5 Ways to Raise an Independent Child

While we might like to baby our kids when they’re young, they need to learn how to be an independent child. But how do you teach that? Helping our little ones to build the confidence and skills they need to navigate the world is important but we also want them to know we’re there if they fall. Here are a few great tips to help you encourage your child’s independence while still staying close by. 5 Ways to Raise an Independent Child 1. Create an independent environment. Teach your kids … [Read more...]

Holiday and Sick Day Mommy and Me Activities For Kids

https://www.pexels.com/photo/kid-child-woman-girl-7530/ Spending time with our loved ones is always special. When it comes to your little ones, you want to make the most of each and every day. But it can be tough to think of activities that provide you all with the best benefits. Weekends are usually full of routine activities, and you’ve more or less got them down. But what about holidays and sick days? You want to make the days enjoyable for your children, engage them and keep them … [Read more...]

Dream Frenz – Fun Pillows For Kids #OMHoliday16

One of my daughter's favorite things is fun pillows. That's why I am excited for her to unwrap the fun Dream Frenz pillows this Christmas season! Dream Frenz is from the imagination of a young girl who was the oldest of three sisters. She liked to draw characters with big round heads and tiny bodies. One of her first original sketches, of a pirate, can be seen on this page. Her middle sister, who had taken sewing lessons, sewed the original Dream Frenz prototype. The youngest sister got in on … [Read more...]

Inspired Ideas To Help Your Child Reach The Top Of Their Class

Our kids will always be our priority no matter how busy we are. Their happiness is something we want for them from the moment they are conceived. And most parents want their children to strive to be successful in life as well. This often means making sure their education is both excellent and effective. But if your little ones aren’t making the grades, is there really anything you can do about it? Yes! There are plenty of things you can try to help your children reach the top of their class. … [Read more...]

Kidpik Unboxing and Review

Disclosure: I was given a Kidpik box for free in exchange for my honest review. There are a lot of subscription boxes out there. Crafts, food, beverage, and more. Kidpik is a new kid's fashion box that Riley and I are absolutely loving! Kidpik is designed exclusively for girls ages 4-14 and is perfect if you are on a budget. There is no styling fee nor is there any membership fee. You receive a box of clothes that are tailed to your daughter's likes, pick what you want to keep, and send the … [Read more...]

My Dream Kitchen For Baking With The Kids

I love spending quality time with my daughter. Like most busy Moms, I can struggle to find enough time in the day to be fully engaged with her. But one activity that we just love to do together as a team is baking. It doesn’t matter what we’re making. We could even be cooking the dinner! So long as we’re together and having fun then we’re both happy. Of course, kids are small. As she’s getting older, I’m noticing just how difficult it is for kids to get really involved in the kitchen. It’s … [Read more...]

My Interview With Mia Hamm & LeapFrog LeapBand Giveaway! #FitMadeFun

Disclosure: I am receiving free product in exchange for my post.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own! If you follow me on Facebook, a couple of weeks ago you probably saw that I got to do something pretty cool - interview retired soccer star Mia Hamm!  The occasion for this was her involvement with Fit Made Fun Day with LeapFrog on September 6th.  This fun day on September 6th in Los Angeles was an exciting event where parents and children got to come and help break some records!  Check … [Read more...]

Tidy Books Kid’s Bookshelf Review & Giveaway

If you are a parent you know that reading is extremely important for your child.  The sooner you start reading to your children, the better.  For us, we started reading to Riley the day we got home.  Our voices soothed her when she was upset.  She is now two (where in the world does the time go??) and she absolutely adores books!  We probably read 10 different books a day on any given day.  Seeing her point at pictures and saying "dog" or "kitty" or if I ask her where Elmo's nose is and she … [Read more...]