No Time to Slow Down #FastAdvil

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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 [...]

#CapriSunMoms Soccer Season

Capri Sun Kids vs Pros MLS Showdown

Our Fall schedule is packed with soccer and other after school activities, along with the dreaded homework. Mealtimes tend to be whenever we manage to squeeze them in and whatever is convenient on the go. We eat plenty of fruit because it’s easy and refreshing to take with us on our many trips back and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]