• Our Favorite Family-Friendly Disneyland Hotel: The Howard Johnson Anaheim

    February 14, 2020

    The first time I heard about the Howard Johnson Anaheim was over a year ago on the Instagram feed of Carly at Lipgloss and Crayons. She’s a California local who visits Disneyland a lot! Her family did a Disney trip that involved spending a couple nights at HoJo. As soon as I saw her pictures,…

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  • Disneyland Stroller Tips: What to Know Before You Go

    February 10, 2020

    Disneyland is a magical place for children – the characters, the rides, the colors, the treats! I was soooo excited to take Emma for the first time. I couldn’t wait to see her face as she laid her little eyes upon the castles and princesses that she already loved so much! Having never taken a…

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  • 7 Super Simple Ways to Save Money at Disneyland

    February 4, 2020

    They say that Disneyland is the “Happiest Place on Earth.” For many of us, that is absolutely true. My family loves Disneyland. The characters, the rides, the magic . . . we love it all! But on top of being the happiest place, it’s no secret that it can be one of the most expensive.…

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  • A Ride on the Polar Express

    December 28, 2019

    I’m sure you’ve heard of the Polar Express. If you haven’t read the book, then you may have seen the movie. The story of the Polar Express has been a Christmas classic for decades. A child rides a magical train to the North Pole and gets to meet Santa Clause! The train ride is filled…

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  • Inspiring Imaginative Play with PLAYMOBIL

    October 15, 2019

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #PlayingWithPlaymobil I pride myself on having a great imagination. I also consider myself very creative, which I think goes hand-in-hand with an active imagination. But considering the world I grew up in, creativity and imagination were a…

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  • How to Care for Baby’s Delicate Skin

    September 9, 2019

    This post has been sponsored by Aveeno® Baby. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Caring for a baby can be scary. As parents, we worry about sleeping habits, food intake, even bowel movements. Yup, you read that right. Parents talk about, and worry about, poop way more than we EVER thought possible. Are…

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  • Little girl with blonde pigtails sitting inside an orange tent

    Camping Activities for Kids

    September 2, 2019

    Camping with kids can be scary endeavor. Lord knows, I was terrified at the idea of going camping with mine. But, in parenthood, doing lots of things with kids is scary – the first time you need to take a newborn shopping . . . by yourself, the first drive that’s longer then 20 minutes,…

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  • Favorite Back-to-School Stuff

    August 29, 2019

    Kids starting school can be a scary. As a first-time kindergarten mom myself, I was thinking and planning about what all I might need to make sure Emma was prepared for the school year ahead. Thankfully, I managed to curb my urge to over-prepare, so we ended up with exactly what we needed and nothing…

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  • Little girl at bathroom counter, with DIY pretend makeup spread out on the counter next to her

    DIY Pretend Makeup for Kids

    August 26, 2019

    Don’t ask me how it happened. I’ve never been the girl who loved wearing dresses, or styled her hair, or did her make-up every day. I’m very much a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. Always have been. Always will be. But these girls of mine? Total girly girls! Emma loves anything pink and sparkly. Skirts…

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  • Share the Love of Reading with Your School!

    August 6, 2019

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FeedingReadingatWalmart #LoveMyEggo #ReadingWithEggo #CollectiveBias     “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” – Dr. Suess     I’ve always loved reading. I cannot remember a single moment…

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