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 [...]

Worry Less with #SIMPLRPLAN and Enter to Win $150 Gift Card

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf SIMPLR.™ Whenever anyone asks me about my kids, I always say that I have three very active boys. And I do: they like to be on the go, participating in all sorts of sports and activities. But when they’ve worn themselves out, they want to [...]

Outlander: My New Must-Watch Show


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.

Crispy Zucchini with Chili Lime Yogurt Dip: Pompeian Pledge

fried zucchini

This recipe is part of a sponsored campaign. Love for zucchini and olive oil is all my own.  I’ve loved zucchini forever. I used to eat big platefuls of it fried up with butter, coated in a ton of Parmesan cheese when I was younger than my boys are now. I still love zucchini, but [...]

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, [...]

Outlander: Why You Should Watch This New Show


I was like Sam and his green eggs and ham. No matter how many people gushed about their love for the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, I turned up my nose and insisted I did not like it(Sam I am). Because I thought I’d read it back in college. A friend gave it to me, [...]

A Childlike Summer #HungerFreeSummer

I worked with The Motherhood on this post, sponsored by ConAgra Foods. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Since my last post about #HungerFreeSummer, I’ve talked more with my boys about what we can do to help kids who worry about having enough food to eat each day.

Cool Morning Treat #IcedDelight

international delight recipe

I’m not a morning person. Not even a little bit. But in the summer, mornings are the easiest time for me to get work done because my kids sleep in. Once they’re up, they’re asking to go to the pool or the beach or to have friends over. So I need to take advantage of [...]

Go Outside and Play! #CutterRepellents

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents. Go outside. It’s my summer mantra. Go run, bike, jump, swim, play, even just lay down and watch the clouds or read a book. Whatever it is you do, go outside.