Start a Lifetime of Healthy Habits with Nature Made® Vitamins at Target

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.Nature Made - karainthekitchen.comDo any of you remember those giant, orange vitamin C vitamins we had as kids? My mom said that her mom gave them to her, so she gave them to us, and now I give them to my kids! I am so grateful for the healthy habit of taking my vitamins daily thanks to my mom. Every morning before school, we would take a multivitamin and that giant orange vitamin C vitamin.

We have tried different vitamins with our daughters over the years. They are definitely fans of gummy vitamins! Where were those when I was a kid? I’m glad for them now because I was able to take prenatal vitamins in gummy form during my first trimester. There was no way I could stomach the giant horse pills during that queasy time!

We found the Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamins very easily in our Target store. They have a snazzy new red lid (fitting) and were on the top shelf with other vitamins in the KIDS FIRST® line.nature-made-karainthekitchen-com-3Now that the kids are back to school, the germs are back in full force as well. You can see Ada’s blisters on her hands from doing the monkey bars every day at recess! Volunteering in Kindergarten classes shows you really quickly who has been taught to cover their cough at home. No wonder my mom, a Kindergarten teacher, has such a strong immune system ;) I want my girls to be as healthy as possible when they come in contact with those germs, so I make sure they take their multivitamins every day. In the one month that we’ve been back to school, each daughter has caught a bug and gotten over it in record time. I think it’s because they take their vitamins!nature-made-karainthekitchen-com-2I like that with Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamins, each child only has to take one vitamin per day. They are more concentrated so they don’t have to eat two. My girls like the all natural flavors of orange, cherry, and mixed berry. No artificial dyes, either! To get 10% off your Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamins at Target and enter to win a $50 Target gift card, click here!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Back to School With Ready Pac Foods

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Ready Pac Foods. As always, all opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for supporting Kara in the Kitchen! 

Back to school is in full swing! We have been back for two and a half weeks; I am jealous of those of you whose schools started after Labor Day weekend like normal people! Gone are the lazy days of summer. Schedules and alarm clocks are back with a vengeance!Ready Pac - karainthekitchen.comI am always looking for ways to keep our family eating healthy. Between packing lunches, driving the girls to and from school (they go at different times in the morning), volunteering, and trying to run a household…it gets crazy. Ready Pac Foods has you covered with easy, healthy, on-the-go food options. I was so excited when Ready Pac asked if I wanted to work with them because I buy their Salad Kits and Bistro Salads all the time! Hello Caesar Salad with dinner :) My favorite is the Apple Bleu Pecan Salad below. It’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth, and the pecans are pretty much candy on top of your salad. I feel good about basically eating candy for lunch! Ready Pac - Kara in the KitchenMy girls absolutely LOVE the Ready Snax® (what they are holding in the tent below)! The hummus was a hit with both of them. Do other kids like hummus or is it just mine? The fruit cups were also favorites. One had pineapple and grapes, the other strawberries and blueberries. Perfect lunch and after school snacks!Ready Pac - karainthekitchen.com-2The Ready Pac game is strong in Ada’s lunch:Ready Pac - Kara in the KitchenHere’s my Chicken Caesar Salad for lunch in the car one day! Classy right? Of course I’ve got my water and Dr. Pepper too :) It was the girls’ early release day, I’d gone on a hike, then had to jump in the car to get a parking spot on the right side of the street. You know, so that the baby could stay asleep in the car and I didn’t have to take her out, cross the street, and risk her waking up. Important things, people! Having a healthy lunch option to grab and eat on-the-go is awesome for this nursing mama. Hangry Kara is somebody that nobody wants to be around, so I like having convenient things like this in my fridge!Ready Pac - Kara in the KitchenFind out where you can buy Ready Pac foods here!

Now for the exciting stuff! Ready Pac has not one, but TWO giveaways for you!! Below is the $150 Visa Gift Card giveaway for my readers only! So that means your chances of winning are really good!

Ready Pac Foods Giveaway!

The next giveaway is where you can enter for the chance to win up to $3,000 in prizes through September 18th. Enter here! Good luck :)

The Evenflo Sibby in New York City!

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This post was sponsored by Evenflo as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the Evenflo Sibby Travel System to facilitate my review. We took the Evenflo Sibby, available at Target, to New York City and it was the … [Continue reading]

WaterWipes at Babies R Us

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This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. As a mom of three (!), I am always looking for the best products for my children. Look at … [Continue reading]

Back to School with a2 Milk®

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This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.Can you believe that it's that time already? Back to school has already started for some, and my … [Continue reading]

IAMS at Target Gift Card Offer!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IamsDogDeal #CollectiveBias Give your dog some love! Save 5% with Cartwheel, PLUS get a $10 Target Gift Card when you buy 2 bags … [Continue reading]

10 Years of Marriage!

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I was looking through my memories on Facebook and thought it would be fun to share our anniversaries throughout the last decade! 10 Years - Hitching Post in Casmalia with baby June along for the ride:9 Years - Carmel, CA with Maverick:8 Years - … [Continue reading]

FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event 2016

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Have you ever wondered about where you came from? Genealogy is fascinating to me! I love learning about the people who came before me and what their lives were like. I have ancestors who crossed the plains in wagons along with ones who crossed the … [Continue reading]

June’s Birth Story

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June Deanne arrived Friday, May 13, 2016 at 2:43 AM! 9 lbs. 9 oz. 21 1/2 in. long 15 in. head circumference June was due on May 12th. Since I was 10 days overdue with Ada and 4 days overdue with Lola, I was sure that I'd be going at least a few … [Continue reading]

LATCH Lets Me…

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I can't believe how much has changed since I had a baby last! When Ada and Lola were babes, the word from my pediatrician about bottle feeding was to be careful because my baby could have nipple confusion. As a new mom, I was so worried about messing … [Continue reading]