National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM #NDAFW

This post brought to you by National Institute on Drug Abuse. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. With one child becoming a teenager this year and another in a couple of years, not to mention 3 toddlers who will follow in several years, the concern of drug and alcohol abuse ...

Homemade Gluten Free Gnocchi

Homemade Gluten Free Gnocchi

My family loves gnocchi but it's one of those foods that is hard to find in a gluten free option available in the stores.  Gnocchi, if you aren't familiar, is like a potato dumpling.  We like to think of them as these perfect, little potato pillows.  Like most things we love, I experiment making our ...

Family Friendly TV: Growing Up McGhee #GrowingUpMcGhee #WatchUPandWin

 “This post is sponsored by UP TV; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.” Our life is never dull.  With a house full of kids I don't think dull, quiet, or boring is ever a proper description for our life.  We often compare having 3 boys each a year apart with what it might be ...

DICK’S Sporting Goods Jersey Report #jerseyreport

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DICK'S Sporting Goods for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Does everyone in your house cheer for the same NFL team?  I sometimes wish it were that way here.  We're Patriots fans.  Well when I say we, I speak for the adults and girlsin ...

Add More Fruits and Vegetables with SUBWAY +color #addcolor

Add More Fruits and Vegetables with Subway +Color

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of SUBWAY. All opinions are my own. When I was a teenager one of my first, and favorite jobs was as a SUBWAY Sandwich Artist.  I loved working at SUBWAY and have so many wonderful memories from that time in my life.  I still love SUBWAY® restaurants today ...

A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

In the day to day chaos of a busy life, it’s hard to keep track of simple things that are important.  Seeing the negativity and division that is so present in the world today, sometimes we all need a touchstone to remind us of love, loyalty and devotion.  That’s a dog’s purpose.  Dogs love us unconditionally ...

Last Minute Christmas Gift Printables for Teachers and Friends

Last Minute Christmas Gift Printables for Teachers and Friends

Both of the older kids are in middle school now and they both have 7 teachers (luckily a few of them are the same) plus a really great, no make that incredible secretary and principal that I think it's important to let know we appreciate at the holidays.  They also have friends they want to ...

The Importance of HVAC System Repairs and Maintenance Before Turing Up the Heat #HouseExperts

The Importance of HVAC System Repairs and Maintenance Before Turing Up the Heat

This post about the Importance of HVAC System Repairs and Maintenance Before Turning Up the Heat is brought to you by our friends at Sears As part of the #HouseExperts program. Baby, it’s cold outside!  Well, not today.  Today it’s been warm but there have been several days already where the temps have dropped well below freezing.  ...

Create the Good – 25 Days 25 Ways to Care #25days25ways

Create the Good - 25 Days 25 Ways to Care

This post brought to you by Create the Good. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. Seeing someone you care about aging or with a health problem is a challenging time.  It’s often a time where someone needs to step in and act as a care giver for that loved one ...

Updating Your Home’s Floors: Where the Biggest Memories and Messes are Made #HouseExperts

Updating Your Home's Floors: Where the Biggest Memories and Messes are Made

This post talking about Updating Your Home's Floors is brought to you as part of our new #HouseExperts partnership with Sears. Opinions are my own. We love our furniture.  We have a nice, big sectional in the living room that our whole family can snuggle up on.  It’s pretty, practical, and it’s comfortable yet somehow most of the ...