“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 […]

Sugar Free Allstars Kid’s Album (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Sugar Free Allstars is out with their fourth family music album.  We had never heard anything by the Sugar Free Allstars before, and right away we found they they have a unique sound that sets them apart from other kid’s music!  This […]

The Levana Alexa Video Monitor ~ Do More Knowing Your Child Is Safe (+GIVEAWAY!)

I bought a video monitor about 8 years ago when my first child was born.  It had very limited features and the battery slowly died, so even though my children aren’t babies any more, I was thrilled to use the Alexa™ 5” LCD Video Baby Monitor to keep an eye on my kids.  What a fabulous product with […]

The Not-Its “Are You Listening?” CD (**GIVEAWAY**)

The product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The Not-Its recently released their 6th album, “Are You Listening?”.  This is not your typical children’s music, packed with lots of great kindie rock music designed for kids!  After listening, you’ll see why the whole family can enjoy the album! This group is made up […]

DiamondTab Dry Erase White Board (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more organized.  I feel like most days are really hectic and I’m running around like crazy.  The DiamondTab Dry Erase Board is something that has become part of our daily routine in […]

YumEarth Organics ~ All Natural Treats for Easter! (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This year has been flying by, and it is time to start getting ready for Easter especially since it is so early this year!  And while I stress out over all the junk food that goes around during the holidays, YumEarth makes it […]

Personalized Easter Gift Ideas from I See Me (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Both my kids love reading, and getting a good book is a treat for them.  I See Me is a great company that has a variety of personalized books for kids, as well as other personalized gifts. We recently got “It’s Fancy […]

Money Savvy Kids ~ Getting Smart About Money! (**GIVEAWAY**)

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. I have always tried to teach my kids the importance of saving their money.  Now that my daughter is 9, it is a great time to teach her about managing her money properly, especially as she has been learning about money at school and also […]

“The Choice” Coming to Theaters February 5! (**GIVEAWAY*)

  I love finding a good book, and if you are familiar with bestselling author Nicholas Sparks, you have probably heard of “The Choice”. This book has been adapted for the movies and will be out February 5! About the movie: When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis […]

“Dream Big, Little One” ~ Original Lullabies (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I raised my two kids listening to lullabies every night, and even now that they are older, they still like to listen to relaxing music every night.  “Dream Big, Little One” is a collection of unique lullabies created and performed by Nadia […]