Delicious Dishes Recipe Party – Comfort Foods

We had some brisk weather this weekend, the foliage is starting to give us hints of the beauty yet to come, I cheered my son in 3 soccer games this weekend...had to close windows and add blankets to the beds and I am declaring FALL to be here. I'm giddy. It's my favorite.  Bring on [...]

After 3 months on Jenny Craig #JennyCraigMoment


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. I've been on Jenny Craig for 12 weeks now. In that 12 weeks, I've lost 29 lbs*. [...]

Join us for the #TostitosTailgate #TwitterParty


This post brought to you by Tostitos®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. Tailgate season is officially back ON! WOOT! Let's go Pats! But no tailgate party is complete without chips and dip. AmIRight? Seriously. What's a party without chips and things to dip those chips in? Dollar General [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Apple Dishes

Delicious DIshes Recipe Party: Apple Favorites

It's SO CLOSE TO FALL, you guys! I'm so excited. I love fall. Living in New England, I've been spoiled by the crisp air, beautiful fall foliage, the promise of cooler days and Indian Summer weeks... and I love it all.  It's definitely my favorite season. And apples.  Apple picking. Apple baking. Apple cooking! Apple [...]

Learn More with Educational Apps for Kids #AmznUnderground

Learn More with Educational Apps for Kids

Our daughter might be born to be a teacher.  She loves to help our three toddlers learn new things.  Colors, shapes, counting, you name it, she’s helped them learn it.  As they get a little bit older, she’s been starting to use her smartphone or our Fire to help her out as she is determined [...]

Fall Cleaning Tips #StayClean2016 #RugDoctorDifference

Fall Cleaning Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rug Doctor for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm not sure there is much in this world I love more than fall with my family. The house is constantly filled with chatter, kids laughing and playing after school (often even extra kids that [...]

Planning for New Siding for Your Home #HouseExperts

Planning for New Siding for Your Home

This post talking about Planning for New Siding for Your Home is brought to you as part of our new#HouseExperts partnership with Sears. Opinions are my own. A few weeks ago we showed how much of a difference that just painting our old aluminum siding made, but we realize it’s definitely a short term fix. It looks [...]

Back to School Breakfast Buffet Ideas + Happy National Pancake Month!

Back to School Breakfast Buffet

Nothing helps you wake up earlier than a breakFEAST buffet waiting for you. Parents and caregivers, the idea of having a kid-free breakfast after a long summer vacation right when the kids head back to school might also help wake you up earlier. This Back to School Breakfast Buffet isn’t just breakfast, it’s a breakFEAST. [...]

4 Reasons Quality Sleep is Important for Kids and Teens

4 Reasons Quality Sleep is Important for Kids and Teens

Back to school, back to school, back to school.  Seems like it’s a never ending rush this time of year that leaves everyone worn out.  The initial back to school craziness is out of the way but that just means the start of extracurricular activities.  We have two middle schoolers who do both band and [...]

The love of a stuffed animal and #NationalTeddyBearDay


One thing that's an almost universal constant for kids is a stuffed animal to love.  Maybe all aren't legit Teddy Bears, but the concept and overwhelming adoration runs deep for the stuffed friends that our kids grow so attached to. They are playmates and security blankets and so much more... and I'm so happy to [...]