The Story Of Three: March 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Win a Peanuts Gang Spring Prize Pack

Disclosure: As a Peanuts Brand Ambassador, I received the featured Snoopy package below from Current PR. All opinions are my own. 

It's spring time! Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining & the weather is finally warming up! Spring is our favorite season, so we thought we'd celebrate the end of cold weather with the perfect Peanuts springtime package! The goodie basket is filled with a variety of treats, perfect for welcoming warm weather! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Summer Camps!

S.T.E.A.M. education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling - Where Fun, Thinking & Learning comes to Life! @Robots4U -

DYNAMIC ART & DESIGN Summer Camps Now Enrolling - Where Technology Meets Creativity! @Robots4U #DynamicArt -

Kideos - Videos for Kids App Review

Disclosure: I'm so excited to share this sponsored post with all of my readers. All opinions are my own.

If your children are anything like mine they are always asking to play on my iPhone, the kids have an iPad they share but there is just something special about mommy's phone, everyone wants it! I don't mind my children playing educational games or watching their favorite shows on the electronics but I also want them to stay safe while doing it. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Reach your goals with Rise

Disclosure:  I'm excited to share this sponsored app review with all of my readers! All opinions are my own!

I'm a very busy Mother, between juggling work, the kids, this blog, etc, I have my hands full, and I love it but it takes a lot to keep things running smoothly. One of those things is my iPhone-- I have several apps that I use daily and I always get excited when I am introduced to a new app like Rise!

Rise is a mobile app that puts a real, licensed nutritionist in your pocket. There are a lot of traditional nutritionist out there and the costs can quickly add up, but that's not the case with Rise. The Rise app pairs you with a registered dietitian. You simply snap photos of your meals and share them with your coach. Every day your coach will provide you with personalized feedback on your meals as well as encouragement on how to reach your goals! I like that Rise makes it easy to lose weight, reach your goals, even gain a new friend! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rent your textbook from CampusBookRentals

Disclosure: I'm so excited to share this sponsored post with all of my readers. All opinions are my own.

College can be pretty expensive, as a parent I am always looking for ways to save extra money, especially with two little ones. I'm hoping to go back to school in the next year or two & I know it's going to take a lot to do that. When it comes to buying supplies such as textbooks however, I know I won't be purchasing mine, nope I'll be renting!

Win an iRobot Braava from Flooring America

Disclosure: I'm so excited to share this sponsored post with all of my readers. All opinions are my own.

Who would love to win an iRobot Braava? 

#ImagineSpring with OshKosh B'gosh

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Anyone else ready for spring? I know we are! There is nothing better than beautiful spring weather, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining & the weather is in the 70's! 

Springtime means it's time to spruce up your child's wardrobe with lighter, brighter colors, even fun patterns & prints! Spring is a great time to get outdoors & have an adventure, enjoy Spring Break with a family vacation or have an Easter celebration! OshKosh B'Gosh has everything you need for a new spring wardrobe for your child!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Crock Pot Mexican Chicken

During the week I like to use my crock pot at-least once or twice, with our busy schedule it's nice to come home to dinner already prepared, we also eat a lot of chicken, it's one meat that even my picky eaters enjoy. This recipe is super easy & so versatile, but it's one that quickly became a regular for us, enjoy!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Little Tikes Gear Works Dinosaurs | Guest Review + A Giveaway

Disclosure: Housewife on a Mission received the following item mentioned in this post at no cost to facilitate her review. All opinions are her own and were not influenced. 

My little guy loves dinosaurs! That is the theme of his toddler bedding, and he even has quite a few dinosaur t-shirts and toys. My son also happens to love music, and is really mastering naming his colors and building with his blocks. When I saw Little Tikes now has a Gear Works Dinosaur set, I knew it would be something that my son was going to love, and I was right!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Little Tikes Sizzle 'n Serve Grill Giveaway!

Disclosure: Housewife on a  Mission received the following item mentioned in this post at no cost to facilitate her review. All opinions are her own and were not influenced. 

Today is the first day of Spring and we couldn't be more excited! We're ready for evening family walks, warmer weather, flowers blooming and cooking on the grill! Don't you just love the smell of food grilling? I sure do!

My son and daughter love to play with their play food and kitchen, so when we saw the Sizzle 'n Serve Grill from Little Tikes, I knew they were going to love it! This cute little grill is perfect for children ages 2+

Thursday, March 19, 2015

DIY Easy Spring Wreath

I haven't had a wreath on my door since Christmas, I've been wanting a spring themed wreath but I also wanted to make it myself. So after chatting with my Mom, she had an extra foam wreath & string (she does a ton of crafting), I started to think about what I wanted my new wreath to look like. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


(Disclosure: I was sent coupons to purchase the products featured below for free. All opinions are my own.)

Did you know that March is National Frozen Food Month?! Kidfresh has set out to spread the word about their frozen kid's meals, these meals are fresh, quick & nutritious, making them the perfect meal option for busy days! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A guest post from Betty at Betty & Baby

Hello IHeart-Motherhood readers! Betty & Baby here, thrilled to be joining you today. As a mother and young professional, I'm passionate about spreading the word on motherhood, organic living, style, and perhaps most important, allergy awareness. Today I thought I'd share some personal tips on infant/child food allergies:
  • our experience
  • how to be prepared to introduce solids to infants or add to a varied diet for children
  • what to do in an allergy-related emergency.
***Reading this post could save your child's life. Take a minute and educate yourself!
  B & Family

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Beanfields Snacks Giveaway

*Disclosure: Megan at Housewife On A Mission was sent the following items mentioned in this post at no cost in order to facilitate her review. All opinions are her own and were not influenced. 

If you're looking for a healthy snack loaded with fiber and protein, that are also gluten free and free from the top 8 food allergens, Beanfields Bean & Rice chips are for you! They come in 7 delicious flavors and are Non-GMO plus Vegan! We had the opportunity to test out Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips last Summer and instantly fell in love with them. We also held a giveaway for one of our followers to win a case, you all loved that giveaway as well! We're excited to team up with Beanfields  Snacks once again, to offer another giveaway to our readers!

Friday, March 13, 2015

GoodNites* TRU-FIT*

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GoodNites* TRU-FIT*. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Have you heard of GoodNites* TRU-FIT*? This new underwear for boys and girls is a discrete solution for children who have lower self-confidence as a result of bedwetting! Whether at home in their own beds or at a friends enjoying a fun sleepover, GoodNites* TRU-FIT* underwear protects your child and keeps them self-assured.

Spring Cleaning Giveaway

Welcome to the Clean Ones spring cleaning giveaway sponsored by 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Customizable Kids Shoes from Fayvel

Disclosure: Megan at Housewife On A Mission received the following products mentioned in this post at no cost to facilitate her review. All opinions are her own and were not influenced. 

Now that the weather is finally warming up, my kids are going to be outside running around, riding bike and playing outside almost every day and chance they get. With that comes the need of wearing a comfortable sneaker that can keep up with their rough play. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Join me for the #UrbiniDreamNursery Twitter Party

Are you on twitter? Come join me in a Mom Central twitter party with Urbini Baby! We will be chatting about what parents look for in their dream nursery & how you can enter into the Urbini Dream Nursery Contest! 

Easy-Off Wallpaper from InkShuffle

(Disclosure: I received the products featured above for review purposes, no other compensation was received)

I've been a home owner for about two years now, I've put in a lot of work into our home as well as have hired contractors a few times to do some heavy duty jobs. I love to design & decorate, however, being a single parent & with my schedule sometimes I just don't have the time to spend hours painting or re-doing a wall. Well, thanks to InkShuffle, I can give a room or wall a new look with Easy-Off Wallpaper!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thirty-One Gifts $75 Gift Card Giveaway

Disclosure: Megan at Housewife On A Mission received the following items mentioned in this post at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are her own and were not influenced.

Do you need more organization in your life? What about a cute new bag, purse or wallet? Thirty-One Gifts has so many great items from bags, totes, organizers, wallets and more that can be personalized and customized!  They offer their products in really fun patterns and prints and colors as well! Janet Byers is a director for Thirty-One Gifts, and when she contacted me to work together I didn't hesitate to say yes. My husband and I recently changed the "theme" and decor of our master bathroom to to a Lacoste theme with the colors pink, green, white and gray and we absolutely love it. One thing we were missing was something to put our towels in. After shortly browsing Thirty-One Gifts' products, I saw a Deluxe Utlitly Tote and I knew would be perfect for organizing and holding our towels. I also saw a Sling-Back Bag that I thought would come really in hand for park days, trips to the mall and more.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Easy Pizza Roll

  • 1 can of crescent rolls
  • 1 package of pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup of pizza sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded "pizza" cheese

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Why you should read to your children at all ages

As a child I remember reading with my parents, growing up in a family of teachers we always had books in our home but one of my favorite memories is bedtime reading. There is nothing better than being cuddled up in bed, listening to your parents read you a night time story, tucking you in & then getting a good night's sleep. When I became a parent myself, I knew I wanted to share the joy of night time story time with my children as well as make reading an important part of their lives.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Another Snow Day!

Just when I feel like spring is nearing, I wake up to a blanket of snow! We received several inches of snow last night, probably anywhere from 4 to 5 in some areas, so no school or work for us. We went out just for a second, it's way too cold for me! I'm sure I will be kicking myself in a few months but I'm ready for sunshine, warmer weather & long days by the pool! 

BOB Revolution SE Stroller Giveaway

When you're shopping for baby gear, it can be hard to know which items to put on your registry. There are just SO many options out there! That's why Babies"R"Us created their's Moms Love It List. This list features all the best items for babies, voted most-loved by real moms!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Digital Media Academy

Founded at Stanford University, Digital Media Academy is ranked as one of the ten best summer camps in the world.

Kids and teens learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more. DMA summer camps are one or multiple week experiences taught by industry experts and tech professionals.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Easy Peanut Butter Bars

I've made the delicious bars a few different ways, it's also a trial & error dessert, I've made them once or twice & ended up ruining them (the crust didn't turn out right) so I was really excited when I found a recipe that works perfect every time! I found the original recipe over at Sallys Baking Addiction & tweaked it a little bit because well I have a major obsession with peanut butter & chocolate combinations! 

MediPals "Favorite Amazon Finds for Kids" Giveaway


Welcome to the Favorite Amazon Finds for Kids Giveaway, generously sponsored by Medi-Pals!
Last month, Thrifty Nifty Mommy introduced us to a fantastic kid-friendly medication dispenser called Medi-Pals. Available in 3 fun characters, Medi-Pals dispensers are familiar and fun for the infant, easy for the caregiver to use, and they always ensure that the child is getting the accurate dosage of medicine.
Key benefits of Medi-Pals pacifier medicine dispensers:

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sandbox Giveaway

Welcome to the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sandbox giveaway hosted 
by Housewife on a Mission and sponsored by Little Tikes!

Spring is just around the corner, and to celebrate one lucky person is going to win a new Cozy Coupe Sandbox from the Little Tikes! Your little one(s) can have hours of fun in this sandbox, building sand castles and more! What fun for imaginative play outdoors!