Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Chocolate

Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Last week I had the incredible opportunity to travel to North Carolina and visit the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, learning about the heritage of Salem and the history of chocolate.  This was the last of our stops on our chocolate history tour with American Heritage Chocolate.  It could not have been a more beautiful ...

PlaySkool Party and Let’s Imagine Elmo

PlaySkool Let's Imagine Elmo

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Playskool.  I received product samples to facilitate my party and review, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.  All opinions are my own. I recently hosted a Playskool party in my home for my sons, a few of ...

UFO toy gift idea #VectroninSpace

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Ever been stuck scrambling around Christmas shopping at the last minute, only to find all of the “hot item” must-have-toys of the season are all sold out??   I have.   Anyone that’s been in this boat before knows the importance of getting  a head start on the holiday madness, and snubbing those  cool toys before the masses get ...

Friends turns 20: Central Perk Roast #8OClockCoffee #Friends20

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I still miss Friends. I do. I know it's been gone a long time but I loved that show, I loved the cast and the characters and I kind of came into my own as an adult while watching Phoebe, Chandler, Monica and the gang. I grew to love coffee while watching Friends. Plus, it ...

Norwich Spa at Foxwoods

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Sometimes it's nice to do a little something special for yourself. A little spa time, for example. Now, I have gotten pedicures every now and then for several years.  My friend Lisa and I were invited to the Norwich Spa at Foxwoods to enjoy their Pedi-Colada experience.  I think we're both absolutely ruined for other pedicures ...

Fisher Price Smart Stages Laugh &Learn Chair

Smart Stages Chair Level 3

This post brought to you by Fisher-Price. All opinions are 100% mine. Recently I received a Fisher-Price Smart Stages Laugh & Learn Chair for my boys to try out.  One thing I can say for sure is that there has been a lot of laughing and learning in our house these last few days! Fisher-Price Laugh & ...

Pull-Ups and Potty Training

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I recently returned from a quick trip to beautiful Wisconsin and the first ever on-site event at the Kimberly Clark headquarters.  Kimberly Clark is located in Neenah, Wisconsin and the great people at KC make Pull-Ups training pants as well as many other products we all know and love.  I was so fortunate to travel ...

Fun ways to spark conversation with your kids

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How many of you have asked your kids a question and gotten a one word answer?   How many of you have carefully worded your question so that the response will clearly need more than a one word answer?   How many of you have kids who can still turn any question into a one word answer?   That happens here ...

A Historic Chocolate Tour of Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Fall is by far my favorite time of year and fall in America means harvest time.  This past weekend, as part of a paid SocialMoms and American Heritage Chocolate blogging program, I had the opportunity to visit Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, and attend the annual Heritage Harvest Festival.  We celebrated the harvest and the legacy ...

Hello, love. #HelloKeurig #Giveaway

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Ask my kids what happens before mommy has coffee in the morning.  All three will tell you that NOTHING happens before mommy has coffee.  I've often heard whispered conversations trying to figure out if I have indeed had any or all of my first cup of coffee, or if the question is better left unasked ...