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Cashflow For Kids – Board Game With a Lesson

Managing money can be a difficult part of family life. In a culture that pushes debt, spending, and excess, how do we teach our kids to be wise with their money? An old proverb says that the best teacher is experience and I know that most of the financial know-how I have came from making big […]

Real Kids Shades – Serious Eye Protection and Style (Plus Giveaway and Coupon Code)

I talk a lot about the importance of making sure your kiddos wear sunblock. I grew up as a fair-skinned redhead in Arizona, before the widespread use of sunblock. I know the risks. However, parents (myself included) often slack off when it comes to protecting our children’s eyes. Did you know that, unlike skin cells, eye […]

Cleopatra Costume from Costume SuperCenter

Every kids likes to dress up so Halloween is usually a huge childhood favorite. We do not do scary Halloween costumes in our home, so my kiddos are always on the lookout for historical figures, characters, or any fun costume they can get their hands on. This year my daughter chose to be Cleopatra and […]

Mabel’s Labels: For Summer Camp and Beyond

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mabel’s Labels. I received a voucher to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Ah, summer! That time of year when families get a break from school and have some free time, which we then […]

Children’s Book Author Spotlight: Kristi Grimm

When you first meet Kristi Grimm you notice right away that she loves people. She makes eye contact with you and reels you into a conversation that makes you feel like the things in life really matter. She has a lot of passion for people and for storytelling, too. Together with her husband, illustrator Dave […]

Peter Piper Pizza Birthday Parties – Hassle Free Family Fun

Birthday parties – loved by kids everywhere, but too often dreaded by parents. I happen to love throwing birthday parties but will admit to abhorring the cleanup that comes after the kiddos all go home. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place your family could have a birthday party and not have to […]

Reebok ZigTech Big N’ Fast EX – Shoes Your Kids Will Love

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Reebok and Finish Line. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. One of the most  frustrating parts of raising children is keeping them in clothes and shoes that both fit and last as long as possible. I […]

VTech Innotab Learning Cartridge Reviews – Pixar Play and I Spy Adventure

VTech product provided by  VTech. Two years ago I received a VTech Innotab 2S to review and my daughter has been playing with it ever since. She loves that little tablet and has really made it her own by decorating it and changing all the settings to make it pretty and fun. She near the […]

Littlest Pet Shop Style Sets and Party Snack Ideas

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Littlest Pet Shop. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. All opinions are mine. When I was a kid I loved so many different toys but I especially loved toys I could build with or […]

Quick Snack or Breakfast: Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Pouches

I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating. If your family is anything like mine, you have some very busy mornings. It seems like we are often in a rush and sometimes that means we […]

Keep it Simple Silly #SayYes2Less

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Little Remedies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. All opinions are my own and are truthful (of course!). Have you ever heard the expression that sometimes less is more? I […]

Curiosityville – Fun and Personalized Online Learning

Kids spend a lot of time looking at screens these days, so when I was offered a membership at Curiosityville.com in exchange for a review of the site, I hesitated.  But after learning a little about Curiosityville, I decided to go ahead and check it out. Curiosityville is an online learning program that is aimed at […]