Gift for Mom: #ShareItForward with a Timeout Gift Basket for Mom #shop

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareitForward #CollectiveBias It’s time to pay it forward. Because sometimes mama needs a timeout. A little time to kick her feet up. Some pampering in the middle of a busy day. A few minutes to get lost in […]

Maple Nut Goodie Toast and 30+ Quick Breakfast Recipes

Lately, I’ve been into sharing recipes that really aren’t — dishes that require minimal ingredients and cooking time but that are still super tasty. It might have something to do with the lazy days of summer… ..but those lazy days are winding down more quickly than I would like. The countdown to school is on. […]

Fun Family Activities: Inexpensive Ways to Bond With Your Family This Weekend Close to Home

Weekends are made for family time. And in the summer, we’re always looking for fun things to do outdoors… …whether it’s a picnic in the backyard… a trip to the beach or the lake… …or a fun outing with friends to pick blueberries for pies and homemade muffins. There’s nothing wrong with a lazy summer day […]

Kid Friendly Potty Humor Printables #CtnlCareRoutine #Pmedia

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CtnlCareRoutine http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO If silly potty humor offends you, please stop reading now! This post most definitely contain jokes about bodily functions  that polite, dignified people don’t talk about. But if […]

Tips for Making Mornings Less Chaotic with Jimmy Dean #RedboxBreakfast #ad #pmedia

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Jimmy Dean, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RedboxBreakfast http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO Weekday mornings are not always fun in this house. The alarm clock goes off — or the canine alarm clock starts up with the shrill barking that […]

Motherhood & the Myth of More Time

I have noticed something about mothers. As our kids get older and pass from one milestone to the next, their time with us each day is shorter. School days get longer. Play dates, extracurricular activities and later, part-time jobs, keep them away from home longer. While we as mothers do not wish their childhoods away, […]

Camp Hanes Summer Camp

With the exception of a few camping overnight trips with my Girl Scout troop, I never went away to camp as a kid. So, everything I know about sleep-away summer camp I learned from the movies. You know, Friday the 13th, Uncle Buck, Dirty Dancing, Meatballs, Space Camp. Plot points that were fun, exciting, funny, […]

Motherhood Monday: OshKosh Overalls

“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating.” I have a soft spot in my heart for little boys in OshKosh overalls. I think it started with this little boy, my youngest […]

NickMom Funny Thanksgiving Moments #motherfunny #shop

I’m sharing my funniest Thanksgiving parenting story as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® on behalf of NickMom. My husband’s relatives live in the middle of nowhere. It’s a trek through backwoods and sparsely populated communities to get to Sunshine, the little crossroads where his mom’s people have lived for generations. Source Under […]

N.C. Heirloom Apples

The family and I took a trip to the North Carolina mountains this past weekend to relax, unplug and enjoy one another’s company. I have a new favorite cocktail after this weekend: a cinnamon apple martini, which tastes like a Hot Tamale candy in a glass. I’m working on figuring out the recipe. We had […]