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Must Read Book: This is Where I Leave You – Movie Hitting Theaters Sept 19th #TIWILYbookclub

Jonathan Tropper's fantastic and hilarious book, This is Where I Leave You,  hits theaters on September 19th. If you haven't read it yet, it's a must read. I'm currently reading it and absolutely LOVE it. Everyone I know raves about this book. The movie looks outstanding with a stellar cast  that includes Tina Fey, Jane Fonda and my favorite - Jason Bateman who is seriously a fave of mine. Love him! You can also join Warner Bros. Pictures’ #TIWILY book discussion on the … [Read More]

Hershey's Special Dark Strawberry Popsicles Recipe

Hershey’s Syrup Special Dark Chocolate Strawberry Popsicles Recipe

Need a cool, sweet treat this summer? We’re loving our homemade Hershey’s Syrup Special Dark Chocolate Strawberry Popsicles. Super easy to whip up in just five minutes and then freeze to enjoy later in the day. Check out our Hershey’s Syrup Special Dark Chocolate Strawberry Popsicles Recipe below. I especially love that this popsicle recipe requires few ingredients and only a few steps. My kids can even contribute their efforts which makes the dessert time all the more … [Read More]

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Easy Summertime Snacking at the Pool thanks to #GoldEmblem and @CVS_Extra

Yum! As you know we've pretty much been spending the ENTIRE summer poolside - both for fun and with all the kids swim meets and swim practices. Being on the go means I need to keep the kids FUELED up on snacks especially during our swim meets which often mean the kids are eating meals at weird times so need they need to stay energized with dry fruits, granola bars or other snacks. Kenzie and Kyle have been loving the Gold Emblem snacks I've been sharing with them poolside- from popcorn to … [Read More]

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LAY’S Do Us A Flavor Chip Taste Test 2014 #FlavorFanatic

Yum! It's time to taste test the four finalists in LAY'S' Do Us a Flavor contest. We hosted a taste testing party with my family so we could all experience each new LAY'S chip flavor and cast our vote for the favorite. Check out our photos and video from our LAY'S Do Us A Flavor Chip Taste Test. Each of the four final flavors, originally inspired by fans like us, are in stores on sale now. You can purchase these new LAY'S chips at Walmart and cast your vote for your favorite chip right now. … [Read More]

DIY Back to School Supplies Ideas

DIY Back to School Supplies #WMTMoms

Creating DIY back to school supplies is a fabulous way to inspire kids to get excited about returning to school. Check out the DIY Back to School Supplies we decorated and created simply by using designer Duck Tape. Super easy and so much fun for the kids to decorate their folders, pencils, and Kyle even made his own pencil cup for the desk in his bedroom. What You'll Need to Make DIY Back to School Supplies We grabbed our class list for 1st and 3rd graders and stocked up on all we … [Read More]

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Gluten Free Snacks from Crunchmaster

We give Crunchmaster gluten free snacks our stamp of approval. With a celiac child our household, I'm always looking for new gluten free snack options for my 6 year old Kyle. Last spring we were sent these yummy treats from Crunchmaster, a brand that makes certified gluten free snacks that taste delicious. The new Cheddar Cheezy and Cinnamon and Sugar Grammy Kids Crisps were a gigantic hit for Kyle. Perfect for back to school, I'm now buying Crunchmaster goodies at my local supermarket. … [Read More]

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Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX Video Review

We are obsessed!!!!! This vehicle is literally the manifestation of a little boys dream come true.  Kyle is riding non stop on his new Fisher Price Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX in the backyard and is absolutely WILD about it. I don't blame him! This thing is SOOOOO much fun.  Take a peek at our Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX Video Review to see this awesome ride on vehicle in action. Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX Speed Limits & Charging As for the stats, which I'll go into during our video … [Read More]

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Lands’ End Back to School Finds

We're crazy about the super functional and trendy backpacks from Lands' End. And the fact that these bags come in sizes to fit kids of all ages from preschool to high school is fantastic. My kids opt for the Medium Sized backpack. The size is ideal and doesn't overpower the kids but still gives them PLENTY of room for all their books, papers, extra clothing and lunchbox. Look at the cute one that we bought Kenzie for back to school this year below - it's the purple with polka dots! It was … [Read More]

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Levana Oma Powered by Snuza Baby Monitor Alarm Review

A baby monitor your baby wears and gives you peace of mind? Yep it exists. The new Levana Oma powered by Snuza movement monitor does just that. Simply clip the gadget on baby's diaper and you're done. No more stressing and having to constantly look if your baby is breathing. With special technology that alerts you if there are less than 8 movements in a minute or a if the monitor picks up no movement for 15 seconds a vibration is sent to encourage moment if there is no movement detected after 20 … [Read More]

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Doh Vinci Vanity Set Video Review

From the makers of Play Doh, comes Doh Vinci, a brand new craft activity for kids aged 6+. We love it and predict Doh Vinci will be a very HOT toy for girls this upcoming holiday season and going forward. Super simple to use and lets kids be creative to easily create a trendy bright craft project. Check out our Doh Vinci Vanity Set Video Review below. Doh Vinci Vanity Set Video Review Doh Vinci's Vanity Set is priced at only $19.99 and on sale now. You can buy additional colors and other sets … [Read More]

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A Mother Daughter Adventure at The Rio 2 World Premiere #Rio2

I’m so excited to share more photos and details about our most AMAZING experience at the Rio 2 Movie Premiere and Concert After Party  in Miami at the Fontainebleau Hotel. Rio 2 releases in theaters everywhere on April 11th.  We saw all the movie stars arrive on the blue carpet and soaked up all the Read more [...]

10 Must Do Activities and Attractions at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter #universalorlando #harrypotter

10 Must Do Attractions and Activities at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter @UniversalORL #UniversalOrlando

Calling all Harry Potter fans! When you make the pilgrimage to Universal Orlando, arriving at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is like stepping into the pages of the book or onto the set of the movie. Incredible! I promise you’ll love every second of your visit.  My entire family is wild for all Read more [...]

The Cove Atlantis Resort Review Photo and Video

Insider Video and Photo Tour: The Cove at Atlantis Review

The Cove at Atlantis Review. Take a peek at our Video and Photo tour of The Cove at the Atlantis Resort. Deciding where to stay at the expansive and luxurious Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas can be an overwhelming decision as there are a wide variety of options and price points. We Read more [...]

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Behind the Scenes: Red Carpet Interviews at the Space Warriors Movie Premiere

Attending the Space Warriors premiere at Space Camp and the U.S. Rocket Center in Alabama to cover red carpet interviews for Walmart is definitely one of the coolest projects that ClassyMommy has ever been assigned. 7 year old Kenzie joined me for our red carpet interviews with the cast too. She found Read more [...]

How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers

Spring Craft: How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers

Step by Step instructions to make Tissue Paper flowers. This craft is easy enough for a 5 year old to do and is a fun springtime activity. A bouquet of multi-colored tissue paper flowers can be used as a centerpiece, in a vase, or even pinned on individually as a corsage for Mom on Mother’s Day. Super Read more [...]

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Top 10 Reasons Kids Love the Four Seasons New York City #FSFamily

When traveling with my children, I love the luxury and personalized service that Four Seasons offers – and so do my kids. Our hotel feels like a home away from home when we’re staying at the Four Seasons.  That “at home” feeling is huge for kids and makes family travel SO easy when a resort or hotel Read more [...]

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Honeydukes Candy Shop at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Photos galore! Honeydukes sweet shop was one of my favorite spots to experience “off the pages” of the Harry Potter books on our recent trip since not only could you see every thing you read about or watched in the movies, but you could also literally taste the candy creations as well making it Read more [...]

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The Disney Tangled 5K

This morning was extra magical when I ran the Tangled Royal Family 5K with 6 year old Kenzie. She found the race thrilling as expected. Kenzie says she absolutely, “LOVED IT so much – every second of it – especially the medal! ” She was extra adorable in her super cute skirt and smiled the whole way. Read more [...]