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Ten Easy Ways to Pay It Forward

Easy ways to pay it forward

It's the holiday season and I've been in a giving mood lately. Sometimes we easily forget how blessed we really are. I've been trying extra hard this holiday season to remember my blessings everyday and then carry that through the entire year. I've also been trying really hard to do nice things for others: strangers, friends, family...anyone I can. I'll admit that sometimes it's hard to figure out easy ways to pay it forward. We are all so busy … [Read more...]

Chuggington Snow Rescue on DVD 12/9 (Activity Sheets)

My toddlers LOVE trains. And when it comes to Chuggington? They get super excited! Guess what? On December 9th, Chuggington Snow Rescue is traveling home to DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Ludorum! This all new winter collection is a must-have for your little conductor this holiday season! Chuggington Snow Rescue Activities:     If your little ones loves Chuggington, watch these Chuggington Snow Rescue clips … [Read more...]

Vitamin C and More! Tips to Stay Healthy this Fall

Tips to stay healthy #24houresterc #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its Advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone and should not be construed as medical advice.   Oh yes, it's here. Fall and all that it brings with it. In our house, we have a teacher (he teaches elementary school), three little ones who attend daycare three days a week, and a college student who also works part time. Oh, and myself. I work outside of the home, too. … [Read more...]

Philips AVENT Penguin Sippy Cup – Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Baby

New sippy cup from Avent

Last year I was on an exclusive panel of seven moms to review the new Philips Avent Spout Cup. After taking our feedback into account, they have finalized the design of the Philips Avent Penguin Sippy Cup! I am a huge fan of Philips Avent and their sippy cups are amazing! I was thrilled to be part of a panel and to see the outcome? Words can't describe it! I was so excited when I received the one they sent for … [Read more...]

The LG OLED is Available at Best Buy – The Holiday Shopping Destination this Christmas #HintingSeason

LG OLED at Best Buy #HintingSeason

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My husband LOVES watching television. I'm sure most women can say that, right? He's always drooling over the latest and greatest televisions when we visit Best Buy. Did you know that the new LG OLED is now available at our favorite holiday shopping destination? Yes, Best Buy is carrying it and my hubby … [Read more...]

Have a Stress Free Holiday with the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans

Staying stress free with Walmart Family Mobile #Thankful4Savings #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This year we've added one more person to our family. Annie was born early in the year and I've really discovered just how important planning is to prevent stress when I have a family of six. With the holidays soon arriving, I've been planning like crazy just to make sure there is no unwanted stress that can easily come with the holidays. This … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo presented by Bank of America

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights #WildLights #DZWildLights

Disclosure: I am receiving tickets to the Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo event in exchange for posting about the event. All opinions are 100% my own.  Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. Outside of the cold weather, that is. ;) Seeing various Christmas light displays warms my heart immensely. This year I'm excited to take the kids to Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo! Wild Lights last 24 nights in November and December … [Read more...]

Starting the Day Off Right with Honey Nut Cheerios and Usher

Usher and Cheerios

Thank you to General Mills and Usher for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring us to start our day with happiness and positivity! In my younger days, I wasn't much of a morning person. Now that I'm ummm...older....I am all about mornings. As a mama, I almost have to be. I have to be on my toes in the morning and make sure all of my kids are eating a healthy breakfast and starting their day off right. That can be challenging with my college … [Read more...]

The Symptoms of RSV and How You Can Help Prevent It #RSVAwareness #MC

RSV Prevention #RSVAwareness #PreemieProtection

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Having had three children in the past 4 years I've been on the lookout for symptoms of RSV every fall and winter. Annie was born in February so this is her first fall and first full winter. I'm definitely educating myself on things that I can do to help prevent her from getting RSV. Knowledge … [Read more...]

The Best Advice for Potty Training #ReadytoPotty

Best Potty Training Advice #ReadyToPotty

Potty training makes many parents wrinkle their noses. It can be rather tough but when it happens parents are relieved. No more diapers? We get to save money? OH YES!!! I've been through (and survived I might add) potty training with two boys. Addy has been potty training for a few months now and I think we are there with her, too. Next we'll have Annie and I don't even know what that will bring, even after going through it three times. It can be … [Read more...]

Have a Safe, Simple and Smart Period with GladRags

GladRags Logo

After recently making the change to cloth pads, I've been excited to try some various brands. It's like cloth diapers: you want to see which brand and style fits the best, works the best and who has the cute prints! lol But seriously, it's really been a change that I am happy to have made. It took me a while to make the switch but I don't regret it at all. It's a safer period, it's simple and it's the smart and green way to do what we do … [Read more...]

Treat Baby This Holiday Season with Estella Hand Knit Baby Rattles

Estella Logo

Most of the babies we buy for these days are second or third babies in the family. Naturally, that means that they have lots of hand-me-downs from their older siblings. That's the case in our family, too. With our girls being born two years apart, we have everything girly for Annie from Addy. With the arrival of the holiday season we want to get each child a few special gifts, but what do you get the baby that seems to have everything they … [Read more...]

Perfect for Toddlers – School Zone is an Educational and Fun Gift!

School Zone's Little Scholar

My toddlers are ALWAYS grabbing for my iPad, but it's really not a kid toy, in my opinion. I've been wanting to get them some kind of learning tablet for some time now and recently saw a video about School Zone's Little Scholar tablet. This tablet looks to be just what we needed: an educational and fun gift for this holiday season! I'm not big on giving my kids a lot of toys and gifts for Christmas. I have always been like that, even when ZZ … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Kate Quinn Organics Annual $10 Sale Going on Now!

Kate Quinn Sale

That's right - a $10 sale from Kate Quinn Organics!!! We LOVE their clothing for our girls and these prices are amazing! I've shopped the $10 sale before and the quality and the fact that they are organic makes this sale out-of-this-world!! The items won't last long so shop now for best selection!!   … [Read more...]

First Birthdays and a Stroll Down Memory Lane #MyMemoryLane

With Annie being our last baby this year has been full of firsts for her and lasts for us. It's bittersweet to say the least. I recently came across a box of old VHS tapes in the basement and realized we no longer even have a VHS player in the house! How on earth would I even be able to watch them to see if I wanted to keep them? I came across one particular one that was actually labeled and I was anxious to see again! It was from ZZ's first … [Read more...]

Packing a Healthier Lunch with Dave’s Killer Bread

Dave's Killer Bread

Someone close to me had a heart attack at the end of August and within a few days had quadruple by-pass open heart surgery. It was scary to think that one week he was fine and then...this major surgery. It REALLY scared me and reminded me that tomorrow isn't promised to any of us. I need to do what I can to stay as healthy as possible and eating healthier is a new priority of mine. I've been trying to pack healthier lunches on work days and I've … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween from Baymax and MOGM! #BigHero6 #MeetBaymax

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! It's a cold and rainy day here in Michigan but I took the kids to an indoor event earlier today. We also took them Trick-or-Treating last weekend so they've had their fill and won't be going out tonight. We are, instead, having a family movie and pizza night! I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Halloween and hope your little ones are enjoying the day! (If you've not heard about Baymax and Big Hero 6, read about it … [Read more...]

Vander Ark Furniture $200 Giveaway! #Michigan

This giveaway was sponsored by Vander Ark Furniture. Opinions are my own. Decorating my kids' rooms is something I LOVE to do! It's getting close to the time to re-decorate our girls' room because it's been our nursery for the past four years. Yes, Annie is still a baby, but Addy is close to three so I want to do more of a toddler theme. It'll be time to get Addy out of her toddler bed before I know it and we'll be searching for a twin size … [Read more...]

Keeping Up with Rainbow Light’s Multivitamin for Women Over 35

Multivitamin for women over 35

Advanced maternal age. Yes, those were the words I heard from my doctor's office with my last pregnancy. I wasn't too thrilled, but reality says that I'm kind of in the range of "older women" having babies. Getting older really did show in my last pregnancy as it was my roughest. It's vital that we take care of ourselves and whether we are trying to conceive, pregnant or nursing, Rainbow Light's multivitamin for women over 35 is just what we need … [Read more...]

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built to Amaze in Metro Detroit

Barnum and Bailey Ringmaster

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. It's that time of year again! My kids call it the "magic show", but really it's the circus coming back to metro Detroit! Last year was their first time attending a circus and they were in amazement the entire time! Check out my post about our experience and you'll see … [Read more...]

Warming Up with All Natural Soups – a Quick and Easy Dinner from Frontier Soups

All Natural Soups from Frontier Soups

You all know how much I love quick and easy dinners! My two year old daughter LOVES soup! I refuse to give her canned soup and homemade soup really takes quite a while to make and is just not realistic after I get home from work. There just isn't enough time. You can imagine my excitement when I learned of all natural soups from Frontier Soups! They are similar to homemade soups, they are all natural and only need a few ingredients to be added. … [Read more...]

Walt Disney Animation Studios Sets Sail With Moana #Moana

Disney's Moana

Yesterday Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans today for MOANA, a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest. Don't you just love news of a new Disney movie!? Details about Moana from Disney: WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS SETS SAIL WITH “MOANA”  Ron Clements and John Musker (“Aladdin,” “The Princess and the Frog”) Helm the … [Read more...]