Giveaways, Kids, Shopping & Gift Guides March 21, 2018

18 Easter Gift Ideas for Kids (That Aren’t Candy!) | #Easter #EasterGiftGuide

If you have kids, then you know shopping for some holidays can be a pain. There are so many gift ideas that are candy, but is that really what is the best for them? The short answer is no. Don’t me wrong, I am not judging anyone who gives their kids candy (heck, I do it!), but we try to fill their Easter baskets with as little candy as possible. This year, we did a lot of shopping around and here are ten great Easter gifts for kids – that are not candy!

Home Life, Kids, Movies March 19, 2018

Why My Mother/Daughter Bond Is So Strong With Both My Girls

There is no bond quite like the one between mother and child. The moment I birthed my children, I knew that. But did I know that the whole time I was pregnant? Nope. I was terrified – I mean, TERRIFIED – that I would not love my children the way so many mothers do. I was afraid that I would not know how to take care of them, and I was afraid that I would be a bad mom.

Giveaways, Kids, Television March 17, 2018

Trolls: The Beat Goes On Is A Family Favorite on Netflix + Win A Prize Pack! | #DreamWorksTrolls #Trolls

In case you missed it, I told you a little bit ago about new episodes of Trolls: The Beat Goes On hitting Netflix. This is one of my family’s favorite shows to watch together right now. We end up signing along and laughing with each other. It truly is a fantastic way for our family to bond – and I think it will be for yours too! In order to help celebrate the new episodes that were released earlier this month, I have teamed up with DreamWorks to bring you an awesome prize pack! You can win two soundtracks plus an adorable Trolls figure!

Books, FanGirl Friday, Marvel March 16, 2018

5 Comic Books Every Marvel Fan Needs to Read Before Seeing Avengers: Infinity War PLUS A New Trailer! | #CountdownToInfinityWar #InfinityWar

It is no secret that I cannot wait for Avengers: Infinity War to hit theaters on May 4th. I am a bit of a Marvel Fan Girl, in case you did not know, and have been counting the days for years. As a big comic book fan, I have seen this coming for quite some time. If you are not someone who reads comics, let me suggest at least five that you should pick up before heading to theaters. Trust me, this will help you walk in to the film prepared – but won’t give anything away!

Giveaways, Movies March 14, 2018

You Can Win A $125 Star Wars Themed Easter Basket To Celebrate LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season 2!

As you likely know already, I am a HUGE Star Wars fan. My girls and I watch all of the Star Wars shows – and they have even seen some of the movies. We are slowly working our way through them, as they are only 5 and 6, but I love their excitement over them. One of our favorite Star Wars shows to watch as a family is LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. Well, season 2 was just released on DVD, and I consider it a must buy! To help celebrate it’s release, I have teamed up with Star Wars to bring you the chance to win an amazing $125 Easter Basket totally themed for Star Wars!

Home Life March 13, 2018

5 Tips To Get Back On Track When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

Let me start this off by saying this post is not sponsored in any way. Recently I have been feeling extremely overwhelmed. A variety things have been happening in my life which have put a lot on my plate at once. It got to the point where I was so stressed out about my to-do list that I didn’t even know where to start. I was literally staring at my list and my computer for an hour. Barely moving. Doing nothing. That is when I realized I needed to change something or I could potentially be stuck in a rut for a very long time. If you are ever in the same situation, here are some tips that helped me dig my way out.

Kids, Toys March 12, 2018

Maze-O Provides Hours of Creative Fun for Kids of All Ages | #STEM #MazeO

My daughters are pretty darn creative. I say they take after their father in that department. I will let you know in on a little secret (that most of my friends know) – he basically does all my craft and recipe posts. And if you see one that is pretty sub-par, that is because I did it. Our girls love to build and create things with their hands – and when they discovered Maze-O they were thrilled! There are many games that we play that help them hone those skills, but this one is a new favorite in our house!

Marvel, Movies March 10, 2018

Marvel’s Black Panther Made Me Feel All Sorts Of Feelings | #BlackPanther

This past week I finally saw Black Panther in theaters. I know, I know. I might as well turn in my Marvel fan girl card right now. We were at Disney when it came out and we had opted not to take the girls. After seeing it, I am really glad we made that decision. When we came home my husband had a lot of time to makeup at work and had to work late nights and the weekend. Then the following weekend, we had plans to go but had to cancel our sitter when the stomach bug hit our house hard. Finally, my husband and I made it to a Monday matinee. I am so glad that we saw this movie because it made me feel all sorts of feelings – from laughter, to sadness, and even shame.

FanGirl Friday, Gaming March 9, 2018

Mama’s Geeky Must Have Video Games Series: Scribblenauts Showdown | #Scribblenauts #ReadySetParty

We are a gaming family. I mean, we have basically every gaming console ever made (yes I have the original NES still – although it is in the attic and not set up – but that is another story). When we first heard about Scribblenauts Showdown, we knew it was likely be an instant hit with our family. We love battling it out with each other and are constantly playing games like Mario Kart, 1, 2, Switch, and Bomberman. All four of us have some competitiveness about us, so this game was right up our alley! Luckily for us, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gave us a copy to check it out the day it came out – and we fell in love right away!

Kids, Travel, Vehicles March 8, 2018

Watching My Daughters Grow Up Before My Eyes with Kia | #KiaFamily

When the Kia Sorento was delivered to our house, I knew it was change our lives. From the moment I saw it, I could tell it would be a world of difference to drive in the winter, but that isn’t all that changed. You see, my oldest daughter is six (going on 15). We moved her carseat over, but we could tell that she was just getting too big for it. Our first weekend with the Kia, my husband went outside, and installed her Diono Booster Seat. I would be lying if I said I didn’t shed a few tears. To see her getting in the car and buckling herself, in the regular seat belt, tugged at my heart strings.