Help Feed Kids In Your Community With Champions For Kids and Walmart #SummerOfGiving

I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Champions for Kids and Walmart are joining with sponsors Tyson, Birds Eye, and State Fair brands for the Summer of Giving Project, to help provide 5 million meals to hungry kids. The core values of Champions for Kids are simple, yet profound, and drive their efforts to “mobilize millions” to help children – All children should have: Someone who cares; a Place to belong; Hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey. All children. Did you know that 10 percent of U.S. children live in food insecure homes? That’s millions of children who don’t know when, or if, their next meal is coming. This is especially true during the summer months when Continue Reading »

Save Family Time With Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Plus A Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post. Opinions are 100% my own as always Summer vacation is finally here for my kids. This is their first week of no school and we all have been pretty much relaxing. Nannah’s room is getting a huge makeover and I have been helping her declutter and remove everything out there. Other than that, everyone has been laid back. I know after this past Winter, my family wants to get out and enjoy the weather this Summer. I’m talking about fairs, concerts, fireworks, picnics, swimming and anything else that is warm weather friendly. Of course kids want to do a lot of activites with their friends. This does not mean you can’t carve out time to spend together. Due to the demands of modern life and Continue Reading »

TJ Is Officially A Freshman!

My only son has hit a milestone. He has graduated from 8th and will be a freshman in high school in the Fall. It seems like he was just learning how to walk yesterday and dressing up like a dinosaur. Last Friday we attended his graduation and it was so bittersweet for him. TJ is ready for the next step in his life which includes learning German and joining the cross-country team. But most of his friends will be going to different schools and he will definitely miss them. I assured him this does not mean the end of friendships and he can spend time with all his friends during the summer. And not just through Xbox Live! Secretly I am hoping time does not pass by too fast because I Continue Reading »

Try Candy From Around The World With Bocandy! {Review}

I am a fan of subscription boxes because it is a great way to try different products. The founder of Bocandy, Walter Blake Knoblock, reached out to me to give his subscription service a try. Bocandy is different since you will not find the typical food or beauty products here.  Bocandy is an international candy subscription service. For $11 you will receive a variety of international candy each month. One of the great features of this service is that you receive an email when your shipment is on its way with information about what will be inside. While this takes the surprise aspect away, it prepares you with a little background about the different candy. Our first pouch of international candy arrived last week. Inside we found: Haribo Mini Gummy Bag Continue Reading »

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Comes To Theaters 6/13 and a Prize Pack Giveaway #HTTYD2

Friday June 13th is a big day in my house for two reasons. It is the last day of school and How To Train Your Dragon 2 comes out in theaters!  The kids and I had a chance to rewatch the orginal How To Train Your Dragon last month. We are all caught up and ready to see the second one. The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years after the two have successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting Continue Reading »

Top 5 Must See Summer Movies – The Fault In Our Stars Made The List #TFIOS

This is a compensated post. Opinions are 100% my own as always. For the past few months my family has been taking advantage of the $5 Tuesday movie deals. All movies, even on the big Ultra screens for only $5 all day is just too good of a deal to pass up. Since we have been catching all the new releases lately, I have been making additions to our Must See Movie Summer Movies List because I don’t want to miss anything. 1. The Fault In Our Stars (in theaters this weekend!) Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, Continue Reading »

Getting Ready For Earth To Echo With A Few Goodies

Earth To Echo is coming to theaters July 2, 2014.  From the previews, it looks like a good movie. Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic Continue Reading »