Easter Treats for Your Basket!

March 23, 2016 By · No Comments


(I think we should’ve bought a smaller bunny for that basket. Oh well, someone is sure to love him)

Do you have Easter Treats for Your Basket? Easter Baskets have been appearing on store shelves for the past month, chances are you’ve seen those stuffed bunnies, giant chocolate hollow bunnies, Peeps and Cadbury Eggs. Sure everyone dreams of sinking their jaws into these things but do they think of the dentist bill that follows suit.  Many people start thinking of sugary treats when it comes to their child’s Easter Basket, but what about a healthier alternative? I’ve always liked putting in a stuffed animal, book/hot wheel and a few small plastic eggs filled with something.  Welch’s® Fruit Snacks and Go Organically® Fruit Snacks would make great fillers instead of all that junk food that you are surely thinking of putting in.


Welch’s® Fruit Snacks are America’s favorite fruit snack brand. The Welch’s® Fruit Snacks Easter themed box and pouch have custom Easter-themed graphics with fun shapes which include a Chick, Egg, Flower and Bunny. The snacks are perfect for Easter Baskets and stuffing eggs. Moms and Dads love that every pack is made with REAL Fruit, is Fat Free, Gluten Free, and contains No Preservatives. Welch’s® Fruit Snacks feature fruit as the first ingredient, so they taste delicious! 28 individual packages in the box.

I loved these ones the best, however my oldest daughter loved the Go Organically treats.

Go Organically® Fruit Snacks are USDA-certified organic, made with real fruit purées and real fruit juices. These tasty smart and delicious treats include 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and are an excellent source of Vitamins A and E. Go Organically® Fruit Snacks are GMO-free, gluten-free, preservative-free and made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources.  Not to mention, each individual pack is only 70 calories! 8 individual packages in the box.

Oh the best part if your little ones don’t eat up every one of them before school is back in session they can take them as a snack for their lunch. These would also be great for after school activities or for when your child runs in from outside looking for a bite while waiting for dinner.

Disclosure:  I received free samples for this review.

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5 Ways to Pop a Clogged Ear

March 21, 2016 By · No Comments


As some of you know I’ve been sick since January when I was diagnosed (using a CT Scan) with pneumonia, since then I’ve stayed sick with one thing or another. I came down with bronchitis, strep throat, laryngitis and now apparently I have allergies. To be honest I think I have a sinus infection because my entire face feels swollen and now I can’t hear (literally) out of my right ear. It started with low hearing, kind of like the way things go quiet when you go under water.

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(In the picture you can see my face is red/pink and getting swollen/puffy)

It grew into feeling like the pressure of needing to pop. Most would think I just went on a plane or something or yawned and need to do it again, this does NOT work for me. For those that do not know, as a child my ear drum burst due to an ear infection. In my mid 20s it would happen again. This time my doctor says there is no sign of an ear infection and my ears are clear, no wax. As two weeks has passed since I’ve been to the doctor I have lost all hearing in that ear, minus the buzzing sound that happens every once in a while. The doctor has no concern over the loss of hearing but if you are anything like me you’ll know it is something that bugs a person. I went online to look for ways to pop my ear.

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It’s a PEEPS® Easter!

March 19, 2016 By · 69 Comments

I don’t know about you but I can’t remember a single Easter that wee didn’t have PEEPS® in a basket, even thinking back to my childhood we had them. As a parent I have always made sure each child got a batch of Easter PEEPS® in their basket. I mean it just wouldn’t be the same right? The best part is none of them ever eat all of them so we get to use them in desserts and hot chocolate. Course as I’ve stated in many PEEPS® posts I simply LOVE to leave some air to the bunnies and let them get stale a bit before I eat them. How do you like your PEEPS®?

Before I go any further I wanted to share that PEEPS® has given me a code for ya’ll to get a 20% your purchase, no minimum required, from February 15 through April 15, 2016. Discount code: EASTERTREATS


Every season they seem to come out with some new PEEPS®, which of course we need to try. Currently these are all the things they have at the PEEPS® website.  Can you see the excitement in his eyes as he first got a look at what I had in my package? Wow, he was so excited.

• 5-inch PEEPS® Plush  (she is adorable and super soft.)
PEEPS® earbuds (works great, just ask BalletGirl)
PEEPS® luggage tag: From candy to cute accessory, these PEEPS® luggage tags add a pop of color and whimsy to your gear (assortment of colors)
PEEPS® Orange Delight Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Orange Fudge  (Orange creme soda with with white chocolate on them. Another child said it tasted like the delicious chocolate oranges)
PEEPS® Lime Delight Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Lime Fudge

(click over to enter the giveaway)

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DC Super Hero Girls Giveaway

March 5, 2016 By · No Comments


If your kids are looking for action-packed girl power, look no further than DC Super Hero Girls. DC Entertainment’s latest animated series features a dynamic group of Super Heroes on their journey of discovering the power of their unique abilities and friendships. What I love is how dynamic the characters are, from strong and fearless to edgy and fun; there is a character for everyone. Always a character for everyone to relate with.


As a little girl I was a big fan of Wonder Woman. I mean she was super strong, could fly and was always saving someone’s life. Now I’m a mom to five, two of which are girls and yes they’ve had their own favorites which weren’t the same as mine. One loved Batgirl while another liked Harley Quin. Do your children like a favorite character?

The DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel makes it easy for our kids to watch their favorite characters, on-demand, and from any device. Don’t forget to click subscribe up in the corner to catch all the latest episodes. Oh and in case you didn’t know the dolls have come out now too.

For even more fun for your readers, there is an extended online experience on the website: DC Super Hero Girls, where kids can play games, download free printable activities, and more. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card! Good luck!

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This is a sponsored post, The Life of a Home Mom is Not responsible for sending out the prize. I just thought ya’ll would love a chance at winning $100. 

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The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar DVD & Activity Sheets

February 25, 2016 By · No Comments

Disclosure: My son loves this show so had to share it. You may find affiliate links in this post.

Disney’s The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar came out this past week on February 23, 2016 and to celebrate here are some buttons and activity sheets to share with your children! I don’t know about you but my little Nicoli and I watch Lion Guard all the time. He absolutely loves this series and would be really happy if I were to purchase the DVD for him. Have you seen it?

Kion is coming around to becoming a leader like his father, Simba did. How will he do as the leader of “The Lion Guard”? Is this little guy ready? Wait until you see who he has in store to take part of the group, it isn’t a traditional circle by any means. But why should he be forced to do what hasn’t always worked. Sometimes it is about trusting your instincts and picking the people you really trust. Follow along with the adventures of “The Lion Guard” and watch as they deal with struggles and triumphs.

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