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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


Happy Holidays HTC One Max Smartphone & $50 Verizon Gift Card Giveaway! #VZWVoices #Mom

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Moms Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. Would you like


Get Caught Reading… With Little Critter Doll Giveaway!

Disclosure: I’ll be receiving the same item as the giveaway winner.  No other compensation was provided.  We just love Little Critter! Did you know May is Get Caught Reading Month and May 13-19 is Children’s Book


Share the Love with Blue Nile!

I previously shared 7 memorable Valentine’s Day gift ideas and jewelry is often a great choice, especially if you select a quality piece with care. Blue Nile (the home of my engagement ring)


Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out Ticket Giveaway #Milwaukee #YoGabbaGabba

You gotta jump! shake! shimmy! them out… Let’s get the sillies out! Oh yes, I am going to be THAT mom who will be singing all the Yo Gabba Gabba songs right along with my


Happy Birthday Mercer Mayer! + Little Critter Book Giveaway (US) Ends 1/12/13

I loved books from an early age and am passing that love on to my own children.  There are so many stories from my childhood that I’m trying to share with Rissa.  Some of


Gift Card Weekend $105 in Gift Cards Giveaway! (US) Ends 12/31/12

Gift Card Weekend is coming up and is a great time for you to do some after Christmas shopping.  Maybe you didn’t get the most coveted item on your wishlist or you need a


Wall2Wall Stickers $50 GC Giveaway (US) Ends 1/2/13

Have a wall or two or four that could use some sprucing up? Wall2Wall Stickers has you covered, well, wall to wall, with a nice selection of vinyl decals. Whether you are decorating the


Find the Perfect Toy to Gift From PlaySkool #thisskoolrocks

I tend to think I’m a pretty good judge of what my daughter likes and doesn’t like, but occasionally she surprises me. Lately she has become more interested in pretend play and toys that


Give the Gift of an Applebee’s Gift Card Online or In Store + Giveaway!

I love receiving gift cards for the holidays, but only for places I like to go to so restaurant ones are usually a safe bet.  Since becoming a mom, I appreciate dinner gift cards


Use Sweet Relish for Creative Shopping Wishlists + $200 Visa GC Giveaway!

Are you a shopaholic?  Do you like to curate shopping lists for yourself and others?  Then you might be interested to learn more about Sweet Relish, a place that is all about saving purchasable


12 Days of Gifts Galore #Giveaway – 9 Winners! (US) 11/25-12/6 #12DaysGifts

Welcome to the 2nd annual 12 Days of Gifts Galore giveaway event hosted by Tales From the Nursery and Mama’s Baby Cupcakes.  We have to keep things exciting during the holidays by giving you


Thankful for My Readers $5 Amazon GC Giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to do a little something as a thank you to all my wonderful readers. I really appreciate you – without you… I’d be talking to myself! But seriously, I am thankful


One Step Ahead Toddler Toy Prize Pack Giveaway! (US) Ends 12/6/12

We’ve shared a few great toddler gift ideas from One Step Ahead and now you have a chance to win them!  Thank you to One Step Ahead for sponsoring this giveaway! Prizes!  (1) lucky US reader


Who Will Laugh More: Elmo or Your Toddler? #LOLElmo

Actually I think I laugh more than both of them. It might be terrible of me, but I have to stifle a giggle when my toddler says she’s scared of Elmo. Don’t worry, I’m


How ‘Me In a Tree’ Website Can Help Busy Families (+Giveaway)

I luck out that Brian and I have long since established clear, open lines of communication.  Sure, we do communicate frequently through text messages, email, and social media, but we use it in a


LifeProof Case for iPhone 4/4S Giveaway! (US) Ends 11/29/12

Life is full of unexpected adventures and accidents, especially if you have kids.  If you’ve ever worried about fishing your phone out of the toilet then you need a LifeProof case. Dust, snow, mud –


I’d Like Potatoes With That Please (+ Giveaway)

When most people think of Wisconsin they think of cheese, beer and brats. While those are part of our state’s culture, there’s even more to us than that! Wisconsin also produces a


Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” Coming to #Milwaukee – Win 4 Tickets!

There’s just something so fun about seeing beloved children’s characters live – don’t you think?  We are fortunate to live near a metro city that is a tour stop for many large performances.  You


Musical Ball & Stack Elephant Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 11/26

This toy is already a hit in our house with my toddler.  I can’t wait to see what our baby thinks of it when he’s around six months old!  If you are looking for