When Someone You Love Has Lung Cancer

When someone you love has lung cancer

When someone you love is diagnosed with something like lung cancer, life seems to hang in suspended animation for a while. It's devastating and heartbreaking and all consuming. Suddenly your head is filled with thoughts of appointments and treatment options and symptoms and - grief. Often, those classic stages of grief go hand in hand with [...]

Simple Homemade Thank You Gift Idea {Free Printable}

Simple Homemade Thank You Gift Ideas- This Mama Loves

Something we try hard to impress upon our children is the importance of being kind. Not because we have to, but because it's nice to say “thank you,” “way to go!” or just  acknowledge someone special in your life. It's also a great reminder for US to take the time to acknowledge others just because. [...]

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Recipe (This Mama Loves)

This Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Recipe is brought to you as part of my ongoing partnership with the Dunkin Donuts Influencer group. Happy Fall, Y'all. I'm sitting here enjoying a nice hot cup of Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Spice Coffee and looking forward to surprising my family with a delicious Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake for dessert tonight! I think [...]

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 [...]

Back to School Options for Moms

Back to School Options for Mom

This post is sponsored by and crafted with Capella University; however, all opinions are my own. If you are like us, the dust has started to settle and the kids are back in school.  The peace and quiet is nice at first and you can get things caught up that had fallen behind over the [...]

Halloween Oreo Brownie Pizza

This oreo brownie pizza make a perfect Halloween dessert for a party or get together!

With Halloween coming up soon, this brownie pizza is sure to be a hit with the kiddos. This Halloween Oreo Brownie Pizza is perfect for a festive party, though I could make it my own home just because we all love chocolate! The pizza can be topped with other items, like whipped cream or sprinkles, [...]

Starting Fresh with a Medicine Cabinet in a New Home

New House, New Medicine Cabinet Tips (This Mama Loves)

This new house, new medicine cabinet post was sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All opinions are my own. Moving to a new home is full of lots of emotions.  LOTS and lots and lots for all of us, not just me.  It's a really big deal for me, for my husband, and for the kids. [...]

Creepy Screamsicle Halloween Popsicle Recipe

Creepy Screamsicle Halloween Popsicles - This Mama Loves

Even though fall is here, the weather is still pretty hot in the south! It can be challenging to come up with snacks and treats for fall that are not hot foods and beverages. One of the first things we stock up on when it hits the shelves is TruMoo Limited Edition Orange Scream milk . [...]

Prepping Your HVAC System for Colder Weather #HouseExperts

Prepping Your HVAC System for Colder Weather

This post talking about Prepping Your HVAC System for Colder Weather is brought to you as part of our new #HouseExperts partnership with Sears. Opinions are my own. The signs of fall are all around us here.  The leaves are starting to change to those beautiful shades of red, orange, and gold and the evening air [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Pumpkin Dishes


So excited for fall to come, I can see the leaves are starting to turn color and I can't wait for the crisp air and cooler weather that comes along with it. There's something that makes my soul happy about being outside on a cool fall day with the reds, golds, oranges and yellows of [...]

Happy National Dog Week 9/18-24! #FriendsofBeneful #NationalDogWeek


Dogs with a loving family are happy dogs- and they have a way of bringing that happiness right into the family home. Many have done studies through the years and research shows that having a pet can be a great way to reduce stress and offer relief from loneliness. Brownie makes our family feel complete. I [...]