Blossom Box Kids: Simple Inspired Crafting Fun for Kids AND Mom

Blossom Box Kids

I love subscription boxes almost as much as I love coffee (still looking for the perfect coffee subscription box, by the way!). Craft boxes for kids are one of my favorites. Not only do they give Jacob a creative outlet, they also let me get in touch with my own inner child. Each subscription box needs its own unique angle to work. Today, I’m sharing a new favorite: Blossom Box Kids, along with what makes them really special. Blossom Box Kids: Simple Inspired Fun When Blossom Box Kids offered me the chance to review their brand new subscription service, a few […] Read more »

Fun Spring & Easter Games for Your iPad or Tablet

Flower Bouquet Game

You know what I love about being a blogger? The fact that I can play fun games on my iPad, then write a post about them and it totally counts as work! Take this post about fun spring & Easter games for you iPad, for example. It totally justifies all the time I spent doing virtual jigsaw puzzles, breeding dragons and browsing the app store for more ideas. Even the iPad itself was a “business” purchase! Spring is here. It’s official, the calender even says so! Mother Nature missed the memo, though, because she dumped about 5 inches of snow on us […] Read more »

4 Baby Essentials Every Work-At-Home-Mom Needs

WAHM Baby Essentials

Thank you Chicco Shop for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Chicco Shop, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. So you’re having a brand new baby AND planning to keep working at home. It’s totally doable, I know plenty of moms who pulled it off! Me? Well, my son was three when I started really pushing my work-at-home-career. That’s when I became a single mom and had no choice. Prior to that, though, I was a college student and an occasional freelance writer, so I DO have experience trying to occupy an infant while working. […] Read more »

Little Tikes Easy Store Picnic Table for Indoor & Outdoor Fun


Kids seem to love having their own little spaces to do just about everything. A special bunk bed, a reading nook, a top secret fort all give them a chance to do what they love best in their own little world. Little Tikes created the Easy Store Picnic Table for children ages 3 to 8 years to have their own little spot for indoor or outdoor play. I received a Little Tikes Easy Store Picnic Table in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.   You may already be familiar with Little Tikes, as a handful of their products […] Read more »

Bounce into Springtime Fun with Little Tikes 3-Foot Trampoline


I received a 3-Foot Trampoline by Little Tikes in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Towards the end of winter I’m ready for the frosty tempts to take a hike and for the longer and warmer days to return. My kids try to play outside when the sun is out, but they quickly realize that the sunshine can only do so much until they are freezing and ready to head inside. They start to get antsy being cooped up indoors without a way to release some serious energy. The 3-Foot Trampoline by Little Tikes is one way […] Read more »

Little Tikes Gear Works Princesses Make the Perfect Gift for YOUR Princess


My three-year-old daughter is in the middle of a pretty serious princess phase. When I was given the chance to review the Little Tikes Gear Works Princesses, I knew she’d be just the person to give me objective feedback. Little Tikes was founded in 1970, and has been creating children’s toys, ride-ons, climbers, creative arts, and furniture that have been marketed worldwide. They were the first toy company to give an 800 number for consumers, and to this day still imprint the number and website information on their products. They were also the first toy company to offer on-site daycare […] Read more »

Hoodsbee: The Hoodie That Becomes A Friend + Giveaway


  Kids don’t typically think too fondly of clothes.  We’ve all seen that common scenario go down, right? A child opens a handful of toys with excitement and then unwraps a pair of pants and a shirt. They take a quick look, toss them to the side, and move on.  I can’t say I blame them; to a child there really isn’t anything too thrilling about a standard piece of clothing. Unless of course, you can find a way to combine clothes and toys together. A design team at a company called HLL Design created a way for a fully […] Read more »

Give Your Kids the Experience of a Lifetime with Digital Media Academy

Digital Media Academy Logo

This post is brought to you by Digital Media Academy. All opinions are my own. Looking for an exciting opportunity for your techie kid? Send him to Digital Media Academy! Founded at Stanford University, Digital Media Academy is ranked as one of the ten best summer camps in the world. Digital Media Academy: A Dream Camp for Techie Kids A few weeks ago, I caught my son trying to sign up for college. Mind you, he hasn’t even finished the 4th grade! When I asked him what he was doing, he said he was looking for a great computer programming course. He […] Read more »

Ten Tips to Help Turn Scared Parents into Confident Ones

Ten Tips to Help Turn Scared Parents into Confident Ones

I’m really excited to share this exclusive post from Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids:Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry.  I am intrigued by the free-range idea, mostly because that’s pretty much how I grew up. I’m far from a helicopter mom, but I do have a few fears and worries that are probably a bit over-the-top. I’ll let Lenore do the rest of the speaking. Everything below is all Lenore. I’m not sure I agree with every tip (I still need my Boo Boo Bear!), but I think she has a lot of […] Read more »

Set Them Up As Winners … Just Saying

Set them up as winners

“The more you do, the more you can do,” my mother would say. Oh, there’s a breaking point somewhere. If your kid took on tennis lessons, joined the track team, got the lead in the spring musical, kept up with school work and found a full time job on the side, something would breakdown eventually. But statistics show — I know from sitting in school board meetings as a cub reporter — that the kids who take on sports and piano lessons or play the flute and join the boy scouts do as well in school or better than the […] Read more »