Lucky Charms Jell-O Snack: Easy St. Patrick’s Day Treat for Kids

Like most kids, my little ones are always begging for a tasty snack to satisfy their sweet tooth in the afternoon. While I don't like to give in to their every whim and craving, I do let them indulge in a tasty treat for special occasions like St. Patty's day. Last year they devoured my Shamrock Pretzel Pops - which were a HUGE hit! So this holiday, I figure I can continue the trend with a super easy green Jell-O treat. Because I'm a busy mom (and not to mention 8 and half months pregnant) fast and easy snacks are a top choice! I decided I would simply dress up a Jell-O cup with one … [Read more...]

Surviving Cold & Flu Season with Toddlers

I have been compensated by Pedialyte for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. It’s one thing to be sick in bed with the flu virus...but it’s a whole other story to be fighting the flu at 7.5 months pregnant while your two little boys are also exhibiting those telltale flu symptoms at the same time. But that’s exactly the predicament we found ourselves in last month. Running to and from the bathroom day and night. Cleaning up all sorts of messes around the house and trying to get the kids to stay hydrated. Because a mother’s biggest concern is making … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Baby & Toddler to Nap at the Same Time

Picture this: You're relaxing on the couch, feet propped up, sipping your favorite iced beverage and snuggling up to your favorite book, right before dozing off and getting some much needed rest. All because you got BOTH kids down for a nap simultaneously! Ahhh, life is good. Isn’t it every mother’s dream to nap while her children nap? Or perhaps it’s her dream to simply relish the moment and quietly tackle that never-ending to do list. Whatever the reason for wanting your children to nap at the same time, believe me, every mother in the world understands it. If you have a new baby or … [Read more...]

Winter Art: Tape-Resist Snowflake Painting

If you've been stuck indoors for the last few weeks due to frigid temperatures or sicknesses that run prevalent this time of year, you'll love this easy winter art craft for the kids. It makes a beautiful wintery wonderland painting to add to your list of indoor activities when you just can't get outside. Related: Winter Activities for Toddlers This post may contain affiliate links. We loved creating a super easy icicle craft and snow sensory bin, and knew this snowflake art craft a friend mentioned was a must to add to our list! Tape-Resist Winter Painting for … [Read more...]

5 Must-Haves for a No-Fuss Toddler Bath

You anxiously turn on the faucet filling the tub with warm water, rubber duckies and all the necessary body washes...calling out to your kids for "bath time." Then you hear it: footsteps darting in the opposite direction, with screaming wails, "Noooo!" as you struggle to undress your toddler for a simple bath.... No one wants to picture that dreaded scene during bath time, especially when your toddler really needs to get clean. Luckily, I've found a few tips that have helped end our bath time struggles. In fact, nowadays when we utter "bath" our two boys jump for joy and race to find … [Read more...]

Icicle Craft: Easy Winter Activity for Toddlers

My 3 year-old is always looking for an excuse to dump glitter or salt all over the table. It must be the excited rush he gets from doing what he's forbidden, like making a mess to see mommy's reaction. What can I say, he knows how to push my buttons. But with the cold winter keeping us indoors more and more these days, I thought I would give him the chance to dump as much glitter as he desires with a fun icicle craft. We had so much fun exploring snow with our winter sensory bin, that I figured it was only fitting to continue the pattern. This post contains affiliate links. Simple … [Read more...]

LeapTV: A Video Game to Keep Small Kids Active Indoors

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products, promotional items and educational material to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. This post contains affiliate links. Remember how much fun you had playing the Wii? It was an action-packed video game system that enabled an adult to feel like a kid again and get a little exercise in the process! If you have small children that were too young for the Wii, LeapFrog's LeapTV is the perfect solution. It's an educational gaming system designed specifically to keep small … [Read more...]

My Friend Teddy {Review & Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received a product to facilitate my review of My Friend Teddy; all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience.  Ever since my toddler was born, his 3 year-old brother has been craving extra attention. And unfortunately sometimes that takes the form of acting out to make sure mommy notices...which of course then has the same effect on the little one. So you can imagine how difficult dividing time between my boys is. I was therefore intrigued when I learned about My Friend Teddy -- a teddy bear that interacts with little ones, doing … [Read more...]

The Conversation That Matters Most in Motherhood

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central forWaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Motherhood has a way of filling you with the most abundant joy and love imaginable. You are overflowing with emotions after bringing a beautiful new life into the world and ready to do anything and everything possible for them. I adore my children with all my heart. My two lovable rambunctious little boys who are always testing the limits...and teaching me so much about motherhood in the … [Read more...]

5 Reasons the LeapFrog Epic Isn’t Just Another Kid Tablet

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products, promotional items and educational material to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. This post contains affiliate links. "Mommy, give me your phone." "My turn on the iPad!" "Can I play with your computer?" Gosh it seems that's all I hear these days in our house with an ever-curious tablet loving 3 year old! Although we've made it a point to limit electronic use in the past, in this day in age, we realize there is definitely a time and place for the educational … [Read more...]