Saturday, October 22, 2016

Join Peppa Pig in a Halloween Celebration!

Calling all Peppa Pig fans! This Sunday, October 23rd brand-new Peppa Pig fun is coming to Nick Jr. just in time for Halloween.

At 7pm EST, Peppa is inviting you to a "Pumpkin Party". In this very special extended episode, guests will be coming dressed in scary costumes – Peppa is a witch, George is a dinosaur and Rebecca Rabbit is a carrot...gone bad! Viewers will also join Peppa on exciting new adventures that include participating in a pumpkin competition, taking a trip to a castle and more! Plus, Peppa will meet a new friend at playgroup, Gerald Giraffe!


Enjoy even more Halloween fun with Peppa Pig, with these fun activity sheets! Simply click to enlarge and print. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Celebrating 65 Years with Baby Magic (+ Giveaway) #BabyMagic

"The information, products, gift card, and giveaway have been provided to me by Baby Magic. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

Things have really evolved through the years, technology is booming, and marketing has evolved. Sometimes you run across a product that doesn’t need any change, one like Baby Magic, which has stood the test of time. 

Baby Magic

Celebrating their 65th anniversary, Baby Magic is taking a look back at one of their revolutionary ad campaigns, “For Every Lady In Waiting” featuring designer maternity wear and actual expectant mothers. Today, to celebrate the 65th anniversary, Baby Magic is revisiting and updating that same campaign. 

Baby Magic Ad

Like I said, times have changed, marketing has evolved and so has Dad’s role. Today we find that dads are way more involved in preparations for a new additions then they were 65 years ago. Today, it’s not just “I am expecting” it’s “we are expecting”. Keeping with the change, Baby Magic has put a spin on their “Every Lady in Waiting”, campaign by featuring “Dads in the Makings” ads.

Dad's in the Making Ad

In celebration with the Baby Magic 65th anniversary and the “Every Lady in Waiting” we've picked a photo to honor the modern day lady in waiting, but since we are no longer waiting, it's more a mama and baby shot. 

copyright 3 princes and a Princess 2

For 16 years, since the birth of first son to the birth of that little guy above, Baby Magic has been a staple in my home. Hypoallergenic, tear-free, and paraben-free, Baby Magic is made with love and care, and one of the reason we love it so much. Generation after generation, Baby Magic is there. Actually it's one of my go-to gifts for expecting parents. A bay tub tub filled with towels, wash cloths, and Baby Magic!

Win It

Enjoy Baby Magic with your little one. Enter now to win one (1) full size Baby Magic Original Hair & Body Wash, one (1) full size Baby Magic Original Baby Lotion, and a $25 Visa gift card to purchase additional Baby Magic Products.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Key Skills Every Super-Mom Should Have (and How to Master Them)

Being a mother is often seen as a difficult thing to do, but it certainly doesn’t have to be that way. If you have been reading my posts and following my journey, you’ll know that being a mom isn’t always hard or challenging. In fact, it is the most joyous thing in the world.

There are certain skills that will help make being a mom much easier. Whether you’re expecting a baby soon or you have kids to take care, these skills will help you be the super-mom you’ve always wanted to be.

Cooking (Creatively Too!)

Cooking is one of the most essential skills to have as a mother with young children. You don’t have to be a chef or know how to cook like a pro. In fact, there is no need to feel bad if you can’t cook fancy meals. What you need is a spark of creativity in the kitchen.
Some of the things your children love to eat are very easy to prepare. Take a look at the recipes we have here on our site and you’ll see that most of them can be prepared in no time, even when you have no prior cooking experience.

What you need to do is learn how to be more creative in the kitchen. Find ways to make the food you cook more interesting. Turn your children’s meals into something they can laugh about upon seeing. More importantly, master the art of serving them enough sweet foods, but not too many, to keep them happy.


Being able to drive is just as important. There are so many things that will become easier when you start driving everywhere. Taking your kids to school, doing grocery runs and even taking the children to a local zoo or shopping centre can all be easier to do when you drive your own car.

Before you can start driving, however, there are a few things you need to do. First, make sure you pass your driving test and get a full driving license. You can find more information on how to pass the theory and practical tests on online resource centres and websites.

Next, you need to know how to keep your children safe in the car. Learn to focus on the road and use the right child safety equipment to protect them from harm at all times.


Being a mom is a full time – often not-so-rewarding – job. You’re spending the entire day and the energy you have in you to take good care of the children and the family. A crucial skill to have in order to be a super-mom is the ability to refresh.

You can’t go at it forever. At some point, usually once the kids are sound asleep or when they’re at school, you need to give yourself some time too. Learn how to keep yourself happy. Master the art of refreshing and recharging yourself in the least amount of time. This will help you maintain a balanced life and be an even better mom than before.

These are just some of the skills that will help you be a super-mom, but they are the skills to have nonetheless. Master these skills and you will have a great time caring for your children.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Healthy Habits Made Easy with #NatureMadeAtWalmart

“This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.”

Walmart, my home away from home. I, like many, find myself frequenting my local Walmart quite a few times a week, from picking up groceries to grabbing diapers. Whatever it is I need I can usually count on the fact Walmart has it, and at a better value. So while you’re at Walmart grabbing supplies for the family, why not invest in your health?

Did you know that Walmart carries a extensive line of Nature Made Vitamins, and you can find Nature Made Probiotics in Walmart SuperCenters?

Nature Made Vitamins

Tis’ the season for colder weather, illness, and lots of running around for the kids. With so much to do and so many counting on me, I like to make sure I stay as healthy as possible. That’s why I find it important to make sure I am getting all the vitamins and minerals I need, and that I am maintaining a good digestive balance. But, if I am being honest, being a busy mom doesn’t always leave me the time for making the best nutritional choices. 

Healthy Food

In rectifying this I’ve started to make sure I have more time. More time to sit and enjoy the balanced meals created for my family, more time to for myself to exercise, rest or reflex – whatever my body needs. I’ve also made sure I am getting my recommended daily allowance of vitamins with the help of Nature Made®. 

Nature Made D

Nature Made® has a variety of vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS) to help support nutritional gaps with your health goals in mind ranging from Digestive Support, Heart Health & Function, Energy Metabolism, Women’s Health and much more!† While on my latest run to Walmart I grabbed a few additional vitamins I always like to keep on hand, Vitamin C and D to help support my immune system. †


I'm still working on achieving my health and fitness goals, but haven't lost sight of the fact that to take care of those around me I first must take care of myself. With a little support from Nature Made®, the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for many key dietary supplement categories*, I'm taking just another step in achieving my health goals. And by grabbing my supplements at Walmart, I'm also saving snagging their everyday low price. 

Do you have health goals in place? If you visit and join the Nature Made® Healthy Habit Builder program, you can find tips and motivation built around your specific health goals!

Enter for a chance to win a $50 Walmart gift card

Walmart and Nature Made have teamed up to help support your health and well-being goals. Head on over to the Nature Made® Retailer Hub for you chance to enter to win one of 60 Walmart gift cards (each worth $50) and for official rules. No Purchase Necessary.

*Based on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report – Pharmacy Times Survey.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Bluebee Pals - Talking, Learning, Educational Fun! ( Review + Giveaway)

I believe we all have a favorite toys from our childhood, one that brings back the fondest of memories. For myself, those memories are filled with time spent listening to stories told by my favorite animated friends, like Teddy Ruxpin. Load the cassette into the back, grab your book and follow along. Well, times have changed and technology is booming. And this month, I got to introduce my son to his new best friend, Bluebee Pals

Grab your laptop, smartphone, or tablet and via Bluetooth technology watch your Bluebee Pal transform into a talking, storytelling, singing friend. These huggable plush pals are sized just right and come to life with lip synchronization, which allows the pal’s lips to move along with a child’s favorite apps, music, movies and much more. If you can hear it on your Bluetooth-enabled device, your Pal can speak it. 

Each interactive plush pal has an embedded Bluetooth-enabled speaker built right in
, and connects with a push of the ear to any iOS or Android device with Bluetooth capabilities. This means that since the sound is the coming from your device and fed back through your Bluebee Pal, volume is controlled via iOS or Android device. Also, since its Bluetooth technology, your Bluebee Pal doubles as a hands-free telephone!

Bluebee Pals come in five animal styles: Riley the Zebra, Sammy the Bear, Hudson the Puppy, Lily the Lamb, and Leo the Lion. With my son being the dog lover that he is we knew Hudson the Puppy would be a huge hit, and he was! We watch our favorite cartoons through Bluebee and have been learning letter sounds with our favorite educational apps. Having Bluebee by his side, my son is more engaged and interested in what is going on. It’s really helped him focus more and of course, smile more. He sure does love his new puppy pal.

Bluebee Pals require no batteries and are charged via included USB micro-charge cable. A perfect gift this holiday season for children 3-8, or even a special teacher. Bluebee Pals are available at, or online at Target, Walmart or Amazon for the MSRP of $64.99.

Win it: Experience the magic of Bluebee Pals! One lucky reader will have the chance to win the Bluebee Pal of their choice!