National Family Pajama Night – One Night, Many Memories!

picture of The Company Store Family Pajamas

My kids are young and enjoy family night, no matter what we do. I know that as kids grow older, scheduling time that everyone wants to be part of gets difficult. I feel like setting aside time just to connect with each other is essential, so do the folks at The Company Store. The Company […]

How to Get Kids to Wash Hands for 20 Seconds: Itzazu Kidz Color Changing Soap Review

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It’s cold and flu season. The Center for Disease Congrol (CDC) recommends 20 second hand washing for less germs and less sick days. Are you doing it? The big question is whether your kids are washing their hands for 20 seconds! Not likely. I’ve found a very cool product that will have kids playing washing […]

HALO Bars by PROBAR – The Healthy Candy Bar


My kids like candy bars, they would love it if I put one in their lunch box every day for school! My kids pack their lunches and are required to bring along 2 snacks to school. I have been on the lookout for snacks that are healthy, will provide energy, and are tasty. I’ve found […]

Happy Birthday to 968,000 Americans Today, October 5th


Today is my sister-in-law’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! She’s a remarkable woman that has joined our family a couple years ago. She is such a joy to our family, we love her. It is also the birthday to about 968,000 living Americans! There is a pretty good chance that you know someone who is celebrating […]

Elkay Asana Vessel Sink Adds Luxury to Your Home

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Homeowners want to personalize their homes. As a homeowner, it is sometimes hard to know where to start!  The easiest and smallest room is the powder room / guest bathroom. This bathroom is a space where you can add luxury touches to give your home an upscale and updated look. Luxury Guest Powder Room with […]

Dream Water – A Natural Solution to Sleepless Nights


If you have trouble sleeping, you are not alone.  Recent research shows that more than 60% of adult Americans report having difficulty sleeping at least a few nights a week.  Those are not good statistics, and unfortunately, I am part of that 60%.  I’d love to find a way to help me get the sleep I […]

November 2011 Winners

  Claire won Brugger’s 2011 Bottomless Mug Rebecca Peters won Playskool Wheel Pals Fold ‘N Go Travel Tails Farm Playset ($15) Rebecca Shockley won  Hasbro Tonka Flip The Bounce Back Racer ($29.99) Catherine Thomas won Poppin Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper ($29.99) Jenny won  Playskool Weebles Turn ‘n Tumble Home ($29.99) Kerry Snell won Largus […]

LEGO KidsFest Tour Stops in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov 4-6, 2011

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You won’t want to miss the LEGO® KidsFest Tour as it stops in Cleveland, Ohio on November 4-6, 2011.  It will be 300 Acres of Hands-On LEGO fun for all ages at the I-X Center!  This event has something for every age and skill level. LEGO Attractions at LEGO KidsFest in Cleveland, Ohio I-X Center […]

The Polar Express Tickets Sold On-Line Starting October 3, 2011

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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR)  has announced that tickets for The Polar Express™ will be sold online starting Monday, October 3, 2011 to the general public. Each year, this fantastic opportunity sells out! Don’t wait and miss your chance for your kids to experience the magic of The Polar Express! Set your alarm clock to […]

I Buy Yoplait at Sam’s Club


This month, it seems like my life is revolving around packing lunches for my kids for school and providing after school snacks. I do a lot of my shopping at Sam’s Club, where I can get plenty of healthy food at great prices. I get most of my fresh produce and dairy products at Sam’s […]

Think Geek Edge Robotic Arm Kit

Robot Arm holding a wooden block on carpet

My husband is an engineer, of sorts.  At least he was before he gave it up for lent one year, and never went back.  (His joke, not mine!) Over his teenage years and 20s he collected a big box full of ‘robot parts’.  He’s now 36, and that box remains closed, except when our inventive […]

Installing Granite Countertop and Glass Tile in Guest Bathroom

picture of Granite Countertop by Justice & Company

In my last guest bathroom remodeling post, we installed Tarkett flooring and built the base for our countertop. Now, it is time to install the granite countertop and glass tile. Ordering and Installing Granite Countertop A couple weeks ago, we drove out to Medina, Ohio to Architectural Justice/ Justice & Company. They offer the largest […]

Kashi Top Kid Friendly Foods Review


As a mom, I am constantly looking for ways to help my family be healthy, especially in the kitchen. Kashi is passionate about good, all-natural foods.  Sounds like a match made in Heaven! I’ve seen Kashi in stores for years now but never tried them. I was happy to try the two of Kashi’s Top […]

Akron Ohio Area Corn Mazes, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patches, and Fall Family Fun!

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We have compiled a list for Akron, Ohio and surrounding communities for Corn Mazes, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patches, and Fall Family Fun! We updated last year’s list and added a few more. If you would like to add to this list, please comment below! This list is organized by city name. Please also see Best […]

Gazillion Bubble Show is Coming to Akron Civic Theatre

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Update: 10-4-11 The Gazillion Bubble Show has been CANCELLED.  The official statement from the producers is not yet available, however the tour has been cancelled. I’m sorry for the disappointment, we were really looking forward to it too. Stay tuned for more family friendly events at the Akron Civic. Kids love bubbles! The magic of […]