Cruise Etiquette to Remember

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. In life, it's important to be kind and thoughtful to one another. It is something that should come naturally but doesn't always with everyone that you encounter. When you are on a cruise you are around a lot of the same people for an extended period of time, so it's important that you remember to use certain cruise etiquette. As adults, we should automatically be kind, courteous, and thoughtful to one another, but unfortunately, with too much alcohol, cruise chaos and a lot of fun, we sometimes forget what we were taught as children. Cruise Etiquette to Remember Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer more than normal. Never leave the bathroom whether … [Read more...]

Give More Books This Holiday Season

This post contains affiliate links. See full disclosure here. Every holiday season my girls make a list of everything that they want for Christmas. When they give me their list I look it over, scratch my head and normally let out a good giggle. Their Christmas list is normally pretty obnoxious and includes anything from high dollar gift cards to a pet rabbit. As a mom, I like to gift my girls some items on their list, a gift card to their favorite store, a few clothes, and books. Since I am constantly encouraging my girls to read, I make sure that I choose a few books that are age-appropriate and fun so that it may spark an interest for them to read. I not only gift my girl's books during the holidays but friends and family as well because … [Read more...]

Halloween Looks from Gymboree

This post contains affiliate links to make your shopping easier. Post Updated: 9/16/18 With Halloween right around the corner, it's time to start adding some Halloween attire to your little one's closet. Gymboree has so many selections and oftentimes, Gymboree has some amazing sales that really make it affordable and fun to shop. As a frugal and semi-smart shopper, I always try and plan ahead so I start my Halloween shopping early. Here are some of my favorite Halloween looks from Gymboree. There are so many cute Halloween Gymboree outfits that I do not even know where to start. I wish I could list every outfit but I can't, so I will only show you a few of my favorites. My Favorite Halloween Outfits for Boys: Mummy Hooded Tee: I love … [Read more...]

5 Things Your Child Will Need for Their Toy Kitchen

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. As a mom of 6 and as a previous childcare provider, I have always recommended to other parents and caregivers that young kids have access to a toy kitchen. Imaginary play is key to a child's development and it is always nice to see children play with toys versus an electronic. If you are planning on adding a toy kitchen to your child's playroom or to your daycare or school, here are 5 Things Your Child Will Need for Their Toy Kitchen. KidKraft Kitchen: I like kitchens that include items such as a microwave, an oven, refrigerator and more. This allows the child to add to their creative play. Before you decide on a kitchen, make sure that you read the reviews … [Read more...]

Spicy Jalapeno Chili Queso Dip

I received compensation from Alka-Seltzer® to write this post. All opinions are entirely my own. #MyFoodMoment #CollectiveBias When I was younger I was able to eat a variety of spicy foods without any consequences. Unfortunately, now that I am older, spicy foods are not always good to me and can cause occasional heartburn. Even though certain foods give me occasional heartburn I have a hard time resisting some of my favorite snacks like my Spicy Jalapeno Chili Queso Dip. Before I make my Spicy Jalapeno Chili Queso Dip, I make sure to go to Walmart to not only purchase the necessary ingredients but also Alka-Seltzer® PM Gummies. This is a new product at Walmart that allows me to enjoy the spicy foods that I love when I experience … [Read more...]

Why Romwe is My New Favorite Online Store for My Teenagers

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. My girls are always on the internet looking at different online stores that sell clothes, accessories and whatever else their little hearts desire. Normally I have them fill up a 'Wish List' on each site that they find an interest on and oftentimes I look at the website that they gave me and move along. Most of the websites that they find have overpriced items and high shipping charges, so needless to say when they told me about Romwe, I let it go in one ear and out the other until one of my daughter's friends bought her a shirt from Romwe. I want to share with all of you mamas and daddies why Romwe is my new favorite online store for my teenagers. When I first looked at … [Read more...]

10 Reasons You Should Have Groceries Delivered to Your Home

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I discovered the amazingness of Instacart one day when there was a special promotion. Since I heard my son rave about it, I decided that I should try it because with the promo, there was nothing to lose and it would give me an opportunity to see how it worked. Needless to say, after my first delivery, I was hooked and realized what my son was raving about. Here are10 Reasons You Should Have Groceries Delivered to Your Home. When I first learned about Instacart, I could not understand why someone would want groceries delivered. I thought that going grocery shopping on Saturday morning was what everyone did and I did not see a … [Read more...]