5 Tailgating Party Ideas for a Killer Tailgating Party! #SamsClubTailgating

tailgate party

Disclosure: Thank you to Sam’s Club for sponsoring today’s post and helping me get ready for tailgating this Football Season.   Have you ever walked outside, breathed in the cool autumn air and thought, “Mmm…Smells like football!” If you can’t think of this time of year without thinking about football then I’m guessing you’re no… [read more]

Make a Statement with Jord Wood Watches – Review and Giveaway!

Jord wood watch Men's Delmar Blue

Disclosure: Thanks so much to JORD for sending us one of their fabulous watches to review. All opinions are honest and are entirely my own. Sometimes a subtle statement can be the boldest statement.  Take for instance Jord wood watches… Jord (pronounced “Youd”, Swedish for Earth, Soil, or Land) are an unconventional twist on a… [read more]

My Favorite Christmas Card Designs and Precious Holiday Birth Announcements!

Minted holiday card designs - foil pressed card

Disclosure: As a thank you for posting about their holiday card designs, I will receive product from Minted which is pretty awesome because I’ve always loved their holiday cards! As my husband and I drove along the beautiful Red River here in northwest Louisiana yesterday, it occurred to me that it’s time to start picking out… [read more]

A Look at Our 2nd Grade Timberdoodle Curriculum Review

Timberdoodle Curriculum Review

As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received Reward Points in exchange for a frank and unbiased review. The #1 question I had when researching homeschool was how to find a “good Homeschool Curriculum” <—you don’t know how many times I Googled that very phrase.  As a parent who is completely new to… [read more]

7 Emergency Preparedness Tips for National Preparedness Month #PoweringSafety

Emergency Preparedness with Energizer

Disclosure: Thanks to Energizer for sponsoring today’s Emergency Preparedness discussion! Image Credit: Flickr When I was a kid living in San Diego, California we would watch the massive wildfires burn around our home during the summer and fall months.  Later, in my young adulthood I was living outside Memphis, Tennessee when we had a storm… [read more]

Clean, Healthy air with Luma Comfort AP400W Air Purifier – Review

Luma Comfort AP400W air purifier

Breathing is fairly vital to our existence.  On a scale of 1 to 10–10 being most vital to our existence–I’d give breathing a 10.   Despite it’s importance to our healthy existence, we often don’t give breathing a second thought.  We take for granted that the air we breathe is perfectly adequate for our and… [read more]

How to Create a Homework Station or Homeschool Area in Small Spaces

Create Homeschool Area in Small Spaces

Last Spring I got fed up. Getting my tired 6 year old to do his homework after a long, stressful day at school was one thing, finding a place for him to do his homework was another thing. I couldn’t have him do it at the kitchen table because homework time usually ran into dinner time when I… [read more]

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]