Sunday, July 20, 2014

Need Summer Boredom Busters? Try National Geographic Kids Books!

Welcome to the Summer Heat Giveaway Hop!
Hosted by Planet Weidknecht and LeahSay's Views and joined by several amazing bloggers including The Mommy Island!
Have your kids been coming to you saying they're bored? Do they need something to do inside to cool down before going back out in the heat? We've got the perfect cure for they're boredom! National Geographic Kids has created some fun interactive books to keep them entertained this Summer. Learn more about these engaging books and enter our giveaway below! 

First Look: Disney's Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 is bound to be one of the funniest animated movies this fall! I watched the trailer multiple times and could not stop laughing!

This seems to be one of those movies that the whole family will watch together. Kids and parents alike can share in the humor of this movie trailer, and the anticipation of waiting for it to come out in theaters later this year!

Please enjoy our sneak peak of "Big Hero 6" by watching below.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sink Your Teeth Into Fun Facts With Octonauts: Calling All Sharks!

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The Octonauts are back in action with their latest adventure Calling All Sharks! The Booper was surprised when this arrived in the mail, he couldn't wait to watch the team. He kept asking, "Does this have sharks?" This was perfect timing because he's been really interested in sharks lately asking us all kinds of questions about them and other marine animals. Once again the Octonauts have pulled off a timely movie to ignite the minds of children and encourage them to explore nature and learn something new.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ready For Baby With Purex & One Step Ahead

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Getting ready for a new baby is a big job, and I remember when I was in the "nesting" phase. I got a little crazy worried my baby would fall down our stairs and I had to have the perfect baby gate. I asked friends and family where to go and one of my cousins told me about OneStepAhead and all the cool baby safety products they sell. I was able to order some useful items and some fun baby gear too. If you're an expecting parent who's trying to get ready for baby and perhaps you need some safety items or need to wash up all those tiny little outfits then you're going to love this event! Purex is giving away a Year's Supply of Purex Baby Detergent and Purex Crystals for baby- plus $1,000 Gift Certificate to OneStepAhead!

"More Milk Please!" With MilkSplash {Review and Giveaway}

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We go through lots of milk in our house. I've always loved milk and usually drink a glass or finish off the milk in my bowl after cereal every day. Our whole family loves milk and we buy a gallon of whole and a gallon of skim once a week. The Booper still drinks whole milk since his doctor recommended he continue drinking it since he's at a healthy weight. He will drink milk without flavoring, but now he loves to add in MilkSplash for a special treat.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Orkin Backyard Explorer's Kit Giveaway

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When creepy crawly critters come visit your home or yard don't bug out grab the ORKIN explorer's kit and take a closer look! This Summer help your child learn more about the world around them with a fun Backyard Explorer's Kit from ORKIN. Read more about ORKIN #BugWisdom and enter for this fun prize below. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dreams We Want To Have: The Booper Reel

Since returning to the outside workforce I've had huge feelings of guilt and regret for leaving the Booper at night. My husband is perfectly capable to take care of our little man, but this was not how I envisioned our life going. I planned to be with the Boop until he started school then I would always be home when he was. Even though I know the Booper will always love me just the same I go through rough moments where I question if he understands that I wish I could stay home with him at night. This morning when I got up we were in the kitchen and he was helping me get my coffee going(he loves putting the k-cup into the Keurig for me) we had this conversation:

Booper: I'm just sad this morning mommy.

Me: Why are you sad?

Booper: Because I didn't dream about you last night.

Me: You wanted to dream about me?

Booper: Yes, I told myself to have a good dream but my dreams didn't listen.

Me: Well we can't control our dreams.

Booper: But I missed you while I was sleeping because I didn't dream about you.

Me: You don't have to dream about me now, I'm here.

Booper: It's a good day now mom!

Me: You're right!

Melt my heart.
Melt my guilt.
Melt my fears.
Melt my dreams into something new.
Working outside or in the home, I'm happy to be this sweet boy's mom.
The stuff dreams are made of.

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