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Sofia the First Slumber Party [+ Princess Scones Recipe]

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Our Sofia the First Slumber Party and Princess Scones Recipe was inspired by this sponsored post collaboration.  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JuniorCelebrates #CollectiveBias My girls are just totally obsessed with Princesses.  I thought it might last a few months, but we're going on a full 2 years of Princess fascination and I see no end in sight - which makes me happy because it's a totally fun theme that I can incorporate into our every day life! For instance, Moreaya asks me every single day to wear her Sofia the First Princess Dress.  No kidding - every day I have to change her back into regular clothes to pick up Sophia from school because she's played "Princess" all morning long.  So when Moreaya and I had the opportunity to check out the Disney … [Read more...]

How to Create an After School Snack Plate with Healthy Food Choices

After School Snack Plate

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Arla Dofino. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Now that back to school season is in full swing, there's no doubt that you're searching for delicious and fun snacks for your kiddos in the afternoon.  Even though Sophia's Pre-K is only half a day, there's something about coming home from school that just means it's snack time! Luckily, the lovely folks at Arla Dofino know that we parents face after school snack time every day and are here to help out.  They are sharing totally fun new ways to create snacks with their delicious line of cheeses.  My girls love being in charge of their snacks, so I find that when I give them the creative choices to put together their own snack, … [Read more...]

Choosing Convenient Healthy Kid Lunches Without Compromising Your Food Standards – Applegate HALF TIME™ [+ giveaway!]

Applegate Food Standards

This is a sponsored conversation about healthy kid lunches written by me on behalf of Applegate via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine. I love making the girls Bitty Bentos for lunch and snacks - it's definitely a fun activity for me to get some creativity juices flowing and they just love them. But to be honest, sometimes I just don't feel creative or I simply don't have those extra few minutes to make a bento box. Then other times, a pre-packaged lunch is just an easier and more convenient option. But if you're like me, you find it so hard to grab one of those little yellow boxes knowing all too well what isn't and what is in the list of ingredients. Unlike the others, HALF TIME™ Pre-Packaged Lunches from Applegate have exactly what we're looking for and nothing we're not... No GMO ingredients No fillers No … [Read more...]

Step2 Ford Raptor: Built Girl Tough

Ford Raptor from Step2

I am a Step2 Ambassador and am partnering with Step2 for the following review. I received a product in exchange for my review and honest opinion. If there's one thing that my girls love, it's being outside so when we get a new toy that can make their outside time even more fun - they're in love. That's pretty much how I would sum up their feelings about the new 2-in-1 Ford® F-150 Raptor SVT from Step2.  From the moment the box was delivered, these girls were ready drive around their own Ford Truck.  Unfortunately Daddy wasn't home when the box arrived and I was a tiny bit concerned when I pulled the parts out of the box. It seemed like quite the assembly process, but since I was talking up the "Girls can be tough, Girls can drive trucks!" mentality with them, I had to show just how good I could get with a screwdriver.  That's all … [Read more...]

DIY Teacher Gift: I’m GLOWING Because You’re My Teacher [+ free printable]

DIY Back to School Teacher Gift

This shop and DIY Teacher Gift Craft is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV It's hard to believe that my little girl is now 4!  In fact, just the other day she was sitting in my lap and I said to her "Sophia!  It seems like just yesterday you were a tiny baby and look at you now - when did you grow up so fast?!"  Her response, "Um, probably in like the last 6 months."  Yep, she's 4 going on 14. With turning 4, she is now in Pre-K.  She attends every day for 3 hours a day and just from the last 2 weeks of school, I can tell she's going to learn so much this year and a large part of that is because of her fabulous teachers!  Knowing that she's being guided by two wonderful ladies for a … [Read more...]

How To Jump Start Your Child’s Digestive Health with Florastor Kids [+ giveaway!]

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I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Florastor and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own. Both of my girls were amazingly healthy eaters when they were really little.  Sophia's favorite food was a green one - broccoli.  Any time we had it, she always asked for more.  Moreaya was the same way with peas.  Then something happened, the same thing that seems to happen to all toddlers - the color green and food just doesn't work well together any more and you struggle with getting them to eat anything healthy it seems. [I know I'm not alone here!] So, what do you do when picky eating actually becomes a problem?  Putting your child on a multivitamin is always a great first step, but there are other issues that can arise because of dietary neglect on the picky … [Read more...]

Rock the Lunch Box – Bento Box Style

Rock the Lunchbox Bento

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. One thing good about Back to School time means it's Back to Bento Box time too!  Last year I got into the bento box craze when I sent Sophia's lunch to preschool twice a week.  This year, however, her Pre-K this year doesn't require lunch time so she'll be eating at home every day.  Just because she'll be eating at home, doesn't mean we can't still Rock the Lunchbox! In fact, I sometimes find it harder to put together a great, nutritious and pretty looking lunch when the girls are at home.  I'm usually running around the house - cleaning, playing, and chasing two girls - so lunch time sneaks up on me and I'm trying to quickly throw random things together and that doesn't always turn out well!  So sticking with a routine of packing a lunch [even if it will … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Baby Bottle Guide

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This post covering The Ultimate Baby Bottle Guide has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. I remember over 4 years ago when I was pregnant with Sophia and in stores registering for my Baby Shower.  To say I was overwhelmed with the choices in the baby aisles would be an extreme understatement.  I was shocked about the sheer number of baby gadgets and gear and had no clue what to do in the bottle and pacifier aisles. Who know there were so many types of baby bottles!? If you're a Mom or Dad, or a soon-to-be parent, you're not at all surprised by that statement, I'm sure.  I would wager a guess that you've been standing in one of those aisles, just like me, completely and totally overwhelmed with the choices. Sure - choices are good because we all want what's best for our baby, but the thing is - how do we know which baby … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Back to School with YumEarth Organics Snacks

YumEarth Back to School Snacks

Whether it be Easter, Christmas, Halloween, or Valentine's Day - my girls love getting YumEarth Organics for treats.  It only makes sense that they would be our favorite treats for Back to School time too! In fact, we use YumEarth Organics in a variety of ways at Back to School time.  I love sending the bigger packages with Sophia on her first few days of school so she can share with friends and the fruit snacks make excellent bento box additions for lunch and school time snacks.  You might be wondering just what makes YumEarth so great?  They use organic and natural ingredients, no artificial colors or flavors, and are gluten, nut and dairy free! While Sophia is the one attending Pre-K this year, Moreaya doesn't want to miss out on the Back to School snacks either, so I always make sure to save a couple for after school snacks for … [Read more...]

Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II Giveaway – US

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Welcome to the Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II Giveaway, hosted by Viva Veltoro and Thrifty Nifty Mommy and sponsored by Step2! As a fellow Step2 Ambassador, Viva Veltoro just had the opportunity to review one of Step2's newest products, the Neat & Tidy Cottage II. This realistic playhouse will look great in any backyard because of its charming exterior that resembles stone and wood. Your little one can pretend to cook, clean and welcome guests into their very own house. Check out the Viva Veltoro's full review of the Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II to see all of the awesome features of this playhouse. Details of the Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage (obtained from the Step2 website): Open design keeps kids visible during playtime Working Dutch door and shutters Interior includes kitchen seat, fireplace, wall clock, play … [Read more...]

Welcome to Sophia’s Cafe – a Review of the Step2 Best Chef’s Play Kitchen

Step2 Review Kitchen

I am a Step2 Ambassador and am partnering with Step2 for the following review. I received a product in exchange for my review and honest opinion. My girls got a lot of my hand-me-down toys.  Sure, they were vintage, but they just kind of lacked the technology and smoothness of modern day toys.  When I had the chance to upgrade the girls' Play Kitchen to the brand new Step2 Best Chef's Play Kitchen, I jumped at the chance.  Speaking of jumping - that's what the girls did too when the Play Kitchen box arrived at the door! Forget the idea of waiting on Daddy to come home and assemble the Play Kitchen - they wanted it right then and I totally don't blame them - I was excited to see it too!  The Best Chef's Kitchen came in 3 major pieces and was very easy to put together with a few screws [included].  While I was assembling the … [Read more...]

Natural Colored Cotton Clothing for Your Little One – Debest Baby

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This post is brought to you courtesy of Debest Baby, who provided one of their adorable natural cotton onesies to Jamie of Momma Without a Clue  for review.  All opinions expressed are 100% Jamie's own. When a baby company goes above and beyond to keep our little ones healthy, they automatically earn credit in my book. That's why I was thrilled to be able to review a piece from their clothing line. You see, Debest uses naturally colored cotton to create beautiful clothes that will not only last for years, they're free from harmful toxins, bleaches, and dyes. For my baby girl, we received the "Blossoms In Bloom" short-sleeve bodysuit. This organic onesie is heavier than most of the other brands she's worn, but in a breathable kind of way. The natural cotton color is a gorgeous background for the little cherry blossom print, and the … [Read more...]