Should I take my kids to see Big Hero 6? {movie review}

November 7, 2014
Big Hero 6 movie review - A Parenting Production

We have literally been waiting for this movie for months. Ever since the first sneak peek at a preview came out in early summer, my son has been asking when we can go see Big Hero 6. Well Wednesday was the night. We hit up our local theater for the advanced screening. Official Synopsis: Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Kids from Stone’s Education Superstore {Shop Local!}

November 5, 2014
Stone's Educational Superstore

Heads up Triangle peeps! I have found a place where you can do ALL the holiday shopping for your kids. Last week, I hit up Stone’s Education Superstore. It was my first visit and I could have stayed all day. It’s half toys, games and pretend play and half teacher/home school supply central. Any school supply you can think of, they have it. Mr. A was in heaven. Our task was to make a holiday gift guide for kids in his age group. I told him to pick out his […]

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How often should you clean your car interior? (#refreshyourcar)

November 4, 2014
refresh your car trunk

I feel like I live in my car. Going to and from two different schools, play dates, and other activities means that I spend a lot of time in it, and so do my kids. So how often do I clean out the interior? Um. (Shrinks away embarrassed.) I probably clean the outside of my car every few months. I occasionally get out the Windex and wipe down the fingerprints off the windows or grab a dust broom to get wipe down the dashboard. But really clean it? I honestly […]

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My favorite kid product – The Learning Tower {giveaway}

November 3, 2014
Win a Learning Tower

There is one product in my house that has been used every single day, multiple times a day for the last four and a half years. The Learning Tower from Little Partners. I have written its praises many, many times. Yes, it’s expensive ($200) Yes, it might not work in a small kitchen. But it is SOOOO amazing. The cost per usage is now probably in the negatives. We’ve used it to make snacks, eat meals, dye Easter eggs, make holiday cookies, color, wash hands and much, much more. I […]

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Cici’s Pizza Gets a Recipe Makeover

October 29, 2014
Cici's Pizza #betterbelieveit

I’m going to be honest here. I’ve been to CiC’s a few times. It’s pizza, cheap pizza at that, so with kids it always seems enticing. But the pizza has always been sort of meh. So we don’t go. Then I was invited to an event at a local CiCi’s to try out some of their improvements. Y’all, they spared no expense and totally went the extra mile to get back to the flavor that customers love. Their improved sauce has a fresh tomato flavor, made with crushed tomatoes and […]

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Moms can be scared of the dark too

October 28, 2014
Sometimes the dark is scary

Last night I heard a big bump upstairs in Mr. A’s room. It was about 11:30 and I sat straight up. Something was off. My mom alarm was going off incessantly. I couldn’t figure out what was happening. It was eerily quiet. I laid back down, thinking I must have been dreaming, but then I heard it again. I got out of bed and realized I couldn’t see a thing. That’s what was off; the power was out. I heard a beep in the hallway. “Oh great, please Lord don’t […]

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