Parenting is Fun, Hard, Exhausting and Hilarious! #GoodandHonest #Motts

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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Mott’s and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.   Alright, it’s time to get real here.  I don’t write about my kids and my parenting adventures nearly as much as I would like to.  I have very little balance, totally good intentions, yet, I am often […]

Tips for Planning a Minecraft Birthday Party

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Minecraft is a global phenomenon!  Loved by young and old alike, it makes a perfect birthday party theme.  If you are looking for tips for planning a budget-friendly Minecraft birthday party, you’ll love these ideas put together by Jennifer Carver of Spaceships and Laser Beams. Constructing a creative Minecraft themed celebration with festive decorations and treats […]

Save $75 off summer camps at Digital Media Academy #CreateTheNext

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Disclosure: I will receive compensation for sharing this information. Founded at Stanford University, Digital Media Academy is ranked as one of the ten best summer camps in the world. Kids and teens learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more. DMA summer camps are one or multiple week experiences […]

A Duck Named Goose #2014HGG @MamaPickyPants

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Disclosure: I received a holiday review package from the author.  All opinions are mine. There are so many feelings I have when I sit down here to tell you about the book, A Duck Named Goose by Amber Nieves, affectionately known as Mama Picky Pants (thanks to her little boy). The illustrations, by Danyol Murphy, […]

New Crayola Items For 2014

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Disclosure: I received Crayola items in exchange for this post.  One of the most classic brands of toys is Crayola.  I remember receiving Crayola items holiday after holiday!  Let’s not forget that a huge box of Crayola crayons was in the cart every year for back to school shopping as well.  Naturally, I am excited […]

4 Ways to Make Homemade Playdough

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I am so excited to bring you this fantastically fun, kid friendly info!  Not only will you find one way to make homemade playdough, but if you keep reading, you will find FOUR ways to make homemade playdough – and all with ingredients you have right in your kitchen. Some playdough and modeling clay for […]

Top 10 Halloween Costumes #Halloween2014

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Disclosure: I received products in exchange for this post.  Regardless, all opinions are my own. Are you at a loss as to what you or your children are going to go as for Halloween?  Or maybe the kids know exactly what they want to be, but you’ve got no idea for your costume! Check out […]

New Animated Disney Series Star Wars Rebels Activity Sheets #StarWarsRebels

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Did you tune into the Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion movie on Disney last week?  Don’t worry – they are playing it at various times on Disney.  Just check your channel guide and I am sure you’ll find it.    Even better is that Disney XD is gearing up for the animated series Star Wars […]

Fur Real Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin Pup Pet Plush #ChosenByKids

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Disclosure: This conversation is being financially supported in connection with Walmart. Regardless, all writing is my own. What toys are on your kids’ wishlists this year?  For my kids, it could be just about any commercial on tv and they go nuts over the featured toys! But there is one in particular that caught my […]

50 Non-Toy Gifts for Children

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  With a lot of help from the Super Coupon Lady, I’ve got a great list to share with you! 50 Non-Toy Gifts for Children 1) SUBSCRIPTIONS: What kid wouldn’t love to receive their favorite magazine each month OR a special something in the mail – just for them each month for their birthday year! […]