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 [...]

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

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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

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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, [...]