Are You Prepared For A Sick Kid During Vacation?

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own. When I pack for summer road trip, sunscreen and snacks are at the top of my list.  I also have way more clothes than we could ever use, extra diapers and at the last minute I typically toss together a first aid kit- just in case.This summer, our very first vacation was less than stellar. The very first day my poor Ethan woke up with a stuffy nose, a sore head and a scratchy throat. At first I blamed on allergies. But by the third day, I realized he had a nasty, nasty cold. The poor kid was miserable, and my … [Read more...]

Charlie Cat – The Original Cat Shaped Cupcake Pan (Plus A Recipe!)

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Charlie Cat. Are you a cat lover? Or do you have a little one that loves cats? Well be prepared to have your mind blown- because I think I founded the cutest product- EVER! Charlie Cat is a cat shaped cupcake mold that you can bake in! That means you can now make mini cat cakes, right in your own oven!!! I knowwwww!! How awesome, right?!Made of 100% food-grade silicone Charlie Cat is super easy to use. The material it is flexible, but firm. Which means your tasty treat will keep its shape and come out of the mold perfectly intact every time. Oven Safe to … [Read more...]

A ReView of RV Costs

The use of recreational vehicles continues to grow in this country. Many buyers think that their frequent use of the RV will save them a lot of money on hotels and meals. Others like the flexibility of choosing destinations on the spur of the moment, while some like being able to set up a clean, home-like atmosphere anywhere they go.But like anything, an RV has its challenges. We can get so caught up in the advantages that we easily forget about the things we can encounter that aren't involved in traditional car-and-hotel travel. These issues can emerge as soon as you drive off the lot, and many of them … [Read more...]

Make the Most of Your Rock Climbing Adventure

If you’ve finally decided to try rock climbing, you are probably pretty excited to get started. It’s a really fun sport and the barrier to entry is quite low. People of all ages can try their hand at hoisting themselves up a vertical wall to reach the top. Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t strong enough to get very far up the wall. Like everything in life, it can take time and practice. Stick with it and use these helpful tips to get started, and you’ll be on your way to rocking the rock climbing wall in no time.First things first: you need a properly fitted rock climbing shoe made for the kind of … [Read more...]

Best Things to Do with Kids in New York City

When you think of New York, you probably imagine yourself in the middle of the hustle and bustle holding giant shopping bags, hopping from broadway show to broadway show. No? Is that just me? Well anyway, there is a lifetime of things to do in New York City, especially with kids. It isn’t just for the grown ups! There are so many things to do with your family on your next vacation that you won’t be worrying about designer shopping and broadway shows. But come on, still make time for designer shopping. It’s New York for crying out loud! Your kids may not remember the movie “Big” with Tom Hanks, but … [Read more...]

Movie Review on the Shack

While movies primarily see as entertainment and escapism, it can also be a vessel for learning and in some cases reflection. Fictional characters, memorable ones at least, mirror a part of the human psyche that resonates with the audience. The plot steers the movie, but it is the actors who portray these characters that form a bridge with the viewer. Movies are understandably different from one another not only in the subject matter covered but also in themes and messages. Anyone can view them, but they target to specific audiences.Take, for example, the spiritual film The Shack. The movie features Sam … [Read more...]

Back Pain Relief

Today’s lifestyles and jobs require long extensive periods of sitting. Whether you work an office job 9-5 or you’re a frequent traveler, no one can escape the stress and strain that long periods of sitting can do to your back. When we sit for long periods of time we put stress on our lower back tissues and cause fatigue to our muscles, which in return, results in hard-to-ignore, penetrating back pain!Fret not! There is a solution. Most common and highly recommended by physicians is the Orthopedic Lumbar Support Cushion. It significantly reduces the stress and strain put on your lower back. The lumbar … [Read more...]