Teletubbies Are Back on Nick Jr!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Teletubbies. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own. If you have young kids, you are probably already familiar with the Teletubbies and their adorable characters of Laa-Laa, Po, Dipsy, and Tinkie Winkie. Did you know that Nick Jr has launched new […]

15 Netflix Streaming Downloads for Kids 8-12

This post is sponsored by our friends at Netflix, and I am a proud member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. All opinions are my own. Netflix Streaming announced a new download feature, and it is the holiday gift we have all been eagerly anticipating! With Netflix Streaming downloads, you can quickly and easily add your favorite […]

#PokemonAtGameStop Power Trade Offer – Limited Time!

It’s the 20th anniversary year of Pokémon! Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who would love the new Pokémon Sun and/or Pokémon Moon games for Nintendo 3DS? If so, GameStop is offering a great Power Trade offer that could be used towards the purchase of Pokémon Sun or Moon for less! It is […]

Making a Difference with Children International

When I was in college, I worked several part time jobs to help pay for my room, board, books, and other expenses. A few years in, I was earning enough money to treat myself to join a music CD mailing club. (Yes, those actually existed back then.) I remember looking forward to choosing and receiving […]

DIY Starry Sky Night Light

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kleenex brand via Momtrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Kleenex or Momtrends. We have lots of Star Wars fans in this family. In fact, we have a tradition of watching Star Wars movie marathons at home while waiting for […]

How to Make Paper Fortune Tellers

These paper fortune tellers are a great craft for a little rainy day fun or for celebrating the arrival of the new year! Kids can work on developing fine-motor skills, and listening carefully to instructions. For students in grade 1 or above, this would be a fun project as part of a new year’s eve celebration […]

#MakeHomeYours with HomeGoods

Like many homeowners, there are areas of our home that are in need of a makeover.  The guest room was a project that kept getting put off for some other time. That is just one of the reasons why I was so excited to be part of the #MakeHomeYours campaign from one of my favorite stores – […]

Paper Tacos!

These paper tacos are a fun way to encourage lots of imaginative playtime fun! When I first set up this simple invitation to play, I completely underestimated how much fun my kids would have crafting up tacos. By the time they were done with this, they had made 23 paper tacos!! I left the table […]

Play Dough Pumpkin Pie Shop!

After making our own pumpkin spice play dough and a second batch of cinnamon play dough, the kids were ready to make a pretend pumpkin pie shop! Our house smelled like an Autumn café, and this activity kept the kids happily entertained for a long time. I love that they were able to practice some basic […]

Family Travel – Glamping!

Glamping is a wonderful experience for those who love nature, but don’t necessarily want to forego the comforts of home! Glamping gets its name from “glamorous camping”, and includes deluxe tents with full size beds (sometimes even electricity), nearby bathrooms with running water, and other luxuries. Recently, our family enjoyed the island glamping experience at Shawnee […]

DIY Personalized Homework Station

This DIY Personalized Homework Station is a useful project that teens or tweens can customize to enhance their work space for back-to-school! There is plenty of room for memos and important notes. My daughter loves this personalized workstation using Fujifilm INSTAX photos to display fun memories! The chalkboard surface is perfect for jotting down assignments or upcoming due dates. There […]

365 Days of Adventure

In just a few weeks, our family will be embarking on an exciting road trip adventure across the country! This is a trip that involves some planning in advance. We have been saving for our expenses throughout the course of the year. We set up a separate travel savings account a few years ago and have been slowly […]

How to Decide What to Watch on Netflix Streaming

This post is sponsored by our friends at Netflix, and I am proud to be part of the Netflix #StreamTeam! Netflix Streaming offers thousands of movies and television shows that are available to watch instantly from any device that streams Netflix. I love that there are never any commercials, and you can pause, rewind, fast […]

Tips to Make Road Trips Fun!

Chrysler is very excited about the all-new Pacifica and provided me with information about the vehicle; I want to share with you how the Pacifica may fit in with your lifestyle. When I was about 12 years old, my parents took my younger brother and me on an epic road trip from NJ to Utah […]

DIY Kitchen Concoctions

I’m sharing #purclean in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. These DIY kitchen concoctions are great fun to make with the kids! The best part is you probably already have the ingredients needed on-hand in your pantry. With glitter slime, super soft play dough, and homemade oobleck, these kitchen concoctions are […]

Exploring HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD!

Compensation was provided by HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD or Momtrends. Our family visited Hershey, Pennsylvania recently and made lots of sweet memories at HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD! We had a great time and lucked out on having […]

Banana Chocolate Smoothie Pops

I’m sharing #purclean #TideThat as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. The Summer season means it is time for lots of homemade frozen treats to stay cool! These homemade banana chocolate smoothie pops are a family favorite. They are quick to make and they are delicious! If you have any leftovers after filling […]

Seizing the Outdoors with My Kids

FLONASE® compensated me in connection with statements made in this post. Do you have a good relationship with your kids? Most parents would probably say yes, but how do you know for sure? Asking my kids this one question has helped us to connect in ways I could never have anticipated. The one question I […]