Having Fun with the New Lalaloopsy Dolls

New Lalaloopsy dolls

Having Fun with New Lalaloopsy Dolls It's that time of year again. Time to start making those holiday shopping lists. If there is a little girl on your list, you might consider giving one of the new Lalaloopsy Dolls. They are super cute and come with a few special surprises. My daughter checked out two of the new dolls for this review. Lalaloopsy Diaper Surprise Baby First, she checked out the Lalaloopsy Diaper Surprise baby. Since she is 9, I was concerned that this doll might seem to Continue Reading...

Promote Online Safety with Your Family and Beyond #ShareAwesome

PTA/LifeLock: #ShareAwesome for Digital Safety #CleverGirls

Promote Online Safety with Your Family and Beyond #ShareAwesome As with many American families, my family is surrounded by technology in our everyday lives. We have internet connected TVs, tablets, smart phones, and laptops. My son's school is transitioning to doing most schoolwork and homework online. My daughter loves to play online games and just got an email account. I want them to feel free to explore and have fun, but I also want them to stay safe. National PTA has partnered with Continue Reading...

5 Best at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

I had the pleasure of visiting the Portofino Bay Hotel with the Family Forward Retreat. My family received a room for a reduced rate. All opinions are my own.  5 Best at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando My family stayed at the hotel for 5 nights while attending the Family Forward blogger event. We arrived a day before the official event to enjoy the hotel and pool. Here are our 5 Best Highlights. Family Pool My kids could have stayed at the family pool everyday if it were Continue Reading...

Disney Family Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Disney family movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie

#VeryBadDay Who doesn't love a good Disney family movie? Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was one of our favorite bedtime books so my family is really excited to see the movie. Disney shared some great information and clips with me so I am happy to pass them along. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, and Bella Thorne. Directed by Miguel Arteta and based on the novel by Judith Continue Reading...

Stylish and Comfortable Boots for Fall #PoweredByHeels

Comfortable Boots with Style by Rockport #poweredbyheels

Stylish and Comfortable Boots for Fall #PoweredByHeels Back to school is a super busy time of year. I feel like I walk miles between soccer games, volunteering at school, dog walks, grocery shopping, and more. With this crazy schedule, I rely on very comfortable shoes. This usually means that I'm wearing a pair of flats or fitness shoes. When the folks at Rockport asked me to try a pair of their new Total Motion shoes, I jumped at the chance. I chose the very stylish Total Motion Tall Boot Continue Reading...

Street Fair Fun with Bigelow Tea #BigTeaBar

Bigelow Tea Mobile Tea Bar #BigTeaBar #Shop

Street Fair Fun with Bigelow Tea #BigTeaBar #AmericasTea Growing up, I always enjoyed going to street fairs with my father. As a New York City police officer, he took me to many fairs in neighborhoods all over the city. I enjoy sharing this tradition with my family. Last weekend, we attended the Allston Village Street Fair in Boston. It was a wonderful multicultural festival featuring musicians, artisans, local restaurants and more. My favorite tea company was in attendance with their v Continue Reading...

Back to School: Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

Quick and Easy Dinner Solutions #PriceChopperB2S #Shop #Cbias

Back to School: Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes Back to School time is in full swing. Along with school schedules, many families need to juggle extracurricular activities as well. In my family, we have soccer, dance, and gymnastics multiple days a week. With homework and playdates also on the schedule, getting my kids to eat a complete and healthy dinner can be challenging. Quick and easy dinner recipes need to be a major part of my life right now. I went to Price Chopper to find some Back Continue Reading...

Simple and Healthy Meals with Diet-to-Go

Diet to Go Review #Ad

Healthy Meals with Diet-to-Go Review As a busy mom, it can be challenging to eat healthy on the go. Mornings are filled with getting the kids ready for school. I am lucky if I get a cup of tea down before I am racing out the door. I usually pop in a few whole wheat waffles, scarf them down and then I am off to the gym. The rest of the day, I am running errands, blogging, doing laundry, grocery shopping, volunteering at school, etc. So, lunch is often a quick salad or frozen meal. With dinners, Continue Reading...

Join me for the #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Party 9/24 at 11am!

#SkinnyGirlSnacks Twitter Party 9/24 11am EST

Photo Credit: Will Cook For Smiles Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party where we talk all about healthy snacking! On Wednesday, September 24th at 11:00 am ET, please join us for the #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Party where we’ll be sharing tips on living a healthy lifestyle with some delicious snacks, and giving you a chance to win prizes! With two school age kids, I often find myself nibbling on their snack foods, which are not always so healthy. Af Continue Reading...

Immunizations at Walgreens Help Children Get@Shot at Life!

#GetAShot Vaccinations at Walgreens to Help a Child Get@Shot at Life! #shop

It's a great time of year to make sure all of your immunizations are up to date. I needed my seasonal flu vaccine, so I went to Walgreens to help support the Get a Shot-Give a Shot program. From September 2nd through October 13th, for every flu shot or other immunization you receive at Walgreens, you will help provide a life-saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign.  Isn't it sad that children in Tanzania are not even sure Continue Reading...

Tea Time with Sautéed Vegetable Wrap & Pasta Salad #TEArifficPairs

Tea Time with Sautéed Vegetable Wrap & Pasta Salad #TEArifficPairs

I am in denial that summer is coming to an end. I try to eat on my back deck as much as possible to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. It can disappear pretty quickly up here in New England. I enjoy afternoon tea time with my lunch. I love to create fresh and healthy recipes for my lunches. For the summer, I often like fruit flavored ice tea. I headed to Walmart and selected the Lipton Raspberry Iced Tea Mix. Even though it's a sweet tea, there are only 80 calories per serving. Gotta love Continue Reading...