Easy Princess Costumes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyBeauties #CollectiveBias As hard as I try, my daughter still wants to be a princess when she grows up. I've tried telling her that being a princess isn't that glamorous of a job. There's a lot of grunt work that has to be done before you get to princess status and usually, there is someone trying to come between you and your prince. She doesn't seem to care though. Being 5 she has an … [Read more...]

My Little Superhero

Thank you to General Mills for sponsoring this post about finding the superhero in yourself. #SuperHeroing By day she's known as Brecken. The kind of shy (until she gets to know you) 4-year old who loves all things blue and green. But as the sun begins to set, a change begins. She's no longer the kid who is being mopey because I've made her go for a walk, she becomes Forest Girl and has superhero powers. With a simple wave of her hand, she chops down trees and brush so the hikers can make it … [Read more...]

I Want To Grow Up Small Like You

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Gymboree and their #CherishChildhood campaign. Regardless, statements are 100% mine and yours may differ. My daughter always tells me, "Mom, I want to grow up small like you." And I always respond to her, "I don't want you to ever grow up. Can you stay little forever?" She then gives me that smirky grin of hers and says of course mommy. Sometimes kids want to grow up too fast and it's our responsibility as parents to slow them down.  We have … [Read more...]

Barbie’s New Dreamhouse

I participated in this sponsored campaign for One2One Network. I received monetary compensation and product to facilitate my post, but all opinions stated are my own. After all her travels, Barbie realized that Malibu is where her heart is and has decided to stay there in her newly renovated Dreamhouse! I knew it would be hard for Barbie to give up that posh piece of property and she did what any smart business woman would do, she reinvested in herself. Who says blondes are dumb?! The … [Read more...]

7 Free First Day of School Printables

School started last week for my daughter. After a brief "meet the teacher" on Monday, Tuesday was officially her first day of school. My daughter is shy when it comes to new situations and my biggest fear was that she would break down crying in from of her classmates. Not because of embarrassment for her (since she doesn't even know what that is) rather because it would make it that much harder for me to leave her. She's my one and only and I never want to leave her in tears. I'm proud to … [Read more...]

A Good Night with GoodNites Bedtime Underwear

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The day my daughter told me she no longer wanted to wear diapers or pullups, I was elated. It meant no more trips to the store at 11 pm at night because someone (ok me) forgot to buy pullups and more money in my Diet Coke budget! But then fear set in. What if she wet the bed? She'd be crushed, I'd be changing sheets at 2 am and it wouldn't be fun for anyone. Then it hit me. Disposable … [Read more...]

Back To School Shopping For Little Fashionistas

I have a little fashionista in the making. In the past 3-6 months she's really become interested in what she wears and frequently voices her opinions. As in All. The. Time. Usually I give her two options and cross my fingers that she likes one of them but I've come to the realization that she's growing up and having her own opinions about her clothes is a good thing. It makes back to school shopping that much easier. Back To School Shopping Tips Take a physical inventory of what your child … [Read more...]

Back To School Shopping At Kohl’s

I participated in a back to school shopping campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” Brecken has taken a keen interest in her clothes. She has become particular about the colors of her clothing and is drawn to specific styles. She has pretty eclectic tastes and believes that every outfit must have coordinating bracelets. Because it's hard to say no to her when she finds the "perfect" outfit (her words for anything … [Read more...]

Barbie Is Moving Tour is Coming To Chicago

This is a sponsored post from OneToOne Network and Barbie. I'm super excited that I'll be attending the Barbie is Moving Tour stop in Chicago and can't wait to tweet all about it! Did you hear? Barbie is leaving Malibu! Yes, that's right. She's fed up with Ken and she's hitting the road (kidding of course!). She's touring 13 different cities in search of a new home. That means the Barbie is Moving Tour is coming to Chicago on June 21-23. All families are invited to come out and experience the … [Read more...]

Medication Safety For Kids

Medication safety is a very important topic. Thanks to Safe Kids Worldwide for sponsoring this post. My daughter loves to take medicine. She's especially fond of the purple one, because purple is her favorite color, and likes the red one as well.  For her, getting a cough and cold is a treat because if she's bad enough, I'll give her some medicine to help with the congestion and cough. Even though I keep her medication on a high shelf where she can't reach it, I'm always afraid that she'll … [Read more...]