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Mamas & Papas Armadillo Stroller Review

Disclosure: I received the Armadillo from Mamas & Papas for review. All opinions are my own.

If you are looking for a stroller that has the features of a full-size in a compact model, you have to check out the Mamas & Papas Armadillo. I'm not a fan of the basic "umbrella" stroller but think the compact size is a plus especially when you have little trunk space. I like the sturdiness of a full-size stroller yet sometimes the bulk that comes along with it may not be ideal. Therefore the Armadillo, which is appropriate dubbed "The Big Little Stroller", hands down is my pick as a must have.

How to Teach your Child to be Honest (and other Life Lessons) + #Giveaway #HTHonesty

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Harvest Time and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Honesty is the best policy. True in the long run but oh so difficult to practice at times. Just recently, Kenzie has been caught telling lies. Mind you that she is a sassy 4 year old girl who seems to be the leader at preschool. She tells a lie to gain something - 95% of the time it's a piece of candy. Although not harmful to anybody, Hubs and I realized that we needed to do something about it but didn't know where to start. The Principles of Our World collection of books from Harvest Time Partners provided just the answer. 

BabyShowersByMail | 6 Month Diaper and Wipes Delivery Package #Giveaway

Oh my lordy. I can't tell you how many diapers and wipes I have purchased thus far. I have spent into the $1,000's and am still spending since Mason has no inclination to use the toilet. Wouldn't it be awesome if you could just order your favorite diapers and wipes online through a delivery service?  

How many new time parents think about all the diapers they need. Even parents that have had more than one child remember the hundreds and hundreds of diapers they need while your little one is growing up. Have diapers on your list grocery list constantly or perhaps you are planning on a new edition to your family soon? Well, check out this AWESOME company that will DELIVER diapers and wipes. 

30th Anniversary Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register

Disclosure: I received the cash register from Learning Resources for review. All opinions are my own. 

It's the 30th Anniversary for Learning Resources and they have introduced a special edition of their classic cash register. Since my kids love to pretend play, this is a great addition to our home. 

Little Tikes Cook Around Kitchen & Cart™ + #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received the Cook Around Kitchen & Cart™ for review from Little Tikes. All opinions are my own.

Mason and Kenzie love to pretend cook so when I set up the Little Tikes Cook Around Kitchen & Cart, they were both ecstatic to explore. Both kids have grown up playing with Little Tikes products so I am really excited to work with them and show you how much fun your child(ren) can have with this play kitchen. I do have to admit that my kids fight over toys and while one friend told me to just buy one item and have them learn to share, I have gone with the advice of another friend who told me to buy one for each so they won't fight on many occasions. This Little Tikes play kitchen solves my dilemma and keeps both children content!

Chef-in-Training | Foodstirs + #Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Foodstirs. All opinions are my own.

I recently saw a show on the Food Network where these young children were whipping up delicious meals while competing to win their own web series. It was inspiring to see such determination and focus combined with passion at such a young age. Since Kenzie has shown interest in cooking (serving up her fake meals) and has asked to help stir or prep, I was excited to find Foodstirs Kits :: a unique kit filled with most everything your mini needs to create a sweet treat. 

How to Get VMA Ready Hairstyles

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Global Influence. All opinions are my own.

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I usually love the super straight look at that's my go to for everyday wear. However, when I want to rock out and look like a star, I put some volume in my hair or go for a glam pony with a bump. Walmart and TRESemmé have teamed up to help them get salon gorgeous hair this VMA season with some tips via video.