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Quick and Easy Homemade Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love ice cream? How about frozen yogurt? I’m a fan of both. This is why I screamed Y-E-S when Stonyfield Farms asked if they could send me a YayLabs! SoftShell Ice Cream Ball™ to make some delicious frozen yogurt and ice cream with! I let this be a surprise for my kids and they were thrilled when it...
Minute Maid Juice Bars Review
This summer my family has been taste testing a variety of frozen treats to help fight off the heat. We’re even making our own and having fun experimenting with different recipes. The kids love to see whose tastes better, or worse for that matter! Time To Try Minute Maid Juice Bars I was recently asked to review the Minute Maid Juice Bars. After...
I have some holiday money that has been burning a hole in my pocket and believe it or not I keep eyeing a Dyson vacuum. You’re probably thinking I’m nuts. I've been drooling over one for some time now. I've read the reviews; I've asked on Twitter and talked to other mom’s about them. Honestly, I felt guilt paying...
Children tend to break things. Just the other day my daughter dropped our Xoom tablet and broke it. We went 2 years without a protective case and it withstood several drops and bangs but I should have known that there would be a final drop and a new tablet on our horizon. There tends to be very little built...
Women love shoes. Women love to wear shoes that are stylish and comfortable. At least this woman does. I am notorious for packing shoes that will look great with my suit, dress or outfit when traveling and end up with blisters, sore legs and my feet up at the end of day. I can’t even tell you how many...
Have you heard of Moringa oleifera? I had not but I guess it was featured on the Dr. Oz show so this got my attention. I recently tried Moringa Oleifera from Morninga Source™ and after doing some research and reading  the facts and how the products work; I was interested in the potential health benefits. According the Morninga Source™: Moringa oleifera...
Summer is officially here!! It took a little longer to arrive here in Northern Michigan but this week confirms summer is here and hot hot hot. Keeping cool can be a chore for some but at our house it turns in to Clean Water Fun!!! When the weather gets warm the water comes out. Our daughter loves to run...
5 Steps for Day Cares and Schools to Promote Sun Safety
It’s been a rainy and unpredictable summer in Northern Michigan but on occasion we’ve gotten some warm and sunny weather.  As we all know it’s extremely important to protect ourselves from sun damage but the hard part is choosing which sun screen to use.  As the EWG states, “the best sunscreen is a hat and shirt” but for those...
My children have always enjoyed bath time. When they were little I used to look forward to sitting down next to the tub and reading a magazine while they played. Now they’re older and they can shower by themselves and even though I’m proud of their independence and grateful that I don’t have to sit and wash them, I...
Does anyone suffer from allergies? I don’t but my daughter and husband sure do. I never thought that when I had my daughter I would have to go to extreme measures just to keep her comfortable from the irritating and sometimes painful symptoms of allergies and asthma. My daughter has suffered from severe eczema which is in part caused by...
I love everything about my little girl but when she was a baby my favorite part was her chubby hands and cheeks. I don’t know if my sister knew that or not but she captured that moment in time for me perfectly. My sister took a close up picture of my daughters chubby hands while she was wearing several...
This is the time of year that my daughter always gets sick and comes down with croup. This year isn’t any different but maybe next year will be. I contribute her illness to her allergies and the change in the weather. We are cooped up inside during this time of year because it’s typically cold out. Now I am...
Do you ever look back on your parenting and the choices you made and wish you could change them? I do. While I believe I’m a good parent there are choices I made when my daughter was younger that I wish I would have done differently; one of those choices would have been my choice in diapering. I hopped on...
Sick of purchasing fruits and vegetables that  end up composted a few days later? I love my fruits and veggies but I hate the waste and cost. We all want to save money and minimize waste, right? Well I have been lucky enough to review two products that claim to do just that. So what makes the food spoil and...
Growing up, we did not wear sunscreen. We did not sit in car seats or wear seat belts and it was common to litter. It’s a wonder we are alive. Now we know better. We wear sunscreen because otherwise we burn and not only will this hurt it is bad for our skin and increases our likelihood for skin...
Children love popsicles! I mean love them! Shucks, so do adults who am I kidding? Growing up I have fond memories of the red, white and blue popsicles. Yes, the ones loaded with artificial flavors and dyes! Anni Daulter recently came out with a beautiful photographed book with health, easy and delicious popsicles you can make from home called,...
My son loves to build, use his hands and create things. He has a knack for figuring out puzzles and solving problems (I wish he got this from me). We have blocks in all shapes, colors and styles because hello, I have Master's in early childhood and encourage building and creative play! We have all sorts of connecting toys...
I don’t know about you but bugs love me. Every time we go mushroom hunting, sit on the deck, take a walk in the woods or any other outdoor adventure I’m the main course for mosquitoes. I have had to drape myself in mosquito netting while walking through the woods; it’s not an attractive look. I’ve tried bathing in...
I thought I would do a quite review of the Lifefactory glass bottle I recently got hold of. Lifefactory glass bottles are great because you can reuse them and not have to waste plastic. Something I absolutely love. Not only that, but they are obviously BPA free, which is a big issue for me, and my kids, these days. But,...
The benefit of blogging, sometimes I get to try some great stuff and share items with others to try, experience and give their feed back on. When I attended a Euro Pro event in New York City I was fortunate enough to a) mingle with some great people b) meet Robin Miller c) have the opportunity to experience some...