Milkwise: Coming to dairy shelves near you

Growing up, we had whole milk.  I drank it because my parents told me to, but it was always kind of too thick for my liking. Then I went to overnight camp, and they only served skim milk.  Which was like white water, and I despised it.  But, again, the adults in charge said to [...]

New Beginnings, Clean Shave


This is a guest post today from my friend Lolli at BetterinBulk.  Today marks the first day of a new school year for us. It's hard to believe that my oldest daughter is beginning her second year of college today. It seems like yesterday that I was walking her to the elementary school across the [...]

Get Kids Out to Play


I grew up outside- probably one of the last 'generations' to do so.  Most of my childhood memories are with neighborhood kids, climbing trees (I always went higher when I got scared and couldn't get down), playing in the old coal bin, and making forts in the forsythia shrubs that seemed to be in mass quantity [...]

Just Say It and See It With The XFINITY Voice Remote


When I was growing up, we still had black and white televisions! We were one of the first families who had a color TV. We had these big bay windows in the front of the house with beautiful breezy white curtains adorning them. The kids from the neighborhood would come up on the front porch [...]

Simple Pool Care Tips


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the HTH® Brand. I received promotional items and HTH® products and/or compensation in exchange for my participation. The opinions and text are mine. Having a pool in the yard makes for many, many hours of summer fun.  There are endless ways to enjoy a [...]

When Baby is Constipated


I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition.  Consult your pediatrician before making changes to your baby’s diet or if you have concerns related to your baby’s digestive health. [...]

Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets


School Lunch boxes don't have to be packed with the same old thing day after day... mix it up a little and make something new to surprise your kids. Goldfish Crusted chicken nuggets with a side of ranch are just the thing! Crunchy, flavorful, and delicious warm or cold you are sure to only find [...]

Lunchbox Snack Printables


This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®. We are BACK TO SCHOOL!! Another summer is in the books, and a new year of learning has begun. So many times my kids, who all love school, miss the "fun" of summer- when there's more time to do silly shaped sandwiches, or we have time to sit [...]

Let’s make the roads safer for everyone


Every day more than 500 children lose their lives in traffic crashes globally. Thousands are injured.   Every. Single. Day. As a mom, it's horrifying that so many children lose their lives. As a human being, it's horrifying that so many children lose their lives. Families are changed forever in an instant with every one of [...]

Working In The Restaurant Industry Made Me A Better Employee

Working In The Restaurant Industry 2

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was 25 years old, my life turned upside down. I broke off a long term relationship and was laid off from my cushy office job a few weeks later. I felt confused, [...]

Creamy Bacon Ranch Dip


It's football season!! Woo hoo!!  Let's go Patriots! Nothing says fun like watching a great football game... especially with fabulous snacks like this creamy bacon ranch dip. 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature 8 oz sour cream 1 C. shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 C. bacon crumbles 1 ranch seasoning packet #1. Combine all [...]