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]

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]

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]

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]

Relieve Little Noses with Clearinse Safe Nasal Aspirator

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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]

Stylish Modest Womens Clothing at Sweet Salt Clothing – Giveaway

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I can’t tell you how many times I’m out shopping and find myself thinking “this skirt would be perfect if it were a little longer”.  Or “this shirt would be so cute if it had a little higher neckline”.  This is a problem that I encounter probably every shopping trip.  I like to find items that are… [read more]

Rock N Learn Learn a Language – Review and Giveaway

Rock N Learn Learn a Language review

Summer is in full swing! I hope you and your family are enjoying the couple months off from school.  A few weeks ago I talked about ways to avoid the summer slide.   It is important that kids keep their brains active and learning throughout the summer months when school is out.  It isn’t always easy,… [read more]

Get Healthy Detangled Hair with The Wet Brush – Review and Giveaway

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Disclosure: I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers for The Wet Brush. I received Wet Brush Products to facilitate my review.  I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions and thoughts are my own. I have two daughters and one… [read more]

Build Creativity with Bloco™ – Creative Building Toys for Kids

Bloco Toys - Foam Character building blocks, Creativity Toys

Creativity. When I think of the educational values I want to instill in my boys lots of important things come to mind: knowledge, hard work, persistence, and one more VERY important attribute–Creativity. Finding creative building toys that really engage your children is an exciting thing.  It is even more exciting when that toy also teaches… [read more]

Green Your Wash Routines with Rockin’ Green Soap

Rockin Green eco friendly detergent

As a result of my efforts to live in a way that loves our earth and is human friendly, I discover a wide variety of brands who design their cleaning products to be gentle on our skin and our environment. I first learned about Rockin Green not too long after I started cloth diapering our… [read more]

Identity Theft Protection Tips – Because Knowing is Half the Battle

Identity theft protection tips

Disclosure: I received a sample to facilitate this article.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and are my own. Identity theft protection is a priority in our family. Almost two years ago our house was broken into and we were robbed…twice.  I was 12 weeks pregnant driving my two boys from San Antonio to Utah… [read more]

A Closer Look at Google Spotlight Stories Buggy Night + Moto X Giveaway!

Motorola Moto X phone

Disclosure: Thanks to Motorola and the Google Spotlight Stories team for sponsoring this post and providing the phone for review. Last week I introduced the cool new Google Spotlight Stories for the Motorola Moto X.  Buggy Night is the second story the Google Spotlight Stories team has put together, and it has absolutely captivated my… [read more]