Portable North Pole Experience!

Disclosure: I received complementary Portable North Pole products in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I love experiencing the magic of Christmas with my kids.  Santa is of course a big part of the magical side of Christmas.  Hayden looks forward to Christmas all year long.  It is for sure his favorite holiday.  He loves planning what kind of cookies he will have … [Read more...]

Super Duper® Publications Toys {Review}

I like to get my kids toys that are not only fun but are also educational.  Super Duper has a huge variety of games, and toys to encourage kids to learn while having fun.  Super Duper also has a great selection of games that help kiddos with their language skills. Hayden has really struggled with his speech.  After a LOT of hard work, repetitive practice, speech therapy, and a year and a half at … [Read more...]

Elf on the Shelf: Fun ideas and Service ideas

I LOVE Christmas time. When I grew up holidays were a big deal, and I have a bunch of fun family traditions that are close to my heart.  I have so many fond memories of our Christmas traditions like caroling around the neighborhood, eating homemade jam on muffins for breakfast from my grandma’s special recipe, and getting new pj’s to wear to bed on Christmas Eve. It is so special to pass on these … [Read more...]

Baby Bjorn High Chair {Review & #Giveaway}

Halli has been hitting milestones and having some really fun "firsts."  Crawling, pulling herself to stand, first airplane ride, first time going to grandma's house, and some first foods.  Trying to find a great high chair is tough!  While I have been looking for a high chair I didn't want one that was too big or bulky, but also not too small.  It had to be nice to look at, but easy to put away … [Read more...]

Despicable Me 2 on DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack-Must Have this Holiday Season {#DM2}

Are you and your family familiar with Minions yet?  I am sure you have seen the first Despicable Me right? You are probably already in love with those hilarious Minions and Gru’s sweet family.  My family loved the first Despicable Me so when Despicable Me 2 came out I knew we had to see it ASAP.  My husband and I were laughing just as hard as Hayden was as we watched Despicable me 2. Gru has … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole {#Giveaway} #CountryCrockCasserole

Thanksgiving is so close! It is so close that I can pretty much smell the turkey, homemade rolls, and pumpkin pie.  Yum-my.  I am so excited to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family.  We live states away from our extended families so being able to celebrate a holiday with them is a really big deal for us. Country Crock sent me another great kit for their Casserole Club.  Again I was asked to … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Book Round-up

My family LOVES books.  My mom is a first grade teacher so when I was a kid we were always encouraged to read good books.  That love of books has carried over to me as the mom now, and it is so fun to find great books for my kids.  I truly believe reading often to your kids promotes good language, reading, and writing skills.  Both of my kids already love the time we spend sitting and reading … [Read more...]

Baby Einstein Musical Motions Activity Jumper {Review}

Halli has been crawling for about a month now and she is starting to pull herself to stand.  I love this age, she is really curious and wants to explore everything.  This fun stage of exploring makes it hard to get things done without having to run over and keep her from climbing a side table, the ottoman, or trying to get somewhere she shouldn't.  I need to get things done like the dishes, but … [Read more...]

Alpha-Bits Cereal {Review) & Thanksgiving Activity and Snack

At our house we love reading.  Ever since Hayden was a little baby we would read.  We read during play time, we read before naps or bed time, and we even read during bath time with fun tub books.  I think because we started to read lots of books early and often Hayden now has his own appreciation for good books.  He is almost 5  and has been starting to sound out words and trying spell!  I about … [Read more...]