Cranberry Breakfast Bars Recipe- This Mama Loves

Cranberry Breakfast Bars & Ocean Spray #CranberryClassroom

Thank you to Ocean Spray® for sponsoring this Cranberry Breakfast Bars blog post. All opinions are my own.   On the first day of fall, my littlest and I were invited to head down to NYC to attend a Cranberry Classroom with Ocean Spray®. Now, I'm sure that all of you, like me, immediately think [...]



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

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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 [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Family Friendly Dinners

Delicious Dishes Family Friendly Dinners- This Mama Loves

September 6th, you guys. How is this even possible? My little dude finished what we call "birthday season" in our house yesterday, as he turned 9 and ended the 6 weeks of our kids' birthdays in a row. I have a break until October for my husband's birthday!  This week we're sharing family friendly dinner ideas. [...]

Mustard Rosemary Pork Chops #BrightBites

Mustard Rosemary Pork Chops Recipe- This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton. The opinions and text are all mine. Date night doesn't roll around often for hubby and I but when it does I want to make it special. This particular date night was at home so I went for one of our go-tos with [...]

Join us for the #PetcoParty talking all about Pet Nutrition September 7!

Nutrition-Twitter-Party

Join us for the #PetcoParty Twitter Party September 7th! We'll be talking all about pet nutrition (and sharing furbaby pics)! I'll be your host for the party along with our friends at Petco. Come join us to chat about our pets, their nutrition, and some fun prizes! The party will take place Wednesday 9/7 from 6:00 [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Fruit Favorites

delicious dishes party fruit favorites

Can you believe this is the last week of August and September will be here in just a few days?  The summer seemed to fly by for me.  I hope you had a great summer. One thing we noticed last week with our party was there were so many fruit recipes and desserts being shared. [...]

Notebook Paper Little Debbie Treats

Notebook Paper Little Debbie Treats- This Mama Loves

I love Little Debbie snack cakes and so do my kids. Whenever we are at the store, they ask for a box and sometimes I let them grab a box or two as a treat for after school or I sneak one into their lunch without them knowing. I know their eyes light up at [...]

Fall Craft Idea: Button Pumpkin Craft

Fall Craft Idea: Button Pumpkin / This Mama Loves

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 [...]