Harry Potter Interactive Wands at Universal

When visiting Universal Studios of Orlando, Florida, if you are like most people, you are going more to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter than any other section of the parks. Both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios have sections of the park dedicated to the Harry Potter films and books where you can easily [...]

Homemade Baby Cereal Bars with Fruit

Homemade Baby Cereal Bars with Fruit

We bought a lot, I mean A LOT of baby cereal when the boys were babies.  We anticipated they would eat a lot of it and they did but it wasn't always as "cereal".  We used it in lots of recipes.  One of their favorites, actually this was a favorite of their big brother and [...]

Greet Your Baby with a Special Message #giveaway

Greet Your Baby with a Special Message

There isn't much that fills you with the kind of anticipation as waiting to meet your unborn child.  Becoming a parent, whether it's for the first time or the fifth, is an amazing experience and the days and weeks leading up to that moment are filled with so many feelings for the whole family.  Just [...]

Join us for the #PetCaress #TwitterParty May 9

pet caress party #petcaress

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pet Caress, LLC From Human to Animal® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love animals (which is good, since the number of animals in our family care grows almost daily) and I love hearing all about your pets! I will be co-hosting the Pet [...]

AMEX & Hilton HHonors Cards help achieve family travel goals

AMEX & Hilton HHonors Cards help achieve family travel goals

I am excited to partner with American Express and Hilton for this sponsored opportunity to make my family travel goals and summer trip to Orlando happen. Most of us are happy to travel to different places.  Maybe you just love to travel back to your childhood hometown. Maybe you love to travel the world. One obstacle for [...]

Cat ear headphones: Fun, functional and funky!


This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Brookstone to review this cat ear headphones product. Cat Ear Headphones: Fun, Functional & Funky! For adults and many teens, there are so many different ways to express your personal style: what you wear, what you [...]

Debunking Bedwetting Myths


This post is sponsored by GoodNites® Brand. All opinions are my own. Bedwetting – or nighttime wetting –is a very stressful issue for many children and parents during the preschool years and often beyond. When I was little, I can remember middle of the night tears, pajama changes, sheet changes, added laundry, and the negative [...]

Oatmeal Crème Pie Kabobs

Oatmeal Creme Pie Kabobs- This Mama Loves

When I was growing up, my mom let us pick a special treat at the store to bring in our school lunches around our birthday week. My favorite was always Little Debbie® Oatmeal Crème Pies. I don't know that there was a specific reason for it, but that was what I chose every single year, and [...]

The strength of a mom- Thank you, Mom : Strong Video

thank you mom strong video pg rio

Mom. A word that means so much to so many. But it’s got one of the shorter definitions in the dictionary: female parent. As if that can sufficiently describe what a mom is. But a mom is so much more. For most of us, mom is strong.  Strength.  How else could we have arrived to [...]

Mother’s Day Movie in theaters Friday, April 29 #MothersDayApr29


This post is sponsored by the theatrical release of Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is May 8, just over a week away. But this coming Friday, April 29, the big-hearted movie Mother’s Day hits theaters.  The new star-studded comedy is a celebration of mothers everywhere.  Three stories, three women reminding us to let go of our [...]