The Snowy Day Book Coming to Amazon Prime Video! (**GIVEAWAY**)

“The Snowy Day” is a wonderful, award-winning children’s book by Ezra Jack Keats.  Now, the animated version is coming to Amazon Prime Video on November 25, 2016!  My kids are excited to see books brought to life, and also to start watching holiday movies soon. The Snow Day is a great story about a young […]

Children’s Magazines that Pay it Forward This Holiday Season (**GIVEAWAY**)

  I received a sample in exchange for my honest review. I am fortunate that my kids love to read, but for those times that I have had to encourage them to read – especially when it comes to reading for a certain amount of time every day for homework – magazines seem to do […]

Lisa Loeb’s “Feel What U Feel” Children’s Album (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This CD was provided in exchange for an honest review. Lisa Loeb is back with her third children’s CD, “Feel What You Feel”.  My kids still like to take out their “Songs for Movin’ and Shakin” CD and book set and crank up the music, and “Nursery Rhyme Parade” is being enjoyed by our friend’s […]

Power Your Day with Orgain Protein Products (**GIVEAWAY**)

I received samples in exchange for my honest review. I am busier than I ever have been.  The kids are back to school, I am back to work, and we have taken on more commitments and activities than we ever have before.  Needless to say, breakfast is one of those things that has suffered, not […]

Packing Yummy School Lunches with Santa Cruz Organic Products (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I tend to dread packing school lunches.  It is such a chore, and finding products that are easy to use can be a hassle.  I am a label reader, and Santa Cruz Organics makes it easy to shop.  Their products are […]

Cobblestone Magazine (**GIVEAWAY!**)

I received a sample in exchange for my honest review. While my kids love reading, I have found that over the years, magazines are a great way to go when it comes to inspiring them to read.  There is something about getting a magazine in the mail, and having literature that is supplemented with images. […]

Amy Lee’s “Dream Too Much” Children’s Album (**GIVEAWAY**)

  I received this album in exchange for my honest review. When I hear the name Amy Lee, it brings me back a few years, as I have memories of listening to Evanescence starting in the early 2000’s.  It is exciting to listen to Amy Lee performing her first children’s album, now that she is […]

Blue and Red Make Purple: A Musical Journey with Jennifer Gasoi (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. We listen to a lot of music in our household, and “Blue and Red Make Purple” is a great way to engage kids in both music and books at the same time!  This book+music CD set is a collection of fun music, accompanied by wonderful […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surviving Spring Allergies with Scotties Tissues (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Just when we finally seem to have survived cold and flu season, allergies are here.  The mild winter and early warm weather has really taken its toll on my daughter, who has been pretty miserable when it comes to allergies.  She is […]

Okee Dokee “Saddle Up: Western Adventure Album” (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. Several years ago, I was browsing through kid’s music on iTunes when I came across some new music by the Okee Dokee Brothers.  I hadn’t heard of them before, but they had just won the 2013 Grammy for Best Children’s Album for “Can You Canoe”. […]

Summer is Coming ~ Orkin Mosquito Scientist Giveaway!

  This post is sponsored by Orkin. If my kids ever have one thing they don’t like about summer, it is mosquitoes.  I don’t like mosquitoes either, but they are just something to deal with when we get the warm weather months. The experts over at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely, to help […]

NeoCell Collagen+C for Health & Beauty (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. As I get older, I look for ways to stay healthy and look healthy too.  Life can be really busy and I don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to a beauty routine, but NeoCell has a great line of products for […]

Frances England’s “Explorer of the World” CD (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This album was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I often associate children’s albums with loud, silly, high energy music.  I was very pleasantly surprised to listen to Frances England’s album, “Explorer of the World”.  This music is refreshing and light, and while it is upbeat and friendly, it has a […]