May 262016
 

Bubbles is very into “fashion”.  She loves going shopping with me to help pick out her own clothes, and she will frequently return from her room wearing something completely different than what she wore going in.

kidpik subscription box - fashion for girls!

So she was very excited when we were offered the opportunity to review a kidpik subscription box.  The kidpik subscription boxes are filled with 5-7 girls fashion items that are sent directly to your door.  You might receive shoes, accessories, pants, shorts, tops, dresses, jeans or more. Continue reading »

May 252016
 

National Donut day is coming up!  Donuts always had a big role in family celebrations when I was growing up, as cake-style donuts were one of my Gram’s specialties.

3 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day!

So I can’t let a holiday like National Donut Day pass by without participating.  And thankfully Entenmann’s wanted to help us party in style, too, with a fun National Donut Day party pack they sent us. Continue reading »

May 242016
 

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Austin has requested a cookie cake for his birthday for as long as I can remember.  So when he returned home from paratrooper school just in time to celebrate his 20th, I knew I wanted to make my cookie cake recipe for him.

Perfectly Patriotic M&M's® Cookie Cake Recipe

Birthdays aren’t the only time of year when a cookie cake is requested.  Every once in awhile I’ll get a text that says, “Hey, if you’re not busy, could you make me…” And along with a savory dish of some kind (homemade chicken nuggets or white cheddar mac & cheese) will be a cookie cake. Continue reading »

May 242016
 

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Helping young kids understand how to explain what they’re feeling can be a challenge.  Frustration, sadness, joy -those are concepts that aren’t easy to put into words, especially if they don’t know why they are feeling them.

Povi is the new EQ toy to help you discuss emotions with your child

The all-new Povi is designed to help spark conversation between parents and their children about emotions and feelings.  Povi is an EQ (emotional quotient) content platform and app that uses a cuddly buddy as the delivery tool for the stories. Continue reading »

May 192016
 

A few weeks ago I went over to the elementary school and pre-registered Bubbles for kindergarten.  And then last week we went back for her kindergarten screening.

Fun Ways to Get Kids Excited for Kindergarten

She has been very excited about the idea of kindergarten, but when it came to actually going in for the screening, she got a case of cold feet.  Fortunately the school is less than a mile away, so we were there and in the door before she had too long to dwell on it. Continue reading »