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Red Nose Day 2017

No, I am not talking about a day dedicated to the dearly beloved Rudolph. *This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m talking about an event that is now in its third year (wow!) that helps children in poverty here in the U.S. […]

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. […]

Amazon Celebrates World Book Day in Seattle!

Will you be near Seattle on Thursday April 20th? If so… MARK YOUR CALENDAR, FRIENDS! Amazon Celebrates World Book Day with a Global Free Library in Seattle! *This post is brought to you in partnership with Amazon Books. All opinion and such things are my very own! The event in Seattle is one of 12 […]

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, […]

18 Family-Friendly April Fools’ Day Ideas and #SeasonOfClean

Are you an April Fools’ Day prankster? 18 Family-Friendly April Fools’ Day Ideas What if I told you that the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes cannister was getting a new look? *This post has been created in partnership with Clorox. All opinion and silly-making is my own. Does the thought of a newly designed cannister pique your interest? […]

Your Last Eye Exam Was When???

Sure. That is not the most exciting title: I have to ask. Your Last Eye Exam Was When??? *I was asked to participate in the #EyeOpeningMoments campaign, sponsored byVSP® Vision Care. I have been compensated, and all opinions are my own. Do you want to know something that is very exciting? GOOD VISION and HEALTHY EYES I have […]

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. […]

Who is YOUR Holiday Hero?

Let’s chat heroes for a moment… Who is YOUR Holiday Hero? Do heroes have to wear capes or unitards with clever insignias? I DON’T THINK THEY DO. *This post is sponsored by Keurig Green Mountain®. All opinion and talk of heroes are my own. Do they need to have the strength to lift tanker trucks […]

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 Metaxa Sidecar Feat. Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade!

There’s this tapas bar in town that my husband and I love to go to. Actually, ALL our friends love to go there. The food is exceptional, as are the drinks. It is at this tapas bar a friend introduced me to beauty of a Sidecar. (hashtag somewhere in here) A METAXA Sidecar, to be specific. […]