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Weekend Getaway Tips for Traveling with Toddlers #Tips4Trips

Tips for traveling with toddlers #Tips4Travel #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias Living in metro Detroit there are many, many things within driving distance for us. We really enjoy weekend getaways and are lucky to live within driving distance of Niagara Falls, Chicago, Cincinnati, Traverse City, Mackinac Island and more! We also have family that lives in Ohio and we often make weekend … [Read more...]

Make Learning Fun with Hands-On-Prints Books #HandsOnPrints

Hands-on-Print Books

My husband, as you all know, is a teacher. He and I both have an incredible love for books. I recently participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hands-on-Prints books. I received books to facilitate my review and since we love them I want to tell you all about them! With a Masters in Early Childhood Education, Christinia Cheung was compelled to write her Hands-on-Prints books after establishing a Montessori … [Read more...]

Monkey Kingdom Now in Theaters and How You Can Help Protect Monkeys

Monkey Kingdom #MonkeyKingdom

I was provided with an all expense paid trip to bring you the details about this movie and others. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Monkey Kingdom is in theaters starting today! It's the newest Disneynature film and I was lucky enough to see it when I was in San Francisco last month. Just like anything Disney does, it will not disappoint. I have to admit that when I was sitting in the theater viewing Monkey … [Read more...]

Tomorrowland – New Featurette Now Available

Tomorrowland Featurette #Tomrrowland

A new Tomorrowland featurette is now available including interviews with George Clooney, Director Brad Bird and more! Tomorrowland is in theaters everywhere on May 22nd - check it out!   Here are more details about the movie: Tomorrowland DISNEY Website and Mobile site Like Tomorrowland on Facebook Follow Tomorrowland on Twitter Genre:  Mystery Adventure Rating:  PG U.S. Release date: May 22, … [Read more...]

Messy Memories and Help from PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes #PurellWipes

Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes #PurellWipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurellWipes #CollectiveBias Three little children 4 and under makes for a very busy household. We love being parents and although sometimes it does get frustrating we have to look back on moments and laugh. Sometimes there's nothing more you can do about a situation BUT laugh. This spring, as I'm doing some easy spring cleaning around the … [Read more...]

Inside Out Family Activities #InsideOutEvent

Inside Out Door Hanger

Hey all! I figured while I'm in San Francisco I'd post some fun Inside Out family activities for you and your kids to, in a way, enjoy Inside Out with me! I hope you are following along on social media with the hashtags #InsideOutEvent, #Waltagram and #MonkeyKingdom! Here are the fun activities! I hope you enjoy! Please remember to click on the link or photo for a full printable version! :) Here's another super fun activity to get … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Surviving Easter Dinner with Kids #HoneyBakedEaster

HoneyBaked Turkey #HoneyBakedEaster

Thank you to HoneyBaked Ham for sponsoring today's topic. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Now that my husband and I have three little ones holidays can be rough. When we had one it wasn't so bad, especially since he was getting older. Add three little ones four and under to the mix? It creates a lot of stress and makes for a lot of time to get everyone ready for the holiday. Add to that hosting a holiday dinner … [Read more...]

New Cinderella Trailer Now Available!

Cinderella Movie

Cinderella - it's probably the movie I am most excited about on Disney's release list this year! I was super excited to see this new Cinderella trailer and if you've not read about the Cinderella movie coming next month, here's the trailer, some images and the details! Cinderella Trailer   Looks great, doesn't it!? Are you as excited as I am?! Cinderella Images and … [Read more...]

We’re Having Too Much Fun with the Pocket Avatars App #GetPocketAvatars

Pocket Avatars App #GetPocketAvatars #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetPocketAvatars #CollectiveBias Yes, you read that right...we are having too much fun with the Pocket Avatars app! It's so hard to put down! I started out wanting to use this app to have my kids have a fun, new way to communicate with family out of state and have done that, but I'm also now addicted to using it with my friends for fun! The … [Read more...]

Celebrating 25 Years – Sesame Street Live at the Fox Theatre

Sesame Street Live in Detroit

Can you believe Sesame Street Live is celebrating 25 years at the Fox Theatre in Detroit? This year Sesame Street Live and the all new "Make a New Friend" show will be at the Fox Theatre January 23 through February 16! Check below for an awesome deal on tickets and a chance to win a family four pack of tickets! No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame … [Read more...]

Easy New Year’s Resolutions with Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans from Walmart

Exercise goals #HappyNewMe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HappyNewMe #CollectiveBias It's that time of year again. I can't believe it's nearly January and 2014 is almost behind us. Wow, how it flew! I always find myself making resolutions at the end of December. It's a way for me to get in writing those goals I want to accomplish. I do need to get better at following those goals through the … [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...]

Exclusive Disney on Ice Promo Code for Auburn Hills – Frozen

disney on ice promo code

I know the Frozen Disney on Ice is highly anticiapted! After going to the Princesses & Heroes performance last week and seeing the excitement of everyone when the Frozen characters performed, I know this is going to be a huge hit! Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, October 24! Get your tickets now and use the Disney on Ice promo code below! Disney On Ice presents Frozen When: March 12-15, 2015 Where: The Palace of … [Read more...]

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...]

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 Engine when … [Read more...]

Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes Coming to Detroit!

Disney on Ice Princesses

I'm so excited about this one! Well, I'm always excited about Disney on Ice, but this time Disney on Ice presents Princesses & Heroes!! The show is coming to metro Detroit on October 16-19 and will be at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Hot off the presses, this show now features our beloved characters from FROZEN! My kids are sooooo excited about this! I'm sure everyone will be, so use the code below and get your pre-sale tickets now!! Disney on … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – My Reading Girls

Reading Books

I love that Addy likes "reading" to Annie. It warms my heart. <3 … [Read more...]

It’s Time for a Wienervention – Applegate Hot Dogs to the Rescue!

Applegate Hot Dogs

Although my husband is a big, big hot dog lover in the past I would rarely eat hot dogs. They just seemed so unhealthy and the ingredient list was a definite turn off. Having two toddlers now has forced us into finding a healthier hot dog because as you know toddlers love, love, love hot dogs! We have a very short list of things they will eat and with hot dogs making that list it was definitely time for a wienervention in our home! Healthier hot … [Read more...]

Family Fun with Dinosaurs At Cedar Point

Cedar Point Family Fun

We love going to Cedar Point. We make it a goal to go at least once each year. The past several years have been all about the kids, but Cedar Point really is full of fun for the entire family: toddler to those in their retirement years! There are shows, rides for all ages, food, games, and even an educational exhibit of Dinosaurs at Cedar Point! Cedar Point has long been known as "America's Roller Coast"...well, that was one of their marketing … [Read more...]

Tips for a Successful Picnic with Toddlers

Successful Picnic with Toddlers

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. It was a LONG winter. We received a record amount of snow here in the metro Detroit area. It seemed like it was never going to end. Once the warm weather arrived my little ones were so excited to actually be able to go outside and PLAY! They want to be outside All. The. Time. Seriously, it's like the best thing since PB&J! ;) One thing I wanted to achieve … [Read more...]

Getting Back to the (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Family Time WW

It's been quite a while since I've posted a Wordless Wednesday. Since Annie's birth things have been busy and I've been adjusting to three little ones. I (sometimes) think I am getting my routine down. ;) I wanted to share some recent pics of the kids and hubby! Top left: Addy and LA at the park last week. They had so much fun and I'm so glad the weather has finally gotten nicer! Top right: Annie on Mother's Day at nearly 3 months old -- yes, … [Read more...]

Five Fun Eco-Friendly Activity Tips

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The time of year is upon us that has everyone ready to round up their family and get outside to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. There are many fun activities to choose from during the spring and summer months. This year, you should consider planning family activities that are eco-friendly as well as fun for the entire family. 1. Go Biking This is a great activity for everyone in the family regardless of age. If you have one who is too … [Read more...]