Ant-Man Printable Coloring Sheets and Games

Printable Coloring Sheets

Ant-Man is finally here, and so are these cool printable coloring sheets and games for the kids. With these printable coloring sheets and games, you can bring the fun of the movie home. It's a great way to keep the Ant-Man train rolling along after movie time is over. Printable Coloring Sheets and Games are Family Fun So. Ant-Man finally arrived, and it was awesome. Ant-Man delivered all of the … [Read more...]

Easy Minions Pretzel Candy Recipe

Easy Minions Pretzel Candy Recipe

I have an easy Minions pretzel candy recipe that's a little off the beaten path for you today. Minions inspired recipes are all over the place lately, but most of them require you to make a true-to-life replica of those adorable little guys. This easy Minions candy recipe is different. It's quick and easy, and it's Minion-ish enough to satisfy the kids' eyes and their bellies. Post contains … [Read more...]

Teen Beach 2 Movie on DVD with Bonus Features #TeenBeach2Event

Teen Beach 2 Movie on DVD with Bonus Features #TeenBeach2Event

The surftastic sequel to Teen Beach is finally out on Disney DVD! The Teen Beach 2 movie is great for the whole family and one you'll be watching well into the winter months. The songs are fun and catchy, the cast is adorable, the dancing will have you on your feet trying to keep up, and the message in this movie is amazing for kids--especially young girls. I was able to screen this movie and will … [Read more...]

Must-Have Disney Inside Out Toys for All Ages #InsideOutEvent

Inside Out Anger coffee mug LOVE IT! #InsideOutEvent

Disney really never let's you down. They have the greatest story lines, the best art, and as usual the cutest toys. The Inside Out movie will be in theaters everywhere June 19th. Already the Inside Out toys are flying off shelves! And for good reason! They're awesome! I'm sharing my favorites here and have used affiliate links where applicable. I received several of these products for free at the … [Read more...]

Final Farewell From Phineas and Ferb Creators #PhineasAndFerbEvent

Shelley from SweepTight.com with #PhineasAndFerb Creators #PhineasAndFerbEvent #LastDayOfSummer

Phineas and Ferb creators and executive producers, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh were awesome enough to spend half a day with our group of mommy bloggers in LA this weekend. We screened the final episode of Phineas and Ferb, "The Last Day of Summer" followed by a picnic with the guys and Phineas and Ferb themselves! Phineas and Ferb - Last Day of Summer After screening this … [Read more...]

The Good Dinosaur – Fossil Era Fun

The Good Dinosaur - Fossil Era Fun

The Good Dinosaur is making its way to theaters, and it looks like a good one. The newest effort from Pixar, The Good Dinosaur is a new take on the classic story of friendship and self-discovery. The Good Dinosaur - Friendship, Family, and Facing Your Fears What if the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs never hit? What would the world look like with humans and dinosaurs living side by side? … [Read more...]

10 Fun and Cheap Ways to Keep Kids Entertained

10 Fun and Cheap Ways to Keep Kids Entertained

10 fun and cheap ways to keep kids entertained Every parent dreads hearing the words “I’m bored!” Keeping the little ones occupied and finding activities that don’t break the bank is a common challenge for parents. Psychologists have found that boredom isn’t necessarily a sign of laziness on the child's or parent’s side, the Wall Street Journal reports, but is often fueled by frustration and … [Read more...]

The Avengers Assemble May 1st – Coloring Sheets

The Avengers Assemble May 1st Coloring Sheet

Avengers, assemble! That's one of the best phrases in all of comic-dom, and the Avengers assemble May 1st for the most epic Marvel film yet. To celebrate the impending release of the 2 1/2 hour thrill ride that is "Avengers: Age of Ultron", Marvel has released another amazing trailer and some coloring sheets for the kids, as well. The Avengers Assemble to Take on Ultron "Avengers: Age of Ultron" … [Read more...]

5 Spring Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids

5 Spring Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids

Spring is here! The icy Hell that was the winter of 2014 is on its way out, and that means it's time for Spring arts and crafts activities. For a day filled with laughs and quality time, you can't beat making something with the kids. Post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Spring Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids of all Ages Paper Plate Anything When it comes to getting … [Read more...]

Encourage Kids to Read More with Kindle and Printables

The new Amazon Kindle is making my kids read more and I made printable reading coupons for even more fun! #KindleforKids #Clevergirls #spon

Did you know March is National Reading Month? This is certainly one theme I can get excited about. Here in Chiberia, we've been reading together an awful lot due to being trapped in the house to avoid lung-stopping cold temperatures. The joy of reading has not come naturally to either of my kids and I don't want to force them and turn it into a punishment. I want them to read more because they … [Read more...]

5 Tips on How to Use Minecraft for Learning

5 Tips on How to Use Minecraft for Learning

My niece and nephew are straight up addicted to Minecraft, so I thought to myself, "Self, what are your thoughts on how to use Minecraft for learning?" Good news, everybody! I answered my self this time! This post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. How to Use Minecraft for Learning? It's Easy. Believe it or not, the pixelated cube world of Minecraft is one that's chock full … [Read more...]

Spring Style for Kids #SpringintoCarters

Spring Style for Kids

I am SO ready for spring to be here! Lately, we have been lucky to be experiencing some gorgeous weather in the Midwest, which has put me in the mood for some spring shopping! I was so excited to #SpringIntoCarters and shop their Easter Shop. I was able to find great deals on spring style for little dude for the upcoming months. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence … [Read more...]

Best Prices on Kid Products – Drop the Price with Dropprice

Best Prices on Kid Products - Drop the Price with Dropprice

If you're a mom, you want the best products for your kids. You also want the best prices. Dropprice is a new way for moms to work together to get the best mommy gear and the best possible price. Their secret is what they call "peer-to-peer marketing." Sponsored post by Dropprice, all opinions are my own. Mom Power at its Finest - Get the Best Prices I'm not a mom, but I have a ton of mom … [Read more...]

DIY Owl Cake #CakeMyDay Sweetworks Prize Package

DIY Owl Cake #CakeMyDay

I was inspired to make an Owl Cake based on the Owl Cake recipe in the book, Cake My Day. You will have to buy the book to see their version but in this post I will share mine. This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. DIY Owl Cake I have never been all that creative when it … [Read more...]

Nohi Kids Organic Clothing for the Littles

Nohi Kids Organic Clothing

When choosing something comfortable for me: I am picturing yoga pants and a fleece top. Comfy for little dude: something ultra-soft, easy to move around in – and fun! Nohi Kids brings bright and happy patterns to apparel for kids. I was excited to receive a romper from Nohi Kids– made with organic cotton and bamboo for little dude. I received a product from Nohi Kids in exchange for my review, all … [Read more...]

What I’m Playing – Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham

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Hello all. Last week, I posted a man food recipe, One Pot Pepper Steak. This week I'm going to be talking about Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham. Next week, I'll be doing a post on Apple Pie Oatmeal. If you haven't noticed the trend, I'll just give it to you straight. Blogs need more posts about guy AND geek stuff. Since I am both a guy and a geek, I feel it's my responsibility to get some more of that … [Read more...]

7 Exciting Places to Have a Birthday Party

7 Exciting Places to Have a Birthday Party

There are many places to have a birthday party these days. Back when I was young, it was pretty much Showbiz Pizza or Haunted Trails. Kids have much more exciting options these days. Places with lots of activity is a bonus. That way the kids get to burn off some energy while having a birthday celebration blast. Groupon Coupons has sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. 7 Exciting Places to … [Read more...]

Personalized Story Book Gift for Kids

Personalized Story Book Gift for Kids

Last year I received a special book gift that was made just for my niece. It was a unique gift that had the letters of her name spelled out in the story. This year I was excited to work with I See Me! a creator of personalized story books to create a book gift for my son. I received this unique gift from internationally award winning publisher Chronicle Books in exchange for my review, all … [Read more...]

A Special Storybook Makes A Special Gift

A Special Storybook Makes A Special Gift

Welcome to the Holiday Gift guide for the littlest ones on your list. I love learning about cute ways to personalize the toys and books my little guy plays with – and the All About Me! Personalized storybook from Lakeshore Learning is perfect. I received this product from Lakeshore Learning in exchange for this post and my review, all opinions are my own. All About Me! Personalized Storybook Our … [Read more...]

Baymax is Awesome – Big Hero 6 Rocks

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I got the chance to see an advanced screening of Big Hero 6, and it was awesome! I was able to view the movie free of charge, but as always, I speak the truth. All opinions are my own. It's All About Soul Big Hero 6 is one of those rare family movies that really does have something for everyone. It's a classic story of good vs. evil. It's also a classic story of friendship, loss, love, and … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #CulturelleKids Twitter Party

RSVP for the #CulturelleKids Twitter Party and Giveaway

This party, prizes and post were sponsored by Culturelle, all opinions are my own. Fall is a special time for kids. Days filled with outdoor sports and activities, trick-or-treating, school days with friends, and holidays with the whole family. In order to make warm memories, especially during these chilly months, your little ones need to be feeling their best! Hope you'll join us for an hour … [Read more...]

Mega Bloks First Builders™ Fast Tracks™

Mega Bloks First Builders Fast Tracks

Start your engines! My little guy is on the move, and loves just about anything else that is on the move too. We received a Mega Bloks First Builders™ Fast Tracks™ Raceway for review (and we have one available for a giveaway too!). Mega Bloks First Builders™ Fast Tracks™ Raceway My husband has been dreaming of matchbox cars, racing tracks and building blocks since we found out we were … [Read more...]

Join Me for the #ThomasSchool Twitter Party

Join Me for the #ThomasSchool Twitter Party

Fall is in full swing and kids are headed back to school. That’s why we’re ready to chat about back to school ideas with Thomas & Friends™. Plus, we’ll tell you all about the Journey to Rewards program where you can earn rewards for all of your Thomas & Friends™ purchases at Walmart! This is a sponsored post by Lunchbox. So many supplies are needed to get everyone on the right … [Read more...]

Cultivate the Engineer in Your Little Girl #LookatGoldie

GoldieBlox Parade Float engineer creativity #LookatGoldie

As parents, we, of course, want the best for our children. We give them all the opportunities we can possibly buy, plan, arrange, teach, share, etc. Their education is definitely in the top 3 most important--along with unconditional love and socialization. So, why not give them a toy that cultivates creativity, teamwork, and the skills of a future engineer! I am super excited to introduce you to … [Read more...]

First Boating Trip of the Summer #PuracynFirst

First Boating Trip of the Summer #PuracynFirst

Boating is our favorite thing to do in the summer. Our first summer boating trip is exciting, but also makes me nervous. I worry about everything. First Boating Trip of the Summer Excitement Last year we learned that it's very easy to hurt yourself while boating. Being the less-than-graceful lady that I am, I tend to tip over and find unique ways to hurt myself all of the time. Well, … [Read more...]

Other Ways to Use the VTech Video Baby Monitor

Other uses for your VTech Video Monitor #VtechSafeandSound

As many of you probably know I don't have babies anymore. My kids are almost 13 and 10. However, all of my friends are now starting their families so I find myself babysitting quite frequently. Young mom problems... Well, I'm excited to bring you this post about the VTech Safe and Sound Video Baby Monitor. I received the product and compensation to facilitate my post, but all thoughts and opinions … [Read more...]

Join Me For The #ThomasSummer Twitter Party

Join Me For The #ThomasSummer Twitter Party

Summer is in full swing and it's the perfect time of the year for fun outdoor activities. Kids of all ages are looking for more fun things to do, that's why we’re ready to chat about ideas for activities you can do outdoors with Thomas & Friends. Plus, we'll tell you all about the Journey to Rewards program where you can earn rewards for all of your Thomas & Friends purchases at Walmart! … [Read more...]

Swap Your Kids’ Stuff Without the Hassle

Save time and money Swap your kids' stuff at Swap.com

This article was published for Swap.com Kids' Consignment. All opinions expressed are solely my own. Is anyone else as plagued as I am with their children's outgrown items? From toys to clothes, I am obsessed with keeping everything in excellent condition--Gram taught us to NEVER break a thing and to keep everything immaculate with all original pieces. So, when these items no longer have a … [Read more...]

DIY Underwater Birthday Party Themes

DIY Underwater theme party

My daughter, Chesney, wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up. (I did too when I was her age.) So, for her 9th birthday, I decided to try a DIY underwater theme. I've included affiliate links where applicable to the products I used for these party themes. Not bad for totally winging it. :) DIY Party Themes - Under the Ocean Decorations As party themes go, this one is certainly a … [Read more...]

DIY Mini Aquarium – Activities for Kids

DIY Mini Aquarium for kids

While planning Chesney's Underwater themed birthday party I was trying to find a fun DIY craft that fit the theme, didn't cost a fortune, and doubled as a party favor. I'm so sick of goodie bags filled with candy! I'd rather invest that money in something of actual value and make fun activities for kids. I've used affiliate links to the products I used. Baby Marimos While exploring different … [Read more...]

Dragons Defenders of Berk Part 1 DVD

Dragons Defenders of Berk Part 1 DVD

DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1 is now available for purchase. I received a copy as an FHEInsider. All opinions are my own. If you saw How to Train Your Dragon and loved it like we did, you won't want to miss this one. It's packed with new dragons and new adventures. Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1 Synopsis DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon  fans can soar higher … [Read more...]

Walking with Dinosaurs the Movie

Walking with Dinosaurs The Movie

Dinosaurs are interesting at any age, in my opinion, but especially fascinating to children. As an FHEInsider, I received items for this post. All opinions are my own. Walking with Dinosaurs the Movie is available as of March 25, 2014. Walking with Dinosaurs the Movie Synopsis Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and BBC Earth Films invite you to bring home Walking with Dinosaurs The … [Read more...]

One of the Best Educational Apps for Kids

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When my kids were in preschool there weren't any apps available for teaching or entertaining them.  In fact, the concept of the app was just being realized.  This is a sponsored post written on behalf of GS Preschool Games.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the Best Educational Apps for Kids - Preschoolers Technology is a fact of life.  The earlier kids are able to use it the better. … [Read more...]

Free Birds Movie #FreeBirdsDVD

Free Birds Movie Giveaway and Twitter Party Info #FreeBirdsDVD

Free Birds is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. As an FHEInsider, I received promotional items for this post. All opinions are my own. Free Birds is a movie that the whole family can enjoy. With adorable characters and hilarious actors, this movie is sure to be a hit. Free Birds Movie From the makers of Shrek, Free Birds is an animated adventure about two turkeys from the opposite side of … [Read more...]

KidKraft Toy Box to Grow With Your Child

KidKraft Toy Box to Grow With Your Child

I am SO excited to announce… we have received a referral and we are to be adopting a little boy soon! All of this talking about our adoption – and we finally have a face, name and little dude to be planning for. On the day after we received the news, we received this toy box in the mail. In exchange for a review, KidKraft sent me this toy box, little did they know it would be the first “gift” to … [Read more...]

Teach Kids How To Grow Lunch

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I am desperately trying to find new ways to get my kids excited about eating healthier.  They are relatively pretty good eaters, but since I am a future Registered Dietitian (RD) there is always room for improvement!  This spring, I am planning to teach them how to grow their own lunch! It will make veggies more fun and educate them about entire process. How To Grow a Garden Made EASY This … [Read more...]

Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment

A few more uses for diaper rash ointment

Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment is not just for babies!  I'm thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Dr. Smith's.  I received compensation for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Diaper Rash Ointment . . . Not just for babies! I have found great success using Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment for: An Overnight Facial Cracked heels/calluses Chapped … [Read more...]

Make Reading Fun with New Books

Make Reading Fun with New Books

I love new books. Reading adult books, I am not likely to read and re-read favorite books. However, I know with kids on the way, we are guaranteed to hear the same stories over and over again. I am so thankful for new and creative stories from Scholastic so I do not have to listen to the same stories told over and over again quite as often. I received a selection of books from Scholastic’s Holiday … [Read more...]

Educational Fun with PLAY-DOH

Educational Fun with PLAY-DOH

Even as an adult, I love PLAY-DOH. Tip: it is fun to play with to relive stress. When I was little, I was a professional at making snow men (it's three different sized ball shaped pieces stacked on top of each other, not too hard, you could try it out for yourself). Recently, Silver Dolphin Books took PLAY-DOH to a whole new level with educational books. After receiving a variety of their books … [Read more...]

Mamma Chia Seed Drink Review

Chia Seed Drink by Mamma Chia

I am happy to bring you this Mamma Chia Seed Drink review and giveaway sponsored by Mamma Chia.  I received product samples to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Mamma Chia Seed Drink and Chia Squeeze Snacks First of all, YUM.  The flavors are fantastic.  I don't even know how to pick a favorite.  When I asked my daughter, she even said, "I don't know, I like them … [Read more...]

VTech Kid Connect on InnoTab 3S

VTech Kid Connect on InnoTab 3S

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and VTech blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.  VTech Kid Connect is a ground-breaking new communication app only available on the InnoTab 3S.  This is an app that helps parents stay connected to their children and bring family members together. VTech Kid Connect on InnoTab 3S Now younger kiddos can text like their … [Read more...]

Make a LEGO Minifigure Holiday Card

LEGO Holiday Card

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LEGO for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Make a LEGO Minifigure holiday card in minutes on the LEGO website.  This is an adorable little card that you can download and share with your family and friends.  Create your own LEGO Minifigure Family.  You can add up to 13 family members, including pets.  Customize the skin tone, facial … [Read more...]

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