Great toys for summer fun OUTSIDE

ideas for outside fun with kids

Now that the weather's been nicer (finally!!) we've been outside more and more each day.  The kids are filthy and exhausted at the end of each day, and honestly, so are we parents. We've been doing a lot of landscaping work out of necessity because we had to remove 24 trees this past fall/winter for ...

When the yard changes in a bad way….time to start fresh!

oak swing

We had a nice, private yard with a row of huge old white pines along one of our property lines.  Then the recent storms hit- each time, with a different surprise, and knocking out power for a week or so- and tree branches, sometimes whole trees down.  Lightning hit one tree, topping it about 10 ...

“I Had a Great Day With Aqua Leisure Products” Photo Contest (3 winners)

aqualeisure grand prize

We LOVE swimming.  Once our pool is open (and as I type this, my husband is outside adding necessary things to our pool so we can start swimming when the water is warm enough), we are in multiple times per day, until the end of September.  It's a fun, healthy activity that all ages can ...

Wanna Win Something? Giveaway Linky

mavens of money giveaways

2 Cricut Expression 2, 2 KitchenAid 5qt Artisan Stand Mixer OR 2 Canon T3 DSLR (winner gets 2 Cricut, choice other prize!!) Walmart GC 4 winners 2qt Batter Bowl  4 winners Monster High Prize Pack Winner's Choice Laptop (1 blog hosting) Target GC 2 winners Walmart GC 2 winners   Plant Powered 15 cookbook Professional Skin Care System from Toilettree Products – ...

McDonald’s new Premium McWrap- are you lovin’ it? #UnWrapWhatsFresh (Giveaway)

mcdonalds Premium McWrap prize pack

McDonald’s recently introduced the new Premium McWrap and they are hoping everyone will be lovin' it- in fact, they asked me to tell you about the new McWraps to help spread the word.  In light of the new meal-size Premium McWrap combines fresh vegetables, tasty sauces, and juicy grilled or crispy chicken breast filet in a warm tortilla. ...

What time is the right time to talk about long term care?

long term care

This post is part of a series brought to you by Genworth Financial.  What time is the right time to talk about long term care? The answer, my friends, is really, right now. There's not a set time frame, but I can tell you from my own life experience and that of my friends, that ...

Inspire.Create.Do.

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Want to add our button? Paste this HTML Snippet to your sidebar! <a href="http://www.amomstake.com/tag/inspire-linky/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.amomstake.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/inspirebutton.png" alt="A Mom's Take" width="125" height="125" /></a> Inpsire Create Do Linky Party Let’s get started sharing what we are passionate about and be inspired by those around us as well! Here’s all the details for our weekly linky party. What: A place to ...

What are you making for mom? With Mom? As a mom? Mother’s Day Giveaway

cricut mothers day

It's the end of April, and Mother's Day is just a few weeks away.  Back in the day, my mom and I enjoyed doing crafts together. While she's not here to spend Mother's Day with, I'll carry on our tradition of crafting together with my kids- even if it's my own Mother's Day surprise.  It's ...

Tia Mowry’s all new Circle of Moms video series in partnership with Kia

Tia Mowry hosts the fun, enjoyable new Circle of Moms video series in partnership with Kia, along with her Circle of Moms friends Diane and Stacy.  I was asked to watch the latest video from Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR and share it with you.  When I opened the video I was quite pleasantly surprised to see ...