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Our Experience With Bright by Text

Who’s at the point in quarantine where they’re over scouring the internet for kid activities and reassurance right now? I mean, can someone just send it to us already?  Like, maybe directly to our phones? Please and thank you. Well, luckily now someone has. That’s why I’m happy to share our experience with Bright by Text, a free nonprofit program that hands out tools and tips to families with kiddos prenatal to age 8 via text messaging. We’ve been using the service for about a week, and we wanted to share our experience with it to help more people during social distancing and the Covid-19 crisis.

A Mother’s Day Gift Roundup That’s Fun For Any Mom

It’s time to pamper, relax and sip – because here’s our Mother’s Day Gift Roundup from our friends at BabbleBoxx. In fact, they’re encouraging families to celebrate Mother’s Day all month long (no complaints here!).
Either way, it’s time to pamper, relax and sip – because here’s our Mother’s Day Gift Roundup!

two kids getting ready to paint wooden sign

Lowes #BuildThanks for Frontline Heroes Project

Lowes invited us to show some LOVE for the frontline this weekend by staying home and taking part in the nationwide Lowes #BuildThanks for Frontline Heroes Project. The idea is to craft homemade thank-you signs for your windows, doors and yards so essential workers can see them from the street to make their commute to and from work a little brighter.

Mom and son outside with blue sky and trees

Home-based Learning With The Wisdom Wonder Project

We got out of the house today for a nature walk (solo, around the neighborhood) in a new collab with the SLO-based The Wisdom Wonder Project. This company offers easy to follow, home-based learning curriculums for kiddos. (And to think I had partnered with them before all this Covid-19 quarantine crazy went down.) Read on to learn how we incorporated a simple story in Aesop’s Fables into a nature walk. And how you can, too.

SocialMama App profile of woman in sunglasses

SocialMama: Making Mom Friends During Covid-19

COVID-19. Quarantine. Being stuck inside your house with kids. Worry. Sickness. That on top of all the other mom stuff. It’s been a hard week, friends.

It’s times like these that we can use all the friends we can get.

Enter: SocialMama, an app that launched last year for moms looking for mom friends in their city and beyond.

EarthKind Stay Away Repellant all four products for spiders, mother, ants and mice stacked

EarthKind Stay Away Ant Repellant

I only have pies for you. As in, for the people in my life. So, no ants. Ya hear?! Ants are never going to be on my guest list. Ever. Obviously it’s no secret I hate ants. Like, seriously dislike them more than snakes. Which, of course, my mom will never understand. So when a gal from the all-natural pest prevention company EarthKind approached me for a review, I was like – yes ma’am, 100 percent I’ll try that. 

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Bobux Paddington Red Boot Review

Today we are reviewing the Bobux Paddington Boot in red. They are $70 for big kids and $60 for littles and so worth the money.  I’ve already received so many compliments on them, including Clara’s teacher who said her boots “were so on point” 🙂 I like that they’re made with solid materials like coated leather with a rubber finish that’s water repellent and scuff resistant. The company also took the time to find child-safe and non-toxic materials and dyes.

Two kids pose on hotel steps

Review of Avila Lighthouse Suites, Avila Beach

Overall, this hotel is a must for hotel-scouting families looking for something kid-friendly. It’s perfect for children in the hotel amenities, setup, and location. But, it’s also special because not only are your kids’ needs accounted for (and who are we kidding – they’re the bosses anyway), but the adults also feel like they’re on a pampered beach vacation.  The hotel is steps from the ocean, there are complimentary white fluffy towels in the pool area and there’s a free waffle bar with whipped cream in the morning.