Big Apple Circus in Boston {Giveaway}

Spring break is right around the corner and I am already planning my week off with the kids. One of the activities I'm looking forward to the most is taking the kids to the Big Apple Circus, which is in Boston through May 11th for its annual engagement at City Hall Plaza with its all-new show, LUMINOCITY.  It’s LUMINOCITY —celebrate the vitality of life at the Crossroads of the World! Catch Continue Reading

Going Hands Free with the Bust Cubby

Bust Cubby

Who likes to listen to music when they work out? I know it is a must for me because it keeps me focused and simultaneously distracted enough to complete the task at hand. I have separate playlists for different activities: running outside, running on a treadmill and skiing. Fortunately our Crossfit coaches have the perfect mixes for our workouts and loud speakers so the need for headphones is null Continue Reading

Austin Lloyd Box Review: engaging surprises for young minds

As a mother of two young children, the majority of my day is spent feeding, cleaning and entertaining my 2 and 4 year olds (not to mention driving them to and from preschool, gymnastics and the library). Between taking care of my kids and household, I don't have much time to research the latest and greatest in educational toys. I will readily admit that my second child's toys get FAR less research Continue Reading

Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set {Review & Giveaway}

Congrats Mike Izzo! You won the Angry Birds set! The holidays are *almost* over and I can hear the collective sigh of relief as moms everywhere get the last of their decorations put back in storage and new toys organized. I finally have a moment to sit at the computer and give an update about our family's favorite toys from Christmas. My son turned 4 at the beginning of December, Continue Reading

Potty Training, Round 2 with Bumbo

It's been two years since I've potty trained a child, but only one year since I was completely finished with the process. It took Jackson a solid year of attempts until at 3-years-old, then one day he decided he was ready and just like that, he was potty trained. Since Sidney has a big brother whom she worships, she has talked about going on the potty for months now so I decided let her sit on Continue Reading

Get Festive with Minted!

I LOVE when you can combine pictures with a quick summary of your year!

I'm a HUGE fan of sending out cards in the mail. *Real* cards that my grandmother can hold in her hand and hang on the wall of her nursing home room for all of her friends to see. With the ease of Facebook and email, I think sending "snail mail" has sadly fallen by the wayside. It's time to bring it back this holiday season! I've searched sites for the best holiday cards this year since we send Continue Reading

TwinLab Clean Series Protein {Review}

Since we've made our lifestyle change this year, my husband and I focus much more on our diet and exercise than before. An important component of this is making sure we eat enough protein to support our exercise routines in order to continue building muscle. In addition to eating more locally raised, grass-fed meat, we will occasionally supplement our diets with protein powder. One of our Continue Reading

Stokke Scoot Review & Giveaway

Stokke Scoot

One of my first memories of "baby gear love" was before I was even pregnant with my first child. A friend of ours had her one-year-old son in the coolest stroller ever. I knew nothing about strollers, but could tell this one was awesome because the little boy sat up high and wasn't staring at adults' knees like other conventional strollers. He loved sitting in his stroller for hours during the Continue Reading

Summer entertaining with BJ’s Wholesale Club

Our family loves to entertain. When we decided to build a home a few years ago, entertaining was a top priority when we chose which lot to buy and what layout to choose. Now that summer is here, the parties have started and the first place we go to stock up is BJ's Wholesale Club. BJ's is a "one stop shop" for us. We can get all the food, party supplies and entertainment needed for whatever Continue Reading