3 Great Games Kids Can Play At Your Next BBQ

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With summertime still in full swing, there are all sorts of BBQ’s, reunions, and social gatherings going on. That means all sorts of people and even more food to keep those people satisfied. In our family, we love food and the kids are munchie monsters. They can devour almost anything you put in front of them and that means we have to be prepared. The Gold Emblem Abound snack foods are healthy, … [Read more...]

Good Parenting is Green Parenting: 4 Tips for an Eco-friendly Family

Good Parenting is Green Parenting Tips for an Eco-friendly Family

Green parenting is beneficial to not only the environment, but also to you and your baby. As a more discerning eye has been cast toward what really goes into consumer products on the market, especially for children and babies, the importance of using organic, safe materials has become more prevalent than ever. Raising an eco-friendly family requires a little more work, but it’s worth it in the … [Read more...]

You’re Never Too Old To Make Believe


Imagination is a powerful thing. We can explore the jungles of South America or rub elbows with rocks stars of old. Our imagination is truly the strongest when we are children. We tend to let it atrophy as we get older. Luckily, I have my niece who is 5 years old and has enough imagination to power a billion ton imaginary locomotive. She has reminded me to not be so serious. She helps me and makes … [Read more...]

9 Reasons For Parents To Love FamilySignal

Reasons For Parents To Love FamilySignal

With school starting up soon, I figured it was the perfect time to tell you about a location sharing app called FamilySignal to help parents and children stay in touch.  FamilySignal allows you to stay in touch with your family with location-sharing.   It’s a great app designed to offer us, parents, peace of mind and our kids a feeling of freedom and security. 9 Reasons For Parents … [Read more...]

Exploring the Polynesian Cultural Center ~ `Ohana Time on O’ahu


Luau. The word itself just conjures images of Hawaii. You know if someone says Luau and you’re not in Hawaii that whatever you are going to be involved in will just be a pale imitation. For the real thing, you need Hawaii. And at the end of Day 2, we hit the Luau. We started off from our Hotel in Waikiki for the drive to the North Shore of Oahu and the Polynesian Cultural Center. I can’t lie, the … [Read more...]

8 Reasons To Go Fishing More

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stren for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love fishing with the family, my husband, friends, or even alone.  I can think of several great reasons to go fishing more, and here are a few. 8 Reasons To Go Fishing More Connect with friends and family – Whether you are going fishing with your spouse, kids, or family and friends, it’s an … [Read more...]

The Journey to Sundae Fundae with Smucker’s and Kroger


I like ice cream. The hubby likes ice cream. My kid well, she loves ice cream. One could say we are an ice cream eating family. Or even better, we are ice cream connoisseurs! But ice cream by itself can be boring. Unless of course you want to pay $30,000 for some fancy schmancy ice cream with caviar. Ok, just kidding, I don’t actually know that there is ice cream with caviar in it. Personally, I … [Read more...]

We Love The Graco Sous Chef 5 In 1 Seating System!

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Having a baby is such a beautiful part life. There are so many things a baby needs during their first few years and this is why we love Graco! Baby chairs are one of those inevitable baby gear purchases. As they grow, eventually our babies will need to have a place they can sit to eat safely. Because the high chair is a basic essential that will be used for many years, making a … [Read more...]

Spending Quality Family Time Together Comfortably.

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I love spending time with my family, every chance I get. We have a family area in our home for spending quality family time together comfortably. We are the type of family that share our daily happenings and activities as well as set up plans for vacations or just a trip to dollar day at the local theater. It's important for us to do this in a group setting, this helps to form a strong emotional … [Read more...]

Taos Ski Valley: 5 Reasons to Rent A Handpicked Home

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Finding a place to stay on vacation can be quite the challenge and I know I am not partial to staying in hotels. They are impersonal, expensive, and lack a relaxing aura. Every motel and hotel I have been to smells the same, looks the same, and doesn’t feel like much of a vacation. I grew up in a mountain resort town and though there are tons of hotels and inns to choose from, many people opt to … [Read more...]

Movie Night Fight Night: 5 Ways to Choose Your Flix


Summer is in full swing and there’s lots going on. At our home, the kids are loving the pool as much as possible. When it’s too hot, we head inside and play games and turn on Netflix. But, sometimes movie night can turn into a problem. So here is our resolution for Movie Night Fight Night: 5 Ways to Choose Your Flix. There is so much to choose from and there are tons of titles on Netflix … [Read more...]

Finding Our Rhythm at KoAloha Ukulele ~ `Ohana Time on O’ahu


Oohhhhh, the post where we visit a Ukulele factory! Koa is a super strong hardwood native to Hawaii. Aloha is the welcoming spirit of Hawaii. Put them together and you get a Ukulele. That’s right Ukulele’s. On today’s look back at our `Ohana Time in Hawaii trip, we visit the KoAloha Ukulele factory. As we drove up it was an inconspicuous place tucked back out of the way. We weren’t sure if we … [Read more...]

The .Pharmacy Initiative: Avoid False Medication Sites

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The vast majority of people in the world are online. We do everything online like shopping, paying bills, communicating, and even seeing a doctor via video chat. That being said, it makes sense that a lot of people use the internet to order their prescription medications. There is a huge problem with this due to a large number of illegitimate sites advertising prescriptions drugs. The .pharmacy … [Read more...]

My Little Summer Socialite ~ #SummertimePlay


Summer is here! Summer is here! Summer is OFFICIALLY here!! I know the weather has been a little confusing, hot one day, comfortable the next, plus some rain here and there but it is summertime and that means the little ones are home full-time. In other words, for the next couple of months we are fully responsible for what our kids do and don’t do, 100% of the time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. … [Read more...]

Join The Home30 Challenge With Philips Airfryer

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There is always a mad dash to find the healthy and fast way to prepare meals. Life can get super busy and it can be difficult to cook a wholesome meal that tastes great and takes minimal time. It can make sense to grab the convenient fast food meal or throw in a frozen entrée for dinner. But, neither of those options are healthy and really aren’t all that tasty. There is an easier, tastier, and … [Read more...]

The Honey Girls At Build-A-Bear & They Rock!

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I love Build-A-Bear Workshop! It’s a place my family and I have not only visited, but well we visit online too. I have the whole My Little Pony Collection, and the girls have several different characters. However, if I was to ask Mattie what the coolest thing she got from Build-A-Bear Workshop was she would say, “The Honey Girls Build-A-Bear Bunny!”  I know she is just as excited I'm part of … [Read more...]

Share Some Classic Cartoons With Your Kids


Saturday morning cartoons is a very fond memory and luckily it isn’t a fleeting one. I still love to watch my cartoons that I used to watch as a kid. And, taking some time to share some classic cartoons with my nieces and nephews is a lot of fun too. I love being able to show them some of the shows that we watched as kids and I get to learn what’s cool now. Share some classic cartoons with your … [Read more...]

The Best Father’s Day Gift for Dads Who Love Football

The Best Father's Day Gift for Dads Who Love Football

Where do you find the best Father's Day gift for dads who love football?  Well considering Wilson Sporting Goods makes the Official Game Football of the NFL it might be a place to start, which is why I'm excited to be part of this exciting new campaign.   I have the coolest, and best Father's Day gift for dads who love football....  Did you know that Wilson Sporting Goods … [Read more...]

An Introduction to Royalty at Iolani Palace: `Ohana Time on O’ahu

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Buckingham Palace. The Louvre. The Kremlin. The Forbidden City. All Grand Palaces around the world. There’s no such thing in the good ole USA though right? We were a democracy from day one and don’t have any of that fancy stuff right? Wrong. Did you know there is a royal palace in the United States? I had no idea. Did you know there used to be a Royal Family in the United States? I had a vague … [Read more...]

Make Bathtime Fun With SoCozy, Your Kids, & You


This post is made possible by SoCozy and written by me. All opinions and statements are 100% my won. Any time spent with a child is a memory in the making. Times spent at the playground or watching a movie together, they are all great moments that last a lifetime. Another hugely important time spent with our kids is bath time. It is a time to learn, bond, have fun, and get squeaky clean all at … [Read more...]