12 Days of Holiday Toy Giveaways

Want to win some great toys for the holidays? Then enter below to be eligible to win! You only have to enter once, but there are multiple options to enter. The more you pick, you’ll increase your chances of winning! There are 12 amazing gift giveaways! Holiday Toy Giveaways I know I am just one […]

Splashlings is Making Waves Again!

This past Christmas, the number one toy that my daughter asked for (repeatedly, I might add) was the Splashlings Coral Playground Playset by TPF Toys. Now she will have a new wish list starting because another colorful wave of Splashlings is swimming into Walmart and other retailers this month. Invented by the famed Pound Puppies®creator, […]

GIVEAWAY! Monster Trucks Movie, Toys and Party Ideas

When the trailer for the Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies – Monster Trucks – hit our cable channel, my son (who is 7) immediately said to me, “I want to go see that! It looks AWESOME!”. Trucks + Racing + Action + Monsters? A boy’s dream! The premise of the Monster Trucks movie, in case […]

What to Have in a Beach Bag

Are you still pinching yourself that summer is ACTUALLY here? After the winter here in the Northeast, I feared I would never see a blade of grass again, let alone see sand at a beach! Yet, it is here and the warm weather is very welcome in our house. So we are already planning for […]

Best Eco Friendly Skin Care Product: Dermae

I am a personal user of the derma e® skincare line. I’ve been using the brand’s face wash every day for at least three years now, and love the scent and the texture. Yet, more importantly, as the month of April focuses on Earth Day and green living, the brand itself is eco-friendly, which is […]

Top 20 Parenting Tips

Recently, Mott’s (the Applesauce Company) started a new campaign called the Good and Honest Campaign urging parents to share honest moments and good advice for fellow parents. It reminded me of the same goals when I first became a Mom. I was part of a new Mom group and class at a local parenting club. […]

JJ Cole Medley Baby Carrier – Giveaway

The JJ Cole Baby Carrier was one of the many baby carrier that I tried when baby wearing my second child. I won’t bore you with the details but suffice to say that I survived that first year of her life, while chasing a 3 year old son simultaneously, because of baby wearing. There are […]

Lum Lums Doll

One of the fun new toys for girls are the Lum Lums doll by Imperial Toy. They are hard, plastic dolls that are about 4 inches high, each with a different story and name. But where it gets fun, is the story of friendship. They are about being friends and when you are friends, they […]

Tiny Love Developlace and My Nature Pals

I have written about the Tiny Love line in the past (you can see all my Tiny Love reviews here) but let me just say here, that my memories of my children as infants will always be remembered with the Tiny Love line. From the first toy I bought ever for my unborn son to […]

Fisher Price Smart Stages Toys

Fisher Price was a brand that was ever present in our home when I was growing up. As a Mom now, is present in my own home for my own kids, and Fisher Price keeps getting better and better with their new “Smart Stages” products. Fisher Price latest innovation is the “Smart Stages Technology” Line. […]

Top Labels for Kids

School has begun! {Yay!}. But so begins the list of requirements. It is always that first week or two that teachers seem to not only assign copious amounts of homework, but also assign a long list of supplies and necessities for the year. For example, I just went to my son and daughter’s Parent Night […]

Summer Board Games for Beach and Barbecues

Summer is here and if your kids haven’t ended school yet, they’re probably getting out soon. Then the I-need-to-figure-out-how-to-keep-them-entertained juggle begins. There is also the goal of having their brains not turn to mush during the break from school. So, how does a parent keep their kids entertained, educated and engaged? With games!! Whether you […]

Kohls Disney Apparel with Jumping Beans!

Whether you love dressing your kids in cute clothes, are looking for cute clothes for a Disney trip, or your kids are big all-year Disney Minnie and Mickey fans, the Jumping Bean® line at Kohls has just launched their Disney “Magic at Play” line of mix and match Disney apparel. I received a $50 Kohls […]

RoC Academy: Skin Lessons Learned

Last week I had fun hosting an online hangout with some friends on Google+. Rather than hanging out in my kitchen, we each hung out at home and chatted online. With busy schedules these days, it is hard to get together with girlfriends to chat about pampering (let alone get pampered!) so this was the […]

What to Bring to the Beach (or Pool) with Kids

Living in Massachusetts near the beach (and with a set of grandparents with a pool) we are always in or near the water. As a former collegiate and masters synchronized swimmer, I am hoping that my kids love the water as much as I do. As a result, I’ve signed them up for swimming lessons […]

Awesome Avocado Recipes & an Amazing Cinco Fiesta

This is a sponsored post. All content, however, is my own. I freaking love avocados. I put them on anything I can, so it is fortunate that they are available all year round. They are primarily grown in Mexico, which is handy-dandy for this Massachusetts girl! Simple ham and cheese sandwich? Advocado on it. Grilled […]

Vick Products and Flu Survival Guide

The company, Vicks, has come up with a Cold & Flu Survival Guide. There are some very helpful tips in there. Plus, this winter, Vicks is also donating a Behind the Ear Thermometer and Vicks Starr Night Humidifer to Baby Buggy, a non-profit dedicated to providing U.S. families in need with essential items for their children. The […]

How to Give an Infant Massage

Giving your baby a massage has so many benefits, it is hard to know where to begin to share them all! I learned about infant massage during a class at Isis Parenting when I had my first son, and we had a nightly ritual of a post-bath massage until he was 18 month old. We […]

Charlene DeLoach’s Twenty Gift List

One of the biggest stresses for us during the holidays is travel. Car rides, airplane flights: it makes you want to wish it was 2013 already. This holiday season, however, I’m looking forward to trying out the Trunki Suitcase by Melissa and Doug. My full review of it can be found here. I’ve been coveting […]

Free Organic Coffee & Keurig Giveaway

I didn’t start drinking coffee until 2007. (Yup, I still know the year.) I went from coffee hater to coffee lover overnight and now I have to have a cup a day…preferably decaf if anyone is buying a round of ‘joe? {Anyone?] In addition to sipping spectacular organic coffee, I love learning about coffee too; how […]

SnoozeShade Review

Having a baby in the summer is going to be a new experience for me. My first was born in the late fall in New England, so it required blankets and long-sleeve sleepers, and resulted in very few walks. I am expecting the exact opposite with this baby who is due any day now. (Update: […]

Baby Pool

So after having a baby gender reveal party, sharing my various pregnancy stories, and other pregnancy preparations, we are finally in the home stretch. I am due on June 22nd, so I thought it would be fun to have a baby pool! A baby pool is where you guess the date and time that this baby […]

Be Cupid for Valentine’s Day

I cannot believe Valentine’s Day is one week away. While the hubby and I don’t do too much for each other, my brothers and I do something special for my Mom and Grandmother. My Grandfather passed away 12 years ago and my Father is in Afghanistan – so there is even more reason for us […]

Smilebox Giveaway for Lasting Smiles

For the last day of the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, I wanted to close the “giveaway galore” with something that is lasting. Something that can give well beyond the holiday season. That helps you capture holiday memories and all the memories you’ll have in 2012. The perfect answer was a year-long premium subscription to […]

Toy Giveaway (Lots of Toys)

The Holidays are fast approaching. Too fast actually and I needed to step away from the computer to actually shop and wrap. Not as fun, I have to say. But you may think this 10th and 11th giveaway as part of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways are fun though. As I organized my holiday […]