Black Bean Veggie Wrap makes brown bagging fun!

spicy black bean veggie wrap

So now that my oldest has officially gone meat free, and is living as a vegetarian, I'm finding meatless lunches are a little bit (not tons) more challenging to pack.  The girl who loved ham and cheese won't eat the ham anymore and I'm left trying to make sure she's getting her protein in.  She REALLY loves ...

Five things I love #DunkinMugUp

#dunkinmugup love

Happy Valentine's Day, my friends!! I can't believe it's this far into 2014. Where does the time go? With the day of love coming tomorrow, it seemed kind of appropriate to talk about things I love. So without further ado, here are 5 things that I love. #1 My family- they are my heart, and nothing matters ...

Reading Eggs boosts literacy for kids 3-13 #ReadingEggsUS iPad Mini #giveaway

four year old playing reading eggs

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reading Eggs, a website designed to help children ages 3-13 with reading and literacy skills via games, songs,activities, rewards and more. My older 2 kids, ages 8.5 and 6, are both reading now. Little sister, 4 1/2, is very anxious to read like big brother ...

Chocolate Smoothie Recipe for Kids #TruMoo plus $500 Target #Giveaway

chocolate smoothie recipe for kids

So here's the thing.  The folks at TruMoo just came out with this limited edition, absolutely fabulous new flavor of their milk- in the form of Chocolate Marshmallow Milk.  I  know, right?  Well, I want some. You know, for the kids and stuff.  I mean, they did ask me if I'd write a post about ...

Personalized Greeting Cards for Valentine’s Day #SendMoreLove

hubby valentine front

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Treat.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I am not one who has time to stand in a card store for an hour to pick that perfect card for anyone.  I used to, and I loved it. But now? Time is money. I also ...

The Minecraft Guide For Parents

The Minecraft Guide For Parents

My son has been playing Minecraft for well over a year.  Since he started playing I have felt as if he is often speaking a different language.  I needed help and along came The Minecraft Guide for Parents, Down-To-Earth Advice for Parents of Children Playing Minecraft from Peachpit Press written by Cori Dusmann.  The day ...

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend #CookieBoss

girl scout cookie weekend

 I am being compensated by GSUSA for my participation in the  National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend campaign as part of my affiliation with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. I'm in my third year as a Girl Scout Leader. My little Brownies are actually selling their cookies now.  I can remember all of the fun I had ...

5 Myths about Gluten Free Eating and Celiac Disease

myths about gluten free eating and celiac

5 Myths about Gluten Free Eating and Celiac Disease    There has been a lot said in the last few years about gluten-free eating. While a lot of people are making the choice to eliminate gluten as a lifestyle choice, much like becoming a vegetarian or vegan, for others the need to eat gluten-free is due ...

Time Management Tips

time management tips

I am blogging about time management tips on behalf of Ingo Money and received compensation for my time from Ingo Money for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Ingo’s. Learn more about the Ingo Money mobile app at http://www.IngoMoney.com, or connect with the Ingo community at https://www.facebook.com/ingomoney. Here's the ...

When’s the last time you jumped in front of the camera? #CameraCourage

dove camera courage

I love taking photos.  I love capturing moments with my kids, my husband and the kids, and of friends and family. Photos of me?  Notsomuch. I've spent so much time avoiding the camera that I've managed to have just a handful of photos of me with my kids, and I did get a selfie of ...