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Celebrate the #NatureMoments In Your Life with Nature Valley

I just cannot believe the summer is half over. The time goes by way too fast! When the kids first get out of school I always have such great plans. Then life takes over and our summer fun seems to get pushed to the back. We have had some great adventures but I wish weContinue Reading …

Top 6 Fun and Low Budget Activities for Kids that Will Save Summer

If you are a parent, you have most likely already heard the infamous “I’m bored” from your children this summer.  It may have come out of their mouths on the first day of summer vacation or if you were lucky, you didn’t hear that phrase until the second week or so. While you will hearContinue Reading …

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Being a redhead I just can not handle the heat and sun. I spend a lot of the summer hiding under my big umbrella on the deck or looking for a shady spot. I love being outdoors, but not in the sun. I am always looking for ways to keep cool while still enjoying theContinue Reading …

Tactile Pleasures: Why Play Benefits Adults Just as Much as Kids

Have you ever noticed the way that all kids find time to play and most adults do not? It’s a strange dichotomy of life when one age groups feels so free to enjoy playtime and another does not. Play, especially the sort that provides tactile pleasure, is as good for grownups as it is forContinue Reading …

Relax with Hallmark & Have Some Me Time #LoveHallmarkCA

For the first few years of being a mom, I really had no idea that ‘me time’ was even a thing. I just assumed my life with be filled with diapers and feedings and soccer games and cooking 24/7. Pretty much forever. There is no doubt I was not taking care of myself. It wasn’t untilContinue Reading …

NERF Rival Khaos MXVI-4000 Blaster

When it comes to gift giving, the hardest for me to shop for is always my teens. They are young adults who still very much like to have fun. They are active and have energy to burn but are too old for many toys. So what do you buy them? When I want to giveContinue Reading …

Give PLAYMOBIL under the tree

We are long time fans of Playmobil play sets. My children love that they can build them, add to them and of course, play with them. The details and quality are always amazing and allow for many hours of imaginative play. Over the years we have had many great sets that the kids usually buildContinue Reading …

Experiences make Great Gifts all Year Long #MakingAList Giveaway

It gets to a point where you really are not sure what to buy people for gifts. Children are easy to shop for, but the older a person gets, the harder it is. When people ask me what I want for a gift, I am really unsure how to answer. Most things you want orContinue Reading …