Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Armor All and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. My husband and I save money on our Florida vacations by driving, usually with two drivers and a spacious van to let the 3 kids spread out. This summer both my husband and the van had to stay behind while the kids and I got to take a trip to The Palm Beaches, Florida. In preparation for the trip, I picked up some USB car chargers so that everyone in the front and … [Read more...] about Keep Your Next Road Trip Fresh with Air Essentials
Waffles are highly coveted by my children. Since I didn't have a waffle maker before receiving the Breville No Mess Waffle Maker, they had to wait until we were out somewhere to order waffles. You can imagine how often they asked to go out for breakfast! Thankfully, those days are over and now I can make them waffles right here at home. As much as I love a hot breakfast, I had never made my own waffles before and I wasn't entirely sure of what I was doing. I quickly lost the manual and decided … [Read more...] about Belgian Waffle Batter Recipe
My children’s bedrooms used to be a cozy place for them to nap and play. We would snuggle in their beds for a bedtime story, or share tales from the day before heading off to sleep. Their rooms were carefully curated for each of their individual personalities and I always enjoyed spending some quality time with them in their own space. Then they became teenagers. The bedroom of a teenager can be a scary place. It is home to dirty dishes, candy wrappers, piles of clothing and an unholy smell. … [Read more...] about What makes you “stop and smell the happiness”?
The following content is sponsored. All opinions are my own. When I was a kid we played outside all day long and I don't remember applying sunscreen, although I suppose it probably did happen some of the time. It wasn't such a concern forty years ago, especially when you have olive skin that rarely burned. Today we know a little more about the importance of sun protection. Thanks to research, we know that a single sunburn in childhood can double one's risk of developing melanoma. That's not a … [Read more...] about Do you want zinc oxide in your sunscreen?
Almost seven years ago my youngest son met his best friend at Build-A-Bear. I should say, he built his best friend, a dog named “Ben”. For years afterwards, Ben remained at Griffin’s side. He slept with him and went on car rides with him, and even went to school with him for the first couple of years. He was Griffin’s security item and it all started at my daughter’s birthday party at Build-A-Bear. Recently I had the chance to take Griffin back to Build-A-Bear, along with three of his cousins, … [Read more...] about Win a $50 Build-a-Bear Gift Card
As a seasoned mother of four I know that each child is a unique individual. Siblings, despite having the same lineage and upbringing, all have their own individual personalities and traits. This is true for their skin as well. Every baby is born with his or her own special skin that requires various products to meet all of their needs. Today’s families are constantly evolving. Life is moving faster and technology is advancing, just like our understanding of what’s best for baby. That’s why … [Read more...] about Give your baby soft and healthy skin