Dress Your Baby in Bohemian Style with Naartjie Kids

Naartjie Kids

We received a fabulous outfit from Naartjie Kids to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. Look at my beautiful niece! Isn’t she just perfect? Isn’t she just the prettiest little baby girl? I am so madly in awe of her sheer adorableness. We live three hours away, so I don’t get to see her nearly as much as I’d like. We Skype often though. If you recall, she was born on Christmas Day, making her the coolest Christmas gift in our family’s history. In that picture above, she’s wearing an adorable Mixed Print Skirted Body Suit from Naartjie […] Read more »

Ninja Turtle Headphones: Ear-Safe Fun For Your Kids’ Entertainment Needs

Ninja Turtles Headphones 2

We received a set of Ninja Turtles Kid-Friendly Head Phones from Sakar. All opinions are my own.   We live in a digital age, and my son is definitely a 21st Century Digital Boy. He spends quite a bit of his spare time watching YouTube videos about his favorite games. While I still don’t quite understand how he can find watching other people play a game as enthralling as playing it himself, I have to admit that he’s taught himself quite a bit from those videos. He’s like a super master Minecraft builder! As awesome as he thinks those videos […] Read more »

Making Time For Yourself: Ten Quick One-Hour “Getaways” for Moms

One Hour Getaways

Let me tell you something: I am freaking overwhelmed lately! Like “get the padded room ready because my head is going to blow” overwhelmed. Some of it is the good kind of stress. My job, for example. It rocks. I love writing for my site and working as editor-in-chief for OurFamilyWorld and My Kids Guide. It really is my dream job, but it does get a little overwhelming sometimes! Then there’s the bad stress. The “oh my gods, I’m having major surgery in two months” stress. The “I just paid $400 in car repairs, there goes the electric bill money” […] Read more »

I’m Opting My Son Out of State Standardized Testing

Opt out of the PSSA

My son is in third grade this year, and boy, has it been rough! First, we dealt with an emotionally abusive teacher and the fight to have him removed from her classroom. In order to do that, I had to have him moved up a level (he was right in the middle, closer to higher levels of reading and math). So now he’s struggling because he’s in a higher level. The amount of homework his math teacher gives is enough to make me want to scream every night and now he’s failing reading, of all things, because he’s not “engaged” […] Read more »

Pampers Big Dreams of Little Athletes: Show Off Your Baby’s Game Face! + Giveaway

Pampers Game Face

“This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.” In case you didn’t hear the good news, my brother and sister-in-law gave birth to my gorgeous niece, Abigail,  on Christmas Day. I am so completely in awe of just how gorgeous she is. A perfect little bundle of sweetness! Ryan and Jennie have had their hands full though! In addition to having a new baby, my brother and his associate just started their own law firm, Beckman Schmalzle. Talk […] Read more »

Parent’s Choice™ Infant Formula: Compare the Savings!

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. All moms know that breastmilk is best for babies. Still, there are many moms out there who either choose not to breastfeed for personal reasons or can't for medical reasons. In my case, it was a bit of both. Whatever the reason, moms who choose formula want to make sure their baby is getting the best possible nutrition. The caveat: formula can be incredibly expensive, making moms feel like they have to choose between feeding their baby superior nutrtion and, say, paying the bills. With Parent’s Choice™ Infant […] Read more »

Saving For Your Kids’ College Funds

Save for your child's college education

We’ve talked here before about controlling the money before it controls you. When you’re spending all of your money as it comes in, the idea of saving even a couple of bucks seems like a pipe dream and saving up to be able to send your kids to college? That feels impossible! But it turns out there are ways to do it. No, really. Trust me. Here’s how: Start With Your Budget If you don’t already have a mapped-out budget, now is the time to do make one. There are lots of resources online that you can use to learn […] Read more »

Reading Eggs Improves Your Child’s Literacy the Fun Way #ReadingEggsUS

REading Eggs Read to Cure

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reading Eggs. Literacy is one of the most important causes to me because reading opens up so many worlds of possibilities. I started building my son’s library before he was even born. I read to him in the womb and from the moment he emerged. I did this for two reasons: reading together is a great way to bond and I am trying to raise a reader. While I am very much a “just wing it” parent on most things, when it comes to his literacy I had a […] Read more »

Beat the Dull Winter Months With Dependable Family Fun

Winter Fun

With the cold temperatures in my area, I have to admit I don’t even want to step foot outside! If you need a little inspiration on how to beat the dull winter months, check out these tips from my guest writer. The holiday season brings with it a number of distractions both for mom and for the kids. Once the new year starts the kids are out of school, the winter days only get colder, and there is less and less motivation to leave the comfort of your own home. Winters here are bitter cold. I plan and organize my […] Read more »

Bright Light Pillow: Light Up Your Kid’s Holiday!

Bright Light Pillow Gift for Kids

I received a Bright Light pillow in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I am always skeptical about “As Seen on TV” items, especially those for kids. Jacob really wanted a Bright Light pillow, though, so when the chance to review it came up, I figured “why not?” I have to say, I was really surprised at how awesome this pillow is, and how well it works! Jacob takes it to bed with him every night, so we’ve had a chance to really try it out over the last week or so. He usually has his […] Read more »