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}

La Dee Da Doll Review Times Two!

La Dee Da Doll in box

My five-year-old daughter, Reagan loves fashion dolls. Especially Barbie. She watches all her movies and even picked out a Barbie lunch box for Kindergarten. So, it was with great excitement that I introduced her to a brand new fashion doll, the La Dee Da Doll. But, I was also a bit nervous. You see, Reagan has a tendency go a little “Sunnyside” on her dolls. Reagan couldn’t wait to get “Dee” out of the box. Her outfit is so fun {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}

Sports Illustrated Kids “SportsParent of the Year” Contest

Sports Illustrated Kids Logo

Whenever I think about children’s sports, I think about the effort that the child puts into playing.  There are practices to attend, grades to keep up with and of course, the actual games.  All of the above are reasons that I love youth sports.  They help to teach a child about being part of a team and working hard to succeed.   However, there are also other people that I think of when it comes to youth sports, the parents {Read More}

Sparkle the Movie Shines


A movie with Whitney Houston, THE last movie with Whitney Houston.  *sigh*.  Such talent, such a loss, and you have to wonder if this story was based on part of her history, but I guess I’m not really here to talk about Whitney alone, it’s about the movie. I honestly had no idea what to expect with this one.  Only that I LOVE that era, aside from the political nightmares and segregation, I’m talking about the details to hair, make {Read More}


Partysaurus Rex Short Sneak Peek

The toys are back! Disney*Pixar’s brand-new Toy Story Toon, PARTYSAURUS REX, will run in theaters before FINDING NEMO 3D starting September 14th. This adorable short is directed by Mark Walsh, produced by Kim Adam, and is the third installment of Toy Story Toons.   “Partysaurus Rex” features Rex (voiced by Wallace Shawn), the insecure toy T-Rex in the ‘Toy Story’ gang. Rex goes from shrinking violet to sudsy stud when Bonnie brings him into the bath! What follows can only be described as an {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}

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – Perfect for Tweeners


My 10-year-old has been a fan of the Wimpy Kid series for the past year. She has read all of the books, so we were excited to see this latest installment in the movie series. The Dog Days picks up at the end of Greg’s 7th grade year as school gets out for the summer. Greg is determined to have the best summer ever, which for him means lots of video games and turning his friendship with Holly into something {Read More}

JCPenney Offering Free Kids’ Haircuts in August

JCPENNEY offering free back-to-school kids' haircuts

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and the back-to-school season is upon us. I am happy to share that during the month of August, JCPenney will offer FREE haircuts to kids (K-6th). August 1st is their big kickoff day and in addition to your kids free cut, $1 will be donated to 4-H and Boys and Girls Club of America. All 949  JCP Salons are participating so head in for a free new back-to-school style for the {Read More}