Behaviors with Friends

behaviors with friends

This is a sponsored post for teach2talk but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could freeze time right in the middle of a situation to explain to our kids the behavior we expect from them in that moment? Time out, here’s a good choice for you to make, […]

3 Quick Rice Recipes

rice recipes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. Since it’s the first week of January, you’re probably hearing so many people talk about dieting, if you aren’t talking about it yourself. I’m not quite jumping on that bandwagon, but I do want to be more mindful about […]

Meditation for the Rest of Us

meditation tips

The notes for this post have been in my phone for over two years because I wanted to share these tips, though this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee®. Exercise. Healthier eating. Drinking more water. Getting more sleep. These are all things that we know we need to do to […]

Family Gift from Best Buy

Canon Holiday Image

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

mint chocolate chip cookies

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

best christmas gifts

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.