DIY Playdough Recipe

When I was a kid, I got so excited when my Mom made us play dough. We enjoyed playing with it as is, as well as when we got to add color and stylize our own! In honor of World Play-Doh Day, check out some of my favorite Play-Doh Toys from Hasbro. Yet, for those […]

I have a Major Issue with Typhoon Lagoon…

We love going to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. As you can see from searching this site, I have a variety of posts about traveling to and from Disney, and tips for experiencing Disney World to its fullest. I even have a post about the Sharks at Typhoon Lagoon! I am a big Disney […]

What to Pack for a Day at a Disney Park

What to pack for a Disney vacation is one thing. Packing for a DAY at Disney in the Disney Parks is something else entirely. There are times I want to wing it without having to carry anything, but I always regret it. Having key items with you in the Disney Parks can make it easier […]

Online Consignment: Swap.com

I recently had my first experience shopping clothes consignment online. I’m a big fan of consignment, shopping in local stores. I enjoy reusing and recycling, and knowing someone else’s trash is my treasure, as the saying goes. It is also another way to get luxury goods at an affordable price. However, I have not tried […]

8 English Muffin Recipe Ideas: For Dinner, Snacks and Appetizers

I adore English Muffins. They were a staple for breakfast growing in my house. My favorite way to consume (aka devour) them was when they were smothered in butter. (Although globs of peanut butter on top was a close second favorite.) As an adult, I now use them for more than just breakfast and with […]

7 Other Things to Do with Plastic Easter Eggs

With their low price tag and high availability, those little plastic easter eggs are everywhere this time of year. While most of us use them for Easter egg hunts, there are 7 other things you can do with them! Whether is it plastic easter egg crafts or just chocolate inside, they are worth stocking up […]

Family Friendly Hotel: Element Boston Seaport

I cannot believe I found a gem within the heart of Boston’s Seaport District. You don’t notice it in the shadows of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Yet, after spending a complimentary night there, the Element Boston Seaport Hotel‘s prime location provides easy access to restaurants, museums, shopping centers, nightlife, colleges, kid activities and […]

Disney Trip Surprise and Reveal! #DisneySMMC

We were super lucky to be invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference and head to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for a week. We, of course, needed to surprise the kids with the trip to Disney. How fun is that! I event recently wrote a post about ways to surprise your kids […]

Seven Ways to Surprise Your Kids with a Trip to Disney

There is nothing better than going to Disney World, Disneyland {insert Disney Park/Boat of choice}. The only thing that might be a close second is surprising your kids with said trip to Disney. There are lots of ways to do it, and almost all require some pre-planning to make it epic. However, you’ll already be […]

Happy Noon Year! New Year’s Eve Ideas For Kids

As parents, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is not as glamorous, fun or fabulous as it used to be. However, it can be. Plan some fun with the kids, and bring back the spirit of this holiday. New Year’s Eve Ideas for Kids Cute idea to help kids celebrate New Year’s Eve is […]

Host a Festive Fiesta!

This year I decided to host a Christmas Eve celebration for the family. Since it is crazy during the holidays, and leading up to it, I just did not have it in me to do all the shopping, menu planning and prep it requires. My kiddos are enough work! Since we received a complimentary Qdoba […]

Holiday Reflection Questions

Just because the presents are un-wrapped and vacation comes to an end, doesn’t mean gifts have ended! Christmas, Hanukkah, and other celebrations may be over, but consider keeping love, joy, peace and hope going into the New Year. Engage in some family reflection exercises everyday. Make sure to write down the answers as it can […]

Toy Gift Guide for Procrastinators

You may be realizing that you need to get a gift for a kiddo. Like, right now. This minute. Oh crap. Because you just realized that Christmas is in 6 days, that you are in the midst of Hanukkah, or that you need a last minute birthday gift. If you need all three, then (a) […]

Four Holiday Traditions To Do With Kids

When we had children a few years ago, we needed to decide what holiday traditions we wanted to start in our family. Everything from gifts, to trees, to food, the goal was to make family memories. So, here are our four holiday traditions to do with kids – that we have found to capture the […]

My 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is Here

Here is my Holiday Gift Guide 2016 with top toys and other goodies! Just in time for those last minute gifts for the holiday season! However, don’t forget all those birthday gifts that you’ll have to think about in 2017! Stock up now at the great prices and be ready to go at a moments […]

Back to School Hacks for Moms!

Amazon links are affiliate links. Whether blogs, newspapers, or TV ads, everything is about kids and products for them to go back-to-school organized and in style. However, the back-to-school transition affects parents too! From a more hectic schedule to juggling more activities, it can be a dreaded time of year for parents – and it […]

How to Snazz Up a School Uniform

School uniforms leave little to the fashion inspiration. It is the point of school uniforms, of course. However, if you have a little fashionista, as I do, you do have to find some ways to add style pizazz to the standard attire. It is not always easy, but there are brands that have products to […]

Food Art with Apples: Creative Snacks for Kids

Apples are a typical lunch and snack staple in the fall. Between Apple Crafts, Apple Picking and Apple eating, there are apples everywhere! While it is simple to toss an apple in the kiddos’ lunch box, being creative with apples may be a must to get the kids to keep eating them throughout the fall […]

How to Make Your Own Fruit Snacks

My kids love fruit snacks but rather than buy them, I thought it would be fun to make them! It can also make great gifts when you place in cute little boxes. Bonus? It is so easy to make! So here is how to make fruit snacks with this simple recipe! Ingredients: 4 cups of […]

Diastasis Recti Surgery Recovery – 3 Years Later

It has been on my mind for awhile to write this post as many of you, when you stumble upon my blog about my Diastasis Recti diagnosis, my subsequent Diastasis Recti surgery, and my Distasis Recti recovery, then wonder how I am doing now? Diastasis Recti Surgery Recovery Well, it has been three years since […]

Top 10 DIY Valentines Day Cards for Kids

Are you looking for creative DIY Valentine’s Day cards that the kids can hand out at school? I have to admit, I do scour Pinterest at this time of year, because I feel like this is the one holiday that I might be able to be creative without catastrophe! Our school does not allow candy or […]

Getting into Gaming (with Kids)

Back in the day (and I mean WAYYYYY back in the day) I enjoyed video games. I enjoyed playing Lego Star Wars with my brother on a Saturday afternoon and having a blast doing so. Yet, times changed; I got married to a man who was not a gamer, had kids, and life became too […]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers – Toys

Just 36 hours and counting! Each of these last minute stocking stuffers are under $20 and have tremendous play value – so those presents under the tree won’t get all the glory! You can see them in action in my TV interview on The Rhode Show here. And here is the recap of everything I […]

Top Family Vacation Destination

Vacation Ideas for Families It’s a new year! Time to kick off those New Year’s resolutions, begin those home reorganization projects and plan the family vacations for the year! In our house, starting in January, we start to map out where we want to vacation that year. Maybe it is because of the cold we […]

9 Reasons Families Should Stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos

How is the Beaches Resort Family-Friendly? When I went to the Beaches Moms Conference at Beaches Turks and Caicos, I had to pay for my own airline ticket ($1000) and $500 to go for a three-night stay, of which I only had about 10 hours of downtime due to the conference programming and the tour […]