Ditch the Trikes and Training Wheels – Strider Balance Bike Review

Strider balance bike review

Teaching my oldest son to ride a bike has been much harder than I ever anticipated it would be.  I just figured my son would hop on his bike, I’d hold the back seat and run with him up and down the block for a couple days and then he’d be off, riding on his… [read more]

“Making the Sunscreen Grade” During Back to School with Coppertone


Disclosure: I received product for compensation to write the following from Coppertone My daughter started school back up two weeks ago and I finally think we are starting to get back into a routine around here.  This year was a big year for us.  She started 1st grade which is her first time going all day… [read more]

The portable Joovy Foocot makes camping and sleepovers a breeze! Review

joovy foocot

Disclosure: As a Joovy Blogger I received the following product at no cost, for review purposes.  All opinions are honest and are my own. The latter half of this summer has been fairly uneventful for us as far as adventures go.  We’ve mostly hung around the house and the pool in an effort to keep… [read more]

From sink to swim, our summer swimming progress. #SwimSteps

It really has been a great summer for us. I kind of threw responsibility to the wind so that I could really enjoy things with my kids! One of the things we enjoyed the most has been our time outside at the pool. I LOVE THE WATER. I can’t help myself. I was raised in… [read more]

Swimways Spring Float Review and Flash Giveaway!

Swimways Spring Float

Summer is winding down folks! My son will start back at school in just two weeks.  Ahh!  I don’t know if I’m ready for that.  I’ve really enjoyed having my boys home, being able to do what we want when we want. I’ve loved taking my boys to the pool (thanks to my little sis…. [read more]

Fairy Tales Hair Care Sun and Swim – Review

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Having a pool available for summer fun can be a lifesaver!  Let me tell you, it gets HOT here in Louisiana.  I know I can’t compete with y’all Arizonans, but when you throw in a boatload of humidity like you get around here no one really wants to be outside…unless they’re outside in the pool…. [read more]

SwimWays floating pool toys make pool time a blast! #SwimSteps

swimways flip float

I can’t believe that our summer break is already half-way over! I’ve been blessed to have my sister staying with my family for the past 5 weeks. With 2 boys and a 5 month old it can be difficult to get anything done. It has been amazing to have an extra set of hands to… [read more]

Our Swimming Progress and What to do when your little one has a fear of the water #SwimSteps

Big Brother Swimming

Hurrah!  Pool season has started! One of my favorite times of the year, I’m hoping to instill in my boys a love of the water.  So far this summer season we’ve been having a fun time visiting different pools.  In a couple days we’ll even be going to the beach! In just the handful of… [read more]

National Learn to Swim Day is Saturday, May 18! Will your kids be celebrating? #SwimSteps


Disclosure: I am part of the SwimWays Swim Steps Swim Team.  As an ambassador I’ve received SwimWays products for review and posting purposes.  No monetary compensation was provided. I can’t tell you how excited my kids are for summer break!  Day after day splashing in the pool.  We are super lucky to have a pool… [read more]

Working towards our 2013 Summer Swimming Goals with SwimWays #SwimSteps Gear

Sea Squirts Swim Assist Shark Vest

Disclosure: As a part of the SwimWays Swim Team Ambassador team I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself.  No monetary compensation was provided. Swim season has officially begun here in the Oh So Savvy Mom family!  The pool is open and we’ve already been once.  Ok, I’ll admit, it… [read more]

Smart Travel Options with Coppertone! – Review

A couple weeks ago was my daughter’s spring break. We didn’t have anything elaborate planned or any big trips, but we did have some fun. We planned a bunch of things to do around our town, and luckily we had nice enough weather to spend most of it outdoors. After our first day out at… [read more]

8 Tips for Creating the Perfect Picnic #HormelFamily

Picnics.  Ah, what a wonderful way to unwind during the spring and summer months.  When I lived in Utah my husband and I loved to drive into the canyon and up to one of our favorite parks.  This particular park was set in the mountains right in between two gorgeous peaks.  It was beautiful, green,… [read more]

HearthSong Spinning Seesaw Review and Giveaway!


Despite the fact that summers in San Antonio can get oppressively hot, I’ve been on the hunt for good backyard toys for my kids.  I had my eye on several inexpensive teeter totters (or seesaws) for my kids and was debating about which one to get.  That’s when I flipped through HearthSong’s online summer catalog…. [read more]

Summer Fun Guide HABA Sand Bucket Scooter Review and GivAway


As it warms up outside and with school being out, my kids have a lot of free time on their hands.  That sometimes brings me a lot of “mom I’m bored” and “mom what can I do now.”  So it’s always nice to have a few new things to play with when these situations come up. Both… [read more]