#LilGiftList Holiday Guide 2016!

Lil-sugar readers, something BIG is happening! The #LilGiftList is live! Here is a sneak peek at some of the amazing items that are sure to top that special someone’s Holiday list! Best part is, that you will have a chance to WIN some of these items in the days leading up to Christmas too! Remember to check back daily all December long for some fantastic giveaways, and specials from a coveted gift list that will have everyone in your family smiling this Holiday season! Click on images for more information…

Raising Independent Children – We Can All Learn From New Dad Russell Brand

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There is no denying that I have sort of an intillectual love affair with Mr Russell Brand, when I hear him speak I am mesmerized by his genius and overall presence. However, recently he has been both criticized and praised for some words he said about how he will be raising his newest addition, and once again I have stars in my eyes and a heart that has turned to utter mush. During a recent interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, Russell has admitted that through his fiancee’s pregnancy…

Little Live Pets Lil’Frogs Giveaway!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Kids just love animals, and interacting with them, that’s why they’ll fall in love with Little Live Pets Lil’ Frogs! These little critters are the cutest pet friends that move and act so real too!  Simply, touch your lil’frog and watch it hop around and swim when placed in water. They are perfect for gender neutral birthday/holiday gifts and to bring on vacation too! I just love that they are fun and realistic, and bring imaginations back to play. Little Live Pets Lil’ Frogs love hop around both…

Birthday Gifting Made Easy! Poppit Packs Have Arrived!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So your child was invited to a birthday, and naturally you have NO idea what to get him or her because in today’s society technology rules. Let’s face it, you can’t buy the kid an iPad so what do you do? Search endlessly for something that you will not have to return later on, or in my case settle for a gift card (how boring). I hate being that parent that sends a gift card with their child at birthday parties, because the joy of opening an actual…

Staying Ahead Of The Back To School Chaos

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I can’t believe that the new school year is less than a few weeks away, can you? So many emotions and so much to do before it all begins! Like most parents, we try to do our school shopping early but always tend to find ourselves shuffling at the very last minute to pick up those last few supplies just days before the big day. What makes it even more crazy is that this year my children are attending a school that does not have a uniform so that…

Inspired By Music – The Beat Bugs, A Netflix Original Series #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So many great memories happen when my family is together, little moments are those I cherish forever and usually are accompanied by a soundtrack of our lives. Music is everywhere, I can still remember what was playing when all those tiny momentous moments happened in my life, and I am thrilled that even through the chaos of motherhood I can still hold onto those moments with my kids and husband too. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, listening to them since before I was born because…

Pokemon Go Is Taking Over The World – Literally!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Admittedly, I love a unique baby name – in fact my two munchkins were inspired by the names of Greek Gods with an added twist. Yes, I too hopped on the baby bandwagon when searching high and low for a different name for our child…but POKEMON? Really? At first I couldn’t believe that people would actually consider tiny little creatures for names of their tiny little bundles but it is true – people desperate for unique names for their children all over the world are getting inspired by the…

Under Fire: Victoria Beckham Kisses 5yr Old On The LIPS!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ When the internet takes something so innocent and makes it something totally not worth my time, I get angry. Take this adorable photo posted by Victoria Beckham of her daughter smooching her mama for example. WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT? Like most internet obsessed parents, Beckham shared her daughter’s 5th birthday on Instagram, alongside the caption: “Happy birthday baby girl. We all love you so much. Kisses from mummy.” In my family almost everyone kisses on the lips, without hesitation or the thought that perhaps our children will be targets…

Summer Is Here – Why Is Mommy Happy?

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ While parents are cringing at the fact that they will have their children home for a whole 2 months without a break, I am relishing in the fact that I have my two little men home with me for the entire SUMMER! Don’t get me wrong, they are not perfect and most days start with loud obnoxious sounds, arguing and crack of dawn wake ups but I will take these annoyances any day as opposed to the frantic shuffle of a school morning. School mornings are filled with anxiety,…

Kick-starting Dialogue With Your Kids And Netflix!

Raising children can sometimes be overwhelming and most of the time they hit you when you are down with a question or position that you are not ready to answer. That’s why I am thrilled that Netflix has made kick-starting dialogue with your kids easy, because we as parents are not always prepared – let’s face it we mostly are not EVER prepared for those hormonal little bodies and the endless gush of intrigue they posess! From sibling arguments, to peer pressure and body image, Netflix has parents covered! Check…