Best Buy Education ~ Transform Your School Sweepstakes #BestBuyEducationEntry

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As school is wrapping up for the year, I find myself taking inventory of my room and making plans on how I want to change things for the upcoming year.  I love that my job allows me to "start over" every August as the kids come back from summer.  This year I was thinking about how wonderful it would be to have more laptops and iPads available for the kids for our reading time.  We have amazing … [Read more...]

Delicious and Healthy Meals for Summer Entertaining and a #Giveaway!

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I am looking forward to the end of the school year.  In a few short weeks my kids and I will have a lot of time together hanging out and enjoying our summer.  Currently our week is so full that the weekends end up being crammed full of chores and soccer games.  Luckily my kiddos love to grocery shop with me so every Saturday we head on over to our local Meijer store to load up on groceries for the … [Read more...]

The Walt Disney Family Museum and a Peak into Tomorrowland! #InsideOutEvent


My trip to San Fransisco included a wonderful tour of The Walt Disney Family Museum.  This quaint little museum sits in the San Fransisco Bay with an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It was absolutely beautiful.  The museum was built to document the life of Walt Disney through interactive galleries and artifacts donated by his family. History of The Walt Disney Museum Opened in … [Read more...]

Gardening with Kids: Ways to Make it Fun and Exciting


At a glance, gardening at home seems like a task that can only be done by adults. However, what most people don’t realize is that kids have this innate curiosity that makes them capable of planting and growing flowers. In addition, they have this penchant for learning and they love playing in the dirt. There are a lot of things that kids can learn from gardening. It can teach them respect for … [Read more...]

Special Summer Family Memories

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhereFunBegins #CollectiveBias We are well into the month of May and full fledged summer is coming upon us quickly. As a parent, this time of year reminds me of all of the fun I had as a child during the warmer months. I was a BIG tree climber. I don’t know how or why my parents let me … [Read more...]

Layout and Lighting Pixar’s Newest Film Inside Out! #InsideOutEvent


A film, even an animated one, has to have a transformation in order for it to go from script to screen.  During my visit to Pixar's animated studios last month, I got an inside glimpse of what it takes to achieve an amazing animated feature film as I was allowed to go behind the scenes of Pixar's Inside Out.  Today we are going to get a glimpse into what it is light to light an animated film as … [Read more...]

Give Your Child Confidence with UnderJams #ConquerBedWetting


If you are a parent, you have all been there. You wake up in the morning with tons to do. You have to get yourself up, shower and dress.   You also have to get your children up and you are hoping that it is going to be an easy morning with no tantrums. As you stumble, half awake, down the hall towards their room you remember that you didn’t have time to pack their lunches last night so you’ll have … [Read more...]

Going Inside the Mind With Production Designer Ralph Eggleston #InsideOutEvent


As the date gets closer and closer (June 19) to the release of Pixar's Inside Out I still have to pinch myself that I was able to attend a behind the scenes event and get the scoop about how this adorable tale was created.  Over the next few weeks I will be posting a lot about my experiences last month in San Fransisco.  Today I am taking you Inside the Mind, the control center, with production … [Read more...]

Help Fight Allergies With Swiffer and Febreze & a Giveaway!

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I adore the spring season.  The weather is perfect and we spend a lot of time outside playing together as a family.  Spring cleaning is high on our priority list as our household suffers from seasonal allergies.  Did you know that if you aren't cleaning properly that you could actually be doing more harm than good?  If you stir up the allergens instead of cleaning them properly you will be … [Read more...]

More Hands, More Hearts Pay It Forward Day is April 30th!

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There is nothing better in life than being able to pay it forward.  Every time I cheer someone up or make someone happy I feel fantastic inside.  I have been so fortunate to work with some amazing brands that love to give back.  One of my absolute favorite companies to work with is Johnson & Johnson.  I love the Johnson's Baby products and when they gave me the opportunity to surprise a mom to … [Read more...]

Kat Hodson