Taking Time for ‘Me’

folgers instant coffee with muffins

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Folgers. All opinions are 100% mine. With the boys off to school full time this year, morning time has become “me” time. For the past eight years I have always had one child home with me, so it took a little bit to get […]

Mother’s Day: Gift Ideas for New or Expecting Mom

mothers day gift ideas for new mom

 This Mother’s Day is extra special, not only do I get to spend it surrounded by my two boys, but I also get to spend it with my third son squirming and kicking around inside me. It has been quite a few years since we have had a newborn in the house as our youngest child […]

Choice Hotels New Loyalty Rewards Program

summer vacation swimming

With summer break just a few months away I have started planning out a few trips that we would like to make this summer. Unlike previous summers when we have always traveled to Michigan for two weeks, this year we are planning on just a few day trips and maybe one or two weekend trips to either Cape […]

Summer Road Trip Essentials

summer road trip

Both of my children spend hours in the car on a weekly basis, and lucky for me they have always been great travelers. Living an hour from most stores and doctors, 3 hours away from my side of the family and 15+ hours away from my husband’s family equals thousands of miles put on our vehicles […]

Baby Gear: Baby’s Journey Smart Sync Baby Monitor Review

Best Baby Monitors

This post was sponsored by Baby’s Journey as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary merchandise to facilitate my review. When Jonathan was born over 8 years ago, we had a simple baby monitor that allowed me to hear any noises coming from his room, but the static was awful. We sometimes used at […]

Join Me in the Tom’s of Maine Less Waste Challenge + Giveaway

diy bowling set

Did you know that April is Earth Month? This year help reduce the amount of waste that is sent to the landfill and join me and Tom’s of Maine in the #LessWasteChallenge by reducing your household waste by one pound per week. Recycling is something that comes naturally to my children and myself. I grew up […]

Family Travel: Tips for Packing with Kids + Giveaway

packing list traveling with kids

As a mother of two elementary school children, I try to do everything to keep them from becoming sick. I’ve taught them to wash their hands,  keep their hands away from their face, drink plenty of fluids and stay active, but as you know sickness can sneak up no matter how much you try to prevent it. This […]