Family Gift from Best Buy

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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


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 […]

How to Fake a Clean House When You Have Kids


This is a sponsored post with Acorn Influence.  We’re heading into the holiday season, which for us means lots of company coming over. Mostly, that’s company who also has kids, so they get the whole “family with kids” normal clutter. But, I still don’t want the house to be a mess. Though it’s hard to […]

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Your BFF

Christmas gift ideas for your best friend

This is a sponsored post but I really do need to think about what to send my BFF for Christmas, so I’m sharing my ideas here and I’d love to hear yours, too!  What are you getting your best friend for Christmas this year? That one person who’s always there for you deserves something special […]

Christmas Gift Ideas: Fab 15 Holiday Toy List

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When I was a little girl and it came time to make my Christmas list, it usually had something to do with whatever the hot doll or stuffed animal was for that year. Of course there were the Barbie years.

Family Gift from Best Buy: LG OLED

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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.  Aside from my boys’ Christmas wish lists, around this time of year, my husband and I start shopping around for a family gift. It’s usually in the form of something for […]

Finding a Balance with Mixify


We still have plenty of Halloween candy left. Maybe not as much chocolate in those trick-or-treat bags as the other types of candy, but still, there’s quite a bit left. I have no problem letting my kids have candy or soda every once in a while. When I was growing up, we weren’t allowed to […]