Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers - This Mama Loves

Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers #BigFatNotebooks

It's hard to believe but we are already wrapping up the first quarter of middle school for the oldest MiniMartin and I'm happy to report that it wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be!  I mean it's been really scary for me- but she's been breezing through it and having a [...]

Good Friends Just Click

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The Smurfs: A Magical Adventure (Giveaway & Sneak Peek)


Get your Smurf on!!!!  I LOVE. LOVE, LOVE the Smurfs.  This is my all time favorite cartoon from childhood.  There is just something so endearing about the Smurfs in their little Smurf village.  Ahh, I just long for the times when this was the most violent cartoon on Saturday mornings.  My love of all things Smurf [...]

FREE Lunch Kit from Toys R Us

Through Saturday, July 9th, Toys 'R Us is offering a FREE lunch kit ($9.99 value) with any backpack purchase of $12.99 or more! That's a great deal! Babies 'R Us is carrying a limited selection of backpacks and lunchboxes for this sale also! Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about School Supplies? [...]

Fotobounce for Photo Storage & Sharing @Fotobounce

We have so many ways to store and share photos today, its a wonder we can find any images we're looking for at all!  Just thinking off the top of my head, I have photos on my cell phone, my just-stopped-using cell phone, my tablet, my husband's cell phone, photo CD's, some DVD's, our external [...]

Kid Summer Fun: Kidorable Towels & Discount Code

The lake, the pool, the ocean- this time of year, kids are getting WET and Kidorable offers an adorable line of fun and functional towels to dry the kids off and get them warmed up!!  Offered in Lucky Cat (as pictured below) and 9 other super cute, super fun styles, these towels are just the [...]

Q&A with Larry the Cable Guy- and Tow Mater Cupcakes (recipe)

 While in LA for the Cars 2 premiere, I had the opportunity to participate in group interviews with some of the stars, including noneother than Mater himself, Larry the Cable Guy.  Larry (Mr. The Cable Guy?) was just so down to earth, so funny, and I loved listening to him talk about Mater, about the [...]

Learning Resources Jumbo Zoo Animals (Giveaway)


sThese Jumbo Zoo Animals from Learning Resources are great. Very realistic details, and a nice size for little hands to manipulate and explore with.   The animals come in a set of 5, including a monkey, zebra, hippo, penguin and polar bear.  These are not the plastic animal figures from when I was a kid that [...]

Kmart Deals

Here are a few highlights for this weeks Kmart ad. To get the complete list of match-ups, check Just Trying To Save Money. ***Special Note for Kmart*** Kmart has a Shop Your Way Rewards Member Loyalty Card that you will want to make sure you are signed up for. It is FREE and just like [...]