Empowering Kids by Teaching Them to Make their Own School Lunch

Thank you to Sprout’s and Box Tops for sponsoring this conversation! Happy New School Year! We have had such an amazing summer! I’m not sure I’ve ever packed so much fun into two months before. But..(you knew it was coming, right?) I need some rest. I started summer completely burned out. Now, I’m looking forward… [read more]

I’m Thrilled to be a Generation Graco Blogger! #ExtendTheTrip

Thanks so much to Graco for sponsoring this announcement! I’m kind of in love with baby gear. Just ask my sisters or my sisters-in-law…or you can just rifle through all the baby gear reviews on my site. LOL I can’t help myself though. I grew up with 10 younger siblings. My entire youth was spent surrounded… [read more]

Creamy Berry Probiotic Kefir Pops Recipe!

A big thank you to Smucker’s for sponsoring today’s Probiotic Kefir Pops recipe! My boys have been eating these like crazy this summer! I started making milk kefir for my family a couple years ago. Kefir is a fairly unique probiotic drink. Made from milk, it contains an almost unparalleled amount of beneficial bacteria. (Yes, some… [read more]

Disneyland Tickets Discount! 3 Days Left!

I know, I know, I’m totally out of my regular schedule with this blog post, but I couldn’t pass up telling you about this sale. Discount Disneyland Tickets! With the price of Disneyland tickets increasing almost as fast as the temperatures in Southern California, any discount on Disneyland tickets is a welcome relief! This week… [read more]

Enjoying a Family Vacation in the Algarve

Summer is finally here and the task has fallen upon you to organize your family vacation, with all the tribulations that it brings! You like a good old fashioned road trip, but the kids aren’t up for all that time in the car. Why not try something a little different and broaden your horizons? Venture… [read more]

Easy Product Swaps for a Healthier Life

Disclosure: Some samples were provided to facilitate this article. I see memes and articles on Facebook all the time decrying all the info we receive about what we need to do to become better parents and better individuals… “Eat this and that.” “You must let your child do this.” “You must not let your child do… [read more]

Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island + Hotel Stay Giveaway!

  There is just something about the power and majesty of a waterfall that fascinates and captivates the human psyche. I took this shot a few weeks ago at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon on the way back from the anniversary trip The Husband took me on to Park City, Utah. I’ve been to… [read more]

Kidbox Style Delivery Service for Kids Puts the Happy Back in Shopping! #UnpackHappy

I’m a big fan of hand-me-down clothes for my boys. Reduce, ReUse, Recycle, right?! But those clothes have got to start somewhere, and I feel like I’m always shopping for clothes for my oldest. It’s either another season, or he’s grown out of his old clothes. I’m not a big fan of shopping in stores… [read more]

Road Trip With Kids: Tips, Games, Car Hacks to Save Your Sanity

Thank you to those brands who provided samples for this Road Trip with Kids article. Our collective sanity thanks you! Going on a road trip with kids can be overwhelming for parents, particularly if your kids don’t have a lot of practice spending hours or days upon end in the car. As spring turns to… [read more]

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. 🙂 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]