Back-to-School Tips To Help With The Morning Rush

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ snacks, but all opinions are 100% mine. The school week is always the busiest time in our house between taking care of the baby, the dogs, getting the kids ready for school, work and preparing for their after school activities. One thing that […]

Taking Time for ‘Me’

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 […]

Family Travel: Tips for Packing with Kids + Giveaway

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 […]

Tips for Traveling With Children

My kids have grown up around traveling and spending countless hours buckled into their car seats, and lucky for me they enjoyed being in their car seats for the most part. While we lived in Virginia I would take monthly trips to Massachusetts to visit family, and we would travel to Michigan once or twice a year. Besides […]

Fun Ideas for Hosting a Gender Reveal Party

Pink or Blue? Throw a gender reveal party to surprise your friends and family with what your baby’s sex will be. Find gender reveal party ideas including decorations, a gender reveal cake, and pink & blue food. With our first two children, we found during my 20 week ultrasound the sex of our baby, but with this […]

Tips for Traveling With Children By Plane

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Master Lock. All opinions are 100% mine. This past December we took our first trip to Disney World as a family, and while we had a blast, it was a bit overwhelming at first. We have traveled numerous times, it was our first time […]

Must-Have Baby Gear : Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard Nearby Napper

As we plan to expand our family within the next year my husband and I recently had the conversation about must-have products for a new baby. With our first son we went a little bit overboard as we didn’t know what we would or would not use. A number of items ended up sitting the closet, […]

Create a Nutritious and Convenient Meal With DiGiorno

Thank-you to DiGiorno and The Motherhood for sponsoring todays post.  Between work and afterschool activities, our afternoons are jam-packed. With two in hockey our weekends are even busier and filled with practices and games. While I strive to make a home cooked meal at least 5 days a week, there are some nights when I don’t have an hour to prep […]

Back to School: Tips for Keeping Your House in Order + Giveaway

Although I enjoyed spending the summer with the boys home, I’m ready to get my house back in order and get back on a schedule. With kids running in and out all day long, it’s hard to keep up with keeping the countertops, furniture and carpets clean. After celebrating the kids heading back to school […]

Summertime Fun With Toys“R”Us & Duracell + Giveaway

With school out for summer this week, I have been looking for ways to keep the kids entertained and active this summer. Most of our days are spent outside playing in the yard, so I have been slowly adding to our outdoor bins that we store in the garage. On nice days, we pull the whole bin in […]

5 Tips for Hosting A Birthday Party + Baseball Party Ideas

Birthday parties can easily get over budget and out of hand. If you’re planning a party check out our 5 Tips for Hosting A Birthday Party. Plus, learn how easy it is to make these  baseball cupcakes using a Baseball Bounce Ball. This post is brought to you in partnership with BirthdayExpress. As much as […]

Protecting Our Preemies & RSV Awareness | November 17th – World Prematurity Day

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MedImmune. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Four years ago I had never heard the term RSV until my son was having difficulty breathing, wheezing, and had a persistent cough. He had been sick for over […]