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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 […]

Advice for Starting the College Search #JourneytoCollege

Advice for Starting the College Search

For Sabreena’s entire high school career we were on her about making the right steps towards a positive and productive college choice. Unfortunately most of our advice fell on deaf ears.  This fall instead of attending the college of her choice she’ll be starting off at community college. Our biggest hurdle through the college selection […]

Bark Week on @HubTVNetwork

too cute

We’re all heard of Shark Week, that terrifying but too cool to look away programming special happening on Discovery Channel this week. How about something a little tamer, something a little furry. How about Bark Week from our friends at Hub Network. Bark Week is a weeklong schedule of family favorite programming featuring our hairy […]

Back to School Shopping with Schoola 20% off

Back to School Shopping

School has started in some school districts already. We still have a couple weeks but that doesn’t mean I haven’t started stressing about the shopping and planning that has to be done. is an easy way to help your child’s school or other schools in need to raise money for programs, supplies or even […]

Pizza Night #familyfavorites

Pizza Night with Classico Sauces #familyfavorites #shop #cbias

Each Friday is Pizza night in our home. It’s a way to make #familyfavorites into a lovely family gathering putting tasty ingredients together into a meal we can all enjoy. Homemade Pizza starts with homemade dough. This is one of my least favorite things to do (such a mess) but it’s so worth it. I’ve […]