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Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card: College Student Finances

*This post is sponsored by Starbucks. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your continued support of the brands I work with. This makes it possible for me to continue to bring great content to you! College Student Finances Shout-out to my fellow parents-of-college-kids! I’m just starting out on this “mom of a college […]

Teaching Responsibility to Kids in One Word: Communication

*This is post was created in partnership with Ask, Listen, Learn. All opinion is my own. Teaching Responsibility to Kids in One Word: Communication In January I shared a word for this year… RESPONSIBILITY (you can read that post here). PARTY IN THE HOUSE! But seriously… teaching responsibility is pretty important. Even when our kids […]

Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card: Starbucks Star Rewards for Mom

*This post is sponsored by Starbucks. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your continued support of the brands I work with. This makes it possible for me to continue to bring great content to you! Stars for Mom And Dad. He can have some too. The Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card can benefit […]

Starbucks Prepaid Card: A Lesson in Teen Personal Finance

*This post is sponsored by Starbucks. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your continued support of the brands I work with. This makes it possible for me to continue to bring great content to you! A Lesson in Teen Personal Finance I have three teenagers. Our girls are 13 and 16 and our […]

Things That Go Missing When You Have Teenage Daughters

I have two teen daughters. At this writing they are 16 and 13. We are ROLLING DEEP, y’all. Things That Go Missing When You Have Teenage Daughters I nearly ALWAYS find myself looking for something that I KNOW I put away. Things that, until a few years ago, I thought were MINE and MINE ONLY […]

Word for the Year: Responsibility for 2018

*This is post was created in partnership with Ask, Listen, Learn. All opinion is my own. Have you chosen YOUR word for the year? Do you even do that? Over that last several years I have chosen one word as a theme for each year, but as I was considering the year ahead I found I couldn’t […]

Invisalign and My Preteen: Our Invisalign Treatment Journey

*I have joined the Invisalign Mom’s Panel. My daughter’s treatment has been provided in trade for our honest review. This is our story. Our Invisalign Treatment Journey I write our story because orthodontics with kids is a family affair.  We all have to be together on what treatment is chosen… no matter what straightening option […]

Mom Saves the Day – Stain Fighter Extraordinaire!

*This is post is sponsored by Clorox. Though I have received compensation, all opinion is my own. I don’t have little kids anymore. Mine are 12, 15, and 18. Oh but we still have messes. Mom Saves the Day – Stain Fighter Extraordinaire! In the house. In the car. On the clothes. And the shoes… […]

Answering the Hard Questions

*This is post was created in partnership with Ask, Listen, Learn, All opinion is my own. Have your kids ever asked you hard questions? “Where do babies come from?” Or how about this one from the back of the minivan as we were driving through the Vegas strip…”WHAT’S A PEEP SHOW?!!!” We drove through the […]

Our Dog Kevin and His Mouth Tumor

I keep debating about sharing this.  #1… Kevin is a dog. Not a human. #2… America is falling apart.  However… Kevin is our family dog of 8 years and it’s been tough around the home front the last week or so. And many of you have come to know Kevin a bit and many of […]