October 21, 2014

How to Simplify On-the-Go Snacking

snacking on the go

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Snacktime is serious business around here. We don't leave the house without a stash of snacks because I … [Read more...]

Hot Dog Kebabs for a Kid-Friendly Lunch!

hot dog keba

This post has been sponsored by Mom it Forward and Hillshire Farm. All opinions are my own.  We're in a lunchtime slump around here. Most days I'm too sleep deprived to put anything too exciting together and my toddler is going through a weird eating phase where we never know what she's going … [Read more...]

Simplify your Contacts with the NEW Swop App!

Swop App

  Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Swop. We only share things that we genuinely believe will be useful to you, though, and all opinions are my own. I love it when a great connection happens. The other day I was at my kids’ school where they have classes once a week as part of our … [Read more...]

Moms! Best Apps to Keep you Organized

best apps for moms

I used to be an organized person. Really, I did. Then I had kids and my brain turned to mush. I can't remember anything on my own. I usually rely on my 8 year old and his unbelievable memory or my smart phone to keep me on track. Fortunately there are plenty of apps to keep me on top of things. … [Read more...]

Planning for a Safe Halloween with Energizer


  Thanks to Energizer and The Motherhood for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.  First step in Halloween prep around our house is hiding the candy from mom. Seriously. I will eat it all. Once we get through that important step we can move onto more important … [Read more...]

How to Potty Train a Toddler without Losing Your Mind


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pull-Ups. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.   I'm not a fan of potty training. Especially when I am sleep deprived. If it was up to me I'd hold off … [Read more...]

Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Life is not perfect. One of the things I've tried hard to teach my kids though is that it doesn't have to be perfect to be good. That's important to remember in a post-Pinterest world. More often than not, the dishes aren't done, chores are boring, and you have to settle for whatever is on sale. The … [Read more...]

Keep your Kids Safe Online and Win with #ShareAwesome


I still remember when my family got our first computer. It had DOS and did absolutely nothing cool. A few years later my dad started talking about this awesome new thing, called the internet, that everyone was going to start using. I totally didn't believe him. If I want to blow my kids minds I … [Read more...]

10 Things you MUST Do with your Kids this Fall

10 things to do with your kids this fall

As moms, we get busy. It's way too easy to get caught up in the things that we have to do and forget to do the things we want to do though. I know I get stuck in that trap far too often. The reality is that kids grow up fast and we only get so much time to do the fun stuff. Add these 10 things to … [Read more...]

Take Halloween Up a Notch With #Frosty4Adoption


Fall is filled with opportunities for kids to be kids. From pumpkin patches to trick-or-treating everyone can find something to get excited about. Sadly, though, not every child has the same opportunities. Before I had kids I worked as a special education aide and later as a special ed teacher. Many … [Read more...]