Display Your Kids Art with this DIY Kids Art Wall

Art for Kids Art wall

My kids are at that age when they are bringing home oodles of hand drawn masterpieces from school and creating oodles more works of art here at home.  And, if you have children then you know, hell hath no furry like your child catching you throwing anything away…ever. So I devised a cute Kids Art Wall!  Thus… [read more]

Keep Your Family Safe with the Radiation Reducing Pong Cell Phone Case- Review & Giveaway!

Pong Radiation Reducing Cell Phone Case

I’m on my phone…a lot. I answer emails from my phone (Someday I will count all the answerable emails I receive each day. I’m guessing it’s around 30.). I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  I’m Googling the answers to myriads of questions that come to my 7 year old’s mind.  I’m texting pictures, like these I… [read more]

Delicious Raspberry Peach Pie with Cream Cheese Recipe

Raspberry Peach Pie Recipe

I don’t think there is anything as joyous as making something with my own hands. Aside from raising my beautiful, obedient, clean children that is. But I do truly enjoy making great food in the kitchen when I get the chance. ‘So when a friend called an asked me to take some peaches off her… [read more]

Explore the World with the 2015 National Geographic Kids Almanac

2015 National Geographic Kids Almanac

My kids love to explore.  They love to learn about different kinds of animals, different places in the world, and the people who live in those places.  While I’d love to take my kids around the world for first hand experiences, that simply isn’t practical for most families, including ours, to do. That is exactly… [read more]

6 Simple Ways to Help Kids Eat a Balanced Diet

L'il Critters gummy vitamins

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for L’il Critters. I received product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. It can be really difficult to teach kids to eat well.  Kids often start out their foray into solid foods with reluctance and suspicion…. [read more]

Good for For Your Health, Spicy Lemonade #Recipe

spicy lemonade featured image

Thanks so much to Chris Wimmer for today’s guest post! You can read more about Chris and his awesome blog in his bio below.   Summers are the best time of year: Vacations, sun, no rain, and lots of time for family fun. One of the few challenges our family has in Chicago is trying… [read more]

Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch Review and Giveaway!

Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch Review

Vtech has long been on the front lines of innovation when it comes to fun and educational technology for kids.  My kids still love their Vtech Kidizoom Camera that we reviewed last September.  When asked if I wanted to do a Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch review, I knew I had to say yes! Kidizoom Smartwatch Review… [read more]

Back to School Giveaway! $400 in Prizes!

It is with just the slightest bit of sadness that I say goodbye to our summer break. But I have to admit that I’m really excited for my boys to be in school again. I know you’re probably thinking I’m excited to have them out of my hair for a little bit while they are… [read more]

How to build a DIY Kids Climbing Wall!

DIY Kids Climbing Wall, Indoor Climbing Wall Instructions

Today’s awesome DIY is brought to you by The Husband! Our middle son enjoying his DIY Kids Climbing Wall! Imagine a world where children spend summer days outside climbing trees, digging holes, chasing animals, and running races.  The children of this world turn to their imaginations for entertainment and learn to navigate social impasses without… [read more]

We Got a Pet! And He Does NOT like Me…

Betta fish

Meet Joey… As a part of being a National Geographic Kids Insider, PetSmart sent us one of their cool, new National Geographic fish tanks to try out!   We received the National Geographic Aqua Oasis Betta Aquarium .  I love the cool Tutankhamun mask in the background! Of course, you can’t have a cool National Geographic fish… [read more]

10 Reasons NOT to Stop Breastfeeding at 1 year

10 reasons to Breastfeed beyond 12 months, Benefits of Breastfeeding past 1 year

Because breastfeeding is really only now coming back in “style” (I say that in quotation marks, because, really, the health of our children shouldn’t be a cultural fad), not much is known by the general populace about breastfeeding past 1 year. “Now that your child is 1 year old, you can begin introducing cows’ milk.” This… [read more]

Relieve Little Noses with Clearinse Safe Nasal Aspirator

sleeping baby

It is heartbreaking when our little ones are sick.   Some of my most miserable times as a mom have been when my baby, infant, or toddler has been sick.   When baby is sick with nasal congestion it can be so frustrating to know that, if only the nasal congestion could be relieved, baby would be so… [read more]

Blickenstaffs Toy Store – Where You Can #BringTraditionHome

Inside Blickenstaffs toy store

Thanks to Blickenstaff’s for sponsoring this post! It is a pleasure to write about a place my family loves! Stepping in the door of Blickenstaff’s is like revisiting my childhood. There are a few stops that are a must when we visit our family in Provo, Utah.  One of these stops is Blickenstaff’s, a wonderful… [read more]

I Never Thought I Could Homeschool, But…

Why I chose to homeschool

I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but I have officially decided to homeschool.  I never thought I’d be a homeschooling mom.  In fact, I am pretty sure that I’ve said more than once, “I could NEVER do that” in regards to homeschooling.  And yet, here I am. The biggest question in your mind must… [read more]