Worst Halloween Memory

October 9, 2014 By · 23 Comments

When I first sat down to write about my worst Halloween memory I thought I’d write about the time of my sister’s 13th birthday, but then I started thinking that wasn’t my WORST Halloween Memory. No, falling against a broken television set the night before Halloween and profusely bleeding from my knee which would later require stitches was not the worst one. See, that was a bad Halloween, I mean not many can say they ruined their sibling’s birthday by falling into a television. Now for all fairness I did try very hard not to ruin it. Everyone was playing kickball in the road and in order not to show anyone I was bleeding I sat down in a pile of leaves. That was until someone noticed the leaves were leaking and it wasn’t pee but blood. Yeah the party ended about 10 minutes after that. But that wasn’t the worst Halloween. See that was more the day before, Halloween that year meant I had to hobble around but that’s kind of fun, even as a teen. ahalloween
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12 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe Ideas for Kids to Make

May 1, 2014 By · 5 Comments

This post is created as part of the Foodie Contributor Program.

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching there are many out there searching to see what types of gifts they can get mom. I don’t know about you but for myself I love homemade gifts, especially the ones a child makes. I have loved the last few years because the kids are getting much more creative and these days they are wanting to serve me breakfast in bed and what started off as cereal and toast has become so much more. How many of you remember trying to make your own mom breakfast in bed or had your own children run in on Mother’s Day morning with a tray full of food for you.

peanut butter pie

This year I’m collecting 12 of my favorite Mother’s Day Brunch ideas for kids to make for their mom, some of which will require assistance but not all because I know how much fun a child has and to see the pride in their eyes as you sit down to eat what they made. My own children have made many of these meals and will be making one or two of these dishes for me, just don’t tell them that I already know. Shhh. I love the excitement they get when they know they’ve made me something.

Be sure to check out my latest collection above at Foodie.com with 12 Mother’s Day Brunch ideas for Kids to make to help them make a wonderful Mother’s Day delight. You will discover breakfast ideas that will take little or no supervision for your child to make, sandwiches, desserts and even sweet tea. Mother’s Day doesn’t always mean mom has to cook, nor does it mean the family has to go out to eat. A simple home cooked meal that mom doesn’t have to make is a really great treat.  Now off to go make a few more of these collections, these are a lot of fun. You should try out Foodie.com.

Do you have any favorite Mother’s Day Brunch ideas for kids or one from the list above?

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It’s a Peeps Holiday Weekend!

April 18, 2014 By · 13 Comments

Disclosure: We were sent the products mentioned in order to do a fair review. For anyone that has never had a Peeps I think they are great, definitely full of sugar but can go with just about everything and make for great additions for the Easter Baskets. 

It’s Easter weekend! WOo hoo! I love these little mini breaks I get with my kids and you all know it. So what better way to spend it then by making stuff. The kids and I got Peeps to review for this holiday weekend and when I say Peeps I am meaning every type that I can picture. I’ve included a list below. But here is something I had no clue they would come in so many different colors and now some are made with chocolate mousse. YUM! My favorite though is the big milk chocolate egg with a marshmallow yellow chick peep inside. Eeek!


Now of course I know many of you will be waking up Easter morning to discovering one, two or maybe a ton of Peeps in your children’s Easter Basket. Instead of just gobbling up I’m sure we can all come up with a few recipes to use those peeps in. My kids and I have been brainstorming and are going to do a few. I must be completely honest with you, I have always been a fan of the yellow chicks and I love opening up the package just a bit to dry them out. Yes, I’m that girl. I like my Peeps stale.  Do you have a favorite way of eating them? Okay, here is what we got.
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9 Awesome Cruise Tips for Your Family

March 31, 2014 By · 2 Comments

This is a sponsored post but with Spring finally here I thought some of you would like to use these tips when booking your next trip. I like to save money when it comes time for those family vacations. I don’t know about you but I do like to save my money and with a big family I am always looking for deals.  Below is a list of great tips for your next cruise. Any of you going anywhere for Spring Break or Summer Vacation? 

Crusing was once thought of as something only ‘older’ people do, but in the last few years family cruises have become a very popular choice of holiday. Many cruises lines are often competing to offer families the best deals – some even offer kids travel for free! Your meals and entertainment are often included in the price too, saving you money over the course of your trip. If you’ve never been on a family cruise but it’s something you’re interested in, here are 9 awesome cruise tips:


1.Look for Deals


By signing up to websites like Travel Zoo, you can get the latest cruise deals. These deals are often picked by a worldwide team of travel deal experts! You can also take a look at sites like Cruise1st who offer some great deals for families, find out more here.


2. Check Requirements

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Skylanders Swap Force Makes Great Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids!

February 14, 2014 By · No Comments

(Disclosure: We were sent a box of Valentine’s Day Cards for review purposes)

Just in the nick of time! As this week ticked by it felt as it if was on fast forward and I never made it to the store to get Valentine’s Day cards for Little A’s “Friendship Party Exchange.” If I forgot the precious cards would he be the only child that didn’t do an exchange? Eeek, I couldn’t have that but thankfully, yesterday afternoon the UPS man dropped off a special box. The box was a review I promised to do and what was inside the box, Skylanders Swap Force Valentine’s Day Cards, which meant no longer 45 minute trip to Walmart to get cards.


First if you haven’t heard of Skylanders Swap Force might mean you don’t have an Xbox 360 or the Wii because this is fast becoming a very popular game among children. Each piece has a whole selection of things the character can do, kids are loving these. To me these remind me of the game Magic from my own childhood, but I don’t have the game so I’m not sure, I just know my son would LOVE this game and of course the Xbox 360. When he saw the Valentine Box of Skylanders Cards he shouted, “yes” and did a fist pump into the air and didn’t miss the beat of telling me I was the coolest mom EVER. Hey, coming from my first grader that is a high title.
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