Saturday, December 20, 2014

Winter Activities Your Kids Will Love

It's officially the first day of Winter. Yes Winter is here! That means months filled with cold and snowy days although we've been having cold and snowy days since the Fall. Although your first instinct might be to keep the kids inside, you might want to reconsider your decision. Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you and your kids need to stay trapped inside. There are lots of winter activities that you and your kids can enjoy together. This winter, bundle up and head outside for some snowy fun. Your kids will love it!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Things to do Over Christmas Break

Can you believe that the holidays are right around the corner? That means you get to look forward to having the kids at home for a few weeks. Although it’s nice to spend the holidays with family, having the kids at home all day long for two straight weeks can be tiresome, not just for you but also the kids as well. To help keep everyone in the family happy and getting along, you need to find creative ways to keep your kids active and engaged. The busier they are, the less time they’ll have to argue and get into fights with their siblings! That's why I've put together a list of things that you can do over the Christmas break.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cheesy Crockpot Hashbrowns

Breakfast which is considered the most important meal of the day can also be the most boring meal of the day. Breakfast can truly be super boring at times in our household. We get tired of eating the same old boring foods so sometimes we like to mix up and make it different, instead of the boring eggs and bacon and even more boring hashbrowns, we decided to make our cheesy hashbrowns all in our convenient crockpot. If you're looking for something different for breakfast then look no further than our Cheesy Crockpot Hasbrowns. This however isn't quick but it is super easy and you won't regret making it. Not only is it super delicious but I just know that you'll want to make it over and over again.

Here is what you'll need:

*Makes approximately 6 servings.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Give a Little Extra to Those in Your Lives - #ExtraGumMoments

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Madison mommy here. Today I wanted to do something a bit different. If you are new to reading my blog you may not know this, but my regular readers do. We are an active duty military family. What that means is that we're always on the move from one duty station to another. All these moves have moved us away from family and friends. That means that wherever we go we always have to make new friends. While that hasn't been too difficult for the kids, I'm not too social. I'm more of an introvert and like being by myself if possible. While hubby is outgoing and is always on the move with friends, I would much prefer to stay indoors curled up with a good book. Today I want to share with you a very special person that I met when I first moved to our current state. She is my next door neighbor and has been such a help. Today I share and give a little extra love to her.

Pamper your Piggies with Piggy Paint - #PamperedPiggies

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As most little girls I love dressing up and looking nice. I have a big sister who gets all gussied up and I want to be just like her. You may have noticed that on a few occasion I may have gotten my little piggies all nice and cute. Whenever my big sister gets her feet done she always does mine as well. I'm not sure if you remember this, but I did a review for Piggy Paint over a year ago. I was just a little over a year old at the time and even then I knew what it was like to be fabulous! Mommy at the time wanted something that was safe for me. She didn't want to use the harsh polishes that the grown ups used so she searched high and low looking for something that was kid friendly and safe for me. That's when she found Piggy Paint.

Christmas Traditions That Doesn't Involve Money

Tis the season for spending money! Or so it seems! Every time you turn around there is another opportunity to write a check, buy another present or spend another dollar. Many of the standard Christmas traditions require a trip to the grocery or store to spend even more money. Sometimes it seems like you aren't even a good parent if you don't buy the right things to help your kids celebrate the holidays and traditions. But I've got 3 ideas for Christmas traditions that doesn't involve money!