The sad Valentine’s Day story about Jenna #Moms4JNJConsumer

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This post about Jenna's sad Valentine's Day story is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. This is ...

6 weird armpit facts

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Do you know one thing that just isn't discussed a lot?  Armpits.  Specifically, weird armpit facts.  I mean, we all have armpits. Some of us groom our pits.  Some of us don't. Some of us work to ensure that our armpits don't send out any kind of odor on a regular basis.  Others don't. So here ...

My Christmas Wish: 25% more…… #MoreisBetter $500 Amex Daily Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle. Most of us have heard that song "All I want for Christmas is...." you?  There are a lot of songs. And a lot of things we may want.  Peace on earth? Sure.  Goodwill toward men?  Yep.  My 2 front teeth?  Got those, happy to ...

What’s your favorite holiday coffee? Merry Mugmas! #DunkinMugUp

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For those of you who don't already know, Christmas is a BIG DEAL in my home....really, in my extended family.  When I say Christmas, I really mean the entire time between Thanksgiving week's beginning and the end of New Year's Day.  There's a lot of sappy and emotional stuff, of course, but I'll save that ...

Celebrating holiday MOMents with Sprout #SproutMOMent #CleverGirls #CGC

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Moms are lucky for so many reason, but one big reason is that they get to have some very special, and unique, moments with their kids. Now, not all of these moments are great ones - they can include temper tantrums, and having to be the one that says no to a begging child - ...

“What Does the Fox Say” Cake Tutorial

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This "What Does the Fox Say" cake is very simple to make and is perfect for anyone who is scared to use fondant for overall cake decorating.  The cake is covered in buttercream using a very simple application and is finished off with just a few fondant details. This is what I used: 2 - 8” round ...

Rice Krispies wants to know what’s hard for your kids to digest #HardtoDigest

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What's hard for your kids to digest?  Around here, the things that are hard for my kids to digest, in no particular order: This is a sponsored post, opinions are my own. 1. Film cameras.  Blank stares when we showed them. 2. The concept that no, mommy was not around the week God created the earth. 3. Wearing underpants EVERY ...

On Kittens, Catbearding and Cat Litter #ClubFreshStep

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If you haven't met them yet, we have two new family members in our house.  They are brother and sister, born in early June of this year, and their names are Rosabeth (named by our 4 year old) and Lloyd (as in LEGO Ninjago Lloyd). We recently got some Fresh Step  cat litter to try ...

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours #DunkinMugUp

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  Happy Fall, my friends.  Happy October! I can't even believe it's October already, largely in part due to my denial and also because it's 75 degrees here in Connecticut today.  The only surefire signs that fall is here are the sounds of the leaves rustling on the trees as they get drier and drier, and the lovely ...

12 Tremendous Tricks to Trim 20 Minutes off Your Morning

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12 Tremendous Tricks to Trim 20 Minutes off Your Morning  Um, I need more than 12. I need like...eleventy billion tricks. I do. We got into this nice routine, the kids and I, this summer.  As they woke up, one by one they'd climb into our bed and snuggle up to watch some tv with mommy.  They loved it, ...