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Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Gift Ideas for Peppa Pig Fans (+DVD Giveaway) #Ad

We received new Peppa Pig DVDs for review which helped us think about other fun holiday gifts for Peppa fans! This post contains affiliate links. There’s just something about that cheerful little pig with a British accent. My kids have...


Little Tikes Touch ‘n Go Racers are Fun for Little Ones #Ad

We received a Touch n Go Car for review. All thoughts are my own. Post contains affiliate links. When I was little, I thought it was so cool when my dad bought me a remote control car for Christmas....


Washing Dishes is Fun for Kids With the Splish Splash Sink & Stove! #ad

We received the Splish Splash Sink & Stove from Little Tikes to review. The fun is based on my children’s experience. Contains affiliate links. My son has a new obsession…he absolutely loves playing with water. Pouring container to container. Splashing....


Drool-Worthy Desserts: 12 Holiday Pies to Send Your Taste Buds to Heaven

This recipe collection is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to collect and organize recipes. I only added pies I want to eat! Check out 12 Heavenly Holiday Pies by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com Anyone who knows me knows I love sweets....


Do Your Holiday Gifts Have Batteries Included? #PowerTheHolidays

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with SheSpeaks and Duracell. All thoughts shared are my own. A few of my kids’ favorite toys require batteries. They make sounds, they light up, or they move around. Toys like Scout,...


The Fresh Beat Band Live

Dance and Sing with The Fresh Beat Band – Live in #Milwaukee!

We’re happy to help spread the word about great family-friendly entertainment in the metro Milwaukee area! Do you have a preschooler who loves to sing and dance? Silly question, I know! Both of my kids love music too. I...


Get 10 Free Holiday Cards From Tiny Prints! #Ad

Disclosure: This post contains my affiliate link. It’s that time of year again – time to order holiday cards! My favorite cards these days are personalized. I love to see everyone’s smiling faces. If they aren’t personalized with photos,...


Disney Junior Live Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure – Coming to Milwaukee! + Ticket Giveaway #DisneyJuniorLive

Yo ho, let’s go! Get ready for Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure coming to Milwaukee! Feld Entertainment is providing my family with complimentary tickets as well as tickets to giveaway. I dare say that’s better than grabbing gold...


green, orange and purple spaghetti

Tricks and Treats: 13 Ghoulishly Good Halloween Party Food Ideas

It’s my favorite time of year again and so I had to share these fun Halloween treats perfect for a spooky party. This collection is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to organize and collect recipes, but all recipes were...


Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

I’m not a fantastic cook, but I can make some deliciously simple dishes. My absolute favorite appliance these days is my Crock Pot followed by my deep freezer. The end of the day is often challenging for my to...


Yo Gabba Gabba Live: Music is Awesome Ticket Giveaway for #Milwaukee

We are huge Yo Gabba Gabba fans. My husband and I took our daughter to see them when they came to Milwaukee last year. We’ve been waiting for them to come back, especially since our son has become a...


Trying for Three

Looking back through old blog posts, it’s really neat watching Rissa grow up. I started writing here when I was pregnant with her and it is hard to believe she is turning 4 years old this month. Really it’s...


Where Did September Go? {Weight Loss & Other Updates}

The other day I felt like I was getting into another posting groove, but then I looked up and it wasn’t the other day… it was over 20 days ago. (Heck, I started the draft of this post two...


How Would You Describe Your Child?

I stared at the question on the preschool parent questionnaire. How would you describe your child? I’m not sure why, but I always hated being asked about my baby’s temperament at well baby checks. It felt like there was a...


Bring on Brinner! 12 Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

This collection of delicious breakfast for dinner recipes is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place where you can collect and organize recipes online. Check out 12 Breakfast for Dinner Recipes by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com I love breakfast foods, but I don’t...


The #LeapTV Pre-Sale is Here!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign to share information about LeapFrog’s new LeapTV! One of this year’s hottest holiday toys is on pre-sale today — September 2! The new LeapTV gaming console by LeapFrog is going to be a hot...


Keeping Myself Accountable {Weight Loss Update}

I’m the type of person who is filled with ideas and likes to go all in on something to the point of obsession. I tend to burn myself out of motivation this way. It’s taken quite a few years...


The LeapFrog LeapTV Pre-Sale is Coming Soon! #LeapTV

This post is part of a sponsored campaign to share information about LeapFrog’s new LeapTV! One of this year’s hottest holiday toys is going on pre-sale on September 2! Yes, I really do think the new LeapTV gaming console by LeapFrog is going...


Easy Pineapple Banana Smoothie

I loooove smoothies. I might like milkshakes even more, but smoothies are always a hit in my house. The kids think it’s fun to help fill the blender and drink through fun straws. When Rissa was younger, I made Peanut...


There’s Something Exciting Coming From LeapFrog! #LeapTV

This post is part of a sponsored campaign to share information about LeapFrog’s new LeapTV! We’re big fans of LeapFrog in this house. We have several of their toys and the kids enjoy watching their educational shows. Everything we’ve bought...