Sesame Street Live is coming to Bossier City, Louisiana! Promo Code + Giveaway!

Sesame Street Live, Shreveport, Bossier City Let's Dance giveaway

  I’m so excited to announce that Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” is coming to Shreveport / Bossier City, LA February 17 & 18!  Make sure you keep reading for important details about the event including a Sesame Street Live promo code! Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster,… [read more]

Academics’ Choice Winners! Doodle Quest and The SMART Playbook

Doodle Quest game

As we’ve homeschooled this year I’ve been eager to add games to our daily curricula.  While I love games that teach straightforward academic concepts, I always get especially excited when I find a game that teaches more abstract concepts like creativity, perspective taking, and so on. As an Academics’ Choice Advocate and reviewer I was… [read more]

Create “Traintastic” Adventures with Chuggington! – Review

Chuggington Logo

Disclosure: I received the following products for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.   With winter in full swing now what better way to play inside on cold winter days than with winter themed toys!  And the makers at TOMY have an awesome new train set… [read more]

Create Memories with these Classic Hasbro Toys! #HolidayGiftGuide

classic hasbro toys

Give the Gift of Memories with Classic Hasbro Toys Thanks to Hasbro for providing the samples for review! All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.    Some things never get old. And these toys are no exception. All your favorite classic hasbro toys have been reimagined for the new generation of children. My Little… [read more]

Elf on the Shelf 101 for Elf Newbies

Elf on the Shelf 101, Ideas for introducing and picking a name for your Elf on the Shelf, plus free Elf on the Shelf Printables, and Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Chances are you’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf. Santa’s little helper that visits your family during December, delighting children with his mischievous nighttime antics. Well, if you haven’t, this post will certainly be eye-opening.   For the rest of you who are ready to jump on board with your first child now of age… [read more]

Give Your Children the Gift of Christmas Memories #Fab15ToysCGC

She-Ra Castle

That’s me circa 1988! I remember that one year when my sisters and I got a She-Ra Castle for Christmas.  I thought it was the coolest present ever!  My sisters and I played with it until it completely fell apart. There are a few toys from my youth like my She-Ra Castle that, when I… [read more]

Chuggington Rolls into the #HolidayGiftGuide! Chuggington StackTrack – Review

Chugginton StackTrack, Brewster’s Big Build Adventure

Disclosure: I received review samples to facilitate this Holiday Gift Guide post. What little boy’s childhood is complete without a love of trains? Chuggington was one of the first shows Little Brother watched and loved.  With cute characters and great lessons for preschoolers it is a show that, as a mom, I’m all for him… [read more]

#ShareAwesome for Digital Safety and the Chance to Win a $2,500 Scholarship!

Boys at computer

“Mom, that girl is not appropriate.” I turn from the cashier to find my 4 year old pointing to a magazine cover featuring a bare bellied celebrity.  The customers behind me in line chuckled and commented about my young son’s grasp of modesty. It is times like this that I feel a sense of pride that my… [read more]

Kid Approved Healthy Halloween Appetizers!

Halloween Fruit Appetizers

With Halloween just a week away we are having Halloween Parties everywhere! Neighborhood get-togethers, school parties, city celebrations and last week we had a family dinner that was Halloween themed. My sister made Mummy Quesadillas, my mom made a spider web bean dip and I made these adorable healthy Halloween appetizers made from fresh fruit! And not… [read more]

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone + Giveaway!

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone

I’m always on the lookout for fun learning games for my boys!  My phone is filled with educational apps. I’ve subscribed to multiple online educational sites for my boys.  With homeschooling I want to make sure my boys have ample opportunities to learn, and to have fun while doing it. When I was sent the… [read more]

Take a Peek at the #Hasbro Toys Fall Lineup

Hasbro Transformers Age of Extinction toys

Thanks to Hasbro for providing the samples for review! All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.   This past summer saw an excellent line-up of television shows and movies! And my boys were super excited when a box of goodies inspired by those shows and made by Hasbro arrived on our doorstep several… [read more]

How to Create a Homework Station or Homeschool Area in Small Spaces

Create Homeschool Area in Small Spaces

Last Spring I got fed up. Getting my tired 6 year old to do his homework after a long, stressful day at school was one thing, finding a place for him to do his homework was another thing. I couldn’t have him do it at the kitchen table because homework time usually ran into dinner time when I… [read more]

Display Your Kids Art with this DIY Kids Art Wall

Art for Kids Art wall

My kids are at that age when they are bringing home oodles of hand drawn masterpieces from school and creating oodles more works of art here at home.  And, if you have children then you know, hell hath no furry like your child catching you throwing anything away…ever. So I devised a cute Kids Art Wall!  Thus… [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]