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Julius Jr. Appisode – Perfect Pirate Day

We just tested out another great new appisode. If you aren’t familiar with what an appisode is, it’s a cross between an app and an episode of a show. It turns those unanswered question from the TV into an interactive experience your kids will love. The award-winning Nick Jr. series Julius Jr. launched its first-ever interactive appisode […]

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Disney Imagicademy: Mickey’s Magical Arts World App

The latest addition to the Disney Imagicademy line up is now available! Mickey’s Magical Arts World is filled with everything to get your child’s creative juices flowing with drawing, costume & movie making, materials, design and music. If you want to see the gameplay in action watch the video at the end of this post. If […]

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Closer Look at the Graco Swivi Seat Highchair

When it comes to baby gear, I’m a huge fan of the Graco® line. I was invited to attend a Graco® at home event to get a first hand look at their newest highchair. They also sent me home with one to try out first hand. It’s called the Graco® Swivi Seat™ Highchair and it’s the […]

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VTech Safe & Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Monitor

This post is brought to you by VTech and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. I’m a sucker for good technology that makes like as a parent easier and the VTech Safe&Sound® Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Baby Monitor is one of those things. I like it even more when it’s loaded with features […]

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Fighting the Morning Lag

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by belVita through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about belVita, all opinions are my own. My husband and I take turns every morning getting our oldest up and onto the bus each day. The days that my husband gets her out […]

Fruity Chocolate Froyo

Fruity Chocolate Froyo

The opinions and thoughts contained in this post are 100% mine. I only ever work with companies I support and think you, my readers, will like.  Sometimes eating healthy can get boring. I know I’m not the only one that feels like that, so I try to switch things up every now and again by […]

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First Big Test of the Year

School has been going great for me since I returned. I’m quite proud of myself, despite the fact that I took fall semester off after becoming overwhelmed with the kids at home with me. It is rough going from no school to a few classes on campus, to only online learning. Online classes are far […]

Gooey Sugar Coma S'mores Bars

Gooey Sugar Coma S’mores Bars

Does your sweet tooth love s’mores as much as mine? I had a craving for something s’more related and decided to use what I had around my house to make these gooey sugar coma s’mores bars.  For these bars, I literally threw everything in a baking dish and melted it together. That’s all a s’more […]

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Disney Imagicademy Party

No one loves a Disney Party, like I love a Disney party. With the launch of the new Disney Imagicademy apps I threw a party and invited some friends over for some fun themed snacks, crafts and app play. There are three new apps that Disney just released. Mickey’s Magical Math World, the Imagicademy Parents […]

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Tissue Paper Stained Glass Hearts

This post is brought to you by Dixie Crystals. You can find more fun crafts like this one in their Kid’s Kitchen. Making stained glass hearts is a great project for little hands that need practice with fine motor skills. Children can cut or tear lots of pieces of colorful tissue paper and glue them […]

10 Life Hacks for Busy Moms

10 Life Hacks for Busy Moms

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mondelez via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mondelez. There never seems to be enough time in the day when you’re a busy mom. It’s chaos trying to get the kids out the door, whether […]

Puff Hazelnut Chocolate Raspberry Pastries

Puff Hazelnut Chocolate Raspberry Pastries

This past week I was invited to a Puff Pastry Ladies Night with a handful of other bloggers to experience how easy it is to make lots of great food for entertaining with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.  They sponsored the party and the following recipe that I created for you guys!  We feasted on some savory […]

Homemade Skinny Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread – Blendtec Review

This homemade hazelnut spread is a skinny version of the Nutella you already love. It is made with dark chocolate and almond / coconut milk blend instead of milk and cocoa. It tastes great and you can make it at home in your blender or food processor.  Blendtec recently sent me their Designer 725 to […]

Better for you Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Better for You Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches are one of my major weaknesses. This recipe cuts out a lot of the fat by baking and served in a smaller portion, making it a better for you version of a favorite. I’ll be making these for Super Bowl Sunday.  Paired with a bold Lite Ranch dressing or Lite Blue Cheese, […]

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Jord Natural Wood Watches

Sometimes the most beautiful things are those in nature around us. I’ve always appreciated more natural forms of beauty. I don’t wear a lot of makeup and even less jewelry. Jord sent me this amazing watch to review and I ended up getting a men’s watch because I knew it would make the perfect gift. […]

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Captain McFinn Swim and Play App Review

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Captain McFinn. I received a complimentary subscription to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. It’s time to test another awesome kids app, this time we are testing Captain McFinn Swim and Play. It’s an app […]

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Girls Can be Gamers Too

Technology has changed so much since I was a child. When I younger, gaming was more of a boy thing. The games seem to all be geared towards boys and there weren’t many options for the little gaming girls out there. I’m so glad that has changed because now I can play fun games with […]

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Turn Your Child’s Art into a Stuffed Animal – Budsies Review

Budsies are the perfect gift to transform the imagination of your child’s art into a huggable stuffed animal keepsake.  Kids are creative. They make the best, most imaginative masterpieces. I wish I could hold on to everything but there isn’t enough room in my house. So when Budsies asked me to try out their amazing service […]

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Donate to Charity with Coinstar

This post is brought to you by Coinstar.  We don’t use cash a lot but when we do, we always save our change for the kids. They both have savings accounts that we deposit their piggy banks into. My little one doesn’t really collect like the other one does. JaMonkey has piggy banks in different […]

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All Hail King Julien – Netflix Original

I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam Last weekend Netflix invited us to experience their newest Netflix Originals show for kids. We all remember the silly King Julien from Madagascar, well this show is all about him and the other lemurs on the island. It’s called All Hail King Julien and it is now […]

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Getting Crafty with the Kids during the Holidays

Finding fun ways to spend time with the kids during the holidays without breaking the bank can sometimes be a challenge. If your children get bored they will quickly let you know, which may lead to conflict. Here are a few cool stationery projects you can complete with your children to help you connect and […]

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Your Tech Lover at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Everyone has a little tech geek living inside them. We all secretly want the latest and greatest electronics. I know I’ve been eyeing a few things myself this year. Best Buy […]

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Bringing Back Old Holiday Memories

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glade®. The opinions and text are all mine. I have a photographic memory but I don’t always remember everything but there are some scents that can trigger a flood of memories. I used to go to a lot of overnight camps when I was […]

Homemade Snowman Marshmallow Straws

Homemade Snowmen Marshmallow Straws

This post is brought to you by the Dixie Crystals Kids Kitchen I’ve not tried my hand at homemade marshmallows because I thought is was hard but I was surprised at just how easy it is. I made marshmallow frosting for our Disney Kids party last month and it was yummy, but supper sticky because of […]

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New Disney Apps for Kids and Parents

My kids go through phases of playing certain apps until they feel like they have mastered them. Disney produces apps that my kids can’t get enough of. They put your favorite characters together with fun games that also educate. This month Disney released two new apps, for the kids there is Mickey’s Magical Math World and […]

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Digital Christmas Shopping

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. You all know by now I’m a tech geek but I wanted to share with you the ways that I have been planning and shopping for Christmas […]

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Giving Your Baby Sweet Dreams and a Safe Nest

Thank you Jessica for sharing these tips. Most infant fatalities and accidents occur within the home, a fact which stresses many parents significantly. Fortunately, simple prevention and precautions can help eliminate many risks. Here are some key steps to take to keep your baby safe at night while sleeping.  No Stuffed Animals, Blankets, or Pillows […]

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Shop Local at White Rabbit Cottage in Marietta

There is something about locally owned, boutique shops that hold so much charm and friendly people it just pulls you into them. I’ve been driving past this shop for a couple of years now and every time I tell myself that I am going to go in one day and see what they had inside. […]

Festive Cocktails for Winter

Festive Cocktails for Winter

This collection was curated on Foodie.com.  I’m not much of a drinker but I like to indulge in a cocktail every once in awhile. Winter holds some of the prettiest and most festive cocktails. With flavors like cranberry, apple and candy canes, you can’t go wrong.  One of my favorites is the warm mulled wines […]

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my. Third party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners. This holiday season I’ve been […]


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