3 Easy Tips To Survive Homework – Faster, Fun, and Even Delicious!

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyWayToVeg #CollectiveBias   H-O-M-E-W-O-R-K.  What feelings does the word bring up in your house?  My daughter is in 5th grade and the homework has become.... let's say "challenging".  Both quantity and quality.  I've been struggling this year to find anything that will lessen the pain.  This post will talk … [Read more...]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: Philips Wake-up Light (US, Ends 12/8)

Disclosure:  Philips is providing the prize for this giveaway. Mother Nature knows best. I've seen over and over again how "natural" living is healthier.  This Philips Wake-up Light just makes so much sense to me.  How much better to be awakened by gentle, refreshing light instead of a jarring, unpleasant sound. The Philips Wake-up Light uses a wide range of colors in light to simulate a natural sunrise and sunset, making waking up and … [Read more...]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: Bath & Body Works, Aromatherapy Stress Relief 3-Wick Candle or $20 Paypal Cash #StockingStufferEvent

Welcome to the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island. Check out all the bloggers and their giveaways in the linky at the bottom of the post. Hop around or enter them all! Welcome to Kelly’s Lucky You! If you are one of my regular readers, thank you! I appreciate each and every one of the people who use Kelly’s Lucky You to find out about the newest, latest products (and some old … [Read more...]

The Holidays Are Coming! Time To Think About New Appliances? Prep For The Holidays With Black Stainless KitchenAid At Best Buy!

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free Have you seen the new Black Stainless appliances? Wow, it's impressive! Best Buy has a big selection of the new Black Stainless KitchenAid Suite of Appliances. Wow. Here's a look at the refrigerator.       Are you in love?  The Black Stainless is a softer, … [Read more...]

Back to School – Simple Tips To Take The Chaos Out Of School Day Mornings

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PackSnacksTheyLove #CollectiveBias Have your kids started school yet?  At our house, we are just getting back into the routine of the school year.  That means preparing for the next day, going to bed earlier and getting up earlier.  It means doing laundry and grocery shopping on a more regular basis. It means … [Read more...]

Visit the Best Buy Tech Home at the Mall of America in Minneapolis! #BestBuyTechHome

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. #BestBuyTechHome I am so excited about going to see the Best Buy Tech Home!!!  Ever since I first saw home technology in a tv show, I've been fascinated by all the leading edge advances that can make our lives easier and more comfortable at home.  There is so much technology centered around … [Read more...]

5 Fun Outdoor Learning Activities – Take Learning Outdoors with Tampico #SchoolisCoolwithTampico

Disclosure: Thank you Tampico Beverages for sponsoring this conversation. #SchoolisCoolwithTampico Why take learning outdoors? School isn't the only place for kids to learn.  After school or on the weekend, refuel with some Tampico juice and bring the kids outside for fun (and shhhh, don't tell them, learning)! Learning while playing games and outside in fresh air and sunshine has unique benefits: Kids remember things they learn … [Read more...]

Scotch-Brite Scrubbing Dish Cloths To The Rescue! Don’t Let Cleanup Worries Stop You From Making The Perfect Lasagna!

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScrubbingPower #CollectiveBias Have you ever hesitated to make a favorite dish because you knew cleanup would be a nightmare?  It's sad but facing the task of washing a lasagna pan has given me second thoughts about making lasagna.  But no more! Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths to the rescue.  I first tried the new … [Read more...]

Family Vacation Idea For Kids Who Love Animals – Fun With A Learning Component

Disclosure: My daughter and I were provided an all expenses paid trip to Discovery Cove and SeaWorld including travel, accommodations and activities. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #TheMoms #ad  What do you look for when you are planning a family vacation? If a learning component is important to you, I have a suggestion! My daughter and I recently took a long weekend to Discovery Cove in Orlando and I found that the animal … [Read more...]

5 Fun Games To Play At Your July Swimming Pool Party! #WaveYourFlagWithTampico

Disclosure: Thank you Tampico Beverages for sponsoring this conversation. #WaveYourFlagWithTampico Kick off summer fun on the Fourth of July!  Wave your flag with family, friends, fireworks and your favorite drink, Tampico!  We are going to be hosting a pool party to celebrate the 4th.  It's heating up in the Chicago area and the sunshine we've been waiting for is finally here.  Here are five ideas for fun pool games to play at your … [Read more...]

Parenting Tweens: Is It Time For Rules or Relationship?

Disclosure: Dream Resorts provided an all expenses paid trip to Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa including travel, accommodations and activities. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #MomsEscape #MotherDaughterEscape #ad  Parenting tweens.  It can be a challenge.  Your child will be changing, growing up, experimenting and testing everything around them, including you.  I recently had lunch with a woman whose daughter had just … [Read more...]

Do You Know Someone Who Could Be America’s Top Young Scientist? #YoungScientist

Disclosure:  KLY was compensated for this post. Have you heard about the Young Scientist Challenge? Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - STEM.  I'm a huge believer in STEM education for children.  Not only are these the areas that will create their future, the whole way-of-thinking is critical for development of a child.  When the US Department of Labor created a list of the top ten occupations, guess what?  ALL TEN were … [Read more...]

Looking for Easter Gift Ideas? Check out Origami Owl Living Locket®!

Disclosure:  Origami Owl sent the necklace picture for review. Easter is right around the corner!!  Do you have someone on an Easter gift list?  I have a wonderful suggestion for a heartfelt, fun, beautiful gift that they will treasure! I've heard of Origami Owl but I hadn't seen one of there innovative, fun lockets until now.  Origami Owl combined the concepts of charms and lockets into one!  For centuries, lockets have been a way … [Read more...]

How To #SparkAMind And Use Early Learning Resources For A Lifetime of Learning

Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. When I became a parent, one of the things I wanted to pass down to my daughter was a lifelong love of learning.  My parents had given me the gift of curiosity, interest in anything new, and a desire to learn about anything and everything.  I remember my mom and dad would encourage me to find something interesting in … [Read more...]

Giveaway: My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear Line – Perfect for Expectant Parents! (US, Ends 2/3)

Disclosure:  The prize will be provided by My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear line. These are TOO adorable!  Sorry, I'm getting ahead of myself. My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear line offers adorable plush toys that have a special twist - they hold a recording of your little one's heartbeat from your ultrasound exam!  Isn't that an awesome idea?  Created by a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer specializing in OB/GYN for her patients, these … [Read more...]

A New Equinox and a $500 Gift Card? Read About What Chevy Gave Us! You’ll Be Surprised…. #ChevyShopsForGood

Disclosure:  Chevrolet provided goods and services to me and my family as part of this campaign.  All opinions are my own. I often see news reports about companies making donations but recently I was honored to be able to actually participate in a wonderful act of giving by Chevrolet!  They even included my family which is something that always wins my heart.  No, Chevy didn't give us a new Equinox and $500, well they did but what we … [Read more...]