Plan and Preserve Your Vacation Memories with MiMedia + Giveaway

This post is brought to you by MiMedia personal cloud storage and The Motherhood. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. It is just now, as I sat down to write this post, that I realize just how close we are to that time… Family Vacation. This happens every other year in my… [read more]

How I Got my Kids to Read this Summer + Great Summer Reading Books for 3rd and 4th Graders!

Affiliate links are present. If you happen to purchase through one of my links, you may very well just make my day. ­čÖé Classic, Contemporary, and non-fiction reading books for 3rd and 4th graders. I love summer vacation, and I think it is safe to say my kids do too! They love not having the… [read more]

Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Protein Balls Recipe — Kids Love ’em Too!

I hope you enjoy this vegan Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Protein Balls recipe! Our family is constantly in search healthy snacks that are packed with protein and good fats. Given our nut allergies this quest for healthful snacks is often a bit of a challenge. Even more challenging is finding a nut-free, protein packed, healthful, sweet… [read more]

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood!

Two head injuries and rain…. It could have turned out to be a terrible day… But it didn’t! A couple weeks ago, I decided, to be spontaneous, and I planned a last minute trip to California. I wanted to surprise my boys by taking them to the opening day of the new Wizarding World of… [read more]

10 Awesome Ideas to Make Family Dinners FUN!

Tired of the Dinnertime Drudgery? Have you ever sat at the dinner table surrounded by your insane beloved children and asked yourself, “remind me why we are submitting ourselves to this torture”. It is no question that gathering around the table once a day and eating a meal together as a family has it’s benefits…. [read more]

25 Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts and Crafts

I’m a big fan of handmade Mother’s Day gifts. Why? Because Mother’s Day isn’t just about a single person–mom. Mother’s Day is also about the people who made that person a Mother. Whether it’s my 6 year old cutting out the proportionally irregular stick man he drew and taping it to a folded up piece… [read more]

Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah + Win 4-Pack of Tickets!

The boys and I love visiting our local museums. A couple weeks ago we got the chance to visit the Natural History Museum of Utah with some other local bloggers. I’d never visited the Natural History Museum of Utah so I had no idea what to expect. The boys and I had a wonderful time… [read more]

Southern California Vacation with Radisson + Sweepstakes and Giveaway!

Last week, somewhat last minute, I decided to take my boys to Southern California for their spring break! I quickly threw together (a pretty amazing, I have to say) itinerary, and off we went! Unfortunately, The Husband had to work so he was only able to come as far as St. George, Utah with us… [read more]

LEGOLAND California! Tips to Save Money and Have a Blast!

Spring and Summer are the perfect time to get your family out of the house and hit some fun destination spots! One of my favorite places to visit with my boys is San Diego, California.┬áHaving spent the first 20 years of my life in San Diego, it holds a very special place in my heart…. [read more]

Gynoii Baby Monitor with WiFi and Pan-Tilt – Review

Last year I reviewed the original Gynoii Baby Monitor. It was the first baby monitor to allow caretakers and trusted family members to create an account where grandma, grandpa, aunts, and uncles can log in and watch baby’s special moments on their smart device. We loved our Gynoii Baby Monitor! Many times when we were… [read more]

Make Your Tax Return Dollars Work For You! Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan #DataAndAMovie

This Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan┬áshop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias It’s that time of year again. I’m afraid to say it…it’s TAX TIME. I’m not going to ask if you’ve done your taxes yet. I just feel that would… [read more]

How to Make a Borax Crystal Geode – Science Projects for Kids!

Hope you enjoy this borax crystal geode tutorial! With the boys back in public school, and with our long commute time to and from school, it is not often we have the time┬áto do science projects anymore. But the creative juices just can’t be stifled for long, and we were itching to do something creative…. [read more]

The Best Baby Playmats! Best in Padding, Size, Motion, and Activities!

When it comes to buying baby gear, a playmat or play gym is a must-have. These baby activity centers help your child reach important developmental milestones while also giving weary parents a bit of a break. To help us find the best baby playmats, baby product expert and president of Brilliant Kid Products, Kathleen Tomes… [read more]

Our Adventure Snowshoeing in Utah County #SahaleInspired

Snowshoeing in Utah County A few weeks ago it was Valentine’s Day and The Husband’s birthday all in the same week–funny how that happens every single year. Historically, we’ve been pretty boring people when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day and his birthday. (There was that one year, though, when I gave him baby boy… [read more]