Falling for BabbleBox: favorite home and harvest products!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. #BabbleBoxxFall  One email from BabbleBoxx and a couple of weeks later, I had a box full of awesome products to make my month better. The BabbleBoxx Home & Harvest box just showed up at my door packed with recipes, snacks, and even wipes for sticky fingers! I loved receiving the Home & Harvest box and am excited to see future boxes from BabbleBoxx. The box kits sent to influencers Read More... {Read More...}

Interactive Digital Play with WowWee CHiP and COJI

This post was sponsored by Duracell as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.  The way our children play is so different than the days we spent playing outside with friends after school. With new technology developing everyday, my daughter has a growing list of gifts on her holiday list. Between the devices we already have at home and the many she would love to add to her collection, it's not an easy task to differentiate between educational opportunities and those that Read More... {Read More...}

Gifts for Creative Kids – Bunchems Alive

With two daughters and a love for arts and crafts, everyday there is a messy project covering our kitchen table. Glue, paint and glitter spills are common so you can imagine my excitement to find a project for creative kids that doesn't make a mess. A toy that allows creativity to happen over and over again without the need to purchase additional supplies is the perfect gift for creative kids! Bunchems Alive, the 2016 Toy of the Year for Activities, takes a whole new spin on creativity Read More... {Read More...}

Double Lovey Baby Gift

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareABear #CollectiveBias  When you finally find a way to get your sweet new baby to love their own space and sleep somewhere other than in your arms, it's a magical moment. For me, that magical moment came when my oldest daughter was six months old. I had six months of snuggling her soft newborn goodness all day long. Every nap was done while either sleeping on top of me or in a Read More... {Read More...}

Easy Lunch Box Organization

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HorizonLunch #CollectiveBias Our morning routine feels quite chaotic and I've been making an effort to add organization to help the process of getting everyone ready for work and school. Easy lunch box organization with Horizon™ products purchased at Walmart have helped our morning routine immensely. My daughters are off to school everyday with a great packed lunch and I'm off to Read More... {Read More...}

Tips for one stop back to school shopping

This year back to school season came quickly. But it always feels that way, right? Each year I make big plans to be well ahead of schedule and have back to school shopping done early. And every year I find myself frantically trying to get everything purchased the week before school starts. This year our seven year old daughter is starting second grade at a new school. That means she is much more aware of the items on her back to school shopping list and has a very specific idea of what she Read More... {Read More...}

Smart Snack Choices for Kids

Getting my seven year old daughter to choose to eat fruits with meals has been a challenge since she was eating solid foods as a toddler. While she has always loved vegetables, she never showed an interest in fruits. Until we started making snacking fun and getting her involved in the prep, she wouldn't choose a fruit if there were other options available. Determined to give her balanced meals, we've spent the last few years involving her in the kitchen preparing snacks and meals. She thinks she Read More... {Read More...}

Make a difference with Breakfast in the Classroom

Teaching our children to make healthy food choices is challenging in a fast paced world full of affordable and quick options promoting fast food drive-thrus. With the inability to guide your child's decisions once they start venturing out on their own with independence and time spent away from you at school, it's important we are teaching good habits and the ability to make smart decisions. Sadly not all children have the opportunity to make a choice when it comes to food. Sometimes parents only Read More... {Read More...}

The BFG summer road trip activities

The wildly creative children's book, "The BFG" by Roald Dahl, has been brought to life and is in theaters today, July 1st! The magical story of Sophie, the curious orphan, and her friendship with a big friendly giant is a wonderful story about friendship and imagination. This summer my seven year old daughter is reading the book and will be spending her time in the car on our summer road trip entertained by The BFG summer road trip activities and reading log. The BFG is a great movie Read More... {Read More...}

Free printable Finding Dory writing prompt

With a deep love for the ocean and marine animals, my seven year old daughter was very excited to see Finding Dory. Marlin, Nemo and friends are favorite characters and regularly revisited for family movie nights in our home. Finding Nemo taught us about family and not giving up but Finding Dory brings another important message: celebrating differences. We saw Finding Dory before it's release date in theaters and were deeply touched by the beautiful sentiment. We are all unique and Read More... {Read More...}