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 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 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 […]

Rainy Day Kids Activities: Make a Lego Zip Line

Mom….I’m bored! What do you do when you hear those dreaded words, especially when the weather outside is frightful? I’m always searching for rainy day kids activities (or things to do when it’s too darn hot in the summer to play outside). And if you have a Lego lover in your house, you’re going to […]

Atta Girl Says: FEATURED Make a Fairy Garden with Kids

I am owning up to the fact that sometimes my projects  turn into “ordeals” for those I enlist to help me. Like the time I recruited my brother to buy roses for our parents’ anniversary and he hit a deer on the way back from the florist, totaling his car. Most expensive bouquet of flowers […]


When I first started this blog, my plan was to write about those things in life that bring me the most joy and that define my life experience. Motherhood has always been at the top of that list. Because nothing I’ve ever done has ever been so joyous, yet at the same time challenging and […]