Does Your Child Have A Kick Scooter?

This couldn't have shown up in my email at a better time!  Since the holidays are right around the corner and holiday shopping will soon begin, it's a great time to learn about kick scooters.  My boys are now 8 and 14.  Both boys were able to ride bicycles without training wheels at three years of age.  I owe all that to their kick scooters!  Riding scooters brought on balance and helped them learn to ride their bikes at a fast pace.  My son and … [Read more...]

Bonfires Are Cheap Entertainment


It's the middle of November and the air temperatures near Houston, Texas have finally cooled down enough for us to enjoy a great bonfire in the backyard.  This is a great weekend activity.  We have a special spot where we can safely use our fire pit right behind our house.  The boys help their dad keep wood chopped up and piled so it's available when we need it.  The bonfire is also a great time to pick up all the fallen sticks in your yard. … [Read more...]

Relocating Made Simple & Cost Effective


The following article was sent into the mom blog from Matthew Joseph - Enjoy! Moving out to another city (or location) can be a tedious task for anybody.  The process requires pre-planning; especially if you are moving your entire households, and also is very time-consuming.  I mean, my work requires me to shift locations on a bi-annual basis, and I ought to be ready to relocate for the next assignment immediately.  Sometimes it makes me … [Read more...]

#Giveaway: Thanksgiving #HoneyBakedHoliday #ad

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Disclosure:  I was given a HoneyBaked Ham gift card to purchase food for my upcoming Thanksgiving meal to use in facilitating my review. I picked up my HoneyBaked goods from the following store location: The HoneyBaked Ham Company 25507 I-45 North, Unit C The Woodlands, TX 77380 281-298-6100 Thanks to HoneyBaked Ham, I'll be spending much less time in the kitchen this year on Thanksgiving Day and more time with my family.  I usually make … [Read more...] Public Forum For Moms


Are you a new mom who could use some support or advice?  Are you a mom who would love to give some support and advice?  If so, I found a great "mom forum" online called that you would enjoy.  This is a social networking site just for us moms!  They offer SO MANY resources for children of all ages, starting at the pregnancy itself up to school age, and even advice for us moms in every category!  There are over 20,000 moms on this … [Read more...]

TeenSafe Is Offering $50 Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway

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Thanks to, we are offering a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card through November 28.  Wouldn't it be great to be the winner of a $50 Amazon gift card? Winning a $50 Amazon gift card would be the perfect way to kick off the holiday shopping season!  Have you started to buy your holiday gifts or are you still in the planning stages? Do you have a teen in your family?  If so, are you worried about what they are doing while … [Read more...]

How Old Is Your Phone Case?

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  Yes, I did it, it was my fault!  I cracked my iPhone 5 while hurrying out the door with an armful of stuff.  My cracked my iPhone 5 was on top of the pile and it slid off and hit the floor just right as I turned quickly to lock the back door.  I have dropped my cracked my iPhone 5 several times but unfortunately there is a limit to how much abuse your phone can take.  I learned a hard lesson here:  no matter how much you love your … [Read more...]

New Clothing Store Where One Price Fits All – Only $15 Each

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A new online clothing store,, is truly bringing the fun of finding hidden gems and the bargains of thrift shopping online.  Anyone from fashionistas looking for vintage clothing items to name-brand-lovers looking for good deals can find new and gently worn clothing items for no more than $15 each – whether it’s a $200 pair of designer jeans or a $30 blouse. With thousands of items in its inventory, is expected to be the … [Read more...]

Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe


The weather in Texas is finally beginning to cool down.  I am so glad that Mommy Edition sent over this easy Crockpot Potato Soup recipe.  I'm headed to the store today and picking up the ingredients since this recipe will be so easy to prepare.  It will make a great meal for tomorrow night.  I love the smell of cooking soup all day in the crockpot! Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe You will need the following ingredients: 1 {30 0z} bag … [Read more...]

Aardvark Paper Straws: USA Made

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I received Aardvark paper drinking straws from to use to facilitate my review.  All opinions are mine alone. Check out these cool straws!  They  are the "original" paper drinking straws which were invented after Marvin Stone proudly patented the spiral-winding process in 1888 which was used to create the first paper drinking straw.  Aardvark Straws are the only paper drinking straws that are made in the U.S.A.  All … [Read more...]

Convert Vintage Family Videos to Digital for Sharing


Remember all those old family movies you shot many years ago?  Have you watched them lately?  If not, they are probably stored away in a drawer somewhere, waiting for you to dust them off and watch them again.  The problem is, those old video cassettes will not last forever.  As time goes on, the quality will deteriorate until they may even end up being unwatchable. The solution for many people is to convert their old family movies into … [Read more...]

Make Your Couches Kid Friendly


This is what my couch looked like when I first bought it and what it also looks like when we have guests.  Our couch is a few years old and in great shape, but that is because I make it kid-friendly on a regular basis as shown below. I would much rather look at my couch as shown in the first picture, but keeping it kid-friendly is how I am able to have a great looking couch when we have guests.  We keep a blanket laid on top of the … [Read more...]

Ever Been The “OTHER WOMAN?”

  Fortunately, we have had season passes to the Houston Texan football games for a few years now.  Since we attend a lot of the games, we know some of the other Houston Texan season ticket holders in our section.  Some of the season ticket holders sell their tickets for most of the season, while the other ones are die hard Texan fans and wouldn't miss a game for the world!  I usually sit next to Julie, a season ticket holder that always … [Read more...]



Are you looking for a creative gift to hand out during the holidays this year?  Most big box stores usually have the same stuff, so it’s hard to find variety, or at least something different than last year’s big gift!  I recently came across a site that is different and interesting, and they have products that most people wouldn’t even think about looking for in a store as a gift.  Go West Bee offers a wide variety of items, including jewelry, … [Read more...]

Advocare Meal Replacement Shakes Taste Great

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Are you looking for a healthy, great tasting meal replacement shake but don’t know where to start? Let’s talk about why Advocare's meal replacement shakes are good for you: They only have 220 calories per serving They are a balanced meal for those struggling with weight management They include 24 grams of protein! This is awesome, because protein is really important to include in your daily diet! It’s also high in fiber, also very … [Read more...]

Donate Children’s Clothing To Schools

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Have you ever thought to donate the clothing that your child has outgrown to your local school?  Friday my son got sick at school and the school nurse called me so that I could come pick him up.  When I got to the school nurse's office, I wash shocked to see that my son was wearing a huge adult sized shirt and holding a plastic bag with his clothing in it.  I asked him why he was wearing that big shirt and the school nurse said that he had gotten … [Read more...]