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This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Summer is officially here and that means lots of time by the pool. My girls and I would be poolside from sun up to sun down if it was possible. But being near water throws in a whole new set of dangers that we don’t deal with on a regular basis. In fact drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States for children ages one to four years old. It … …..
At all times we have a rather large selection of cereal in our pantry cupboard. Every member of the Harper family loves cereal for breakfast, snacks, and sometimes even dinner. A few of my daughters favorite cereal is Post Cocoa Pebbles, so when I saw the new Post Cinnamon Pebbles I knew we were going to have to give it a try. I was curious if this new cereal would stay true to our old favorites – Cocoa Pebbles & Fruity Pebbles. As I opened the box that sweet cinnamon smell hit my nose and I couldn’t wait to give … …..
Spring is finally showing up here in Indiana and the weather has been awesome for a couple days now. My boys have had a blast playing outside after being cooped up all winter, so slowly and surely, the toys have all started to trickle outside as well. One of their favorite toys to play with not only inside, but now outside as well, has been the MiO Eating + 2 People set I reviewed a few months ago from the Manhattan Toy Company. Made as multiple modular sets, each one is made from wood, gender neutral, and really awesome for … …..
Back in February the big girls had “spring” pictures taken at school. I do love when my girls bring home their fall school pictures which are a more traditional face shot with the school year in the bottom corner. I always purchase these to document how they grow each year regardless of the goofy smile or messed up hair, hehe. But these spring pictures didn’t impress me especially with the outrageous price tag attached to them. And so I sent them back because I knew I could take all of my girls to Portrait Innovations where I knew I would … …..
Today is the first day of spring and the weather forecast is looking promising for warmer temperatures. I hate to wish spring away, but I just can’t wait for summer to get here to spend our days playing by the pool. Luckily in Ohio we have some amazing indoor water parks available and two weeks ago we visited one of our favorites – Castaway Bay – in Sandusky, Ohio. That weekend getaway helped my girls to beat some of their winter boredom blues and also sparked their excitement for summer to get here quickly too. When entering the Castaway Bay … …..
While I try to keep our house pretty organized, I’ll admit that there are definitely days you can’t walk through the house without tripping over strewn about toys, legos, or books. With four boys, the toy clutter can definitely overwhelm me and my floor from time to time. We’ve implemented some good organizing tools to help cut down on the chaos, including bins on cubicle shelving, an art organizing cabinet, and a no toys in the bedroom rule. One company, Oribel, has also continued the idea of removing clutter from the floor with their new line of toys, Vertiplay. Designed … …..
This past Sunday we took the girls to Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. We have taken our girls to many Disney On Ice events and they never disappoint, but this year was especially magical because all four girls were at an age that they truly enjoyed every minute of the performance. These three were absolutely zoned out absorbing every minute while Willow was singing and dancing in the aisle. Check out this brief description of what we experienced at the show… Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! … …..
Christmas is less than a week away. I was fairly certain I had all of my shopping done until I heard my four year old say “I really hope Santa brings me new running shoes like I asked for.” And so I will be heading back out into the madness to pick her up a cute pair of sneakers because mama forgot that was indeed one of the few things she had specifically requested. If you are in need of some last minute gift ideas for little ones I simply can not say enough good things about Green Toys. Over … …..
Growing up my mom made it a point that we would eat dinner together every night as a family. It was the perfect opportunity to share how our day had went and to simply enjoy each others company. When Dustin and I purchased our first home we settled on a small bungalow and when I say small I truly mean it. After Alleigh was born we basically outgrew it, but because of the real estate market are still living here after four children. A few months ago we decided that our youngest was old enough to move upstairs with her … …..
We absolutely love family game night and have quite the selection of board and card games, but I am still always on the look out for new games to spice things up. This is always the time of year I’m looking for a new game geared towards adults because on New Years Eve we have a large family gathering where we play games until the ball drops. This year I have found the game that is bound to have everyone in fits of laughter – Mouthguard Challenge. I’m sure everyone has seen the viral YouTube videos of people putting cheek … …..