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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. […]

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 […]