June 3rd is National Egg Day - Nellie's Free Range & Certified Humane Eggs #Giveaway #RangeFreeEggs #NoAntibiotics

*I received a gift from Nellie's.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided.
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May is Egg month and if that has you upset you didn't get to celebrate, well no worries June 3rd is Egg day!  Just in time, I have a chance for you to win some free Nellie's Free-Range Eggs below.  Eggs can be a very healthy part of someone's diet, but learning about how the food we eat are handled can turn a person off from certain items.

The Capresso Ultima PRO Espresso & Cappuccino Machine #Giveaway #Capresso

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capressobuttonOnce I saw the opportunity to co-host this awesome giveaway sponsored by Capresso, I had to join in and bring it over to day to day MOMents for you guys to have a the chance to win.  This Capresso Ultima Pro Espresso & Cappuccino Machine looks amazing.  In the past year I've become a huge coffee drinker and lover, so I would be drinking a cappuccino all day everyday!  Keep scrolling down and enter for your chance to win, good luck!   Hosted by Deliciously Savvy in which 1 Lucky Winner will receive an Ultima PRO Espresso & Cappuccino Machine Giveaway valued at $200! A fabulous machine.. made in compact form with professional results! Read Deliciously Savvy's review HERE!

Sponsored By: Capresso

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PLUS a Big Thank You To All Of The Blogs Promoting This Giveaway To Make It Huge! Thank You!

1 Lucky Winner Will Win a Capresso Ultima PRO Espresso & Cappuccino Machine Valued at $200!

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Giveaway Dates ~ 05/27 9PM EST until 06/27 11:59PM EST
Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.
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Guidecraft Grippies Builders 20 Piece Set Giveaway! #StemToy

Guidecraft Grippies Builders 20 Piece Set is a STEM toy geared for toddlers.  I hope one of you guys will win so scroll down, and enter below for your chance!  Guidecraft is known in my home for it's quality items, so I think this is a good one too.  Good luck! :)    

Guidecraft Grippies Builders 20-Piece Set Giveaway! ($40 RV)

Guide craft Grippies STEM TOY GIVEAWAY

Sponsored By: Guidecraft

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

One Lucky Winner Will Receive a:

Guidecraft Grippies Builders 20-Piece Set ($40 RV)

Grippies Builders is the first STEM toy made for toddlers! Geared for ages 18+ months old!

Full review on Love, Mrs. Mommy's HERE!

US only - Must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 5/27 12:00 AM EST through 6/10 11:59 PM EST
Lots of luck to you! 

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received this toy at no cost to facilitate the above-mentioned review. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. The winner has 48 hours to reply before a new winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Worlds Smallest (Toys) from Super Impulse #EtchASketch #SockMonkey #ChatterPhone #Youtube #d2dkids

*I received the item for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own. 
Think classic, iconic toys that we all loved as kids - and then imagine them pocket sized!  That's exactly what Worlds Smallest by Super Impulse did.  They created all our favorite toys we had growing up and made them tiny, and adorable but most importantly functional.  They all really work! It would make a great gift for adults and kids alike.
Etch-A-Sketch, the item I was most impressed with along side the Rubik's Cube.  The tiny little knobs truly work allowing you to draw a little something.  Perhaps challenge yourself to get as detailed as it allows you?
The Sock Monkey, an adorable miniature plush.  Works great for my daughter who likes to take her stuffed animals everywhere with her.  It's just the perfect size.
The Chatter Telephone, it's so tiny yet it's eyes actually move as it chatters when you wheel it.

A bunch of toys that actually work, don't take up any shelf space, and can go anywhere with you.  What's not to love?  Not to mention the many great childhood memories these will bring for many.  I can think of many adults who would love these as gifts.  The perfect quality party-favor too.  My kids, #d2dkids had fun with them - check out our video above!






Breath of Fresh Air - Wordless Wednesday #getaway #pa #roadtrip

I love New York City but getting away feels so good!

Totally cheating WordlessWednesday because I have a post up here (Worlds Smallest Toys) but wanted to join in anyway.

GOODBYN Hero & Bynto Container Giveaway (2 Winners)

Deliciously Savvy is hosting a giveaway in which 2 lucky winners will each receive a GOODBYN Hero container & a GOODBYN Bynto Container in their choice of colors! There are a few other co-hosts, I am one of them!  There was no compensation provided for this post.  

These containers are adorable and the perfect fun way to take a meal or snack with you anywhere! Total RV $44! Keep scrolling, and enter below! 

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Co-Hosted by the following blogs and yours truly:

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PLUS a Big Thank You to All of the Amazing Blogs Helping to Promote and Make this Giveaway a Success!


2 Lucky Winners Will Receive a GOODBYN Hero & GOODBYN Bynto Container of Their Color Choice ~ (Total $44 RV)

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
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Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke! Learn How to Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T! #StrokeHero

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Did you know May is American Stroke Month?  The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council are working to raise awareness about Stroke knowledge, prevention, and what to do in an emergency.  Stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability – and 80 percent of strokes are preventable!  By knowing what to do in the case of an emergency, and tips to prevent it - you could be a Stroke Hero.  

Did you know that in the US someone has stroke every 40 seconds?  That's 800,000 strokes a year, and as the No. 5 killer in the US it kills about 130,000 a year.

You can be a Stroke Hero by controlling your blood pressure and other risk factors and by knowing F.A.S.T, the warning signs of stroke, so you’re ready to take action and help others know when and how to take action! Can you identify all the letters in the F.A.S.T. acronym for a stroke?  If you don't, you are a part of the 91% that don't.  When you recognize a stroke and immediately call 9-1-1, the person has a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being assessed for treatment options like a clot-busting drug or clot-removing device. 
  • F - Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
  • A - Arm Weakness - Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • S - Speech Difficulty - Is speech slurred? Are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like: “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
  • T- Time to call 9-1-1 - If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.

If you know someone who could be at risk for a stroke, or even yourself – take the #StrokeHero quiz. It is fast, easy, and could save your life or the lives of people that you love.
 
While stroke threatens millions of lives, it is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Together, we can end stroke. Be a Stroke Hero and share this with your family, friends, co-workers and community by sharing on social media. You can share this post.  You don’t need superpowers to be a #StrokeHero. Live healthier and know the F.A.S.T. warning signs -StrokeAssociation.org/StrokeHero

Blogger Opp - Guidecraft Grippies Builders 20-Piece Set Giveaway!

*Promotion for a group giveaway 

Love, Mrs. Mommy is hosting this awesome STEM Toy giveaway for 1 lucky person to win! This is the first STEM toy made for toddlers ages 18+ months old! $40 RV.  I am participating in the group giveaway and joining in to help promote. 

If you are a blogger, you are welcome to join in.  There are FREE and Paid Options Available. I look forward to working with you to promote this great giveaway! Thank you for your help! 

Sponsored By: Guidecraft

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Co-Hosted By ~ ???

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive a: 

Guidecraft Grippies Builders 20-Piece Set

 Please sign up today! Thank you!

1 FREE Link For Agreeing To Post Giveaway On Time and Promote 3 to 4 times a week Via Social Media. (Choose from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, OR Instagram)
PLUS a 2nd FREE Link If You Post The Announcement (Choose From Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest OR Instagram)
Co-Hosts Wanted and Needed ~ $4 for 4 links of your choice (Facebook Comments, Blog Comments, Giveaway Entries, Daily Votes, Social Media Follows of your choice, and Secret Word Pages, but NO GOOGLE+) PLUS the 2 FREE links above gives you 6 Links Total! Co-Hosts are not required to post announcement but it is greatly appreciated!
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Giveaway Dates ~ 5/27 12AM EST through 6/10 11:59PM EST
The Blogger With The MOST Referrals (4 or more) will Receive a FREE Co-Host Spot on this giveaway! If you paid for a co-host spot and you win, I will refund your money. Or, you can choose to get a free spot on the next giveaway. Promote, Promote, Promote and Make Sure They Know To Say You Sent Them! :-)

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Organic SLAMMERS Super Food Snack Pouches by Kids Gourmet - Review & Giveaway!

*I received the item/s for the purpose of this post.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided.  Sponsor is responsible for fullfillment of prize.  US only
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Kids We all need about three meals a day, and tons of snacks to keep them us going!  What matters when it comes to what we all eat?  Ingredients, taste, and convenience.  It's really that simple.  Slammers Super Food Snack pouches are delicious and so good for everyone.  It's one of the best and tastiest snacks we could all grab.  I was sent two out of four flavors it comes in to try; the Watermelon Kiwi Burst and Chill'N.  They are USDA organic, use wholesome real ingredients, no added sugar, and nothing artificial.  And an added plus, they also have BPA free packaging.
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The Watermelon Kiwi Burst (Superfood smoothie) has 7g of protein, a full serving of fruit, high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and nothing artificial.  It is a blend of organic banana, apple, water, whey protein isolate, watermelon juice concentrate, kiwi, grape juice concentrate, strawberry juice concentrate, beet juice concentrate, lemon juice concentrate, and absorb acid.  It tastes like a delicious fresh blended creamy smoothie drink.  It is packed with protein to help maintain muscles, organs, bones, and the immune system.  The amount of protein in one pouch is equivalent to one egg.  Great for anyone to enjoy and feel full longer too. 

The Chill'N flavor (superfood snack) is a blend of organic apple, banana, blueberry, water, butternut squash, greek yogurt (skim milk/dry milk), yumberry concentrate, lemon juice concentrate, citric acid, and ascorbic acid.  That is the whole ingredients list.  One of the best feelings is knowing you are eating good food that's also good for you.  These should be on the top of everyones snack list.  

Looking for a new delicious and healthy snack for your kids or even for yourself?  This is it.  No mess, no need for refrigeration, perfect on the go, anytime, anywhere snack that really tastes good.  While not safe for those with multiple food allergies, it's stated on the box that they are gluten free and peanut free.  No mess, no need for refrigeration, and totally convenient.
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Find out where to buy and more information by clicking here: http://slammerssnacks.com   We all should be eating good tasting food that's good for us - Enter to win an awesome prize pack of SLAMMERS SuperFood Snacks below!! 

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Celiac Awareness Month - Love with Food Box featuring Enjoy Life Foods #GF #Top8Free #LovewithFood #Eatfreelove

*I received a Love with Food subscription box as a gift.  All opinions are a 100% my own. 
May is Celiac Awareness Month and Enjoy Life Foods has partnered with Love with Food to offer some of there goodies in support of celiac awareness and food allergy awareness this month.  Love with Food is a subscription plan you set up to receive a curated box of snacks every month, every box ordered - they donate a meal to a food bank in the US.  What a great partnership!  It's Enjoy Life Foods 10th year being certified gluten-free, offering great tasting options for so many.  I thank them for offering allergy friendly goodies so many can enjoy.

The May co-branded Love with Food gluten-free box includes:

  • S'mores Decadent Bar

  • Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cookie
  • Sugar Crisp Crunchy Cookie
  • Caramel Apple Chewy Bar
  • Cocoa Loco Chewy Bar


  • Mountain Mambo Seed & Fruit Mix
  • Beach Bash Seed & Fruit Mix
  • Sea Salt Plentils
  • Muffin Mix
  • Snickerdoodle Soft Baked Cookies
A totally gluten free, top allergen free box of goodness!  If you are okay with all the ingredients, order yours today.

Want a chance to win a Love with Food gluten-free box?  You can!
Enter by tagging @LoveWithFood and @EnjoyLifeFoods and telling them how you're celebrating celiac awareness month using #EatFreeLove.
Enter by May 31 at 11:59pm PST for your chance.
They are giving 15 fans a chance to win.  You guys can also enter by emailing a photo to info@enjoylifefoods.com directly.  Winners are chosen at random, US only. (ages 13+)



A Family Must-Have! Look At Us Now: A Creative Family Journal by Bernadette Noll

*I received the item for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided.
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I don't know if my parents were always this busy when we were growing up, as busy as my husband and I are but wow is parenting a hard job!  It takes everything out of you, but I also think that's more the reason to remember to slow down and spend quality time.  Look at us Now - A Creative Family Journal by Bernadette Noll gives us a tool to do exactly that, and a way to create tangible memories while at it.
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a peek into the brilliant family journal!
Get to know your family more with fun questions to answer, little illustrations to follow and make a keepsake for your family to look back on together.  I absolutely adore this journal.  It is such a unique and fun way to make memories with family.  It has questions about what everyone is feeling, thinking, and want to do.  It is just clever and a must-have for families!

Check it out here at penguinrandomhouse.com and get started on your family keepsake that's both a fun activity for the whole family and a forever keepsake.  It isn't something you have to devote a whole afternoon to, so even the busiest of family members have no excuse!




  






My Top Three Picks from the New York Baby Show!

I attended the NY Baby Show courtesy of Mom Trends.  All opinions are a 100% my own.

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As a mom of three, it's interesting to see how my wants and needs have changed dramatically over the years when it comes to my children.  I too, wanted the best of the best for my babies, but soon found out that the majority of time and money we spend on wanting certain items, are not so necessary after all.  Just the same way your children grow up in the blink of an eye, you will find that expensive must-have item, not so necessary in that same amount of time.  It will take up space and you will not know what to do with it.  So as I walked through the New York Baby show yesterday, I only paid attention to the necessities, those items all parents really could use.  There were so many amazing baby gear, I was in awe every other step and it wasn't easy, but I have narrowed it down to my top three picks from the show!

If you are splurging on any items for baby, it should be a good car seat, skin care products and stroller.  All items you will be using for a good amount of time, and is necessary to have quality.  
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First up the GB Pockit stroller!  What's one thing that you will use for a long time?  Most likely much more than a year?  A stroller!  I've noticed with all three kids, I've used three different strollers.  As a city mom, it was a necessity.  A jogging stroller that can handle runs at the park, an everyday stroller, and a light compact stroller for traveling.  GB Pockit Stroller has made the 2014 Guinness World Records for most compact stroller.  I was impressed to hear it, but to see it in person I was blown away.  It is able to hold up to 55 pounds while only weighing 9 pounds on it's own.  I think it's a must have for us parents who want a great stroller that's light and folds up so small!  
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Second is Chicco carseats with the KeyFit installation feature.  We've been through so many car seats already, and not one has been easy to install. Meanwhile the Chicco car base and seat installations just blew me away with it's simple and easy installation capability.  No wonder it is the #1 rated for easiest to install.  Installing the carseat took no time at all, and absolutely no sweat involved for a safe and secure installation.  To top it off the carseats have a great design for look and most importantly comfort.  Can't believe I've tried over 4 different carseat brands and didn't give Chicco a try before.  Being able to successfully and easily install your child's car seat is absolutely a gift!
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Third, and certainly not last is Babyganics.  You learn right away skin care is highly important as a parent the moment your baby starts showing baby acne and eczema.  Which is why I like Babyganigs, they make their products to be non toxic.  They are made with plant-based ingredients, organic ingredients, and made to be safe and effective.  I'm looking forward to trying their many products for my family. 



May Flowers Giveaway - Win a flower-themed prize pack!


This post is in participation with a group giveaway!

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One winner will receive a flower-themed prize pack including:



Sozo Flower Hooded Towel (ARV $16)


Stephen Joseph Toddler Flower Bucket Hat (ARV $16) 

Stephen Joseph Flower Quilted Purse (ARV $15)

Stephen Joseph Flower Water Bottle (ARV $10)





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Baby Magic - Wash, Lotion & Cream Giveaway!

*I received the item/s for the purpose of this post.  Sponsor is responsible for fulfillment of prize.  No other compensation was provided.  All opinions are a 100% my own.
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Baby Magic products are well known among parents, specially for their sweet scents.  I was recently sent some Baby Magic products to try out for the first time.  They have a variety of items from washes, lotion and even diaper rash cream.  I tried the Baby Magic Hair & Body Wash in soft powder scent, Calming Baby Bath wash with lavender & chamomile, and the Gentle Baby Lotion in original baby scent.

"Baby Magic Original Baby Lotion - A rich non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly into a baby's skin for softening and nourishing.  The formula is formulated for conditioning and protecting - perfect for everyday use.
Calming Baby Bath - This soothing bath wash infuses real lavender and chamomile to help baby relax.  Baby Magic's Calming Bath is perfect for a bedtime bath for a peaceful night.
Baby Magic Diaper Rash Cream - Has the maximum level of zinc oxide for the most severe to the tiniest diaper rash, this cream works wonders.  Keep your baby comfortable all day long."

I liked the scents and overall feel of all the products I received.  Especially liked that the Calming Baby Bath was made with real lavender & chamomile.  I often use my children's bath and body products, because I tend to have sensitive skin and I want to use what doesn't irritate their skin as well so it was nice for me too.  The products do say hypoallergenic but I would definitely test out a small amount on baby's skin at first, because it does seem highly scented, like it clearly says on the packaging.  I know many other parents that love to use this for their children.  The sweet scents brings back memories for them, and they just love the smell and feel for their babies.  After using the bath products, the bathroom smells so good!

Already a fan of Baby Magic products or want to try for the first time?  Enter to win Baby Magic Original Baby Lotion, Calming Baby Bath, and the Diaper Rash Cream below! Don't forget to share with friends!

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Be Kind - Don't assume based on what you see #foodallergyawarenessweek #faaw

It's food allergy awareness week and as a food allergy mom I feel like I need to say something in relation to the topic...

My life as a mom is absolutely amazing but it is also very exhausting, emotionally draining, and absolutely takes everything out of me.  The amazing part comes from my children, but the other stuff doesn't come from just the daily responsibilities of being a mom, but from being a food allergy mom.  Our lives have been flipped, flopped and slammed against the walls since we first found out about our severe food allergies.  We lead a very different life from the way we did before food allergies, and in every way our lives have been changed.  Optimistically speaking, many positive things have come out of it like learning to be aware of the food we consume daily, but on the flip-side we live in fear of food killing our babies.
It is a horrible disability to live with, it is a blind disability...  You would never know that an accidental spray of food our way or cross contamination could actually kill...  You never know what's really going on, even when you think you've seen it with your own eyes.  For example, I took this picture of our table in a McDonald's last summer.  If anyone had seen us, they'd say they definitely saw a mom and 2 kids walking in and eating in there - the kids even walked out with Happy Meal boxes and toys.  The truth was I had went to my appointment with my midwife, had both my kids with me.  I had brought their food as I always do, and on our way back home they wanted to stop and get the happy meal toys they saw on the window.  Since they hadn't ate yet, we sat there and ate our own food while the kids played with their new toys as well.  My kids cannot even touch the food from fast food places.

Food allergies actually kills people.  It's not a joke.  Unfortunately.
Be kind to every one, you don't really know what kind of day they've had or the kind of challenges they face in life.  Another important message I want to make sure to state:  No two people have the same food allergies.  While one person can tolerate small amounts of a certain food is still allergic to the food, another person can also be allergic to the same food but have a life threatening allergy to it where they can't even be in a room where there might be trace amounts in the air.

Please be kind.





 



Easy Sock Craft with Kids - National Lost Sock Memorial Day! #kids #crafts

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There's a national day for everything, and well of course there should be a day to remember those lost socks too.  That favorite pair you had but now only wear with another lost and lonely pair when you know no one will see you in them that day.  My 3 year old actually loves to purposely mismatch her socks, so losing a sock doesn't bother her, but most of us like to have our socks matching.  She usually helps find the matching pairs on laundry day, and we refer to the matching pairs as "friends," and it seems some of those socks will never find their friends again.  
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I have decided to start crafting with our old and lost socks.  It's kind of a "make lemonade when life gives you lemons" situation.  But really, it's a total win - win here!  An endless amount of totally easy fun craft project with kids, that won't cost you an extra dime.
So let's remember those lost socks today, and make something fun.  Today I made my daughter's little stuffed animal friends something to wear with two old outgrown mismatched socks.
Simply place over the little stuffed animal, mark the face, ears, legs, and tail.  Take off.  Cut out, and place back on.
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Here are my two little models for the day, I think they like their new outfit.  Since it's getting warmer out, I better look into creating a summer outfit next time!  I think we can make so much more with our socks that have lost their matching "friends," this is a no sew craft, but maybe even teach kids to sew using old socks too.  Have fun!  Happy National Lost Sock Memorial Day!









 
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Good Job Mom - You did NOTHING today!

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You first woke up to either a toddler needing to go potty, a stinky diaper, a crying baby, an older kid who was hungry, or someone who couldn't find something without you..either one of those!  So off you went, cleaned some butts, flushed some toilets.  Walked around cleaning up what wasn't picked up from the night before.  If you were lucky, you managed to sneak in a cup of coffee for yourself before you fed some hungry mouthes.

You cooked three meals, managed to make snacks in between, have all the kids dressed, undressed, washed, dressed, undressed, washed multiple times a day.  You've managed to craft with them, despite the floor or walls being painted too, you did a great job.  You've stayed in your pajamas all day, but you did change into clean ones so that counts!  Wait..you did change to go out with all the kids so everyone can get some sun and fun at the park - to stay healthy and active.  Got dizzy chasing kids around.  Made it home in time to do some more fun while kids took a nap and rest on the way home.  If you home-school, you constantly talked and taught, making sure it was all educational and fun.  Worried constantly about parenting right way.

Did I mention brushing and flossing everyone teeth?  Yup, you did that too!  You still might need to stumble to the bathroom and take care of yourself at 12 AM once all is done for the day, but you - took - care - of - them.
Oh and the house.  You vacuumed, mopped, dusted, then vacuumed, then maybe had to bring out the sweeper few more times.  You walked around cleaning boogers off the wall or other surfaces.  If you are having a really good day, you didn't have to clean poop off the walls that day.  You washed pots, pans, cups, and glasses as many times as they all ate.
You finally washed the clothes, maybe even made a whole activity out of organizing and folding them with your kids.
Great job mom, too bad now that the day is over, it looks like you did nothing at all.

Great job mom.  You did everything and somehow nothing at all.  Another day awaits in just a few more hours.  No paychecks to show all that you've accomplished, no awards being handed out here.  There is no raise.  Keep it moving!  No, literally keep it moving - there's so much more to do.  Make plans for tomorrow, go online - read about all that you might have done wrong as a mom today, take a deep sigh, change your stained shirt and go nurse that baby of yours.  Go on, turn the screen off, there's no time...  Just one last thing before you go - Happy Mother's Day!!

We are not alone in all that we do every single day!  We are all amazing beautiful women with our own hobbies, styles and more - simply putting our children as a priority at this point in our lives.

My mom is no longer with me, but I'd like to tell her she's amazing and thank her for all that she did for me when I was a child.  ♥ I'm sorry I never got to fully appreciate her when she was with us all.  

Moms are amazing!  You're amazing!

  


Our First Toy Haul Video! #YouTube #Kids #ToyReviewers

*We received toys at the #ttpm showcase.  No compensation was provided for this post!
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My son has been wanting to make YouTube videos for so long, specially after our last ice igloo craft one that was so much fun!  I have decided to give it a real go!  They have so much fun doing it, and I actually like how much it makes us spend so much quality time together.  We had so much making the video - well of course! We were talking about and looking at toys!! We are looking forward to making more videos together.
In the above video you will find the toys we were given at the gifting suite at the TTPM Spring Showcase!  If you or someone you know is into these kind of fun toy videos - please support us and share! :)  
















#TTPM Spring Showcase 2016 in NYC - TOYS TOYS TOYS!

*We were invited to attend the event, a gift bag was provided as a part of attendace.  No compensation was provided for this post.
I don't think there is anyone who had a better "bring your kids to work day" then the families at the #TTPM Spring Showcase in NYC last Thursday.  There was over 30 of the leading brands of the toy industry in one space, exhibiting their latest and greatest for us - not only to see but to play with!  
We got to check out many of the latest toys and got first look at the toys of the summer season.  Got to hear first hand the TTPM Most Wanted toy picks for the summer season, and got to play!  You can watch our video above on our Youtube channel.  Just to name a few of the brands exhibiting their latest and greatest toys were HASBRO, Jakks Pacific, Alex Toys, Just Play Toys, Razor, Si, Vuly, Tomy, Disney, Toys R Us, Moose Toys, LEGO, Spin Master, Vtech, Jazwares and more!







WETHEAD Challenge at the #TTPM Spring Showcase!

*We were invited to attend the TTPM Spring Showcase free of charge to us, and received a gift bag as a part of attendance.  No compensation was provided for this post.  

We had so much fun at the #TTPM Spring Showcase this past Thursday, and it was an incredible bonus that it was #bringyourkidstoworkday!  One of the reasons I can never take on so many amazing opportunities is because I am a full-time mom, and it's usually an adult only affair.  Being able to take them along was so much fun.  Amongst the many brands with incredible, innovative toys for the summer season was WETHEAD by Zing.  My Children got to check it out first hand by playing water roulette right on the showroom floor.
I thought my daughter, who is three wouldn't want to but she jumped right up to join in on a game of water roulette with her brother.  Such a simple fun game to play with friends and family, no wonder it was one of the Most Wanted toy picks for the summer season by TTPM.  Check out our quick video on our Youtube channel above.