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Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Adventure

We received the new Jake and the Never Land Pirates DVD to review. Since the whole Viacom / Netflix fiasco a few months ago, Rissa has added some new show favorites to her viewing list. When we pick something to watch it is kind of nice to have more variety than we


Dreamworks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Coming to #Milwaukee #DragonsLive

Several months ago I got really excited to see that Dreamworks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular would be coming to Milwaukee in October – and it’s almost here! This one of a kind show, featuring fire breathing dragons of epic proportions, will be flying into the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI from October 25th through October


What DisneyNature’s Chimpanzee Taught Me About Family

My daughter was excited to watch monkeys on the television at home.  She had a much better view with DisneyNature’s Chimpanzee than she gets at the zoo.  She giggled in delight at Oscar’s antics and asked what happened when his mama didn’t return.  I didn’t think I’d get so choked up over


Push Present Ideas for New Moms: Jewelry From Juno Lucina

Have you ever heard of a push present or a push gift?  I hadn’t until recently when I was contacted by Juno Lucina asking if I was interested in working with them.  Admittedly I felt silly not knowing what a push gift was since I’m pregnant with my second child.  I thought


Nothing Sexier Than a Husband Who Cleans the Floors

I was going to specify “carpet” in the title but didn’t want everyone’s mind in the gutter.  Except.. now it is, isn’t it?  That’s okay, I’ll wash it off with my new Hoover Max Extract 60 (Amazon affiliate link) we received to review! Our carpets get a lot of traffic from Brian, Rissa, our


How I Keep My Bathroom Clean(er) With the Push of a Button

I don’t know about you, but the room I dislike cleaning the most is the bathroom.  My kitchen is a close second, especially with my pregnancy super nose.  The odors in either room get overwhelming!  I am very lucky that my husband helps a lot around the house.  When we first lived


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 (and sometimes still do) the most ridiculous things to try and get my daughter to laugh.  Now that


Father’s Day & Graduation Gift Idea: Linksys EA2700 Wireless Router #fathersday #graduation

Over the years we have been pretty brand loyal to Linksys for routers, though my dad did stray once or twice based on a sale.  Homes are getting more and more connected these days – my parents’ house included. My parents live a few hours away, so we visit them once a


Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Does Your Daughter Have Dad Hair? {Book Review}

Dad’s love their little princesses.  The father-daughter relationship is quite a special one.  I know, because I’m close with my father.  He got to be the one to do all sorts of awkward things like take me bra shopping.  Thankfully, he never had to do much with my hair. My husband loves


TOYconomy ~ Toy Rental Service Review

[UPDATE: They’ve gone out of business] With many families having less disposable income these days, it’s no wonder that we look for ways to save money on toys! Kids grow fast and toys are expensive.  Toys are often in good shape when they are outgrown.  But where do you put everything? And