American Girl is about more than just beautiful dolls that have all the best accessories. American Girl creates in-depth characters that provide a fun way for girls to learn about American history. Each of the BeForever™ American Girl characters are from a different time, and their stories reflect the trials and triumphs of that generation. The newest character, Melody Ellison, continues the […]
It’s that time of year when parents take a look at their kids closet and realize, “My child grew 2 inches since they wore these clothes. Nothing fits!” That’s right, it’s time to go back to school clothing shopping. And if your child is anything like mine, they have some pretty distinct opinions of what they will and will not wear.
American Girl recently launched a brand-new line of dolls, the Wellie Wishers and my American Girl-loving daughters were thrilled to receive a couple of dolls and books to review. American Girl Wellie Wishers There are five Wellie Wishers dolls from American Girl, and each is completely adorable. Named for the colorful wellies the girls wear, these friends spend […]
When the heat index reaches triple digits, the best way to enjoy a cup of coffee is ice cold. A refreshing way to start the day or a cool break mid-day, iced coffee is the way to go. Because one doesn’t always have the time (or the patience) to brew and cool an iced coffee […]
It’s a Florida catch-22. It’s too hot to play outside in the middle of the day, but it is too buggy to play outside in the (slightly) cooler evenings. In order to enjoy more of the great outdoors this summer, we have taken steps to get rid of mosquito problem in our yard and protect […]
Dad is really just a big kid. This has never been more clear to me than as my daughters discovered the world of Star Wars. While Dad was always willing to sit and play dolls when asked, he is thrilled when he is asked to play Star Wars action figures with the girls. Imagine his excitement […]
Gadgets. There are not shortage of them in our house thanks to my techy husband. As our daughters have gotten older, it’s easy to see how his love of all things tech has rubbed of on them. The day my husband came home with a Samsung Gear VR that he won at work, all I […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free. All opinions are 100% mine. 66,000 toilet paper tubes. That’s how many toilet paper tubes Americans use approximately every two minutes. 66,000 tubes – every two minutes! The number is crazy, and when you multiply it out the number becomes even more […]
I am raising a serious fashionista. Not only does my eight year old love clothes, but when it comes to fashion she has an opinion about everything. Fit, comfort and style are all very important to her and she is always excited to try on new threads. As much as she loves fashion she was thrilled that I partnered with Kidbox, […]
My kids don’t eat a lot of sandwiches because their lunch of choice is a meat and cheese roll up. I am not sure why they are anti bread (unless it is a dinner roll), but that’s what they like. Because turkey/cheese and ham/cheese rollups are a staple in our house I was intrigued when I learned […]
The end of the school year is an important rite of passage for students of all ages, but for graduating seniors it is a monumental occasion. One that should be celebrated and reflected upon. This year I will wish two special young ladies a happy graduation as they move onto the next chapter in their […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sister Schubert’s®. All opinions are 100% mine. Nothing brings people together faster than good old-fashion conversation. But sometimes getting a conversation started with kids can be tricky. “What did you do today?” “Nothing.” To combat one word answers, I created a family conversation […]
Whether you pack lunches the night before or the morning of, it is a chore. A chore I choose to take on so to make sure I know what my girls are eating during the day. We’ve come a long way in regard to school lunches, but not far enough. Revolution Foods is one company trying […]
One of the greatest things I have done for my family is to start this blog, and then turn it into a business. Blogging professionally isn’t easy by any means, but I love it. And learning to use my voice on various social media channels has been the key to earning a living blogging. Thanks to IZEA, working on the go just got easier with the IZEA App.
Life with eczema is a constant series of itchy, scaly, red patches. It’s miserable. But what’s more miserable than my skin itching, is watching my daughters scratch at their eczema patches. I know firsthand what it is like to itch all of the time, so it breaks my heart to know they are dealing with […]