Please Remember to Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness this Month! #GoGold

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7 MRIs. 6 CT scans. 2 surgeries. Weeks of crutches and physical therapy.
It’s been 17 months now since Hannah’s surgery to remove a hemangiopericytoma from her right knee last year. She was lucky, as far as cancer goes – her soft tissue sarcoma (tumor) was located near the skin, easily visible, and could be removed [...]

Refreshing Our Back-To-School Routine with Healthy Essentials #Moms4JNJConsumer #sponsored

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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.
Sending the kids off to school nowadays [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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

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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)

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

ROASTe.com: You Are What You Brew

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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 [...]