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]

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]

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]

Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah + Win 4-Pack of Tickets!

The boys and I love visiting our local museums. A couple weeks ago we got the chance to visit the Natural History Museum of Utah with some other local bloggers. I’d never visited the Natural History Museum of Utah so I had no idea what to expect. The boys and I had a wonderful time… [read more]

LEGOLAND California! Tips to Save Money and Have a Blast!

Spring and Summer are the perfect time to get your family out of the house and hit some fun destination spots! One of my favorite places to visit with my boys is San Diego, California. Having spent the first 20 years of my life in San Diego, it holds a very special place in my heart…. [read more]

Skip the Training Wheels! Strider Balance Bike Review

A sample product was provided at no cost to facilitate this STRIDER Balance Bike review. STRIDER Balance Bike Review We are a big outdoors family, which means my husband is excited for when our son can go out and do things with us, especially bike riding. So, when our son started getting older and enjoyed… [read more]

Outfits You’ll Love – The Children’s Place 2016 Spring Line!

Disclosure: Thank you to The Children’s Place for providing a gift card to help facilitate this post of The Children’s Place 2016 Spring Lines for kids! I am sitting here working on my computer and I am dreaming of the warmer weather of spring.  Right now it is snowing here in Utah. Again!  I am… [read more]

Lots of Giggles with Monkey Up! In Theaters NOW

Thanks to Air Bud Entertainment for sponsoring this blog post. My kids are HUGE fans of the Air Bud movies. There is just something about anthropomorphic animals that just fascinates children. Now, the creators of the beloved ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Buddies’ films are proud debut an all-new family movie, MONKEY UP, on Digital HD January 19, 2106… [read more]

10 of the Year’s Best Family Games for Family Game Night!

10 Best Family Games for Family Game Night Family game night is one of my favorite ways to build great memories as a family. Some of my favorite, and most hilarious, memories from my own childhood are playing games with my family. Playing games together as a family builds important life skills like knowing how… [read more]

Get creative with Shopkins Kinstructions and Activity Toys – Review

Disclosure: A sample was provided to facilitate this review. All opinions are honest and are my own. I have two daughters, one 8 and one almost 4, and they are obsessed with Shopkins.  And I mean obsessed! Shopkins are super cute, tiny characters that live in a big shopping world!  These cute little characters come in… [read more]

25 Awesome Gifts for Kids! – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: I received samples of featured items to facilitate this post. Affiliate links are present. Should you purchase through my links I will receive a small commission and you’ll receive a big THANK YOU from me! 25 Awesome Gifts For Kids The countdown to Christmas is on! We are keeping our Christmas fairly low key this… [read more]

Give the Gift of Pley LEGO Rental – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: I was provided a Pley LEGO rental subscription in exchange for this blog post. My boys love to play with LEGOs. Unfortunately, we only have a few LEGO sets because the big sets my son always asks for are just so expensive! We have bought him a few sets, but our general rule for gifts… [read more]

How We Messed Up Our Kid’s Teeth and What We’re Doing To Fix It #Listerine

Disclosure: I taught my child the importance of oral health care with LISTERINE® Smart Rinse, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #LISTERINE We are no strangers to dental drama. Learning proper dental hygiene for yourself is one thing. Learning proper dental hygiene for your kids is an entirely different ball game. Ironically, our… [read more]