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How We’re Supporting Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project

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The winter months in Ohio are certainly unpredictable.  We’ve had days that were so bitter cold I didn’t want to even crawl out of bed and then there were days that temperatures reached nearly 60°F.  We have definitely taken advantage of every warm day with trips to the zoo and park.  And on the days that we can’t get out due to the crazy weather my girls love to take an adventure by diving into a book.  Willow tends to travel to times when dinosaurs roamed the earth while Lilah will curl up on the couch with a kitty book.  … …..

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Enjoying Pizza While Supporting The Literacy Project

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Yesterday I asked Alleigh, Kaelyn, and Willow to work together to clean their bedroom which was a complete disaster.  As the day went on it became very apparent that Alleigh was doing the vast majority of the cleaning while her sisters were playing or complaining.  Once the room was cleaned I decided to reward Alleigh by taking her out to eat – just the two of us.  She chose Pizza Hut and I was absolutely stoked.  I love Pizza Hut, but we usually order delivery.  There’s just something extra delicious about Pizza Hut fresh from the oven still in the … …..

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Ballet Cat Book Series & Capezio Gift Card Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by Disney-Hyperion. Growing up I remember waking up on Saturdays and staying in bed reading books all morning long.  I could devour them one after another.  My oldest daughter seems to be heading down that same path which makes me one happy mama.  She loves to read and gets super excited whenever she receives a new book. Recently she received two books in the Ballet Cat series written by Bob Shea. These books are recommended for ages 6 to 8 years.  Alleigh loves that they are written in a comic book style compared to a traditional … …..

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Reclaim Bedtime with The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep {Giveaway}

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All samples and prizing are provided by Random House Kids, and all thoughts and opinions are my own. As I sit here writing this, I can clearly hear three little boys “sleeping”.  And by sleeping, I mean playing, scheming plans for tomorrow, and doing everything but lying still and going to sleep!  Bedtime always has been a battle for us to get all three of our boys quiet, still, and asleep at the same time.  We’ve tried just about every method out there, and while some help, the struggle. is. real.  Do you guys struggle like we do?  My guess … …..

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Enjoy National Talk Like A Pirate Day with a Personalized Pirate Adventure

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Ahoy there, me hearties! All three of my boys love pirates.  In fact, two years ago Aiden and Reese dressed up like pirates for Halloween… and just about everyday after that too! I’m not sure, but I can guess Reese may love pirates a little more because of how much we talked about them when he first got his eye patch when he was 1.  To get him to leave it on his glasses, we told him to just pretend it was a pirate eye patch and talk like a pirate all day.  So he did just that!  Reese still … …..

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Blast off on a Adventure with “Miles from Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket!” on DVD

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I received this product free of charge to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Have you seen the new Miles from Tomorrowland series on Disney Junior yet?  If your kids are anything like mine, you’ve seen every episode and have heard about Miles since the first commercial aired!  Luckily for me, it’s a Disney that I really like watching with them, and I have been known to keep it playing in the van even when the boys aren’t in there.  But now there’s a great new Disney DVD available in stores- “Miles from Tomorrowland: Let’s … …..

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Everyone’s Favorite Monkey is Back in Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (Available now!)

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From the time Aiden was just old enough to say, “George!”, he has absolutely loved Curious George. Over the years, we’ve collected various George shirts, books, and lots of DVDs as each one of the boys have loved Curious George just as much. So when we were given the opportunity to review the brand new Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle movie, my boys were VERY excited! The day the movie arrived we just HAD to stop everything and have a midday movie time, so popcorn became our afternoon snack and we grabbed the bean bag chairs for some … …..

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Maya The Bee Movie Now Available on DVD

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Over the last year or so, our family has made a commitment to spend time together. Although that sounds pretty basic, in today’s world it’s a little bit harder than most would think. With school schedules, sports, outside activities, and opposite work schedules between my husband and I, we have found that we do have to be intentional in finding time to just be together. Plus, we’re always on the lookout for fun, new, and cost-effective activities. One of our favorite cost effective and easy activities is family movie night… and lucky for us, we had the perfect chance to … …..

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Kohl’s Cares Disney Pixar Collection Giveaway

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Ever since I had kids, Kohl’s has been one of my very favorite places to shop for my family. Not only can I find some really great sales, but their coupons and Kohl’s Cash deals make shopping there very rewarding. Plus, Kohl’s has such a variety of items in the store that I know I can pretty much grab everything I need in one visit. It’s definitely become a favorite place for birthday gifts since I have quick access to clothes, home goods, toys, candles, and even some great kitchen items. My kids love Kohl’s and tend to get a … …..

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Doc McStuffins: Cuddle Me Lambie DVD Giveaway

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Do you have any Doc McStuffins fans in your house? Alleigh, Kaelyn, and Willow all love to watch Doc, Hallie, Stuffy, Chilly, and especially Lambie work together to cure the ailments of their toy friends. I’ve even noticed myself singing along – those are some catchy songs! I know my girls are going to be so excited to watch the latest Doc McStuffins DVD release – Cuddle Me Lambie on February 3rd 2015. No one gives better cuddles than Doc’s warm and fuzzy best friend! She’s a princess and a ballerina, and she’s always there for toys that need an … …..

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