Kohl’s Cares $5 Collection

Kohl's Cares

We love shopping at Kohl's Department Stores, and we absolutely love the Kohl's Cares program. Have you heard of the Kohl's Cares program? We are providing a little information below for those that haven't. About Kohl's Cares: When it comes to kids, Kohl's cares. They actively support kids' health and education initiatives in communities nationwide. With over a decade of dedication and hundreds of millions of dollars raised, they aim to give kids a healthier, happier future. Kohl's Department stores has a very animated way to help kids this spring! We received the new Kohl's Cares Disney Pixar plush toys and books. These were available through April 4th at Kohl's stores nationwide and on Kohls.com (you might be able to find a few of these at discounted prices online still if you hurry!) But the newest Kohl's Cares product is so cute and cuddly that I think you'll all want to rush out and get them! For just $5 each you can add one of these new Kohl's Cares plush toys or books … [Read more...]

Introducing JLuxe by JLo #JLuxebyJLo

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Thanks to the sponsor for sending JLuxe for us to try out! It's almost Mother's Day! I like to talk about my children and the things they love, but let's face it...Mom needs a little spoiling every now and then! I just got spoiled with the NEW JLuxe fragrance from JLo! Yeah, I'm just a little excited about it! You know, I'm mom to 5 stinky boys. I often walk around with gym socks tucked in my purse (it's true), LEGOS in my pockets and maybe, just maybe, I may have rushed out the door and forgotten to check myself in the mirror a time or two. Ok, I admit it...I'm not perfect. But seriously, who is? I mean besides the lovely JLo of course! With a name like JLo on the bottle it has to smell great, right? I mean, JLo can't possibly have a product that is less perfect than herself, right? You're right---and it does smell great! So great that I'm actually remembering to check myself in the mirror on my way out the door while I rush back into the bathroom to put a dab on the fabulous … [Read more...]

Wish Educators a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week With a FREE Gift Basket from Educents!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! *We are Educents Affiliates. This post may contain affiliate links. I really had no idea how much time, patience and love went into being a teacher until a couple of years ago when I started working at a private school. The teachers there gave so much of themselves, and for what? For the children. Their love for the children was more than enough reason for these teachers to give up their time. I'm still so very thankful to have met such wonderful, kind, loving and giving people. This year we started homeschooling. While it's not an easy job, I have to say that I absolutely love it! Being able to teach my children has been such a blessing. Here are three reasons why I am thankful for educators: Their Passion Their Love Their Commitment Education has such an impact on ourselves and our little ones. Educents is here to help you pay it forward. In honor of Teacher Appreciation week, Educents & Peekapak have teamed up to provide your … [Read more...]

Becoming a Small Business Owner

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I'm not real sure how much I have told you about my business ventures I have taken over the past year. As you all know, I started my blog over 6 years ago. It started as Raising My 4 Sons and was on a free blogger platform. As it grew, and the name changed to Raising My 5 Sons,  I moved to a paid blog platform (WordPress) and I got my own hosting through HostGator. I was a little confused as to how to do things in the beginning when I switched to WordPress, but it didn't take long for me to figure it out and for my site to really start to grow. I think getting my own hosting was one of the best things I could have ever done for my blog. I am not limited to the types of monetizing I can do with my site and I set the rules of my own site. I love not having boundaries. It doesn't stop there though. Last year I decided that I wanted to be a small business owner. I started researching ways to start an online clothing boutique and I got busy. After getting the correct licenses and so … [Read more...]

What Are You Getting Mom for Mother’s Day?

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Special Thanks to Personalization Mall for sponsoring this post. Mother's Day is right around the corner. Do you know what you will be getting for your mother? How about Grandma- Do you have something special picked out for the mothers in your life? I'm a Mother myself, however I'm always thinking about others before myself. I am a gift giver---it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to give to others and that is why I love any excuse to give a gift to someone I love---especially my Mom! Every year it gets harder and harder to come up with a gift that will really show Mom just how much she means to us. This year I got all creative with Personalization Mall. They have so many unique gifts to choose from, like this personalized wind chime that I found in the "Best Sellers for Mom" section. I just know my mom would love this! I can already see her rushing outdoors to hang it outside of her bedroom window. I've picked out a personalized Grandparents Canvas print that I think would be … [Read more...]

How I Keep My Cell Phone Protected

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Special thanks to Pelican for sending a cell phone case for this review. I've got 5 children and the younger ones love to play with my phone, especially when we are out and about and they are bored (Doctor's visits and long car rides can get quite boring for a young one). I'm not going to blame the children for all of the falls my phone has taken either because my clumsy hands have dropped my cell phone more times than I would like to admit. After shattering one of my cell phone screens I decided that I needed to do something to keep my cell phone better protected. I was super excited to receive a Pelican Progear Voyager for review.  Pelican Progear™ Voyager The new Pelican Progear™ Voyager case is your first line of defense against rugged drops, invasive dirt particles and sharp-edged attacks to the screen. Multiple layers of rigid polycarbonate and energy-absorbing TPR work together to protect your phone. It really is a truly unique cell phone case. I was impressed at how well … [Read more...]

What Every Homeschool Family Needs…

HP printer

Special thanks to HP for sending us our free printer. A must-have for every homeschool family (honesty, we couldn't live without this product even before we were homeschooling) is a good printer! You don't realize how much you really use your printer until you don't have one. We went several months without a printer and it was a pain in the rump. Seriously, we were making trips to my in-laws to print things off ALL of the time. They don't live far, but it was just a pain to have to load everyone up just to print a form or a school paper. I love the convenience of having a printer at home. In the past I'd bought a cheaper printer to "get me by". I honestly had no clue what a good printer entailed and I wasn't about to spend a lot of money to find out. I'm SO happy to say that we now own an HP printer. While this printer isn't super expensive, it does have super quality! Not only can I print from my laptop while sitting in the living room to the printer that is all the way in the … [Read more...]

DVD Russell Madness Review

Russell Madness DVD

We received the movie for review purposes. We only give honest reviews. RUSSELL MADNESS is such a cute movie! My youngest 3 boys sat and watched this movie and giggled and talked about it for it days. As a matter of fact, the movie has played numerous times in our house. Anytime my boys want to watch a movie more than once, we can pretty much add it to the all-time favorites list! About the Movie RUSSELL MADNESS tells the story of Russell, an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own. After running away from his current pet store residence, Russell gets taken in by The Ferraros, a family desperate to revive their grandfather’s pro wrestling arena. That’s when they discover their new pet pooch has incredible wrestling skills. With help from his coach, Hunk, a savvy and hilarious monkey, Russell rockets to the top of the pro wrestling world and becomes a famous sports superstar. But when a dishonest promoter double-crosses the Ferraros, Russell will … [Read more...]