Great Giveaway for Expectant or New Moms


Welcome to the Kiinde Breastfeeding Starter Kit Giveaway Hosted by: We’re Parents!? and Mending the Piggy Bank We all know that starting out our journey as a parent can be difficult. The first time I walked into a baby store to start a registry, my husband and I looked at what we dubbed “the great wall of […]

My Dog Thinks She’s a Cat (or a Tiger Shark) and it Cost Me $6000


You know the Skippyjon Jones series about the Siamese Cat who thinks he is a Chihuahua? My dog, Olive, has the opposite problem. She is a playful pug who thinks she is a cat. She walks the back of the couch and sits on windowsills. She purrs as she sleeps in a ball at your […]

Using Musicals to Promote Language Development #StreamTeam


Disclosure: I have received free Netflix streaming and a streaming device as part of my membership on the Netflix Stream Team.  All opinions expressed within this post are my own. Once in a while a movie comes along that captures the attention and admiration of (almost) all who see it. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this […]

Mom Knows Best – Advice for My Growing Boys


This post is sponsored by Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water. As my boys grow up, I find I have more and more advice to offer them.  Some of it is important: “Always wear socks. No one wants to sit next to the stinky kid at circle time.” “Be kind to everyone.” “You can’t marry your mommy. […]

Teach Your Preschooler to Read {Like a Teacher Would}

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One of the things that surprises many parents is that Kindergarteners are now expected to read. And by “read”, I mean by the end of the school year, they should at least be able to read a level D guided reading book (A what?!  What does that mean?) by the end of the year. Coming […]

Happy Birthday, Little Guy!

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My little guy turned two this week…Its exciting to see him grow into such a funny, social, kind, and smart little boy, but it is sad to think that the day is coming that he won’t snuggle with me like a baby anymore.   Little Guy’s Favorites (and not so favorites): Favorite Toys: Big Elmo […]

The Value of Pirate Money

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Image from PortableAntiquities A recent interaction with my three-year-old started like this: Buddy: Mommy, I really want to buy some new cars.  I want Taco Mater and Flo. Me: Well, you need to earn some money to buy those things. Buddy: I have GOLD, mom!  (He rushed to a pirate’s booty bag he brought home […]