20 FREE Birth announcements or mommy contact cards!

20 FREE Birth Announcements! 

Know someone who is expecting or has just had a baby? There are 10 different designs to choose from!

FREE Box of Kleenex! #free #moms #dads

Tis the season of the sniffles! I've been seeing posts up all over twitter and Facebook about how people are sick, and their kids are sick, and everyone is sick. YUCK. Why not send yourself or someone you care about a free box of Kleenex Tissues? And it's being delivered in a design that you can't buy anywhere else!

So show you care and feel better soon!

Free Sample of Shout Color Catcher!

Everyone loves laundry! NOT. You can make it just a little easier with Shout Color Catcher, that does the separating work for you! No need to worry about running colors again. Don't believe me? Get your free sample and see for yourself!

Free sample Rachael Ray's Dog food!

For those who didn't know, I have a dog named Jake (brown) who I like to talk about on here sometimes. He's got quite the personality and loves to eat! So when I came across a free sample of Rachael Ray's dog food, called Nutrish, I couldn't resist. And of course, it's free, and I've already done it, so I'm sharing it with you!

Free Maybelline Foundation Sample!

How cool is this? Target is giving free samples of Maybelline FitME Foundation! 

Quick Pizza Dough #recipes

Total Time: 10 - 15 minutes  Makes: 1 medium dough pizza 

Here's an easy recipe I use when My family is hungry and I don't want to make them wait long. Its fast and its fun to make and its really easy when I have my four year old daughter helping me with everything. She puts her own toppings on and does most of the mixing.You can make this dough with your choice of white or whole wheat flour.

What you can do if your child is being bullied | NewsOK.com #parenting #moms #dads

Top Ten Fun Things to do in the Winter! #toptentues

Sometimes it's hard to think of fun things to do outside when it's cold and the ground is covered in snow, and I happened to come across some good ideas in a parenting magazine, as well as come up with a few of my own!

Raising a smarter, healthier child #parenting

New studies suggest that cow's milk formula fattens babies, sending them down a road of obesity, while breast milk seems to boost the brains of male babies. 

4th grade boy saves classmates life #parenting

A 4th grade boy is being called a hero today after saving a girl's life while she was choking on a cheeto. 
Tyler Hudson Picture by KHOU

Top Ten Potty Training Tips #toptentues

Top Ten Potty Training Tips

Potty training is about awareness first, success second
So I've noticed tons of parents say they are going to start potty training soon and thought it would be a good idea to post some tips. Hope these help!

Warning against new Nintendo DS #parenting

Nintendo in Japan has issued a health warning over the new DS. A new 3D function for an upcoming gaming console.

What to do if a loved one experiences a miscarriage

So I just got wind that a friend of mind has just had another miscarriage. I couldn't imagine the pain of going through just one. How do you get the strength to try again? To risk exposing yourself to the pain? Are they going to try again? All these questions ran through my head as I heard about it.


One thing as a parent I couldn't live without #parenting

An interview/review of the V-Smile. I interviewed a couple mommy friends of mine by asking them a few questions about a favorite toy for their child's and they both answered V-Tech! Then, I edited this blog to make it less of an interview and more of a review.

V Smile Game Aladdin’s Wonders of The World

No Listening Ears #parenting

Okay, I am having a problem with my daughter. Whenever I ask or tell her to do something she will ignore me. Literally, she will act like I am not even there. So I will put her in time out for not listening to me and not doing what she is told and she will just scream at me and tell me she is not going to time out and not going to do what I asked. How do I fix this? (4 years old)

Do you think what you send your child to school in reflects you as parents? #parenting

Do you think what you send your child to school in reflects you as parents? Everyone knows what it's like to get teased in school, whether it be for wearing glasses, being overweight, it could be anything. I was teased for my clothes, and how they didn't match.


Curious Creatures Review

Ever heard of Curious Creatures? They will bring their creatures to your next party! Fun for all ages!

Top Ten Things Parents Say to their Children #toptentues

Top Ten List of Things Parents Say to their Children

I thought this would be fun to post today. These are not the top ten things that I say, but the list below is definitely what I've come across when trying to see what is most said by others.

Tips on Teaching Organizational Skills to Children #parenting

Tips on Building Organizational Skills

It is important to teach your child organizational skills at an early age because it's helps them develop healthy skills, such as time management and study skills, which can help them in school at a later time. Parents who practice good organizational skills are setting positive examples for their children, who may mimic their organizational behaviors. Here are other ways to help build organizational skills

Potty Training Regression #parenting

Starz, I'm having an issue with the boy right now and the whole potty thing. He's three and potty trained but recently, he will tell me he's got to go, and then stands there and pees in his pants before I can get him to the bathroom. I've tried increasing bathroom times, but he wont go or doesn't have to but I'm going to keep up with that and see if i can break it. -Amanda


My son is gay (via Nerdy Apple Bottom) #parenting

A child at age 5 made fun of by 3 other adults. This mom didn't want to admit it, but her 5 yr old son was right to be scared to go to school in his costume.

I hope it's ok to repost this, but I loved this blog post. It hurts to know that even if parents have a problem with something, they don't consider that maybe the conversation shouldn't be heard by little ears. I hope my readers get as moved as I was while reading this. -Starz

A Child Care Author who tackles tough subjects! #parenting

Julia Cook is a former guidance counselor that started writing children's books because she couldn't find books to teach her children about certain subjects. Now she has many books and she visits different schools throughout the U.S. talking to children about her books and some of the issues ranging from teeth care to kidnapping.

Top Ten questions to ask before picking a daycare #toptentues

One thing you will learn about me is that I am not a big fan of daycare. They usually can only afford to pay their employees minimum wage which means they can't keep employees long and the Teacher's Aides have little or no experience in the field.
The inconsistency in structure and schedule alone makes me want to consider being a stay at home mom. Unfortunately, in this day and age, that's just not an option for most of us.

So here are 10 great tips and questions to ask a child care provider so you can choose the right daycare for your little one!

Children and Guns: How young is too young? #parenting

Starz, My Husband and I are fighting about getting our 5-year-old his first gun. Even if he wouldn't use it I think it's too young and we should wait.
southern wife

Why Children have Temper Tantrums #parenting

Why Children have Temper Tantrums

and some ways to avoid them.

Children and Toy Guns? #parenting

Toy Guns?

Starz, Guns seem to be all over children's television today. Lately, my 5 year old has been obsessed with guns. Despite guns or toy guns not being allowed in the house, he still manages to shoot using crayons, paper, and other things. Should I be worried? What should I do? -Terry

Top Ten Shot Drinks #toptentues

Top Ten Shot Drinks to try

Cheeseburger Crescent Bake #recipes

Cheeseburger Crescent Bake
Prep Time: 10mins Ready In: 30-40mins
This is so good and is requested by the guys in my house all the time, and the best part is, I can prepare it, put it in the fridge, and stick it in the oven later! If you like cheeseburgers from McDonald's, you'll like this meal!

Spaghetti Skillet Supper #recipes

Spaghetti Skillet Supper
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 13 minutes

Get Smart Granola Bars #recipes

"Get Smart" Granola Bars

Prep Time: 11 minutes Ready In: 1hr20min
Great healthy snack and gift idea!

Turkey Legs with Mushroom Gravy #recipes

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours 4 servings
This meal is perfect if you're planning a small Thanksgiving this year!

Turkey Legs with Mushroom Gravy Recipe
Photo by: Taste of Home

Apple Chicken Finger Lickin #recipes

Apple Chicken Finger Lickin Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: About 4 hours
I came up with this recipe myself because I love the Crock pot! It's super easy to make! I recommend having a meat thermometer whenever you cook with the Crock pot to ensure the correct temp.

Comforting Cranberry-Apple Crisp Recipe

Comforting Cranberry-Apple Crisp Recipe
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. 10-12 Servings If you like apple crisp anyways, the cranberry adds a perfect amount of "tartness" to it! Comforting Cranberry-Apple Crisp Recipe Photo by: Taste of Home

Festive Vanilla Fudge #recipes

Festive Vanilla Fudge
Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 1:10 mins Makes 32 candies
This is yummy and people love when I make it! I love fudge and the candies make it more festive while adding a little crunch.

Mocha Marble Fudge #recipes

Mocha Marble Fudge
Serve these wonderful chocolate and coffee candies to your guests as a homemade gift.
Prep Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 2 Hr 10 Min Makes: 64 candies

Mocha Marble Fudge

Black Cherry Swirl Fudge #recipes

Black Cherry Swirl Fudge Very sweet and very yummy

96 Servings
Prep: 30 min. + chilling

    Mocha Nut Fudge #recipes

    Mocha Nut Fudge

    Prep Time: 15 Min
    Ready In: 15 Min
    36 Servings

    Layered Mint Fudge #recipes

    Layered Mint Fudge Recipe

    81 Servings Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling Yield: 1-3/4 pounds.

    Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe #recipes

    Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe

    32 Servings Prep: 20 min. + cooling Yield: 1-1/4 pounds.

    The 11 Commandments of Nanny 911 #childcare #moms #dads

    The 11 Commandments of Nanny 911

    Peanut Butter Fudge Bars #recipes

    Peanut Butter-Fudge Bars

    Prep Time: 20Mins Total Time: 1:20 Makes 36 bars

    Rich Chocolate Fudge #recipes

    Rich Chocolate Fudge

    Prep Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 1:45 Makes: 64 candies

    Pistachio Cranberry Fudge #recipes

    Pistachio Cranberry Fudge

    Prep Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 2:20 Makes: 6 dozen candies

    Spiced Pumpkin Fudge #recipes

    Spiced Pumpkin Fudge

    Who Ordered This?! #photography

    Who ordered this???

    anyone want some snow???

    And where can I return it??

    We got about 12 inches today.... it was insane!!!
    We tried to keep up with it, but it was so windy and cold it was just impossible. 
    It is still snowing pretty steady outside and between that and the wind blowing off of the roofs our clean up isn't over yet.
    I heard we are supposed to get another one of these next Tuesday... 
    I guess we'll just have to wait and see.... 

    Getting eaten by Alligators! #photography

    A picture I took while at the zoo

    I took this picture a couple years ago at York's Wild Animal Kingdom and thought it turned out pretty cool. I had no idea when I was just trying to get a picture of the crocodiles that the reflection would work in my favor. Watch out dude!

    What's your favorite animal to see at the zoo?