is the New Way to Rid Your Closets of All That Stuff!

fridge farm

Sick of Craigslist and EBay? There’s a new and easy way to empty your crowded closets of all that unwanted stuff and get something you need in return. It’s called, and the creators want you to be as stoked about it as I am! A friend told me about StokeBox, so I decided to give it try to get rid of some of my five-year-old’s toddler toys that have been lying around for way too long. After creating an {Read More}

Win $50 Off Your Total Order at Shutterfly – Just in Time for the Holidays!

Holiday photo card

Are you one of those families who plan your Holiday photo shoot around the card you pick out? If you are, then you’re probably already shopping around for just the right card. Maybe, you’re already looking at all the beautiful photo Christmas cards Shutterfly has to offer this year. I know I am. And having such a hard time choosing too. I think my favorite is the Cheery Monogram card… However, I really like this one too. It fits my {Read More}

Hotel Transylvania is a Movie Kids Can Really Sink Their Teeth Into

Hotel Transylvania - Mavis and Jonathan

Everybody needs a vacation. Even monsters. And when monsters need to get away, they visit the lavish, 5-stake Hotel Transylvania – free of humans for over 100 years. Because just like in Monsters Inc., monsters are as afraid of us as we are of them. The Hotel was built and is run by Dracula, who has kept his daughter, Mavis, confined there and free from the dangers of the outside world (and humans) for 117 years now.  And he’d like {Read More}

Win Tickets to a Special Advance Screening of Cinderella in Denver!


“A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” CINDERELLA is back for a onetime special advance screening on Sat. 9/29 in Denver! Enter to win your family 4 pass by texting SLIPPER and your ZIP CODE to 43549 (Example Text: SLIPPER 80222) (Entry Deadline: Thursday, 9/27). Chris Bird is a designer, WAHM of one and pilot’s wife living in Colorado. She writes about family travel as Standby Traveling Mom on as well as her many misadventures and life in {Read More}

6 Ways to Boost Your Daughter’s Confidence for Her First Day of Kindergarten

school bus

I submit that the first day of Kindergarten is more nerve-wracking for parents than their kiddos, but, if your little girl is feeling a bit skittish about school too, here are some ways I helped my own daughter, Reagan prepare for her first day. Tour the school with her. Reagan and I were given a tour at registration time after I requested it. If you’re not offered one, ask. Most importantly, take a look inside the classrooms where she will {Read More}

Huggies MomInspired Grant for Mompreneuers


Huggies recognizes that there is a dynamic and talented community of moms who strive to make life as a parent easier and more enjoyable every day.  Now in its third year, the Huggies® MomInspired™ grant program celebrates the natural creativity of moms, who solve real parenting challenges every day in innovative ways. Grant recipients will receive $15,000 in seed capital as well as business resources to help turn innovative ideas into real-life inventions. Applications for the 2012 Huggies MomInspired grant {Read More}

Monkey Bizness: Save $20 when you book a Monkey Around Party!

Monkey Bizness

Whether it’s a birthday or any special occasion, Monkey Bizness is the perfect place to celebrate. Parties are always private, no sharing the playrooms with other guests, no worries about whether we’ll be crowded; you get the whole playroom to yourself and a private party room to celebrate in after your playtime. Monkey Bizness takes the hassle out of party planning for parents. We provide personalized invitations, balloons (optional for additional fee), party favors (see party information), plates, cups, forks, {Read More}

Helping Teens Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

toyota teen safety program

How did you feel the first time you put the key in the ignition? Remember the thrill and the feeling of invincibility you had the first time you drove? Unfortunately, these feelings may overshadow a realistic perception of what could happen while driving. Teen drivers are not always prepared, and they may be dealing with more distractions than you dealt with when you were learning to drive. Also, they may not be fully aware of how cars function. This lack {Read More}

Harlem Globetrotters Summer Skills Clinics

For the first time, the Harlem Globetrotters are conducting summer skills clinics to bring boys and girls ages 6-14 behind the curtain to see the Globetrotters’ electrifying skills and tricks, while also having fun staying active. Each participant receives: A free ticket voucher (valued up to $40) to see the Globetrotters during their 2013 World Tour Autographs and photos with the stars! 3-day trial pass to 24 Hour Fitness Clinic Locations:(These are just the clinics – the games for your {Read More}

Bully is a Call to Action We All Need to Hear

Bully the Movie

Everyone gets picked on at some point in their lives. Even bullies. It’s an experience we can all relate to. Some more than others, as demonstrated in the powerful documentary that is the talk of the nation right now, Bully. While bullying has moved beyond the classroom today and into cyberworld and cell phones, Bully the movie focuses on the torment that young people face every day they step on their school bus and go about their normal school day. {Read More}