SeaWorld® Kids Stay on the Ice App for iOS and Android

I received a complimentary download of this app for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I am always on the look out for both education and fun entertaining games for long car rides, most recently we attended my Grandfather’s wake, funeral and a family gathering. As many of my long-time readers know, my middle child is autistic and long car rides are really not his thing. If I can find an app of any sort to hold his attention during these long trips, I am a happy mother. Most recently I was invited to test out SeaWorld® Kids Stay […]

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Rules of Engagement: Water Balloon Fights

Rules of Engagement Water Balloon Style

Filling water balloons, this near daily task never gets easier as each Summer arrives. It’s such a tedious task for such a short time period of fun. I do it every year though, just to seek smiles and laughter from my children.  A pile of empty water balloons are set on the counter, this sets the limit on how many I will fill with water, tie and place into a mop bucket. I filled this amount of water balloons, two times. Yes, two times. The boys were happy, but we had to go over some rules of engagement before they […]

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Valentines Day Gifts for the Man in Your Life

Are you struggling with what to get for your boyfriend or husband this Valentines Day? Well, you’re not alone – women around the world agree that choosing a Valentines Day gift for the man in their lives can be almost impossible. It doesn’t seem fair that there isn’t a masculine equivalent to a bunch of red roses or a bottle of perfume – most men don’t seem to know what they want anyway! Don’t despair; here are our top tips for making your man happy this February 14th. Themed Slippers Most men like slippers but don’t make the mistake of […]

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The Boys Birthday Party #birthdayparty #raisingboys

For the first time in their five and seven years of living, my sons had their first real birthday party ever this past weekend. Both boys were allowed to invite any friends they wanted and, of course, any that I could find a way to contact as this was Summer break from school. The boys were happy to have friends here for a party, and of course relatives as well. Some relatives I haven’t seen much of in the past, such as my cousin Troy and his girlfriend even arrived! I had to rush to the store first thing in […]

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Preserve Old Photo Albums in Digital Fashion via @yesvideo

YesVideo recently announced the ability to not only work with your video and digital works of art as a way to preserve family memories but now they are able to take your old photo albums and make those photos digital page by page! YesVideo can easily use their no touch technique to transfer your old albums into a digital version. I have always loved photos, as a young child I had a 35mm camera, I believe it was called, where I took so many photos that I filled three huge albums with pictures of me growing up, hanging with friends […]

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Checking Out my YesVideo VHS to DVD Transfers

As most of you know I am a YesVideo Blog Ambassador Member and with that came a perk of being able to test out their service with a transfer of my wish. Using the gift code provided, I decided to get my two oldest VHS tapes transferred over to DVD. The two VHS tapes I have that are the most meaningful are one with the last Christmas with my Mom, Dad and sister before they divorced and then the other VHS memory is when I was in fourth and fifth grade chorus and band. Reluctantly I sent off my two […]

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{Announcement} YesVideo Blog Ambassador #YesMemory [SPON]

I am so excited to be a part of a fabulous group of bloggers who are ambassadors for YesVideo.  Video to DVD transfer service is certainly something that I can use in my life. I don’t need any of my own children’s memories preserved to DVD, however, I have a couple old VHS tapes from my elementary years in band and chorus that are stuck in VHS format as well as the last Christmas my parents, my sister and I had together before our parents got divorced. The last Christmas with my parents alone is worth a transfer, because those […]

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Create Long Lasting Holiday Memories

I am a picture and video fanatic, especially during the holiday season! You see I firmly believe in keeping holiday memories preserved for as long as possible. The old VHS tapes I have laying around from when I was a child should really be transferred to DVD so that they can be handed down to my children as holiday memories when they are adults. This year I am going to be heading to my Grandmothers for Thanksgiving and although we don’t record our family dinner, we do take a lot of pictures which could quite possibly be put onto a […]

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Lunch in Style with @Chuggington LunchBoxes

I give my kids cold lunch, I have written about the idea behind no more hot lunches for my kids before and so we are in desperate need for some cool lunch boxes. Right now the kids have their own lunch box but it won’t last all year long and so I am excited that we have the Chuggington Lunchboxes to fall back on! My son K was all excited about this Chuggington lunch kit from Accessory Innovations but he doesn’t eat cold lunch, he doesn’t even go to school. So I worked my magic on my son AJ to […]

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