10 Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids #MealtimeSolutions

Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids

A couple of weeks ago, my kids staged a sandwich rebellion. I have been packing sandwiches in their lunch boxes since last August, so I guess by March they were just plain tired of eating the same thing day after day. Sure, I mixed it up with PB&J sandwiches, Turkey and Ham sandwiches. But it wasn't enough. The kids went on a hunger strike anyway. It was time for me to expand the school lunch menu. I have found that making something besides a … [Read more...]

Choosing a Car Seat for Your Older Child

Chicco KidFit Booster

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Chicco. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. #IC #ChiccoKidFit Our first experience with Chicco was my son's Chicco Keyfit Infant Car Seat. I picked the KeyFit because it is the #1 rated infant car seat, and I wanted to have the safest option for my baby. I loved how simple this car seat was to install. It was also easy for me to keep clean - … [Read more...]

How to make hand-me-down toys exciting again

Easy ways to make hand-me-down toys

Thank you to VTech for providing products, gift card, information, and an additional giveaway gift pack. About this time every year, I start going through my children's toys. I have to decide which toys should stay and which ones should go to a new home. Over the past ten years as a mom, I have learned that there are many toys worth keeping because my younger kids will eventually grow into them. Why should I spend money to buy the exact same … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Monthly Subscription Boxes For Kids


One of my favorite things is to get a monthly subscription box. It is always a thrill to receive a surprise package in the mail (even if I sent it to myself!). My kids think getting mail is fun, too. It makes them feel special to open up a box with their name on it. That's one of the many reasons why I think a kids' monthly subscription box is a great gift idea. *I try to keep the list below up-to-date with the latest coupon codes and special … [Read more...]

Tips and Tricks: How to Get Kids to Take Medicine

how to get kids to take medicine

Thank you to Dr. Cocoa for sponsoring this product-provided conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. My kids will flat out refuse to take medicine if they do not like the way it tastes - even when it is supposed to taste like berry or grape. The worst kind of medicine is cough medicine. The boys say cough medicine is too "spicy" and will even go so far as putting on an impressive gagging … [Read more...]

Bedwetting Solutions Kids Love: GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear For Nighttime!

GoodNites Tru Fit Underwear for Boys

Thank you to GoodNites® for sponsoring this discussion about nighttime bedwetting protection.   Does your child wet the bed? They are not alone. According to the GoodNites® study, 1 in 6 children between the ages of 4 and 12 suffer from nocturnal enuresis, more commonly known as bedwetting.  This is a fairly common condition that children cannot control or be trained out of. In the meantime, kids who wet the bed may experience anxiety, … [Read more...]

Pull-Ups Play Date + Potty Training Tips from Real Moms

Pull Ups Treasure

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pull-Ups. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. #PullUpsAcademy I recently hosted a Pull-Ups Play Date. My pint-sized guests of honor were all Pull-Ups Big Kid Academy hopefuls. They brought their moms along so we could talk about the potty training process. I was excited to share some of the potty training tips I … [Read more...]

Baby Bath Checklist + Baby Mantra Natural Products

Baby Bath Checklist

I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. #BabyMantra Giving a baby a bath can seem like a scary, complicated task, especially with newborns. I know I was always nervous at my baby's bath time. Babies are so small and slippery when wet! It takes practice, but eventually you will feel more … [Read more...]

How to Host a Pajama Jam Reading Party for Kids + Free Scholastic Book Offer

Pajama Jam Party ToolKit

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of EVEREADY®. The opinions and text are all mine. My kids love to read. I like to think it's all my fault. From the countless hours spent reading bedtime book after book to visiting library story times, we have logged a lot of time with our books. I don't regret a second of it. Reading books with my kids is one of my favorite ways to spend quality time with them. Scholastic and … [Read more...]