Yell Less, Love More Book Review and Giveaway

Review of The Orange Rhino's book on not yelling at your kids.

I was sent a copy of Yell Less, Love More for review. But I’d planned on buying it anyway. All opinions are my own. One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to stop yelling at my kids. I had many, many moments before that where I said that I needed to stop yelling [...]

Animal Jam Review and Giveaway

Animal Jam review

This post is sponsored by Animal Jam in association with National Geographic. My boys’ obsession with Animal Jam has been going on for about a year, and they were ridiculously excited to be given memberships after playing the free version for so long. A few days of the week, my oldest asks if he can [...]

Back to School Routines, Nutrition, and a Giveaway

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We’re trying to get back into the school routine. Summer spoiled us with its lack of a schedule. Not that my boys ever really slow down, but during the summer, they can choose to move on their own time.   Now it’s back to having to get out the door for school on time in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Honey Rolls and “Comfort Factor” $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Honey Rolls

It used to be that my period was just something inconvenient, but it didn’t really change much about my daily routine (other than being sure not to wear white pants- never had an issue, but thanks to books I read as a teen it’s still ingrained in me that it’s a no-no). But these days, [...]

#SweetSuite14: Best Toys for Boys


I attended The Big Toy Book #SweetSuite14 event at Blogger Bash in New York last month where I got to play with, learn about, and in some cases, get some of the toys I saw. But I’m so excited about finding so much cool stuff for boys that I’m sharing just out of pure excitement. All opinions are [...]

LeapPad3: Learning Tablet for Kids

tablets for kids

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with LeapFrog and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My boys love tablets. They like playing games and watching videos, especially. My oldest has started using them to read, as well. But what I don’t like about their tablet use is the videos they manage [...]

#NoLeaksGuaranteed Keeping Me Sane in a Storm: Energizer Giveaway


I participated in this program on behalf of Energizer and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Ah, coastal living. These warnings show up on your phone quite a bit during hurricane season. And while the bigger storms require you to think about evacuation or at least making sure you have your supplies should a [...]

Zero Calorie Sweet Tea: Southern Breeze Sweet Tea Giveaway

southern breeze sweet tea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea. I grew up in the North, where iced tea was served unsweetened with the option to mix in your sweetener of choice. A sweetener that never really did much of anything but settle at the bottom of your glass because [...]