Parenting

GoldieBlox, Raising girls, sponsored, engineering

Learning to Disrupt the Pink with GoldieBlox Giveaway #lookatGoldie

When I was a little girl, I was raised that little girls did “girl things” like play with baby dolls and Barbie dolls. Boys played with Legos and Lincoln logs. Girls were pretty and boys were dirty. Boys got to have all the fun while all I got to do was chores and play with toys that taught me how to be a “young lady“. Enter easy bake ovens, play houses, baby dolls who crie... »

hideaway, raising girls, proud mommy moment

Sometimes You Just Need a Little Hideaway in your Life

My daughters, they saw an Instagram video of a friend’s little girl lip syncing Kiesza’s Hideaway. It was the first time they’d ever heard the song. They were instantly obsessed and being my children, of course they never do anything to scale. They had to take it and run away with it. After making several Instagram videos, they decided it was time to pull out the big guns and the... »

Back-to-school, first day of school, kids growing up, letting go

Back-to-School ~ Diary of a Recovering Helicopter Mom

Back-to-school school is upon us. Yesterday morning, I took my girls back-to-school. I know that I should be rejoicing. I thought I might be. This summer has been very busy and trying but instead, I was sad. Sad that another summer is gone and there are so few left before they go off to college. When they are babies and toddlers, each day feels like 72 hours but these years now pass more quickly t... »

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Losing Our Saffaron Still Breaks Our Hearts

As a family, we love animals. The first thing the Big Guy and I did together as a married couple was adopt a gorgeous brindle boxer puppy. We named her Saffaron and she was our first little girl; our first dip in the parenthood pond. We were young and in love and we adored this runt of the litter with the giant personality. She stole our hearts from the moment we picked her up to play with her. It... »

motherhood, #promisetobaby, johnson and johnson

My Promise To Baby Was Made Before I Ever Met Her

What was your promise to baby? I am partnering with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect to share with you avery special campaign that Johnson’s has undertaken to make moms feel safe.JOHNSON’S® Baby always listens to moms and although their products have always been safe, they took a stand and changed their formulas to give moms peace of mind. We all make promises to our babies.... »

mom, driver, minivan, #Swaggerwagon, crazy

Do you Get Your Freak on In Your #SwaggerWagon ?

Wait! Have you heard that the latest technology in minivans makes it so that I can yell at my kids in the car without having to scream over the Kids Bop #71 millionth edition CD and the two of them out octaving one another to the tune of, “NO, YOU’RE THE worst sister ever!” What? Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post; I just think that this is really cool and I want these features STAT. Apparen... »

parenting, mom, work, life, balance, summer

Only 9 More Summers

Mom work life balance, is there even such a thing? Oh the working mother guilt in the summertime is almost unbearable. UNBEARABLE. I thought I couldn’t handle leaving my girls all day and going to an office to work because I didn’t want to miss anything and I still don’t. There are only 9 more summers until my oldest turns 18, then college and then I won’t have these every day opportunities ... »

Boston harbor, Faneuil hall, freedpm trail, historical Boston, Boston, family travel, fun, New England, family travel, things to do in Boston, Massachusetts

Things to do in Boston When Traveling with Children Part.1

I’ve made a short list of things to do in Boston when traveling with children. When my family was in Boston,Massachusetts we saw and did a lot of wonderful things.Honestly, too many things to mention in one post but I would like to mention some of our favorites. I won’t lie, I drug my kids all over Bean town. It was like Disney World to me. There was just so much to see and I only had 6 days... »

tornadoes, thunderstorms,duracell, batteries, prepwithpower, storms, incelment weather, safety preparedness

Duracell Batteries Help Soothe Frightened Children on Stormy Nights

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser Duracell. All opinions are mine alone. The song says rainy days get me down but not my family because we’ve got Duracell batteries a plenty from our local Walmart. We’ve got rechargeable Duracell batteries in AA because almost everything we own takes AA batteries and a drawer full of Duracell coppertop batteries in ev... »

Seussical, Chicago, Shakespeare Theater, Dr.Suess, Review, arts, culture, kids

Seussical at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Seussical A whimsical adventure through the world of Dr. Seuss July 5–August 17, 2014. Do your kids love Dr. Seuss? Do you? I grew up reading Dr. Seuss and now, I read Dr. Seuss to my girls. They love the Lorax, the Whos in Whoville and especially the Cat in the Hat! Well, guess what? The awesomeness that is Dr. Seuss has been made into a musical, perfect for k... »

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