Showing posts from January 27, 2013

Kidz Bop 23 - Out Now!

I can not lie...  I was super excited to get the latest Kidz Bop 23 !  I know, yes... I am in my 30's... but it is so much easier to listen to the popular songs on here... (that has kids singing it, so it makes it even cuter!) than to listen and cross my fingers that they will not have the profanity in the song that we are listening too! Broxton has several songs that he loves to hear over and over again... This makes it easier... Top it off that I have a slight "obsession" with the song, "I CRY" and I love hearing it a couple times more than I should!   Once again, as we listened to the Kidz Bop CD, I noticed that there were several songs on there that I loved, I just had no clue the name of it... Well, now I do!!! Kidz Bop 23: 1- Good Time 2- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 3- As Long As You Love Me 4- Want U Back 5- Everybody Talks 6- Let's Go 7- Locked Out of Heaven 8- Wide Awake 9- Live While We're Young 10- Diamonds 11- To

Make a Splash: A Kids Guide

  When I saw one of the latest books from Free Spirit publishing, Make a Splash : A Kid's Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands , I was excited to get this... as I would love to work with Broxton to protecting our environment. The book arrived and he automatically wanted to "read" it. I will admit, this is an elementary level book,  so "reading" it to Broxton is above his head at this point...   We did look through the book at the pictures and talk about what all we saw.  There has been times where he has gone and picked the book up and flipped through it on his own, but as far as reading it...   we are not quite there yet. If you have a child that is in elementary school, this would be a great book for yall to work on reading together and trying to help save the environment... one person at a time.. that is really all it takes!!! I love how this book shows that kids of all ages can really make an impact... "Little" observa

Get Moving With Ella Jenkins

We were sent a new CD for us to enjoy and I thought it was great... Since Broxton is in school right now, I sent it in to let his teacher use it... but I know we will be getting plenty of use out of it this summer!!! The problem with us and CDs is that we don't have a CD player in the house... The day that Get Moving with Ella Jenkins arrived, I put it in the car as soon as we were in there... We listened to it, but it really isn't a car CD, it is a CD to get moving, not sit and listen!  Ella Jenkins has a great time on her CD and you can feel it as soon as you hear it. With Get Moving, you immediately want to get up and follow the rules to her songs! There are songs we all know, such as London Bridges and One Potato, Two Potato... but then there are new (at least to me) songs such as Teddy Bear and Did You Feed My Cow... I loved that Get Moving teaches so much more than just to get up and move. First of all, you have to learn to listen. She gives directions as

On the Job With Bubble Guppies

Broxton has decided to LOVE Bubble Guppies. Well, let me back up for half a second... Broxton watched a couple episodes of Bubble Guppies and seemed that they were pretty cool... Then, I noticed my sister make a comment on facebook about how she loved the Bubble Puppy... Luckily, I knew what she was talking about, since we had recently started watching the show... That was when it turned into love... I noticed more and more that he would request the Bubble Guppie DVD when he was allowed to choose one... it was meant to be. I think Gil and Molly are my favorites (maybe because they are the "leaders" ) but Broxton has said his favorite is Goby!!!   We were sent the latest Bubble Guppies DVD, On The Job.  I thought it was cute as it follows the Bubble Guppies on different career paths... We get to see the sports field, a firefighter, work in a restaurant ... and many others along the way!  My personal favorite was the restaurant one.. Maybe because I did it for so long, b

Great Gift Year-round @consciousbox

With Valentines quickly approaching, there is no better time than now to get a subscription to Conscious Box.  Conscious Box is a monthly gift box subscription that is sure to put a smile on the recipient.  I have to admit, I am not "green" so many of the products are new to me, but in that sense, it is nice to learn about the different companies out there these days. Let me tell you the things I love about the box: Up first, I love the cute packaging... If you know anything about me, packaging is a big deal.  From books and movies to food and beauty products... I notice!  The Conscious Box comes in a plain brown box... that has a cute diamond cut on the top. They place a postcard with an awesome photo on top so that it shows through the cut out.. that way, when you open your box, you see it first.  The backside of the postcard has a note from Conscious Box.  They also include an actual post card that you can send to someone... or at least change out the card in the

Creatively Say I Love You

This is a guest post.   I just thought it was full of great ideas and wanted to share with you!  9 Creative Ways to Help Kids Say I Love You by Susan Marcus Got a tactile-learner? A kid who loves to dance? Or maybe your child really loves color? While every child has a constellation of Sensory Alphabet strengths (shape, color, movement and sound are just a few), your child probably has one or two that really stand out — that you notice in his or her artwork or in elements of his or her collections and activities. Valentine’s Day crafts provide ways for parents to nurture these strengths and help kids say I love you in fun creative ways. Below are craft ideas designed for each element of the Sensory Alphabet.   SHAPE: Is your child’s art always full of shapes? Cut out cookies! Make the process easier and faster by using dough from the grocery store refrigerator case. Find imaginative cookie cutters and combine shapes and words to say I love you in new ways. SOUND: Le

Kim from RHOA Signing In Atlanta!!!

You all KNOW how much I love celebrities... So, I had to share this with you: Because if I was into any of the Real Housewives of Wherever... I would totally be heading to Kroger to meet Kim!!!! (Although I am tempted to go, just to say I did... I have several friends that are OBSESSED, so it would be a great conversation piece!)   So - if you are in or near Atlanta... and you love RHOA, then I have a great event for you!!!!! ** I was not required to post this, I just did so that if any of you were fans, you would know!  You know I love ya!!!!

Disney Sneak Peeks for the Big Game...

During the pregame to the BIG GAME this Sunday... Keep your eyes peeled.. The Lone Ranger has a Sneak Peek... Yep, Johnny Depp.. That is enough right there to get some women watching! Another Sneak Peek for us?  Oz The Great and Powerful .

Show Them The Love With Hallmark Valentines #Giveaway

If you have been here before, you know that I love Hallmark.  I love the cards, I love the products, I love their movies and for sure... I love their commercials. With Valentines Day approaching, I new Hallmark would be on my mind. Let me be honest here and say that I could spend HOURS just reading cards in the card aisle of the stores... Yep, I get that from my mom! I remember growing up waking up on Valentines Day... There would be a card from my parents and then a thing of chocolate or some other Valentines gift. As a mom to my sweet baby boy, I knew that I wanted to have that be something fun for him as well. That was why I was so excited to receive the review items from Hallmark. (Get excited, because one lucky reader will win a Prize pack similar to the one I received for review!)  Our package was full of love and I can not wait to see Broxtons face!!! Up first was their Until We Hug Again  bear.  This little bear is so cute!  I love it because Broxton is at the age where

Are You Sentimental? (& I want TinkerToys!)

I was emailing with my friend, Alissa and brought up the "sentimental" things in life.. She had posted a picture of her son playing with TinkerToys that were hers (or her siblings) when she was little and it made me think about my things... My mom LOVES keeping things of sentimental value... BUT---- She did not keep any of my toys from when I was little.  Yes, she has some of my baby items, but that is about it... Granted, I do not have a daughter to play with them, if I did have keepsakes... but that isn't the point. I don't think she has many items of my brothers either.  I know that not too long ago he cleaned out his closet and gave a big bag of "stuff" to Broxton.  He said to either let him have it, or to throw it away... but he did not want it. I told him whenever he were to get married that his wife might like to have some of his items to pass down to their kids.. but being 23, it did not phase him at all. My grandmother gave Broxton several toys

Wooby and Peep - Opposites DO Attract

Last weeks take home letter from Broxton's school put an extra large smile on my face. It was a letter telling the parents they were kicking off their reading program for the school. Basically, the parents keep a log of the books they read with their child and send it in. They have a goal set up for each class to read 200 books. I think that is a very easy number to reach, as we love to read!  The day that the letter came home, we read 4 books that night before bed. Broxton is at the stage where he LOVES to read... We read a couple books through the day, but we for sure read books at night before we go to bed.  I love that time and I love that he loves to read.  His teacher even commented on the fact that he loves "reading" while at school. We were sent a new book from Sterling Publishing... Wooby and Peep by Cynthea Liu . I loved this book, as it really opens up to show us that although people might be totally different, you can always make friends...  Even in