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Have You Tried Goldfish Macaroni and Cheese?

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I do not know many kids that are not fans of goldfish... I am not saying that all kids love them, but for the majority, all kids I know do!  Also, I do not think I have ever met a kid that was not a fan of macaroni and cheese.  As soon as I saw that Pepperidge Farm had released macaroni and cheese goldfish, I was sure it could not get much better and that Broxton was going to be in heaven!!!
Except, it wasn't meant to be.  He was not a fan...  He did love the cartoons on the back and the shapes, but that was about it... I thought they were okay.
Have you seen them?
The goldfish macaroni and cheese is available in four different flavors:
Cheddar, Cheesy Pizza, Butter Parmesan and Nacho Cheese
 I was not impressed with the Bu…

Ready to See the Mack Daddy Of Them All? @SnugliBaby

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Introducing...   The "Mack Daddy"  We were sent the SNUGLI Booster Seat for review and as soon as I opened it ... I knew Broxton was going to be in heaven with it...  Besides the safety that made me love it, I knew the camo print was going to have him talking about it...
Let me try and show you some of the things I am now in love with:  


 Besides it being safe and looking good... (Seriously, Marc said he wished they had a booster seat that he could ride in, if it was going to be this fancy...)  I am totally in love with the ease of putting it in the car.  That has always been a huge problem for me.  It was always so hard to move from my car to my dads car... or to whatever vehicle we needed....  So much that I wou…

Mack Daddy?

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Broxton has always been in the higher percents as far as height and weight... Saying that, we always have to look at the safety for him in cars...   ( I know all parents do, I am just referring to him being taller than most.)
I was hesitant to turn him forward facing... Yes, I followed the laws... but even so, I wanted to keep him safest for as long as he could be... But when you are like 95% for height and your legs are folding facing rear, you wonder when to turn him...
Then, in a blink of an eye (or so it seems) he turned 4 and we were talking about booster seats...  I started asking friends what their opinions were on the booster seats with no backs versus the ones with the backs on them... and pretty much every single …

Strawberry Shortcake - Berry Bitty Mysteries

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I may not remember what I had for lunch last week... but I can tell you one thing I do remember...  My strawberry shortcake doll! I loved her and I loved that when you gave her a big hug, she breathed a strawberry scent!
It was awesome... and thanks for that trip down memory lane!!!

Too bad I don't have a little girl, because I would be all about strawberry shortcake!
They just released a new DVD full of girl power:  Berry Bitty Mysteries... " Get ready for mischief, mystery and marvelous good times in Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Mysteries.  You'll follow the clues to fun and adventure as Strawberry and her pals learn to face their fears, become real-life heroines and find some missing VIPs (Very Importa…

Marvel Super Heroes Meet Phineas and Ferb

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Broxton enjoys watching Phineas and Ferb, when it is on....  and we all know how much he just loves the Marvel Super Heroes.   I saw that they were going to have the super heroes mixed in with Phineas and Ferb... but we were not able to watch it...  When I saw that it was going to be available on DVD, I knew that was going to make Broxton pretty excited.   As soon as he saw the cover, he had to ask to watch it... and he really seemed to enjoy it.  I just wish it would have been several shows with those characters, not just the one that was on there...  This DVD had the Marvel characters and Phineas and Ferb... but then there were a couple other Phineas and Ferb episodes, so I felt like the kids would be happy.  (At least it…

So Many Changes... Remember When?

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I hope I don't offend people with this post...
But, I am totally open for any conversation on this, so I really hope to hear your opinions!  
I just do not really see where this world is headed...  (I AM NOT TALKING POLITICS.) I just saw on the Nightly News that one school has banned baseball, football or any sports ball that might harm a child while at recess.    Now, I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I remember having all sorts of things to play at recess. (Not just school year, but daycare centers too)
We had monkey bars that looked like this... Hey, I think we even had our class picture taken on it one year.  It was METAL = HOT in GEORGIA SUMMER.  Not that safe, but loads of fun and we all made it.
The Merry Go Round.  Another metal one... and the best part was spinning it as fast as you could, while standing... hoping you didn't fly off.    The SEESAW.  Oh yeah buddy.. Remember jumping off so that the other person came down so much faster?  It wasn't the nic…

Keep Them Safe #Giveaway

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Let me start by saying I am all about driver safety... I feel you can never be too careful, as you don't have to worry just about your driving, but you have to worry about those around you. For Christmas one year, I gave one of my stepsons a car safety kit for a gift.  I knew he was turning 16 soon and I wanted to know that I could try and help keep him as safe as possible. Hey, my parents gave me one as a gift....  It is all about the love!!!
Well, I wanted to make sure we had one for us to be safe, so I was glad to have a chance to share some safety tips with you!

Tip 1: Help your kids become safer drivers by talking openly about your expectations and rules for when they’re behind the wheel, such as never texting or using…

Despicable Me 2 - Out December 10th

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*** This is not a sponsored post, although I would LOVE to review a copy!


Broxton just loved the first one, so I know we want to see the second one...
I tell you, there is something about these cute little minions!!!

On December 10th, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release DESPICABLE ME 2, the $863 million worldwide box office phenomenon and the year's #1 comedy, on Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Packs, DVD and Digital HD including UltraViolet™!  Bonus features include three all-new mini-movies featuring the mischievous but lovable Minions, deleted scenes, a closer look at the evil minions and much more!

Season 8 - #HIMYM

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I might be the first to say this... but I am sort of sad that I finally know the mom in How I Met Your Mother...  I haven't been an avid watcher, but when I do, I am always cracking up at the show.  I keep saying I want to start at season one and watch them all, but I do not know anyone that has the first couple of seasons for me to borrow.   I watched several of the episodes last year... and I have seen them this year...  Am I alone in not wanting this to be the last season? There is just something about Lily, Marshall, Robin, Ted and Barney...   The friendships and the stories... perfect for that comfort feel.
If you are like me, you can look at old episodes and laugh like you are watching them for the first time...  So t…

High School Events and College Too - Glee Season 4

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Last season of Glee brought about so many emotions and many thoughts and feelings were running for all that watched.  Having said that... I am so excited to know that I now own Season 4.  (Let's be real, I own ALL the seasons and actually, I can get the boys to watch with me...)  Glee is more than just about a high school Glee club, it is about all the life events that high school kids face... and with season 4, we also get to deal with college drama, as some of the kids have graduated, not leaving us, but allowing for a broader story-line... but also allowing for more characters to be introduced!  

“Glee” The Complete Fourth Season Season Four of the exhilarating Emmy®-winning series* finds Rachel and Kurt in New York C…

Gotta Love Schmidt! #NewGirl

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If you remember, I already mentioned that Marc and I love New Girl... Well, this season is going just as great as the past, although I do hope more comedic moments start coming, I don't want to give it all away, but they need to laugh it up a bit!
Anyways...  Just a few things from the show that should make you laugh:
Gotta Love Schmidt:  

Also, just in case you need a few photobombing pointers: 


Make sure you check out the new season of New Girl... and purchase the second season to keep the laughs coming!!!

TMNT Ultimate Showdown - Released October 1st

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Broxton LOVES the Ninja Turtles.  I remember them from when I was younger, so it is fun to watch with him... My brother actually posted a picture of him in a Ninja Turtles shirt the other day, so it was a flood of memories coming back!  Well, Broxton has been enjoying the newest release (it was released October 1st)  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Ultimate Showdown.  He loves watching it, but the awesome part... this actually came with a lego comic book... talk about a big time happy smile!!!!

The series stars Jason Biggs (American Pie) as “Leonardo,” Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as “Raphael,” Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as “Donatello” and Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as “Michelangelo.” Additional cast members rounding out this …

More @AmericasMartATL - Kids Fun

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I am so excited to tell you about some of the products/ companies I learned about while visiting Americas Mart!!!  This time though, I want to share some of the great things I thought would be awesome for kids (or at least kids at heart!)
Up first, I want to tell you about Word Teasers.
This is actually a pretty neat company.  It is like a conversation starting game... but it incorporates learning words/phrases/origins.    The great thing is that they come in many different subjects, so they are sure to have something that would be great for your family!  Each Word Teasers Set comes in a box with 150 cards...  When you visit their site, you can look to see which ones grab your attention.  (They also have the ages it is best suited for... I loved that for the vocabulary ones!)
Next?  Bananagrams!
I will admit, I have seen these before, but have never played them...  But - I had NO CLUE that they were more than just bananas!  They also have an apple game…