In A Hurry? HALF TIME Pre-Packed Lunch Kits To The Rescue! ~ Giveaway

Applegate Half Time Lunch

One of the best tips to ease the stress of school mornings is to pack lunches the night before. But the problem with this sage advice is that there are nights when I don’t have time to pack lunch the night before. (And forget about those fancy bento boxes!) There just aren’t enough hours in the day!  Case […]

This Is Where I Leave You Book Club ~ Giveaway

This Is Where I Leave You Book
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH0cEP0mvlU

My first book club meeting was a success. We may not have all exactly finished the book. We may not have all exactly been in the same room (fevers, lice — mom stuff). But it was a success, and here is why — for the first time we all picked up the same book and […]

DIY Chex Mix: Honey Peanut School Fuel

Honey Nut Chex Mix

Does your family love to snack as much as mine does? From morning snacks to after-school snacks and don’t forget late-night snacks, it seems like it is always snack time for someone in my house. All this snacking leaves me on a constant hunt for new snack ideas.  A quick way to change up your […]

Back To School With The Perfect Backpack And Lunch Box ~ Giveaway

Wildkin Olive Butterfly Lunch Box

There are many very important decisions to be made when back-to-school shopping. One of the most important decisions — choosing the perfect backpack and lunchbox combo. That decision is not quickly decided upon in our house. In fact, last year K said no to so many options that it finally came down to the last weekend […]

Stop Making Extra Trips For Toilet Paper ~ $25 Walmart Giveaway

Walmart Charmin P&G

“We are out of toilet paper again.” Even though “out of toilet” paper actually means my husband just restocked the bathrooms, and we had about a week’s worth left, I felt the panic rise. I was leaving in the morning for the first of two trips of the next two weeks, plus school was starting, plus […]

Safe Drive Systems: The Solution To The Distracted Driving ~ Giveaway

Toddler Car Seat

When driving with kids in the car, distractions are inevitable. From loud shrieks to requests for snacks and many requests for a music change, there is no such thing as a silent ride with kids. Unless, of course, you fail to keep your kid awake for the quick trip home (yet another distraction), in which […]

Easy Roasted Potato Crisps ~ $100 Visa Giveaway

Roasted Potato Crisps

When people tell me a recipe is easy, I typically take “easy” with some skepticism. My idea of easy is much simpler than most people. I’ve been known to ruin easy recipes because I typically need an easy recipe when I have no time or patience — it needs to be one to two steps and done. At […]

Take Five For Health With Superior Source Vitamins + Giveaway

Superior Source Vitamins C D B12

Let me take a wild guess. You probably don’t always get completely balanced meals, and you probably don’t get a full eight-hours of sleep each night, do you? Me neither. But I don’t have time to be sick or feel run down, do you? To help stay healthy and active, I rely on vitamins to […]

Samsung Galaxy Android Camera Review ~ Giveaway

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 Android

I take a lot of pictures – a lot. My camera is basically attached to me at all times. But I constantly battle between using my “good” camera and using my cell so I share the image instantly. I often take the same picture twice just so I can share it, and have it on my […]

DIY Chevron Pencil Holder Tutorial ~ Giveaway

DIY Chevron Pencil Holder

A few months ago, we found K the perfect little desk, and I have been slowly filling it with fun accessories. But I haven’t been able to find her a pencil holder that I really liked. Temporarily she had them on a small tray, but they were getting out of control. So I decided to make one.

11 Pregnancy Food Rules Every Woman Should Know ~ $150 Giveaway

What To Eat Pregnant

There are a lot of dos and don’ts when it comes to pregnancy and food. To complicate things there are food cravings and food aversions. And then there are those of us (me included) who just can’t seem to keep anything down. Pregnancy and food are not easy.  As part of my work with Dr. […]

Learn Popsicle’s Rules For Being A Kid ~ Giveaway

Popsicle Rules for Being a Kid Guidebook

Being a kid rules — especially in the summer. No work, and all play. That’s the kid way. In celebration of all things that make it great to be a kid, Popsicle invited fans to submit their favorite Rules for Being a Kid. From all of the submissions, it was narrowed down to 40 rules […]

Frozen-Inspired Blue Velvet Cupcakes

Cupcakes Blue Velvet

My girls live and breathe Disney’s Frozen. My oldest believes that she is Elsa, my youngest — well, she is infatuated with Kristoff. (No really, she is!) And the soundtrack, well I am pretty sure I have listened to it every time I have been in the car since Christmas.  Her birthday is in March, […]

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Printable Coloring Pages + $25 Giveaway

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Poster

How To Train Your Dragon 2 arrives in theaters today. To get everyone excited about the sequel, I have some free coloring pages and printable, the official movie trailer and a giveaway!  The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five […]

If You Need Me This Summer, I’ll Be Outside

Pier 1 Lantern

In the summer, we spend a lot of time on our back porch and in the pool. Most afternoons you will find me sitting in the shade while my girls are in the pool. Then in the evenings, we like to grill and eat outside. And on the weekends, we love to host friends and family to join us […]