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Send Greetings with Creative Card Ideas from the Hallmark Value Section at Walmart

Creative Card Ideas #ValueCards #Shop

Our home has been incredibly busy over the past month. Back to school has been crazy! You all know we have three going "back to school" this year and with LA starting preschool/pre-k, I wanted to take some time out from the craziness and enjoy some family time with a celebration to make back to school a big deal! With the variety of back to school ages in our home (hubby as a teacher, oldest son as a college student and youngest as a pre-k … [Read more...]

Rock the Lunchbox with Bento Snack Boxes

Rock the Lunchbox Campaign

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. Back to school time.....ahhh, the joys of it! ;) We have three going "back" to school this fall: my husband (the teacher), our oldest son (the college student) and our youngest son (the preschooler/pre-k). With our preschooler we get to pack a fun snack every day for him. I've seen so many mamas post on Instagram about bento snack boxes and bento style lunches that I … [Read more...]

Safer Bathroom Cleaning Supplies from Seventh Generation #FreeYourBaby

Safer Bathroom Cleaning with Seventh Generation #FreeYourBaby

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. With a 4 year old who is potty trained, a two year old who is just learning to go potty and a very inquisitive six month old baby, we have to keep our floors and bathroom clean! I don't have the much time to make my own cleaning supplies and I don't want to use some of the … [Read more...]

Frozen Fever is Coming in the Spring of 2015! #Frozen #FrozenFever

If your little ones love Frozen as much as mine do (and who's little ones don't!?) they will be so excited to hear that there's a new story coming soon in "Frozen Fever"! Even I am excited as an adult!!! :) The new animated short film will welcome back to the big screen Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and, of course, the one-and-only Olaf. Aren't you excited to see them again!? Frozen Fever Details: Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and produced … [Read more...]

The Ideal Child Book Series for Inquisitive Toddlers: Guess Who

Guess Who Zoo Child Book Series

Our four year old son is going through a very inquisitive stage. He wants to know everything, which gives us the perfect opportunity to quiz him and make sure he's retaining everything he's asking! We recently received  some books for review that were perfect for this stage and keeps our little guy's mind going! Best of all, it's a child book series that can keep his interest over time! The Guess Who series is written by Howard Eisenberg and … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – She’s Sitting Up!

Annie is sitting up!

She actually started sitting up about two weeks ago but I'm just now getting around to posting this picture! It's our last experience as parents seeing our baby sit up for the first time! Bittersweet for sure! It's hard to believe baby Annie is six months old already! Where has the time gone!? … [Read more...]

Cheap Wireless Plans and a New Phone Make the Perfect Gift for College Students

Unlimited Talk Text and Web in Cheap Wireless plans #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I can't believe it's back to school time, already. The summer was barely here and now it's gone already! I've mentioned before that we have two nieces returning to college as well as a nephew and our oldest son starting college. I wanted to do something special for each of them but with there being four of them I couldn't spend a fortune … [Read more...]

Help Give a Child a Shot at Life with Walgreens’ Immunizations

Get a Shot. Give a Shot. At Walgreens #GetAShot #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetAShot #CollectiveBias We all know it's back to school time, one thing many parents think of is what shots their family needs to get to be considered "up-to-date". If you'll be updating shots or getting new shots soon you'll want to know about Walgreens and their amazing program in that they are partnering with the United Nation … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Out on Baby Week at Meijer – Ends Saturday, September 6

Baby Week at Meijer

Disclosure: I received some baby items in celebration of Baby Week at Meijer from the kind people at Meijer. All opinions are 100% my own. Baby Week at Meijer is back from August 31-September 6! I always look forward to Baby Week! To celebrate, Meijer is offering huge savings in-store on individual items (see details below) with over $100 in savings through the mPerks Rewards for Baby program. Don't forget, with mPerks, for every $100 you spend … [Read more...]

Saving Time with Ready To Go Proteins in our Chicken Tortellini Alfredo Recipe

Chicken Tortellini Alfredo with Veggies #Shop #NewfromHormel

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Time is always something I wish I had more of. It seems there is never enough time to get done what I need to. As a mama of four with a full time (outside of the home) job my days fill up fast! We always need quick and easy dinner ideas, and recently we decided to throw a graduation open house for our son who will be starting college this … [Read more...]

Making healthy choices with Help from Walgreens and Balance Rewards

Healthy Choices with Walgreens #Shop #BalanceRewards

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias Having had three kids in the past four years, I've been pretty busy with life. I know that I haven't focused on getting in shape or being as healthy as I need to be. Now I am determined to make changes. I am going to make healthy choices in life and even with very little time, I'm going to make small changes … [Read more...]

The Best Chemical Free Disposable Diaper is Seventh Generation, Hands Down! #FreeYourBaby #MC

Seventh-Generation-Diaper

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. When our now two and a half year old daughter was a baby she developed a skin sensitivity to most diapers. It was rough finding diapers that wouldn't affect her and cause her to break out in a serious rash. I felt so bad for her as she cried through almost all diaper … [Read more...]

Create a Safe Sleep Environment with the HALO Bassinest Swivel

Halo Bassinest

*Sponsored Content*All Opinions are 100% My Own and Not influenced in any way* Are you a mama curious about co-sleeping? Did you co-sleep with you last little one? I have to admit it would be so easy to fall asleep with baby in bed with me but I've been paranoid of her falling off the bed or of hubby rolling over not knowing she was there so we've refrained from doing so. I really wanted a co-sleeper with Annie but we already had a bassinet, and … [Read more...]

8 Uses for Dishwashing Liquid with Palmolive #Palmolive25Ways #CBias

Uses for Dishwashing Liquid #Palmolive25Ways #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Getting multiple uses out of one product is something I love to do! The fewer products we have to buy, the happier I am! We all love Palmolive and know that it works wonders in keeping your hands soft. We've found many other uses for dishwashing liquid with Palmolive, too! I wanted to share some of the best things we've been able to do with … [Read more...]

Working on My After Baby Body with Knocked Up Fitness

Knocked-Up Fitness and After Baby Body

You all know I've have three kids in the span of the last four years. My darling husband and I planned it that way. Between each pregnancy I didn't really make time to get in shape. Now that I know we are done having babies, it's hit me hard that I really have a long way to go in order to get back in shape. With three little ones running around and keeping me busy, it's not easy but I'm determined to work on my after baby body and I started with … [Read more...]

We’re so Excited! Day Out with Thomas Returns to Flint, Michigan! Win Tickets!

Day Out with Thomas

Our four and two year olds are big Thomas fans! We went to the event last year and they have not stopped talking about it! They always ask to go back! This year we're taking them again and they, along with all the other little engineers, won’t believe their eyes—or their ears!  For the first time ever at Day Out With Thomas™, Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be able to talk to his fans.  Boys and girls will be cheerfully greeted by the #1 … [Read more...]

Another Amazing Product in Aden + Anais Skincare

Aden + Anais skincare line

We all know Aden + Anais makes amazing baby products such as Muslin Swaddles and Dream Blankets. They've done it again, more amazing from Aden + Anais with their skincare line! I recently received three of their items for review and it was the first time I had tried their skincare line. Wow. Just wow! With the kids being out of school in the summer, sometimes us mamas work extra hard in trying to keep them busy and keep their brains working! I … [Read more...]

Pregnant? Learn How Depend Underwear Can Help! #Underwareness #DropYourPants

Depend Underwear Bladd Leakage #underwareness #dropyourpants

Thanks to Depend for sponsoring today's discussion. A few years ago a friend of mine was pregnant. It was her first pregnancy and she called me about every little thing that happened. She was so thrown off by some of the surprises we women deal with when pregnant. One of those things was bladder leakage. She didn't understand why she had such an issue with leakage anytime she sneezed, couched, or laughed. I, too, have been through this issue on … [Read more...]

Walgreens Immunizations and the Get a Shot Give a Shot Campaign #GiveaShot

Walgreens Back to School #GiveaShot

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. We've been busy with lots and lots of back to school preparations. In doing so, I came across something I feel is very worthy of being shared: the Walgreens Get a Shot, Give a Shot campaign. Did you even know that Walgreens offers immunizations? I hate to admit this, but I knew they did flu shots but nothing other than that! There's a whole … [Read more...]

10 Dorm Room Essentials with Kleenex and Walmart #KleenexStyle

Dorm Room Essentials for college students #KleenexStyle

Thanks to Kleenex + Walmart for sponsoring today's discussion and for keeping dorm rooms stylish! Remembering my days in a college dorm is always fun! It makes me that more excited for those family members and friends we know who are off to college, as freshman, this fall. It'll be here before we know it and preparations by all are already in progress. Since we do have so many going to college this fall in our family, including our own son, I … [Read more...]

College Care Packages Made Easy with Bigelow Tea and Target #TrendTea

Bigelow Tea found at Target #TrendTea

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This year we have so many people we know sending their children off to college! With our son being a freshman in college this fall along with all of his friends, a nephew of ours, and two of our nieces returning to college we have a lot of people to think about. That's a lot of college students! As a mama, I love providing care packages to … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Cheap Wireless Plans for Back to School #Phones4School

Texting with friends

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I mentioned last week how many things we've been doing to prepare for this fall and the "going back to school season". We crossed one more thing off of our list - getting our soon-to-be college student to look into cheap wireless plans so that he would have a phone to take to school, work, etc. and at the same time learn … [Read more...]