Top Blog of the Week- Money Saving Mom

My top blog of the week this week is Money Saving Mom.  If you read money saving blogs at all I'm sure you've seen Crystal's blog at Money Saving Mom.  It appears to me to be the top Mom money saving site.  Not only does she help you save money, but she also publishes articles on Do It Yourself Ideas.  I have been reading Money Saving Mom for some time now and I am inspired by Crystal's honest and kind writing.  Crystal was kind enough to publish an article of mine- check it out here.  Here are some other topics she covers- Deals & Steals, Living Simply, recipes from her kitchen and a … [Read more...]

Valentine Smiley Cookies Review

My family recently received a package of Valentine Smiley Cookies to review.  As you can imagine my kids were eager to "test" them.  The cookies came in a great smiley printed box (see below).  I am going to definitely reuse the box as it is super cute! My kids were in love with these cookies.  Who doesn't want to eat a cookie with a smiley face on it?  My eldest (featured below) kept asking for more as his treat of choice. If you need a gift for Valentine's Day these would make great cookie gifts.  Or if you need to bring treats to your child's school for … [Read more...]

Top Blog of the Week- Mommy Katie

This is another new feature for The Mama Report.  Once a week, on Thursday, I will feature a blog that I think is wonderful.  I want to feature Mommy Katie for my first edition.  Mommy Katie is a site dedicated to reviews and giveaways.   Mommy Katie has some wonderful giveaways and is always straight forward and positive with her reviews.  The main reason I want to feature Mommy Katie is because I think she is a great person!  Before I started my blog adventure I emailed several blogs hoping to get a little bit more information on how to start.  The ONLY person who responded to my emails was … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Three little boys in one sled= HEAVY! … [Read more...]

The Dragon and the Turtle Review

We recently received a copy of the book The Dragon and the Turtle by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark, illustrated by Vincent Nguyen.  My boys were immediately intrigued.  Why?  Dragons of course.  My boys love dragons and have received many dragon books from their Nana.  This was one book they had not yet seen and they were eager to listen. Here we are below all snuggled in for a good read.  Notice my wet head! I had just taken a shower! The Dragon and the Turtle tells the story of Padraig the dragon and how rather than fulfilling his own needs (his … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Here are my boys Christmas Eve.  I didn't notice until after I looked at the pictures that my middle child just couldn't drop the mini Star Wars lightsaber! And here he is below receiving one of his favorite presents Transformers Season One on DVD … [Read more...]

Juno Baby Review

I recently had the pleasure of viewing Juno Baby for the first time thanks to Heard it From A Mom.  Apparently Juno Baby has been around for quite some time.  I had never heard of it before.  And of course like most things once you become aware of it you start seeing it everywhere. I think of Juno Baby has an original musical version of Baby Einstein.  Baby Einstein used music from famous composers- Bach, Beethoven and such.  Juno Baby has classical music that has been composed specifically for the product.  Here is a little more information. All of our … [Read more...]

Heart & Soul Candies Review & Giveaway! CLOSED

  This Christmas, spread joy by giving your loved ones chocolate with purpose as they unwrap an inspirational message with each delicious bite.  Give back with H&S chocolate as well because a portion of sales go to Samaritans Purse, a charity that provides spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, and disease. The Vision & Mission: The Vision: Heart & Soul Candies Vision is to give cheerfully and generously to good works around the world by providing scripture based high-quality chocolate and candy products that bless … [Read more...]

Stickey Cup Review & Giveaway- CLOSED

Finally! A portable non-slip cup/container holder for virtually any non-porous surface. Great for KIDS!  Eliminate spills with this new cup holder design that incorporates a uniquely SUPER strong suction cup bottom and will hold a variety of container shapes. Perfect for the Baby Bag! From Sippie Cups to Tumblers!   No more crying over spilt milk!     I just discovered Stickey Cup.  I had never heard of it before until recently, but it is definitely one of those inventions that makes one wonder why it hasn't existed sooner.  My three … [Read more...]

Crazy Crayola Fun Review & Giveaway- CLOSED

Crayola is offering more than 30 ways to give the gift of imagination for under $30 this holiday season with a lineup of gifts to inspire wonder,adventure and dreams in toddlers to tweens. My two oldest children and I were able to check out some of the new, hot Crayola gifts for this holiday season.  We were very excited.  Crayola makes amazing products.  They have come a long way from the simple crayons of my youth.  I remember when they came out with the 120 box of crayons.  It was the THING that year.  My children are so lucky.  Here are they product we … [Read more...]

Oliver’s Labels Review

A little while ago I received a set of labels from Oliver's Labels.  I have no prior experience with a professionally made label.  However, I do own a label maker.   Oliver's Labels advertises as being extra sticky and they are! I found them to be much more sticky and stylish than regular labels.   I tested out my set of labels with my 3 year old.  I picked out a cool crossbones/pirate symbol that I knew he would like.  He was eager to place a label on his shoes.  They have a special set that fits right inside shoes and helps kids learn the difference … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea!- Family Talk Review & Giveaway- CLOSED

  Do you need a great idea for a gift this Holiday season?  Consider a copy of Family Talk or one of its many variations- Grandparent Talk, Buddy Talk, Camp Talk, or Teen Talk. My family recently received our first copy of Family Talk and just like the title it did indeed get our family talking.  It's a simple idea.  Conversation starting questions are clipped together on a metal ring.  That's it.  Super simple.  It's the people you're with and the answers that they give that make this game fabulous.  I love learning about what people think.  The … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving from The Mama Report

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! … [Read more...]

THE RATTLES Review and Giveaway- CLOSED

"If your kids aren't talking about The Rattles yet, I think you'll be hearing about them soon!" - Susan Heim, Parenting Author & 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' Editor “Does your child have a hard time waking up in the morning? Do they spend more time lounging in front of the television than they do shaking their booty? Well here's your chance to get them up and moving in the morning or any time.” - Seattle Post-Intelligencer / BlogCritics.org The following is information from the official press release. "Armed with a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed fusion of classic rock and power pop, … [Read more...]

The Mama Report on Money Saving Mom

Check out my reader's tip at Money Saving Mom.  I'm so excited that this was posted there today!!  My article is about keeping kids entertained in the car with cheap books. Money Saving Mom is an excellent blog dedicated to helping people save money in every aspect of their lives. … [Read more...]