Enjoy Summer Vacation Living Life Free With LifeLock #spon


The fact that we were compensated for this post does not sway our opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are our own. We took a fun summer vacation at the end of June, but we are suddenly feeling the need to book another last minute mini getaway. One thing that is really important to me when we are going on vacation is safety. Before we had kids we didn't worry about safety near as much (not sure why, but we didn't), but now that we have kids I'm always looking for things I can do to keep my family as safe as possible, especially when we are away from home and out of our element. Not long ago my husband went away on a business trip and his credit card number was stolen (not that actual card, but the number). We didn't find out until he went to use his card for business and it was declined. He knew the card had plenty of available credit, so he tried it several times. By now, he's feeling a bit silly and embarrassed and he decides to call the credit card company. The credit … [Read more...]

Getting Ready for School With Oriental Trading

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We received product to facilitate this review. We only give honest reviews. All opinions expressed are our own. It's the time of the year where Mom's frantically rush around trying to buy up the latest and greatest fashion trends and supplies their children are going to need for back-to-school before they are all sold out in stores. Yep, summer is close to an end and we will be starting school before we know it. I know you really don't want to hear this (or maybe some of you secretly do), but it's something we must discuss. I'm happy to say that I did a lot of my shopping online from the convenience of my home. That's right Moms! I shopped at Oriental Trading for supplies we are going to be needing while homeschooling this year. You don't have to be a homeschooler though! There are even supplies for teachers as well! I've always been impressed with the huge selection of products Oriental Trading has to offer! This is what we recently got from Oriental Trading We received … [Read more...]

The Smoky Mountain Opry is Fabulous! (Review)

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We were given free admission to the Smoky Mountain Opry in hopes that we would post a review on our site. We only give honest reviews and all opinions expressed are our own. We try to visit the Pigeon Forge Tennessee area as often as we can. Truth be told, we would be there every week (or permanently) if we could! This was the first year we have ever been to the Smoky Mountain Opry. In all of our years visiting (15 years), I can not believe this was the first time we ever attended this show. We arrived and were greeted by some of the friendliest staff ever! Seriously, when they say southern hospitality, they mean it! We were shown to our seats and sat for a couple of minutes before the show started. Once the show started we were entertained the ENTIRE time! Let me tell you a little about The Smoky Mountain Opry, for those not familiar with it. The Smoky Mountain Opry is an awesome variety show! The show consists of some of the best singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, … [Read more...]

Diaper Bags Don’t Have to be Frumpy and Ugly! #Review


We received free product to facilitate this review. We only give honest reviews. All opinions expressed are our own. My sister recently had a baby. It was her second son and we were all pretty excited to have another BOY added to the family! Our mother had 3 girls and she now has 9 grandsons! Funny how that all works out! I wanted a great gift for my sister when her baby was born and she's always excited to try out new baby products for our blog! We received the Amara Should Bag from House of Botori's chic diaper bag collection. Not only is this bag super lightweight, but it's stylish and it holds quite a bit (which is always nice for a Mom with 2 young children!) Now because I have 5 boys I have had the chance to review quite a few diaper bags, and I'll be honest, I sort of have a bag addiction (shhhh, don't tell my  husband! He doesn't notice when the bag changes!) I love that the House of Botori's bags are easier to carry. When I'm lugging the baby in the car seat and holding a … [Read more...]

Boys on a Mission


Last Wed. was our youngest son's birthday. Can you believe he's 4 already!? This Tuesday our second born will be turning 11! The boys love going to the store to pick out their birthday presents and since Daddy was away on a business trip last week we ventured out today in search of the perfect gift. The older 2 boys did not want to be in the photo. For whatever reason they do not like my photo opps (probably doesn't have anything to do with the fact that I always have a camera in my hand and love to share my photos with the WORLD). :) Our younger boys were on a mission to find that perfect gift! They knew exactly where they were going and they weren't letting anything get in their way. We ended up with some pretty great gifts too (puzzles & LEGOS for our younger son). How do you pick out birthday gifts for your children? Do you ask them what they want, surprise them or take them to the store like we do? … [Read more...]

Enjoying our M is for Monster Crafts!


We received product to facilitate this review. We only give honest reviews. All opinions expressed are our own. I'm always looking for fun crafts and things to keep my boys busy. I hate sitting them in front of the television and electronics and want to keep their little minds busy. When I heard about M is for Monster I thought this might be exactly what we were looking for. What is M is for Monster? M is for Monster is an affordable and educationally based monthly activity kit for preschoolers and toddlers. Every month a new delivery arrives straight to your door. There are 4 weekly themes and 2-3 projects per week allowing for great fun the whole month long! Not only will your kids love this, but they will be learning while having fun and you will be saving time and money by having them shipped directly to your door on a monthly basis! It's really a win/win! Each kit has 12 activities that are designed to teach kids things like numbers and letters, and did I mention they … [Read more...]

Easy Way to Raise Money For Your Team #RitzBitsTeams

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This is a sponsored post. We received compensation from Global Influence. All opinions expressed are our own and we are excited to share with you an easy way to raise money for your team! It's that time of the year again...Soccer Season! We have 3 boys that will be playing soccer this year, and I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty excited to watch them! Our 3rd born son was the first to ever have an interest in soccer. Neither my husband or myself were soccer players, so it was new to us. We quickly grew to love the sport, especially when our son was on the field! Last year our 4th born started playing soccer. It was pretty funny watching him run around the field because he was only 5 and really had no idea what was going on. He learned very quickly though and is quite the little competitor! This year our 4 year old has decided he wants to play too. I'm not sure how I'm going to be at 4 fields at once, but I'm up for the challenge and excited to watch these little boys grow into great … [Read more...]

Great Family Fun! #gettinghealthy #fitkids


We have been looking for new things to do together as a family. While we want to spend time together, we don't want something that's going to cost a lot of money. Since I've been trying to get healthier and in better shape I invited the whole family to come with me on a nature walk. (Calling it a nature walk made the boys WAY more interested). We ventured out last week for our first walk. It was a nice day (a little hot, but not too bad) and we walked along a path that had trees on both sides and water along the side. We did a full 2 miles our very first time! Not only did the boys keep up, but they didn't want to stop at the end! We did stop a couple of times so the boys could try to catch fish with their hands in the water and explore some of the little paths and nature off of the main path. We even stopped to watch a snake (gross, I know!) for a bit. The next time we ventured out on a nature walk the little boys had me jogging! They were running off and on the whole time! I … [Read more...]