Post Vacation Meal Ideas

post-vacation-meal-ideas-pin

It’s summertime and vacation season is here! Whether you’re just getting ready for a vacation, just returning, or planning one a few months out, you know that feeling of returning home and not wanting to plan dinner. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that you need to have an idea for when you get home.   With that ...

Healthy Dog Foods for Happy Pets #GetHappyHealthy #HealthyWeight

tobey at 13

When I describe my family to you, I'll tell you I have a husband, three children, two cats and a dog. Depending how loud they are that day, I might even mention our 7 hens and rooster. We love our pets. They are definitively part of our family. So much so that our pets even ...

Strawberry Brownie Mix Waffle Sundae

strawberry-brownie-waffle-sundae

My oldest is away for the week at her aunt's house in New Hampshire and the little kids wanted to do something special... so we decided that we'd make a special ice cream sundae recipe that's just for them while big sis is away on her big adventure! This strawberry brownie mix waffle sundae recipe ...

Drug Free Morning Sickness Relief

drug-free-morning-sickness-relief

I thought hanging over a toiled at 4am was supposed to be a ritual shed in the early twenties. Hadn't counted it on it rearing its ugly head again. Yet, here I was… morning after morning. Afternoon after afternoon, and night after night. At a time in my life where sleep didn't come easily and ...

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Tablet for Kids #LeapPad3 #LeapFrog

leappad3-leapfrog-tablet-kids

A few weeks ago, LeapFrog's new LeapPad3 tablet for kids arrived at our house for review.   We had the original LeapPad which we all enjoyed, and had actually shared with some friends of ours not long ago.  I was very intrigued by the release of the 3rd 'generation' of the LeapPad- toys from LeapFrog were ...

Summer Boredom Busters

summer-boredom-busters

Possibly the most frightening creature that rears it’s head in the summer months are bored children.  I write this and we still have many weeks LEFT of summer... we're at the point where swim team is done, lessons are finished.... and kids are getting bored. They bring with them everything from whining and misbehaving, to ...

GoldieBlox Building Toys for Girls #lookatgoldie #giveaway

building-toys-girls

Last Christmas, we gave our youngest daughter 2 GoldieBlox sets.  It was the beginning of something beautiful.  Building toys- for GIRLS- that aren't super girlie, and aren't dumbed down.  My kids LOVE building toys.  All 3 of them.  My younger 2 are more into it than my oldest, but she still enjoys building too. Many ...

A Day in the Life of Our Tend Toddler

Day in the Life of a Tend Toddler Pin

What's a day like in our home? For our kids? Gee, I never really stopped to think about it, because, aren't "typical days" kinda boring? That's what I thought before I had the wonderful opportunity to be involved in a video project with Huggies. The camera crew arrived and set up in our house, and the ...

#BuildABoxtrollSweeps: Enter to Win! #TheBoxtrolls

build-a-boxtroll-sweeps-#buildaboxtrollsweeps

We are just over a month out from the premiere of The Boxtrolls movie. My family cannot wait to see this movie- if you remember, we've been reading the book that the movie is based on, Here Be Monsters (The Ratbridge Chronicles). The Boxtrolls promises fantasy, whimsy, ingenuity and, of course, a whole lot of ...

Surface Pro 3 $150 Off for Students #WindowsChampions #backtoschool

surface-pro-3

Microsoft is offering $150.00 off Surface Pro 3 for college students between August 3 and September 6 to help them get the tablet that can replace a laptop for a great price. It’s the perfect classroom companion for any student: just click in one of the colorful Type Covers to turn out a term paper, ...