This blog contains recommendations based on my parenting experiences and teaching career.

I share my personal & professional opinions, favorite products and reviews about what works best for my family, my students and what has worked for other families over the last 14 years as a professional educator.

I share these strategies and tools and encourage a common sense approach to parenting and teaching; meaning what works for us may work for you too.

The content on this blog is for informational and educational purposes only.

Affiliate links and product recommendation:

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Please know that I only recommend products that have served me, my students and my child well.  The links help provide me with a small commission at no additional cost to you. This helps offset the cost of blogging.


At this time I do not include general advertisements on my blog but I may in the future. They are a way to further offset the costs of running a blog, which can really add up.

This blog uses Pinterest to generate traffic & share content. It also helps me continue to offer free content to my readers. Pinterest does gather analytical data, see their privacy policy for details here.

If ever you find an ad or Pin annoying or offensive please reach out to me at serena@mudpiesandmanicures.com.


There are no refunds on digital products, they are an instant download and take a great deal of time to make for the small purchase price. If you are not satisfied with your purchase please contact me and I will do my best to make it right.

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Use of content from mudpiesandmanicures.com is permitted for conditional use only (see below):

  1. You will link back the post with proper credit (ie: back to www.mudpiesandmanicures.com) & the original date published.
  2. You will not use any photos, on your blog or social media without prior written consent from me.

Any other use of content is strictly prohibited unless written permisison is given by me.

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Our Official Disclosure Policy:

This policy is valid from 23 April 2018 on.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog may receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Privacy Policy:

Privacy is important, or at least it is to me!

Whenever I ask for your email address from you I will guard it as my own. I won’t spam you or sell your information.