Fun ideas for Baby’s 1st Christmas.

Fun ideas for Baby's 1st Christmas.

This year my youngest will celebrate her first Christmas. I can't wait to capture the expression on her face when we first turn on the Christmas tree lights. Nor can I wait to see her reaction to find colorful boxes under the tree. (She loves paper and boxes!) While she's too young to truly enjoy the season, I do want her to have a few first Christmas goodies to treasure when she grows older.  Fun ideas for Baby's 1st … [Read more...]

Keeping the sparkle in our smiles.

Never fully dressed without a smile

Disclosure: “I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.   My Granddad had a smile that would light up his whole face. He had an infectious laughter that would fill a room with smiles. And today when I think of him that's the first thing I remember about him. I would love to be remembered as a … [Read more...]

How to host a Mr. Peabody and Sherman Viewing Party {+ A Craft & Recipe}

My Peabody and Sherman Viewing Party (21)

If you're yet to watch Mr Peabody and Sherman, I urge you to go get yourself a copy. This 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation entertainer has just come out on Blu-Ray and DVD and is a great family entertainer. Packed with rib-tickling scenes, history lessons and adventure, my kids will vouch this to be one of their favorite movies in a while. We even hosted a Time Period Viewing Party to celebrate the release, featuring one of the … [Read more...]

Encouraging a love for cooking in a child {+ A Quick Fix Veggie Saute recipe}

Encouraging a love for cooking in a child (2)

I have to admit it's always quicker and easier to get all my cooking done without little hands assisting me. But then I stop to remind myself that I need to accept help from my kids if I want them to enjoy the time they spend in the kitchen when they grow older. Encouraging a love for cooking in a child This is easier said than done especially if you're the sort of person who loves to have everything done a certain way...veggies cut a … [Read more...]

7 ways to prevent your child from catching the flu

Soccer

We've officially stepped into Fall, which means cooler weather, school's on in high gear and yes, a new soccer season has begun. While I love that the kids have busy schedules, I also recognize that fatigue can weaken their immune systems. With the flu season lurking on the fringes, I know I need to do my part to ensure my kids stay healthy. With my youngest being 8 months old and my older two full time school goers, I do know they will … [Read more...]

Healthy Habit Heroes In Training!

Healthy Habit Heroes In Training

Disclosure: “I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.   As a child, there was one thing I was terribly slack at... taking good care of my teeth. The result? A good number of cavities! I'm not proud of my dental pits, caps and fillings but I have to admit, I find them incredibly helpful in … [Read more...]

3 things to keep in mind while gift shopping for kids {#ChosenByKids}

3 things to keep in mind while gift shopping for kids- Mommy Snippets

With the holidays right around the corner, choosing a gift for a child can tend to get a tad bit overwhelming, even if it involves shopping for your own kids. As a Mom to an 8 year old daughter, 4 year old son and 7 month old daughter, I understand and want to encourage you to stick to this helpful strategy... 3 things to keep in mind while gift shopping for kids  . 1. Pick a gift that is practical- We generally buy the kids Christmas … [Read more...]

“Showering” your hostess with love {Bridal Shower Hostess Gift Idea}

Bridal Shower Hostess Gift Idea

I love gifts that involve a play on words. So when I was sent an assortment of Softsoap body washes I thought these would make the cutest inclusions for a gift basket for a B.F.F., a special baby shower hostess or better yet a bridal shower hostess.  . "Shower" the hostess with this fun and affordable bridal shower hostess gift   You can choose to make a gift basket with an assortment of body washes or choose a fragrance you know … [Read more...]