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CARS 3 – Coloring Pages

CARS 3

Now that summer break is in full force I'm sure you've heard the "I'm bored!" phrase a few times! My soon-to-be 7 year old has said it daily. These fun CARS 3 coloring sheets should keep the kids busy for a bit! Have you taken them to see CARS 3 yet? If not be sure to check out the trailer and go this week! We'll be taking our older two kids this weekend and they can't wait! CARS 3 Coloring Sheets (click the link for a full page PDF for … [Read more...]

All About My Dad Printable

All About My Dad Printable

Can you believe Father's Day is this weekend already? This year is flying by for me. I can't believe the baby is almost 9 months old already and the school year is ending this week. Wow. My husband is one of those "Don't get me anything" kind of dads. He's always making sure everyone else has what they need but never buys anything for himself or wants anything. I always like doing something special for Father's Day anyway and this All About My … [Read more...]

How do I print photos? Amazon Prints! Plus $1000 of Amazon Gift Cards to be Won!

Amazon Photos for Prints

Photo geek? Yes, that's me. I take TONS of photos. In fact, I'm that woman who has literally thousands of photos on her phone. We've been slowly decorating our new home since we bought it in September and when it comes to the personal touches I love having photos around. I bought a few frames that have several 4x6 spaces for photos of family and we also have other frames on the mantle and on our TV stand. How do I print my photos to decorate my … [Read more...]

Accessible and Affordable Organics

Walmart Organic Breakfast

Organic products have a bad reputation for being expensive. I love giving people an alternative when they tell me they can't afford to buy organic. I understand that, I really do. Grocery money is one of the few things in a budget that can be adjusted. If you have to make cuts, often times the grocery budget is where you can do it. Recently I teamed up with Stonyfield to show everyone just how accessible and affordable organics can be when you … [Read more...]

A Twist on Popcorn – Chocolate Banana Chip Popcorn

Chocolate Banana Chip Popcorn

My family loves popcorn. The kids are always trying to create new types of popcorn but they are typically always wanting to add "treats" like candies or sprinkles. I remember years ago one of my favorite combinations was popcorn, chips and chocolate candies. I know, not the healthiest snack. When Barleans revealed our newest challenge last month I was incredibly excited! I have been a huge fan of their Butter Flavored Coconut Oil for months. A … [Read more...]

What Makes Goldfish Swim School Golden?

Golden Employees

Growing up in a small town I got accustomed to pretty much knowing everyone and always getting a neighborly smile and chat with anyone in town I came across. I moved to Michigan 17 years ago and over time I adjusted to living in a metro area where everyone wasn't as open and friendly. In the beginning it bothered me a lot. It's kinda sad that I've gotten use to it. I've recently come across some of that small town goodness again and I've realized … [Read more...]

Facts About the All New Dreft purtouch Detergent

Dreft purtouch

As the mom of 5 I can say that things do get easier. Maybe it's just that experience truly does ease the stress. With my first two (since they are 14 years apart) I was nervous about everything. Pregnancy and the thoughts of my child were the reasons I started this journey of going green. Parenthood just makes you want to do better in every aspect of your life, for your child. It's natural to want better for our children. Dreft has unveiled that … [Read more...]

Our Day at the Detroit Zoo

Detroit_Zoo

My husband asked me what I wanted to do for Mother's Day this year and I think he was surprised by my answer. I wanted to go to our local zoo with the kids. We've not been to the zoo in a few years, which is sad because we only live about 30 minutes from our local AZA accredited zoo, the Detroit Zoo. This post was done in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Our Visit to the Detroit … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Goldfish Swim School Water Safety Awareness Events!

Having Multiple Kids in Swimming Lessons

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 20) Goldfish Swim School will be hosting water safety events at their Metro Detroit locations! Families that attend will receive tips on staying safer in and around the water this summer. It's a great event to take the kids to this weekend! Details About the Water Safety Event: Goldfish Swim School’s annual Water Safety Day is held at Goldfish metro Detroit locations in Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Canton, Clarkston, … [Read more...]

CARS 3 Activity Sheets and New Trailer!

CARS3_Art

My kids are getting so excited about CARS 3, are yours? This new trailer is making it even more exciting! It comes out on the last day of school here so we are going to have a fun year-end celebration at the movie! Before then I think we'll watch the first two movies a few times, too! Check out the trailer for yourself (share with the kiddos, too!) and then print these CARS 3 activity sheets for your little ones to … [Read more...]

What Kids Really Think About Goldfish Swim School

Kids_GSS

Kids say just about anything. Mine do anyway. Sometimes they are so funny. The also say very honest things. They will tell you how it is and not mean to be rude (if they are). I often laugh at the things my kids say. It's very entertaining. My five year old, Addy, talks and talks and talks. I don't think the girl knows how to stop sometimes. I thought she would be the perfect one to ask about her experience at Goldfish Swim School. She's normally … [Read more...]

Celebrate World Penguin Day with News from Stonyfield

World Penguin Day

This post is brought to you by Stonyfield, all opinions are 100% my own. Today is World Penguin Day and we have some exciting news to share! You know we love Stonyfield YoKids and now their actions are making us love them even more! They are sponsoring the AZA SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) program. Stonyfield YoKids’ sponsorship of AZA SAFE will support conservation efforts for 10 endangered species, including the African Penguin. As … [Read more...]

Fight the Effects of Aging in Your Older Dog #AwesomeAsEver

Older_Dog

We've had Bailey, our Yorkshire Terrier since she was just five weeks old. She was always been a spunky dog with a yappy bark to match. She's not quite as spunky these days but she does still have that bark. She will be 13 this year and has been showing signs of aging. Did you know that you can help fight the effects of aging in your older dog? This post is sponsored by Hill’s® Science Diet® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Having Multiple Kids in Swimming Lessons

Having Multiple Kids in Swimming Lessons

Three kids in swimming lessons and a baby in tote can seem overwhelming at times. We've gotten a lot of looks as our crew files into Goldfish Swim School. I'm sure some parents are thinking we must be crazy. It took us a while to get adjusted and organized. Having multiple kids in swimming lessons is only as stressful as you allow it to be. After several months of having three in lessons I think we've finally gotten organized and lesson days have … [Read more...]

Earth Day Changes – 3 Ways to Go Green in the Bathroom

DIY All Purpose Cleaner

Earth Day is quickly approaching. Every year I have people ask me what are some things they can do to be more green. I love giving suggestions on making small changes because those are the ones people are likely to stick with. As busy as we have become in our every day lives it's hard to add new habits. Things that don't take much effort and are easy to add to our daily routines get my vote, too. Over the past 7 years I've made small changes one … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Basket Gifts from Kroger + 4 Times the Fuel Points! #Kroger4Xpts

Kroger Fuel Points

Disclosure: I partnered with Tatu Digital Media to bring you this helpful information. All opinions are 100% my own. It's back! You know I love a deal and today I've got one to share! Today through 4/18 get 4x Fuel Points on hundreds of gift cards with your Kroger digital coupons!! I love stocking up on gift cards when this special deal is offered! It's the perfect time to not only grab some gift cards for those Easter baskets, but also spring … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax

peanut butter banana oatmeal

Getting a good breakfast is so important. We all know this but how often do we put it off? We think it takes too long to cook, we don't feel hungry or we just don't even think about it. Today, I'm reminding you just how important this meal is with this delicious recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax. Do you ever add flaxseed to your recipes? It's a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Lignans and Dietary Fiber. When faced … [Read more...]

Tips for Photographing Children & Spring Photos with Portrait Innovations

Tips_for_Photographing_Children

This post is sponsored by Portrait Innovations. I've learned these tips for photographing children while working with Portrait Innovations. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. When it comes to photos you could say I'm a bit obsessed. Every detail about the photos has to be perfect. I worry about it from the moment I make the appointment until the moment the session is over. Finding just the right outfits and … [Read more...]

A Special Look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

StarLord

In honor of advance tickets now being on sale for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I wanted to share a brand new special look at the film as well as a few character posters! Are you as excited for this one as we are?   Here are some amazing new posters, too! (Click on the image for full size, printable … [Read more...]

Great News!! YoBaby Yogurt now has Probiotics!

YoBaby Probiotics

This post is done in partnership with Stonyfield. YoBaby Yogurt is a favorite of ours and all opinions are 100% my own. We've had four kids in the past 7 years. Trying to get them all started on a healthy eating pattern has been a goal of mine. One thing I have come to love as a first food is Stonyfield's YoBaby® Yogurt. It's organic and it's made with whole milk. Not only that, but it's recommended by pediatricians. Now, it's even better … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Medley – Easy and Fresh with Busch’s!

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Medley

Typically you'll find me doing my weekly grocery shopping on weekends. My husband is off of work and it gives this mama a bit of alone time. It's funny how we enjoy errands like the grocery store when we have little ones, isn't it!? Last week I purposely waited until Wednesday to do my shopping because I knew the soft opening for the Busch's Fresh Food Market in Canton was being held. We love supporting local Michigan businesses and Busch's is a … [Read more...]

Strength Has No Gender and Neither Does My Career!

Technical_Support1

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StrengthHasNoGender #CollectiveBias Strength Has No Gender™ Gender should not be something that interferes in the workplace. We all know that. Does it happen? Of course it does, unfortunately. I started my career in the technical support world about 16 years ago. It was something that, in a way, chose me. I went to school for accounting … [Read more...]