Why we chose a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine for our Family- This Mama Loves

Why we chose a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine for our family

When we were expecting our first child, choosing a pediatrician was super simple. I was managing a psychology practice one floor above a really amazing pediatrics practice in the town we lived. It was ridiculously easy. One item on the "parents-to-be checklist" was knocked off quickly.  This post about why we chose a Doctor of [...]

Sweet & Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip : Slow Cooker Game Day Recipe

Slow Cooker Game Day Sweet & Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip- This Mama Loves

It’s playoff season- and by playoff season, I mean FOOTBALL. As you may have heard, there are only two teams left and they’ll be facing off in the biggest game of the year! Luckily, January is #NationalSlowCookerMonth, so you can start perfecting your game day grub as you prep for hosting or attending a viewing [...]

Chipotle-Pineapple Meatballs: Game Day Grub

Chipotle Pineapple Meatballs - This Mama Loves

Chipotle-Pineapple Meatballs: Game Day Grub Thanks to the "King of Juices™", DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice, for sponsoring this yummy post. Game day requires amazing finger food: appetizers, desserts, chips and dip, cute bite-sized veggies, etc. Great food needs loads of flavor to pack a punch on your Super Bowl spread! These Game Day Sweet-and-Spicy Chipotle-Pineapple [...]

You’ve Been Hugged Valentine Surprise


Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends.  Valentine's Day is coming and with it, all of the yummy Valentine's Day candies and treats and chocolates. Hershey makes a whole bunch of my favorite candies, and [...]

Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Southwestern Shepherd's Pie Recipe- This Mama Loves

We are in the thick of winter here. I'm loving so much of winter but am also kind of feeling like I need more dinner ideas. My family absolutely loves Shepherd's Pie, and they request it once a week if not more often. But to be honest... I get tired of making it the same [...]

Upcycled Decorative Jars Craft Idea

Easy decorative upcycled jars craft- This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My 4 year old is always up for crafts, especially if it involves something messy like paint and glitter.  The messier the better is her motto! I don't mind, I use a couple items to help [...]

Shopkins Valentines Day Cards {Printable}

Printable Shopkins Valentines Day Cards- This Mama Loves

Shopkins.  Shopkins, Shopkins, Shopkins.  They're little, they're adorable, and they are EVERYWHERE.  They are figures, they are games, they are collectibles, they are hard to find, they're in blind bags, they're on underwear, bags, shirts, dresses, pajamas, sheets, and yes, there's an app for them (it's actually a super cute app and even kids who [...]

Fun After School Snack Idea-Pudding Bar

After school snack idea- pudding bar- This Mama Loves

Thanks to Snack Pack® for sponsoring this awesome Pudding Bar post!Sometimes after-school snacks are just whatever you can grab on the go or something the kids can reach and eat on their own. Other times, I like to give them a little something special. This fun Pudding Bar with Snack Pack® also doubles as a [...]

My Family Game Day Traditions

Family Game Day Traditions

I grew up in a family of 6 kids; 3 girls and 3 boys. We lived in a huge farm house and it was always filled with lots of loving and laughter. With 4 guys in the house, to say we watched a lot of football would be an understatement. My brothers and dad were [...]

Semi-Homemade Rice Krispies Valentine Hearts

Semi-Homemade Valentine Rice Krispies Treats- This Mama Loves

I can't even believe I'm writing this- but Valentine's Day will be here before we know it. If you are like me...no matter how much you plan ahead, the final days leading up to the day will fly and you'll be caught in need of a something to send someplace with a kid or 3, [...]

Join us tonight for the #NormoftheNorthSweeps #TwitterParty 7pm ET!

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We are getting ready to party and #ShakeYourBearThing with Norm from Norm of the North and his artic pals. We're hoping you'll come over to twitter and join us for the party!! I'm co-hosting so I'll be tweeting for the whole hour :)  Can't wait to see you- good luck! If you're wanting to REALLY [...]