Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom Movie Review


Just like Chimpanzee and Bears, Disneynature is back with another beautiful film!! Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom is in theaters TODAY – April 17th! Go see MONKEY KINGDOM opening week (April 17-23) and Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International in your honor to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats!! The […]

FREE Printable Star Wars Activities – Bingo & Movie Trivia

Free Printable Star Wars Bingo

There is so much Star Wars excitement in the air right now! First up, Star Wars was released for the first time ever last week on Digital HD! That means all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, are now available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy. […]

LA Zoo Trip for Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom #MonkeyKingdom

LA Zoo Monkey Kingdom Tour

If you’re in the Los Angeles area with kids, I recommend a trip to the LA Zoo! During my Avenger’s press trip last week, we also had the pleasure of screening the latest from Disneynature – Monkey Kingdom. To celebrate the release (in theaters April 17th), we got to head to the LA Zoo for […]

Kauai Family Travel – Going Beyond the Basics

Kauai Family Travel

Our spring break was just spent in one of the most beautiful places on Earth – Kauai, Hawaii! Family travel is so important to me, so I was thrilled to be able to take the boys to visit the “Garden Isle” (true paradise in every sense of the term). We got to go back to […]

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DIY Avengers Bag #AvengersEvent

DIY Avengers Bag

As a “boy mom”, I’m no stranger to all the fun super hero action! In fact, we just had a BLAST at the Marvel Universe Live show and I’m at a special Avengers: Age of Ultron press event in LA! So, I bought a few new Marvel/Avengers themed items. But, then found some awesome Marvel […]

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Headed to LA for the Avengers: Age of Ultron Event!! #AvengersEvent


Avengers assemble!! Are you excited for the new Avengers movie (that hits theaters on May 1st)?! We are!! And, I may be a wee bit (ok, A LOT bit) extra excited for this one as I’ll be headed to LA in a few days for a special Disney/Marvel press event! And, we kick off the […]

20+ Easter Crafts for Kids

Easter Crafts for Kids

Easter is such a special time of year and an especially great time to do some fun crafts with the kiddos, especially since many kids are on spring break this time of year too. Easter/spring themed crafts that double as Easter décor are extra fun! Of course, there’s also egg dyeing too! And, I also […]

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Plum Jam Sauce Recipe

Homemade Plum Jam Sauce

Confession – I’ve never actually made traditional homemade jam. You know, like with the whole hot water canning process and such. But, I have done freezer jam. And, even easier is a fruit compote or what I like to call “jam sauce”. It’s not quite a viscous as a jam or jelly (no pectin), but […]

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25+ Easter Fun Food Dessert Recipes

25+ Easter Fun Food Recipes

Are you ready for Easter? I can’t believe it’s right around the corner already! Does anyone else feel like this year is going SO fast?! It’s crazy! So, it’s definitely time to get the Easter plans ready! And if you’re like me, that might mean making some fun treats! I love fun food recipes – […]

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DIY Skylanders Easter Basket

DIY Skylanders Easter Basket

Do you have kiddos that love Skylanders? If so, I bet they’d love a whole Skylanders Easter basket!! And thanks a great sponsored campaign with MomTrends and Skylanders, I have a super easy & fun basket to show you today! How would your little Skylanders fan(s) like getting that fun basket of goodies?! So fun! […]

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Lemon Raspberry Mini Puff Pastry Tarts

Lemon Raspberry Mini Puff Tarts

Thanks to a sponsored partnership with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, I have such a fun post for you today – complete with beautiful party ideas and a delicious mini tart recipe! If yo need some inspiration for your for your spring or summer events, this is it! Between Easter, Mother’s Day, and bridal or baby […]

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When the scale stops moving…Weight Loss Plateau Tips

Wieght Loss Plateau Tips

This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching product and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #WeightWatchers #WWsponsored So, […]

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Water Safety Device – iSwimband Review

iSWIMBAND Water Safety Device Review

I received an iSwimband for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own, and I am genuinely excited to share this product with you! I think this device may very well save a child’s life! Living in Phoenix, we are all too familiar with the […]

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Helping protect your smartphone from drops – Gorilla Glass

Gorilla Glass

How often does your phone or tablet take a nasty fall? As a mom of three little boys who is frequently multitasking (often with the phone in my hand), someone who may happen to be a little clumsy in her own right, and a frequent traveler, my devices certainly take a beating!! And, no one […]

Brain Chase: Summer Adventure Learning

2014 winner with map

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Brain Chase – a summer adventure learning challenge that I am SO excited to tell you about! Please read on for more info and a special discount code! This might just be the summer “brain drain” prevention you’ve been looking for! As a former teacher, someone […]

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Cinderella Quote Free Printables: Have Courage & Be Kind

Cinderella Quote Free Printables

Have you seen Disney’s new live-action Cinderella yet? I LOVED it!!!! And, our boys like it as well!! There’s the FROZEN Fever Short before the movie that was adorable and then the movie was just wonderful! Honestly, I was a bit nervous about a live-action remake of the animated classic. But, it was SO well […]

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Star Wars Easter Basket

Disney Star Wars Easter Basket

Easter is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about those Easter baskets for the kids! This year, my little guys are getting a Star Wars themed basket! I don’t know how or why exactly we started it this way, but ever since Little Brother was born (ON Easter Sunday) we’ve […]

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15+ St. Patrick’s Day Free Printables

15+ St. Patrick's Day Printables

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! When I was in college I had the pleasure of being in Dublin, Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day (to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade). So, it’s a day that I love to celebrate at least a little bit. One of the easiest ways to do […]

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Cinderella Magic Wand Rice Krispies Treats

Disney Cinderella Magic Wand Rice Krispies Treats

Disney’s all-new Cinderella has arrived!! It’s a live action version of the classic fairy tale that we love and I’m so excited to see it! So, I decided it would be fun to make some themed treats to enjoy. And since Cinderella wouldn’t even get to go to the ball at all if it weren’t […]

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A trip to Pixar Studios – Sneak Peek of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out & LAVA

Pixar Studios Tour

A few months ago, I had the incredible pleasure to take a quick trip to San Francisco to screen Strange Magic and interview George Lucas at his famous Skywalker Ranch. As part of that trip, we also spent an evening at Pixar Studios to learn more about the new upcoming Disney-Pixar feature, Inside Out, and […]

Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast: 20+ Activity Sheets & Crafts

Disney Tinkerbell Legend of the Neverbeast Activity Sheets & Craft Ideas

There’s a new Disney movie out on DVD/Bluray – Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. This movie explores the ancient myth of a mysterious creature whose distant roar sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell’s friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to rescue the NeverBeast. From the very […]

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