The Reconciler Faith Based Movie #ad

We received a review copy of the movie, The Reconciler. All opinions expressed are our own. I feel like most of the movies out now days are hard to watch. They contain so much foul language, crime, drugs and sex, and let's face it, while the world is full of this stuff, it's just not something I'd prefer to sit down and watch. The Reconciler was a breath of fresh air. It was a movie that I could watch with my spouse without worrying about something offensive popping on the screen. You may find yourself on the edge of your seat from time to time, but it's worth it! The film is inspirational. It's about love and forgiveness and making a connection with God. The Reconciler is there to help people out. The movie is inspiring and entertaining and kept us engaged the whole time. It's exciting! I felt like the movie was great at teaching us to let go of our pasts and to forgive. All too often we hold onto things that we really shouldn't. I could go on and on, but I'll let you watch … [Read more...]

Having Fun With Our PLAYMOBIL Hockey Game #ad

We received free product from Playmobil to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are our own. There's nothing I love more than to see my children sitting around a table playing nicely with one another. I love to watch my boys interact, use their imaginations and enjoy each others company. A couple of weeks ago we received PLAYMOBIL's NHL Hockey Arena. My boys are big soccer players, but they still enjoy the sport of hockey and were pretty excited to rip this big box open! I must say that setting it up was a breeze. As a matter of fact, my 11 year old pretty much had everything snapped together and in place before I could get my camera ready! There are 4 NHL players included in the box. They have movable arms and hockey sticks which make it fun to block goals! There's a joystick that you can use to maneuver the goalie from side to side. I must say that I thought this was going to be a lot smaller. I also wasn't sure how much play time it would get. I'm pleasantly … [Read more...]

Trying to Get into the Halloween Mood…

This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading Company. All opinions expressed are our own. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love that life sort of just slows down. We can cuddle up on the couch and watch movies together on the weekends. Our attire changes over to comfy clothing, cute boots and scarves (I admit that I have more scarves than I really have room for!) I love that we can throw comfort foods into the crockpot, enjoy hot cocoa and coffee and just relax. With that being said, this year things are going to be a little different. Let me explain. We are in the process of selling our home and buying a new home. This will be a challenge as we are homeschooling our 5 boys and we will need to go in and paint and lay new carpet before we can move into the new home. So, we are not exactly relaxing. Instead we are packing, cleaning, and preparing to get busy at the new house. I have had a chance to decorate our current home for fall. I convinced my husband that it would help us … [Read more...]

Back to School Backpack Check w/ ChapStick #ad

“The ChapStick® product, information and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.” This year has been a really busy one for us. Typically I spend more time discussing our homeschooling and day to day life with you all, however this year we've been so busy that I've skipped over much of it. I wanted to take a bit to let you all know a little about what we have going on. We are still homeschooling, however we have joined some very nice homeschool groups and are very active in sports and other clubs. Our children have a lot of friends and I believe they are more social and busy now that we are homeschooling than they were when we were at their old school. But, with that being said, we still like to do some of the traditional things...like shop for backpacks and back to school supplies. I'm a little old school and I like to keep things tidy and in order. I purchase the backpacks so that we can easily pack supplies and take them with us when we want to do our schooling … [Read more...]

Sleep Better With Spider-Man By Your Side #ad #JFShome

This is a sponsored review. All opinions expressed are our own. We only give honest reviews, and our posts often contain affiliate links. Thanks! When you have a house full of little boys (like I do), or even if you only have one, you know how important it is to be tucked into bed safely at night. Our boys have all been into super heroes at one point in their life and Spider-Man has always been at the top of their list of super heroes! It's common for young children to be scared of the dark and to want comfort at bedtime. We have found with our children that there are some things we could do to make bedtime a little easier and a little less stressful for everyone in the house. I thought I would list a few below. Better Bedtime Routine With Spider-Man: #1- Find a special comfort object for your child. Since our boys love super heroes so much, we found that the Spider-Man Pillow Buddy made a great comfort toy for them at night. Not only is he super cuddly, but he's a super hero, … [Read more...]

Toys That Travel Well—Review

We received toys to review. All opinions expressed are our own. If you have kids you know how important it can be to keep them entertained when you are traveling. It's asking a lot for children (especially young children) to sit for a long period of time without having something to occupy them. I mean, unless you love hearing, "Are we there yet?" a million times over and over during the trip, then you are probably going to want to be prepared before hopping into the car and heading out the door. We received PLAYMOBIL's carry cases for review, and I couldn't be more thrilled at the perfect size and fun packed in these little cases. They are also great for trips to Grandparents or when we go to work at one of the houses we are renovating. The cases are themed, so you can find a theme that fits your child's interests and personality. When your child is finished playing they can simply place everything back into the carry case, snap it closed and set it aside for the next time … [Read more...]

Keep Kids Regular With Culturelle Kids

This post is sponsored by Culturelle. All opinions expressed are our own. When a child becomes backed up it can really be physically and emotionally stressful for them, and for the parent. Not knowing what to do to help your child with their bathroom cycle can be frustrating. 61% of moms cite occasional regularity issues with their children as their top concern. When I heard about Culturelle products I was extremely happy to give them a try! We started with their probiotics (which our pharmacist even recommended to us one day while we were picking up a prescription!) You know a product is great when the pharmacist is even recommending it! It just so happens that one of my children was having bathroom issues when I was contacted about reviewing Culturelle® Kids Regularity Gentle-Go™ Formula. What is Culturelle® Kids Regularity Gentle-Go™ Formula? It is a gentle blend of dietary fiber from inulin, a preboitic vegetable fiber and whole kiwi fruit. Another key ingredient is … [Read more...]

Start School Off Right w/ Teacher Peach

Teacher Peach is the sponsor of this post. All opinions expressed are our own. Teachers play such an import roll in the lives of our children. If you were to take a moment to sit back and really think about the teachers you had growing up, would you remember them? I remember many of mine, especially the ones from my younger years. They were such an important part of my life and helped me in so many ways. I have fond memories of so many of my teachers. It really would be great to go back and thank them for pushing me and really believing in me! With Teacher Peach our children can show their teachers just how much they are appreciated. Teacher Peach is a one-stop-shop that supports teachers with creative classroom products. They recently launched their new A Note From the Teacher monthly subscription box. (Subscription boxes are so fun!) Each month the box will arrive with note writing items so the teacher can send notes that matter home with his/her students. There are greeting … [Read more...]