20 Things for Postpartum Recovery

I know this is primarily a DIY blog, but the only thing I've been DIY-ing lately is a ginormous baby growing inside me.  This is my fourth baby and it's been fun to be pregnant again after four years.  I'm 36 weeks now and hopefully this babe will be born in the next three weeks because MAN I'M HUGE.  I've been stocking up on all the stuff I'll need right after the baby is born and I realized how much there is just for a postpartum mama!  There … [Read more...]

Kids Spring Cleaning Bingo Game

I love spring so much--the weather warms up and everyone starts going outside.  And then the sun shines in your house and you see how dirty your house got all winter.  Ha!  I made a helpful spring cleaning list a few years ago, but who wants to do that all by themselves?  Have your kids get involved in the spring cleaning and make the jobs go faster. I actually love getting my kids to work around the house because not only does it help me, … [Read more...]

Leapfrog Toys Review

I'm a Leapfrog ambassador, so they recently sent us a whole bunch of their new toys and LeapTV games to review and test out.  Here are the items they sent us: New LeapTV Console LeapTV game--Doodle Craft LeapTV game--Blaze and the Monster Machines LeapTV game--Frozen LeapTV game--Letter Factory LeapTV game--Disney Princesses Number Lovin' Oven Scout's Build & Discover Tool Set Word Whammer LeapTV games I wrote a … [Read more...]

LeapPad Platinum Review

We recently received the new LeapPad Platinum from LeapFrog.  We've been working with LeapFrog for years and last year I visited their headquarters and learned about the process of how they develop games and products. The visit made a big impression on me, I wish everyone could have seen that side of LeapFrog.  They put in so much time and energy into each product and truly try to make it as educational as possible, while still being fun.  So … [Read more...]

Summer Math Program

When I was in first grade, I was abominable at math.  I wasn't great in a lot of areas, actually, but math was something I always struggled with.  I was much too busy being social to care about learning.  And my parents were super busy with their other ten kids to ensure I always did my homework.  By third grade, I was demoted to the lower level math class because I just wasn't keeping up with the smarter kids.  (On the plus side, I felt like a … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Take a Break

My husband was gone last week on a trip for business.  Meaning I was a single mom for a few days.  And as any single parent will attest, you get a whole lot of kid caring time and not a lot of personal time to relax.  And I definitely needed this last week!  Actually I need it on a daily basis.  I find that if I take an hour or so in my room to just recharge, my kids just play together and then I come out ready to take them on again. But … [Read more...]

Staying Hydrated this Summer

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV We had a soccer game on Saturday...along with 4 million other kids in the world.  Soccer is THE sport, am I right?  But my son loves it and will play it rain or shine.  But we tend to forget one little super important thing...a water bottle!  I always forget … [Read more...]

Online Doctor’s Visit

We've all been passing around a bit of a cold this last week. My four year old has this wicked cough that sometimes even causes him to throw up. It's always so sad to see your kids sick and they are so sad to have to stay inside and rest. Especially now that the weather is warm and it's spring--what a terrible time to get sick! I don't know about you, but sometimes it can be really hard to make it to the doctor. My husband has literally had a … [Read more...]