Changing The Way Our Daughters See Themselves

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are 100% my own. The world, especially social media is not always kind to women- Dove research shows that 8 out of 10 women come up against negative comments on social media and many that make the comments don't even realize how they are affecting other women ...

I’m not doing ok today.

I can't "be ok" today. It's not happening. Grief is bubbling out of me like a fountain today and I cannot fight it.  It needs to flow. The reality that both my parents are gone is just overwhelming me. The reality and the pain. The heartbreak. It sucks. My dad died on April 12. I ...

Sponsored Video: The Kids Of Summer – Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes #ShowYourStripes

As a parent of kids who are in sports, I think I have a certain responsibility. My job as a parent is to teach them to do their best, while not making it all about winning. I remind them playing the game and the fun they have is a large part of why they got ...

Four Reasons To Love Steak #BOLDatSteak

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You know how they say a certain smell can bring you back to a particular time or place in your life? Well, it is totally true! Whenever I smell a steak cooking on the grill, I think of my dad. In the summer, you could find dad outside, manning the grill as he cooked a ...

Vanilla Blueberry Banana Shake

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Renew Life Formulas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m working hard to get a whole lot healthier this year.  I started with a DietBet with some friends on Facebook…turns out money is a great motivator for me. I hate wasting it, and I'm ...

24 ways to keep your house running smoothly

There are 24 hours in each day. Sometimes that seems like a LOT of time, and other times, like it's not possibly even close to long enough...but most days, well, they are in between. As a mom, wife, Executive CEO of running this house... there's a lot that happens every day to keep this place ...

Slow cooked Chinese Spare Ribs

This post brought to you by Panda Express. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. We have lived in eastern Connecticut for almost 10 years now and have yet to find a Chinese restaurant that has decent Chinese spare ribs. There was a place near where we lived in New Hampshire that ...

Green Veggie Crockpot Quiche

I got a new Slow Cooker for myself at the holidays and it's made me a changed woman.  I guess I never had a great slow cooker before. I do now. Worth every penny.  Regardless, I find I am using my crockpot more and more, for all kinds of things.  Even breakfasts, which I hadn't ...

How to Host a St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

If you are looking for a family friendly game to enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day, look no further than this St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt. It is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday while having some frugal fun at the same time. Here is how you can get started planning ...

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts. I love it.  It makes the house smell amazing and just tastes so yummy.  Now, throwing the crisp ingrediens in the crockpot/slow cooker?  That gives you hours of aroma to enjoy plus a delicious dessert when it's all said and done. Crockpot Apple Crisp    Ingredients 4-5 C. apples, peeled and ...