School Party Planning Made Easy as ABC + $300 Visa & Prizes #Giveaway #PTPABTS

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Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Back to School Brand Ambassador Program with Sphero, Lyve and Rich Products. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. When my oldest child started Kindergarten, I signed up to plan the class parties. School parties can be a lot of fun for the kids, and there is no need for parents to stress about party plans. In my experience, class party time is … [Read more...]

Anna Naturals Bath and Body Products and #Spa4Ma #Giveaway

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Welcome to the 4th annual Spa for Ma Giveaway Hop hosted by Measuring Flower and Homemaking Hacks! I have teamed up with some incredible bloggers to bring you prizes that help mom to get some much-needed relaxation and pampering after the kids head back to school! If you're unfamiliar with what a giveaway hop is, here's how it works: After you enter my giveaway below, you can "hop" on to the next participating blog to enter their giveaway as … [Read more...]

Going somewhere? Don’t forget your VioLife Slim Sonic Toothbrush

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How do you pack your toothbrush for overnight trips? My usual method is to stick it in a plastic baggie. It isn't the best way to do it, but I didn't really see any other options. I do have a toothbrush carrier, but I can NEVER find that thing when I need it. Thank you to VioLife Slim Sonic Toothbrush for sending me a review product for this blog post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. This blog post may contain affiliate … [Read more...]

How to choose a tablet for kids (ages 5-12)


No doubt about it, tablets are changing the way today's kids learn at home and at school. Many children are learning to operate tablets before they can even talk! Schools use tablets instead of textbooks and educational apps to reinforce lessons. With an increasing number of tablets for children coming on the market, how can parents know which one is right for their child? You will want to consider the following factors as you shop around for a … [Read more...]

After School Snacks from A to Z. (26 recipes, one for every letter!)

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The minute my kids walk in the door from school, they are sniffing for food. You'd think they had not had a bite to eat all day - but I send them a lunchbox packed with food, and it is always empty when they get home. So I know they eat - but by late afternoon, they are in desperate need of a refuel. I like to have after school snacks for them that won't ruin their appetite for dinner. And I try to avoid feeding them sugary sweets like … [Read more...]

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe


I am a member of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network and will receive compensation for this MIRACLE WHIP blog post. As always, the thoughts expressed within my blog posts are my own honest opinions. #proudofit The Labor Day holiday is the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family for one last hurrah of summer. We like to fire up the grill and eat a lot of good food. This year, I'm serving up a classic spinach and artichoke dip … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Apple Dip Recipe


I love fruit dip recipes. We tried this peanut butter yogurt apple dip a few months ago, and I have been making it just about every week since. It tastes too good to be "healthy," but with just 3 ingredients like peanut butter, Greek yogurt and's definitely a healthy snack choice! Everyone in my family eats a whole lot more apples these days. Honestly, I could just get a spoon and eat this dip all by itself. It's that good. My … [Read more...]

5 Dermatologist Tips to Help Your Teen Fight Acne + Neutrogena #Unseenacne #Giveaway


Fun Zit Fact: By the time moms have (finally) learned how to deal with their skin breakouts, it will be time to learn how to deal with their child's breakouts. Thank you to Neutrogena for providing the Dream Team Mom's Guide along with a variety of Neutrogena acne products to me. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. The sponsor is responsible for giveaway prize fulfillment.  I have a tween-age son who just started playing football - … [Read more...]

Preschool Picks: Skip Hop Zoo Packs and Lunchboxes


Thank you to Skip Hop for providing us with a Zoo Pack and Zoo Lunchie for this feature. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  One of my preschoolers discovered Skip Hop backpacks a couple of years ago. He wasn't even going to preschool, he just wanted a backpack - and this was just his size. We got him the cute "Dog" one. He filled it with his favorite little toys, cars and books. And he wore his Skip Hop Zoo Pack just about everywhere we … [Read more...]