Peach Dump Cake a la Mode

With the dog days of summer comes more frequent opportunities to serve tasty, refreshing meals that delight the whole family. I don't know about you, but I am always up for finding new recipes to make, especially in the summer when I'm not in hyper planning and schedule mode and frequently have last minute everything to put ...

Family Road Trip Essentials

Family Road Trip Essentials- This Mama Loves

With the onset of summer comes summer vacations. Yaay! For many of us, that means rounding up the family, packing up the car, and hitting the road! Remember those college age road trips of your not so distant past? You know, those spur-of-the-moment ROAD TRIP adventures? Well, this is nothing like that. Because, you know... ...

Cool Gift Ideas for Dad #EssenceOfCool

This post is sponsored by Arctic Cove; however, all thoughts and opinions are all mine. When I was growing up, I felt I had the coolest dad on the whole block. I am sure most of the kids on the block felt the same about their dad, but mine actually was! No matter how many ...

hhgregg Salutes Everyday Heroes #MaytagSalutes #sweeps #HHGhero

 Do you know one thing that's super important, that we should all do on a regular basis?  Honor our everyday heroes. We should.  Those who serve in our military, to protect the rights and freedoms that we so often take for granted- we need to honor and salute them regularly.  It's not just the individual ...

Do You Know When Your Child Needs An Eye Exam?

As a parent, we have so many things we have to think about and remember when it comes to our kids. Sometimes we get so focused on the day to day activities, we do not always remember to follow through on other issues. When we have a healthy child, this is especially true for many ...

Camp Invention Summer Camps #thinkmakecreate #giveaway

Summer is coming really fast and many of us are planning the kids' activities for those many weeks off.  My kids are typically with me all day, but we do like to do some camp time for them just for a change of scenery and some different fun.  This year, the kids are super excited ...

Four Steps To Choosing the Right Mother’s Day Gift #Shopswell #Giveaway

Mother's Day is coming.  Super soon.  (Just so you know, it's also my birthday this year...sometimes that's kind of fun). Most of us either want to celebrate being a mom, or celebrate our own moms.  But how do you find the right gift? If you don't have suggestions from the mom in your life but ...

So many times: I Wish I had a Wet Ones

Times that I "Wish I had a Wet Ones" on hand....they are many... ...when my kids touched animals at the zoo when I touched animals at the zoo when my son picked up a sick bird when I pet a llama when my husband pulled a huge slug off my dog's back when I removed a tick from the cat when my ...

Sponsored Video: Country Crock – #WhenWeBake #Giveaway

The Country Crock® “So Much Good Happens When We Bake” campaign celebrates family togetherness in the kitchen and around the dinner table. We actually do a lot of baking as a family- every Saturday morning, we make pancakes "from scrap" as the kids say. The kids love to bake- breads, biscuits, cookies, muffins, cakes... they ...

Celebrate Spring Snoopy Style

Happy Spring!! It finally is starting to look a little bit like spring may make an arrival here in Connecticut soon. Most of the snow is even melted at long last... Snoopy = Spring! Celebrate the end of cold weather (if you had any—looking at you, Californians!) with a perfect Peanuts springtime package. The ...