Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers - This Mama Loves

Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers #BigFatNotebooks

It's hard to believe but we are already wrapping up the first quarter of middle school for the oldest MiniMartin and I'm happy to report that it wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be!  I mean it's been really scary for me- but she's been breezing through it and having a [...]

Helping Middle School Students with Studying

Helping Middle School Students with Studying- This Mama Loves

School's starting in just days, you guys. SCHOOL. We've got (most of) the supplies ready to go- a mile long list for each kid, plus extras that I found on sale to send in... and yet...I'm not ready. This year is different. This year is serious. The biggest MiniMartin is heading to middle school. This [...]

Skylanders Craft: Skylanders Battlecast Card Holder

Skylanders Craft: Skylanders Battlecast Card Holder- This Mama Loves

Compensation was provided for this Skylanders Craft: Skylanders Battlecast Card Holder by General Mills via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of General Mills or Momtrends. When my son found out that there were specially marked boxes of General Mills cereal that contained  Skylanders [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party – After School Snacks

Delicious Dishes - After school snacks

After school snacks are featured this week with our Delicious Dishes Recipe Party! Love it or hate it, we're IN back to school season. I mean, we aren't yet, but a week from tomorrow, the buses are going into action in this little town of ours, and the kids will start grades 6 (MIDDLE SCHOOL!), [...]

Pasta Kale Skillet Dish

Pasta Kale Skillet Dish/ This Mama Loves

All hail the kale! It's all the rage and probably will be for a long time. Packed with nutrients and some fancy schmancy oils or something, it needs to be in your life. You won't be disappointed by this easy kale dish. It's almost a one pot dish, and certainly can be if you have [...]

Felt Parrot Puppet Craft: Mak from The Wild Life

Tuesday Felt Parrot Craft inspired by Wild Life Movie- This Mama Loves

This felt parrot puppet craft inspired by Mak, a character from The Wild Life, in theaters September 9 is sponsored by Lionsgate. The Wild Life is coming to a theatre near you, and it is sure to be a fun animated time for kids of all ages. In The Wild Life you will meet a parrot named Mak, an [...]

Getting back into the school routine #SickJustGotReal

Getting back into a school routine- This Mama Loves

There’s nothing better than slipping into a summer routine. Sleeping in late, staying up until all hours of the night, adventures and visits and trips, and, well, in our house, that school year schedule flies out the window. We're in the midst of summer mode, and we’re currently trying to get readjusted to normal life after [...]

Spiced Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts & Vanilla Ice Cream

Spiced Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice cream - This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was growing up, we had ice cream just about every night. Breyers® was a staple in our freezer as much as milk and eggs were a staple in our refrigerator and cereal was a staple [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipes Party: Back to School

Delicious DIshes Back to School Recipes This Mama Loves

  We're dishing on fun back to school recipes this week- our favorites all seemed to fit right into the back to school meal ideas theme so we went with it! So many of my friends have shared pics of their kids going back to school (and some spouses, parents and siblings to boot!) and [...]

New Beneful Recipes (PLUS! Get a free sample!) #FriendsofBeneful


When I was out at the #FriendsofBeneful event in St. Louis a few months ago, Beneful shared with us both the packaging and formula for their new dry food recipes.  The new recipes have evolved with what we dog owners want to see in our dog's food and ingredients that we are familiar with. You may [...]

Why should I get my HVAC Inspected? #HouseExperts

Why Should I Get My HVAC inspected- This Mama Loves

 This post explaining why I should get my HVAC inspected is brought to you as part of our new#HouseExperts partnership with Sears. Opinions are my own. It has been in the 90's and so humid here.  I don’t ever remember a summer that had this many days in the 90’s, and we have more coming [...]