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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 […]

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 […]