Blueberry Chocolate Breakfast Parfait Recipe

Blueberry Chocolate Breakfast Parfait- This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of belVita for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I am so bad about skipping breakfast.  I'm always worried about the kids eating before school, getting lunches packed, and them out the door on time.  After they are off I jump into work stuff and next ...

Safely Spoiling Pets at the Holidays

Safely Spoiling Pets at the Holidays

With the holidays here it's easy to get carried away with spoiling everyone in the family including our furry family members.  Remember this holiday season that not all things are safe for our pets.  It's tempting to let them indulge on people foods and treats or to let them play with the kids' new toys ...

Wintertime Tips for Easing Eczema

Wintertime Tips for Easing Eczema

Winter is here even if the snow isn't.  Actually, it is finally snowing out today.  The weather has been really strange here for this time of year.  We'll have days of bitter cold and wind with blowing snow followed by days on end of rain and mild temps and then a return of the cold ...

Wishes Delivered: A Home for the Holidays and Furever

A Home for the Holidays and Furever: Wishes Delivered

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes you meet someone and you know in an instant that they are incredibly special, with a selfless heart, and that giving to others is what drives them.  Several years ago I met my friend Jennifer through ...

Making Dreams Come True: Wishes Delivered

Wishes Delivered

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The holiday season can be a struggle for many.  For those grieving the loss of a loved one, for those struggling financially, for those coping with depression, for so many reasons that many of us cannot understand ...

Tips for Traveling with Kids: Happy Kids, Happy Ride

Tips for Traveling with Kids

I remember the days before kids when road trips had a totally different meaning than they do today, with 5 kids in the back two rows of seats.  In my early 20's one of my best friends moved several states away.  We'd leave late in the day, drive all night long listening to loud music ...

Fairy Tales at Bedtime with NIVEA Fairy Tins

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If your kids are anything like mine, they can be pickier about certain products than I am.  For some reason they've never really liked me to put lotion on them.  They are super active kids though and their soft skin can easily dry out and chap; especially now as the weather changes and things get ...

Having the Smart Talk about Smart Technology Use

Having the Smart Talk about Smart Technology Use

Last year for Christmas Ella received a smartphone.  She’s an awesome kid and it was an awesome gift.  She’s been really great this last year about how she’s using it and what she uses it for but she is getting older.  While she’s still an awesome kid, as kids get older they get more curious ...

Setting You Free, But My Baby You Always Will Be

My Baby You Always will Be

 This post is sponsored by Huggies Little Movers Diapers It's been four years since I started the finishing touches on the nursery and stenciled the words "Let Him Sleep for When He Wakes He Will Move Mountains" onto the wall above the crib.  The nursery was perfect, and that sweet boy has been moving mountains in ...

Share a Meal to Give a Child a Brighter Future

Share a Meal to Give a Child a Brighter Future

It may be the child who sits next to your child at school, or the child who comes for a sleepover Friday night.  It might be the little ones in the nursery at church.  It might be your own child. The fact is that hunger hits close to home.  1 in 5 children in America ...