Teach My Child Learning Kit Giveaway #2014HGG

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Teach My is a sponsor in our Holiday Gift Guide this year. Visit that page to see them and all of our Holiday Gift Guide Sponsors.  What if I told you that there are products on the market that make it easy for parents to teach their children? We all want what is best for our children, however sometimes we simply don't know where to start. I'm pretty sure we just found the solution to that problem...not knowing where to start. Read below for more info (and be sure to scroll to the bottom and enter the giveaway!) Teach My, founded by Christy Cook, realized early in her parenting that parents are the best teachers of their children. This inspired her to create a series of products that are easy for parents to use to teach their children beginning learning tools such as the alphabet, counting, reading, telling time, learning colors, animals and more. I have found in my personal life that these learning kits are so helpful. My kids have loved sitting down with me to learn and play. … [Read more...]

NCAA Pregame Pride +$500+Walmart GC Giveaway

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This post has been sponsored by Global Influence. All opinions expressed are our own. When it comes to sports we get serious around here! As you can imagine, being the only female in a house full of males, I have no choice but to watch sports. It doesn't matter which room I go into, if there are games on television, chances are they are on each of my televisions. I mean, I would hate for anyone to miss a score or have to turn back and forth. Ha ha! Seriously though, I have fond memories of tailgating parties with family and friends, bonding over sports, food and good company. There's nothing that brings a bunch of boys together better than a little friendly competition. I don't ever really care who's playing, I just enjoy the time together. Do you have a pregame pride ritual you would like to share? Share it with us by tweeting #PreGamePride We can't wait to read your tweets! NCAA, Walmart, Axe, Dove Men+ and Degree are partnering to bring you a pregame grooming routine like … [Read more...]

Oh Me…Oh My…Oh PIE!

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This time tomorrow we will all be sitting around our dinner tables filling our bellies with delicious foods that have been prepared with love. Now, I'm a busy Mom and I have a lot of foods to prepare. I don't like to go out and buy premade products for the holidays, but I have found one product that tastes BETTER than the homemade version. What product, you ask? Edwards Desserts! And they recently introduced their NEW Pumpkin Crème Pie! Yummy! This pie has so many luscious layers that it takes your dessert to a whole new level! Let me break it down for you..the pie starts with a vanilla-cookie crust (oh yum!) that is infused with ginger and cinnamon, then it adds velvety layers of crème cheese and pumpkin and is topped off with a double layer of whipped-crème rosettes.  These pies are so easy and fit right into my busy lifestyle. You simply thaw and serve. Can't get much easier than that, right? The Pumpkin Crème Pie will be available until December 31, 2014 so be sure to get yours … [Read more...]

We are Leaping With Joy With our LeapTV

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Thanks to LeapFrog for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are our own. We only give honest reviews. My children were super excited to invite their friends/cousins over for a fun LeapFrog LeapTV party! We received the product with instructions for set up. It was super easy to hook everything up and we were ready for our party in no time at all! Children ranged from one year of age (we hadn't planned on including her, but she insisted and had as much fun as the rest of the kids--if not more!) all the way up to 9 years of age. It was so cute watching the kids bounce around in front of the television singing, dancing and laughing! I might be jumping the gun, but I'm pretty sure I get Aunt of the year (or maybe the night) award for my FUN dance/sports party! Check out our super cute video! Are your children asking for the LeapTV from LeapFrog for Christmas? I have heard many of my friends talking about this product over the past couple of months. It seems to be a popular … [Read more...]

Teaching Gratitude to Our Children

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I can remember the time I was attending a small child's birthday party. I had shopped and shopped for the perfect toy for said child and was pretty excited to see the look on his face when he opened my gift. I wrapped the gift with care and brought it with me to the party. I was younger at the time and really had no clue what little children would like, but I was sure this gift was going to please. I patiently waited as he passed my gift over time and time again to unwrap the other gifts all around him. There were so many gifts the wait felt like forever. That's okay though, he's saving mine for last- the best always comes last, right? That's what I thought in my mind. When it was finally time for him to open my gift he ripped the paper off in excitement for it was his last gift. Once the paper was off and the gift was revealed he tossed it aside and ran to the other room asking for cake and ice cream. To say that I was crushed really was an understatement. I had put a lot of time and … [Read more...]

Learn to Make Banana Nut Cereal Bars +WIN a $500 GC!

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A special thanks to UHCTV for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are our own. After the holidays our social media newsfeeds are going to be filled with New Year's resolutions to get fit and healthy and to lose weight. I bet all of us have made this our resolution at least once in our lives, some of us probably more than once (and maybe even every year). I thought it might be neat to share a fun Banana Nut Cereal Energy Bar feature with our readers. It's super easy to make and you can make it at home with your kiddos in no time at all! Check out the Banana Nut Cereal Energy Bars video. This yummy snack is perfect for busy families that are always on the go and is super convenient for afternoon snacks or school lunchboxes. I already know I'm going to be eating too much over the holidays and so I'm preparing fun snacks that are healthy and delicious BEFORE I start packing on the holiday pounds. Oh, but there's one more thing--by simply watching the Banana Nut Cereal … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Green Store $50 GC Giveaway #2014HGG

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Finding the perfect gift for loved ones can be a challenge. We are excited to be bringing you this Holiday Gift Guide this year full of wonderful gift ideas from great companies! Be sure to scroll to the bottom and enter to WIN a $50 Gift Card to The Ultimate Green Store! Are you looking for a gift that will be used all year round? The Ultimate Green store has awesome products that everyone on your list will love! You can find items for your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and more. They carry Eco-Friendly Gifts, Organic Bedding, Organic Baby products and other items that are good for the environment. Last week I shared with you the wonderful bamboo towel set I got to review from The Ultimate Green Store and now The Ultimate Green Store wants to give you the chance to try something out from their store with a $50 Gift Card giveaway! How cool is that right!? … [Read more...]

magicJackGO Giveaway #2014HGG

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My kids think it's funny that their grandmother still has a landline phone. I think it's brilliant. She saves herself from going over on her phone minutes and always has a phone even when her cell phone battery is dead. Do you still use a landline for your home telephone service? If you do, and you are tired of the expensive bill then listen up.  There is a better way, and it's called magicJack. magicJackGO is a home phone replacement service that allows you to make free local and long distance phone calls. magicJack is part of this year's Holiday Gift Guide, and you can read Mommy Runs It's magicJackGO review to learn more about this awesome product. The updated magicJackGO device provides crystal-clear voice service over an existing broadband Internet connection. The device costs only $59.95 and includes one year of unlimited local and long distance calls to the U.S. and Canada.* Then the same great service is only $35*/year – less than $3 per month. magicApp is a free companion … [Read more...]