Entertaining for the holidays? Stock up on Charmin! {+ Coupon}

Entertaining for the holidays Stock up on Charmin!

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin's #TweetFromTheSeat campaign. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” #MC As soon as Thanksgiving rolls in you know it's time to get your home ready for entertaining family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers, over the next couple of weeks. And with an 8 year old, 4 year old and 9 month old at home, … [Read more...]

A Gratitude Gift that doesn’t cost a lot

Gratitude Gift

As we traditionally celebrate a month of giving thanks, it's important for us, as parents, to remind our kids to thank those people in our community who work at pretty thankless jobs... the mailman, our courier personnel, the garbage collector and even that lady at Walmart who always has a smile on her face irrespective of the time, day or season. Though it may not be the norm in most places, consider encouraging your family to bless on one … [Read more...]

5 things to remember when you bring home your Preemie {RSV and #PreemieProtection}

5 things to remember when you bring home your Preemie {#PreemieProtection}

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I will receive a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”#RSVAwareness #PreemieProtection #MC   Today, November 17th, families around the globe celebrate World Prematurity Day. Thankfully we will live in an age where a preemie's birth is no longer a cause for concern. That being said, no parent should be slack in their care-giving … [Read more...]

What this Mama does to treat a cold.

Child on a swing

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Little Remedies. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #LittleRemedies #MC   The weather is slowly becoming cooler in our corner of Texas. This does mean more play time outdoors and fun in the sun. A change in the weather also means there will be a handful of kids coming to … [Read more...]

Bake memories with your children this Christmas {+ #NorthpoleFun Thumbprint Cookie Recipe}

Hallmark Northpole (27)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NorthpoleFun #CollectiveBias   I love everything about Christmas, the weeks leading up to the day, the welcoming smell of baked treats wafting through the home and the excitement to do fun projects as a family. Hubs and I agreed, very early on in our marriage, that the holidays would not be centered around gifts and indulging our … [Read more...]

6 ways to get our kids to enjoy Nature and the Great Outdoors

6 Ways to get our Kids to enjoy Nature and the Great Outdoors

The generation our kids are in has an endless range of reasons to stay indoors. The obvious lure of video games, internet and social media provide entertainment and a way to avoid boredom. While tech. toys and channels can be informative and educational in their own way, they can lead to a more sedentary lifestyle with not so great health implications if overdone.It honestly doesn't take very much to get our kids outdoors especially if we make it … [Read more...]

Fun ideas for Baby’s 1st Christmas.

Fun ideas for Baby's 1st Christmas.

This year my youngest will celebrate her first Christmas. I can't wait to capture the expression on her face when we first turn on the Christmas tree lights. Nor can I wait to see her reaction to find colorful boxes under the tree. (She loves paper and boxes!) While she's too young to truly enjoy the season, I do want her to have a few first Christmas goodies to treasure when she grows older.  Fun ideas for Baby's 1st … [Read more...]

Keeping the sparkle in our smiles.

Never fully dressed without a smile

Disclosure: “I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.   My Granddad had a smile that would light up his whole face. He had an infectious laughter that would fill a room with smiles. And today when I think of him that's the first thing I remember about him. I would love to be remembered as a … [Read more...]