Keeping Memories with Keepy

Keeping Memories with Keepy | Memory Keeper | Organize Kids Schoolwork and artwork | Electronic Organization | Gift Ideas

My kids are growing up WAY too fast!  I want to preserve all the memories, and I found a new tool to help me keep up and stay organized!  Happy Dance!!!  Check out the details below to find out how Keepy can help YOU  (Heads up:  GIVEAWAY opportunity below) be organized and preserve family memories that you can look back on for years to come! Continue reading

Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Review

Smurfs The Lost Village Movie Review

Walking into the theatre to see “Smurfs: The Lost Village” brought a bit of nostalgia.  I watched Smurfs many Saturday mornings as a kid.  I did not remember all the details, but I did remember some basics…Smurfs are blue, there is an evil wizard that has a cat, and there was ONLY one girl Smurf.  It was nice to be reacquainted with the Smurfs (including their cute little mushroom houses), BUT the best part was the updated story line where they introduce more than one girl Smurf! Continue reading

I See Me! Personalized Books

I See Me Personalized Children's Books | Gifts for kids | Unique gifts | Book gifts | Personalized Gifts

In a material world where kids seem to have everything, finding a unique gift can seem so challenging.  Personalized gifts are often in the form of knick-knacks or objects that sit in a room.  How about a personalized gift that a child can use and enjoy (and might actually engage them in learning)!  Next time you are looking for a special gift for a child (maybe even yours) check out I See Me! Personalized Children’s Books.   I checked them out, and they are on my list for future gifts for family and friends. Continue reading

How to Rock Kindergarten

How to Rock Kindergarten

Kindergarteners have SO much to learn at 5 or 6 years old.  Believe me…I have experienced it first hand with my son this year!  My daughter will be starting kindergarten in a little over a year.  After seeing what they learn, I know she will be even more ready since I know what to expect.  If you are unsure about what to expect or have a child entering kindergarten for the first time, then I can share a great tool that will get your preschooler ready to ROCK Kindergarten.  Continue reading

Plan a Trip: Free Packing Lists

FREE Packing Lists - Download NOW Embrace Today - Family Vacation

Traveling with kids can be hard BUT do it anyway!  Yes, packing is required.  Yes, kids complain when stuck in a car (I am probably worse than your kids).  Yes, doing the laundry to recover after a trip is overwhelming.  BUT between all these hard parts the time together is so AMAZING.  Everyone needs a break from the daily grind, and you taking the break as a family gives you time to bond.  The memories that are made during this time together are SO special!  Plan a get-away today for the perfect vacation and get ready using my FREE packing lists! Continue reading

Who wants to be a better mom next week?

I want to be a Better Mom | Happy Mom | Better Mom | Self Care

The past week was rough.  I did my best BUT…. Why was I not the perfect mom I dreamt I would be?  Why wasn’t I the perfect mom I see in social media posts?  It was not the worst week, but I want to be a better mom next week!  My eyes hurt from staring at a computer all day, so I better make this quick.   Continue reading

Usborne Book Giveaway

Usborne Book Giveaway | Early Reader | Learning through Reading

Book, books, book!  Never too many books, right?  **Giveaway Below** Books have always been part of my life.  Reading was always fun for me, and I want this same joy for my children.  My husband and I have read to our kids from infancy every night as part of our nighttime routine.  Over the years Usborne books have been some of the favorites!  I am thrilled to tell you about a Usborne Book Giveaway! Continue reading

Boogie Board Writing Tablet

Boogie Board Writing Tablet - MUST BUY

Figuring out what is going on inside the mind of a child is a curious thing.  My kids share many things, but sometimes I am not sure what they are thinking!  We have found a FUN way to enhance our communication with the kids (and it even encourages thinking and learning – Shhhh don’t tell)!  WIN-WIN!  Let me tell you more about how the Boogie Board Writing Tablet has helped us, and it can help YOU! Continue reading

3 Ways to Help Your Child Have a Positive Body Image

Positive Body Image | Kids Positive Body Image | Build Confidence

“Look at those fat cheeks!”  “I love those chubby thighs!”  Kids hear these phrases from infancy.  It starts off sweet and endearing when we praise our babies for being more plump, but with all the attention on size it can turn negative.  As parents how can we teach kids to have a positive body image and not to focus on size?  Continue reading

How to Increase Your Child’s Compliant Behavior

How to Increase Compliant Behavior

Anyone out there tired of repeating yourself?   One of my goals this year is to yell less! I tend to escalate quickly as I ask for the second and third tenth time.  “Please brush your teeth” turns into “Get in here and brush your teeth, NOW” quickly.  This request is usually followed by complaints and groans (or worse) from my kids!  In order to make my goal of yelling less a reality, I am bringing back an easy reward system to encourage compliant behavior!  Continue reading