Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam is big fun for the whole family! The new 2015 show is packed with bigger jumps and more surprised than ever before! 

The kids have seen Monster Trucks before but never like this. From start to finish their eyes were glued but not so much their bottoms. My son kept jumping up to cheer, adding his own Oooooos and roars to the show! I really enjoyed seeing the new trucks and of course an old favorite Grave Digger

New for 2015, the Monster Jam show includes a new track and some special events. We watched as the Monsters competed in a Wheelie, Obstacle Course, Doughnut, and Freestyle Competitions. There was also Quad Wars, team Washington vs team Philadelphia, and a few other special events I will let you be surprised about!

Monster Jam is not just for boys, the Princess had fun too. She was scoring each truck using her own criteria. If it was up to her the Crustacean would have won the whole thing. For my husband and I it was fun to relive childhood memories of listening to the roar of Monster Trucks with the kids. 

Remember to bring protection for little one’s ears  as well as your own if you have sensitive ears like mine. Don’t worry if you forget, you can buy really cool monster tire looking headphones at the show. 

The calm before the Monster storm!

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

The Princess  really liked the Crustacean Truck. It is the most unique Monster Truck design I have ever seen. 

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Intently watching the start of Quad Wars. She really liked that there was a girl racer. Even if the girl wasn’t on team Washington she still kicked some!

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

The Pirate made his own roars and sound effects. I call this pic Woooooooooooo!

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa

Monster Jam #MonsterJam #ffa


Check Monster Jam to find out when the show is roaring into your neighborhood!


I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for this post and all time and efforts put into sharing my opinions and anything Feld Entertainment is offering, I was provided with complimentary tickets to this Feld show.

Strange Magic Movie, Strange Magic free printables

Strange Magic Movie, Strange Magic free printables

Strange Magic is a refreshing and fun new family film from George Lucas, yes that George Lucas! Journey to a musical world filled with fairies, goblins, elves and imps, inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Join in all their misadventures as they battle each other over a powerful potion. Enter into their magical forest and learn how we should not judge someone by the way he or she looks. The inside is what matters and why we all deserve to be loved.

The film takes you into the a land that looks as if you could walk outside and right into it. Yet it still holds us in the realm of fantasy and wonder. I wouldn’t expect anything less from the mastermind behind Star Wars.

“I wanted to do something fun and happy yet unexpected,” says executive producer George Lucas. “It’s a story about love and how the most unlikely people fall in love. It’s about finding true beauty in someone’s soul regardless of how they look.”

For more Strange Magic fun, download these free printables. Perfect for a snow day or a Strange Magic party! 

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Bog King MudPie

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Cookie Bars

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Spot the Difference,   Strange Magic Free Printables, Strange Magic Birthday Party


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Strange Magic is in theaters January 23, 2015!

Dr. Mercola product giveaway

Whenever a new year comes around getting healthy seems to be the top goal for everyone. I have been on this journey for awhile. Like you, I have great days and not so great days…sometimes you just have to eat the donut! One thing I always do is honestly evaluate my efforts at the end of the week. Then I have that heart to heart with myself, you really should drink more water and less coffee.

No matter how well I am doing, there is always one area I really struggle with. Vegetables. I could place the blame in all sorts of places but the truth is I just have never liked the taste of green. Broccoli, green beans, and lima beans bring them on. Romaine lettuce or iceberg yes please. But do not come at me with anything resembling a leaf off the trees outside. That is why I just smile and nod when I see all these great green smoothies people make and rave about. Not for me. If it tastes green then count me out. 

Dr. Mercola product giveaway

Recently I connected with Mercola who sent me some of their good-for-you products, including a supplement that will help get all that green goodness into your body. I was cautiously optimistic, it sounds perfect but what about the green taste?  

Organic Greens. Could this be the solution to my green dilemma?

I am happy to say yes it does fix my problem. Organic Greens is all the healthy stuff without the flavor that puts some of us off of green things. No aftertaste and blends nicely into smoothies or just with water. The Organic Greens blend is smooth and has a light green tea flavor. I combined mine with organic raspberry Greek yogurt, organic juice, and a banana.

Now I can finally get all the benefits of actually hitting the 5 servings a day for vegetables! Take that cold and flu season. You’re not bringing this house down!

Why Organic Greens?

I love coffee and I love tea. The Royal Matcha Green Tea from Mercola is an ideal, refreshing companion to my breakfast. Unlike traditional tea bags, the Royal Matcha Green Tea is in a powdered form. You simply mix it with hot water and enjoy. By not taking out the tea, you are not losing any nutrients that are found in tea. 

  • Support your immune system 
  • Help you fight the signs of aging 
  • Support healthy digestion 
  • Promote healthy function of your brain and liver 
  • Help promote healthy gums

Spiru-Blue  is a brain and body superfood. I take one of these daily. It does not give you weird supplement burps or breath!

  • Brain health support
  • Oxidative stress support
  • Eye health support
  • Cardiovascular support
  • Immune function support
  • Support for a healthy immune response
  • Seasonal comfort support
  • Detoxification support

Ready to boost your body’s defenses against the yucks of winter? Then I have a giveaway for you!

One Teachable Mommy fan will receive 1 Organic Greens and 1 Matcha Green Tea to help them get healthy and stay healthy in 2015! 

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If you are ready to start your journey, all these products are available for sale at the Mercola Store.  

*This post is sponsored by Dr. Mercola. I received free products for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. I am not a doctor.

Disney Side @Home Celebration #DisneySide

Last year I was selected to host a DisneySide @ Home Celebration and it was a blast! All the guests had an awesome time sharing their love of all things Disney and of course rocking their #DisneySide! When the opportunity came up again to apply to host I naturally jumped on it. Getting the email saying I was hosting again was the most magical way to start any Monday!


#DisneySide @ Home Party

The kids squealed, my friends cheered, and I started to immediately plan out how to make this another great Disney themed celebration! 

It’s here it’s here! 

#DisneySide @ Home Party

My theme is Mickey and Friends or  the “no-theme.” That means my box was packaged with a little Pixie Dust and Bippidi Bobbidi Boo magic!

#DisneySide @ Home Party

#DisneySide @ Home Party

Ta-Da! We are so ready to party with you! 

#DisneySide @ Home Party

The kids and I have also picked up more magical surprises for our guests! Nope not sharing those pics there has to be some mystery!

The hardest part for me is which character will I represent this year at the party?

#DisneySide @ Home Celebration, Chef Mickey

For all the fun from last year read This is How We Show Our DisneySide!


This party is sponsored by Disney as a Disney Side promotion. I was given free products to use for this party. All opinions are my own, and you should know by now how much I LOVE Disney!

Molly's Suds natural laundry care, Kiwi Shop laundry, natural laundry

Laundry. You know, the synonym for endless. An ever present enemy to any household. You get the idea. But did you also know that there are toxins lurking in your laundry room? Your typical detergent, softener, and dryer sheets contain harsh chemicals, carcinogens, GMOs, and other nasties. If one of your resolutions is to green your life and live better, making the switch to natural laundry care products  is one way to do it. 

Molly’s Suds offers a variety of laundry care products to detoxify your life. They have laundry powders, whiteners, sport wash, dog shampoo, cloth diaper powder, and wool dryer balls. 

Molly's Suds natural laundry care, Kiwi Shop laundry, natural laundry


Molly’s Suds products are free of perfumes, dyes, parabens, SLS/SLES, formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane, phosphates, Certified Cruelty Free and Vegan. They are safe for pets, humans, and the Earth. 

With two kids, a husband, and pets we have no shortage of laundry. I tried out Molly’s Suds laundry powder on our normal washes and the yucky gym clothes. For large loads you only need 2 scoops. Yes I wasn’t sure 2 scoops could clean a super-sized load but it did! Not only does the Molly’s Suds powder work well but it also clears out the detergent build-up that occurs in your washing machine. A 2-for-1 deal, love it!

Molly's Suds Natural Laundry Products Review, KIWI Shop products

When it came to not using a softener and dryer sheet I have to say I was a little nervous. I’ve never not used those so it almost felt wrong to do laundry without them! I won’t lie. I was intimidated by the Wool Dryer balls.

You just toss 3 of them in your dryer and that’s it. If you want a little scent, they recommend adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil. My loads dried in less time and were softer than ever before!

Benefits of Wool Dryer Balls?

  • Reduce drying time
  • Reduce Wrinkles
  • Soften Laundry
  • Long lasting! They last up to 3 years, that is almost 1,000 loads!
  • Works with all types of laundry- towels, comforters, cloth diapers, clothing, and delicates
  • Replaces the need for fabric softener and dryer sheets


Molly’s Suds products are available for purchase today at the Kiwi Shop! I recommend picking up the starter pack for tackling all your laundering needs!


I am a Kiwi Shop blogger. I received free products for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

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