Ways I Cheat As A Mom to 3 #GerberWinWinMoment

Gerber Graduates Win Win Moment

This is a sponsored post with Gerber and MomSelect. All opinions expressed are my own. 

I hear it daily: “You are a superwoman!”

While the sentiment is obviously flattering and appreciated, believe me ya’ll — I’m just trying to get through the trenches like everyone else. In my eyes, anyone who is raising a human is a super hero.

Super cape aside, can I tell you a secret? Having 3 kids honestly as hard as having one at times.

After all, they all entertain each other, and my girls love taking care of my little guy.

Seriously, they are my biggest helpers! They love pushing him around and helping me with tasks like getting diapers, finding toys for him to chew on, and keep him occupied while I get things done. He just lights up whenever they are around him. Talk about a win-win!


When it comes to meal time, they LOVE making sure he gets fed. They will even fight over who gets to help him. We started with purees at 6 months, but this kid quickly lost interest and wanted what his sisters were eating, so we just let him feed himself with a combo of infant snacks and whatever we’re eating, and his sisters are always near by to feed him more. [Continue reading…]

Into the Wild LIVE with Jack Hanna at The Whiting in Flint on 5/1 {+ Giveaway} ENDS 4/28

Have you ever caught animal expert Jack Hanna on TV? We love him here! Excited to share about a fun coming to Flint in a few weeks!

America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award-winning television series to the live stage with Into the Wild Live! at The Whiting in Flint on Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m; locally presented by HAP.

In this live show, prepare to be fascinated as Jungle Jack takes you into the wild with a spectacular array of incredible animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing footage from his adventures all around the world from Africa, to the Amazon, to Antarctica and beyond. He will also inspire with his passion and dedication to wildlife conservation.

Audiences can expect to see approximately fifteen animals in the live experience. The exact animals to appear aren’t confirmed until soon before the show since each animal must receive medical clearance, however, fans can expect to see animals such as a baby cheetah, kangaroo, baby tiger, two-toed sloth, penguin and much more.


Tickets range from $19-$45 and are available at www.thewhiting.com by phone at (810) 237-7333 or by walk-up at The Whiting Ticket Center and at the new Flint Farmers’ Market.

The Whiting is located at 1241 E. Kearsley Street in Flint, just off I-475 between the University of Michigan-Flint and Mott Community College on the beautiful Flint Cultural Center campus.

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://thewhiting.com/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=5956

Into the Wild LIVE with Jack Hanna at The Whiting


I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away, thanks to The Whiting. Ends on April 28, 2015 at midnight. Good luck!

Jack Hanna at The Whiting

What are your child’s favorite animals to see?


Celebrating 4 Years of Blogging


Today marks 4 years of blogging. While this doesn’t seem like much of a feat, it is. Do you all know how much time blogging takes up? I only wish I had more time — I have SO many ideas to share! With that said, I maintain starting this blog has been the best decision I […]

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Wild Kratts LIVE! in Detroit 5/28 {+ Family 4-Pack Giveaway} ENDS 5/2


Wild wild wild Kratts wild wild wild Kratts…Does that theme song get stuck in anyone else’s head nearly every day? It sure does stick over here! I love the Wild Kratts because we are a PBS-loving family, and it’s a show I don’t feel an ounce of guilt for my kiddos to watch in the […]

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Monkey Kingdom: A Must-See For Nature Lovers Young and Old

Maya and Kip - Monkey Kingdom

Wow. I don’t think I have been able to wipe the smile off my face since my Tuesday evening screening of Disneynature’s latest documentary, Monkey Kingdom. I have loved all of the movies in the nature series, but this is my favorite BY FAR. The story is compelling and surely one parents, children, and nature lovers will enjoy. […]

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13 Spring Races To Do in Southeast Michigan + Giveaway to Hightail to Ale 5K in Detroit {Ends 4/30}

13 Spring Races To Do in Southeast Michigan

As a company that’s committed to helping others lead healthy lifestyles, Michigan-based Absopure is actively involved in the local running community and supports races throughout the state. As the official water sponsor of Running Fit, Absopure has provided me with two registrations to the upcoming Hightail to Ale 5K—the first stop in the brand new Thirsty […]

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East Lansing Family Fun: Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens and MSU Dairy Store {+ Calendar of Fun!}

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Now that the weather is getting nicer, I’m hoping to start doing more posts to inspire you all to get outside more…Because I’m sure I am not the only one who needs to peel away from my love of technology more often Yesterday we had a day filled with East Lansing family fun on the campus of […]

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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie in Detroit June 6-7, 2015 {+ 4-pack Giveaway} ENDS 4/27

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie in Detroit

Today I am sharing about one of my favorite children’s books being brought to life on stage in Detroit. Check out the information to get tickets or enter to win a family 4-pack to go! I love this show for introducing the world of theatre to smaller children. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Olympia Entertainment and Etico Productions once […]

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Imagination Station Toledo: Perfect Day Trip With Kids {+ Ticket Giveaway} ENDS 4/25

Imagination Station Ticket Giveaway

I received tickets for my family and tickets to giveaway in exchange for a post. All opinions expressed are my own. A place I have always heard fabulous reviews for but hadn’t had the chance to visit yet is the Imagination Station in Toledo, Ohio. So the other day when it was cold and dreary, […]

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11 Reasons To Visit Granite City Northville {+ $25 Gift Card Giveaway} ENDS 4/21 #GCNorthville

Granite City Giveaway

I was invited to attend a blogger preview at Granite City. All opinions expressed are my own. Last week I had the chance to try the newest Granite City Food & Brewery location in Northville before it opens to the public tomorrow {April 8}. The vibe was electrifying as new staff learned the ropes and […]

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Spring Kid Fashion with Carter’s {+ Coupon!} #SpringIntoCarters


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. Ah, spring! The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and we are so.stinkin.close. to my favorite reason for the season change: New clothes! I don’t know […]

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Family Fun in April 2015 in Southeast Michigan {Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint and Lansing Areas}

Family Fun in April 2015 in Southeast Michigan Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint and Lansing Areas

April showers bring May flowers…So who’s hoping for some rain, and no more snow?! My 2-year-old said it best the other day when she saw snowflakes falling from the sky: “Go ‘way snow!” Amen, girlfriend. Aaaaamen. Lucky for us, there are so many fabulous events coming up that scream SPRING, so at least if the […]

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