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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. […]

Talking to Tweens: Effects of Alcohol on the Developing Brain

What ARE the effects of alcohol on the developing brain, anyway? If you have ever consumed alcohol (parents), you are aware that alcohol does have an effect. Drinking too much, DEFINITELY has an effect. Even in smaller amounts it can affect the most responsible of adults. But what about the effects of alcohol on a […]

The D-Word: Talking to Teens About Drugs

Where to start when… talking to teens about drugs? It’s not like the topic just “pops” up in everyday conversation, and it can be a tough topic to address. *This post is sponsored by The PACT… a web-based tool designed to help prevent drug teen drug use. All opinion is my own. I have operated […]

Stop Mom Shaming

Mom shaming. It’s totally a thing. *I am working in partnership with Mom.Life app. All opinion and observations about mom shaming are my own. STOP MOM SHAMING I have endured my fair share of mom shaming. In fact a survey of 227 moms by Mom.life found:  • 79.2% were shamed at some point. • 53.86% […]

21 Parenting Do’s and Don’ts

I have been a parent for over 17 years. If we were counting cumulative years (3 kids at 11, 14, and 17 years)… I could almost say I have 42 years of parenting experience. Which, if you consider how VERY different each child is… I FEEL like I have been parenting 42 years.  Before I […]

Why Unstructured Time Matters for Tweens

Why DOES unstructured time matters for tweens? Can’t view the video? Watch HERE! *This is post was created in partnership with Ask. Listen. Learn. All opinion is my own. There is a school of thought that says a busy kid is a kid that stays out of trouble. While I do agree with that, I […]

Back to School: First Day of School Picture Keepsake

Those first day of school pictures… A rite of passage. Back to School: First Day of School Picture Keepsake Last year I did something that I wish I had been doing since we started taking first day of school pictures. But PINTEREST DIDN’T EXISTED THEN. {Read: I did not come up with this idea… I found it […]