Something I Didn't Know I Needed! The Shark Lift Away Pro Steam Pocket Mop!

 I am blown away at how much this has changed my daily routine!  One of the hardest things about being a full-time mom is that the chore list never ends, and there is never enough time.  One of those daily chores are to clean the floors.  I have been mopping the floors with a bucket of water and traditional mop for years.  This Shark Lift Away Pro Steam Pocket Mop cleans well, uses no chemicals, and overall gets the job done fast and easy.  

At one point I purchased a steam mop, it was a random brand I can't recall, but I only used for a short time and tossed because it didn't do the job.  Because of that experience I was never interested in steam mops until Shark had one for me to test out.  I am so glad I got the opportunity because I wouldn't have known of it's greatness otherwise.  It is super easy to use, and gets the job done efficiently. 

Kaufman Music Center's Broadway Playhouse Musicals + Family 4 Pack Tickets Giveaway

We had the pleasure of spending our morning last week at the Kaufman Music Center at a special event where we had a mini sing-along and meet-and-greet with the cast of Broadway Playhouse: George & Ira Gershwin performance, along with an exclusive backstage tour.  It was one of very first plays as a family, and my children found it to be lots of fun that was truly engaging.  I have your chance to win 4 tickets to a performance at the Kaufman Music Center below.

The cast were so great on-stage, and so kind to children off-stage.  They personally come out to say goodbye, take photos, and talk to families as they leave the music center.  Check out a sneak peak of the Broadway Playhouse cast above.

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child DVD + Giveaway


We love The Gruffalo Stories in our home.  The Public Media Distribution has re-released the Oscar-Nominated films, The Gruffalo and the sequel The Gruffalo's Child on DVD earlier this month.  The two films are based on beloved children's books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and feature an all-star cast of voices.  They are the perfect stories for the whole family.  I love to have DVD's like this on hand for long road trips.  Reading gives my children motion sickness so that's always the perfect time to bring out family films like this one, we are excited to add this to our collection.  I have your chance to own both these DVD's, read on to enter to win!

Chocolate Drizzled Banana Bites Recipe Inspired By Amazon Original Series " Just Add Magic" Season 2 Premiere!

Just Add Magic inspired Recipe
Looking for a fun series to watch with your children that is full of family friendly mystery, friendship, fun and time in the kitchen?  Amazon Original Kids Series Just Add Magic is the series to watch as a family and enjoy with your children.  My children and I have been obsessed with the show, and I admittedly binge watched a show with my children for the first time, 2-3 episodes at a time!  Each episode is about 25 minutes long, giving just enough information to keep the story going while leaving us wanting more.  The season 2 of Just Add Magic premieres today Friday, January 13.  As the last season left us with a huge new mystery of a new character that threatens to steal they magical cookbook, we are excited to start streaming.  Just in time for the new season we have created a recipe, we so proudly came up with named "Chocolate Drizzled Banana Bites"- they are allergy friendly so everyone can enjoy it, and so easy to make - it's almost magic!  Our recipe is magical in it's own way, and brings instant smiles.
Just Add Magic Inspired REcipe

Four Steps to Achieving Your Goals

There are FOUR important steps to keeping up with your goals.  Writing your goals down and believing in yourself is the first step.  Writing it down allows you to see it in writing and allows you to actually keep your goals, and makes it something to achieve and cross off your list!  The rest of the steps are simple and easy if you are able to follow them.