Laurie Berkner’s “Superhero” Album (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. We have been Laurie Berkner fans for as long as I can remember, and my kids have been listening to her music since they were very little.  I was excited to learn that she has a new album of songs out September 2016 – […]

“It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” Book+CD (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. My kids like stories and music, and with a beginning reader at home, “It’s Raining Cats & Dogs” has been a fun addition to our evenings.  This is a combination book plus CD of accompanying music, so that you can read along […]

Souris Verte Organic Arnica Magic Stick

This product was provided in exchange for my honest opinion. We use a lot of natural products in our household because I am very careful about what we use, from household products to skin care.  My daughter has struggled with eczema since she was a baby, and we always have our share of bumps, scrapes, […]

“Fabulous Friends” Thoughtful Gifts from Hallmark (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. Friends are so important.  I grew up as an only child raised by my mother – and when my mom passed in my 20’s, life changed.  It was tough.  All those times you talk to your mom about something?  It was gone.  Everything from those […]

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD (**GIVEAWAY**)

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today is out on DVD September 6 from Sony Home Entertainment! As the school year and fall are underway, we are settling more into a routine where we have some down time, and the kids are looking up to curling up on a chilly evening and having a movie […]

GetBackToBasix Fridge-to-go Insulated Lunch Bag (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This product was provided in exchange for an honest review.  Packing lunches can be a challenge.  Whether it is for school, camp, or traveling, it always seems to be a challenge.  The Fridge-to-Go literally has more features than any other lunch box we have had! For one, this lunch box is that it has a […]

Cel-Lab Activity Tracker Band

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review.  I am on my feet a lot.  When the kids are in school, I am at work in a greenhouse, and I know I have racked up several miles over the course of my 5 or 6 hour shift!  Then the kids are home and […]

Garden Lites Muffins and More (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. The summer has flown by and school is quickly approaching.  We are always running off too one place or another, and the school year is already shaping up to be a busy one.   As much as I try to make sure my kids eat […]

Summertime Fun & Scotties Tissues #SoftSummerMoments (**GIVEAWAY**)

  The summer is winding down and it is time to start thinking about things like shopping for back-to-school, and dealing with allergies and germs.  Scotties is our go-to tissues because they have so many great products to choose from, plus the Scotties company plants 3 trees for every 1 that they use!  Our favorite […]

Mellanni Microplush Mattress Pad ~ Plush Mattress Protector

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. My mattress is much older than I care to admit. We tried a new mattress, but ended up using it as a guest bed.  We like our mattress because it is fairly firm, which works well for us better than a softer […]

Komo Bébé Chic Adorable Bamboo Muslin Swaddle Blankets (**GIVEAWAY**)

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. I remember getting lots of baby blankets at my baby shower, and of the many, there were a few that stood out.  The Komo Bébé Chic blankets are exactly the kind of blanket that get the most use because they are so versatile.  Perfect way to […]

The Sleepover Diary: Saving Sleepover Memories

I received a Sleepover Diary in exchange for my honest review. My daughter has been obsessed with sleepovers lately.  We had a really busy spring, with absolutely no time for coordinating a sleepover, so this summer has been a chance to catch up!  My daughter loves planning, and she was so excited to receive a […]

NordicNordic Instant Chaga Powder

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I only recently started drinking Chaga Tea after hearing about all the benefits.  I tried NordicNordic chaga tea bags, but I was looking forward to trying this chaga powder, which is more versatile.  You can  use it as a tea or in […]

Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca Beverages (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. I usually only drink unsweetened hot tea, so in the summer, it can be a challenge for me to find something to drink.  I want something refreshing, but I don’t always want water, and I don’t want  sugary drinks.  Santa Cruz Organics has introduced a line […]

Brady Rymer “Press Play” Kid’s Album (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This CD was provided exchange for an honest review. We have enjoyed Brady Rymer’s music for a while now, from his last “Just Say Hi” album, to getting him see him perform live on stage.  (We even had a chance to meet him briefly backstage last year, which was awesome!). Rymer’s music is highly acclaimed, […]

FlipaZoo: Two Cute Stuffed Animals in One! (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. My kids love stuffed animals, and my daughter was ecstatic when we gave her a FlipaZoo!  Not only is this one stuffed animal, but two!  There is a whole line of animal character combinations to choose from, and she was so […]

Mellanni Supreme Waterproof Mattress Protector

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I have two kids, and I know the importance of a good mattress protector.  Over the years there have been so many accidents, from nighttime potty training to the kids getting sick in their beds.  My daughter has allergies that bother her […]

Fairy Tales Natural “Bug Bandit” Bug Spray for Kids

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We always look for natural products when we can, especially for our two kids.  It is important that we choose products that are safe and free of chemicals.  With summer upon us, we are all too familiar with mosquitoes and other bugs. […]

Stop the Brushtime Battles with Hello! #BrushTimeConfessions

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Getting my kids to brush their teeth, and to brush well, has always been a challenge!  Even now that my kids are in elementary school, I still have to make sure they brush daily and do a good job of it. I […]

Flik Flops ~ Fun Light Up Flip Flops!

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I have two kids, and flip flops are a staple of our summers.  I was excited to learn about Flik Flops – light up flip flops – and new instantly that my girls would love them! FlikFlops was officially launched in 2014 […]

The Whizpops “Ranger Rick’s Trail Mix Vol. 1” (**GIVEAWAY**)

This CD was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Science and nature is important in our household, and last year we enjoyed the“Sea Blue Sea” children’s album from The Whizpops.  This spring, they are back with another great album, “Ranger Rick’s Trail Mix”.  Released on May 20, 2016 – National Endangered Species Day […]

Realistic Silk Plants

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I work in a greenhouse, and while I love real flowers, they require a lot of care.  In the summer, it can be tough to maintain a lot of plants, whether it is because they don’t get the right sun or […]

Mellanni Microfiber Bed Sheets~ Incredibly Soft and Comfortable! (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. A lot of our sheets are starting to show their age, so I was looking forward to my Mellanni sheets to arrive.  As a busy parent, I cherish a good night’s sleep and that means making my bed comfy and inviting. […]

Hello: Taking Our Dental Care Routine to a New Level

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I am so careful about the products I choose for my family, making sure that we use things that are safe and healthy.  However, oral care has been a challenge, especially when it comes to my kids.  For one, it seems like […]

Red Yarn’s “Wake Up & Sing” Album (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We have enjoyed Andy Furgeson’s “Deep Woods Revival” CD, which brought to life lots of old classic folk music for kids.  Furgeson is back with another album, “Wake Up and Sing”, about walks of daily life.  This album still has that […]

Roku Streaming Stick – Fast & Portable! (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We have been so busy lately, especially with the weather getting warmer.  It always seems like we are running off one place or another.  There isn’t a lot of time for watching TV – but when there is, it is a time […]

Lots of Great Savings with Groupon Coupons!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. I am very familiar with Groupon, because we have saved quite a bit of money over the years finding some great deals.  But I had not heard of Groupon Coupons, which is another great way to save! I love using coupons, but I don’t always have […]

Discover Our America Subscription Box ~ Goodies From Around the Country!

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I haven’t had much time for travel lately, and I was excited to hear about a new subscription box – Discover Our America.  This box is a really cool concept, and gives you the chance to sample items from different places […]

Save Money with Flipp, and #FlippforMom! (**Plus $100 SpaFinder Gift Card Giveaway!**)

  I do lots of things to save money, and I consider myself to be extremely frugal.  Yet, I have little time for browsing store flyers for deals or clipping coupons.  We also don’t get all the flyers I would like to browse.  So I was excited to learn about Flipp, which puts store flyers […]

Aaron Nigel Smith’s “One” Reggae Album for Kids (**GIVEAWAY**)

The product was provided in exchange for an honest review. We listen to a lot of music, but I was excited to try something a little different from what the kids usually listen to.  Aaron Nigel Smith’s “One” album is a collection of reggae, Jamaican music, and more! Aaron Nigel Smith has been sharing his […]