Combat Summer Brain Drain with Go Math! Academy #Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  All opinions are 100% mine.  Summer Brain Drain is something that  I am all too familiar with.  In fact, it is such an issue in our school district that it was one of the main reasons we changed our calendar to shorten our summer break by a couple of weeks.  I have seen past students leave first grade on level and start second grade … [Read more...]

Getting Our Outdoor Living Space Ready for Guests With Pier 1

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. A couple of weeks ago we had some company over.  I wanted to celebrate their visit with an outdoor party that we combined with my daughters 2nd birthday.  We have been blessed with some great weather so I decided it was … [Read more...]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 in Theaters June 13th ~ Visa Card & Prize Package #Giveaway


  For Mother's Day one of my favorite PR companies sent me a sweet How to Train Your Dragon present that included the DVD version of the first film.  I finally got around to watching it a couple of nights ago.  I loved it!  I am not sitting on the edge of my seat excited for How to Train Your Dragon 2 to hit theaters tomorrow! The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR … [Read more...]

Playtex Beginnings Imagined program


I dreamed of being a parent long before I became one.  When I became pregnant with my son, I was so excited to dream about who my little guy was going to grow up to be.  My daughter shares his stubbornness, but also his curiosity.  They can be the best of friends, or they can fight like cats and dogs.  I have a lot of fun watching them interact.  Being a mom is even more special than I could have … [Read more...]

A Better Pharmacy Experience & $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway!


Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. I don't think that a week goes by where I don't stop by a Target store.  Target is a one-stop shop where I can get everything from groceries to home decor.  I can even get my photos printed and fill my prescriptions while I shop, a huge timesaver for this busy mom.  Seriously, I can get everything I need … [Read more...]

KitchenAid Mixer #Giveaway


I am so excited to bring you my newest giveaway!  I have partnered with some of my favorite blogging buddies to bring you (my lovely readers) an amazing giveaway prize, a KitchenAid Stand Mixer! I couldn't live without my KitchenAid Stand Mixer.  I use this several times a week.  You can add some great attachments to do everything from dicing and slicing to making your own hamburger and pasta! … [Read more...]

A Blast from the Past on Netflix #StreamTeam #Giveaway (3 months service)

I am a product of the 80's.  Growing up we watched shows such as Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, Blossom and Growing Pains.  As a young child I played with Care Bears and My Little Ponies and I absolutely loved Winnie the Pooh!  I love that some of the shows and toys that I played with are coming back and are a huge hit with my kids!  In fact, my son just had a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle … [Read more...]



A few weeks ago I shared with you a clip from the upcoming movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return that will be coming to theaters May 9th.  If you missed it, here is a recap: Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy … [Read more...]

Morning Coffee with my Family #CoffeeJourneys

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias, Millstone® Coffee, and Mr. Coffee®. #CoffeeJourneys #CollectiveBias     I value my relationships in my life above everything else.  In my opinion, if you don't have friends and family to share life with, what is the … [Read more...]

Easter Nest Cookies and Easter Fun #BunnyTrail #Giveaway

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This post has been sponsored by Global Influence. The Easter candy has been provided by HERSHEY'S.  All opinions are 100% mine. I can't believe Easter is this weekend!  I have been stocking up on all my favorite Easter candy from HERSHEY'S for the big day.  I know, this is supposed to be about the kids, but honestly my kids don't eat a lot of candy and we end up snacking on it so I want it to … [Read more...]

Kat Hodson