The Farm at Walnut Creek {Sugarcreek, OH – Amish Country}


Far too often I find myself thinking that there is nothing fun to do in Ohio, but in reality that is the furthest thing from the truth as you will see in this and some upcoming blog posts as well.  A few weeks ago the girls and I joined a very good friend of mine and her children on a trip to Amish country to explore The Farm at Walnut Creek which opened in 2007.  No matter your age a visit to The Farm will be a truly unique and educational experience that the adults will enjoy just as much … …..

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Vision Comes from Within with 23 Blast- In Theaters 10/24/2014


One of the fun things that we love to do as a family is watch movies. This year in particular, we discovered an amazing drive-in about an hour from our home that only costs us $10 for all 5 of us to watch a movie under the stars. While the summer was a blast, as the weather is turning colder, it’s back to movie night in at our house and at the theater as a treat. While I love the thrillers and funny comedies, I also love to look for movies that I’d be comfortable watching with family and friends, … …..

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Stopping Eczema Before it Starts with #AveenoEczemaTherapy


I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for #AveenoEczemaTherapy. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Although I’m sad to see summer go, I really love lots of things that winter brings with it. There’s something magical about snow on the ground, Christmas lights everywhere, hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream, and all of the family and love of the season. Something that’s not so magical about the colder months, however, is a skin condition we battle every cold season with the boys- eczema. I was surprised … …..

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Join the Mega Bloks Fast Tracks Racing Team {Review & Giveaway}


From the 1 year old to the 28 year old, the males in my home get pretty excited about doing two activities- building things and tearing stuff apart! Even Ezra, who just turned one, LOVES to destroy all kinds of things like towers, stacked blocks, and anything else his brothers might have created. But, he’s also starting to learn how fun it can be to make things just like his older brothers do, especially those things that can later be torn apart. For this reason, Mega Bloks First Builders have always been a staple in our house (for real, we … …..

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Jif To Go Dippers – This Busy Mom’s New Go To Snack


I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Is your family constantly on the go?  I feel like I am constantly running around like a crazy person and as the kiddos get older it’s only going to get even more hectic.  At the moment my oldest two go to different schools where they are open enrolled which means I must drop them off and pick them up each day.  They also have been taking swimming lessons two … …..

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Say NO to Decorative Contact Lenses This Halloween


I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating. When it comes to Halloween I am definitely one that likes to complete costumes with accessories down to the finest details.  But I draw the line when it comes to compromising my health.  Unfortunately every Halloween many people unknowingly risk the health of their eyes by adding decorative contact lenses without a prescription to their costume.  In fact 17 percent of Americans have worn … …..

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Bath Time Just Got Easier with Baby Mantra


I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. All three of my girls have sensitive skin, but that sensitivity really seems to be amplified in their first year of life.  They never reacted well to the  vast majority of well known baby shampoos and lotions which would leave their their delicate newborn skin rough and dry.  I remember Alleigh having super rough patches behind her ears and Kaelyn having them in the creases of her elbows.  It … …..

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Join Me to #ShareAwesome and Promote Positive, Safe Decision Making with National PTA & LifeLock

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I might only be 29 years old, but when I think back to my childhood it was so much different than the world my children are living in.  The biggest difference is our now constant access to digital technology which allows us to learn, game, shop, socialize, and more.  I still remember the day I received my first Game Boy and how awesome it was – that tiny black and white screen where I played Tetris.  If I gave one of those to any of my kiddos to play with now they might think I had lost my mind, haha!  … …..

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6 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips from Energizer


I participated in this program on behalf of Energizer and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. In just a few short weeks there will be ghosts, witches, and monsters going door to door in exchange for sweet treats.  Well, in my case there will be two little cave girls along with their T-Rex dinosaur, hehe.  Luckily, our trick-or-treat time happens to be in the afternoon so we don’t have to worry about the extra dangers darkness brings, but having three little ones ranging in age from two to six still presents its own safety challenges since the hubby and … …..

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Wonka Original Spree Halloween Candy Treat Bags


This #Treats4All shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Have you begun preparing for Halloween?  It’s not too far away!  My girls have their Halloween costumes all picked out and are super excited to go trick-or-treating.  We rarely have any kids stop by in our neighborhood so instead I focus on making cute Halloween treats for the girls to pass out to their friends at their class Halloween parties.  It’s still hard to believe I have two kiddos in school with classrooms full of friends this year.  Today while shopping at Walmart … …..

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