Happiness is ______ {2014-W15} #happinessis

soccer taking it up the field all alone

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W14} #happinessis

happy boy - nutella marshmallow sandwich

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W13} #happinessis

flower-picking

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

This is Life

rockstar bike ride

The baby had me tossing and turning at around 5am to 8am. She was restless, and restless upon me. Breastfeeding wasn’t helping, laying beside me wasn’t helping, clearly she was still tired yet hungry, but still attempting to sleep (as was I). When she finally rose at 8am, I grumbled with drowse that wouldn’t blink [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W12} #happinessis

hair like dad

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Fun Science Shows & Movies for Kids on Netflix + Science Experiment Fun #NetflixKids

Fun Science Programs for Kids on Netflix

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. I’m not sure about you, but my kids are faaaaascinated with science. Making a potato battery? Mixing vinegar and baking soda? Food coloring carnations? Oh yeah, baby. We love fostering that love of science and experimentation with science-based movies and shows that stream on Netflix. (Mythbusters [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W11} #happinessis

bike riding with baby V

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Baby V’s Second Birthday Garden Party

party decorations

Yesterday was a full day of preparations for Baby V’s second birthday party. Because she’s shy and afraid of strangers, she isn’t the friendliest baby in the world, so we opted to invite only our neighbors and kids’ friends she sees all the time so she’d be surrounded by familiar faces. (Unfortunately, it still didn’t [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W9} #happinessis

making a wish

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W8} #happinessis

new favorite picture of baby dude

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted Printables and Activity Sheets

Disney's Muppets Most Wanted Door Tag

How excited are you for the new Muppets Most Wanted movie coming out soon? If you haven’t caught the trailer yet (or, you just like watching it again and again like I do), here it is! To help build excitement for the release of the movie on March 21st, (and to maybe help keep the [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W7} #happinessis

happiness is

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W4} #happinessis

loom bracelet making

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W1} #happinessis

playdate at the park 70-degrees January

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Fifty-One & Fifty-Two} #happinessis

baby helper under the tree

2013 WAS a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so very many things [...]

Netflix On-The-Go! Great Holiday Movies for Travel #NetflixKids

Mickeys Magical Christmas

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. While traveling to LA, I saw an amazing amount of folks traveling for the holidays, with suitcases, laptops, cameras, and kids in tow. Lots of gadgets were out navigating tickets, texts, and plans on smartphones, but it made me smile to see the kids happily enjoying [...]

School Holiday Performances 2013

Eighth grade holiday performance 2013

Yesterday we had quite the busy day with holiday performances. My first grader’s performance was at 6:30pm, and I had to have my eighth grader back at his school five minutes away at 6:50pm for his 7:10 band performance at the junior high. While that was happening, my husband, first grader, and a couple kids [...]

Hidden Gems in Disney’s FROZEN!

FROZEN

Have you seen Disney’s FROZEN yet? We’ve only seen it once, but we’re planning on going to see it again, and we’re ESPECIALLY going to keep an eye out for these fun FROZEN Hidden Gems! Did you see happen to catch these? WELCOME TO ARENDELLE – Elsa’s coronation draws guests from far-away lands—and movies. From [...]

Toddler Play Felt Tree Craft

Toddler play felt tree

Are you looking for a solution to the Toddler Kills the Tree™ syndrome? Welcome guest contributor Kristin, mother to five, who has a really smart and cute idea she implemented in her home I just had to have her share with you! I love Christmas. Like, really really love it. As in, I’m-looking-for-Christmas-things-on-Pinterest-in-July kind-of love it. [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Eight} #happinessis

baking pies with Baby Sis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

From Books to Movies – Kids’ Books Brought to Life on Netflix #StreamTeam

charlottes web

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. We love the library, and my children are obsessed with reading. So much so, it’s a struggle to get them up and going OUT to play because they’re so engrossed with their books (ahem, Super M). That’s why it excites me to see so many children’s [...]

Discovering Barbecue Sauce for the First Time

discovering barbecue sauce for the first time

She was done with her food, and motioned (read: scream-beckoned) for us to get her down. Moments later, I heard a little shuffling from the table, and saw it – she was sitting in her older sister’s seat, devouring her leftover chicken nuggets in her sister’s barbecue sauce. I watched her dip carefully one bit [...]

Disney’s Frozen Review

frozen

I’ve started and stopped this review so many times, and I still can’t seem to come up with words that amply convey just how wonderful this movie truly was. Stunning imagery and graphics, hilariously funny, wonderful engaging story, and fantastic cast when coupled with the single best 3D I’ve ever seen, you have “FROZEN” by [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Seven} #happinessis

cinnamon bun and coffee by the christmas tree

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Just Dance Kids 2014 Review for the Wii U #JustDanceKids2014

Just Dance Kids 2014 Wii U

This post is sponsored by Just Dance Kids® and Burst Media. We’ve always loved LOVED loved the Just Dance games for the Wii (can ya tell?), and we are SO RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED to see the new games now available for the Wii U, too. Just Dance Kids® 2014 took what made Just Dance Kids® so [...]

Christmas Light Extravaganza Fun at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Hill Country Illuminations

With Santa and Mrs. Claus riding up in just in time to light the sparkling and twinkling Christmas lights that dance to music, with chilly hands happily clutching delicious hot cocoa while fingers tap and mouths smile and sing along to live Christmas music, you’ve got the complete picture on how we spent our Sunday [...]

Butterfly Catching

butterfly catching smile

Lately, our garden has been a huge butterfly heaven. On any given moment, we can step outside and see orange and yellow butterflies dancing around our flowers. Yesterday, there were so many yellow butterflies fluttering around, it almost looked like we had yellow flickering flowers in the garden! Of course, the kids began chasing them, [...]