LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System Giveaway




Everybody wants great educational toys for there kids and LeapFrog just came out with a new one LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System. Learning to read is a big step for kids and LeapFrog is helping with the new LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for ages 5-7. This system is a really great way to get your kids interested in all things learning. The system consists of a book shaped console with an attached pen and books that you purchase separately. When the book is placed in the console the pen brings it to life. 

Continue Reading

New Belli Skincare Products

belli face wash

belli face wash


Lately my skin and I seem to be at war.

Products that have been so good to me for the past few years suddenly aren’t cutting it. My skin seems to be in a constant state of stress and I can’t figure it out. I have tried new products and then gone back my old ones and nothing seems to be working.

When Belli contacted me about a new line of skincare products I jumped at the chance to possibly find a new skincare routine. Belli is a trusted brand for pregnant moms so I knew it would be made of quality ingredients. Belli takes your skin and you health seriously and they make sure the products are  allergy tested, free of paraben preservatives, gluten, phthalates, and artificial dyes or fragrances. For expecting and nursing moms, Belli even follows a unique safety screening process to avoid ingredients, synthetic or natural, with known links to birth defects or harmful effects while breastfeeding.

Continue Reading

No Really, Can Your Child SWIM?



In the summer we live at the pool, literally we are there 5-6 days a week. We belong to a members only pool and they have very reasonable guest policies so we often bring friends. Inevitably when you are discussing a pool play date the question Does your child know how to swim? comes up. This is such a tricky question because I have learned that my definition of knowing how to swim and others is not always the same. Continue Reading

Finding the Best Care at Cleveland Clinic #ClevelandClinicChildrens #IC

“This post was sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Children’s as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”


Photo cred: Russell Lee Photos

When your child is hurting and you can’t fix it, well that is a pain that is truly unbearable.

I have been very blessed with healthy children. Our biggest scare to date was the birth of my fifth child. When my daughter was born things went rather smoothly and I was so happy to finally have her in my arms. And then I was terrified, it all changed so quickly. My daughter let out a cry when she was born and then she went silent. She was snuggled on my chest and at first I thought she was just content with the skin to skin contact but it just seemed off. My mothers instincts kicked in and I knew, I knew with every fiber of my being something was not right with her.  Thankfully the nurse caring for us agreed and soon she was rushed away as her oxygen levels were too low. Continue Reading

Sour Punch Candy Popsicles and Other Sour Candy Treats

sour punch popsicle

It’s National Sour Candy Day so I teamed up with a brand I love, Sour Punch, to bring your some delicious and easy ways to celebrate this great day.


sour punch candy bar


I love sour candy, it has always been my sugary weakness so any excuse to indulge I will take. My kids awoke today to this sour candy feast set out in celebration of National Sour Candy Day, needless to say they were happy to help me celebrate! The kids and I decided to get creative with how we enjoyed our sour punch treats this year in honor of such a special day. Of course we also ate plenty of the Sour Punch Candies plain because they are so delicious!

Continue Reading