25 Amazing Kids Books For Black History Month

February is Black History Month here in the US. Having formerly been a preschool teacher and a homeschool mom, and a former and current lover of history, cultures, and the people who’ve lived them, I put together a list of some of my favorite kids books for Black History Month. The children’s African folktale books… [read more]

Escape Cold in Kissimmee, Florida + Win a Florida Vacation for 4!

Don’t forget to scroll down to enter to win an awesome vacation to Kissimmee, Florida! It has been cold and snowy here in Utah! I’ve only spent seven or so winters here in my life, but I can safely say that this has been the snowiest of them all. As of this morning, we’ve had… [read more]

Six Easy Tips for Getting Baby to Sleep

A couple weeks ago I talked about the importance of a sleep schedule for your infant or toddler. Today I wanted to revisit a few additional tips for getting baby to sleep. Sleep deprivation is one of the hardest things to deal with as a new mom. You’re tired and drained, making your mood low,… [read more]

Lots of Giggles with Monkey Up! In Theaters NOW

Thanks to Air Bud Entertainment for sponsoring this blog post. My kids are HUGE fans of the Air Bud movies. There is just something about anthropomorphic animals that just fascinates children. Now, the creators of the beloved ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Buddies’ films are proud debut an all-new family movie, MONKEY UP, on Digital HD January 19, 2106… [read more]

Immune-Boosting, Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe This post contains affiliate links. Ugh… I think my boys are getting every single virus that is going around. Since moving to Utah from Louisiana in July we seem to be on a 2 weeks on 2 weeks off schedule with colds and stomach viruses. I don’t know what the deal is!… [read more]

10 of the Year’s Best Family Games for Family Game Night!

10 Best Family Games for Family Game Night Family game night is one of my favorite ways to build great memories as a family. Some of my favorite, and most hilarious, memories from my own childhood are playing games with my family. Playing games together as a family builds important life skills like knowing how… [read more]

The Importance of a Sleep Schedule for Your Infant and Toddler + Candide Baby Crib Mattress Review

Sleep Schedule for Your Infant or Toddler A lot of modern parents balk when they hear the words “sleep schedule”. Actually, I’m not sure balk is strong enough language. How about this: A lot of modern parents scorn the phrase “sleep schedule for your infant”. I think of myself as a balance between the progressive parent… [read more]

Cranberry Pomegranate Sparkling Punch Recipe #SparklingHolidays

Cranberry Pomegranate Sparkling Punch This Christmas is a special one for my husband’s family. For the first time in many years all his siblings and their families will be here in Utah together…for Christmas. Even his younger brother flew with his wife and three young children from Australia. While the reason for the great gathering is… [read more]

Thai Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Recipe #SahaleInspired

Thank you to Sahale Snacks for inspiring and sponsoring this recipe!  Thai Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Recipe   It has been 9 days since we moved into our new house. –We’ve been living with my in-laws for the last 5 months since we moved to Utah from Louisiana.–  Moving is chaos, pure unadulterated chaos (I… [read more]

Is Your Child’s Development on Track? Answers from an Expert + Giveaway!

Disclosure: Thank you to VTech for providing a sample for review. One of my favorite parts of parenthood is watching my children hit their developmental milestones. Occasionally, if you’re paying attention, you can see them make a cognitive or developmental leap. Our youngest, for example, has been a relatively late (compared to his two older… [read more]

It’s Moving Day! #FullHomeHappyHome + $100 Giveaway

I was afraid this day would never come! If you’ve been following my blog or social media pages, then you know that last summer in July we said goodbye to Louisiana, to our 3 year home, and to Air Force life and moved back to my husband’s home state of Utah. We have been living… [read more]

Beyond the Mug and Apron – Custom Photo Gifts and Prints from Minted

Disclosure: I will receive a gift card thank you from Minted.com in exchange for letting you all know about their cool custom art gift ideas. Also, the links below are affiliate links. I get a small commission if you purchase through these links. Thank you! Last spring The Husband and I went to New Orleans… [read more]

Just Dance 2016 for Endless Family Fun and Fitness – #HolidayGiftGuide

“Mom! It’s Just Dance! Please, can we get it, please!!!” This came from my 5 year old and 8 year old sons just last week as we walked through a store. Generally, asking mom to buy things when we are out shopping is frowned upon. In keeping with living frugally, we try to stick to… [read more]

Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Expectant Parents – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: I received samples of the featured items to facilitate this gift guide. This blog post contains affiliate links. A big THANK YOU if you choose to shop through these links! Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Expectant Parents I love buying baby gifts! I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t. Even though my… [read more]