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 […]

World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2017

It is World Breastfeeding Week, guys. (Photo used with permission form World Vision.) It’s been a long time since I have had widdle babies… *sigh*. I recently sat in on a call with World Vision. I was invited to learn more about breastfeeding as it affects world mothers. I know how it affected me and […]

Clearly Confident Skin for Back to School

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.   It is TOUGH being a teenager. Even without acne. Help your teens have #clearlyconfident skin in time for back-to-school with Clearasil┬« at Walgreens.. I really struggled with acne as a teen. I remember feeling like […]

Making Birthdays Extra-Special with Hallmark at Walgreens

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m not talking “bouncy house rental” extra-special. I believe that “extra-special” lives in the little details. #HallmarkAtWalgreens Making birthdays (extra)special was (and still is!) so important to my mom and dad. When I was a kid […]

Do Parents Influence Kids’ Media Use?

Do you think your media use affects your kids’ ideas and attitudes about their own use? Are you the kind-of person who needs data to believe an idea is true? Well, read on. This post from Amy Williams, journalist and concerned parent who loves spreading the word on digital safety is full of important thoughts on […]

Preparing Your Child for Middle School

I know guys. For some of us, school isn’t even out yet. But you know how time is… It flies. Preparing Your Child for Middle School *This is post was created in partnership with Ask. Listen. Learn. All opinion is my own. The first day of school will be here before you know it! It may […]