Red, White and Blue Fruit & Yogurt Popsicles #CleanEating

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Summer is here and so are cool, junk-filled to help us take a break from the heat.. I don’t know about you but I don’t let my kids have sweets everyday, or even once a week! We’re a ‘every once in a while’ kind of family when it comes to artificial sugars. That being said, I am all for treats that are as healthy as they are delicious! Homemade popsicles definitely fit into that category! And what better time to make some {Read More}

Sleep and Play in Style with the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light #Giveaway

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During the few warm months we get here in Idaho, we spend so much time outdoors. But with a little one, an infant or toddler, sometimes it gets difficult to find a place to put them down to play or rest. Most travel cribs weigh around 50 pounds (not really, but they sure do feel that way, when carrying everything else…) and it’s not simple to just grab and go. Thankfully, the new Travel Crib Light from BabyBjorn is ideal {Read More}

Our 1st broken bone..

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Well, I knew it would happen sooner or later, however I would have bet money that it would have been Eli (Mr. Clumsy), who had broken the first bone.. Nope. It was my wild girl who fell off the arm of the couch and broke both bones in her forearm, right above the wrist. And to make it even better, it was on Memorial Day morning! Oh man, that was a fun holiday.. Not. My poor baby had to have lots {Read More}

Sprinklers, Bubbles and Sun Protection #PlatypusAustralia

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Normally, here in North Idaho, May is gloomy, rainy and we spend most of the time indoors. Thankfully this year, we have had lots of beautiful, sun-filled days spent outdoors all day long! It has been such fun, spending time together in the gorgeous sunshine, playing and just enjoying each other’s company. These are the days that I love most and wait all year for! Mostly, it’s all fun and games, however, as a mother, the sunshine months make me {Read More}

North Idaho Local Life: The All-New McEuen Adventure Park

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There’s a whole boat-load of parks up here in the Coeur d’ Alene/Post Falls area but the new McEuen Adventure Park that just opened a couple weeks ago, is by far, the best park in the area! If you live within driving distance, this is one that is a must-visit! McEuen Park features an absolutely amazing playground (the biggest and most fun structure we have), splash pad (while will be turned on Memorial Day weekend), sand pit area, tennis courts, basketball courts, {Read More}

Spark Your Child’s Love of Stories with the Playaway All-In-One Audiobook

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It’s no secret that we are book-a-holics around here. I take the kiddos to the library story time every single week, and then afterwards, we stuff our giant library bag FULL of all kinds of books. We love to read together, or separate, and just knowing that my kids appreciate books as much as I do makes my heart happy. Even though we are big fans of ‘real’ books, it’s also fun to get an audiobook or two while we’re {Read More}

Making Memories with General Mills #Giveaway #WinCoCerealDeals

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*This conversation is sponsored by General Mills® via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine.* Isn’t it funny how some foods take us back to a certain time or place? For me, two of my favorite General Mills cereals, Cherios® and KIX®, were a huge part of my childhood and I remember eating both all the time, with my parents, at the breakfast table as a family. Now that I have my own kids, I enjoy transferring some of {Read More}

Show baby the world with the Tiny Love Discover the World Mat #Giveaway

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Take your little one on a tour of the world with the new Discover the World Mat from Tiny Love! This play mat is full of sensory play, as well as bright colors and fun pictures. It’s big enough for parent and child to both be down on the ground, playing and having a good time together. Benefits  Fun world-theme and cute animal figures inspire a variety of stories and activities  Playing on the mat with baby helps strengthen the {Read More}

Enjoying the small things with my family #CherishChildhood

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*This post is sponsored by Gymboree* As I grow older, I appreciate each season more and more, but springtime will continue to be a favorite of mine. The most-welcome rain, warmth from the sunshine, everything changing from the dead-brown of winter into the greenness of spring, budding flowers, the beautiful smells in the air, and even the warmer-weather clothes! Yes, spring is such a gorgeous time of year! I enjoy keeping an eye on the small things, such as watching the {Read More}

Minecraft has come to Crazy 8! #Giveaway

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Minecraft has the hearts of most young boys across the world these days.. It sure has worked its way into our home, being my own boys’ favorite game right now! Every single day, they want to play and build their own creations.. It’s a pretty old-school style game but they doesn’t stop the kids from being so obsessed with this super popular game! As a pretty conservative parent, I like that this game has ‘monsters’ in it (the creepers, zombies, spiders and more) {Read More}