BMO Harris Bank Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes Week 3 | Enter to #WIN $950 | #BMOScavengerHunt

This post brought to you by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. BMO Harris Bank Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes Week 3 Purchasing our first home was sort of a fluke. We hadn’t been saving, but decided it was time to start. Just to get an idea of what the market was like we spent the day with a realtor. During our tour we found bits and pieces of homes we liked, but mostly we found run down houses that we … [Read more...]

Play House Bouncers

Play House Bouncers I am posting this for a chance to win a bounce house. All opinions are my own.   Did you know you can buy a bounce house for less the price of renting one? We found this site which sells residential grade bounce houses and inflatable water slides for $299 and up! Check out this video of a neighborhood who all went in and bought one of the really big $600 ones! It's a party each weekend … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide | Kmart’s Fab 15 Toys | Air Hogs R/C–Hover Assault

Kmart’s Fab 15 Toys | Air Hogs R/C – Hover Assault Conquer the ground and command the sky with the Air Hogs Hover Assault! It’s the ultimate fusion of ground and air R/C technology. Explore terrain that no other vehicle can as you drive, jump and fly this powerful hybrid R/C. Speed across the ground as you engage the intelligent propeller system and hop or soar over obstacles. Fire quick bursts of aerial navigation or launch your way … [Read more...]

My Mom Always Said… If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

I’ve recently run into quite a few snide and rude comments on blogs and other social media outlets that leave me with my jaw dropped and totally without words. The comments are usually geared towards someone in particular and usually in response to a choice that person has made. My mom always said, if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all. I have never met a Mom that has said “I don’t care about my kids.”. I have heard of … [Read more...]

Artificial Trees for Your Holiday Decorating

Artificial Trees for Your Holiday Decorating It's never too early to start planning for your holiday celebration. From the menu to the decorations and invitations, it can be fun to plan for your holiday bash. Start by choosing the right decorations that will give your home a warm and welcoming feel. Outdoor Holiday Decor There are many ideas for festive outdoor decor. Traditionalists love wreaths, swags and white Christmas lights. Adorn … [Read more...]

Quaker Soft Baked Bars | The Fuel You NEED The Flavor You WANT

This post brought to you by Quaker Oats. All opinions are 100% mine. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That is why we try to make sure everyone puts wholesome food into their bellies before heading out the door. Sometimes you just don’t have the time to sit down for breakfast though. Quaker heard our cries! NEW Quaker Soft Baked Bar help provide the FUEL you need with the FLAVOR you want! This … [Read more...]

2012 Summer Entertaining Tips From Frito Lay Chefs | Video

Frito Lay Flavor Kitchen Chefs Stephen Kalil and Tara Anderson give OurKidsMom readers a few summer Entertaining Tips. They had a few good ideas to help you plan your menu to incorporate vegetarian options. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Spring Home Makeover | Shopping For Pergo Laminate Flooring

Spring Home Makeover with Pergo Laminate Flooring We have been fighting cracking walls, stuck doors and sloping floors for a few years now. Our house is only 13(ish) years old, so we were hoping it was just initial settling. When our upper floors started to crack and stick we finally decided to contact a couple of experts for their opinion. Both agreed that our foundation needed piering and our slab needed mud jacking. *insert whooping … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Zombie Proof Your Home & Staying Alive

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Carbonite : Automatic Online Backup For Peace of Mind

This post brought to you by Carbonite. All opinions are 100% mine.   Nineteen years ago my first baby was born, and my love affair with the camera began. As chief historian for our family, I always worry about my photo storage and try to remember to back up my files often. There are times I’ve forgotten and I’ve lost a few months of my children’s lives because my computer decided to act up. If only there was a … [Read more...]