Star Wars Glow in the Dark Canvas DIY - This Mama Loves

Star Wars Room Decor Idea: Glow in the Dark Canvas

With the newest Star Wars movie- The Force Awakens being released recently it is probably safe to say that the force has found it's way into nearly every home-It has definitely taken over in my house! From toys to decor Star Wars is making it's mark  all over.  One thing that the kids are excited to [...]

The Sisters Movie comes December 18th

sisters poster

Let your freak flag fly I've seen this EVERYWHERE since I started hearing about the Sisters movie (in theaters December 18th).   Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell [...]

Robots For Kids That Teach Coding: Dash and Dot

Robots For Kids

Computers are such an intrinsic part of our everyday lives that most of us take them for granted. But, did you ever wish you could learn computer code? That’s right, like the guys that started it all? Maybe your kids? Wouldn’t you love for your kid to be the next, Steve Jobs or the inventor [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Family


 I made a list of the shopping I have yet to do. It's long. Very long. And yet...not too horrible, mostly little things left. I do not, however, have any wrapping done. BUT many of us are still shopping- if we've started at all.  Here are some great gift ideas for everyone in the family [...]

Fresh Step® Litter Million Meow Mission


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step® litter. Opinions are my own. I love my pets. They complete our family. Not only do I love them, I love how we came to have them as part of our family. Both our dog and our cat are rescue pets - and [...]

Festive Holiday Appetizer: Vegetable Wreath

festive holiday appetizer vegetable wreath label

You can have fun and festive food for your Holiday get togethers that are also quick and easy...and good for you! Whether you need something for your own party or to contribute to a family or office spread this one will have you covered. Grab a tub of Marzetti Veggie Dip, a variety of your [...]

Cuties Fruit is back once again!


One of my most favorite snacks for all happens to come in it's own packaging, it's super easy to bring places and it's really rather healthy.  It's also got a fun name AND is back in stores. It's America's fave fresh fruit brand, Cuties! Either way, their sweet, tiny little delicious selves are back in [...]

Making Dreams Come True: Wishes Delivered

Wishes Delivered

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The holiday season can be a struggle for many.  For those grieving the loss of a loved one, for those struggling financially, for those coping with depression, for so many reasons that many of us cannot [...]

Tips for Traveling with Kids: Happy Kids, Happy Ride

Tips for Traveling with Kids

I remember the days before kids when road trips had a totally different meaning than they do today, with 5 kids in the back two rows of seats.  In my early 20's one of my best friends moved several states away.  We'd leave late in the day, drive all night long listening to loud music [...]

Giving to others together with Caboodles


The connection between mother and daughter is so special.  From the special moments and fond memories I have of time with my own mother to the moment I held my daughter in my arms for the first time, her first steps, her first day of school, and the days of first dances and dates that [...]

Family Holiday Tradition: Memory Tablecloth


I am a sappy, sentimental girl. I had cameos from both of my grandmothers on my wedding flowers, my sister Debbie's china, my mom's wedding ring, and on and on. I love traditions and history and family, and when I find things that combine these loves, I get, well, sappy and often teary eyed. I [...]