Family Friendly TV: Growing Up McGhee #GrowingUpMcGhee #WatchUPandWin

 “This post is sponsored by UP TV; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.” Our life is never dull.  With a house full of kids I don't think dull, quiet, or boring is ever a proper description for our life.  We often compare having 3 boys each a year apart with what it might be ...

Last Minute Christmas Gift Printables for Teachers and Friends

Last Minute Christmas Gift Printables for Teachers and Friends

Both of the older kids are in middle school now and they both have 7 teachers (luckily a few of them are the same) plus a really great, no make that incredible secretary and principal that I think it's important to let know we appreciate at the holidays.  They also have friends they want to ...

My Teen Got To Go Big And Release Her Inner Rock Star!

This post is produced in collaboration with Yoplait Go Big, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Yoplait Go Big provided me the product and stipend for this partnership. As a mom, I want my kids to get the best out of life. And I mean in every aspect, whether it is school, ...

Inspire Kids to Gift Kindness at the Holidays #NorthPoleNinjas #giveaway

Teaching Kids to Gift Kindness at Christmas

Inspire Kids to Gift Kindness at the Holidays with North Pole Ninjas Bring kindness back to Christmas! Thanks to our friends at Penguin Young Readers for sponsoring today's post about inspiring kids to gift kindness. I'm always up for reading new books, and when it comes to kids' Christmas themed books, I'm a sucker. I won't even lie. ...

Teaching Your Daughter How to Be Kind to Others

Teaching your daughter how to be kind to others from This Mama Loves blog

 This post is sponsored by American Girl®.  All opinions are my own. Teaching Your Daughter How to Be Kind to Others Being kind to others is not something everyone is born with. However, as a mom to a little girl, I want to teach my daughter to be kind. Sometimes, though, this isn’t as easy as it ...

Making the Switch to Store Brand Baby Formula

Making the Switch to Store Brand Baby Formula

It’s no secret that having a baby is expensive.  There is a lot of gear to buy ahead of time and things to do to make sure your home is ready for a baby or another baby if you already have one.  Then, there are the expenses once baby is here, like diapers, wipes, etc. Feeding ...

Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers #BigFatNotebooks

Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers - This Mama Loves

Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers 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 ...

Off The Tongues of Toilet Training Toddlers: Funny Moments in Potty Training

Off The Tongues of Toilet Training Toddlers: Funny Moments in Potty Training

This post is sponsored by Pull-Ups® Training Pants. All opinions are my own. With seven children between us – five who've successfully learned to use the potty and two who are in the process – we've heard just about everything under the sun during the various stages of potty training.  We've all heard the phrase "kids say the ...

Risk Factors for Preterm Birth

Risk Factors for Preterm Labor

My husband and I have a BIG blended family.  Between us we have 7 children,  SEVEN!  When we got married 8 years ago we each came to the marriage with two children and eventually we decided to have a child together (and another, and another).  Both of his children were born at full term and ...

Back to School Options for Moms

Back to School Options for Mom

This post is sponsored by and crafted with Capella University; however, all opinions are my own. If you are like us, the dust has started to settle and the kids are back in school.  The peace and quiet is nice at first and you can get things caught up that had fallen behind over the ...