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Fun Finds for Father's Day on Fox 29


Fun Finds for Father's Day on Fox 29


I love my life. 

Especially when I have an ENTIRE garage filled with weirdness that make great gifts for Dad's! ha

I always say it's so much more fun gifting from the heart.  But if you can't be filled with crafty-then go for the crazy, right?  ha.  My very fabulous friend Jennaphr Frederick at Fox 29 invited me in to do some Father's Day fun this morning.  She wanted me to bring in some gift ideas from the kids - and also some from the wife. 

This first one if from WIFEY'S:

*CRAFTING!!  So easy. Buy thick frames from Michael's or IKEA and get your craft on!  I also have these fun printables that you might want to use or heck, go make your own at Canva or PicMonkey!

*GADGETS!!  Why get dad a tie or a shirt? Come on.  Get him GADGETS!  The Octopus (or Shower Squid) is a good way to get Dad to put his products away.  Does he like to Fish?  Or Camp?  Get him the Reel Roaster by Hog Wild!  Or the awesome slushy maker by Chill Factor!  And of course there isn't a party without a mess.  Grab the SPATTTER from SpinMaster!  ((Check out Part 2!!))

FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV




Father's Day Gift Ideas from Kids on Fox 29






ALEX has some really awesome products for the 'not so crafty' but want to be crafty!  Grab their Cap it Off Frames or Silk Screen Factory and get crafty with kids!  

Or, have the kids give dad something UNPLUGGED and filled with FUN!  Games like Magic Shows or Sure Shot Soccer!


What are some of your favorite finds for Father's Day?  Be sure to check out our other ideas that we had on Fox 29 this morning with Jennaphr Frederick!

FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV



King of Prussia Mall Diaper Derby


King of Prussia Mall Diaper Derby


I'm soooo excited to take part in this event!! I don't know if I'm more excited to host it, have Hudson with me, OR THAT I'M GIVING AWAY $1,000 IN AWESOME JOOVY GEAR?!?!?!

I've partnered up with King of Prussia Mall for some SERIOUS business! A DIAPER DERBY!! What's so fun about this is that it's something totally different. There are so many things that make me laugh that I just can't wait to see it in real life! I've actually never been to one - but I've heard so much about them.

And how much more happy can you have with a room full of competitive babies, right?

So, my boy Hudson is 15 months old. AND.. he isn't walking yet.

(Ahem. Back off Barbie. He's growing JUST fine! lol)

I'm not concerned because my oldest didn't walk until he was 18 months old.

BUT... I'm so glad cause now he gets to kick off the Diaper Derby!




Rules: Must have a baby under 12 months old that is NOT a walker. (No cheating, moms.)


My friends Stephanie Glover , Steph Anderson and I are giving away $1,000 in JOOVY PRODUCTS!!

How awesome is that, right?

The Diaper Derby will be epic.

So... sign your baby up by calling the Mall & RSVP at their facebook events page!



Leave a comment with a nickname of what you call YOUR baby (or GRANDbaby)!

Then be there on June 14th to win!

(Easy, right?)


**Must register below using the RAFFLECOPTER contest.  All who register to win the Joovy Prize pack, valued at nearly $1,000 is entered to win.  Must be present at King of Prussia Mall to win.  

Thanks sooo much JOOVY for being our household name!
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Rooibee Roo, Blogger Bash, and You! Instagram Contest

We are SOOO mega excited to share that we have partnered with an amazing kids drink that is taking the kid-drinking-nation-by-storm!

Real Mom Media & Rooibee Red Tea are working together to share the Rooibee Roo message to families all over the country.  If you care about the sugar and gunk in so many other kids' drinks, you are really going to love the new line from Rooibee Red Tea, Rooibee Roo. 


Rooibee Red Tea recently launched their new line of teas just for kids. Who says teas are just for grown ups anyway? Rooibee Roo is uniquely delicious, wildly nutritious & just for kids! Discover what all the roaring, whooping & hollering is all about! 

Rooibee Roo is made from South African Rooibos Red Tea and has lower sugar than other kids beverages. Their certified USDA Organic, all natural teas rich in antioxidants, naturally caffeine-free, gluten-free and contains a full serving of Vitamin C.  And they taste amazing!  

Rooibee Roo comes in a kid-size friendly BPA-free plastic bottle that is 8 ounces vs. the 12 ounce parent bottle. With only 12 grams of organic cane sugar and less than 60 calories a serving, it is within school nutrition guidelines.

Rooibee Roo is excited to be at Blogger Bash this July in New York City and they want you to be there too!  Rooibee Red Tea wants to send one blogger as their official Ambassador to Blogger Bash.

So how can that be you?

Create an Instagram video with your child(ren) sharing the Rooibee Roo cheer!

“Give me a R-O-O-I-B-E-E! Made from South African Rooibos just for you and me!”
Make sure you tag your Instagram video with the hashtag #RooibeeRoo

The contest will run through June 12, 2014 and the winner will be announced on June 13, 2014. One winner will receive a VIP ticket to Blogger Bash NYC (valued at $250) along with a $500 travel stipend to attend the event.

2014 #RooibeeRoo & You Blogger Bash Giveaway {Full Contest Rules}



To My Sweet Birthday Boy

Boston, Birthday 5/25/08Dear Boston, 

My darling almost SIX year old boy.  

I don't even know where to start in telling you the story of you, my dear. 

I started this blog...when I was given you.  

I was scared, sad, lonely, overwhelmed & a nice chunk of crazy after you were born. ha.  I can't help but chuckle a bit.

I think about how much you've grown.  And how much our lives have been blessed with you.  You've changed me, kid.  You've made me a better person.  

Boston's 1st BirthdayI know.  This is too deep and nutty to read as a six year old.  So maybe you'll save this deep mom moment for when you are older.  

I remember this night.  This moment in time.  Six years ago.  Your dad and I went to Delaware to hang out.  We didn't want to go far because....what IF I did go in labor?  

So, we went to another state instead haha. Actually, it wasn't far.  And we just walked around Wilmington for a few hours.  I remember we came home and I sat on the hammock with Rocky.  You know, your dog.  We had dinner and I just knew it that day.  I knew you were coming that night.  I knew when I laid my head on that pillow that there was just something so surreal about this thing.  

Boston's 2nd BirthdayAnd just a couple minutes after midnight....I woke up and felt very weird.  My water broke.  Oh yes, dude.  You don't even want to know what that means.  Cause you're WAY to young to be told how exactly babies get in this world ya know.  

So, I woke up your dad....told him 'it was time'.  And it was time.  He took the dog out and ran back in.  It was super cute, Boston.  He was so excited.  As I was frantically running around trying to make sure that I had what I needed packed.  

He was so loving.  So kind.  So excited. 

Boston's 3rd BirthdayWe hopped in the car, called your grandparents and off we went to Bryn Mawr Hospital.  

It's amazing how I think about the fear in my head and my heart when I was in labor with you and how similar it was with your little brother.  Except you were my first.  And I was TOTALLY freaked out of my mind. 

Will he love me?  Will I be a good mom? Will I be there when he falls, when he starts walking, when he falls in love?  When he gets his first heartbreak?  Will I be able to give him good advice? Will I put my not so much love of sports aside and be the loudest on the sidelines rooting him on?  Will he still sleep in my bed when he's 14?!?!

Boston's 4th BirthdayBoston, there are so many amazing things that have happened in my life in the past 6 years.  I know that the big chunk of it you'll never remember.  But I'm so glad that I actually documented your birthdays on this blog. This little speck of internet dust that eventually became my way of life.  

I owe it to you my little friend.  My sweet, loving & caring little man. 

The one who won't let me pick his nose in front of his friends.  The one who called me "MOM" and not mama for the first time and had me bawling cause you said you were going to kindergarten and you were a big kid now.  The one who held my hand when you walked into pre-school.  The one who rubbed my belly and kissed it when your baby brother was in there.  

The one who still sleeps in my bed. 

Boston's 5th BirthdayThe one who still calls for me and begs me to put him to sleep at night. 

The one who still tells me he loves me.

The one who was born six years ago today.

Ok, dude.  I'm off to bed.  You know. The one you STILL sleep in.  But don't worry, Boston...your secret is safe with me.  Hee Hee.


Yo Mama



Boston, Back in the Day

5th Birthday

4th Birthday

3rd Birthday

2nd Birthday

1st Birthday