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]

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]

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

sleeping baby

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]