When Someone You Love Has Lung Cancer

When someone you love has lung cancer

When someone you love is diagnosed with something like lung cancer, life seems to hang in suspended animation for a while. It's devastating and heartbreaking and all consuming. Suddenly your head is filled with thoughts of appointments and treatment options and symptoms and - grief. Often, those classic stages of grief go hand in hand with [...]

Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers #BigFatNotebooks

Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers - This Mama Loves

It's hard to believe but we are already wrapping up the first quarter of middle school for the oldest MiniMartin and I'm happy to report that it wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be!  I mean it's been really scary for me- but she's been breezing through it and having a [...]

5 Things to Think About When Remodeling Your Bathroom

5 Things to Think About When Remodeling Your Bathroom

I’ve spent nearly 20 years as a Kitchen and Bath Designer and there is still not much that excites me more than a remodeling project, even if it isn’t my own!  If it IS my own, all the better!  A bathroom remodel is one of the most common home improvement projects and it’s also one [...]

Creepy Crawlies Spider Soap Non Candy Halloween Treat

Creepy Crawlies Spider Soap Non Candy Halloween Treat - This Mama Loves

Need a Halloween gift idea for a party or to give your Trick or Treaters as a non candy Halloween treat? Give this Creepy Crawlies Spider Soap a try. You can also make them for your home, putting the soap at each sink to bring the Halloween spirit alive! Soap Molds Glycerin soap Plastic spider [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Favorite Cupcakes


It's party time! This week we're all about the love of cupcakes...and oh gosh, will you love these. There's a huge variety and you won't want to miss a single cuppy! One of our all time fave cupcake recipes is our friend Jody's Hot Cocoa Cupcakes.  To. Die. For.  Of course, here in the Northeast, the [...]

Halloween Craft: Purple Cat Garland

Looking for some festive Halloween Garland? This line of purple cats should add the pizzazz you want! The DIY garland is super easy to make and it goes great with other black, spooky Halloween decor. It can be put together in just an hour or so, but the pops of color it adds to a [...]

What kids love about a cruise on Carnival Magic

What kids love most about a cruise on Carnival Magic cruise ship- This Mama Loves

We did our first family cruise this summer. I've cruised before. My husband and the kids had not been, so all things were new and exciting for all of them (and for me, of course). There were just SO many things to see and do and hear and watch and try through the course of [...]

Travel the World on The Voyager with Josh Garcia

Travel the world while watching The Voyager with Josh Garcia- a youtuber and world traveler, Garcia enjoys the people, places and foods of the ports of the Carnival Breeze cruise ship as he lives aboard the ship and experiences all kinds of amazing things.

Travel the World on The Voyager with Josh Garcia I have done a good amount of traveling, but I still like to sit back and enjoy a good travel show. It helps inspire where we want to go next! One of my favorite travel shows that has hit NBC is a new show produced by [...]

Pumpkin Spice Latte Rice Krispies Treats

Pumpkin Spice Latte Rice Krispies Treat Recipe (This Mama Loves)

This Pumpkin Spice Latte Rice Krispies® treat recipe is sponsored by Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies®. Do you know what I love about fall? The food. I mean, sure, I love all the things about fall, but the FOOD makes me downright delighted.  All the yummies to eat. Comfort food.  What says comfort food more than Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Treats? What [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Halloween Favorites

Delicious Dishes Halloween Treats - This Mama Loves

Happy October! Happy we finally moved! (Hence the late arrival of this post...I  couldn't find the charging cord for my laptop or the AIO computer, and still can't). Since the air's finally matching the calendar, we're getting VERY excited for Halloween over here!! Come see all of the yummy Halloween faves from last week's party [...]