Some of My Favorite Books with Strong Female Characters + a $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson March 6, 2014

This is a sponsored post, written by me, and all opinions are my own. Are you a reader? I have been a reading fanatic from the moment I figured out how to read. I am one of those rare phenomenons that could read when I was 3. I was 5 when I first started reading […]

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GiggleBellies Music Videos for Preschoolers {Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson February 9, 2014

I’m always looking for fun new things to entertain Kaylee during the day while Zoë is at school. She loves music, dancing and anything fun. So when I heard about The GiggleBellies Musical Adventures music video DVDs, I was excited to receive a set for her. The award-winning GiggleBellies series is based upon the science of color theory. […]

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The Otter, The Spotted Frog, & The Great Flood Book Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson January 5, 2014

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial. I love books that have a moral to the story. I also love beautifully illustrated children’s books. The Otter, The Spotted Frog, & The Great Flood is both. Book Synopsis: When Spotted Frog tells of a great flood that is about to destroy their homes, all […]

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Games Make Great Gifts: Wonder Forge Review

by Shannon Thomas December 21, 2013

If you are still doing your Christmas shopping (like me), you may have some kids on your list. I have discovered that games make great family gifts. Instead of needing to get something for each member of a family, or for each individual child, a game can be given for everyone to enjoy! The generous […]

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Last Minute Gift Idea: flarePlay Video Game Console {Special Offer}

by Chrystal Johnson December 20, 2013

This post was written in partnership with flarePlay. All opinions expressed are my own. Everyone in our house enjoys playing video games. Brian likes first person shooters and I like the silly games I can play on my phone or Facebook. The girls enjoy whatever we let them play. When I heard about flarePlay, a […]

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Customize Your Child’s Viewing Experience with Kidoodle.TV

by Chrystal Johnson December 14, 2013

I participated in a Blog Blast program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kidoodle.TV. I received a promotional item and a free trial as a thank you for participating.” If you’re like me, you like to monitor what your kids watch on TV. I recently learned about Kidoodle.TV, where you can create an account […]

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Artifornia – An Amazing Cause to Bring Art & Music Back to Our Children

by Chrystal Johnson November 21, 2013

What are the state of the art & music programs in your kids’ schools? If it’s anything like a lot of schools in California, the programs are getting stripped of funding. Art & music education seems to be taking a backseat to mandatory testing. My husband Brian and his friend and live artist Al Scholl […]

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9 Free or Nearly Free Things to Do on a Weekend Indoors

by Chrystal Johnson November 9, 2013

Cooler weather is on the horizon for many parts of the country already and this, sadly, means the end to lots of outdoor fun we enjoyed over the summer. It doesn’t have to mean the end to fun completely though, and indoor fun doesn’t mean a huge expense either. Let’s look at 10 ways you […]

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Pamper Yourself at Sky & Sea Spa in Miami, Florida

by Chrystal Johnson November 1, 2013

As a busy mom, I know first hand how easy it is to forget to take time for myself. And I know I’m not alone in that! There’s no need to wait until the New Year to make a resolution to take better care of yourself and make more time for you! If you’re in […]

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Keep Your Puzzle Safe & Organized with Jigsafe

by Chrystal Johnson October 19, 2013

I got a puzzle around Christmas time last year that I have really wanted to find the time to assemble. Not only is it hard to find the time, it’s also hard to find the space to lie out a long-term project. If you have young kids, I’m sure you understand what a challenge that […]

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