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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...]

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...]

WaterWipes are a Great Option for Chemical Free Baby Wipes

WaterWipes

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. With three kids five years old and younger we use baby wipes all the time. Really, we do. We use them not only for diaper changes, but we use them to clean messes, clean faces, clean hands, wipe the baby gate off, in the car, at the mall and so much more! I don't think we could survive … [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 Fall Art Projects for Your Toddler

Fall Art Projects

We are blessed with an amazing teacher at the daycare/preschool our kids go to. She adores the kids and spends so much time with them creating things. I wanted to share some of the preschool fall art projects that came home recently. These are all super fun for the kids because what kid doesn't love putting their hands or feet in paint?!  There's still plenty of time left in fall so grab your paints and construction paper and get those … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Celebrate with New Year’s Eve Toddler Activities

New Year's Even Toddler Activities

With two toddlers and a baby on the way, hubby and I won't be going out for New Year's Eve! Instead we'll be enjoying the day at home with our New Year's Eve toddler activities and cherishing the family time! Many people don't know what they can do with toddlers or young children to celebrate New Year's but there are lots of things to fill your day with excitement without having to go out to a party! 1) Art & Crafts I love doing arts and … [Read more...]

Celebrating Christmas with a Holiday Build-A-Bear (Giveaway)

Build-A-Bear

I've been past the Build-A-Bear store in our local mall what seems like a million times in recent years. Every time I go by I glance inside and think to myself how fun it will be when the little ones are older and we can go inside and let them "build" their own bear. I was also very curious about the quality of the animals and every other little detail. When Build-A-Bear recently sent me their holiday Build-A-Bear Clarice reindeer for review … [Read more...]

Joovy’s Caboose Too – A Dream for Parents of Twins or Two Close In Age!

Caboose Too

When LA was born in 2010 my husband and I knew we wanted more kids and soon. We are both getting "older" when it comes to having kids so we wanted to have our little ones close together. Plus, our oldest one was like an only child and he always wanted siblings growing up so we wanted to make sure LA had siblings close to his age. LA and Addy are 19 months apart and Addy will be 24 months older than baby when she arrives. We definitely need a … [Read more...]

Dinosaur Train Live in Detroit November 22 (Giveaway)

Dinosaur Train

We will receive tickets to the show in exchange for posting about this. The tickets, along with the winner's tickets, are sponsored by Olympia Entertainment. We have a three year old who is a big fan of Dinosaur Train! Dinosaurs and trains, what preschooler isn't intrigued? When we found out the Dinosaur Train was coming to Detroit we were thrilled!! Our toddlers can't wait to go, what about yours? ;) Get the Dinosaur Train … [Read more...]

BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One Now Available! (Giveaway)

Baby Carrier One Positions

As you all know, we are a babywearing family. I love wearing my little ones and hubby does, too! Recently we found out that BabyBjorn was coming out with a new carrier called the Baby Carrier One and we were both excited to check out the new features when they sent us one to review. Hubby had to really take the lead in this review since I am pregnant and don't wear the little ones at this point. Hubby still does so I am going to go over some of … [Read more...]