It’s Earth Month! Turn to #HealthyEssentials for great deals #Moms4JNJConsumer #Sponsored


This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
April is Earth Month – very appropriate [...]

Share Your Kitchen Shortcut w/ Mueller’s Pot-Sized Pasta #sponsored


This post is sponsored by Mueller’s, who sent me a coupon to purchase a box of Pot-Sized Pasta and compensated me for my time to review the product. I have entered the “Show Us Your Shortcut” Facebook contest on my own accord. As always, all opinions, experiences and photos shared here are 100% my own.
Confession [...]

Rock your Vacation and win a VIP trip to Kissimmee, FL


Last week, I had the chance to visit Central Florida and was hosted on a press trip by Experience Kissimmee to help kick off their “Rock Your Vacation” Instagram video contest that launched on February 3rd. The other bloggers attending and I got the chance to experience Kissimmee like VIPs, just as the contest winner [...]

Let’s talk Healthy Essentials® & the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™! #Moms4JNJConsumer #sponsored


This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
The New Year has just begun and [...]

I’m SMILING IT FORWARD™ with TYLENOL® #sponsored #SmilingItForward


I have received information and products from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks.
As a parent, there’s nothing like the sinking feeling you get when your child gets sick. Whether it’s just a simple sniffle or something worse, [...]

Get great deals this holiday season at the P&G eStore!



This holiday season it is easier than ever to shop right from home for your favorite Proctor & Gamble products! The P&G eStore has a large variety of the products we all use and love – and some special deals are in place to help make your holidays even merrier.
Not only can you get free [...]

Holiday Gift Idea: Shutterfly Photo Books #SFLYphotobook (Giveaway – closed)


Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? Whether it’s to commemorate a special family moment or just capture the everyday memories, snapping photos of our lives is as easy as pulling out the cell phone that we all seem to have right on-hand nowadays. And while sharing pictures online is quick and easy – and [...]

Staying Active as a Family this Fall #TogetherCounts


Although I haven’t posted about it yet this fall, there is one activity that takes over our household from the end of August until mid-October – youth soccer. Like last year, all three of our girls are playing again, which makes for a crazy schedule during the week (they each have had practices on different [...]

Back to School Tech from Walmart and HP (Giveaway thru 9/5)


Wow, it feels like summer began just yesterday and here we are looking at school starting again for us next week. My girls are getting ready – we’ve already had one school supply shopping trip and they all met their new teachers last night at Back-to-School Night. We have a few more things left on [...]

#LEGOBrickation Summer event in #TraverseCity (Giveaway – ends 6/24)


Calling all LEGO fans! The LEGO Summer Brickation is coming to Traverse City, Michigan and it’s a great chance for families to enjoy some hands-on fun together with one of childhood’s most iconic toys. There are only four locations where you can experience the LEGO Brickation in the US this summer, and I’m so happy [...]

Ragu Asks – what’s the craziest thing you’ve done to get your kids to eat? (Giveaway – CLOSED)


I am a picky eater. Yes, I’ll fully admit to that fact! However, over time I’ve learned to try and like a lot more foods and although there’s still a lot of things I won’t eat (like fruit), I’ve since met someone else who has taken the crown as the pickiest eater I’ve ever known…
My [...]

Go “Inside the Crayon Box” with Crayola and Lisa Loeb


What do you get when you hand a kid a box of crayons, a paintbrush or a piece of sidewalk chalk? It’s hard to even take a guess sometimes – but that’s the thing that’s so amazing to see. What one child will come up with can be completely and totally different from what another [...] You Are What You Brew


Although I don’t drink coffee myself, I always remember the strong scent from when my mom would brew it in the mornings. She has always taken her coffee black (probably one reason I never developed a taste for it) and there’s still just something about the smell of a fresh pot of coffee brewing that [...]

My original recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Chops #CostcoPork (Giveaway – CLOSED)


I’m not by any means a foodie, a food blogger or even a terribly great cook. I’ll be honest and say that I tend to look more at convenience when choosing what to feed my family for dinner than whether it’s the best nutritional option or the healthiest choice I can find. I have friends [...]

Tweens & Personal Hygiene Recap – and a giveaway! (CLOSED)


Last week, I had the opportunity to co-host one of the classes that The Motherhood is doing this month for their ‘Don’t Fret The Sweat Tween Academy’. The topic was Tweens & Personal Hygiene and this was a timely one for me since my oldest daughter is now 10-1/2 and we’re just getting into those [...]

Check out deals on pork at Costco this week! #CostcoPork


October is National Pork Month, and Costco is kicking things off with a couple of delicious deals – starting today (October 3rd), you can get $2.50 off boneless pork chops and roasts at your local Costco store, through October 9th. Then each remaining week in October, look for deals on other cuts of pork that [...]

Let’s talk ‘Tweens and Personal Hygiene’ on 9/28 with Rosalind Wiseman and The Motherhood!


Back in 2010, I had a great experience visiting the Unilever-sponsored suite during BlogHer in New York City, which was one of the most fun events that I attended – in part, because I had the chance to meet Rosalind Wiseman and I received a copy of her book, Queen Bees & Wannabees: Helping Your [...]

“Rally for Recess” with Dannon Danimals®


Back when I was a kid, we used to have recess three times every day – morning, lunchtime and afternoon. I knew that schools have had to cut recess times over the years in order to squeeze in more instructional time and do what they can with limited resources, so I wasn’t surprised to find [...]

Go Back to School Shopping with Dollar General


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.
When it comes to buying school supplies and other back-to-school essentials, I always look for the best value I can find. I want good quality items of  course, but at a cost that our checkbook can handle, especially [...]

Get cell phone service for low cost with TracFone


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TracFone. All opinions are 100% mine.
As my kids get older, I know that we’re going to have to address the cell phone issue – very soon. My oldest has already started asking for a phone, and while I don’t think she really needs one [...]

Enjoy the last moments of summer with Coca-Cola’s 125 Years of Summer Fun! (Giveaway – CLOSED)


Yes, it’s true – these long, lazy days of summer are coming to an end, and soon enough our days will be filled with school, activities and raking up those pesky leaves. But summer’s not quite finished yet – there’s still some time to sneak in some fun, and Coca-Cola’s helping us enjoy every moment [...]

Get Total Equipment Protection App from Sprint!


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint. All opinions are 100% mine.

Although I don’t have an Android or Blackberry phone myself anymore, I do have a smartphone and I know how important it is to protect these devices, especially with how essential they’re becoming to our daily lives today. My [...]

Mom’s the Word on Dinner – and Table Manners too! (Giveaway – CLOSED)


Have you seen the Mom’s the Word on Dinner videos over on Ragu’s Facebook page lately? I’ve been following the conversation as some well-known bloggers dish about different dinner-time topics, all about feeding our kids – how to handle picky eaters, feed kids healthier foods, and the latest video – which talks about table manners:

Manners [...]

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