August 21, 2014

7 Snacking Tips for Busy Moms

healthy snacking

  Back-to-school may be all about the kids but that doesn't mean moms don't need a little bit of attention this time of year too. It's way too easy to forget to care for yourself when life gets busy but it is so important. After all, moms don't get sick days so it's important you stay at … [Read more...]

Free Printable – Weekly Menu Plan

Printable Weekly Menu Plan

I don't know about you but back-to-school season can be a little overwhelming to me. This year it really doesn't help that we are attempting  move with newborn twins just weeks after my toddler got out of the hospital. I may be crazy by the end of this. Fortunately a solid routine can really help … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #PledgeforEVOO Twitter Party


Join us on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST for the #PledgeforEVOO Twitter party sponsored by Pompeian! August is National Olive Oil Month and we're celebrating with another fun Twitter party with Pompeian! This month, Pompeian has launched the Pompeian Pledge and … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #DOLESquishems Twitter Party


Join us on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST for the #DOLESquishems Twitter party sponsored by Dole! It's that time of year again and kids are getting ready to head back to school and start back up with fall sports. I LOVE the return to routine so this is actually my … [Read more...]

Bob Revolution SE Duallie Stroller Review (and Giveaway!)

BOB stroller giveaway

  When I first moved to San Diego I decided that if I didn't take up running I could never hang out with the cool kids. It probably comes from having 70 degree weather year round but running is as popular here as binge TV watching was for me as a teenager (*cough* adult *cough*). While I … [Read more...]

10 Things Your Child’s Kindergarten Teacher Wishes you Knew


Starting kindergarten is a huge milestone in the life of a child, and one that most parents spend years preparing for. While academic preparation for kindergarten is important, there are many practical issues to consider that can help make the back-to-school transition easier for your child and your … [Read more...]

Drowning Really is Silent

Drowning is Silent

I ran into the ER with mismatched clothes and wet hair. “My daughter was just brought in. She was in a pool accident.” I said. A pool accident. That’s what they’d called it when my friend’s little girl drowned a few years earlier. I wondered what it meant at the time but now, I couldn’t bring … [Read more...]

Winning Wednesday: August 6, 2014

Winning Wednesday

If you are hosting a blog giveaway, be sure and post it below and share it with our readers! Want to be notified when we post a new giveaway? Be sure and subscribe so you don’t miss out on anything. Busy Mommy Media Giveaways PepperLu Photo Backdrop Giveaway Share your Giveaway Don’t … [Read more...]

New and Improved Formula from Johnson’s Baby

Johnsons Baby

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Johnson's Baby. As always, all opinions are my own. When I became a mother, I made a promise to be an advocate for my kids. That definitely doesn’t mean that I’m an expert in everything but I have a responsibility to do my best to find healthy, safe … [Read more...]

Nearly Instant Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

banana oatmeal

I grew up on oatmeal so it's a staple breakfast food around our house. My dad used to make huge pots of oatmeal and I've always loved the endless flavor options. We eat it several times a week and it's wonderful because it's cheap and fills everyone up. With 8 people in our house though, the cost … [Read more...]