3 Springtime Activities to Get the Kids Outdoors

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We weren’t sure if we would, but we made it! Another winter is finally behind us and now it’s time to soak up and enjoy the sunshine that spring brings with it. So put the snow boots and heavy coats in storage, open up the windows and read on for some outdoor activities you can enjoy with your children this spring. Revisit Some Games of Yesteryear This spring, consider making a push toward putting the video games and iPad away and getting outside to play games that were fun years ago … [Read more...]

Long Lasting Hand Sanitizer

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Disclosure: I received a free product sample for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. Father's Day falls during summer break. This year instead of getting Dad a tie or some socks, try getting him some Zylast. Zylast is a revolutionary hand sanitizer that offers persistent protection for up to six hours. I have used a lot of hand sanitizers because of having three children. We use them when we go out, after we've been at church, after grocery … [Read more...]

Visiting the BEARS at the Los Angeles Zoo

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Disclosure: Disney provided an all expense paid trip. All opinions and experiences are my own. Yours may differ.   During my trip to Los Angeles last month we watched a ton of movies, including the soon to be in theaters Disneynature BEARS. After watching the film we headed to the LA Zoo to check out some real bears as well as some other cute creatures on exhibit. The LA Zoo treated up wonderfully by providing limo golf carts (instead of 2 rows there were 4) for us to ride … [Read more...]

Rice Crispy Treat Nests

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Easter has such cute treat potential. I have already shared my Easter Egg Cupcake Nest idea. Now how about using Rice Crispy treats for a nest? Yes please! First make a batch of rice crispy treats. 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 package (10 oz., about 40)  Marshmallows 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows 6 cups Rice Crispy cereal Melt butter and marshmallows over medium heat. Once it is all melted add the 6 cups of rice crispy treats and stir until combined. Next … [Read more...]

Castles for Kings and Queens — Creating the Perfect Bedroom for Your Kids

A child’s bedroom is their sanctuary (but to them it’s their castle!). From the early days of naps in cribs to their transition into a ‘grown up bed’, a child’s room should feel safe, comfortable and fun. For many mums relegating (or promoting!) a child to their room can provide some much needed peace and quiet, but the child has to want to spend time there. Creating a fun, functional space can be challenging but is more than worth it in the long run. For the ultimate in kid-friendly bedroom … [Read more...]

Reducing Allergens Before They Reduce Me With Febreze

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Febreze. All opinions are my own.   Warmer weather and Spring have both arrived! While this is great news for my family because it means a lot of fun togetherness outside, but it bad news for my allergies. Pollen is flooding the air and getting into my home. I will soon be struggling with my seasonal allergies. This is where Febreze Allergen Reducer saves the day! When we are outside playing, doing yard work and enjoying the warm weather, … [Read more...]

The Dog Who Saved Easter Now on DVD

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Disclosure: I received a free copy for review purposes. All opinions and experiences are my own. Yours may differ. My family loves to have family movie nights. I'm very excited about this cute movie The Dog Who Saved Easter and that it is now out on DVD. This movie is going to be a welcome addition to my children's Easter basket! It’s Easter and everyone’s favorite K-9 has returned! The Bannisters are heading out on a family cruise and sending Zeus to doggie day care. Everything is going … [Read more...]

Lalaloopsy Ponies on DVD April 8

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Disclosure; I received a free product sample for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. Calling all fans of Lalaloopsy! There is a new DVD called Lalaloopsy Ponies. Hold your horses, the Lalaloopsy girls are welcoming some new friends to Lalaloopsy Land: a group of talking ponies! The ponies are eager to put on a show, but there’s a hitch - their caravan and carousel need rebuilding. With teamwork, know-how and lots of laughter and fun, … [Read more...]

Meningitis in babies and children – Don’t ignore the signs and symptoms

Meningitis is the disease that parents’ fear most, and we all want to keep our children safe. So how do we protect our children from meningitis? Vaccines are the only way to prevent serious and life-threatening infectious diseases like meningitis. Meningitis is caused by many different organisms, but the most common are bacteria and viruses. In the UK all babies are offered vaccines from the age of 2 months, as part of the Childhood Immunisation Programme. Some of these vaccines protect … [Read more...]

Want to Be Like ‘Cap’ – Captain America Costumes

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Disclosure: I received a free product sample for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   My son is too little to watch Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but he isn't too little to love Mavel's American Superhero. He has definitely caught Captain America fever and was so excited to receive this costume. Your little soldier will feel like the buffest, toughest superhero in this Captain America Avengers Classic Muscle … [Read more...]

A Night Out With the Mom’s of ABC

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Disclosure: Disney provided an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles. All opinions and experiences are my own. Towards the end of my trip to Los Angeles and after all the amazing set visits to The Middle, Grey's Anatomy and General Hospital (post coming soon) we were able to spend an evening with several ladies that star in ABC television shows. These ladies either are Mom's in real life or play on one TV. We went to the a rooftop terrace at the ABC building that had seating set up in … [Read more...]

It Smells like Spring in my Home with the #FebrezeSpring Collection

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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by SheSpeaks and Febreze.   I love that the weather is finally changing. It seems like Winter dragged on forever, but Spring has finally sprung! I love flowers blooming, grass returning to its lovely green color and rain storms (as long as tornado warnings don't accompany them). I love the crisp air and the earth made clean after Spring showers! Another great part of Spring - the new Febreze Spring scents. Spring is one of my favorite … [Read more...]

Disneynatue BEARS Inspired Necklace by Alex Woo Giveaway

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    Disneynature BEARS is coming to theaters Earth Day - April 18. In celebration of the release of this amazing new film the group of bloggers from my Muppets Most Wanted trip is teaming up for a giveaway! Alex Woo, a jewelry designer, who has partnered with Disneynature to design this gorgeous Bears silver necklace valued at $218 has generously donated one for us to giveaway to one lucky reader. This giveaway will run from April 14 - April 18 and is open to US residents. … [Read more...]

Fun Flavors from Brooklyn Popcorn + Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received a free product sample for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   When I was little, we are talking younger than 4, my parents own a photo developing store. Next door to that store was a popcorn shop. My parents would buy bags of popcorn for my siblings and me to snack on while we hung out at the store and my parents worked. The popcorn store had all sorts of flavors of popcorn. I don't have too many memories of this … [Read more...]

LA Goodies Giveaway

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Bloggers get a lot of swag when they go on trips. Now I want to share the swag with my readers. Enter to win this goodie bag full of swag from my LA trip again! Included in the goodie bag is: Muppets Most Wanted bag Muppets Most Wanted car USB charger Muppets Most Wanted Kermit key holder Muppets Most Wanted OPI Nail Polish set Eco Nuts Fit Deck Wipeout Ice Pack This giveaway will run through April 21. The giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner will be verified, … [Read more...]

Visiting the Set of Grey’s Anatomy

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Disclosure: Disney provided me an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles to help promote Muppets Most Wanted, Captain America and other projects. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. Before my trip to Los Angeles I hadn't ever seen an episode of Grey's Anatomy. I decided I would start watching so I would be better prepared for my set visit. I made it through several seasons before we visited so I was super excited to meet select cast members and see the … [Read more...]