bObsweep, My New Best Friend

This post is in partnership with bObsweep. I received a super sweet robotic vacuum to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own! 

You guys. I have a new best friend. Sorry, babe! His name is bOb. The bObsweep PetHair Plus, to be exact.bobsweep-karainthekitchen-com-2He lives here, underneath June’s baby swing. When he’s done roaming my house, I push the charge button and he goes back to his dock all by himself. Since we have a dog, we have been loving bOb! For some reason, Maverick’s fur gathers into little dust bunnies and settles in the hall. bObsweep PetHair cruises down the hall and picks them up while I can be doing other things. Feeding the baby, working, cleaning, sleeping, staring at my phone, eating, you get the idea! bobsweep-karainthekitchen-com It’s mesmerizing to watch him do his thing! As you let him clean your house on the auto setting, he learns about it. Which areas are tricky and which furniture to scoot around. While he works, you’re not supposed to move him so that he can get to know your house better. I have been impressed how he goes from the laminate surface to area rugs with no problem. Sometimes he gets wedged under our couch because of the height, but once we get a rug underneath the couch I don’t think it will be an issue. bobsweep-karainthekitchen-com-3bOb has scared me a couple of times! I was in the kitchen and he was vacuuming. I could hear him, but suddenly he wasn’t under the island anymore, he was bumping into my foot! Sneaky little guy. He comes with a remote that also acts like a controller if you want to direct him yourself. It’s pretty fun to chase the dog or your kids with :) I have been amazed by what he picks up. Oak leaves, sand, food, pebbles, beads, crumbs, and hair!bobsweep-karainthekitchen-com-4Check him out in action in my video below! It was the first time we took him for a spin. Maverick was curious at first and now he gets out of bOb’s way when he comes rolling by. Adopt your own bObsweep here!

Start a Lifetime of Healthy Habits with Nature Made® Vitamins at Target

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.Nature Made - karainthekitchen.comDo any of you remember those giant, orange vitamin C vitamins we had as kids? My mom said that her mom gave them to her, so she gave them to us, and now I give them to my kids! I am so grateful for the healthy habit of taking my vitamins daily thanks to my mom. Every morning before school, we would take a multivitamin and that giant orange vitamin C vitamin.

We have tried different vitamins with our daughters over the years. They are definitely fans of gummy vitamins! Where were those when I was a kid? I’m glad for them now because I was able to take prenatal vitamins in gummy form during my first trimester. There was no way I could stomach the giant horse pills during that queasy time!

We found the Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamins very easily in our Target store. They have a snazzy new red lid (fitting) and were on the top shelf with other vitamins in the KIDS FIRST® line.nature-made-karainthekitchen-com-3Now that the kids are back to school, the germs are back in full force as well. You can see Ada’s blisters on her hands from doing the monkey bars every day at recess! Volunteering in Kindergarten classes shows you really quickly who has been taught to cover their cough at home. No wonder my mom, a Kindergarten teacher, has such a strong immune system ;) I want my girls to be as healthy as possible when they come in contact with those germs, so I make sure they take their multivitamins every day. In the one month that we’ve been back to school, each daughter has caught a bug and gotten over it in record time. I think it’s because they take their vitamins!nature-made-karainthekitchen-com-2I like that with Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamins, each child only has to take one vitamin per day. They are more concentrated so they don’t have to eat two. My girls like the all natural flavors of orange, cherry, and mixed berry. No artificial dyes, either! To get 10% off your Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamins at Target and enter to win a $50 Target gift card, click here!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Back to School With Ready Pac Foods

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Ready Pac Foods. As always, all opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for supporting Kara in the Kitchen!  Back to school is in full swing! We have been back for two and a half weeks; I am jealous of those … [Continue reading]

The Evenflo Sibby in New York City!

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This post was sponsored by Evenflo as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the Evenflo Sibby Travel System to facilitate my review. We took the Evenflo Sibby, available at Target, to New York City and it was the … [Continue reading]

WaterWipes at Babies R Us

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This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. As a mom of three (!), I am always looking for the best products for my children. Look at … [Continue reading]

Back to School with a2 Milk®

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This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.Can you believe that it's that time already? Back to school has already started for some, and my … [Continue reading]

IAMS at Target Gift Card Offer!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IamsDogDeal #CollectiveBias Give your dog some love! Save 5% with Cartwheel, PLUS get a $10 Target Gift Card when you buy 2 bags … [Continue reading]

10 Years of Marriage!


I was looking through my memories on Facebook and thought it would be fun to share our anniversaries throughout the last decade! 10 Years - Hitching Post in Casmalia with baby June along for the ride:9 Years - Carmel, CA with Maverick:8 Years - … [Continue reading]

FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event 2016


Have you ever wondered about where you came from? Genealogy is fascinating to me! I love learning about the people who came before me and what their lives were like. I have ancestors who crossed the plains in wagons along with ones who crossed the … [Continue reading]

June’s Birth Story

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June Deanne arrived Friday, May 13, 2016 at 2:43 AM! 9 lbs. 9 oz. 21 1/2 in. long 15 in. head circumference June was due on May 12th. Since I was 10 days overdue with Ada and 4 days overdue with Lola, I was sure that I'd be going at least a few … [Continue reading]