It’s all about the girls! #StreamTeam

International Women’s Day is highly recognized around the world, as it should be.  If you have a girl, you know that they are easily influenced by gender stereotypes and that role models from the entertainment that they choose can have a long lasting effect on them.  Girls as young as 6 are influenced by what they watch and what they hear.  This past election certainly sparked just how important female role models are seen and heard.  Girls … Continue Reading...

I’m a confessed Netflix cheater! #Streamteam

Are you a Netflix cheater?  Do you say you will wait to watch a specific show on Netflix with your partner or child?  Do you start the series together and make a pact that you won’t watch it without each other.  You know that temptation is always there, right?  Then suddenly, before you know it, you’ve uncontrollably binged the entire series without waiting?  That makes you a Netflix cheater!  After taking a look at these … Continue Reading...

The Anti Fairy Tale on Netflix Streamteam

The “Anti-Fairy Tale” – Netflix #Streamteam

By referencing the anti-fairy tale, I don’t mean that I am against those happy, little girl fairy-tale endings.  I am all for those and I wish real life was a fairy tale, (now more than ever) but that’s not how the world works.  What I am referring to is the little kid shows that my children slowly but surely have gotten away from watching.  My kids are no longer interested in Princess movies and have … Continue Reading...

School is Out; Adventure’s On Netflix {#StreamTeam}

Guess what?  For most kids, school is out for winter break.  Some parents are happy, some are sad.  I tend to lean towards the “some parents are happy” spot on the scale only because I work in a school.  So, being with 500 a day as opposed to being with 3 who are rarely seen, winter break is like heaven to me.  For those that are on the sad side of the scale, you probably … Continue Reading...

Netflix StreamTeam which family dynamic do you most relate to?

Family Dynamics and Traditions: #StreamTeam

When it comes to family dynamics and traditions it makes me laugh because we don’t have very many traditions as a family because we are far from traditional.  I recently asked my children if they warn their friends or if they have a descriptive word that best suits our family and if so, what is it?  I had already figured out what each of the kids would say, but I wanted to hear it from them … Continue Reading...

Stream & Scream with Netflix this Halloween

Stream and Scream with Netflix this Halloween!

As the fall weather rolls in, my family bundles up on the couches with our blankets and watch the roaring fire while we stream Netflix.  As a family, we have family movie nights at least once a week. And, with Halloween right around the corner, the weather getting cooler, I can safely assume we will be kicking back watching Netflix this weekend in preparation for the spooky holiday.  Netflix is sharing some of their popular … Continue Reading...

A teenage girls lesson about finances

Choosing Your Vagina Over Finances = Priorities

Sometimes your vagina trumps your finances and as a newly child turned adult, my oldest daughter is learning the most valuable lesson about priorities.

I have what I feel is a very open and sometimes brutally honest relationship with my children. That is something that I take extreme pride in as a parent.  My oldest daughter just turned 18 a couple months ago officially marking her as an “adult”. Whether she is ready for what the … Continue Reading...

5 Tips for Building Confidence in Tweens & Teens

You would think that building confidence in tweens & teens is easy.  Think again!  I have been a parent for 18 years. While that is a long time, it does not by any means make me an expert on parenting. I can only speak from my own personal experiences raising three kids from infant to teens.  There are some things that you learn right away when it comes to raising children; like the fact that they … Continue Reading...

Disney + Netflix = Happiness & Family

Disney + Netflix = Happiness & Family! #StreamTeam

Disney is on Netflix!  Yes, you heard me correctly, Disney films, the greatest in family movie titles is now on Netflix!  That’s the best of both worlds for all things streaming!  To kick it off, Disney’s Zootopia will be ready to stream on September 20, 2016!

There are some other great titles coming to Netflix this month like Tarzan, Mulan 2, Robin Hood, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Holes. … Continue Reading...

Beat Bugs on Netflix

All You Need is Love and Beat Bugs!

Are you a Beatles fan?  How about a cute cartoon fan?  Ok, how about a Netflix fan?  If you said yes to any of those, you are going to LOVE the new Netflix Original animated series, Beat Bugs.  We are a music loving family so this series really captured our hearts as well as our ears.   

All You Need Is Love

The Netflix original series Beat Bugs was inspired by the music of the Beatles.  These Continue Reading...

I feared my daughters "boy" hair cut

I Feared My Daughters “Boy” Hair Cut

I have been a mother for seventeen years. I have three children, and between three different souls, I feel I’ve been exposed to every parenting situation in the book. However, with my middle daughter, Gianna, I received a lesson for the books. She taught me one of the biggest lessons I’ve had as a mother thus far.  

As a parent, it’s my job to teach my kids right from wrong, to respect others and … Continue Reading...

8 Totally Tots Must-Have’s

Tots: What’s Hot!


When our babies become tots, it opens up a whole new world not only for them, but for us parents too!  They suddenly have new found independence and mobility and we have to learn how to adapt to that.  We have put together a short list of what we believe are must-have products for both, tots and their parents.

1.  A good diaper bag.  Ok, so your tots won’t actually know … Continue Reading...

Bebé PODPants – The Next BIG Thing in #Infant #Apparel Since the One-Piece Body Suit!

A New Baby Must-Have!

Now I may be a bit biased with this particular product because I have worked with this company for a while now. The reason I love this product so much is actually two-fold. I love the person behind the product because she is a true entrepreneur, a true fighter and is one that never gives up. I love her spirit. You can read more about Tiffany here.

I love this … Continue Reading...

Well, hello breathe spray… Homecoming Prep #3

Being Prepared!

There is nothing worse than going to Homecoming with nasty breath, it’s the truth, right? When we learned about hello breath sprays, we just had to give them a test and see, just how fresh are they? We were sent a few of the flavors to taste test.

When we received the Hello products, I was impressed by their fun shape and bright colors.  I mean, look how cute they are!  When I … Continue Reading...

Homecoming Prep #2 – Makeup

Getting Ready for Homecoming!

If there is one thing that girls love, it’s makeup! Some like it more than others, but when it comes to Homecoming, everyone wants to look their best. We were introduced to a product called GlamPact that is a patent-pending cosmetic organizer that contains makeup essentials including Superfection CC pressed powder, blush, bronzer, highlighter, eyeshadow, lipstick, makeup tools, and a mirror lined with LED lights that can be switched on or … Continue Reading...

Keep Buzzin’ – Product Review

We had featured this particular product in one of our gift guides, however, I felt that it alone deserved it’s own shout out and decided to follow up with a special review.  I am a huge lotion and potion fanatic, there I said it.  I have a few addictions {pens and paper included} to certain types of products and this is one of my newest favorite products.  Introducing….

Keep Buzzin’ Body Products

What makes this … Continue Reading...

Mothers Day Gift Guide 2013

    Mothers Day is only a few days away, but whether she is a new mom or a seasoned veteran mom, these products are sure to bring a smile to her face! Fashionably late is in, right?

Honorable Mothers Day Mention:

Lee Skalkos is a self taught silversmith, who majored in Illustration in college. After making jewelry full time for a number of years, Lee took a break from silver to have her two children. When … Continue Reading...

Announcing Babee Talk’s Eco-Buds™

I had requested on my Baby Swags Celebrity Gifting Facebook page that our “Likers” share one of their most favorite products they carry or make.  Jennifer, owner of Babee Talk shared her eco-friendly, organic baby product and I instantly fell in love with it too!  I am out of the baby stage {kid wise} but I swear, if I had a baby, I would be out buying her adorable little guys and anything else she … Continue Reading...

Do you have a Modster on your hands?


Calling All Fearless Drinkers

I am super excited to announce that Boon Inc., contacted me to ask me if I would be interested in sharing their new line of Sippy Cups and a giveaway for $100 worth of products. Of course, I said yes.  What an amazing opportunity!

Their new Modster sippy cup, available only at Target, is scary cute. But, the only thing to be afraid of is missing the opportunity to win … Continue Reading...

Doodle Pants

Keep the little legs warm!

Have you seen these A.DOR.ABLE Doodle Pants?  These are the most cutest {warm} leggings for both little ladies and little men. Doodle Pants come in an array of fun funky prints and colors for the little tot with a lot of spunk.

Aren’t these too CUTE!  Doodle Pants are $24.99 and make the perfect legging for little crawlers.  Be sure to pick up a few pairs for yourself … Continue Reading...