How to Have the Best Experience at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. The Magic Kingdom is my girl's favorite park at Walt Disney World. They love walking through the castle and seeing all of the characters, in addition to the parades and nighttime fireworks. As an adult, I love it also, but it is not my favorite for a few different reasons, but I do love seeing my girls experience the magic of Disney. Since this park is often times really crowded and everything is a must see and must do, I thought I would share how to have the best experience at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Over the years, our family has been to Walt Disney World a handful of times, but this time was different. This time our party consisted of … [Read more...]

Simple Ways I Manage Chronic Pain

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StopPainNow #CollectiveBias As a mom of 3 little girls and the owner of a home daycare provider, I am constantly on my feet. Like a lot of busy moms, I do not have a lot of time to relax and take care of myself. Sadly for around 3 years, I have been dealing with unexplainable chronic pain in my feet and hips. According to my doctor, my pain is caused from overusing my body and not being 27 years old anymore. After being told this, I decided to start using alternative ways to manage pain. Here are a few simple ways I manage chronic pain.  Having chronic pain can create a lot of stress. As a busy working mom, I am constantly … [Read more...]

What to Expect When You Have a Puppy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewPetNoStains #CollectiveBias Like a lot of people, I have a weakness for puppies. Their sweet puppy breath, their big round tummies, and how they love to snuggle and fall asleep on your lap always makes me want to adopt more puppies or even foster one. Even though puppies warm my heart, I know that I can't bring them all home because they are a lot of work. After raising and taking care of a few puppies in my lifetime, I have come to realize that they are actually very similar to a newborn baby. I have learned a lot from raising puppies through trial and error and know how important it is to know what to expect when you have a … [Read more...]

How Do You Dunk Your OREO Cookies

Official rules can be found here: As a child, I loved it when my mom brought home a bag of OREO Cookies. I remember my sister and I would grab the bag, pour a cold glass of milk and start eating. Of course, we didn't just eat the OREO Cookies, we dunked the OREO Cookies, we twisted the OREO Cookies, we rolled the OREO Cookies across the table and sometimes my sister tried to only eat the middle and throw the cookie part away. I  created so many memories with my sister and now that I have kids of my own, I get to relive my childhood with them. Now every time I bring home a bag or two or three of OREO Cookies, I ask my kids, "How do you dunk your OREO Cookies?". I have 3 little girls that love their OREO … [Read more...]

How to Help Your Teen Embrace Their Scars

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. This year, Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) awareness week is February 7th to February 14th, 2017. My daughter, Alexis, was born with tetralogy of fallot which is a CHD that she had repaired at 5 months old. She was left with a zipper scar in addition to a handful of other scars on her chest due to additional heart tests and procedures. As a mom, especially as a mom to a girl, I worried that my daughter would be self-conscious about her scars and it would cause her to have a low self-esteem. After my baby girl's wounds had healed and turned into scars, I made it my mission to teach her how to embrace her scars. So far, my mission has worked and I am jumping for joy because … [Read more...]

Anime Bento Unboxing and Review

Have you met Lexi? She is my 11-year old that loves all things anime. She lives, eats, breathes it, watches it and draws it. One of her dreams is to go to Japan and experience Anime first hand in the country that is filled with it. For Christmas, I wanted to surprise my little anime freak with an anime themed subscription box. I searched around on YouTube for some ideas on what each Japanese themed anime box contains. After watching a few videos, I decided to gift her a subscription box from Anime Bento. My daughter was pleasantly surprised and very pleased. I'd love to share our Anime Bento Unboxing and Review. I signed up for a 1-month subscription box with Anime Bento because before I committed to a subscription box, I wanted to … [Read more...]

Create the Perfect Kindergarten Valentine’s Day Goody Bag

Thank you, Oriental Trading, for providing me product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. My sweet Bella is having her Kindergarten Valentine's Day party at school very soon. I am very excited because this is her first ever school Valentine's Day party. When Oriental Trading reached out to me and asked if I would like to help them promote their Valentine's Day Party Supplies, I knew that they would have the perfect supplies for me to Create the Perfect Kindergarten Valentine's Day Goody Bag for her Valentine's Day party at her school. Since I was creating Valentine's Day goody bags for a Kindergarten class, I wanted to make sure that the supplies that I chose from Oriental Trading were fun and bright. I love … [Read more...]