Surfs Up 2: WaveMania DIY No Sew Beach Bag #SurfsUp2 #SurfsUp

This post has been sponsored by our friends at Surfs Up 2 and Walmart. All opinions are my own. In case you have not heard, Surfs Up 2: WaveMania came out on DVD & Digital January 17! If you have been waiting for the perfect family flick, this is it.  Perfect for a family movie night, ...

Family Friendly TV: Growing Up McGhee #GrowingUpMcGhee #WatchUPandWin

 “This post is sponsored by UP TV; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.” Our life is never dull.  With a house full of kids I don't think dull, quiet, or boring is ever a proper description for our life.  We often compare having 3 boys each a year apart with what it might be ...

A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

In the day to day chaos of a busy life, it’s hard to keep track of simple things that are important.  Seeing the negativity and division that is so present in the world today, sometimes we all need a touchstone to remind us of love, loyalty and devotion.  That’s a dog’s purpose.  Dogs love us unconditionally ...

Chocolate & Coconut Snowball Truffles Recipe: #TheSecretLifeofPets Snowball Treat

Chocolate and Coconut Snowball Truffles Recipe from This Mama Loves

Chocolate & Coconut Snowball Truffles Recipe: Secret Life of Pets Snowball Treat One of my entire family's favorite movies this summer was The Secret Life of Pets.  Maybe it's because we're animal lovers, but this movie hit all the right chords. We humans can FINALLY know what our pets do all day when we're not with ...

Holiday SING movie trailer plus #SINGmovie in theaters December 21

Holiday SING movie trailer plus #SINGmovie in theaters December 21 I've been hearing about the SING movie in my house for months, usually in the form of "Mommy, can we go see SING movie now at the movie theater?" and it's getting closer.  We have about a month to wait but it's coming up fast! We ...

Digital HD release of #TheSecretLifeofPets movie today! #PetsPack

One of our favorite traditions is to have family movie night on Thanksgiving Eve. Usually my husband gets out of work early, the kids have a half day, and since no one has to get up and moving too early on turkey day itself, we can stay up a little bit late. This year, we're ...

Inspire Kids to Gift Kindness at the Holidays #NorthPoleNinjas #giveaway

Teaching Kids to Gift Kindness at Christmas

Inspire Kids to Gift Kindness at the Holidays with North Pole Ninjas Bring kindness back to Christmas! Thanks to our friends at Penguin Young Readers for sponsoring today's post about inspiring kids to gift kindness. I'm always up for reading new books, and when it comes to kids' Christmas themed books, I'm a sucker. I won't even lie. ...

Finding Family for the Holidays + Finding Dory Scavenger Hunt Printable #FindingDory

Finding Dory Scavenger Hunt printable from This Mama Loves

Finding Family for the Holidays plus Finding Dory Scavenger Hunt Printable When we first met Dory, she helped her new friend Marlin find the way to his son, Nemo. That was back in 2003.  Fast forward to summer 2016, when we again meet Dory loving her newfound adopted family (Marlin & Nemo), but something's not quite ...

Reasons to Listen to More Music #NOW60fav #NOW60

Reasons to Listen to More Music Music is amazing, isn’t it? It gets us excited about our day and it helps us feel when we can’t express our emotions. Listening to music is usually something positive and can help us in more ways than we know. Here are some reason you should listen to more music. Motivation When ...