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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 […]

Make Reading Fun – Make Movies as You Read!

This is a fun idea to keep learning alive over summer, or to have in your parenting back pocket on a rainy day. Thanks to Education.com for creating this fun activity for us! For a fun way to encourage your child to read, try this comprehension technique made to satisfy visual learners. It’s imaginative, artistic, and best […]

5 Ways to Let Go of the Clutter

Howdy friends! I have a guest sharing today! Please welcome Jenny (great name!) Silverstone of Mom Loves best! I have been all over the map when is has come to managing messes. For me, a messy house did not equal a happy family… it equalled a mom, stressed out from pretending the mess didn’t bother […]

Smash Summer Boredom: Tennis, Anyone?

Any tennis players in the house?!!! The thing is, you don’t need to be a tennis player to play tennis… Tennis, anyone? *This post is sponsored by RecTennis. All opinions are my own The summer is upon us… which means school is out and many of us parental-types are looking for things to help keep our […]

Turn the Labels Around: The Truth About Mom Shaming

What is the truth about mom shaming? In my experience, mom shaming never builds others up. It only breaks others down. *This post is sponsored by Beech-Nut. All opinion is my own. The time to turn the labels around is long past due. It’s time to celebrate what is real. I’ve been shamed/judged for breastfeeding. […]

Like Eating A Baby Angel: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup CAKE

Bless my husband’s heart… Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup CAKE He had to share his birthday with the observance of the Resurrection of The King. And Easter baskets. I figured since I didn’t plan him a party, or get him a present (OK, I kind-of did… I found some habañero sauce at World Market… so I […]

Inside Scoop from Stars of Gifted Movie!

I got the inside scoop on the new movie, Gifted, y’all! It opens April 7th in select theaters!   That’s me, right behind Jenny Slate, and that’s Oscar winner Octavia Spencer over there on the right… GASP!!! I told Jenny she has a great name and gushed over Marcel the Shell. Jenny is the voice of […]

Stop, Look, Listen: Tweens and Underage Drinking

If you have been around here for any amount of time you may have picked up on the fact that I don’t get too serious. Humor is my homeboy. I know we just observed April Fool’s Day, the pinnacle of all silliness, but let’s put funny on pause and talk tweens and underage drinking. Stop, Look, […]

Never Have I Ever: Life’s Unexpected Messes

Never have I ever… How many times have you said or thought that since becoming a parent? It is IMPOSSIBLE for me to remember all the unexpected messes that have made me think, “Never Have I Ever…” *This post was created in paid partnership with Clorox®. All opinion and tales of messes are my very own. […]