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Italian Chicken Meatballs with Barilla Rotini in Tomato and Basil Sauce

*This is post is sponsored by Barilla (at Walmart). Though I have received compensation, all opinion is my own. I do not know of a mom (or dad!) who would turn their back on a delicious, family-friendly dinner plan. Dinner happens every day, and let’s face it – and as much as we know the […]

Summertime Skin Care and Hydration

*I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #ApplyRepeatProtect campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Summertime Skin Care and Hydration You know what is more important than taking good care of your skin care and hydration during the hot summer months? BASICALLY NOTHING It is so […]

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 everyone […]

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 […]

barkTHINS: A Snacking Happy Place

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU LOVE A GOOD SNACK!!! Snacking FTW! (I am totally raising my hand, btw…) *I was asked to participate in the #MyHappyPlace campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Do you have a snacking happy place? I don’t discriminate when it comes to when […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]