It was such a natural and rustic place to be and it was so nice to break our usual routine. After reading the adventures that Dooce had while visiting a national park like we did,  I am itching to go back to this place and enjoy some family time with my two favorite boys…

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Not only was it a pretty landscape to look at, we had the pleasure of visiting the Dinosaur Valley State Park and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. For the very first time in my life, I got to see exactly how big a dino footprint really was by comparing my own foot to a fossilized  dino track!

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#EpicPlaydate #CGC

I can just imagine by this large footprint, what coming face-to-face with this bad boy might be like! Eeeek! JP didn’t seem to care too much, he appeared to love looking at the dinos and even felt brave enough to go toddling off by himself in the face of a giant T-Rex statue.

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But the most memorable part of this trip was when we visited Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. The best way I know how to describe it – is like a drive-thru zoo. We mostly got to see alot of Bambi’s and you could buy food that you feed to them…. So far the experience was 100% adorable and I was loving it!

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Then all of a sudden we appeared to reach a roadblock of some sorts… We just sorta stared at each other for a little while!

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He was massive and un-afraid of cars or people – infact, he was downright curious! So much so, that he had to check out the folks in car in front of us. Needless to say, loud screams erupted from all the passengers as it stuck it’s head in the car to greet them. That’s when we quickly rolled our windows up, because this guy kinda freaked me out a little!

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Once he got closer to us, I just had to get a pic just so I’d remember how massive this bird was!

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Although you don’t see the vehicle we are traveling in – ironically enough, we drive a 2001 Hyundai SantaFe.  It was perfect to go on a family trip such as this, with plenty of room for everyone’s bags and souvenirs picked up along the way. I really couldn’t think of a better vehicle to use for a road trip for it’s gas milage and reliability. Even as an older model, ours still drives like the first day we got it. I simply can’t wait to get to take it on the road to somewhere else this summer!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Having Goodnites as part of our evening routine always leads to a good morning

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I always love shopping at Target, but this week I had an even better reason to shop there – a lovely 1.50$ off coupon for Goodnites bedtime underwear! Even though JP is fully potty trained, he still needs a little extra protection for when he sleeps at night. I’ve thought that he could *maybe* make it through the nights if I limit his liquid intake before bed, but that’s proven to be really difficult because he loves having his milk before bedtime. If I don’t put him any overnight protection, he usually wakes up in the middle of the night crying and wet that he messed his bed. This ordeal doesn’t happen often but when it does – I try to avoid showing any frustration because at four years old, I know he’s not ready for diaperless nights yet. I stumble out of bed, change his clothing and snuggle him up with me in my bed, and deal with the mess in the morning. This is why we use Goodnites bedtime underwear for nightly protection against bedwetting.

Having Goodnites as part of our evening routine always leads to a good morning - #BetterNights #PMedia

Having Goodnites as part of our evening routine always leads to a good morning - #BetterNights #PMedia

Our nightly routine usually always goes the same way each evening – dinner, bath, quiet time then bed time, and Goodnites play a huge role since JP is old enough now to actually pull them on all by himself! He was so proud that he slipped into them without any help!

Having Goodnites as part of our evening routine always leads to a good morning - #BetterNights #PMedia

One thing that I really do love about these are the fit. I’ve used other ‘pull on’ brands of training pants and diapers in the past and leaking seems to be more common when we use those. Goodnites hug really close to the legs, so we’ve never had a leak issue with these. Leaks are common with boys - his little parts shift inside the diaper while he sleeps, and leaks occur when ‘it’ points to the edges. This happened to us once before, and I was puzzled as to why he wet the bed while still had a dry diaper on! Goodnites are a cut above the rest with their robust  absorbency for more mature bladders – even the back side of the diaper is clearly printed ‘back’ so you know exactly how to put them on.

Having Goodnites as part of our evening routine always leads to a good morning - #BetterNights #PMedia

They call them bedtime underwear, and they weren’t kidding – The design even looks like little boy briefs!

Having Goodnites as part of our evening routine always leads to a good morning - #BetterNights #PMedia

The best part of it all is that JP feels happy and confident to wear these, even though we refer to them as a night-night diapers. Eventually, when I feel like he’s ready to go diaper less, I’m going to switch to using the Goodnites Bed Mats to protect his mattress from the oops moments. Until then, we’ll be using Goodnites, so we can have good mornings ;)

Having Goodnites as part of our evening routine always leads to a good morning - #BetterNights #PMedia

Learning more about myself and my health with 23andme.com


Growing up, I was never much of a science girl when it came to my studies – however biology and the study of our body’s chemistry always interested me. One of the topics that really stuck with me was DNA and how it makes each one of us unique. Over the past decade, so much advancement has occurred in this area to the point that you can now send away to have your very own DNA sampled.

There’s so many good reasons as to why someone would bother to have their DNA analyzed. For one,  if you’re curious about your cultural background or want to know more about where your ancestors came from, the DNA testing kit fron 23andme.com is a great start!

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Not only is it good for finding out more about your ancestry, but you can also detect any possible genetic illnesses that you may be at risk of – like breast cancer and many other common, but serious diseases. 23andme.com can help you by being one step ahead and knowing yourself inside and out. When it comes to your health, Knowledge is key!

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For 99$, 23andme.com is offering to send you a spit cup, which you spit in and return to their labs. After they analyze your DNA, they will send you a detailed report about yourself, your health, your ancestry and what you may potentially be at risk for. Do you have a serious disease that runs in your family? Check the list of health reports offered – over 240 total!

 How cool is it to know true and accurate scientific details about yourself with regard to your health? I know I do, because when it comes to your health, it’s worth it’s weight to be prepared and have an idea of where you will turn should you get ill.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

 

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