5 ways for kids to help clean the house #SwifferatTarget #CleverGirls #sp

ways kids can help clean the house

My little one, like most kids, is great at making messes. It's kind of a gift of little kids. Fortunately for us, we have a little one who also wants to help us keep the house clean. She's always the first to ask "Can I help?" and really, she's a great helper. She just needs ...

Toy storage that makes cleaning up fun! ($150 Prize Pack #Giveaway)

palace pets on mat

A while back, I lost my mind.  I think it was the eleventy billionth LEGO brick I stepped on, or maybe it was the fourteen thousandth article of doll clothing/accessories I found under my pillow.  The toys are taking over my house and it has.to.stop. Toy storage needs to be stepped up. I love my kids. ...

What Every Camper Needs: All-Weather Sleeping Bag #giveaway

Teton Sports Camping Gear

I am excited to start a new series called, What Every Camper Needs. This all-weather sleeping bag review post is brought to you  by our friends at Teton Sports. Camping is a great way to relax, unwind and connect with nature. When camping is mentioned it can evoke very different reactions from people.  Some people camp on mountain tops, ...

THE LEGO MOVIE Review (#Giveaway 2 winners) #TheLEGOMovie #FandangoFamilyRoom

the LEGO MOVIE poster

If you have a Lego fan in your house I am sure that you have heard about THE LEGO MOVIE premiering February 7th. Jenni was lucky enough to have the opportunity to take her two little guys to a screening of the movie this past weekend. Here's what she had to say about this awesome ...

Reading Eggs boosts literacy for kids 3-13 #ReadingEggsUS iPad Mini #giveaway

four year old playing reading eggs

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reading Eggs, a website designed to help children ages 3-13 with reading and literacy skills via games, songs,activities, rewards and more. My older 2 kids, ages 8.5 and 6, are both reading now. Little sister, 4 1/2, is very anxious to read like big brother ...

Personalized Greeting Cards for Valentine’s Day #SendMoreLove

hubby valentine front

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Treat.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I am not one who has time to stand in a card store for an hour to pick that perfect card for anyone.  I used to, and I loved it. But now? Time is money. I also ...

The Minecraft Guide For Parents

The Minecraft Guide For Parents

My son has been playing Minecraft for well over a year.  Since he started playing I have felt as if he is often speaking a different language.  I needed help and along came The Minecraft Guide for Parents, Down-To-Earth Advice for Parents of Children Playing Minecraft from Peachpit Press written by Cori Dusmann.  The day ...

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend #CookieBoss

girl scout cookie weekend

 I am being compensated by GSUSA for my participation in the  National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend campaign as part of my affiliation with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. I'm in my third year as a Girl Scout Leader. My little Brownies are actually selling their cookies now.  I can remember all of the fun I had ...

Pei Wei offers new flavors and entree sizes

pei wei thai lime and chili

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pei Wei Asian Diner for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Pei Wei Asian Diner has resolved to reFRESH nationwide with a new year full of new options! Pei Wei offers a selection menu of fresh, high-quality Asian cuisine featuring 35 fresh, hand-cut ingredients. Who ...

Cuisinart Perfec Temp® 14-Cup Coffeemaker Great for Hosting

cuisinart perfec

Cuisinart sent me their Perfec Temp 14-Cup Coffeemaker to try out.  It is amazing now much the temperature that coffee is brewed at can change the flavor and the entire coffee drinking experience.  We were used to a bland brew from our old maker.  This Cuisinart Perfec Temp Coffeemaker brews a wonderful and hot cup ...