Kids and the Dosing Dilemma | Over the Counter Meds #CMHMoms

This post brought to you Children’s Mercy. All opinions are my own. Spring is here and with it comes sniffles, runny noses, coughs and the “dosing dilemma” for over-the-counter cold medicines and antibiotics. Have you ever considered why the correct dose of a medication – no matter what it is – is important for children at any age? How much is enough? Here are a few general tips when asking yourself this exact question: Check with … [Read more...]

Welcome Spring! DIY Chocolate Pretzel Birds Nest

 Welcome Spring! DIY Chocolate Pretzel Birds Nest My oldest was home from college this past weekend and we ended up snowed in (yeah!). So she and I decided to play around in the kitchen to pass the time. I remembered seeing these birds nests a while back and decided we should give it a try. They are all over the internet, so I honestly can’t say where this originated from but my method was from trial and error because I only saw the … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Link Up | 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) … [Read more...]

American Girl Dolls Wellie Wishers Teach Girls How to Be Good Friends

Sample received. All opinions are my own. Little girls just love their dolls! When my daughter got her first American Girl doll she was in LOVE! Having a doll that looked like her and that she could wear the same outfit as her doll was just too good. She could even take her doll to the store to have her hair and nails done and pick from a wide variety of clothes and accessories to let her imagination come to life! I mean how could it get any … [Read more...]

Be Proactive with Kleenex Anti Viral #ShareKleenexCare

This post is written by me on behalf of Geometry Global. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser.  It seems like every time I turn around someone we know is coming down with a cold or the flu. We've been fortunate enough to keep it away from our house thus far. Now with spring knocking on the door in many parts of the US we are still not out of the woods. Yes, we welcome … [Read more...]

Play-Doh Letters & Language | #GIVEAWAY | ends 3/28

Sample received. All opinions are my own. I grew up playing with Play-Doh, so naturally I was very excited when I received the Play-Doh Letters & Language kit from Hasbro to review. Upon opening it, I was thrilled to see that this set is not only fun, but it’s educational too! This set comes with 2 double-sided activity mats, 26 capital letter stampers, a stylus, roller, 6 different colored Play-Doh compounds, and activity guide. … [Read more...]

Kids Eat Free EVERY DAY at Steak & Shake | $50 GC #GIVEAWAY | ends 3/27

This post brought to you by Steak 'n Shake. All opinions are my own. My day to day food choices are pretty standard around here. I usually grab some sort of chicken, a veggie and a carb like a sweet potato. I've eaten this way for two years now and for several months I never deviated from this plan. I've found, though, that if I throw in an off plan meal once a week my body responds better and the scale moves! My kids love when I announce that … [Read more...]

Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, we wanted to share a fun recipe that added a little Irish "zip" to a fun green velvet cupcake recipe. We hope you have a fun (and safe) St. Patty's Day! (Yield 12 cupcakes) INGREDIENTS Cupcakes: 1 1/4 cup Flour 1 cup Sugar 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder 1/4 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1 Egg 1/2 cup Oil 1/2 cup Milk 1 tsp … [Read more...]

Over The Rainbow Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe

Over The Rainbow Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe If you are on the hunt for a little extra Luck 'O the Irish this St. Patty's Day, this quick and easy Shamrock Shake Recipe should do the trick! My kids LOVE these and they are so easy to make. Ingredients: 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream 1 Cup of Milk Mint Extract Green Food Coloring Whipped Crème Air Heads Rainbow Candy (optional) In a blender add 2 cups of vanilla Ice Cream. Add 1 cup … [Read more...]

What to Include in an Emergency Roadside Kit

This post was sponsored by State Farm. All opinions are my own. Our family has been in planning mode for our next vacation. Because of the size of our family, transportation costs like airfare or gas and tolls can get expensive. This year we’ve decided to try to save a few dollars and take a road trip. Road tripping includes just a tiny bit more planning, but it’s not a horrible task. There’s always the normal “what do we pack” list… but … [Read more...]