Back to School Giveaway Event: Why Not Backpack #Giveaway

  What says "Back To School" more than a new backpack?? I know this is a highlight for my boys. They love picking out the perfect new backpack to fill with all their school supplies for the first day. I recently found a great site called They offer a great selection of messenger bags and backpacks for kids, from elementary to high school. Not only do the bags come in really neat designs, but they're also high quality. I let me nine-year-old pick out a backpack to review. He chose the Blue Flames backpack. He was so excited! He thought the design was really "cool". I was impressed with the quality. The backpack is a great size. It's bigger than I thought it would be and will easily carry all his supplies. The backpack is made of sturdy 600 denier polyester fabric and feature three pockets, a cell phone holder, two mesh side pockets, padded shoulder straps, a reinforced bottom, and top strap. My son said the backpack was really comfortable and … [Read more...]

Let’s Play some football with @EANCAAFootball 13 & Giveaway too! #NCAAFootball13 #CBias


It has finally arrived...NCAA Football 13 is here! We have been playing NCAA Football 12 to prepare for the big arrival. With us moving often, we didn't realize what a big deal College Football was in the state of Oklahoma. It was sold out the Friday we went searching! Of course, I always take sold out as a good sign! By Sunday, the game was in stock! I love when Walmart meets supply & demand We always try to make the most out of time with our friends & family. Video games are a great way to entertain all ages even if it's just as part of the "audience". So what did we think? First off, check out these amazing graphics. What’s new and exciting about NCAA Football 13 Heisman Challenge—Win it for your school as you play as one of 10 former Heisman Trophy winners under center, in the backfield, or split wide, see if you can utilize his legendary skills for your favorite college team in a quest to match his award-winning historical performances and win the Heisman … [Read more...]

$200 Amazon Blast #giveaway

A brand new giveaway is now open for all our valued readers! Get a chance to win $200 Amazon Gift Card. Only one lucky winner will be chosen on August 15, 2012. This event would not become possible without the participation of these amazing co-hosts: I Heart Giveaways, Zoes Printable Coupons, My Charmed Mom, Keeping It Simple, Pinay Jade, Fashion In The Forest, Richly Middle Class, Go Momma Coupons, Celebrate Woman Today and More from Mom! This giveaway is open worldwide. There are daily entries so keep on visiting this post to earn the bonuses for more chances of winning. Good luck. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Come Join us for Feed Me Friday~Email Subscription #BlogHop

  <center><a href=""><img src="" /></a></center> Welcome to Feed Me Friday Blog Hop, hosted by Oh So Savvy Mom, Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four! Feed Me Friday is a Blog Hop to help you meet new bloggers and build your e-mail subscription. Want to be a part of Feed Me Friday? Just follow these simple rules: … [Read more...]

Actions Speak Louder than words: teaching our kids how to be good people


I truly believe that teaching our kids to be good people is one of our most important jobs as parents. As a child, my step-dad took us along to mow people's yards anonymously and to deliver groceries from our family-owned store to those in need. I volunteered at the hospital my mom worked at. Even at one point, I gave up Christmas presents because I felt others could use the money more so my "aunt" and I adopted families for Christmas. I am not saying these things to be boastful. To be honest, the key rule about doing good was to never expect anything in return. I am saying all of this because from an early age my parents taught me that life wasn't about what we received, but about what we were able to give. They taught me to pay it forward! My kids hear these statements all the time. They are my answers to everything. Last year when Dylan was in kindergarten, he was bullied. Now he does happen to be one of the tallest in his grade, but he has such a kind-heart. As parents we … [Read more...]

Matt Weiss Photography: Kansas City Photography and beyond w/ web design #photography


About Matt Weiss Photography My passion of photography stems from my fascination for capturing single moments in time. I remember borrowing my father’s Nikon FG when I was eighteen, and since then I have loved taking pictures. I knew it wasn’t going to be just a hobby for me, but a career. Born and raised in Fort Madison, Iowa, I moved to Kansas City in 1989. In 2004 I graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Commercial Graphics, which helped broaden and expand my knowledge of the digital realm immensely. I regularly shoot couples, weddings, landscapes and architecture, animals and other various projects. I always treat each new project with the same amount of determination and passion to make it the best it can be.  My goal is to make each client feel important and comfortable in order to give them the gift of beautiful photographs. I currently live in Kansas City with my amazing wife and beautiful baby girl.  Although most of my shoots are in the Kansas … [Read more...]

My Hikes Pant Cuff Fasteners Review & Giveaway


Have you ever had a problem like this? If you are a parent, odds are likely! With different brands sizes varying, pants that are too long is an easy way for the ends to be frayed by the time your child has grown into the length. Many brands have elastic to make the waist adjustable. However, with a few exceptions, pant length aren't quite so adjustable. Not too mention with 3 children, I try to get the most wear out of each article of clothing. Introducing... My Hikes™ Are Fun to Wear Perhaps the best reason kids will like My Hikes™ is that the designs are fun to wear. The original artwork is whimsical, colorful and 3-dimensional. They make your kid's cuffed pants look like cleverly accessorized clothing instead of a clothing mishap. My Hikes is one of those great products that combines fun for kids and a solution for parents! Elliott gets to wear trains whenever he wants and I don't have to worry about him tripping on his pants. They are easy to put on even a  2 year old … [Read more...]

*Must Read* The 5 Love Languages of Children By Chapman & Campbell #momsparkmedia


To be a good parent is a constant learning process. With each of my 3 boys they have challenged me in different ways. As someone who used to be a behavioral therapist, I have learned the importance of nurturing their emotional well being. Lately though, I have been having issues with my 7 year old. I pride myself on how well all 3 of my boys have turned out and how involved I am. However the switch in my oldest was driving me crazy. So this book arrived on my doorstep... The 5 Love Languages of Children- Dr. Gary Chapman adapted his best selling relationship book, The 5 Love Languages, specifically for parents. Parents can learn and utilize their children's unique love language. ~~~~~ When we as parents learn to speak our children's love language, even though it differs from our own, we are showing them the way of unselfishness, the way of serving others. We are guiding them into an important part of becoming an adult--giving and caring for others. Reaction This book is not … [Read more...]

Join us for Feed Me Friday~ Email Subscription #BlogHop

    <center><a href=""><img src="" /></a></center>   Welcome to Feed Me Friday Blog Hop, hosted by Oh So Savvy Mom, Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four! Feed Me Friday is a Blog Hop to help you meet new bloggers and build your e-mail subscription. Want to be a part of Feed Me Friday? Just follow these simple rules: … [Read more...]

National Strawberry Sundae Day: Shortcake Sundae w/ chocolate twist #TCBYGrocery #CBias


Like we need an excuse to indulge, but July 7th just so happens to be National Strawberry Sundae Day! In preparation of the celebration, I decided to visit my local Walmart to make a healthier version using frozen yogurt and fresh strawberries. Did you know that TCBY now has store-bought options at Walmart? From TCBY Frozen Yogurt Novelties to Frozen Yogurt pints and quarts...Yummmm! ~Not too mention, TCBY Frozen Yogurt has  7 types of probiotics~ While my husband is more a super ice cream kind of person meaning anything and everything must be added. I believe in enhancing the simple flavors so I don't feel sick after indulging ;) We decided to go with TCBY Vanilla Bean Strawberry Shortcake Sundae with a chocolate twist pre-make chocolate shortcakes using half muffin pan or special Wilton shortcake pans Strawberry Sundae Syrup {recipe below} good chocolate for chocolate shavings whipped cream whole strawberries for garnish {optional} Turn strawberries into … [Read more...]