The love of a stuffed animal and #NationalTeddyBearDay

One thing that's an almost universal constant for kids is a stuffed animal to love.  Maybe all aren't legit Teddy Bears, but the concept and overwhelming adoration runs deep for the stuffed friends that our kids grow so attached to. They are playmates and security blankets and so much more... and I'm so happy to ...

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Family Friendly Dinners

Delicious Dishes Family Friendly Dinners- This Mama Loves

Welcome to Delicious Dishes Recipe Party #35! September 6th, you guys. How is this even possible? My little dude finished what we call "birthday season" in our house yesterday, as he turned 9 and ended the 6 weeks of our kids' birthdays in a row. I have a break until October for my husband's birthday!  This week we're ...

Join us for the #PetcoParty talking all about Pet Nutrition September 7!

Join us for the #PetcoParty Twitter Party September 7th! We'll be talking all about pet nutrition (and sharing furbaby pics)! I'll be your host for the party along with our friends at Petco. Come join us to chat about our pets, their nutrition, and some fun prizes! The party will take place Wednesday 9/7 from 6:00 ...

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Fruit Favorites

delicious dishes party fruit favorites

Welcome to Delicious Dishes Recipe Party #34! Can you believe this is the last week of August and September will be here in just a few days?  The summer seemed to fly by for me.  I hope you had a great summer. One thing we noticed last week with our party was there were so many fruit ...

Birthday Pancake Cake: A birthday breakfast the kids can make for someone!

Birthday Pancake Cake Recipe & Instructions- This Mama Loves

Birthday Pancake Cake Right now we are in the middle of what I call birthday season in my family. The kids have birthdays 1-2-3 all in a row, in about 7 weeks time. It gets a little crazy.  The kids have always made ME breakfast on Mother's Day and/or my birthday, as well as for my ...

Helping Middle School Students with Studying

Helping Middle School Students with Studying- This Mama Loves

Helping Middle School Students with Studying with Big Fat Notebooks School's starting in just days, you guys. SCHOOL. We've got (most of) the supplies ready to go- a mile long list for each kid, plus extras that I found on sale to send in... and yet...I'm not ready. This year is different. This year is serious. ...

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party – After School Snacks

Delicious Dishes - After school snacks

After school snacks are featured this week with our Delicious Dishes Recipe Party! Love it or hate it, we're IN back to school season. I mean, we aren't yet, but a week from tomorrow, the buses are going into action in this little town of ours, and the kids will start grades 6 (MIDDLE SCHOOL!), 4 ...

Pasta Kale Skillet Dish

Pasta Kale Skillet Dish/ This Mama Loves

Pasta Kale Skillet Dish All hail the kale! It's all the rage and probably will be for a long time. Packed with nutrients and some fancy schmancy oils or something, it needs to be in your life. You won't be disappointed by this easy kale dish. It's almost a one pot dish, and certainly can be if ...

Felt Parrot Puppet Craft: Mak from The Wild Life

Tuesday Felt Parrot Craft inspired by Wild Life Movie- This Mama Loves

Felt Parrot Puppet Craft~ Mak From The Wild Life This felt parrot puppet craft inspired by Mak, a character from The Wild Life, in theaters September 9 is sponsored by Lionsgate. The Wild Life is coming to a theatre near you, and it is sure to be a fun animated time for kids of all ages. In The Wild Life you will ...

Getting back into the school routine #SickJustGotReal

Getting back into a school routine- This Mama Loves

Getting back into the school routine There’s nothing better than slipping into a summer routine. Sleeping in late, staying up until all hours of the night, adventures and visits and trips, and, well, in our house, that school year schedule flies out the window. We're in the midst of summer mode, and we’re currently trying to get ...