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

monopoly on xbox

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, […]

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe and Other 150 Calorie Snack Hacks

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This article is sponsored by Yoplait Greek 100.  I know that if I tried to make a huge change in what I eat, I’d end up failing. Small changes, baby steps, gradually changing my routine, being a little more mindful of what and when I’m eating: this is what I’m trying instead. A big part […]

3 Quick Rice Recipes

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. Since it’s the first week of January, you’re probably hearing so many people talk about dieting, if you aren’t talking about it yourself. I’m not quite jumping on that bandwagon, but I do want to be more mindful about […]

Meditation for the Rest of Us

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The notes for this post have been in my phone for over two years because I wanted to share these tips, though this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee®. Exercise. Healthier eating. Drinking more water. Getting more sleep. These are all things that we know we need to do to […]

Family Gift from Best Buy

Canon Holiday Image

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Between Christmas parties, Christmas music programs, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, a camera is a must this season. I’ve fallen into the habit of using my smartphone to take pictures. And […]

Crush the Cups and Get Free Cameron’s Coffee

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This post is sponsored by Cameron’s Coffee. Read on to find out how you can get a free box of coffee!  I’m not your typical mom-who-needs-coffee-every-single-morning. I used to drink coffee by the vat back in college and during my first few years of teaching. And then I got pregnant and stopped drinking all caffeine. […]

Lots and Lots of Cookies: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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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.  Third party trademarks used herein are trademarks of […]