Western Carribbean Cruise on Carnival Magic- This Mama Loves Blog

Western Carribbean Cruise on Carnival Magic #LetsGoCarnival

Disclosure: I am participating in the #LetsGOCarnival retreat managed by SJ Consulting. The opinions on this blog are my own. We are packing our bags and heading to sea- literally- in just under 2 weeks. Our first cruise as a family. My second cruise, and my husband and kids' will be on their first cruise ship.  To say we're excited is an understatement- we are really looking forward to some time away together as [...]

Cilantro Lime Marinade Recipe #SweetSwaps


Summer is upon us and, of course, this means that grilling season is probably already happening on your patio, right? We all have our classic favorites like burgers and chops, of course, but sometimes I like to shake things up and create some bright, fresh flavors for family and friends. I really love to create [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party #26

Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party #26- This Mama Loves

  Is it really the last week of June? Already? Wow. Officially summer on the calendar, and Fourth of July fun this weekend.  My baby girl is at her first sleepover camp experience- we dropped her off Sunday afternoon and pick her up tomorrow morning. I can't wait to see her! Big sis is at [...]

Breyers turns 150 with a big party #Breyers150

Breyers turns 150 years old! This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers Ice Cream for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Earlier this week, the little kids and I attended the Breyers 150th Birthday Blowout Celebration event in Madison Square Park!  We hit the road pretty early and had a lot of fun singing and playing road [...]

Summer Road Trip Ideas: Listening to Audio Books

Summer Road Trip Ideas: Listening to Audio Books- This Mama Loves

We've got a whole lot of adventures planned this summer, my kids and I. Ninja training camp, gymnastics camp, scout camp...beach days, aquarium days, some hikes...a Caribbean Cruise, a day trip to NYC... and we'll be doing some serious car time for some of those adventures. Instead of plugging the kids in and having everyone [...]

Tips for Helping Baby Sleep All Night

Tips for Helping Baby Sleep All Night

With 7 kiddos between us, you’d think that my husband and I would be pros at finding and sharing tip for Helping Baby Sleep All Night and while we’ve got a lot of it figured out the truth is that all babies are different so sometimes it means trying different things with different babies.  Some of [...]

Patriotic Red White & Blue Cake Mix Cookies

Patriotic Cake Mix Cookies- This Mama Loves

These patriotic cookies are so simple but so festive! A simple cake mix and some food coloring and you can get your festive on - without a lot of time or effort   These cake mix cookies are a great recipe for the kids to help out in the kitchen! These cookies will delight your [...]

Without this blog: Reflections and Gratitude

without this blog- relfections and gratitidue from this mama loves

This post sharing my reflections and gratitude about this blog was inspired by and is sponsored by the 5th birthday of the SITS Girls! Opinions are my own.When we became pregnant with our oldest daughter, we decided I would stay home full time. We knew going in that it would make for tightened wallets and [...]

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Ice Cream

2 ingredient peanut butter ice cream recipe- This Mama Loves

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Ice Cream It's summer vacation and the kids want ice cream all of the time.  MOM! Can we have something cold to eat!?  I don't mind them having cold snacks but I do NOT want them eating ice cream every single day of the week, either. Healthier options are always a good [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party #25

Delicious Dishes Recipes Link Party 25 (This Mama Loves)

I'm happy to report we've all survived the first week of summer vacation.  I may have screwed up my son's hair (there's video footage on Facebook) but it ended up looking pretty cool and he's happy as a clam with it.  We've also been cooking up some fun recipes like the Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast Bowl [...]