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

24 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!

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!

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.

Kids, Television March 5, 2018

Celebrate Trolls: The Beat Goes On New Episodes with these Trolls Toys from Hasbro! | #DreamWorksTrolls

Trolls: The Beat Goes On first premiered on Netflix in January 2018 and was an instant hit in our house! The whole Smith family went to see Trolls in the theater and instantly fell in love with all of the characters. We have since watched the movie at least 50 times (likely more). So when we first found out about the Netflix show, we were thrilled. When the first season was released, we binged them all in a single weekend. The fact that the second season is being released so soon, has us over the moon. Thanks to Hasbro, we now have some amazing Trolls toys to celebrate with!

Disney, Kids, Movies, Pets, Printables February 26, 2018

Lady and The Tramp Joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection | #LadyandtheTramp #DogReviews

One of my all time favorite Disney movies is Lady and the Tramp. I have seen it more times than I can count and was thrilled to hear that it joined the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. Every member of the family will treasure this timeless tale – loaded with three versions of the film, classic bonus material and three all-new features -when it heads home on February 27th. Lady and the Tramp is the sixth title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Bambi, and The Lion King.

Disney, Giveaways, Kids, Movies February 25, 2018

Disney Pixar’s Coco Brings True Meaning To The Word Family | #PixarCoco #Coco #Giveaway

As you might know, Disney•Pixar’s Coco won a 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Motion Picture. It also topped the domestic box office Thanksgiving holiday weekend, became the highest grossing film of all time in Mexico, and broke records in China and earned widespread praise. Unfortunately, my family never had a chance to see it in theaters because of my husband’s crazy work schedule. So we are thrilled that this vibrant tale filled with love and laughter arrives home on February 27th – and we received an advance copy!

Gaming, Kids February 19, 2018

Build Your Own Family Fun On Game Night With Sculptapalooza From Educational Insights!

If you are a fan of my website or social media accounts, than you know I have two little girls. Well, I shouldn’t say little anymore since they are now 5 and 6 years old. These girls love to play games. In fact, several times a week we sit down as a family for a game night. We always try to rotate the games that we play so that we don’t get bored, and the latest addition is Educational Insight’s SculptaPalooza. Believe me when I say that we have been laughing up a storm with this game!

Giveaways, Kids, Television, Toys February 15, 2018

Take the Mysticons Character Quiz Plus Check Out the New Toys & Get A Chance To Win! | #Mysticons #Nickelodeon

I have two daughters, ages 5 and 6, so when we choose shows involving superheroes to watch together, those shows usually involve female superheroes. They connect with them better, and honestly, I like them seeing girls be the strong ones for once. Mysticons is one of our favorite shows, which you can watch on Nickelodeon. It has been on for about 6 months and in that time has become a huge hit with us! Even my husband enjoys it!