October 23, 2014

5 Simple Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids

active kids

I have boys. The unspoken rule behind that is we spend a lot of time in the ER. We've been lucky and haven't had any broken bones so far but we've had just about everything else. My kids like to test the limits though and we've had 2 of my boys in for x-rays in the past month, which fortunately, … [Read more...]

Halloween Craft: Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lantern

Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lantern

I can't take any credit for this craft. My ten year old so is the master of paper crafts and came up with this brilliant idea for a fun Halloween craft on his own. He sure doesn't get that from me. These easy Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lanterns are fun for elementary aged kids to make. They require a … [Read more...]

30% off Rachel and the Treeschoolers & Signing Time DVDs

Rachel and the Treeschoolers Deal

Have you heard of Rachel & the TreeSchoolers? If that doesn't sound familiar, you've probably heard of Signing Time. My kids have all loved the Signing Time videos and Rachel Coleman is at it again with her new series for preschoolers. The series was actually rejected because it was considered … [Read more...]

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Graham Walnut Streusel

Pumpkin Muffin

  It doesn't feel like fall unless my kitchen smells like pumpkin so these pumpkin muffins have been a staple at my house lately. This pumpkin muffin blows all the others out of the water and the graham cracker and walnut streusel sends it over the top. the real kicker though, and the secret to … [Read more...]

Halloween Craft for Preschoolers – Pumpkin Painting

Painted Pumpkins

Carving pumpkins is an essential part of Halloween. But what do you do if your kids are too young to carve a pumpkin safely or if you just plain don't like to carve pumpkins? Pull out the paint and paint your pumpkin instead! Preschoolers love to participate in Halloween themed activities but … [Read more...]

How to Simplify On-the-Go Snacking

snacking on the go

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Snacktime is serious business around here. We don't leave the house without a stash of snacks because I … [Read more...]

Hot Dog Kebabs for a Kid-Friendly Lunch!

hot dog keba

This post has been sponsored by Mom it Forward and Hillshire Brands. All opinions are my own.  We're in a lunchtime slump around here. Most days I'm too sleep deprived to put anything too exciting together and my toddler is going through a weird eating phase where we never know what she's going … [Read more...]

Simplify your Contacts with the NEW Swop App!

Swop App

  Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Swop. We only share things that we genuinely believe will be useful to you, though, and all opinions are my own. I love it when a great connection happens. The other day I was at my kids’ school where they have classes once a week as part of our … [Read more...]

Moms! Best Apps to Keep you Organized

best apps for moms

I used to be an organized person. Really, I did. Then I had kids and my brain turned to mush. I can't remember anything on my own. I usually rely on my 8 year old and his unbelievable memory or my smart phone to keep me on track. Fortunately there are plenty of apps to keep me on top of things. … [Read more...]

Planning for a Safe Halloween with Energizer


  Thanks to Energizer and The Motherhood for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.  First step in Halloween prep around our house is hiding the candy from mom. Seriously. I will eat it all. Once we get through that important step we can move onto more important … [Read more...]