Picky Eaters Can Dine Out at Kona Grill

The Chatty Momma Kona Grill Kid Besties

I've spoken with plenty of parents who avoid or have avoided events and opportunities to dine out with kids many times. Before I became a mom I couldn't understand why. I just assumed kids went everywhere with their parents, I did. It never dawned on me that becoming a mom would mean leaving the kids at home or not going out at all.  Then I had my own kids. I can't say that I am the parent that is avoiding places now, you can tell from my photos I actually take my kids everywhere I ... [ Read More ]

Donate a Haircut with Your Child’s Haircut through the Hair Cuttery Share-A-Haircut Program

The Chatty Momma Hair Cuttery 2016 Gabby's 1st Haircut

We're celebrating the Share-A-Haircut program this year with a very special milestone. Gabriella decided she would donate a haircut with her very first haircut. Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, will be donating back-to- school haircuts to children who need it most this summer. From August 1-15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, one free haircut certificate will be donated to ... [ Read More ]

You Should #GoRVing With Your Family  – I Did!

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When deciding on a travel adventure to have with my family it's not hard. I want to experience everything with them. I haven't even made a bucket list for us, because I want to do it all, from an African safari, to sailing, to traveling by rail. Being able to experience these adventures with my family would be incredible and it's something I plan to do.   Recently, we had the opportunity to travel and experience camping in an RV together. It only took a moment to ... [ Read More ]

Playing it Smart with Osmo iPad Gaming System for Kids #ad


When I was a child my favorite thing to do was learn. I loved playing school and I spent a lot of time using toys that were educational. My favorite toy of all was an electronic game that taught kids how to spell. I was entertained for hours spelling words and doing quizzes. Unfortunately, manufacturers stopped making that toy a long time ago. Today, I insist on my children playing games or using toys that are educational. I'm pretty lucky that my girls don't gravitate toward toys with no ... [ Read More ]

Finding Dory in Theaters Everywhere and in My Closet #DisneyBounding

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The moment everyone has been waiting for is here. Finding Dory was released today in theaters nationwide. How exciting!  Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. Take a look...  Can't see the video? Check it out here! If you're a Nemo fan, then you'll enjoy the adventure of Finding Dory too, but don't just stop at the theater. There are many ways to experience ... [ Read More ]

Summer Parties and the Perfect Invitations from Evite #BeThere

The Chatty Momma Summer Evite Family Reunion

The summer is almost here and it's the most exciting time for me. First of all, I'm a summer baby so I'm biased, but most of all it's because I love to plan parties and events. I'm also jazzed that Evite has a new line of summer invitations available to wow all of my guests and get them excited about every event. My summer bucket list of parties is long and I plan on having a lot of fun with my kids, family and friends. Check out some of my plans for the summer months ... [ Read More ]

Tangled Hair? #SoCozyHair Don’t Care! Hair Products for Kids 2-12 Now at CVS

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Since I have two girls there's always a lot of hair to be done in my house. I dread it sometimes. Some days I have gotten nervous just thinking about the task of washing it. Can you picture the tangles? Take a look! It's pool season and we all know chlorine turns hair into a dry tangled nightmare. So what happens when you have mermaids? Let them splash away!  Then grab a bottle of SoCozy 3in1 Shampoo+Conditioner+Wash and a bottle of SoCozy Detangler ... [ Read More ]

National Strawberry Month – #StrawberryShortcake Giveaway

The Chatty Momma Strawberry Shortcake Giveaway

I love this time of year. Spring does something for me. This year is even more exciting than year's past, because along with my girls and Strawberry Shortcake, I'm celebrating National Strawberry Month! I've been a Strawberry Shortcake fan since I was a little girl and have been chosen as a Strawberry Shortcake Ambassador this year. It's been a lot of fun sharing my love for her with my kids, because they love her too. It's even more fun to incorporate ways to celebrate Strawberry ... [ Read More ]

What to Expect…When You Weren’t Expecting #Pregnancy #BabyNews

The Chatty Momma What to Expect - Baby Announcement

I don't even know where to begin. I spent the first few months of 2015 making a 3 year plan. I was getting everything in place to make things happen and I was positive I was moving in the right direction. I considered my husband, our kids, and my personal needs for the moment and for the future. We all commited to the plan. Then, everything changed in one conversation. I thought it was so adorable that my child was so selfless. She wanted to share her underwear. How cute! Then I ... [ Read More ]