Featured, Kids

Audrey Grace’s Slime Moment

No Comments 27 March 2015

We have been counting down until the Kid’s Choice Awards on March 28th – they are always so much fun to watch.  This year both kids fell in love with the movie Annie, so they are super excited to watch the KCAs since the actress who played Annie, Quvenzhané Wallis is slated to make an appearance. […]

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The Perfect Spring Treat – Snack Pack Chicks!

No Comments 20 March 2015

I know that it is hard to believe but Easter is RIGHT around the corner.  As a mom, I’m always on the lookout for fun ways to take items that we love and eat on a regular basis, and jazz them up a bit with the seasons (like these awesome Mummy Juice Boxes for Halloween).  Both […]

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Celebrate Easter With Kids: Make Resurrection Rolls

No Comments 20 March 2015

Resurrection Rolls are a super-simple, very tasty, and really fun project for a weekend morning leading up to Easter. I do this with my kids every year and they absolutely love it.  It’s simple enough for them to make, and the “ah-ha!” moment that they have the first time you cut into one for them is just […]

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Happy 8th Birthday Audrey Grace!

No Comments 02 February 2015

My dearest Audrey Grace, I’m absolutely stunned that today you’re turning 8 years old.  Eight!  Every time I say it I am simultaneously filled with a sense of wonder and dread.  Where have the years gone?  Why must they go so fast?  Just this morning you crawled into bed with me in your fuzzy robe […]

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Top 20 Toys Chosen By Kids: Air Storm Firetek Bow

No Comments 22 December 2014

The final toy we are reviewing in our month-long list of Walmart’s Top 20 Toys Chosen By Kids was loved by every single member of our house – this little guy especially.  It’s the Air Storm Firetek Bow – a modern day bow and arrow set with foam whistling arrows.  The arrows light up and whistle […]

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Kids, Shopping

Top 20 Toys Chosen by Kids: Zoomer’s Interactive Dino

1 Comment 20 December 2014

We’ve been discussing Walmart’s Top 20 Toys Chosen by Kids over the past 4 weeks, and this 4th toy falls into a category discovered by Walmart through their extensive testing of toys by kids – interactive toys!  Naturally, Zoomer’s Interactive Dino topped the list this year – chomping, spinning, and ‘zooming’ into kids hearts (see […]

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Kids, Shopping

Top 20 Toys Chosen By Kids: Razor A Kick Scooter

No Comments 13 December 2014

Over the last few weeks I’ve told you about Walmart’s Top 20 Toys, Chosen By Kids List.  So far we have discussed some of 2014’s hottest creative toys and licensed toys.  However, Walmart also discovered that kids still want toys that ignite their adventureous sides – like scooters, ride-ons, and racing cars – and as […]

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Top 20 Toys Chosen by Kids: Disney Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin

1 Comment 05 December 2014

Last week I told you about Walmart’s Top 20 Toys, Chosen By Kids list, where Walmart gathered kids ranging in age from 18 months to 12 years, and let them be the experts of the coolest toys of the season.  Any mom with a child under 12 won’t be surprised to discover that licensed toys […]

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Top 20 Toys Chosen By Kids: Sew Cool Sewing Machine

1 Comment 01 December 2014

The past month has been such a whirlwind for our family – I can hardly believe it is December! However, our two kids are definitely excited and gearing up for Christmas – they are counting down the days until Santa arrives!  Naturally, that makes it the perfect time of year to start thinking about the […]

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The Novogratz Bath and Bedding Line Launches at Walmart

No Comments 16 September 2014

Today the design-world famous Novogratz family has some exciting news – they have launched a brand new bedding and bath line that was designed exclusively for Walmart called “9 by Novogratz“–which is fitting when you consider the fact that they have 7 kids (not coincidentally, also making them my heroes).   I had a crazy-cool opportunity […]

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Kids, Travel

San Francisco With Kids: An Afternoon at Yerba Buena Gardens

1 Comment 10 September 2014

For the second summer in a row, AG and I traveled to San Francisco with Morgan for a conference and spent our days exploring the city.  AG and I have been fortunate to travel a good bit in our 7 years together, but out of all of the cities that we have been to San Francisco […]

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Kids, Shopping

Buzzle Ball Review: A New Take On Puzzling

No Comments 25 August 2014

  In the past I’ve talked about working out and keeping my body in shape, but did you know that your brain needs frequent workouts, too?  Just like your physical muscles, your brain needs lots of mental stimulation and activity to keep it sharp and working to its fullest.  There are many ways to stimulate […]

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Accessories, Featured, Kids

DIY Personalized Felt Book Covers for Back To School

1 Comment 21 August 2014

  I absolutely love Back To School shopping!  It is always so exciting to me – the promise of a fresh start, a new year.  I’m always a little bit sad for summer to be over – who doesn’t love these endless summers – but going back to school is exciting in its own right. […]

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Fashion & Style, Featured, Kids

Chevron Bracelets with the Monster Tail by Rainbow Loom

No Comments 18 August 2014

  About a year ago, my kids were totally swept up in the mania that is Rainbow Loom.  We were unofficial groupies – always in search of the perfect organizer for all of the rubber bands, purchasing the metal hooks for the loom instead of the plastic ones, stopping at 3 different Walmart stores in search […]

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