Orange Cranberry Smoothie #Smoovember

Orange Cranberry Smoothie

Have I ever told y’all how much I despise winter? Well, I do. The cold gets into my bones as soon as the temperature starts to drop, and I’m absolutely miserable until the spring. The one thing that would make winter even worse for me would be getting sick. I’ve been pretty fortunate over the […]

Is “Monsters U” Okay for Preschoolers?

is monsters university okay for little kids

If you’re a parent of a young child, I’m sure your family has been anxiously waiting for “Monsters University” to come out. It seems like forever since there has been a movie that I could take my preschooler to that was age appropriate! ¬†Even though I was concerned that the movie might be too scary […]

An Affordable Birthday Party Option: Michael’s

Mama Knows It All, birthday party

Remember when extravagant birthday parties were all of the rage? Folks would spend thousands of dollars to give their child a party that they were bound to forget. I’m so glad those days are over. It’s not like I was ever going to give Ayva one of those outrageous parties, but at least I don’t […]

New Snack Alert: @GreenGiant Veggie Snack Chips

Green Giant Veggie Snack Chips

If there is one thing that there is no shortage of in my family, it’s snack attacks. From Ayva on up, all of love to snack! Chips, cookies, carrots…if it’s crisp and crunches even a little bit, we are all over it! Of course, it just so happens that there are a lot more snacks […]

Storybooks Starring You by @StoryBots – Preschool App Review

app review, preschooler, preschool, app, iPad, iPhone

Since Ayva loves reading on the iPad, whenever I find a good app that supports her learning to read and/or gaining technical skills, I’m all over it. If the app happens to make her laugh like crazy because it’s so fun, that’s like icing on the cake! I recently purchased the Storybooks Starring You app […]

Is “Escape From Planet Earth” Okay for 3-Year-Olds?

escape from planet earth, toddler, preschooler

One of Ayva and my favorite things to do together is go to the movies. It’s been awhile since a family film had been released, and we’ve been jonesing to see something fun on the big screen. Fortunately, we were invited to see a sneak preview of the family film “Escape From Planet Earth” before […]