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% […]

Sail Away From Home: Cruisin’ Together

Do you have that song in your head now? I TOTALLY HAVE THAT SONG IN MY HEAD… You’re gonna fly away Glad you’re goin’ my way I love it when we’re cruisin’ together… Now you DEFINITELY have that song in your head. I just watched a show produced by O·C·E·A·N by Carnival Corporation. It’s fun, […]

Homegate Party: 6 Cleaning Hacks in a Pinch

The Seahawks can’t just go on the field without preparation and expect to win. Having a party for this Sunday’s big game? How about… 6 Cleaning Hacks in a Pinch! And one can’t throw a party at home without some preparation and expect a clean place to party. *This post is sponsored by P&G products available at […]

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos, y’all! Tailgate season is in FULL SWING: friends and football and food! **The National Pork Board and Kroger are sponsors of this post. All opinions are my own. I am going to share with you how to make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos because the world needs more pulled pork nachos in it’s life. […]

Three Cheese Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip

I. Love. Buffalo. Chicken. In any way I can get it… Straight-up, old fashioned wings dipped in Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing… on a buffalo chicken pizza… Orrrrr…. AS A DIP. BUFFALO CHICKEN is my love language. *This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hidden Valley Ranch. The opinions and text are […]

Help Feed Hungry Children Through Hunger Is at Safeway

Did you know 1 in 5 children in America live in households without consistent access to adequate food? But what can you or I to help feed hungry children? Have you heard of the Hunger Is program at Safeway? It’s a program where Safeway helps feed hungry children through customer donations and portion of select purchases. […]

Porktober, My Rosemary Garlic Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin

I don’t need anyone to give me incentives to love pork more than I do… I mean… not only is pork delicious, but I have found it to be one of the EASIEST dishes to prepare. Read: easy and delicious dinners make mama happy and when mama’s happy… You catch my drift. Plus, the weather […]

Why Unstructured Time Matters for Tweens

Why DOES unstructured time matters for tweens? Can’t view the video? Watch HERE! *This is post was created in partnership with Ask. Listen. Learn. All opinion is my own. There is a school of thought that says a busy kid is a kid that stays out of trouble. While I do agree with that, I […]

Family Time: Making Memories & Bowls of Ice Cream!

Do you want to know what my love language is? FOOD. Family Time: Making Memories & Bowls of Ice Cream! The way I show love most naturally is through food. Though the work of cooking is not my favorite (let’s be honest), I like what sharing food together does for relationships. It creates an opportunity to […]