ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY in Theaters Dec 16th

I am pretty excited for this one. Are you a Star Wars fan? I know right, who isn't? From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon … [Read more...]

6 Things to Think About When Your Teen Gets a Job

This is part 1 of a series for parents of teens landing their first job. Each week I will release a new blog post topic on first jobs for teens. If there is a topic you would like me to cover just leave a comment in the comment box. I always check those! When teens turn 15, in most states they are legally allowed to work. This is new … [Read more...]

My Pancakes Taste Different Today Blog Tour & Giveaway

I have always had a love for children's books, and my kids had every children's book they asked for because for me reading was most important. I would rather my kids be reading a good book than playing a video game or watching television. My Pancakes Tate Different Today! Authored by Wood and Bruce Galpert is a wonderful story about a boy in love … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Fish Smell in the House with Hefty

If you have been following my blog since the beginning then you know my husband likes to go fishing a lot. With the wonderful fish he brings home comes a deep, nasty stank that is hard to contain without the right kitchen trash bag. Believe me, I have tried MANY brands and have found that most leak and do not contain smells very well. The worst … [Read more...]

Enter to Win a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer

I use my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer weekly. It is one of my most used kitchen appliances, and has been since the day I brought it home. Back when I bought it almost 6 years ago I got it on sale for around $180. When I bought it I wasn't to keen on the price but once I realized how great it was I knew my splurge was well worth it. Every year I make … [Read more...]

Friskies Pull N Play – Cat Toys Indoor Cats Love #MostPlayfulCat

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Purina®. The opinions and text are all mine. This post is sponsored by Friskies® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Friskies® Pull N Play available at PetSmart® but we only share information we feel is relevant … [Read more...]

STAPLES Launches Cosmic Black Floral Collection – Cynthia Rowley

Teens entering college this year can choose from a wide selection of Cynthia Rowley school and office supplies at STAPLES that will personalize their college style. Cynthia Rowley has created everything from notebooks, pens, and organizers to day planners in stylish patterns. Her new Cosmic Black Floral Collection is by far our favorite so … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Dog Breed

The dogs featured in this post are my own boys, and I certainly consider them to be my children but I didn't always feel that way. We had some rough patches, quite literally. See my caption in the 3rd photo to see what I mean. My Dog breed selector tips will help you avoid the mistakes that many new dog owners make. Owning a dog can be a … [Read more...]

What Parents Should Expect The First Year of High School

High School is a spooky time for our kids and it can be a trying experience for us parents as well. Our babies are headed off to that big, scary school and going to be mingling with a bunch of...well...basically, young adults. The new factor aside, high school is full of changes and challenges for our kids. It can seem overwhelming at times because … [Read more...]

Albertsons & Hunger Is – to Increase Breakfast Programs for School Children

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Company Foundation. The opinions and text are all mine. 1 in 5 K-8th grade teachers says they have personally had students come to class hungry. It is an epidemic in America, something completely avoidable yet its happening all over our country. Albertsons Hunger … [Read more...]

Talk to a Nutritionist Online With Amwell #MOMSLOVEAMWELL

This is a sponsored post from MomTrends on behalf on Amwell. I was compensated to talk to a nutritionist online through Amwell and I am so glad I got this opportunity. As a busy mom, lately it seems like we are eating out a lot more. I rely on quick snacks, and dinner ideas that are not always the best choice for an active family. I don't … [Read more...]

Chase Debit Card Fraud Prevention Tips from Brittney Castro

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CHASE. The opinions and text are all mine. This is a partnerships about chase debit card fraud prevention tips, to help you stay safe while shopping. This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with CHASE and Latina Bloggers Connect Chase is helping families across … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Reduce Food Waste in Your Home

Food waste is a huge problem in American kitchens, and a major cost to your food budget. Did you know that over time our landfills generate methane, a greenhouse gas that is very harmful for all living beings on Earth. Methane is twenty three times more poisonous than carbon dioxide (CO2). It generates an enormous amount of heat, leading to global … [Read more...]

Chicken Pasta in Fresh Greek Yogurt Using Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken

This is a sponsored post written by me for Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken This week I have teamed up with Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken to talk about what comfort food means to me. Over the years my thoughts on what comfort foods are and what they mean to me have evolved. Especially since I became more of a foodie. I still find … [Read more...]

What to Expect For The First Year of Middle School

The middle school years can be a shock to your system as a parent. The leap from elementary school to middle school is extreme and it just so happens to come at a time when your child is going through major changes as well. The good news is that all of these things are manageable with a little bit of preparation. It all begins with learning about … [Read more...]

What to Expect In Kindergarten

Sending your child off to kindergarten for the first day is probably one of the toughest things you will ever do as a parent. It is kind of like cutting off an arm watching them climb up on that bus and go away to kindergarten. Up to now, you have likely spent day and night with them and grown quite accustomed to their being right by your side. … [Read more...]