Helping Kids Establish a Healthy Bedtime Routine

This post was sponsored by Orajel™. All opinions and text are my own. Shortly after my boys were born, I started reading them bedtime stories.  Some might think that reading a newborn bedtime stories is a waste of time, but that time spent bonding with my sweet babies was always my favorite time of day.  Plus, I am a firm believer that reading bedtime stories helps babies and kids get into a bedtime routine that will help them to sleep better and act better during the day. We have always used bedtime stories as part of our nighttime routine. Brush, Book, Bed: Bedtime Routine Scholastic and Orajel™ are teaming up to encourage parents to make reading out loud to their children and brushing their teeth part of their families’ bedtime routines. […]

Top Reasons to Visit M&M’S World Las Vegas with Your Family

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of M&M’S World. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have plans to visit Las Vegas anytime soon, a stop at M&M’S World Stores is a must. Whether you are traveling alone or visiting with family or friends, M&M’S World Las Vegas is huge and with four floors, has something for everyone. We recently visited with our family and here are our top reasons to visit M&M’S World Las Vegas, or any of the other M&M’S World Stores in New York, Orlando, London and Shanghai, with your family. Top Reasons to Visit M&M’S World Las Vegas with Your Family M&M’S Wall! Our very favorite part of the M&M’S store is seeing the world famous M&M’S wall.  […]

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Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood?

Teach your children about the different professions that make our world go round through the American Worker Series from our sponsor Kronos. Have you ever asked your children where their food or clothes come from?  My dad has the chance to ask these questions to groups of second-graders each year through his work with local farming agencies, and he says the answer is mostly the same: The store.  He then educates the children about where their food and clothes actually come from and all of the things that have to happen before those items show up on the shelves of the store. Children often don’t realize that there are people behind the scenes making it so we have conveniences such as electricity, food and water.   In fact there are so many people out there that we rely on for the comforts we enjoy, but whose work often goes unrecognized. […]

Cool Off This Summer with H2OGO! Color Wave Pool

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Kids Got Energy? Dancing is the Best Medicine!

As a parent of 4 boys, I understand that boys can be balls of energy and that energy, if not contained, can become quite destructive.  So what is the best remedy for helping them to use up all of that built-up energy,  especially if weather isn’t permitting them to go outside?  Get them dancing with Just Dance: Disney Party 2! Just Dance: Disney Dance Party 2 You can always just turn on some music and have your kids bust a move, but I have found it is much more fun (and competitive) for my boys to pop a Just Dance disc into our Wii and let them dance to their favorite songs, while they compete for the top score position.  My boys are very competitive so the competition factor makes them work even harder to get the top score. […]

5 Tech-Free Indoor Activities for Kids

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LEGO BrickSwag: LEGO Swag Delivered to Your Door

If you are struggling with what type of gift to give to your older boys, I feel your pain!  Now that I have tween boys, the gift-giving has gotten a lot harder. But I think I have found a solution that will make most boys very happy: LEGO BrickSwag Subscription Box. LEGO BrickSwag Subscription Box We received a LEGO BrickSwag box to try out and my boys are hooked!  Each box comes with an exclusive LEGO-Themed T-shirt, LEGO bricks you keep, Funky Fig Trading Cards, Build Magazine, and more surprises.  […]

Emotions Charades with Inside Out

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias My family had the opportunity to see a screening of Inside Out before it was in theaters and I knew I needed to own it.  I loved everything about it and found myself laughing and crying throughout the movie and left with a better understanding of some of the emotions my own children go through. I was so excited to see that it is now out on DVD, so I picked one up at Walmart the last time I was there.  If there is one animated film that you should purchase this holiday season, this is it!  I found it on the end of one of one of the children’s movies displays. […]

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