Personalized Reading Recommendations for Kids from Zoobean


My kids love reading and books, so I was thrilled when Zoobean offered me the opportunity to write a sponsored post about their personalized book subscription service for kids! Zoobean was started by a husband and wife team who met when they were both teaching 7th grade! They are parents and educators who are working […]

Transporting Kids with the Taga Bike


I’ve written about our Taga Bike before, and how it can convert in under a minute (even with me doing the converting) from a bike to a stroller. Taga sent us their wooden double seat to review, and it has gotten a lot of use carting Lily to and from preschool! This sturdy seat has […]

Brightening Winter Days with TogetherBox {Giveaway}


  We were recently sent a TogetherBox to review, and it has been a fun way to brighten up dark winter days! There are many different subscription boxes that you can choose from these days; I like this one because it focuses on activities that bring families together and has activities that work for small […]

Organize, Find and Share Apps with App Social

This post was written as part of a partnership with Nokia, however all thoughts and opinions are mine. How do you find the best apps for your phone? I usually rely on word of mouth from friends and family along with trying to find the right key words within the app store. Nokia is revolutionizing […]

Taga: The Bike That’s a Stroller!

When we moved to California, we decided to become a one-car family. The area where we live is actually more bike-friendly than car-friendly! Mike bikes to work, and we are working on teaching our kids how to ride bikes, but one-year-old Anna is a long ways from learning how to ride a bike – she […]

National Geographic for Kids!

When I was a kid, my grandparents bought us all books every Christmas. All except for one of my brothers – he always got a subscription to National Geographic. We ALL loved his present – it was the gift that kept on giving all year long. Those magazines taught my siblings and I an awful […]

Awesome Gifts for Kids Aged 0-7

One super fun thing about being a mom is that I get to shop for (and play with) toys! Christmas is a fairly simple affair in our house – one big family gift and then the kids draw names and each give one sibling a small gift – so I have to choose carefully! Here […]

Yoga, Culture, and Literacy for kids! + Worldwide Giveaway

Longtime readers of this blog know that I have a passion for teaching kids about the world. My bloggy friend Giselle of Kids Yoga Stories shares this passion, as well as a love of yoga! Giselle guest posted for my world culture for kids series a while back, sharing yoga poses to go along with […]

Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Carving! + Flash Giveaway

We have decorated pumpkins every year for Halloween, but this was the first year that we carved them! Pumpkin Masters kindly sent us some tools that made the process super easy – and I have a flash giveaway running for any US readers who would like to give them a go! The kits we were […]

BRITAX Advocate Review and Giveaway!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Britax. The opinions and text are 100% mine. As a parent, you always worry – and there is so much to worry about! With four children to look after, I compensate for my anxiety prone parenting personality in two ways: by doing my best […]