Why Our Children Need Community Gardens

Do you know what a food desert is? Food deserts are defined as urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few healthy, affordable […]


Smartphone Leaps and Bounds

Remember when phones were heavy and thick? You had a leather case that wrapped around it and allowed the antenna to stick out the top. You had extra battery packs that you could pop in when the others died while you played snake. I’m so glad that technology has changed so much and so fast […]

Tire Tread wear gauge

Did your tires survive Winter?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tires for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Last year I visited the Cooper Tire test track to test the difference between their tires and their competitors. It was a ton of fun and I learned a lot while I was there. Now […]

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Best Self Atlanta Magazine Photoshoot

This post brought to you by Kohl’s. I was really hoping to visit the White House this Easter for the annual Easter Egg Roll but we didn’t get a lottery spot or an invitation this year. I’ve been waiting to apply until Peanut was old enough to enjoy it without a stroller. I’ll be trying […]

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Little Braves Fans

Two years ago my husband brought JaMonkey to her first baseball game. In Atlanta they have a special Father Daughter day that Dads can bring their daughters to and they get to walk to bases and a special t-shirt. Since that first game she has asked multiple times about when their next game is.  Because […]


Time to Break Out the Color for Spring

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKoshB’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Time to break out the short sleeves and dresses, it’s Springtime! I’ve already started packing up the Winter clothes and pulling out the warm weather clothes. In the South we really […]

Chicken Strawberry and Feta Salad

Chicken Strawberry and Feta Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Harvestland by Perdue. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite go to lunches is my chicken strawberry and feta salad. It blends all of my favorite flavors together in a burst of flavor. I can make it fast too, with Harvestland® by […]

Win a KitchenAid Mixer #Giveaway

Spring is in Bloom Giveaway – Win a Colorful KitchenAid Mixer

Aside from all the pollen, I love Spring. All the colors blooming and coming out after a long and dark Winter. I’m always so depressed during the Winter because in Georgia, it’s cloudy from November to March. It’s awful. I could throw a party every Spring equinox. So to celebrate my own joy for the […]

Disney Pixar Inside Out Activity Sheets

Disney Pixar Inside Out Activity Sheets

I’m so excited about the upcoming Disney Pixar Inside Out coming out June 19! It’s an awesome cast; Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Kaitlyn Dias. I love that it’s tackling something that really can be amusing, our inner monologue. But more than that, a kids inner […]

Netflix Kids Nature Shows

Watch More Than Just Cartoons

Netflix Kids isn’t just cartoons and kids shows. They also have a fantastic section of nature videos. Series like DisneyNature, BBC Earth, National Geographic and Blue Planet. They can learn something fascinating that will get them interested in nature and the great outdoors.  Anytime my daughter asks us about an animal, historical event or a […]

Great Children's Books for Kids that live in Georgia

Great Children’s Books for Kids that Live in Georgia

We love reading in my house and one of my favorite ways to spark interest in reading when ever we are in a reading rut is to read books that will spark your little ones back into reading. There are a few book authors that have created a series of children’s books that share fun […]


Time to Get Fit at Home – Pear Mobile Training App and Gear

I’m the worst when it comes to going to the gym to work out. So much so, that I bought myself a walking desk to make sure that I’m getting moving. But that only covers my walking, I need something else. When it comes down to it, I don’t like working out in front of other […]

How to make Slime or Gak

How to Make Slime or Gak

I participated in a campaign with Acorn Influence on behalf of Walmart and the Kids Choice Awards. All opinions are my own.   Making slime with your kids is incredibly easy. You only need a few ingredients and you can find them at your local Walmart. For added fun you can get fun washable watercolor […]

Fun Froggy Game

Fun Froggy Craft and Game

To celebrate the launch of Jonathan London’s newest Froggy book Froggy’s Birthday Wish, I decided to make a fun game that you can make and play with your kids. It would make a great party game for those that are Froggy lovers and the kids will get a kick out of picking up “chocolate” cover […]

10 Tips for Keeping Your Laundry Fresh and New

10 Tips for Keeping Your Laundry Fresh and New

This post is brought to you thanks to Persil® ProClean™ Certain items in your laundry will tend to be more difficult to wash, colors will fade, and materials will wear down easily. Follow some of these laundry tips to keep your clothes looking fresh and new with minimal effort. Wash them inside out – Washing your clothes […]

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Julius Jr. Appisode – Perfect Pirate Day

We just tested out another great new appisode. If you aren’t familiar with what an appisode is, it’s a cross between an app and an episode of a show. It turns those unanswered question from the TV into an interactive experience your kids will love. The award-winning Nick Jr. series Julius Jr. launched its first-ever interactive appisode […]

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Disney Imagicademy: Mickey’s Magical Arts World App

The latest addition to the Disney Imagicademy line up is now available! Mickey’s Magical Arts World is filled with everything to get your child’s creative juices flowing with drawing, costume & movie making, materials, design and music. If you want to see the gameplay in action watch the video at the end of this post. If […]

Graco® Swivi Seat™ Highchair

Closer Look at the Graco Swivi Seat Highchair

When it comes to baby gear, I’m a huge fan of the Graco® line. I was invited to attend a Graco® at home event to get a first hand look at their newest highchair. They also sent me home with one to try out first hand. It’s called the Graco® Swivi Seat™ Highchair and it’s the […]

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VTech Safe & Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Monitor

This post is brought to you by VTech and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. I’m a sucker for good technology that makes like as a parent easier and the VTech Safe&Sound® Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Baby Monitor is one of those things. I like it even more when it’s loaded with features […]

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Fighting the Morning Lag

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by belVita through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about belVita, all opinions are my own. My husband and I take turns every morning getting our oldest up and onto the bus each day. The days that my husband gets her out […]

Fruity Chocolate Froyo

Fruity Chocolate Froyo

The opinions and thoughts contained in this post are 100% mine. I only ever work with companies I support and think you, my readers, will like.  Sometimes eating healthy can get boring. I know I’m not the only one that feels like that, so I try to switch things up every now and again by […]


First Big Test of the Year

School has been going great for me since I returned. I’m quite proud of myself, despite the fact that I took fall semester off after becoming overwhelmed with the kids at home with me. It is rough going from no school to a few classes on campus, to only online learning. Online classes are far […]

Gooey Sugar Coma S'mores Bars

Gooey Sugar Coma S’mores Bars

Does your sweet tooth love s’mores as much as mine? I had a craving for something s’more related and decided to use what I had around my house to make these gooey sugar coma s’mores bars.  For these bars, I literally threw everything in a baking dish and melted it together. That’s all a s’more […]


Disney Imagicademy Party

No one loves a Disney Party, like I love a Disney party. With the launch of the new Disney Imagicademy apps I threw a party and invited some friends over for some fun themed snacks, crafts and app play. There are three new apps that Disney just released. Mickey’s Magical Math World, the Imagicademy Parents […]

Tissue Paper Stained Glass

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Hearts

This post is brought to you by Dixie Crystals. You can find more fun crafts like this one in their Kid’s Kitchen. Making stained glass hearts is a great project for little hands that need practice with fine motor skills. Children can cut or tear lots of pieces of colorful tissue paper and glue them […]


Google Tablet Prize Pack Giveaway

Since becoming a blogger I’ve found a great group of women to call my friends. Some live far away and I only get to see them once or twice a year. But in Georgia we our group gets together at least once a month if not more for blogger events that are hosting in Atlanta. […]

10 Life Hacks for Busy Moms

10 Life Hacks for Busy Moms

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mondelez via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mondelez. There never seems to be enough time in the day when you’re a busy mom. It’s chaos trying to get the kids out the door, whether […]

Puff Hazelnut Chocolate Raspberry Pastries

Puff Hazelnut Chocolate Raspberry Pastries

This past week I was invited to a Puff Pastry Ladies Night with a handful of other bloggers to experience how easy it is to make lots of great food for entertaining with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.  They sponsored the party and the following recipe that I created for you guys!  We feasted on some savory […]

Homemade Skinny Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread – Blendtec Review

This homemade hazelnut spread is a skinny version of the Nutella you already love. It is made with dark chocolate and almond / coconut milk blend instead of milk and cocoa. It tastes great and you can make it at home in your blender or food processor.  Blendtec recently sent me their Designer 725 to […]

Better for you Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Better for You Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches are one of my major weaknesses. This recipe cuts out a lot of the fat by baking and served in a smaller portion, making it a better for you version of a favorite. I’ll be making these for Super Bowl Sunday.  Paired with a bold Lite Ranch dressing or Lite Blue Cheese, […] Protection Status