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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 [...]



Red Velvet Cookies and Cream Milkshake

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Is it just me, or did we have the weirdest winter? One minute we had a blizzard and the next minute we had 50 degrees and sunshine! I am not a licensed professional but I think Mother Nature was a bit bipolar! Now spring is here and I can get those winter clothes put away. [...]

The Importance of Play for Kids

The Importance of Play for Kids- This Mama Loves

Kids play.  That's how they learn. Even the biggest supporters of early schooling are realizing that kids learn through play. It's their job.  It's how they figure out the world, and all of the things in it.  Kids NEED play.  It's so important for their development! This post is brought to you by our friends [...]

Fueling Dreams of Young Athletes

Fueling Dreams of Young Athletes

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/POWERADE. I look at my daughter Ella, who is turning 12 in a few weeks and I see her big dreams and all her potential.  Everything she does is done with all she has, all her heart.  She works hard at academics and earns good grades, she is on [...]

Easy Easter Centerpiece Craft Idea

Easy Easter Centerpiece Craft Idea- This Mama Loves

This easy Easter centerpiece post brought to you by The Hershey Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. One of the things my kids love to do is to help make the table special.  Making the table special can be on a random Tuesday for lunch, or it can [...]

Quick weekend in San Francisco and Napa #MangiaMoment

Quick Weekend in San Francisco & Napa- This Mama Loves

The first weekend in March I could be found flying to San Francisco along with some amazing other bloggers and 5 winners (and their guests) from Bertolli's #MangiaMoment sweepstakes. We spent one night in San Francisco and one night in Napa.  I've never been to either place so for me, knowing how super limited my time [...]

One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe- This Mama Loves Blog

Our family loves fajitas and tacos and honestly most Mexican food.  We also love pasta and a few weeks ago we decided to bring the two together with an easy week night meal that we've made EVERY week since because everyone loved it so much!  I'm not sure what makes this my favorite - that [...]

March Madness Pizza Deals

March Madness Pizza Deals- This Mama Loves

If you follow any kind of college basketball, you know that March means March Madness.  It's tournament time.  Brackets are online and in the paper, and everyone's talking about how their favorite school or alma mater will do. With brackets come games and with games Regardless of who your favorite team is to watch, chances are, [...]

Mr. Weenie’s Sweet Salty Puppy Chow Mix

Sweet Salty Puppy Chow Mix- This Mama Loves

In celebration of OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY coming to BluRay/DVD,  I had to do something fun with my kids. We love to plan themed snacks and activities around animated movies -what better way to get excited for fun family movie time than making amazing snacks and doing some activities? We put together these cute and simple Snack [...]

Easter Bunny Pudding Cup Craft Idea

Bunny Pudding Cup Craft- This Mama Loves

Thanks to Snack Pack® for sponsoring today’s pudding cup craft post! We've done monsters and we've done a fun pudding bar... and now it's almost Easter and spring is upon us.  We're all ready for some fun- outside fun, specifically, with spring coming finally and the end of long, dark days inside. This bunny-themed pudding cup [...]

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Poster- This Mama Loves

I'm looking forward to this one- when the first movie came out in 2002 (I wasn't even married yet- whoa!!) I loved it.  Romantic comedies are my favorite kind of movie. My absolute favorite. I love to laugh and have warm fuzzies. Plus, a big, loud crazy family like the Portokalos family?  That's like my [...]