Back to School Options for Mom

Back to School Options for Moms #FlexPath

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 [...]

Carnival’s Best Family Excursion in Costa Maya

Lost Mayan Kingdom Adventure Park- Best Excursion for Families in Costa Maya- This Mama Loves

When we took a 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise aboard the Carnival Magic ship last month, one of our stops was in Costa Maya, Mexico. This was our first cruise as a family and we really wanted a day to relax and have some fun as our previous day, we'd been on a river boat [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party #31 Summer Favorites

delicious dishes summer favorites hero

What a busy time! Summer's going strong on the calendar but suddenly we have appointments and practices and meetings and school things in those little boxes that have been reminding us that the school year is coming up soon! The next three weeks are going to be so busy for my family- we're packing to [...]

First Trip to Fenway with the Kids

First Trip to Fenway - This Mama Loves

I partnered with Cape Cod® to promote #RoadTripChip by taking my very own road trip with their chips for the kids' First Trip to Fenway and sharing our experience. Opinions are my own. If you know me, you know I'm born and raised in New England, and born and bred a Red Sox fan. It's just in [...]

Explore Nature Far & Wide with Family by Your Side

Explore Nature Far & Wide with Family By Your Side - This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. What matters most to us time with family.  That’s always, always been the answer but this time last year, when we lost my father-in-law unexpectedly to a tragic accident, it refreshed and renewed to us just how important family is.  His favorite thing in this [...]

Jennifer Garner Interview: Nine Lives Movie


Last week, I had the pleasure of being part of a small group of bloggers who had the chance to participate in a phone interview with Jennifer Garner. She's starring in the fun new family film, Nine Lives, coming to theaters TODAY, August 5!  Now, I'm not really one to get starstruck. But this was [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party – Favorite Desserts

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party 30 - Host Favorite Desserts

I can't believe it's August already. AUGUST! Some of my friends kids' are back to school as of yesterday! We have until the 31st here, so we have lots more summer ahead of us.  Of course, we're also due to move to a new home before the 31st. Keep your fingers crossed things go smoothly. [...]

Making Back to School Less Stressful

Making Back to School Less Stressful (This Mama Loves)

This post is part of a sponsored promotion with This Mama Loves and Fruit of the Loom.  Opinions are my own. I can so clearly remember the first time I experienced one of my children having a true tantrum.  It had been a good run for me.  My oldest daughter was 10 and the boys [...]

Tips for Hosting Family Game Night #HowLifeUnfolds

Tips for Hosting Family Game Night

Tips for Hosting Family Game Night Growing up, board games and family game night were traditions in our home. We spent many nights gathered around the kitchen table playing our favorite games, laughing together and making memories. Some of my best memories from my teenage years are with my brother and our closest friends playing [...]

Simple & Sweet DIY Growth Chart & Orange Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Simple & Sweet DIY Growth Chart for Kids / This Mama Loves Blog

Consideration was supposed to be provided by Go & Grow by Similac® via Glam/Mode. If there's one thing I've learned as a mom, it's that kids grow fast. They arrive in the world unable to do much at all on their own, and within a few days or weeks can start to control their heads. Within [...]

Star Wars & Frozen Lunch Ideas #GetDisney

Star Wars & Frozen Lunch Ideas (ThisMamaLoves Blog)

It is back to school season, which means it is also time to start thinking creative lunch ideas. Boring lunches will be a thing of the past when you add Glad Disney Multipacks in both Frozen & Star Wars varieties to the equation. These products can make lunch fun, organized, and keep your food fresh! [...]