And with the blink of an eye, summer is gone #CherishedChildhood

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It's over.  Summer, that is.  We did something new this summer, the kids and I, and had a blast.  We laughed, we played, we swam (a ton) and learned a lot.  We made new friends, visited with old, and have so many new memories. Memories that I will cherish - and hopefully, my kids will ...

Pretty Poppies for Back to School ($100 Gymboree Giveaway)

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This post about Pretty Poppies for Back to School is brought to you by our fashion forward friends at Gymboree.  I don't even think I have a lot to SAY about these pieces- I think the photos kind of speak for themselves.  Gymboree is known for quality clothing that comes in lines that mix, match ...

Home Depot Kids Workshops are fun and educational #DigIn

home depot kids-workshop

We are a family that does our projects ourselves...we always DIY.  I think we've hired someone to do things exactly three times since we purchased our first home.  Naturally, our kids want to help and be part of our projects, but sometimes those projects just aren't suitable for little ones to be helping.  We try ...

The kids may leave your phone and tablet alone with the MG! (Giveaway)

play mg android based gaming device giveaway

Attention parents! You may get your smartphone back- without having to get your kid their own!  Play MG (M=More G=Game) is an Android based gaming system designed for young people under the age of 18. It's got a nice-sized 4 inch touchscreen and over 60,000 apps to choose from.  Kids can use their own money ...

The Children’s Place Superstar Model Search- have you entered? Have you voted?

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Calling all aspiring – and adorable – models. The Children’s Place is launching its second annual model search this fall to discover its next superstar. Does your little star shine for the camera? Submit a photo of your handsome little man or darling little girl, and he or she just might win a starring role ...

Kidorable Hooded Towels (Discount & Giveaway)

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My kids have kind of outgrown all of our fun towels.  It's kind of sad, for me.  I know they will grow older, but can't they have fun and be super cute while growing older?  I was happy to see Kidorable’s current Hooded Towel promotion.  Adorable and FUN towels that are big enough even for my ...

5 Things I Never Thought I’d Say

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There are many phrases parents don't expect to utter until they have children....here are a few of my current faves!  Parenting sure is fun sometimes! 1. Please don't cut the cat's hair...your sister's hair... the dog's hair...mommy's hair.... 2. Please don't put stickers on your penis. 3.Please don't feed the cat waffles. 4. Please don't feed the baby the dog's food. 5. ...

Yoplait Trix Yogurt Offers Healthy Snack Options for Kids

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We try very hard to offer healthy snack options for our children.  I've struggled with weight my whole life, and I'm trying to instill healthy habits from an early age in the hopes that my children don't follow this particular set of footprints of mine.  One of the things I'm thrilled that my children love ...

Teach kids about money and finances with Tykoon #MoneySmartKid

Tykoon app for kids and money

My kids are getting to the age where they want to buy their own "stuff."  Maybe it's something I won't spend my money on, or maybe it's something they really want and it's not birthday or Christmas time- my husband and I decided that we'd let them start having opportunities to earn some money in ...

I like to call this one, WHAT was she thinking? (Wordless Wednesday)

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Sometimes, as a parent, you really just have to sit there and wonder what on earth could possibly be going through their heads.  This is what our 6.5 year old came down to get help with at 9:30 on Sunday night. 45 minutes it took me, to get that mess undone.   What have YOUR kids done that ...