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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Steps to Get Your Kids to Make Healthy Choices

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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, [...]

6 Good Reads and a $100 Gift Card Giveaway

There’s usually one day a month when I’m rendered completely useless, thanks to cramps and the exhaustion that comes with my period. There are few more days when I’m inconvenienced and maybe a little cranky, but there’s always that worst day when I can barely move. And since I like any excuse to curl up [...]

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 [...]

Outlander: My New Must-Watch Show

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Do you ever read a book and then watch a movie or television adaptation of it and think that’s not how I pictured it? It happens to me all the time. But sometimes, I’m pleasantly surprised by what is portrayed on the screen. That’s the case for me with Outlander.