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]

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]

Our Zion Ponderosa and Zion National Park Vacation!

Zion Ponderosa activities

I can’t believe how fast the summer has flown by!!  Here in Louisiana we have just three weeks until school starts again.  This summer we spent half our summer vacation time in Utah.  If you haven’t ever been to Utah, I highly recommend a visit! After a two-day road trip we started our vacation at… [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]

I’m a National Geographic Kids Insider!

FINAL INSIDER LOGO 500

After all the pictures I’ve been posting from our recent adventures in Zion National Park, I thought it would be fitting to announce that I’ve been chosen to be one of the newest National Geographic Kids Insiders! In case you missed my pictures on Instagram or Facebook here’s a cute selfie of Little Brother and… [read more]