Stop Summer Brain Drain with these STEM Activites


I am proud to say that I am working with Sylvan Learning Centers this year to help promote STEM learning. My first article has gone live over on the Sylvan Blog packed full of STEM learning activities to help keep their minds going. They are all fun and some crafty activities... they might not even realize they are learning! So go check them out and let me know what you think! … [Read more...]

Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes Recipe


Reece's Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes Recipe I love to bake and decorate cakes, but sometimes time just doesn't allow that type of creativity. Instead of just plopping regular cupcakes on the table, why not give them a little twist that makes them spectacular? This recipe tells you how to take a simple cake mix (any kind) and turn it into a fun hidden peanut butter cup masterpiece. INGREDIENTS 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix (+ Box Ingredients) 32 … [Read more...]

Keep the Memories with Project Repat Custom T-shirt Blankets #ProjectRepat


Keep the Memories with a Repat Custom T-shirt Blankets Sample received. All opinions remain my own. Our family went through a recent decluttering spree where everyone was given the task of going through their room and keeping, tossing, selling or donating items they haven't used in the past year... or just didn't need or want anymore. Both of my older children insisted on keeping their tubs of old t-shirts. Although they no longer wear them, … [Read more...]

Keep The Kids Entertained | $50 ToysRUs #GIVEAWAY | ends 7/17


Keep The Kids Entertained  Product received. All opinions are my own. With the warm weather here, families are looking for ways to keep kids entertained AND active during the summer. Here is a short list of easy and fun activities to keep the kids busy on a long summer day. 1) Paint the driveway. This can be as simple as a paintbrush and a bucket of water or take it up a notch with crushed sidewalk chalk mixed with a touch of water to make … [Read more...]

Best Beaches to Explore on a Caribbean Cruise


Best Beaches to Explore on a Caribbean Cruise Experienced Caribbean cruise-goers know that the fun starts not when you get on board, but the minute you start planning your vacation. Let’s be honest, cruises are a major purchase for most of us, so it’s worth spending some day-dreaming time on which stopovers you want to include. For many people that means selecting good beaches — check out these recommendations. 1. Jamaica is a popular cruise … [Read more...]

Party Planning Tips for Birthdays and Graduation


Party Planning Tips for Birthdays and Graduation Party decorations supplied by Party City. All opinions are my own. It's time once again to plan for an upcoming birthday or graduation party. There is so much to do and you are overwhelmed with all of the details. I've been there done that. With 23 years of parenthood under my belt and four children, I've thrown my fair share of parties. I've narrowed down my party planning tips to my top 4 … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Giveaway Linky


Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky Welcome to Monday Morning Link Up! This is a great way to spread the word about your giveaways and find a few to enter as well! The rules are simple: 1) Giveaways must be family friendly 2) Check out a few giveaways for yourself! (there is no obligation to enter any) Logitech Hardworking Professional Toolbox #GIVEAWAY RV $200+| ends 7/3 Osmo | Educational Games System for iPad | #GIVEAWAY RV … [Read more...]

Robeez Rain Boots


Robeez Rain Boots Sample received. All opinions are my own. Robeez baby footwear has been around for some time now. The more I use their shoes the more and more I grow to like Robeez. With my first child I never realized how important it is when they are little to be fitting them with a shoe that helps with their feet development and growth. Robeez shoes are made to mimic your child's bare feet as they bend and flex as the walk. With an … [Read more...]

Sun Protection for Sensitive Skin | #ChooseSkinHealth #IC


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I come from a long line of sun worshipers. For as far back as I can remember, my family spent hours on end in the sun... on the boat, at the beach, and in the backyard with a kiddie pool. When the sun came up, we were out there. The love affair only … [Read more...]

Help Your Graduate Showcase Their Achievement | #EarnItFrameIt #ProudGrad


This post is part of the blogger program by Church Hill Classics and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Graduation is such a huge moment in a person's life. I remember being so overwhelmed at the thought of my college graduation. I was relieved, excited and overwhelmed with the thought that it was time to find my career job. This year my oldest is … [Read more...]