Family Night with Big G Cereal Movies

Family Night with Big G Cereal Movies

Thank you to General Mills for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring us to bring the family together for a movie night! With a 6 year old, a tween & a teen, it’s hard finding a movie that everyone agrees on for Family Movie Night. But, when we do find a movie, we always have so much fun! This past weekend we not only had fun with a free movie, thanks to the General Mills and Fox Movie Download Promotion but we {Read More}

Rio 2 is Coming to Blu-ray/DVD on July 15th! #Giveaway #Rio2Insiders


We received a copy of Rio 2 in exchange for this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own. My kids were all fans of the first Rio movie and couldn’t wait to see Rio 2. When we were sent a copy of our own to check out, they were not disappointed! The cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns – along with a new flock of all-star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia and more – in {Read More}

Keep Momming

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Raising a child at any age is challenging, and when it comes to mothers and daughters, the dynamic can be even more complex. What some may dismiss as “typical tween girl behavior” can sometimes be symptoms of something more serious. Research suggests that girls are more likely than boys to report having mostly inattentive Attention- {Read More}

Have a Scary Good Time with Monster 500 Toys


This post is brought to you by Monster 500. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My 6 year old son is the type of kid who loves playing with things that aren’t toys (knick knacks, kitchen utensils, you name it) or playing with toys that are completely different. His new favorite toy comes from Monster 500. Monster 500 toys are unique & highly collectible toys that all feature monsters driving different vehicles. Cars and trucks meets gross monster fun {Read More}

Keeping Kids Safe with Kajeet, Smart Phones for Kids


This post brought to you by Kajeet. All opinions are 100% mine. Back in the olden (aka the 80′s and 90′s when I was growing up), we didn’t have cell phones, social media or technology to worry about. Sure, there is a lot of positive about these things but as a parent of a tween & a teen, there is also a LOT that is scary about it as well. My husband and I are very selective about who gets {Read More}

How to Make Summer Educational and FUN!

Happy little girl in the green park

Summer’s here, and so is the brain drain! Turn off that television, and get outside to have some fun – but don’t forget to learn something in the process! These tips will help make summer educational and fun. Use every day as a learning experience. Whether you’re heading to the zoo or the movies, there’s always an educational experience available! I like to ask the kids if they know how many miles it is to our destination. That can open {Read More}

How to Get Your Kids to Do Their Chores


Chоrеѕ mау bе оnе оf the grеаtеѕt thingѕ that hеlр kidѕ learn how tо make contributions that bеnеfit others. Gеtting kids tо do chores helps them build сhаrасtеr аnd helps thеm to be ѕuссеѕѕful in life аnd in rеlаtiоnѕhiрѕ. So hоw dо we get kidѕ tо dо сhоrеѕ? Iѕ it possible to gеt thеm tо dо chores without using rеmindеrѕ, wаrningѕ, оr thrеаtѕ? Abѕоlutеlу! Hоwеvеr, thе аррrоасh that a parent uѕеѕ may mаkе a big difference in the child’s attitude {Read More}