Parenting can be tough.

Last week, my 6 year old came home from school and told me that a child in her class wrote "I hate you (name)" on the whiteboard for everyone to see.  She was very upset for her friend who's name was on that whiteboard, almost in tears as we talked about how that must have ...

8 Tips for Bringing Baby Swimming (#Giveaway)

sams club membership kleenex

Get more swimming in every Sam's® Club Pack of Huggies® Summer's pretty much here (although today is definitely an exception in CT) and with summer comes lots and lots of water play for people of all ages, including babies.  Babies swimming need to have a diaper on, to contain any...um...messes they may produce while in the ...

Purchase a Cuddle Bear Book & Plush to give a “Hug” to a Sick Child AND Help Fight Pediatric Cancer

This is a guest post from my friend Kelly.  She's Jamie's mom, Braeden and Dana's mom, and I want to share her latest endeavor with you. As a way to commemorate what would have been our Jamie's 3rd birthday ( www.jamiesrun.org), our family is organizing a drive to donate copies of the precious book Cuddle Bear and matching Cuddle ...

Can local honey help with seasonal allergies? #ClaritinMomCrew

If you have seasonal allergies, or have someone in your family who suffers from them, you've probably researched ways to help relieve allergy symptoms.  When it became apparent a few years ago that my little guy suffered from seasonal allergies, one of the first things I did was start researching effective remedies.  My kids are ...

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rockstar releases “Lullaby Versions of The White Stripes” #Giveaway

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star just released “Lullaby Versions of The White Stripes” offering instrumental lullaby versions of 12 favorite tracks.  This is one of the 67+ instrumental compilations TTLRS has done with lullaby versions of popular music. I'm actually not familiar with The White Stripes, but looking around on the TTLRS site, there are many, many albums ...

Glad Black Bag Craft Blog Tour: turn trash to TREASURE!

The Glad Art Auction lasts from April 16th through April 26th, and there are some truly amazing works of art on there. I'm in love with the Chimpanzee art, perhaps inspired by my newfound love of chimpanzees!?  Be sure to check it out.  There are just a few days left.  Turning trash to treasure can ...

Suzy Sirloin offers natural, hormone free beef

With all of the press surrounding beef lately, it's more important to me than ever to find the safest, most natural products to feed my family.  The "pink slime" just grosses me out, and left us feeling like we'd been failing our family.  It was perfect timing when Suzy Sirloin reached out to ask if ...

A decision almost every parent must face: Stay at Home, Work from Home or Work Outside the Home

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a mom.  It's just something I knew, deep down, that I wanted.  I also knew I wanted a LOT of kids, although thankfully for my sanity, God gave me the number of kids I'm meant to have, and am able to handle (most of the time, ...

Chimpanzee Red Carpet Premiere Today plus a FREE Educator’s Guide and FREE Activity Book! #DisneyGlobalEvent

I am SO excited to see Chimpanzee today...and MEET *the* Jane Goodall!  In honor of the movie coming out next week, Disneynature has put together a free Chimpanzee Activity Book for us! Disneynature also put together an Educator's Guide  which is great for teachers and homeschoolers!

Ultimate Baby Shower $2500 Baby Nursery #Giveaway

Having a baby means buying or acquiring lots of baby necessities.  The crib, a place to put their clothing, something for them to wear, the cost can rise very high, very quickly.  A great group of bloggers and companies have come together to give away...everything! Just check out this prize list!   Nursery Furniture: Crib and Dresser- Sponsored ...