We had the pleasure of visiting Thomas Land at Edaville Family Theme Park again this week. As a family with a train-loving little boy, this location is a huge favorite. We have been visiting for years but the new "sensory-friendly" additions along with the new splash pad have made a great park even better!
I was shocked to find out that if you search for puddle jumpers on Amazon, many of the results are not the actual coast guard approved Puddle Jumpers by Stearns! They look eerily similar but the big difference is the price tag. Stearns Puddle Jumpers tend to cost around $20-25 where these similar floatation devices… Continue reading Fake Puddle Jumpers?
School's out and the weather is nice but no one wants to break the bank or have a repetitive summer! Don't fear because the #justmomminsummer19 Free & Cheap Summer Activities list is here! To make this summer even better, on August 20, 2019, I will be choosing one follower who tags #justmomminsummer19 on a picture… Continue reading 100 cheap and free things to do this summer!
I am going to admit something I really don't like to admit. I unknowingly put both of my children in danger. I didn't take car seat safety seriously. I wasn't informed. I didn't read the manual. I made a mistake. However, I am so very lucky that my mistake didn't cause anyone to be injured… Continue reading Common Car Seat Mistakes- Know Better, Do Better.
Whether you are looking for a yummy snack or a special birthday cake, this cake will be your new favorite. It isn't too difficult, if you follow this recipe and your kids will love it! Prep time: 25 minCook time: 25 minMakes one 6in & one 8in round cakesCake Ingredients2 cups flour2 cups sugar1 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt1/2 cup unsalted… Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
In the wake of coronavirus, COVID-19, children's lives are been turned upside down with change. This children's story was written in an upbeat rhyme form to help children process these changes, learn why we are doing them, and see the positive parts of these changes. From school closures to video chatting with family, this story… Continue reading Keep Away From Germs – Free E-Book
According to CPSC Contigo has announced a recall of 5.7 Million Kids water bottles due to choking hazard; including replacement lids provided in previous recall From Contigo directly "This recall only involves Contigo® Kids Cleanable Water Bottle sold from April 2018 through February 7, 2020. The water bottles come in three sizes (13-ounce, 14-ounce and… Continue reading Contigo 2nd Water Bottle Recall in a year!
My always resourceful and creative daughter, Dawn Elizabeth, is a 10 year old junior Girl Scout & currently her life revolves around girl scout cookies. So I shouldnt have been surprised when last weekend she chose to create a thin mint inspired dessert. What I didn't expect was for it to be so amazing &… Continue reading Thin Mint Mini Pie Cups: A Girl Scout Cookie Favorite
165,000 baby sleepers have been voluntarily recalled, on the tails of the 2019 Fisher Price Rock N' Play Recall. Many of these products were sought after by mom's looking for a replacement for the Rock N' Play. Graco, Summer Infant, Evenflo, and Delta Children all issued recalls styles of inclined sleepers which may cause suffocation if used incorrectly.
With all the pressure to reduce screen time, monitor social media, and keep our children protected from the depths of the internet, Technology has gotten a pretty bad rep in the parenting world. However, for many families, technology can be the tool they need to help unlock a world of accessibility for their child. Children with learning differences, executive functioning delays, autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc. have started using these 3 simple tools, that you probably already own, to "level the playing field" and use technology to help them succeed, with independence.
It's January 1st! A new year! WooHoo! Or, if you're like me, it's just another day as a mom. So I have decided to go ahead and make the ultimate list of New Year Resolutions, for every mom, that are actually realistic!
Looking for the perfect book for your grade-school child? Want your child to change the world? Would rather have your child read about history than flying pigs? Look no further! After realizing how much my 8-year-old LOVES reading non-fiction stories. I decided to compile this list of books she will be receiving over the next… Continue reading Non-Fiction Books that Will Motivate your Child to Change the World!
Long before we became pregnant with The Little Dude our oldest was constantly begging for a sibling. We joke that she was ready for a baby before mom and dad were. Unfortunately, that did not keep me from worrying about how The Mini Mom's life would change and how she would react to that change.… Continue reading Ways to Encourage Sibling Bonding
This is a favorite of our entire family and a great twist on meatloaf. My kids, myself, my husband all love it. I was never a fan of meatloaf until I discovered this wonderful Italian twist. Yum https://www.yummly.com/js/widget.js?wordpress Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 1hr 20min Serves 8 people Ingredients: 2lb ground beef 4 eggs… Continue reading Italian Meatloaf