3 Simple Back to School Tips #HappyBalance

It's amazing how fast the luxuries of summer can fade, only to be replaced by the sudden onslaught of organization and the need for structure. It seemed that the hours of the day were short enough during the summer, and now a majority of daylight hours are consumed at school for the kids and catching ...

Who’s on your team?

I’ll be honest… when I had my first child I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing. I think most new parents feel this way. My anxiety was increased by the fact that everyone…EVERYONE  felt the need to give me their unsolicited advice about what I should or shouldn’t be doing. I quickly learned ...

5 Things Your School Nutrition Director Wants You to Know

Earlier this year, I was invited to attend the School Nutrition Association Conference in Boston. It was, to say the least, a very eye opening experience for me. I had so many questions I didn't even know I had, and while it was just a short experience (one day), really enlightening. Right after the conference, ...

Fisher Price Smart Stages Laugh &Learn Chair

Smart Stages Chair Level 3

This post brought to you by Fisher-Price. All opinions are 100% mine. Recently I received a Fisher-Price Smart Stages Laugh & Learn Chair for my boys to try out.  One thing I can say for sure is that there has been a lot of laughing and learning in our house these last few days! Fisher-Price Laugh & ...

Pull-Ups and Potty Training

pull ups meeting

I recently returned from a quick trip to beautiful Wisconsin and the first ever on-site event at the Kimberly Clark headquarters.  Kimberly Clark is located in Neenah, Wisconsin and the great people at KC make Pull-Ups training pants as well as many other products we all know and love.  I was so fortunate to travel ...

Fun ways to spark conversation with your kids

How many of you have asked your kids a question and gotten a one word answer?   How many of you have carefully worded your question so that the response will clearly need more than a one word answer?   How many of you have kids who can still turn any question into a one word answer?   That happens here ...

Nutrition Support for Kids

I'm writing this post about nutrition support for kids because I'm a PediaSure sponsored blog partner.     We all want what's best for our kids.  I have yet to meet a parent who doesn't. I can safely say that just about every parent I've come across in my life has wanted to offer their kids advantages ...

Alex Morgan wants Smiles Across America #HealthySmiles #Giveaway

When you think of fresh breath, what comes to mind? For me, it’s Trident. One of the worst things is getting approached by someone wanting to speak with you, after you’ve just downed your morning coffee. Since I’m pretty sure there’s nothing appealing or socially acceptable about my morning dragon breath, I always store a ...

Parenting lessons learned fast

This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine. The art of buying in bulk. Something that you never quite fully understand the significance of, until you have children. In that moment that you become a parent, however, you learn quickly. Especially the first time you have to make a middle ...

Back to School Shopping at Target #BTSwithTarget

Target has everything child(ren) need for the Back to School season, from supplies to apparel. We got supplies a while ago, and the kids spent many, many hours organizing and reorganizing their backpacks before the first day of school.  I don't like to do supplies and clothes shopping all in the same day- I get ...