Camping with 2 sets of 5 year old twins… #HaierAmbassador

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Haier. This could include Haier providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.


So my mom had this wonderful idea- she’d take my twins, and her husband’s granddaughters- who are also five year old twins- camping in the RV.  They went to the Jellystone Park, which is totally kid-friendly.  There was a hay ride each night with Yogi Bear, an arcade, and several pools and playgrounds.  By the end of each day, they were dirty and tired!  Not just the twins- but Grammy too!


Needless to say, the Haier 1.0 Cu. Ft. Portable Washer that I blogged about recently right here sure came in handy!  As anyone with kids knows, sometimes even the simple act of eating lunch requires a complete wardrobe change, so between all the swimsuits and towels, messy playground clothes, and general daily dirtiness, having the washer on board the ‘house on wheels’ was a lifesaver.


At the end of the day, Grammy was able to toss a load of laundry into the washer- which runs quietly so the kids weren’t disturbed and able to sleep- and relax with a much needed cocktail before hanging the items and heading to bed herself.  You can see where they tucked the washer in where there used to be a stand alone cabinet- and it fits perfectly.  And because it’s on wheels, she just needs to pull it over to the sink to use it!


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Johnson’s #PromiseToBaby #partner


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for JOHNSON’s Baby. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

There’s just something about a company that puts their consumers first, and Johnson’s Baby is one of those companies.  Despite the fact that Johnson’s Baby products have always been safe, there were some moms who were concerned with certain ingredients, and so they made the choice to change the formulas.  Not because of safety- but because every mom deserves peace of mind.  Johnson’s Baby doesn’t want moms to have to worry about the products they use on their little ones, and promises to listen to moms.

Johnson’s Baby created a video sharing their promise to moms, based on a Japanese legend.  Their scientists and their families came together and created an 1000 piece origami mobile to to symbolize their commitment and show moms that her promise is their promise too.


The seven products that are included in this formula change are:

  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Lotion
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo & Conditioner for Thick and Curly Hair
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo & Conditioner for Thin and Straight Hair
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo with Calming Lavender
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Soothing Vapor Baby Bath


From the moment our babies are born- even before- probably from the moment we find out we’re pregnant, we start making promises to our kids.  Promises to eat right and stay healthy during the pregnancy, to love them unconditionally, to always kiss their boo boos better.  Parenting is really a series of promises, and we do our best to keep them all.  The world is an ever-changing place, and I’m relieved that there are companies out there who recognize that, and progress with the change.  I think about how the hospital told me to put my oldest kids on their side to sleep when the were born, and there were these special foam wedges to prop them up- that was thought to be the safest.  Now, they encourage parents to put their kids on their backs to sleep.

That’s just one way I’ve adapted and changed my methods of parenting through the years, but there are so many more.  It’s just something that we have to do if we’re to keep our promises to our kids to keep them healthy and safe!

Haier Portable Washer #HaierAmbassador


#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Haier. This could include Haier providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Just recently, my mom bought an RV and is currently traveling around during her summer break from teaching.  She was finding it a bit of a struggle to do […]

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Bacon of the Month Club: 19!


I’ve been a bad, bad blogger.  I keep meaning to take a few minutes and catch up, not just with what’s been going on around here and Ryan’s trip, but also with my blogging friends… but it hasn’t happened yet.  I feel like I shouldn’t post until I catch up, but I’ve come to the […]

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Such Characters!


The highlight of Ryan’s Make a Wish Trip was meeting Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, but they weren’t the only characters the kids met!  

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“Back This Evening” — Tips For Family Days Out In Miami

Miami is made for family holidays and days out, with its beaches, shopping, hotels, dining and attractions. From the bustling shopping areas to the marine life at the Miami Seaquarium, you’ll definitely find enough to entertain the whole family in Miami. Here are a few places that you might want to visit: Miami Seaquarium This fantastic family-friendly […]

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