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}

Celebrating Extraordinary Kid’s with Stanford Children’s Health #YourExtraordinaryKid


Kids are extraordinary every day. It’s not just the big momentous occasions, like graduating from elementary school, or the huge milestones, like learning to walk on their own. Every day, our kids do things that make them extraordinary. That’s my son Ryan in the picture above. He’s 6 years old and just finished kindergarten. When Ryan was 3 1/2 he started taking speech therapy classes because we couldn’t understand probably about 90% of what he was trying to say. It was {Read More}

Planes: Fire and Rescue Clothing Available at Kohl’s


I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. The last time we went to the movies, we got to see the preview for the new Disney movie Planes: Fire and Rescue, which will be in theaters 7/18. However, you can get ready for the movie before that! Available only at Kohl’s, the Jumping Beans collection has some adorable Planes: Fire and Rescue clothing that is perfect {Read More}

Celebrate the Heroes in Your Life with Build-A-Bear


I’m sure that everyone, whether you’re a parent or not, has heard all about Build-A-Bear. But, I have a confession to make…I’ve never been inside of one. When we were asked to review a Build-A-Bear, my kids & I were excited and said yes! We chose Cheerful Monkey dressed as a Super Hero. Cheerful Monkey came dressed in a Superhero T-Shirt with Cape ($6), Classic Jeans ($5) and White Canvas High-Tops ($8). He would make a great gift for the {Read More}

How to Get Your Kids to Love the Family Vegetable Garden

How to Get Your Kids to Love the Family Vegetable Garden

Why Kids love Vegetable Gardens Do your kids love to play video games more than they love to play outside? Would they prefer to be texting instead of going on a bike ride? If this describes your kids, then you need to check out these ways to get kids to love the family vegetable garden. It just takes a little convincing to help them discover this love. Free snacks all summer long! Most kids are always hungry. They could eat snacks all {Read More}

Tips & Tools to Get Children Refocused on Reading: Infographic


This post is brought to you by Chronicle Books. Reading is a really important part of my family’s life. When my older kids (15 & 11) weren’t able to read on their own when they were younger, I would read to them every night. Then, when they could read on their own, my husband and I made a rule that every school night, they had to read for about 30 minutes. At first they didn’t like that we were “forcing” {Read More}

KidoodleTV – Customizable TV For Kids 12 & Younger


I participated in a Blog Blast program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kidoodle.TV. I received a promotional item and a free trial as a thank you for participating. My family loves watching TV, there’s no doubt about that. But, it seems like there is less and less that I want my kids actually watching. Kidoodle.TV is made for kids 12 years & younger and was designed so that kids could use it & navigate it on their own. This is achieved with a {Read More}