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Red, White & Blue Giveaway Hop: Bonkazonks Iron Man Face Case & $20 Walmart GC (US) 7/1-7/14

Welcome to the Red, White and Blue Giveaway Hop coordinated by Tales From the Nursery and Formula Mom! This event will take place from July 1st through the 14th. We wanted to do something


Pregnancy Journal: 18 Weeks!

My belly continues to grow and is starting to go out the front a bit more. I’ll still never have a perfectly round basketball belly though! Naughty placentas… So, over a week ago I


The Gruffalo DVD Review

The beloved children’s picture book The Gruffalo comes to life on screen for your family to enjoy! While my family is not familiar with the picture book we quickly fell in love with the


New Frankenweenie Trailer!

I’m a fan of Tim Burton and have a love for Halloween, so I’m looking forward to Disney’s Frankenweenie coming out in October.  My husband is quite the fan of Young Frankenstein so I know


Why I Love People Like Us [Movie Review] #PeopleLikeUs

When you grow up in a family that society doesn’t consider to be “normal” you may wonder if there is anyone else like you. It often comes as a surprise that there are indeed


Peanut Butter Banana Grape Smoothie Recipe

We love fruit in our house and my daughter is really loving grapes lately! Did you know that…. right now, fresh and delicious California grapes are just coming into season which means they are available in a store near


Blogger Giveaway Event Sign Ups: On the Road Again {Travel Theme}

Summer time is full of travel, vacations, and getaways of all kinds. From near to far and everywhere in between, we could all use a few things to help make the most of our



Building Deeper Family Connections With Skype

I like to think I have a pretty good relationship with my parents.  They live about 3 hours away, so we really only see them once a month.  We used to talk on the


DreamWork’s How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular North American Tour Starts Soon!

Are you a fan of How to Train Your Dragon?  How would you like to see it LIVE with huge animatronic dragons and human actors?  You know the special effects will be amazing!  Ever since


Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

I love shepherd’s pie! The girls like it, it can be healthy, but Hubby doesn’t usually care for it. It had been forever since we’d had it, and I’ve been craving it, so I


Superhero Gift Idea: `Bonkazonks Marvel Avengers Face Case Toy

If your child loves Marvel characters, they will probably love Bonkazonks by Hasbro.  When I heard about this new toy, I was very interested in checking it out!  Being a Marvel’s The Avengers fangirl


My Do-Over Moment: Bleaching My Hair

I’ve done some silly and stupid things in my life that I wish I could do-over. At the time my choices seemed fine, but looking back… What was I thinking?!  I think most of


Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University Trailer!

Okay, I can’t tell you how excited I am for a new Monsters movie!  Brian and I loved Monsters Inc. and always had a soft spot for Boo.  In fact, once we found out Rissa


Pregnancy Journal: 17 Weeks!

Baby #2 continues to grow. I think my belly has stalled for now. It ballooned out when my uterus remembered what it’s like being preggo, but I think further expansion will wait until baby


We Had Fun at LEGO KidsFest! #LEGOKidsFest

Last weekend we headed to the Frontier Airline Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for three acres of LEGO fun!  Here are some of the highlights of our time there: The place was huge and full of


5 of My Favorite Cloth Diaper Prints #clothdiapers

One of the best parts about using cloth diapers is the fabric options.  There are so many different looks, colors and textures.  I started out with mostly neutral colors and a few “girly” colors


4 Reasons Why You Should Go See Disney/Pixar’s BRAVE #review #brave

BRAVE Genre:  Animation/Adventure/Comedy Rating:  PG U.S. Release Date:  June 22, 2012 Official Synopsis: Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. From Disney and


Win a Giggle Gang Plush Toy (US) 7/5

We’ve shared our thoughts on this toy and how it’s a great baby shower gift – now you have the chance to win one! Prize! (1) Giggle Gang Plush Toy (color will be selected at random) Giveaway! Log


Get Your Laugh On With the Fisher-Price Giggle Gang Plush Toys

The other day I shared how I find my daughter’s laugh to be magical.  Since she’s my baby girl, I adore her giggle, but really I love all baby and toddler giggles.  I used to