Thursday, October 23, 2014

VTech Holiday Toy #Giveaway! $130+ ARV!

Welcome to the VTECH
Holiday Toy Giveaway
Hosted by: We're Parents!?
Sponsored by: VTech

The holidays are upon us and with them comes the time to buy fun gifts like TOYS! Personally, I love to buy toys that are safe, fun, and easy to use for the little ones in my life but when trying to pick them out there are tons to choose from!
We're here to make your Holiday Shopping a little easier this year by offering ONE lucky reader a chance to win these FOUR fabulous toys from VTECH! Valued at over $130, it's the perfect way to get your shopping started (or finished if your an early bird!).  All four of these toys are recommended for 12 months to 36 months and are perfect learning and educational toys with VTECH's high quality!

Here's what one person will win:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

33 Parenting Tests: Children Are Life's Smallest Professors #momlife #parentinghumor

When you become a parent, you are put through a series of tests like no other.  These are not your ordinary question/answer tests, but rather real-life, previously unimaginable tests given to you by your child(ren).  From the moment they are born, through the many years ahead, these beautiful little miracles test your ability to do many things, including how to....

  • Change a diaper in complete darkness.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Americans and Parenting Religion: I'm a Worshiper! Are You? #poweroftheinternet #WTF #parentingreligion

This is the latest article making it's way around the "let's tell American moms their doing it wrong by making them feel bad" circuit: How American Parenting is Killing the American Marriage.  I read the article. A few times.  And's annoying and I just can't see any value in it. 

Why? Because it's a ridiculous article that is generalizing the way some people handle their children and marriage to all American parents, more notably American moms. It's just another stone thrown in the direction of parents to make us all feel like failures as husbands and wives.
The entire article is focused on this idea of a "parenting religion".  I mean, I guess I understand the similarities between parenting and religion.  If the comparison (or term) means that parenting involves unwavering devotion to giving our all in the name of a single (or multiple) being while surrounding ourselves with like-minded parents to support our journey and devotion, then I guess you can call it a religion of sorts.
This statement near the beginning "Nothing in life is allowed to be more important than our children, and we must never speak a disloyal word about our relationships with our offspring." makes me want to scream.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Get Your "Soup On" & Give Back to the Community at the Naperville Rotary Club's Charity Event - October 19, 2014 #SoupsOn14

*Disclosure: Images provided by The Rotary Club of Naperville. This post has been compensated by The Rotary Club of Naperville and its advertisers. All opinions are my own.

Can you imagine waking up every day worrying about where your next bite of food for you and your family will come from? There are hundreds of families in DuPage county each day that face this fear. Thankfully, there are resources out there to help, such as shelters and food pantries. These types of services rely on the kindness of the community to give to those in need.

On Sunday, October 19th, the Rotary Club of Naperville will be hosting “Soup’s On!”, a fun, family focused fundraiser featuring great entertainment and plenty of delicious food.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Savy Family Adventures in the Joovy Caboose VaryLight Tandem Stand-On Stroller! #momlife #doublestroller

*Disclosure: I was sent the product(s) featured in this post in exchange for this review. The opinions are 100% my own.

As a parent, when you go from one child to two, one of the first things on your mind is “How am I going to push two little ones around?” You begin your hunt for the stroller that can tote your baby and your older child. There are tons of options out there.  Each one with plenty of features that meet can meet your needs.  Personally, I had always gravitated towards side by side strollers.  They just seemed easier to maneuver as well as lighter and easier to fold.  That was until I met the Joovy Caboose VaryLight Stand-On Tandem Stroller!  You may have previously read my review of the Joovy Boob and know how much we love that product.  Well, this is another wonderful product by the same company!

I was introduced to this stroller at an amazing local parenting conference MommyCon.