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Magic Weighted Blanket

Disclosure: The blanked pictured below was provided compliments of Magic Weighted Blanket. As a parent of a child that suffers from anxiety you will try just about anything to help them.  For us it has been about a 5 year struggle, starting around the time our son was 6 years old.  Our struggle is social situations and mostly school.  We can go for weeks with no incident and all of a sudden he will be suffering again.   When his anxiety is in full swing it can lead to some aggression (only at home) from him not knowing how to communicate his feelings properly.  He bottles up his anxiety when away and … [Read more...]

Real Shades – Affordable, Durable Kids Sunglasses

Disclosure: The sunglasses pictured below were sent compliments of Real Shades. You wouldn't let your child play outside in the sun all day long with no sunscreen on, right? So then why do we allow them to play outside with no protection on their eyes? UV exposure can harm the eyes just like it harms the skin and over time, the effect of UV rays can be very damaging. Around 73 percent of adults wear sunglasses, only 58 percent of those 73 encourage their children to wear sunglasses. We have got to change that.My eyes are very sensitive to the sun. You will not catch me outside with out my sunglasses, … [Read more...]

What Motherhood Means To Me #thankfulMOMents

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Terijon. Motherhood: the state or experience of having and raising a child; the qualities characteristic of a mother. Just thinking about the word motherhood sends a flood of emotions through me. I have been blessed with four gorgeous, smart, loving children who make me proud to be a mom every single day. Loving them and teaching them has become my passion and I would not change that for anything. I am where I am today, because of them.My own mother passed away a few months before I gave birth to my oldest child. Not having here to guide me through learning … [Read more...]

Sticking To Our Budget With EveryDollar

Disclosure: This post brought to you by EveryDollar. A few months ago Nathan and I decided that we wanted to gain control of our debt. Our goal is to be as debt free as possible at the end of 2016 and to do that we needed a plan. After much research, we decided to use the Dave Ramsey snowball method. It's a very easy to use program that we started the day we found it. His program breaks getting out of debt into seven very easy to follow baby steps (you can read more about them here). His first step is to secure at least a $1,000.00 emergency fund. We did that by reducing our food budget for the … [Read more...]

Be A Birthday Star At Chuck E. Cheese!

When you think of throwing your child the best birthday party ever what pops into your mind?  I'm betting the words 'easy', 'stress-free' and 'affordable' probably don't- but they should because you can have a Chuck E Cheese Birthday Party. Booking a party is easy, all you have to do is pick the day, pick your package and send out invitations. Once the big day comes around, just show up at your location and your host of hostess takes care of the rest. No need to order a cake. No need to buy, put up or take down decorations. No need to clean your entire house for a party, only to have it trashed after … [Read more...]

Quik Shade Instant Canopy

Disclosure: The Quik Shade Instant Canopy pictured below was provided compliments of Quik Shade. Our Shadepro Vista Awning Shade (more about that here) does a very good job shading our outside area, however it can only provide shade where our awning is and the design of our awning sucks big time. Keystone totally dropped the ball on this one. Our outdoor compartment, where the TV and all our entertainment is, is not covered by our awning at all. Because of this, we are not able to really use our outside area during certain points of the day- enter Quik Shade.Quik Shade Instant Canopies offer a wide … [Read more...]

The Kindergarten Toolkit

Disclosure: The curriculum pictured below was sent compliments of The Kindergarten Toolkit. Making sure your child is prepared for kindergarten is no easy task. You don't want to push them too hard and make them hate learning, but at the same time there is so much they need to learn before starting school to give them confidence so they excel. That is where The Kindergarten Toolkit comes into play.The Kindergarten Toolkit is a teaching tool for parents to use with children ages 2 thru 6 that fully prepares them for Kindergarten. The kit helps build a basic foundation of reading, writing and math … [Read more...]