We Love Denny’s Diners – Especially When Kids Eat Free!

Denys Dinner

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Denny's, where Kids Eat Free every week! There's a hot new toy in our house! Check out this 50's Diner! My husband and I ordered this new toy recently because we've learned over the past 5 years that our children love to imitate what they see and act out the things we do in everyday life. Yes, playing with a kitchen set is fun, but it's even more fun to have someone to serve that food to after you fix ...continue reading

Something New and Exciting from aden + anais!


I'm so excited to let you know about the brand new (and first ever) layette collection from aden + anais!!!  The collection became available for purchase on the 27th.  The pieces are adorable and look buttery soft, just like all of the other great items from aden + anais you've grown to love. With everything from bodysuits to bloomers, you're sure to find quite a few pieces you'll need for your little one! The layette collection is available ...continue reading

It’s That Time Of Year… Back To School Supplies Are Here!


I am sure you have noticed it, IT is everywhere! I'm talking about Back to School supplies, and going back to school is just around the corner. The shelves are stocked and the ads are already in full swing. Whether it’s in print or on TV, everyone is letting us know to prepare our children, or ourselves. I can’t speak for everyone, but I actually liked school! Now, don’t get me wrong… I loved summer vacation, and I felt like it could definitely ...continue reading

Win the Step2 Extreme Mountain Adventures Combo, ARV $499! #Giveaway


Welcome to the Step2 Extreme Mountain Adventures Combo Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro! Everyone likes a great deal -- did you know that by shopping directly through Step2.com, you can get exclusive combo deals on some of their hottest products, saving you lots of money in the process? Here are some of my favorite combos: If you're looking for a great combo deal for the adventurous kid in your life, look no further ...continue reading

Watch Pixar’s Short Film LAVA for FREE! #InsideOutEvent


My kids LOVED Disney Pixar's Inside Out! We have the movie soundtrack and play it in our van often. One of their favorite songs to listen to is LAVA and I was SO excited to find out that you can watch it FREE right now! Maggie is super excited and has already watched it five times today. Disney Pixar’s newest short LAVA, will be available to watch exclusively on digital on the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® ...continue reading

Why We Let Our Children Play With Toy Guns

Why We Let Our Children Play With Toy Guns

Most little boys (and some little girls!) love playing games that include guns. I remember well the days of playing "Cowboys" or "Cops and Robbers" or "Army" as a child. In fact, most days were utterly filled with some variation of "good guys vs. bad guys" weapons-filled games like these. It was part of my nature to enjoy using Nerf guns and swords to combat my sworn adolescent "enemies", both real (my friends who loved playing with guns just as ...continue reading

That Moment When You Realize Motherhood Has Kicked Your Butt…….Once Again

pile of dirty clothes ready for the wash in home bathroom

It's happens to the best of us. That moment when you are feeling fabulous because you've successfully rocked your baby to sleep and it's not even 7:15pm yet..........and then you look down and realize, not only did you not put her into pajamas, but you forgot to change her diaper..........a diaper that is wet and surely won't last until morning. Well, maybe fabulous is a bit exaggerated.... more like relieved because you are getting an early ...continue reading

Are You a Member of Leaker’s Anonymous? #PeriCoachUS


This is a sponsored post on behalf of PeriCoach. Find out how you can break free of the Leaker's Anonymous group with PeriCoach!  Millions of moms leak when they sneeze, cough, laugh, lift, jump and run. In fact, childbirth is proven to be related to post-partum urinary incontinence. But, just because it's common doesn't mean leaking is normal OR that it has to continue. You might remember that I wrote about the PeriCoach last week. If you ...continue reading

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