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Barilla and Galbani: Baked Rigatoni Lasagne

*This is post is sponsored by Barilla & Galbani (at Walmart). Though I have received compensation, all opinion is my own. Greetings dinner-makers and seekers of delicious-and-pretty-simple casseroles that the entire family will love! Barilla and Galbani: Baked Rigatoni Lasagne Nothing brings people together like food. And there is little else in life we mamas […]

How to Make a Glittered Globe for the Holidays!

The holidays seem to bring out the DIYer in people. And my friends, my little DIYer is alive and well this holiday season! Hitherhencetofore… How to make a glittered globe! Thank you to Value Village and Savers for sponsoring this post, and giving me added motivation to add pizzazz to my decked halls. One day, I […]

Talking to Kids About Holiday Drinking

*This is post was created in partnership with Ask, Listen, Learn, all opinion is my own. The holiday season is upon us! There is so much for us to look forward to – more time with family and friends, holiday excursions, holiday treats, holiday parties and events… Talking to Kids About Holiday Drinking When our kids are present […]

What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?

*I was compensated by Med-IQ through an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. to write about the signs and symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. All my opinions are my own.* IBD Inflammatory bowel disease. Have you heard of it? Do you know anything about it? Are you wondering why I am talking about it? […]

Invisalign and My Preteen: Our Invisalign Treatment Journey

*I have joined the Invisalign Mom’s Panel. My daughter’s treatment has been provided in trade for our honest review. This is our story. Our Invisalign Treatment Journey I write our story because orthodontics with kids is a family affair.  We all have to be together on what treatment is chosen… no matter what straightening option […]

The Seattle Seahawks and the CenturyLink Boostbox Sweepstakes!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CenturyLink. The opinions and text are all mine. We all know who the Seattle Seahawks are. Or we SHOULD. If you don’t? Well then I just don’t know what to say *wink wink*. But do you know what a CenturyLink Boostbox is? CenturyLink Boostboxes […]

Mom Saves the Day – Stain Fighter Extraordinaire!

*This is post is sponsored by Clorox. Though I have received compensation, all opinion is my own. I don’t have little kids anymore. Mine are 12, 15, and 18. Oh but we still have messes. Mom Saves the Day – Stain Fighter Extraordinaire! In the house. In the car. On the clothes. And the shoes… […]

Answering the Hard Questions

*This is post was created in partnership with Ask, Listen, Learn, All opinion is my own. Have your kids ever asked you hard questions? “Where do babies come from?” Or how about this one from the back of the minivan as we were driving through the Vegas strip…”WHAT’S A PEEP SHOW?!!!” We drove through the […]

Taking Snacking to the Next Level #SimplyNice

*I was asked to participate in the the #SimplyNice campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Food. It’s a big deal in my house. Taking Snacking to the Next Level I have two teens and one almost-teen, and there is almost always one or more friends over (usually […]

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 […]