Update Your Kitchen One Piece at a Time

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Disclosure: I received products for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. When we moved to Kansas City and purchased our house, it was a foreclosure. That was the only way we could afford such a big house that backs onto a little lake. Without the lake this house would have been a no-go for me because I don't love the floor plan, the kitchen was missing appliances and the ones it did have were out-dated and some were in rough shape. When we first moved … [Read more...]

8 Fun Things to do at Hershey’s Chocolate World

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Disclosure: I was provided tickets to experience some of the attractions at Hershey's Chocolate World. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. Down the road from the Hershey Lodge is Hershey's Chocolate World! Get excited because this place in amazing! When you walk in prepare to be amazed at the size of this place and all of the fun waiting for you! If you are looking for a fun free stop, there is a fun FREE ride in this place, as well as amazing paid things to do! So, … [Read more...]

Using Technology for Fun Alphabet Education

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Disclosure: This is a compensated post. Regardless all opinions and experiences are my own. Yours may differ.   We have a lot of electronic devices in our home, probably too many. We have 3 old iPhones (they were hand-me-downs), 2 Samsung Galaxy S3's, and two Android tablets. Yes, now that I type that out I know it is too many things. The kicker is that each of these devices is loaded with educational apps for my kids. We have math apps, puzzle apps, spelling apps and my newest … [Read more...]

5 Fun and Easy Recipes with Malt-O-Meal Cereal

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Disclosure: I was provided free product for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. Recently Malt-O-Meal emailed me about promoting their brand. Since we already are huge Malt-O-Meal fans, I told them an enthusiastic YES! I wanted to make this post fun and relatable. Since we are about to head out on a very long (at least for us) road trip (be sure to follow along with #MOMontheroad) I decided to come up with a couple EASY and fun travel snacks using … [Read more...]

On-The-Go Clean with Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths

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Disclosure: I have teamed up with Linqia and Cottonelle to discuss this product. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. This summer is all about road trips for my family! We recently returned from one just to turn around and leave for another soon. When I pack for these road trips I keep cleanliness in mind. I'm bit of a germaphobe and I want my kids and myself to be clean - everywhere! This may get a little bit embarrassing here for a moment but it's time to talk … [Read more...]

A Gift for your “Braun”y Man

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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 is coming. For most Father's Day is celebrating an influential man in your life. This can be a Dad, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Grandpa, or others. Whoever this special man is, he needs a special gift. How about the gift of a smooth, soft face with help from the Braun Series 7 shaver? My husband's face grows hair like a bear so he really … [Read more...]

Philips AVENT Pacifiers, Bottles and Giveaway – Oh, my!

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Philips AVENT makes a wide variety of baby products that I love! I have used them for several years and throughout several babies! Here are a few of my favorites! Make sure you read to the end because I have a fun GIVEAWAY to offer!   I love the Philips AVENT nighttime pacifiers because they Glow-in-the-dark! The safety ring on the pacifier glows so that when my baby wakes up at night and needs something to soothe him, he can easily spot the pacifier. These pacifiers have silicone … [Read more...]

Connecting with K’NEX

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Disclosure: I received the free product for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. My family loves to play together. We often have times when we sit and build legos. We have a couple different sets so we'll make those, or we'll get creative and build something with our imaginations. Recently, two sets of K'NEX came in the mail. My kids were very excited to get building. We hadn't ever played with K.NEX before so it was exciting to learn about this new … [Read more...]

Favorite Philips AVENT Baby Products

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Disclosure: I received free product samples for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   With Father's Day around the corner I wanted to share a couple of my favorite products that help get Dad involved with the kids! If Mom is nursing, sometimes Dad's doesn't get to be involved in feedings, with the Philips AVENT Manual Comfort Breast pump, Mother's can pump milk so Dad can take over nighttime feedings or so Mom can have a girls night out. … [Read more...]

I’ve Got the Power – TYLT

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Disclosure: I received free product samples for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   Raise your hand if dead batteries are really frustrating to you? Whether it is your phone, tablet, GPS, computer, portable game system or any other device, it is so frustrating when they die. Either you need them for some reason, or it is your child's device and they need it. My kids are not happy when their tablet dies in the middle of a game, or when I … [Read more...]

Taking Memory Foam Into the Kids’ Room

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Disclosure: I received a free product sample for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. We recently played musical bedrooms at our house. We moved my baby out of my room and into his own room which then forced my son and daughter to share a room, for the time being. They were fine with that arrangement because we promised them bunk beds!! Then I needed to get mattresses for these bunk beds. Enter Signature Sleep. After working with their wonderful team … [Read more...]

Celebrate with Build A Bear

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Disclosure: I received a free product for promotional purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. May and June are busy months full of celebration. Between graduations, Father's Day, Memorial day, Armed Forces Day, Teacher Appreciation, Flag day and more there are a lot of gifting opportunities. Build A Bear has created a series of friends that are perfect for gifting! Father’s Day- June 15: Surprise Dad with this rockin’ gift! Celebrate Father’s Day with … [Read more...]

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Mattress

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Disclosure: I was sent a free mattress for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. While I was out of town earlier this month a big package arrived at my house. The contents? An Organic Cotton Quilted Mattress from Naturepedic. This was super news for my son because we had an empty bunk bed he was anxiously waiting to sleep in. With the arrival of his mattress he could finally occupy the top bunk!   Everyone helped with the unboxing of the … [Read more...]

Baby Product Round Up from Tommee Tippee

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  It took having three children before I learned about Tommee Tippee. I had joined a Facebook group for Mom's in my area where we could sell our baby things we no longer needed. People were selling Tommee Tippee bottles and they were very popular. I hadn't ever heard of Tommee Tippee so I did a little research into the company. A few weeks after I had my baby a friend gave me an extra breast pump she had. I had never used one before but was very excited to have it and start using it. … [Read more...]

Got Kids? Protect Your Mattresses

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Disclosure: I received free products for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. Having a household is expensive. Buying couches, chairs, tables, appliances, beds and more to fill your house is expensive. When you make those purchases you want them to last. There are steps you can take to help protect your big items and keep them nice and lasting longer. Use a table cloth on your nice wood dining room table. I put a fabric runner across the top of my … [Read more...]