Baking with Kids – a cookbook review

My children and I enjoy baking together, so when presented with the opportunity to review the cookbook Baking with Kids by Leah Brooks, I quickly accepted. One of my goals this year is to eat healthier. Cooking from scratch is a perfect way to do that. After looking through Baking with Kids, I was pleasantly surprised. Leah… [Read More]

My Winter Beauty Must Haves

Winter kills my skin. Everything is dry and full of static. My skin screams at me until March and I’m constantly hunting for hand creme and lip balm. Here are the items I am currently obsessed with: CapriClear Spray On Coconut Oil  – This stuff is awesome. It’s a spray-on of 100% fractionated coconut oil, one of… [Read More]

2015 Toyota Camry Goes Bold

Let’s start out with some important information. I’m not a car girl. I don’t know the fancy terminology and I can’t tell you what a catalytic converter does. But I like to get behind the wheel and go. That’s a good thing since these days I spend a good chunk of my time in the car, carting… [Read More]

LeapPad 3 Kid’s Tablet Review

LeapPad 3 Review A Parenting Production

Back in March, I finally bit the bullet and decided we should get the kids a tablet. I had the opportunity to check out the LeapPad Ultra and my son was thrilled. Well over the last few months and several hours of quiet time, my daughter has become a tad jealous. I use Bubba’s Yeep… [Read More]

Summer Time = Play Time #healthyessentials

Hoping to catch some crabs

We’re half way through summer. Can you believe it? My kids have spent most of their time at local camps – getting their craft on, enjoying weekly themes and playing with friends. We’ve also enjoyed a trip to the beach and few playdates with neighbors. Isn’t that what summer is all about? The ocean, the… [Read More]

We finally jumped on the tablet bandwagon

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro

Stop the presses. I bought a tablet. And Mr. A now has a LeapPad. The world must be ending…or something. As we were planning for our trip to Disney Land, I just couldn’t fathom the two 3-4 hour legs with nothing. I mean, I could read, but the kids? 6+ hours of coloring books just… [Read More]

Hair chronicles: how often do you wash it?

Here's a reason to wash your hair every day

I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. I imagine most women do. We’re never happy with what we have. Mine is naturally wavy, which really means it frizzes fairly easily and can’t just be left to do it’s own thing. If I don’t blow dry it, it’s a hot moss.  Of course, blow drying… [Read More]

Snapper Rock Swim Wear for Kids: A Review

Snapper Rock

Preschool ends next week, which for most families means that SUMMER is here. Time for playing outside and more importantly, the pool or beach. As you all know if you’ve read my last few posts, we spent last week in Florida. My kids were stoked to be able to spend some of that time in… [Read More]

Mueller’s Hidden Veggie Pasta Giveaway

Mueller's Hidden Veggie Pasta Giveaway

Miss E. doesn’t eat fruits or vegetables. She never has. Ok, well that’s not true. When we ate baby food, she would eat some of it pureed, but once we hit solids and regular people food. SCREECHING HALT. It’s a pain in the tookus. I’ve tried to hide it, cut things up super small, but… [Read More]