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Kid Movie Night Netflix #StreamTeam

Kid Movie Night #StreamTeam The Muppet Movie

It’s been tough having Shae off at school all day. While I’m able to occupy some of my time with work, I still feel like we aren’t seeing each other enough. It seems like every time I’m home, she’s at school but whenever I have work, she’s home again. We really haven’t been spending as […]

25 Halloween Movies for Kids

nightmare before christmas

With the dropping temperatures of fall come one of my favorite holidays, Halloween. We’re just one month away from the fun night of dressing up and gathering goodies from the neighbors. There’s something about that night that makes me feel like a kid again and it’s a great excuse to squeeze in some fun movie time […]

Experience Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic #TeenDrive365

Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic #ad #stilettomedia #TeenDrive365

My family’s safety is important to me.  We stay on top of health care, eat well and wear helmets while bike riding. What I can’t do is monitor them when they aren’t home. This past weekend Sabreena and I attended the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic to learn how to keep her safe on the road. […]

Shepherds Pie Dinner with Manwich Thick & Chunky

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Family meal time is important. It’s often the only time in a day that we all come together to reconnect after busy days at work and school. Coming together around the table lets us talk about […]

Toyota Teen Driving Safety Clinic #TeenDrive365

Teen Driving Safety Clinic woth Toyota #TeenDrive365 #distracteddriving

Having one of my children of legal driving age scares the crap out of me. Everytime she gets in the car I worry. I know she’s cautious and has hopefully been following our rules for the last 2 years but that doesn’t lessen the anxiety I have that one day she’s gonna call to say […]

Can E-Cigarettes Really Work?

Pop Pop and the littles

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NJOY for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My parents are a HUGE part of my family.  My children have grown up with them involved in every part of their lives. They attend lacrosse games, graduations, birthday parties and random dinners just because. Living […]

Meal Planning with #MyMixx Acme Markets

Meal Plan Chicken over Spinach, Acme Markets #MyMixx

If you haven’t already checked out Acme Market’s MyMixx app you are missing out. Right from your phone you can create a shopping list, clip coupons and check out the weekly circular. I’ve been using MyMixx to work on weekly meal plans because I can see exactly what’s on sale and know what I’m cooking […]

Use #TexasPete to Spice up your Meals #FeedingAmerica


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Something happened with Rob’s palette 2years ago. He started craving super spicy foods and adding hot sauce to everything. Now when it’s time to set the table for any meal the kids are required to […]

Shopping #MyMixx app from Acme Markets


When you look through your grocery store ads each week how many MUST HAVE items do you see?  This past week during my weekly shopping trip and I found Eggo Waffles (box of ten) on sale for $1. There are always lots of things for $1 at Acme Markets but this is by far one […]

Kid Friendly Cruising on Carnival #cruisingcarnival

Your Kids Will Never Be Bored on Carnival Cruise #cruisingcarnival

Being miles and miles off shore on a cruise ship is one of the most exciting things to happen for my kids. They absolutely love cruising and have been lucky enough to have experienced it twice now.  I get asked a lot if cruising is truly a kid friendly vacation. My answer is an emphatic YES when […]