S’mores Snack Mix {with video}

S'mores Snack Mix - This Mama Loves

One of my favorite things about summer includes having tons of fun adventures with my family.  In town, on the road, or even far enough away to fly... exploring things together is a favorite thing to do. Of course, one part of adventures is almost always a snack....and s'mores are a summer staple for us-- ...

The Importance of Play for Kids

The Importance of Play for Kids- This Mama Loves

The Importance of Play for Kids  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 ...

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. Easy Easter Centerpiece Craft Idea 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, ...

Quick weekend in San Francisco and Napa #MangiaMoment

Quick Weekend in San Francisco & Napa- This Mama Loves

Quick Weekend in San Francisco and Napa 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, ...

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

This post was supposed to be sponsored by Snack Pack® via Mode Media for 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, ...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

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

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 movie comes to theaters March 25! 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 ...

Speed Queen Washer Dryer #Giveaway #SpeedQueenHome #LaundryDayLove

Speed Queen Washer Dryer Giveaway This Mama Loves

Last summer, we visited Ripon, Wisconsin and got to tour the factory where Speed Queen laundry machines are made.  Then we were elated to have our very own machines brought to the house and set up by a small business near our home, and my laundry time has been much happier. We've shared some fun ...

Parent confessions of the yucky kind. Sick just got real.

Parental confessions- sick just got real - This Mama Loves

As a mom of 3 kids close together in age, I've seen some really gross stuff. Let's face it, babies who spit up, drool, and use diapers that may or may not leak at the most inopportune times, can be gross.  That's just before they get mobile.  Then they start putting things in their mouths ...