Tips for Choosing the Perfect Backpack + Giveaway

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  This year I have a Kindergartener heading off to school. It is an exciting time for him. He has been really nervous about it and not sure he wanted to go, but I knew with the right backpack and lunch pack that he would be excited to show them off to his new friends. Garnet Hill came through for him with an incredible new backpack and lunch pack. As I was on the Garnet Hill site letting him choose the backpack he wanted, I started thinking about all the things you need to consider when … [Read more...]

Mother Daughter Date Ideas

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Disclosure: I received free products for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. Before school starts and life gets crazy I like to take my kids out on individual dates. We have a lot of fun as a family, but I think this individual time is a great way to let them know they are loved individually! It's a great time to create memories and bond. Here are some of my top Mother/Daughter date ideas: Go out for ice cream. My daughter loves our local … [Read more...]

Sweet and Savory After School Snacks

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #AfterSchoolSnacks In two weeks my cute son pictured above will be starting Kindergarten. I'm not sure where the time has gone, or how I became old enough to have two children in school, but alas, it has happened. Now my task is to create an after school routine, that involves delicious after school snacks, so I can hear about my children's day and get them fueled up to … [Read more...]

Get Snacking with Farm Rich Snacks + Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received product samples and compensation for including Farm Rich in the Back to School Event. All opinions and experiences are my own. Yours may differ. If you are familiar with the frozen food isle at your local grocery store, you might have seen the Farm Rich frozen snacks. Perhaps you have ever tried a few of their offerings. Farm Rich has an amazing line of frozen snack foods, appetizers and new to the line up Smokehouse BBQ meals. Recently, at a family reunion … [Read more...]

Steps to Cleaning your Carpet

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Disclosure: Rug Doctor sent me a product to facilitate my review. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. When we bought our house it was a foreclosure. A really nice foreclosure. All we needed to do was have the carpets cleaned and move in. There were little holes in the walls from all the TVs they had in almost every room, but besides that this place was perfect! We have now lived here for almost 3 years and my carpet is beginning to wonder if it will ever be clean … [Read more...]

A Smartwatch for my Kids

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Disclosure: The VTech product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech. All experiences and opinions are my own. I love getting to try out new toys for my kids. I am of the opinion that electronics can be used to really help teach our kids information, teach them new skills and capture their interest in learning in new ways. I like the Kidizoom Smartwatch by VTECH for many reasons. Take a look at this list of features: Takes Pictures Has fun … [Read more...]

Cleaning with Steam

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Disclosure: I received a free product sample for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   I love cleaning with steam. Previously HomeRight has sent me a SteamMachine that I used to clean almost every surface of my house. It was awesome! I cleaned my oven, which was totally gross, but was so easy with the use of steam. I was able to get my brand new curtains wrinkle free. My shower doors became clearer and my faucets beautifully shiny.  Cleaning … [Read more...]

Choosing the Perfect Bedding for your Child + 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. Picking bedding for children can be tricky if you start thinking too much about it. It's hard because you want to get something they like but you also want it to last. Fads, styles, trends and even taste changing quickly so the key is to get something classic. If your children share a room then you have an extra layer of tricky trying to get coordinating … [Read more...]

Exploring Tommee Tippee’s Explora Products

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Disclosure: As a Tommee Mommee I received product samples of the Explora line for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. I love Tommee Tippee products, so I really enjoy being a Tommee Mommee and on the list to try the new products as they come out. Recently a big box of Tommee Tippee Explora products showed up on my porch. I was super excited to dig in and try out some great products! The Explora line of products is the perfect tool to help transition your baby into … [Read more...]

BabySpa Keeping my Baby Smooth

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Disclsoure: I received free product sample as part of the BabySpa ambassador program. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. My baby has some very sensitive skin! He started with some small patches of Eczema but as the summer has come around and temperatures have risen it has flared up really bad. We have tried some many things to help control it and not many have worked. We did find that a combination of products was doing pretty good to keep it in check. One of those … [Read more...]

The Sweetest Place to Play – HersheyPark

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Disclosure: I was given free tickets for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. We have been to many theme parks over the course of the last 12 years of our marriage, not to mention all the theme parks we went to growing up with our own families. Each theme park seems to be set up basically the same way. A section for games, places for shows, some big roller coasters and a section for kiddie rides. The people behind the design of HersheyPark are … [Read more...]

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...]