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Five Inexpensive Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Huggies Gives Back

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NoBabyUnhuggedCB #CollectiveBias The holiday season is here. If you are anything like me you feel like it was July just yesterday. The year flies for me and the holidays are a great time to not only spend with family but to reflect on the year and on how you can make a difference. This time of year can be hard financially for many. Even when … [Read more...]

Why We Choose WaterWipes #WaterWipesBRU

WaterWipes_Babies

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review so I can explain to you why we choose WaterWipes. After four babies we've learned a lot about what our family really needs and doesn't need when it comes to a new baby. There are baby items galore when you visit the aisles of BabiesRUs. Some we've found we don't really need for baby, some are … [Read more...]

No Mess Toddler Snacking with Gerber Lil’ Beanies

Lil Beanies Snacks

Do you have an independent toddler? You know, the kind that wants to do EVERYTHING herself? Doesn't need your help, ever?! Both of my girls have been this way and they like to create a scene if I try to help them. When it comes to toddler snacking it can be a nightmare. Feeding herself can be messy when it comes to snacks like yogurt, applesauce, or smoothies. Since it's been a bit messy lately I decided when I went to Target yesterday I HAD to … [Read more...]

Book Review: Garden Safari Vegetable Soup + Discount Code

Garden Safari

Disclosure: This post regarding Garden Safari Vegetable Soup is sponsored by Kitchen Club Kids, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Reading has been a huge part of my life since I was a little girl. I've always loved books. My husband, as you all know, is a teacher and he truly knows the importance of reading with kids. He and I both have always been passionate about spreading our love for reading to our … [Read more...]

The Big $10 Sale Happening NOW at Kate Quinn Organics!

Kate Quinn Organics Sale

You all know I love this sale! It happens a few times a year and I love getting some things for my girls at this sale! Kate Quinn Organics has some of the cutest clothing I've seen! I love their unique styles and the fact that the clothing is organic! The big $10 sale has started! This sale offers some amazing deals and again, only happens a few times a year! Don't miss your chance to get some deals on some quality, safe clothing for your … [Read more...]

Toddler Snacks Made Easy with OXO, Stonyfield and Fruit

Happy toddler snacks

Finding snacks that my kids want and that I feel good giving to them can be challenging. Even being on child number 4, I still struggle at times with finding healthy snacks. Recently, I was sent some products from Stonyfield and OXO to helpout with snack time and they made it a bit easier! My girls love yogurt and strawberries. I decided to make some teething bites for Annie because her two year molars are coming in and I can tell she's not … [Read more...]

Peaceful Parenting with the Exergen Lighted Thermometer

Exergen's Lighted Thermometer

Over the next several weeks I am going to be covering a few items that have made parenting more peaceful for my husband and I. Over the past nearly six years and three kids we've used a lot of products and I thought it would be fun to share some of the best we've come across! Topping my list is a good thermometer. It's priceless and a must-have! The newest lighted thermometer from Exergen has been my dream come true! We got our first Exergen … [Read more...]

Cotton Candy Kid Friendly New Years Drinks

Kid Friendly Drinks

It's almost New Year's Eve and if you are like my husband and I you will be at home with the kids! We don't mind, we love it and we make it fun for them and us. We still celebrate, just in a different way. ;) If you haven't done so, you should check out our list of New Year's Eve activities with toddlers! It's lots of fun! This year I thought I'd share with you this Cotton Candy kid friendly New Years drink so you can have even more fun with it! … [Read more...]

TINKERTOYS – The Perfect Classic Toys for Christmas!

Tinkertoys

Do you remember playing with TINKERTOY® toys when you were small? TINKERTOY® was created in 1913 after inventor Charles Pajeau observed children playing with pencils and empty spools of thread. They've been around for a long time and I know I have loved them since I was a child. If you are looking for the perfect classic toys for Christmas, keep reading! As a K'NEX blogger, I was sent their TINKERTOY® 150 piece essentials set for review. These … [Read more...]

Educational Must Have Gifts from LeapFrog

Number Lovin' Oven

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Educational gifts have always been something I have been an advocate for since my now 19 year old was very young. Any time someone wants to buy my kids something fun I ask them to consider fun and educational items. Education is a priority in our house and it's so important to me … [Read more...]

Gear Up for Cold and Flu Season with Boogie Wipes #NannyNoseBest

Cold and flu season is here whether we like it or not. My girls have been sick twice in the past three weeks. It's not been fun. One must have item in this house for cold and flu season is Boogie Wipes. They work amazingly well and keep the kids from ending up in tears because of sore noses! Check out the #NannyNoseBest video and enter the contest hosted by Boogie Wipes!   After you've checked out the video enter for a chance to win … [Read more...]

Preschool Halloween Worksheet Printable

Preschool Halloween Printable

Now that LA is in school we practice things every day with him. Addy is 3 now and she loves to learn and thinks she can be just like her brother and do school things, too. It breaks her heart that she can't go to school with him. I've recently gotten in to doing fun printables with her that are holiday or month themed that she enjoys, but they also have a purpose: to teach her more! I thought since we've been having so much fun with these I'd … [Read more...]

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...]

The Kate Quinn Organics Semiannual $10 Sale Starts Today!

Kate Quinn Organics Semiannual sale

We are huge fans of Kate Quinn Organics in this house and one of my favorite sales of the year has started today! The $10 semiannual sale at Kate Quinn Organics runs today through June 9! Shop early to get the best selection!   … [Read more...]

Sealy Cool Comfort 2-Stage Cool Gel Crib Mattress Review & Giveaway

The Sealy Cool Comfort 2-Stage Cool Gel Crib Mattress

Mattresses are very important in getting sleep. As parents, we want the best for our little ones and we also want them to sleep so we can! ;) When Kolcraft gave me the opportunity to review one of their amazing new mattresses several weeks ago I was so on board! At that time, Annie was 14 months old and not sleeping through the night yet. I thought trying a new mattress might help. It was worth a try at least! Right!? Kolcraft sent me the Sealy … [Read more...]

YoToddler Moments Made Easier with Tommee Tippee

Tommee Tippee Stonyfield

I am part of the Stonyfield YoGetters program and was provided products to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own. Both of my girls love yogurt. From the time they started eating foods, YoBaby and YoToddler have been constants on our grocery list. Stonyfield is the ONLY yogurt I feel comfortable giving my kids. YoToddler is what we buy now with Annie being 15 months and Addy being 3. YoToddler is made with organic whole milk, fruit … [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...]

My Baby is a YoBaby!

YoBaby Yogurt

My baby just turned one this month! Can you believe it?! She's the baby of our family and I refuse to call her a toddler just yet. She's still OUR baby! As with her brothers and sister I always read labels, try hard give them things that are healthy for them and try to do the things that are best for them but also work for our family. Annie's birthday cake was the first time she had the taste of anything sweet. We all need treats once in a … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Kate Quinn Organics’ Biggest $10 Sale Ever!

Kate Quinn SemiAnnual $10 Sale

That's right!! It's back, and it's bigger than ever! Kate Quinn Organics is having their semiannual $10 sale and it's been extended through Thursday, February 26! Click here to start shopping now! … [Read more...]

2015 Brings Fun and Healthy Toddler Meals and Snacks

YoKids Squeeze

I am part of the Stonyfield YoGetters group of bloggers and receive compensation and products as part of the program. My opinion is not influenced in any way. We truly do love Stonyfield's family of products and I love sharing how we use them. One of my resolutions for this year is to not only eat healthier myself, but make sure everyone in my family eats healthier. I have my work cut out for me though because I have a 2 and a 4 year old. If … [Read more...]

Keeping Baby Warm and Safe with Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sack

Baby Sleep Sack

When it comes to winters here in Michigan it can get pretty cold. This winter and last winter have been two of the coldest winters I can remember. With Annie being only 11 months old I still won't put blankets in her crib so I am thankful for Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sacks that we were sent for review to keep her warm and safe! The Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sack is one of the best sleep sacks I've ever come across. The inner is made from … [Read more...]

How We Are Surviving Potty Training #PUBigKid

Success with Pull-Ups® #PUBigKid

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PUBigKid #CollectiveBias We are currently working on potty training child #3 and our first girl. It is different this time around, but there are also some similarities. We've found that different things work with different kids and of course, they each potty train in their own time. My boys were both over three when they fully potty trained. … [Read more...]