Share A Haircut to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

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This is a sponsored post with Hair Cuttery. It was one of those conversations that sticks with you. Back in college, a friend and I were gossiping talking about a mutual friend’s relationship disaster. This friend’s boyfriend had treated her horribly and then everything blew up when she found out he’d cheated on her. My […]

When I’m Hungry…


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias There’s a story that my husband likes to tell about a trip he and I took to California when I was almost 7 months pregnant with our youngest. The trip out there took all day and […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Style with Fanatics


When you are born in Pittsburgh, I’m pretty sure your parents sign a contract (possibly in blood) that you will forever bleed black and gold, even if you happen to move away. You have to cheer for the Steelers, Penguins, and of course, the Pirates. See how young we start our fans? Of course, the […]

Getting Kids Excited About Reading

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Put a good book in my hand and I’m a happy girl. Even a halfway decent book will do. I’ve been like that for as long as I can remember: a lover of books. My youngest caught that book reading bug early and he’ll read anything he can get his hands on. My older two […]

Simply Prepaid: When It’s Time to Get Your Tween a Phone

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChangingPrepaid #CollectiveBias I can’t believe I’ve been considering getting one of those prepaid plans for my tween for over a year now. I can remember sitting in his kindergarten orientation and completely tuning out the teacher who started […]

How I “Do It All”

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You’ll have to excuse me. I’m giggling thinking that I could ever really do it all. But like all moms, I have to figure out how to get through the day while juggling my family, a job, the house, and not losing my mind in the process. I have to get everyone where they need […]

A New Twist on Trivial Pursuit

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At-home game nights are our go-to cheap date. No babysitter needed, we can pop some popcorn, make a few drinks, and play. From the time my husband and I were first dating, we starting amassing a board game collection. My personal favorite type of game is trivia games, though apparently that can get old if […]

Preparing for a Big Day Tomorrow

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This is part of a sponsored campaign with The Motherhood and Kellogg’s. All opinions and lack of motivation in the mornings is my own.  No one in my house is a morning person. It’s actually quite an accomplishment that we’ve made it past the halfway point of the school year without my boys getting any […]

Hasbro Game Night: Monopoly

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When my husband and I were first married, we often played board games. It was something fun to do together that was a cheap date night. Even if we bought a new game, it was still more budget-friendly than heading out to dinner and movie. Now, we often have game nights with friends: the adults […]

Behaviors with Friends

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This is a sponsored post for teach2talk but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could freeze time right in the middle of a situation to explain to our kids the behavior we expect from them in that moment? Time out, here’s a good choice for you to make, […]