No Time to Slow Down #FastAdvil

#fastadvil

I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by fast acting Advil® Film-Coated and I received a free sample of Advil® Film-Coated. This is a sponsored post for SocialStars by Crowdtap. All opinions expressed are my own. #FastAdvil I looked at my calendar this week and cringed. Four soccer practices, two cross country practices, two [...]

#KeepKidsHealthy During the Cold and Flu Season

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PediaCare®. Fall in North Carolina means cute scarves and boots for me and hoodie season for my boys. But it can also mean cold and flu season. Kids under 6 can average 6-8 colds per year and 15-42% of preschool and school age kids [...]

Cavity Protection in Our Bedtime Routine #besweetsmart

#besweetsmart this Halloween and avoid cavities in children

I taught my child the importance of oral health care with LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE®, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #besweetsmart Mondays are always the longest weekday for my family. Despite claiming that my boys would each only be involved with one activity each season and that if I were to allow two, they [...]

Must Haves for Your Tailgate Party

Tailgating essentials for this football season.

Thank you to Sam’s Club for sponsoring today’s post and helping me get ready for tailgating this Football Season.  I grew up in Pittsburgh. Steelers fans take their tailgating very seriously. You go downtown and tailgate, even if you don’t actually have tickets to the game. You go for the celebration of it and to [...]

For the Love of Play #QuakerPlayMaker Giveaway

Fuel Up to Play 60

This post is part of a program with Quaker 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. Now that Fall is here, my family’s schedule is packed! School and homework are [...]

5 Steps to Get Your Kids to Make Healthy Choices

healthy choices for kids

I won’t pretend that my boys only ask for healthy foods all the time and wouldn’t dream of wanting a treat, as evidenced by one of my boys asking if he could have M&M’s for breakfast this morning. Of course, I told him no. He can have a few later this afternoon as a treat, [...]

Dark Hope Book Review and Giveaway

Review of Dark Hope by Monica McGurk, book one of the Archangel Prophecies

If you check out the books I’ve read on my Goodreads shelves or if you ask me for a suggestion for a book to read, most of the time, it’s Young Adult books that I read. It started when I had to take Children’s and Young Adult Literature classes in college, though I’ve always been [...]

Keep Your Back to School Paperwork Organized #Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me as part of the 2014 Team of COMM: Council of Media Moms. We’re officially in back-to-school mode, with the packed schedules and mounds of paperwork to show for it. It can quickly pile up and important papers can get lost, along with activities being missed. I’ve been using my [...]

Parent Involvement Made Easy with Monday Envelope

It’s the time of year again. When my phone gets so many texts that I become immune to the pinging alert of a new message and our family email gets crammed full of notices, all thanks to sports and school activities. I like to stay in the loop and know what’s going on. Sometimes I’m [...]

Back to Routine for Back-to-School #HealthyEssentials

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. This summer has turned my family [...]