Fall Craft Idea: Button Pumpkin / This Mama Loves

Fall Craft Idea: Button Pumpkin Craft

I am ready for fall, y'all. I am. It's been a long, long summer with too many super hot and humid days. It's time. Bring on the cooler days, the crisper air, the changing leaves...and bring them soon. Let's get ready for long sleeves, cute boots and sweaters. With a new house to decorate and [...]

New Beneful Recipes (PLUS! Get a free sample!) #FriendsofBeneful


When I was out at the #FriendsofBeneful event in St. Louis a few months ago, Beneful shared with us both the packaging and formula for their new dry food recipes.  The new recipes have evolved with what we dog owners want to see in our dog's food and ingredients that we are familiar with. You may [...]

Why should I get my HVAC Inspected? #HouseExperts

Why Should I Get My HVAC inspected- This Mama Loves

 This post explaining why I should get my HVAC inspected is brought to you as part of our new#HouseExperts partnership with Sears. Opinions are my own. It has been in the 90's and so humid here.  I don’t ever remember a summer that had this many days in the 90’s, and we have more coming [...]

I Cruise, I Lose: Weight Loss Program Update

I Cruise, I Lose: Weight Loss Program Update- This Mama Loves

I was provided a free trial program by Jenny Craig that included being compensated with enrollment in the program, consultations, as well as food for the duration of the program. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own.   Well, we’re 60 days into my Jenny Craig experience. I say we, because it’s truly been [...]

Making Positive Changes for Gut Health #VSL3TheJourneyBack

Making Positive Changes for Gut Health- This Mama Loves

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. I started my journey with VSL#3 a little less than a month ago, and I was struggling daily with IBS-D and all the symptoms that it brings. I was challenged to take part in #VSLTheJourneyBack and take [...]

Sporting the Right Lens for Action Photography

Sporting the Right Lens for Action Photography- This Mama Loves

  Thank you to Steve Chesler for these great tips on how to find the right lens for action photography- and the amazing photos!  To be honest, photographing children playing sports might be one of the most difficult tasks out there. There’s not much between capturing the perfect action picture and shooting a blurry, out-of-focus [...]

Carnival’s Best Family Excursion in Costa Maya

Lost Mayan Kingdom Adventure Park- Best Excursion for Families in Costa Maya- This Mama Loves

When we took a 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise aboard the Carnival Magic ship last month, one of our stops was in Costa Maya, Mexico. This was our first cruise as a family and we really wanted a day to relax and have some fun as our previous day, we'd been on a river boat [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party #31 Summer Favorites

delicious dishes summer favorites hero

What a busy time! Summer's going strong on the calendar but suddenly we have appointments and practices and meetings and school things in those little boxes that have been reminding us that the school year is coming up soon! The next three weeks are going to be so busy for my family- we're packing to [...]

First Trip to Fenway with the Kids

First Trip to Fenway - This Mama Loves

I partnered with Cape Cod® to promote #RoadTripChip by taking my very own road trip with their chips for the kids' First Trip to Fenway and sharing our experience. Opinions are my own. If you know me, you know I'm born and raised in New England, and born and bred a Red Sox fan. It's just in [...]

Explore Nature Far & Wide with Family by Your Side

Explore Nature Far & Wide with Family By Your Side - This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. What matters most to us time with family.  That’s always, always been the answer but this time last year, when we lost my father-in-law unexpectedly to a tragic accident, it refreshed and renewed to us just how important family is.  His favorite thing in this [...]

Jennifer Garner Interview: Nine Lives Movie


Last week, I had the pleasure of being part of a small group of bloggers who had the chance to participate in a phone interview with Jennifer Garner. She's starring in the fun new family film, Nine Lives, coming to theaters TODAY, August 5!  Now, I'm not really one to get starstruck. But this was [...]