Saturday, July 23, 2016


So sorry for the lack of updates in the past months, Dear Readers.
We have had a lot going on in the past few months. Our lives are ever changing!

My husband lost his father after a short and unexpected illness in September 2015. Since then, he has lost an paternal Uncle and an Uncle on his mother's side is slowly dying of an inoperable brain tumor.
That has put a lot on us, as we have been taking care of his fathers estate. We have also been taking care of his Aunt (whose husband is passing away from the brain tumor). She was recently placed in a nursing home. We have cleaned out her house and have helped to sell her house!

Good things have also happened for us as well!

Hubs has started a new job, which he enjoys much more than the past few years. It is in the same line of work, but, different place. It wasn't easy, but, it was a necessary choice.

Princess has completed third grade.

Dozer starts kindergarten this year!

As always, our lives are a roller coaster, but, we wouldn't have it any other way!

Hope you have enjoyed my update and understand why I haven't been updating as much. Please follow via Facebook for the most up to date info and giveaways!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


A great way to go "green" is to use reusable bags!

I have quite a few different styles and brands of reusable bags, my favorite is my insulated Sachi bags (my grandparents sent them to me and they are really cute and very functional).

My next favorite is my bags from EcoJeannie. I love them because they are easy to store and transport. They crumple into themselves, into a handy built in pouch. Just toss in your purse, diaper bag or with your other reusable bags and off you go!

That makes them so much more convenient to use than many of my other bags.They function very much like a typical plastic bag, shaped like one, but larger, so they hold more! Again, another great feature!

I like that there are different colors. The different colors make it a snap to organize by produce, frozen items, dairy, etc.

EcoJeannie offers many different products, including a citrus juicer (which I also own), doggie poo bags and a few other items.

The best place to buy is from Amazon, because their website seems to be experiencing technical difficulties.

If you want to make the switch from plastic to reusable or want to replenish your stock of reusable bags, EcoJeannie is a great brand to try!

Modern Mommy

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Beautiful Bows Boutique

We are, as always, bow obsessed around here. My obsession with bedecking my daughter in bows began when she was a baby. My sister Valerie had made her a bunch of bows. (Which she still has). We have reviewed a lot of bows since my blog's beginning days.

The bow we received from Beautiful Bows Boutique is supreme. It is fluffy, huge and full of feathers. It is amazing!

Beautiful photography from Beautiful Bows Boutique

                     My daughter loved it! She wore it for her picture with Santa Claus.

It was packaged beautifully, Carrie (shop owner/bow maker) wrapped the bow delicately in tissue paper.

Christmas 2015, E. with her beautiful bow on!

                          Shipping was fast and the price was great! Only $14.99 (USD).

Beautiful Bows Boutique sells an amazing assortment of items, from bows to tutus to rhinestone t-shirts!

If you need a an amazingly wonderful quality accessory, please consider Beautiful Bows Boutique!

                     Modern Mommy

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sands Alive Glow by PlayVisions

We are so excited to share with you, Sands Alive Glow by PlayVisions!

My kids loved playing with this sand. Its soft, pliable and so much fun!

Here is my youngest, playing with the Glow Sand! He loves it!

It glowed well without the light, but, so much more so with the light.

Its alive! Just kidding, some really cool glowing Sands Alive: Glow

PlayVisions has a wide variety of toys and crafts for kids! From horses, dinosaurs, licensed products from Barbie, Monster High, Hello Kitty and so much more!

Glow Sand would make an excellent gift for the holidays, birthdays and even for a classroom.

We can't wait to play with many more items from PlayVisions.  

This Starter kit is priced very reasonably, only $24.99 on Amazon

Overall, my kiddos and I rate this toy at 4 out of 5 stars! (I DO NOT recommend playing with this on carpet. This is the only reason i would not rate for all 5 stars. It is not quite the same as regular play sand. It sticks to the carpet. I have a Dyson Ball, and it had a hard time getting the sand out of my carpet).

Overall, a fantastically fun toy for kids or adults! My husband and I had a blast playing with the kids with Glow Sand.

Terrific Toy!
Modern Mommy

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Independence Day

In the wee hours of this morning I was browsing my emails, as I usually do before bed. I received an email from the owner of Bolder Bands. I thought that there was a sale I had missed. I was quite surprised when I read what Mrs. Amy Crouse had written. What an amazing woman! What a way to Be Bolder (as is the motto for Bolder Bands). What she has to say should inspire us all to unite as a nation, whilst celebrating our freedom from a hierarchic monarchy, this weekend.

 "We can't deny it any longer.  We can't continue to bury our heads in the sand.  There is definitely something right with America.
In fact, there's been something right with America for hundreds of years.
Many have tried to cover up the truth with negative bumper stickers, angry resentful hearts, and disrespectful pessimism, but the facts speak for themselves. 
People here still have the freedom to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.
Americans can still choose, and practice their religion without the fear of persecution.
Whether your views are right or wrong, there are those who would lay down their lives to protect your right to speak freely. Recently, I had the privilege of visiting our nation's capital for the first time. 
Something about being there made me exceptionally grateful for this amazing country.  I know things aren't perfect, but there's so much that is good and right about America.
Seeing the thousands upon thousands of graves at Arlington was overwhelming for me.  Experiencing it in person helped me understand the vast number of soldiers who laid down their lives for our freedom.
I hope this 4th of July you'll honor the men and women who built this great nation. 
I hope you'll have cookouts, adventures, and spend unforgettable time with family.
I hope you'll see the wonder in the eyes of our children as they stare up at the fireworks. Most of all, I hope you'll join me in celebrating the things that are RIGHT with America this Independence Day. 

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!"
-Amy Crouse 

I'll be honest, lately I have been feeling rather unpatriotic. As with most things, it seems we take one step forward and two steps back. We did so well with the same sex marriage Supreme Court Ruling. We are a nation founded on the ideals of equality, freedom and justice.

Let's celebrate the birth of our nation this weekend, not just for the sake of delicious food (of which there should be plenty) and pretty fireworks, but with the intent to unite! With neighbors, friends, family. Let's be proud of what we have to accomplished, what we have done RIGHT. We haven't got it all right, and that is okay. We're working on it. After all, we are a nation of progress.

Be proud, nation of the few, the brave, tired, hungry and poor. Be PATRIOTIC. Be proud of where you live, fellow Americans. Be proud of the people that have died for our freedoms. protecting and defending us. Be proud of those still here, with battle scars visible and hidden. Be proud of what Independence day means for us all.

If you get the chance, please visit Washington D.C. (A recent visit to the nation's capital is what inspired Amy to write such an awesome email).

I have been to the capital. I have seen the monuments, museums and memorials. I have been awe inspired and struck to my core with what it means to be lucky enough to be born here.

Do you remember the solidarity we displayed after 9-11? How we still feel when that day of infamy comes up in conversation? Where were you that day? Do you remember how quiet it was with all the planes grounded? As a nation we shall never forget.

Let us not forget that we are a nation, together. Different ideas, races, religions (or lack there of) that make up a whole. Celebrate, together, what we have gotten RIGHT!

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day!  

Modern Mommy


FTC disclosure: I received product(s) in exchange for post about the product. All opinions are my own. 
Sandal season is upon us! If you get pedicures, you have been preparing your pretty piggys for their seasonal debut! I'm sure you've been scouting deals and looking for the best brands in sandals and flip flops.

I know I have been doing all of the above!

I received a pair of flip flops from Therafit, They have a new Spring Line along with a new website! Same great quality, comfort and style, awesome new look!

I have never had a pair of Therafit sandals, shoes, etc. They are the most amazing pair of shoes I have ever owned! They are extremely comfortable, it's a bit like putting your feet on a firm memory foam mattress!

Super comfy and super pretty!

These are the most comfortable flip flops I have ever worn. A lot of that has to do with the materials used to make the sandal along with the attention to detail. 

These particular sandals are made with a rubber outer sole. The footbed is made with Aegis Microbe to prevent mold and other bacteria. I really like that when they get dirty (and believe me, being that their white, they get very dirty) you can just run water over them and they come clean. Easy as that! (If they need more than that, a wet wash cloth with mild soap should do the trick.)

Perfect for any time a flip flop is required footwear! You can't go wrong with Therafit!

Therafit has a wonderful line of sneakers/athletic shoes as well as more office appropriate looks. Check them out!

Modern Mommy

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Freckle Baby Bib

When my kids were babies, I had a three strike rule. Drop your pacifier or toy more than three times (once they were at the age to intentionally throw it) and you lost it. Mama was not a Golden Retriever!

But, I do have an amazing product for you to try!

The Freckle Baby Bib is amazing! "Solving Baby Dilemma's, One Bib At A Time". The bib holds toys and pacifiers.

Freckle Baby is currently on Kickstarter. The bibs are reversible. They can also be bought as a matching set with coordinating blankets and hats! They are also 100% organic!


This bib is unbelievably soft! it's beautiful and works exactly as it was designed to. You can't ask for more! 

I know a few baby's being born soon, the gift sets will make awesome shower presents, as soon as they are available!  

Modern Mommy