Win a copy of Weight Watchers Eat! Move! Play! (Updated) »

Updated:  The winner of this book is Cora Brack.  Cora, please check your email for further instructions.  Congrats!  Comments Closed.

Summer has officially arrived and it is hot hot H-A-W-T here in Texas. The kids are out of school and we keep our days filled with the gym (for me), the pool (for them), and playdates (for both of us). With it being so hot and this mama only able to take so much of the pool with three children, that still leaves us with a lot of time IN THE HOUSE. I'm trying to keep us busy, entertained and not bored.

I found that when we are at home on a hot day with nothing to do, we tend to snack more and move less. No es bueno! I want to teach my children to make nutritious choices and that movement can and is fun, that being active is the way to go.

Consider organic for your baby – SPROUT Organic Baby Food giveaway »

Every time I have a baby, I resort back to basics and begin incorporating more all-natural and organic foods into my and my baby’s diet.

OK, I only have two children, but find it interesting that this urge to eat better comes with having a baby. With my first daughter, I went through an all organic phase (even with cookies and crackers!) and figured I was giving my child the very best. Now with baby number two – a mere 12 years later –I’ve not only begun eating organic while breastfeeding, but I am looking at organic baby food options.

Sprout Organic Baby Food

Sprout Organic Baby Food Celebrity chef, Tyler Florence, has moved into the baby food area with SPROUT Organic Baby Food. Made from only one ingredient, these wonderfully portable foil packages are an excellent way to feed your baby healthy food at home or on the go.

Taste of Home’s Cooks Who Care Cookbook (review + giveaway) »

Winner Winner:  The winner of the Taste of Home Cookbook is Chris Simon (!  Please check your mail for details and congrats.  Comments are closed.

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Taste of Home and all of their cookbook/magazine products. I was first introduced to the Taste of Home magazine years back by my mom, who gave me a subscription as a Christmas present. I blame her for my obsession with all things Taste of Home now!

When given the opportunity to review one of their newer publications, The Cooks Who Care Cookbook, it should come as no surprise that I jumped at the chance. Let me just say that this cookbook delivered on all that it promised and more.

Green napkins – or floral print if you prefer: Pushing Daisies review and giveaway »

We have five members in our family, so using a paper napkin for every meal throughout the day uses a lot of napkins. I tried using cloth napkins in the past, but never liked the designs and wouldn’t commit to using them every day. My fear of napkin commitment changed when I found Picking Daisies.

Picking Daisies napkins

Win a $50 Moody Mamas Gift Certificate! »


Moody Mamas maternity line launches at!

As I enter the final month of my pregnancy (4 weeks to go!), dressing around my growing belly continues to be a challenge. Although I have a decent maternity wardrobe (thanks to this being my second pregnancy in 3 years), I have to admit I'm a little bored with its offerings at this point. Even though I'm in the home stretch – I still find myself yearning for new clothes to get me through these next few weeks. Moody Mamas to the rescue!  MoodyMamasPhoto

Build-A-Bear — Huggable Heroes and Giveaways! »

Build-A-Bear Workshop wants to recognize young leaders who make positive contributions in their communities or around the world. This year, 10 Huggable Heroes, between the ages of 8 and 18, from the United States and Canada, will be selected and honored for their good deeds. Each of the ten Huggable Heroes will receive a prize worth $10,000 ($7,500 in the form of an educational scholarship and $2,500 from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation to be donated to the charity of each winner’s choice.)

Each Huggable Hero (along with a parent) will win a trip to St. Louis to visit the company’s World "BearQuarters." The winners will be able to socialize, be honored for their contributions to society, and appear in the 2011 Build-A-Bear Huggable Heroes calendar.

Entries are being accepted through February 26, 2010 at or by picking up an entry form at a participating Build-A-Bear Workshop store in the United States and Canada. Anyone can nominate a young leader, so if you know of someone deserving please sign them up!