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Ideas Surprise Kids Disney

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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 […]

Four Holiday Traditions To Do With Kids

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

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 […]

Sesame Street Teaches Kids Kindness

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Everyday Heroes Club Sesame Street announced a new initiative, Sesame Street’s Everyday Heroes Club, to continue its mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. With the increase of cyber bullying and the hustle and bustle of society, Sesame Street wanted to raise kids up to be kind (and teach parents to be kind […]

EarZings Review

Last February I discovered these adorable faux earrings called EarZings. They are pierce-free and designed by a Mom. She wanted to satisfy her daughter who wanted her ears pierced, but as a Mom, she wasn’t ready to let her daughter do so. After some tinkering, this forward-thinking Mom created Earzings. The EarZings are different from […]

Top #Hasbro Games for Autistic Children

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When you have a child on the autism spectrum, you often can’t imagine sitting down with him or her for a game night. Children on the spectrum have a hard time attending, following steps, sharing and taking turns, as well as handling frustrations when a game does not go well, leaving parents frustrated, confused and […]

Sandals Reading Program

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Scholastics Books and the Sandals Foundation support reading. When I traveled to the Caribbean recently on behalf of a blogging trip, we brought down supplies to support the Sandals Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that gives 100% of its donations (monetary and in-kind supplies) to schools in the Caribbean. You can read more about […]

Sesame Street Sees Amazing in Autism

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Sesame Street Supports the Spectrum To combat the stigma and isolation so often experienced by children with autism – and the parents raising them – Sesame Street is embarking on a nation-wide initiative, “See Amazing in All Children.” Sesame Street has always seen the best in children, and has always encouraged its viewers to be […]

LeapFrog Epic vs Platinum

The LeapFrog Epic is the latest LeapFrog tablet to hit the market, and what makes it different from the other latest LeapFrog tablet, the LeapPad Platinum, are the Android operating system, more memory, expanded internet capability, bluetooth technology. You can see the entire specs of the Epic here and even compare it to the specs […]

A Unique Party Invitation for Sure!

I came across a really neat product recently and I had to share it because of its uniqueness and potential for making a party stand out. It’s called Invite Bandz by Marked Private, and it is a unique party invitation, electronic invite, or e-card for any kind of party. It is really a invitation, online […]

A Relaxing Family Vacation

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You might have to go to Beaches Resort to get it! If your family is like our family, the concept of a relaxing family vacation is an oxymoron. Either you are running around keeping the kids entertained, or the kids get bored really fast and start complaining. Either way, you come back from the week […]

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