Quick weekend in San Francisco and Napa #MangiaMoment

Quick Weekend in San Francisco & Napa- This Mama Loves

Quick Weekend in San Francisco and Napa The first weekend in March I could be found flying to San Francisco along with some amazing other bloggers and 5 winners (and their guests) from Bertolli's #MangiaMoment sweepstakes. We spent one night in San Francisco and one night in Napa.  I've never been to either place so for me, ...

March Madness Pizza Deals

March Madness Pizza Deals- This Mama Loves

If you follow any kind of college basketball, you know that March means March Madness.  It's tournament time.  Brackets are online and in the paper, and everyone's talking about how their favorite school or alma mater will do. With brackets come games and with games Regardless of who your favorite team is to watch, chances are, ...

Mr. Weenie’s Sweet Salty Puppy Chow Mix

Sweet Salty Puppy Chow Mix- This Mama Loves

In celebration of OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY coming to BluRay/DVD,  I had to do something fun with my kids. We love to plan themed snacks and activities around animated movies -what better way to get excited for fun family movie time than making amazing snacks and doing some activities? We put together these cute and simple Snack ...

Easter Bunny Pudding Cup Craft Idea

Bunny Pudding Cup Craft- This Mama Loves

Thanks to Snack Pack® for sponsoring today’s pudding cup craft post! We've done monsters and we've done a fun pudding bar... and now it's almost Easter and spring is upon us.  We're all ready for some fun- outside fun, specifically, with spring coming finally and the end of long, dark days inside. This bunny-themed pudding cup craft ...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Poster- This Mama Loves

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 movie comes to theaters March 25! I'm looking forward to this one- when the first movie came out in 2002 (I wasn't even married yet- whoa!!) I loved it.  Romantic comedies are my favorite kind of movie. My absolute favorite. I love to laugh and have warm fuzzies. Plus, a ...

Speed Queen Washer Dryer #Giveaway #SpeedQueenHome #LaundryDayLove

Speed Queen Washer Dryer Giveaway This Mama Loves

Last summer, we visited Ripon, Wisconsin and got to tour the factory where Speed Queen laundry machines are made.  Then we were elated to have our very own machines brought to the house and set up by a small business near our home, and my laundry time has been much happier. We've shared some fun ...

Parent confessions of the yucky kind. Sick just got real.

Parental confessions- sick just got real - This Mama Loves

As a mom of 3 kids close together in age, I've seen some really gross stuff. Let's face it, babies who spit up, drool, and use diapers that may or may not leak at the most inopportune times, can be gross.  That's just before they get mobile.  Then they start putting things in their mouths ...

Hiding Bunny Cupcakes

Hiding Bunny Cupcakes- This Mama Loves

Easter is coming and around here- it also means bake sales, especially at church. I don't know about you but I like fun and fancier items for baking and buying at bake sales, and these little hiding bunny cupcakes are simple to make but have a big wow factor with the surprise inside. We're making them ...

Poptropica Game expands with new Poptropica Book #MysteryoftheMap

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Poptropica is a virtual online world in which kids from 7-13 children take part in adventures that require creativity, persistence, logic, and coordination to solve. It's not new- it's actually been around since 2009. See? Not new...I have just been under a rock. I like to read books before I play games or watch movies ...

Live On Give On Medical Technology Allowing Survivors to Inspire

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    I think that one of the scariest things about problems related to our health is feeling alone.  Whether it's something relatively simple to manage or something major to conquer, learning about or the journey to learn about a health problem is scary when you feel like no one understands what you're going through.  With technology ...