Tuesday, May 24, 2016
With expecting my fifth child in September I have been looking for ways to stay nice and cool this summer. We do not have A/C in our new home so I know there will be days that I will need a way to cool not only my body off but the kids as well. Now thanks to our new Fruiti Freeze from Viatek we will be able to make delicious homemade frozen soft serve style desserts to stay nice and cool.
Disclosure: Hosts & participating hop bloggers of the Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.
Welcome to the Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island! This is a great event that will help equip anyone for a trip to the beach, pool, lake or anywhere there is water and fun to be had this summer! I have gathered up some fun and exciting prizes that would help anyone survive the summer heat, messes and even a rainy day.
Monday, May 23, 2016
I can't believe how slow everything seems to be going this time! I think with the kids crazy busy baseball schedule time should fly but it seems to be doing the opposite.
How Far Along -
24 Weeks Pregnant (24 weeks 4 days)
Due Date -
September 8th, 2016
Boy or Girl -
Unknown - this is a surprise baby :-)
Saturday, May 21, 2016
When you have a family day planned for the beach, lake or pool and rain cancels your plans don't stress! You can still keep the kids entertained and your sanity as well by taking a fun trip to your local Chuck E Cheese's store. My kids love spending time at our local Chuck E Cheese's playing games, eating pizza and winning tickets. I have to say that I enjoy helping the younger ones win their tickets. I don't know an adult who doesn't love playing the games with the kids.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
With being a mom of 4 children it seems like I am always on the go and looking for a great bag to take with me. Lately we are at baseball at least 4-6 days out of the week for the boys and the girls have to go along. With Angel still in diapers and Sweet Pea loving to roll down the hills and play in mud I need to have a good diaper bag with me that is multi-functional. With that said let me introduce you to the Harbor Side Tote from Vilah Bloom.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
It seems like we all come across paths in our lives where we need to step back and reevaluate what we are doing. When you have children it seems like that happens more frequently. Not only do you have to worry about how things are affecting you but your children as well. In today's society I feel like I am constantly sitting here going "what is wrong with people and what has happened to our country". We have become a country so filled with sin and are immune to it and feel that we will not suffer any consequences for our actions and that scares me greatly.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Recently I received the book Baby Wren and the Great Gift to review with by boys and it quickly became a favorite in our home. Every child wishes they could be someone else whether it's a super hero, an animal or an object, and that's the same way baby wren felt in this book. In the book Baby Wren was no different then the children we are raising today. Baby Wren was born on a ledge and just wanted to fit in. She wished she could dive with the fish, fly with the Eagles, play with the ring-tail cats, but she couldn't.
Monday, May 2, 2016
When the temps are cold outside and you just can't get outside to play what do you do for fun with your family? Well if you are like me and DO NOT like the cold weather AT ALL you sit inside cooped up going crazy with kids that have a bunch of stored energy. Which makes you go crazy because there is only so much you can do to keep 4 kids busy inside a home. Luckily for us Ohio has some great indoor water-parks within a short driving distance from our home. So we surprised the kids with a surprise weekend getaway at Castaway Bay.
Monday, April 25, 2016
One thing that my family loves to do when the weather breaks in Ohio is grill out. The smell of food cooking on a grill is one of my favorites, but cleaning the grill is one of my least favorite things to do. I really do not know to many people who actually enjoy cleaning a grill because they are not a easy item to clean.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
- Turn story time into a teachable moment: Learning about other countries and cultures can happen during daily activities. Choose children’s books that accurately portray other cultures or focus on historical events for afternoon or bedtime reading. After finishing the book, parents can talk to children about what they learned and how the lives of the characters in the book differ from their own.
- Make the facts digestible for young minds: Young children may have a difficult time comprehending abstract statistics about inequality around the world. Create a math activity at home to make this information more relatable. Use beads or buttons to count out how many children are in the child’s class, and then remove items based on global averages for clean water access or hunger statistics. According to World Vision’s 2015 Food Assistance Report, 1 in 6 children – more than 1.4 million kids - are dangerously underweight because they lack access to adequate food and nutritional assistance. For a classroom of 24, remove 4 beads to represent these children.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
I am just starting to feel better but still very tired and weak. All I want to do is sleep and nothing else which is hard when you have 4 kiddos running around that need your attention. Along with a house that needs cleaned and laundry that needs done you know all the normal mommy stuff.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
One third of women in the United States have a C-section delivery. While this brings them the wonderful gift of life, it also leaves them with an unsightly scar. Often times, these scars will fade and leave just a pale, thin, flat line. But, sometimes, scars are bigger, thicker and raised and son't heal as well. While creams and oils may help a bit with a scar's appearance, there really hasn't been anything that has worked wonders. Until now...
I'd like to introduce you to Scarology Ultimate Scar Treatment System for C-Sections & Large Scars: $78.50. Dr. Micheal Connor and Dr. Jeanmarie Connor are a husband and wife team with twenty years of medical expertise specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery and pediatrics. Together they have created Scarology. This new product is a safe and effective three-step at home scar treatment. The proprietary scar treatment system combines ingredients that have, until now, only been available in medical settings. These key ingredients have been shown to nourish the healing scar with hydration, and reduce inflammation in the scar tissue.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
I am just starting to feel good and not be so nauseated all the time . I am so thankful to be off the reglan pump now. Having hyperemesis during pregnancy is nothing I would wish on anyone but in the end it worth it.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
One thing that the kids and I love to do is garden. We love growing a garden as well as planting flower gardens. I think it is wonderful that I have children that love to be outdoors and use their hands to grow things. Thanks to the Jonsteen Company partnering with me for this blog hop my children will now have some new gardening fun to do.
I love supporting companies who products are Made in the USA. I think we need to support more of our companies here in the states so they won't leave and outsource the work. I am the type of person who is willing to pay a little more to support a US company then a foreign. By supporting the US companies you are keeping jobs here in the states for people which helps grow our economy. I was so happy when 1888 Mills agreed to work with me on this great giveaway.
One thing that I love is unique and different crafts. I love stuff that is tasteful can be personalized and won't go out of style. When I came across Scrappin Plus I was instantly in love with all of their items. I wish I would have known about them when I got married because I would have had a cake topper made. They have the funnest and unique items that all can be personalized.