How to Make a Mini Pinata

How to Make a Mini Pinata

I have no idea how we are already celebrating Cinco de Mayo!  Where does the time go?!?  Our family loves a celebration and with the 5th of May coming up we're joining our friends and family in their celebration commemorating the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla [...]

Preventing Summer Slide in FUN Ways

Preventing Summer Slide in Fun Ways from This Mama Loves

Summer Brain Quest prizing and samples, along with blog sponsorship, were provided by Workman Publishing. All thoughts are my own. Happy Spring! It's finally looking and feeling like spring here in Connecticut, and spring activities (like softball for bachelorette #2, pictured above) are in full force.  End of school year stuff is starting to pop [...]

It’s Home Buying season-SunTrust Mortgage: With Confidence Comes Understanding

SunTrust Mortgage: With Confidence Comes Understanding – It’s Home buying season!

We are here!  We have finally made it, one careful step at a time, to the point where we can purchase our home.  This is such a huge financial milestone and one we have worked hard towards over the last several years.  When my husband first returned from the military and I was self employed [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Spring Fruit Recipes

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party Spring Fruit Recipes featured photo

It's spring, and I know this because half my house is having seasonal allergies and EVERYTHING in the area is about to explode into buds and blooms. It's marvelous (even the allergies, because it really means spring is HERE!!). I am so ready for fresh fruits and veggies, eating outdoors and all that goes along [...]

Roasted Ranch Chickpeas

Roasted Ranch Chickpeas Recipe from This Mama Loves

Kid #1 is done with meat again. She's gone back to being Vegetarian, and I'm back to thinking a lot about protein sources and keeping her body fueled both for middle school and for gymnastics workouts (sometimes 4 hours in a row). Beans are always my go-to for protein, for all of us, but I [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Spring is here!

I see buds on the trees and the grass is turning a vibrant color, no more muddy brown lawns near me. Spring is HERE! Don't forget to add your own recipes to the linky below. We LOVE seeing what you're cooking in your kitchen! Some of our faves from last week: The CUTEST Lemon Tarts [...]

SING Easter Basket Snacks & Treats

SING Themed Easter Ideas

Easter is quickly creeping up on us in the next few weeks, are you ready? I am always grabbing stuff here and there for various holidays and Easter is NO exception. With only a few weeks away I'm lucky to have set aside a few goodies but what my children love most this year is [...]

Tide purclean World Wildlife and Kristen Bell #CleanPledge #TwitterParty

Laundry is a universal task that we all have to contend with.  It doesn't matter who you are or where you live, you have laundry to do. Some of us have more than others, of course, and some have more laundry challenges in their home than others. In my house, I have 2 gymnasts who [...]

RIO’s Blu and Jewel Party Poppers for Easter

Blu and Jewel Craft Idea Easter Poppers from This Mama Loves

This RIO Movie Night & RIO's Blu and Jewel Paper Party Poppers for Easter post is in partnership with Fox Home Entertainment. All opinions are my own. I fell in love with Blu and Jewel back in 2011 when we first saw RIO in the theater. A comedy-adventure about a rare colorful macaw who acts [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Cute Easter Treats Recipes

Cute Easter Treats Recipes from This Mama Loves

I just realized that not only is next week leading up to Easter, but also school vacation week. I am not ready. I need another week before either event happens. At least we have our Easter menu ready. Ham, overnight French Toast casserole, glazed carrots, and some kind of yummy potato something. The basics are [...]