Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway


April is here in full force in Ohio. One day we have warm weather and the next it is raining or snowing like crazy. So when the wet and cold days are here I love to jump on here and look for fun giveaways to enter! I am excited to be working with The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It again on another one of their FUN Giveaway Hops! Be sure to enter the other blogs giveaways as well so you do not miss out on winning some other great prizes. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Keep The Kids Entertained during Quarantine

I know that right now many of us parents are trying to find ways to keep our kids entertained during the quarantine. I am sharing some wonderful ideas below with you that I have been coming across. I personally am trying to limit my kids time with electronics. I have been doing this by finding virtual field trips for them to take so they are still learning and not just playing games or watching mindless TV shows.

Zoo Cams & Field Trips

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden - Every weekday at 3 pm EST, the Cincinnati Zoo is hosting a Home Safari Facebook Live. They features a different animal each day. If you do not have social media, the zoo will be posting their safaris on both their website and YouTube. 

Panda Cam Zoo Atlanta - Pandas are fun to watch anytime! Zoo Atlanta offers live stream of the only panda twins in the U.S.

Akron Zoo - Everyday at 12 pm EST, the Akron Zoo is hosting Lunch and Learns Live. They feature a different animal each day, they also give you craft ideas you can do with your children.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park - Has a Kids Room section on their website that offers free puzzles, coloring pages and zoo games for kids to play.

Science & Exploration 
STEAM | Dallas Public Library

COSI - Everyday COSI is delivering fresh, exciting and engaging science through videos and hands-on science you can try with your family at home.

NASA - is offering a bunch of STEM activities for grades K-4. Activities will range from building foam rockets to solving space station emoji puzzles. They also have coloring pages and books that can be downloaded for younger children.

Great Lakes Science Center - Is hosting the Curiosity Corner Live everyday at 10:30 am and 3 pm for new, web-based curriculum designed to get the whole family learning more about science, technology, engineering and math!

Storytime & Doodling
Storytime in the Garden | City of Irvine

Lunch Doodle - Mo Willems, author of The Pigeon HAS To Go To School! is hosting a Livestream Lunch Doodle. Everyday at 1 pm EST, new episodes will be posted on the Mo Willems page on the Kennedy Center's Website. Also, Willem is asking kids to send him questions at LUNCHDOODLES@kennedy-center.org, and he will try to answer as many questions in his videos. 

Heights Libraries - Now you can have your own personal storytime whenever you want. Just click on one of the videos below to enjoy some songs, fingerplays, and books performed by one of our Heights Libraries children's staff.

Read Together Be Together - Many of your favorite authors and celebrities are coming together to read children's stories. Some of the broadcasts are on Facebook and others on Instagram. You can get the full list on the Read Together Be Together website.

I hope you enjoy the list I have put together for you and feel free to leave any sites that you want to share in the comments. God Bless and Stay Safe and Healthy!!!

RAIN RAIN GIVEAWAY SECRET WORDS

Monday - Blankets
Tuesday - Cuddles
Wednesday - Soft
Thursday - Thoughtfulness
Friday -  Faith
Saturday - Gift
Sunday - Family

Monday, March 9, 2020

What's Going On...


Some of you may have noticed that I have not been posting much on here lately and neither have the other writers. We are all still around just been very busy with life and kids. I personally have needed a break from social media. I have been focusing on my kids who are growing up way to fast in my opinion. We have been dealing with a lot of health issues with our oldest daughter and are working with the doctors to see if we can get some answers. I have so much I want to do anymore and I just can not find the time to do it all. 

We have been working on getting our home remodeled in the hopes that we can sell it soon. We have started a 2-3 plan to try and achieve our goal we set. Life is quickly changing around here in some ways for the better and others I am just not sure about. There are days that I feel like I could just give up and walk away and no one would really notice until they needed something. Then there are days that I could not even imagine my life without all this wonderful craziness. 

On top of my blog and being a full time stay at home mom I have been running two businesses as well. I have my own clothing boutique through HelloPink and I opened up a Etsy shop to sell some of my crafts. My older children are now working on crafts that they can sell in my shop as well. What started off as a small adventure for me has sparked the creativity of my children and I love that. 

So just because we are not on here posting please know that we have not given up on the blog. It is just life has taken us to pause from it for a bit.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Homeschool Mom’s Science Podcast

This post is sponsored by College Prep Science. Copyright 2020 by Greg Landry.

I know that I have been starting to listen to Podcast's more lately. It seems like you can find a Podcast for just about anything you could possibly be interested in. It is nice to be able to just sit back and relax while listening to a Podcast on a subject I am interested in.


Former college professor, homeschool dad, and homeschool science pioneer, Greg Landry, has a new podcast specifically for homeschool moms – the Homeschool Mom’s Science Podcast. The purpose of this podcast to encourage, entertain, and equip homeschool moms to teach science (6th - 12th grade) and to make it interesting and enjoyable for students (and mom).

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Cat's Meow - Giveaway Hop


Spring is coming soon! I know personally I am ready for Spring to arrive. This year I personally am super excited for it since we are going to Florida for Spring Break. If you can't get to the beach or just love Spring then you will love the clothing that HelloPink has for the upcoming Spring season. I am excited to be joining The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island in another fantastic giveaway event! Be sure to visit each blog on the linky so you don't miss out on winning some awesome prizes!!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Media Masters Publicity BOOK REVIEW: Disney Stories for 2 + 3 year olds


How perfect are these Disney books for specific age groups. My LO is now 3.5 and we still read every night. It is a great way to bond with your child. Most of these short stories have a few sentences on each page and less than 15 pages. I know after a long day of working, cooking, cleaning, running a toddler, and taking care of my husband and two dogs, by the end of the night I am SPENT! These short stories have beautiful illustrations which my LO loves. 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

New Year, New Goals


I know that we all start the New Year with goals that we want to reach in the New Year. Almost all of us fail at the goals we set within the first few weeks. I am very guilty of that myself so this year I decided to switch things up. Instead of making the normal weight loss goals for myself I decided to make goals of getting my house in order to sell. We quickly outgrew our home no sooner than we moved in. We are slowly working on getting out of debt and getting things in order for what we would like to do with our future. 

We sent 2019 out the window in Florida with family and new friends. The two weeks we spent in Florida really opened my eyes to what needs to be done for my family. I have decided to no longer do what makes everyone else happy. Instead I am going to do what makes my family happy and healthy. Since our oldest son is now in High School and starting to think about college and careers I have made sure he knows that he can go after his dreams even if it means he is not close to me. I do not want my children trapped in a state that has nothing to offer them. 

So welcome to the New Year! We hope you will follow along with the blog this year and all the adventures we hope to go on. I am hoping to bring you more recipes and travel posts this year. I will be posting soon all the different parks we visited while in Florida. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Winter Is Coming Giveaway Hop


Winter has arrived here in Ohio! I know personally I am not a fan of Winter at all but my kids love it. This year I personally am not as dreading it since we are going to Florida for Christmas. I plan on bottling up as much warmth and sunshine as I can to bring back home with me. If you can't get to the beach or just love winter then you will love the clothing that HelloPink has for winter. I am excited to be joining The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island in another fantastic giveaway event! Be sure to visit each blog on the linky so you don't miss out on winning some awesome prizes!!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Mess Free Smore's - Giveaway


One thing that my kids really enjoy are S'mores! Now that they have tried Stuffed Puffs; S'mores will never be the same. These marshmallows help take the mess out of the S'mores. The Stuffed Puffs are a marshmallow outside and filled with chocolate inside. My kids really like that they can easily make S'mores now without having to hide the chocolate bars from their little brother and me.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway


I know my children are ready for Christmas are you?? I know personally one thing I struggle with is finding good stocking stuffers. This year I personally am not as worried about it since our gift to our children is a trip to Florida to see their Grandma. Over the years I have discovered that I like giving memories more than giving actual gifts. But if you are looking for the perfect gift that they will remember and love then look no farther then HelloPink. I am excited to be joining The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island in another fantastic giveaway event! Be sure to visit each blog on the linky so you don't miss out on winning some awesome prizes!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

2019 Howl-O-Ween Giveaway


Halloween is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about everything spooky and sweet. Though I am not a big fan of Halloween like some of you! I am excited to be joining The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island in another fantastic giveaway event! Be sure to check out each blog so you do not miss your chance at winning an awesome prize! I am giving away a $10 HelloPink Gift Card to my HelloPink site!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Cowboy Food & Drink Review


I love finding great places to eat that are local and not ran by the big chains. I recently got the opportunity to visit Cowboy Food & Drink with Mr. Anderson for a date night. Cowboy Food and Drink is one of those great hole in the wall places. It is not easily seen from the road with it sitting in a shopping plaza a bit back from the road. They must be doing something right as they just celebrated their 15 year anniversary of being in business. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September To Remember Giveaway


Fall is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about crisp mornings and apple cider. Though I know a lot of you love your pumpkin spice! I am excited to be joining The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island in another fantastic giveaway event! Be sure to check out each blog so you do not miss your chance at winning an awesome prize! I am giving away a $10 HelloPink Gift Card to my HelloPink site!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Courage for Life/Strong and Courageous Review & Giveaway

*This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, you'll be helping to feed the little angels here at Andersons Angels.


Do you struggle with finding daily encouragement? I know myself and many other woman do. It seems like we are always searching for something that will help us. I know for me personally it seems like everything is working against me lately and I can not find joy in much. I know that I am being tested but it is so hard to stay true when your are tested constantly it seems. I have found that reading daily encouragement is helpful for me. Recently I received the book "She Is Strong and Courageous" to review. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wicked Uncle


How many of us struggle at holiday time trying to think of gift ideas for our little ones? I know I sure do and every-time I can never find an item they suggested. I came across www.WickedUncle.com and that solved that problem. It narrows it down by age, gender, adventure toys, outdoor, ect. You are sure to find a gift for everyone on here.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Oh! The Places You'll Go Giveaway


It is time to get the kids ready to go back to school. I do not know about you but I am ready for my crew to get back in school. This year I will only have 1 kiddo left at home with me. I know once school starts my schedule will get crazy busy but it is a crazy busy that I enjoy. My Saturdays will be spent at Cross Country meets with my oldest who will be a Freshman this year. It is hard to believe that I will have a Freshman and a Kindergartner. The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island have teamed up to bring you another great event where there are many awesome prizes up for grabs. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Get Your Home Ready with a Crane Humidifier

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I know that cold and flu season will quickly be approaching Ohio sooner than I would like. There are some simple ways I prepare my home for the cold and flu season. One of the biggest and most important is making sure I clean all my functioning cool mist humidifiers for all the bedrooms. I also have diffusers in each room as well so I can diffuse my essential oils to help keep my family healthy.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Stay Hydrated with the Core Home Retro Water Bottle

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With summer in full force one thing I try to make sure is that my family and I are staying hydrated. This can be tricky as none of us like warm water. That is why I am always looking for a water bottle that will actually keep my water cold for a decent period of time. We are a family that enjoys being outdoors and with that comes long periods of walking where no one wants to carry a cooler. So a good water bottle that keeps your water cold is a must for my family.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Fun n' Sun Giveaway Hop


With Summer finally in full force it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the warm weather! We at Anderson's AngelsThis Mamas LifeWoven by Words and The More The Merrier wanted to help our readers get into the Sun n’ Fun of summer! We've teamed up with some wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package worth $15 or more so be sure to visit each blog and enter!

I am excited to be bringing a WONDERFUL Summer Fun Package!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

EarthKind Mosquito Spray (Giveaway)


With having a child who is highly allergic to mosquito bites you can guess that we are always looking for the best thing to use on her. I try to keep chemicals out of my house and off of our bodies. So when I got the chance to try EarthKind mosquito spray I was happy to see how it would work for us. We spend a lot of time outdoors as a family in the summer so having a good quality mosquito spray without all the chemicals that works is very important to me.