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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 […]

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 […]


Giving Your Baby Sweet Dreams and a Safe Nest

Thank you Jessica for sharing these tips. Most infant fatalities and accidents occur within the home, a fact which stresses many parents significantly. Fortunately, simple prevention and precautions can help eliminate many risks. Here are some key steps to take to keep your baby safe at night while sleeping.  No Stuffed Animals, Blankets, or Pillows […]

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Maty’s Natural and Effective Health Products

There has been an increased concern about children’s medications over the last few years. It seems like new warnings and guidelines are coming out all the time about the side effects these medications can have on younger children. According to the Center for Disease Control thousands of children under the age of 12 go to emergency […]

Then and Now

Protect Your Preemie from RSV

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.Two and a half years ago we had an emergency cesarean when we discovered my daughter was in cardiac failure. We spent a month […]

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Getting Girls Interested in Engineering with GlodieBlox

I participated in a campaign with The Motherhood and GoldieBlox. All opinions are 100% my own. Raising Girls in our society is becoming a challenge. Flat out, we’re dumbing down our girls. Harsh but true. The pink aisle is all dolls and princess dress up. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying those things are […]

Awesome Kids Lunches - Rock The Lunch

Everything You Need to Make Awesome Kids Lunches

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. It’s time to rock your kids lunchbox! Building it with the best in organic and healthy options. Here are some of our favorites along with all the essentials we use for great eco-friendly and reusable options.  One of my daughters favorite lunches […]

5 Tips for Staying Healthy and Active with a Busy Schedule

5 Tips for Staying Healthy and Active with a Busy Schedule

This conversation is sponsored by Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine. Sometimes I cringe when I look at the calendar. The thought of trying to be healthy and active when your schedule is utter chaos seems like a joke. It’s not just my schedule that is crazy but everyone in the family. […]


5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Being a Mom

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received one bottle of Colief Infant Drops for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. There are times that I look back and think to myself that despite all of the pregnancy and parenting books there are still things […]

Unforgettable Movie Night and Golden Oreo Popcorn

Unforgettable Movie Night with Kids – Golden Oreo Popcorn

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 Spending quality time takes more then sitting and watching a movie. It’s about the lead up and the excitement. It’s about selecting your favorite popcorn […]

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Tire Guide for Mom’s

I told you about the fun I had at the Cooper Tire test track. Now it’s time to tell you about some of the things I’ve learned. As a mother, it’s important to know about what I’m putting my families lives onto. Tires are an investment sometimes, but your lives are worth it. Here are […]

10 of the worst gift ideas for your wife or mother

10 of the Worst Gift Ideas for Your Wife or Mother

I’ve been a Wife and Mother for almost 6 years now. I’m also someone that enjoys giving gifts to people I love. My whole family is like this as well. My husband however, was raised differently. Now, don’t think I’m some superficial greedy chick calling out my husband. I’m just trying to steer men in […]

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Sending Love to the Worlds Hardest Worker

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cardstore. Surely by now you’ve seen this amazing job interview video. Where a handful of people applied for the toughest job in the world as a Director of Operations at Rethom, Inc. The ad had a few requirements such as, standing all the time, […]

Benefits of Eating Dinner as a Family

Benefits of Eating Dinner as a Family

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own. Family time during the week is sometimes rare or in small amounts. During our busy week dinnertime is the only time we slow down enough to have a conversation that doesn’t envelope rushing to get somewhere. We can […]

Letting Girls Build Their Creativity

Letting Girls Build Their Creativity

My daughter comes from a creative family of painters, sculptors and writers. Her teachers have sent home many praises for the work that she does in class. I have a stack of drawings that that have gone into storage. I’ve watched her over years build on her creativity through different mediums as well. I love […]


Handling the Picky Eaters in Your Family

This post was brought to you by Juice Plus+. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Some parents are plagued by their kids being picky eaters. My sister was is a picky eater to this day. Her favorite things consist of chicken nuggets and french fries, nothing green and pretty much nothing good for her. […]


5 Tips for Creating the Best Easter Basket

Creating the perfect Easter basket is easier than you think. These 5 tips will give you some great ideas for special gifts and treats all while keeping it eco friendly. Recycled Easter Basket – Keep your Easter baskets from previous years. Store them with your Easter decorations just like you would Christmas decorations. Pick out […]

10 Healthy Snack Ideas

10 Healthy Snack Ideas

If you could eat any food in the whole world without any concern, chances are that item would be listed in the “junk food” category. Mine would be cheese fries, dark chocolate and potato chips. I asked my daughter what some of her favorite junk food items were and here are the items she came […]

Best Jogging Strollers

5 of the Best Jogging Strollers

I’ve owned and tried most of these jogging strollers. I’ve put them in order of what I think is the best order. This is just my opinion but reviews don’t lie. Features and ease of use always outweigh the price. I’m a firm believer in “You get what you pay for.” These are the top […]

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Healthy Snack Planning for Kids

Everyday my daughter gets off the bus from school and we have the same conversation. How was school? Good. Were you a good girl? Yes. Did you do anything fun? No, can I have a snack now? I’m always prepared for it because it’s the same thing she has asked every day since she started […]


Ways that Your Kids Can Help Go Green

Thanks to REPREVE for sponsoring today’s discussion Our children are our future. Not just the people that may be taking care of us when we can no longer take care of ourselves, but they have to live with choices that are being made now. So if we destroy our planet now, our children and our […]


The Proper Way to Wear Your Baby

As more and more parents start wearing their babies it’s important to address the fact that all baby carriers are NOT created equal. There are a few things you need to keep in mind to make sure that your baby is safe. Not just their physical safety, but also their psychological safety as well.  You should […]

Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Tips for Winterizing Your Home

  Winter is right around the corner and we’ve already gotten some pretty chilly nights and even snow this year. Make sure your house is well prepared for the Winter weather. The last thing you want is for something to fail after a hard freeze.  Clean yours vents and ducts. Vacuum your intake vents to […]


Five Ways to Cope with Backseat Bickering

Any family who’s taken a long road trip with multiple children knows the sound of bickering in the backseat all too well. Kids can get tired, grumpy, and bored, taking this out on their siblings. The following five tips are a few ways to help stop bickering in its tracks. 1. Take age into consideration. […]

Why you need a Tech Break

  Take a look around your home; we reckon you’ll see at least three different screens on three different devices. From mobile smartphones to televisions to laptops, there are screens and technology everywhere and sometimes you’ve got to accept it’s simply time for a break. If you’re cooking dinner and glancing down at your phone […]


Keep Your Kids Safe from Coin Sized Batteries

It’s Baby Safety Month, and I wanted to share some information with you about keeping your little ones safe. Coin Sized batteries are often overlooked but cause a serious help risk to our little ones. We can all help create awareness by spreading the word about The Battery Controlled. The Battery Controlled is an effort from […]


Starting Violin Lessons

Nothing makes you prouder than  your daughter telling you that she doesn’t want to take dance or karate like the other kids. Instead, she tells you she’d rather learn to play the violin. Talk about being floored. My husband and I looked at each other for a minute to let it sink in. So I […]


5 Must Haves for the Uncomfortable Pregnancy #DulcoEasePink

Both of my pregnancies were rough. I was constantly uncomfortable, sore and miserable. No glowing reviews from me. If I HAD to do it all again though, I’d prepare to keep a few things handy in my Mommy toolkit. Items that would help me through the rough patches. We’re going to get real with these […]


Surviving Long Car Journeys with Kids

Often, as a parent, you will find yourself avoiding any journeys greater than a couple of hours long. The cries of needing the toilet and being bored, not to mention the constant questioning of how much longer the journey will take, are enough to drive even the most patient parent round the bend. Unfortunately the […]


Six Reasons to Consider Summer Camp for Kids

Six Reasons to Consider Summer Camp for Kids When school’s over and your child is home for the summertime, you may be wondering how you will keep them entertained and active for the next three months. A great way to keep kids busy – and give them a life-shaping experience – is an overnight camp. […] Protection Status