We have been in and out (mostly in) of pools, splash parks, reservoirs, and creeks all summer long and are loving Platypus swim gear! Platypus is a company based in Australia and produces high quality, beautifully designed children’s swimwear that is made from UPF 50+ LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fabric which is amazing. All the suits we […]

We are getting so excited to welcome TWO new little additions to our family in July – that’s right, TWINS!! These two babies will be our numbers 5 and 6 children, and numbers 5 and 6 boys. That’s right, we’re going to be the proud parents of SIX boys! I have nursed every one of my […]

Spring means lots of different things at our house including NEW SANDALS! My boys’ feet grow so fast, every spring they’re all ready for a bigger size. For my older boys I always get good quality sandals so we can pass them down to the younger ones and Pediped is one of our most trusted, reliable, and […]

Have you seen these adorable printable Christmas cones? I found them on Pinterest and my kids LOVE them. They’ve each colored themselves an entire Christmas village. The cones are available pre-colored or black and white to color in yourself. I really like that you can print them either way – pre-colored is perfect for easy Christmas ornaments, […]

This is a lovely Chando Ornament diffuser made from high quality porcelain to emit the scent of your choice into whatever space you wish. It’s beautiful to look at and a very effective way to brighten up the scent in your home, car, or office. “The art and techniques of sculpting porcelain have been in […]

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO® Eczema Therapy. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Fall and winter in the dry, desert state of Utah usually brings on the crocodile skin for me. There are a lot of things I dislike […]

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Playskool. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I don’t know how you feel, but for me, going out with my kids can be completely exhausting. I like to be busy and out […]

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the TB Blood Test. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I certainly am grateful for modern medicine helping me keep my little ones healthy and well, but truthfully? Going to the doctor is one of my least favorite […]

My last favorite Smart Kids toy is actually one of my favorite single player game brands called SMART GAMES – it’s a good name because the games really are so great for helping kids increase logic, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The games are all a battle of wits and there is usually more than one solution to each […]

Does this look like a Smart Kid to you? He does to me! And it’s great toys like the SMARTMAX Build XXL set that has helped him and his two older brothers become that way – lots of exploring, playing, building, engineering, and problem solving, all done completely on their own through play. The SmartMax Build XXL set comes […]