Pizza and a Movie Night with 18 Netflix Titles #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. Now that school’s back in session, we’ve been celebrating the weekends heartily. With soccer games and schedules in full swing, it feels good to kick off our shoes on a Friday and not have to cook, y’know? With the busy hustle and bustle of the week, […]

12 Netflix Titles That Promote Kindness and Acceptance #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. I was a nervous nelly moving here, I admit it. As the kids get older, moving doesn’t get any easier, just harder. Would they find friends right away? Would they eat lunch alone? Who would they meet – would they be nice to my children, or […]

10 Netflix Shows and Documentaries to Help Avoid Summer Brain Drain

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. I don’t know about you, but the second summer starts on that very last second of the very last day of school, I secretly become Mel Gibson in Braveheart screaming “FREEEDOMMMM!!!” because SUMMER and POOL PARTIES and SLEEPING LATE and general summertime awesomeness. Except, summer brain […]

11 Netflix Titles for Mom Time

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. School’s out, summer is here, the kids are staying up later, sleeping later, responsibilities can sometimes go by the wayside and you’re seeming a little more frazzled. But, shh! They just fell asleep, or are tucked in tight into their beds on their way to dreamland. […]

12 Musicals for Kids on Netflix #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. Movie musicals were MY thing when I was a child. I still love them, and thoroughly enjoy the fact that Disney continually puts out quality kid movies with musical numbers still deeply embedded within the story. Does your family enjoy musicals, too? Are you still toe-tapping […]

Fun 80’s Shows to Show the Kids (& Netflix Giveaway) #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. Do you remember your favorite shows from when you were a kid? I used to remember sitting on my parent’s checkered-print couch in the crook of my mom’s arm watching Dallas, or Bosom Buddies, or Night Rider. Gosh, just saying those names brings me right back […]

Tweet with Sean Astin! RSVP for Vox Populi Radio’s Twitter Chat 4/26 #RaiseYourVox

Are you ready to partay!!?! Actor Sean Astin’s is premiering it’s long-anticipated Season 2 on Thursday, May 1st, and we are celebrating with a Twitter Chat this Saturday night! Get the popcorn and snacks, friends, and mark your calendars! April 26th, 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET. Sean’s Vox Populi radio show had quite a […]

Fun Science Shows & Movies for Kids on Netflix + Science Experiment Fun #NetflixKids

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. I’m not sure about you, but my kids are faaaaascinated with science. Making a potato battery? Mixing vinegar and baking soda? Food coloring carnations? Oh yeah, baby. We love fostering that love of science and experimentation with science-based movies and shows that stream on Netflix. (Mythbusters […]

Gold Winning Sports Movies for the Spring Season #NetflixKids

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. Now that the Olympics are over, we’re still reveling in the sports spirit as we’ve started our spring soccer season. If you’re looking to keep the Olympic feeling alive at home with your kids, why not try these Gold-winning titles available on Netflix now: For your […]

Moms’ Night Out Movie – Parents of All Kinds MUST See

I planned this whole big “Moms’ Night Out” with my San Antonio blogging friends. We were going to view the free pre-screening of the new Moms’ Night Out movie at the Regal theatre at 7pm, but meet for drinks at the Perico’s Grill next door at 5:30. I organized this get together for Maria with […]

My Thoughts About Rachel Frederickson’s Weight Loss from The Biggest Loser Finale

As someone who has struggled with weight loss herself, I watch the show for inspiration. When I saw the reveal last night for the finale, I gasped, like many of you. She looked so healthy, so competitive, the last time we saw her. We cheered with many tears in our eyes as Tim Gunn gushed, […]

10 Movie Recommendations When You’re Sick, Snowed In, or Stuck at Home #NetflixKids

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. We’ve had one heck of a crazy weekend here in Texas. We endured a stomach bug AND a winter storm almost simultaneously (and we’re gearing up for more icy weather again)! Having the kids unexpectedly at home for both reasons, it’s tough to keep them occupied, […]

Netflix On-The-Go! Great Holiday Movies for Travel #NetflixKids

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. While traveling to LA, I saw an amazing amount of folks traveling for the holidays, with suitcases, laptops, cameras, and kids in tow. Lots of gadgets were out navigating tickets, texts, and plans on smartphones, but it made me smile to see the kids happily enjoying […]

From Books to Movies – Kids’ Books Brought to Life on Netflix #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. We love the library, and my children are obsessed with reading. So much so, it’s a struggle to get them up and going OUT to play because they’re so engrossed with their books (ahem, Super M). That’s why it excites me to see so many children’s […]

My Interview and Weekend with Sean Astin at Alamo City Comic Con

Recognize this face? Of course you do! It’s Sean Astin, best known for his roles in movies like Goonies, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Rudy, 50 First Dates and many, many more. He spent the weekend here at the Alamo City Comic Con in San Antonio, and I spent the weekend helping him while […]

Advice from Brandi Chastain for My Soccer Playing Son on Getting Serious and Going Pro

Growing up in an active family myself, it didn’t surprise me seeing my children fascinated by sports, dribbling soccer balls almost as soon as they learned to walk, and begin playing soccer at age four. My oldest son, though, shows the most dedication and proficiency, wanting to become pro when he grows up. One of […]

Sweet and Skinny Cookbook Twitter Party with Truvia and Marisa Churchill (Plus a Giveaway!)

Everyone loves a good party, right? Mark your calendars for June 28th, friends, because this one you won’t want to miss! DESSERTS, people, we’re talking desserts! YES! And even better? We’re talking great-tasting desserts that WON’T punish your hips for eating ’em. Can I get an amen? On Tuesday, June 28th, you’ll get the opportunity […]

Meeting Robin Miller and Cookbook Giveaway

Just over a month ago, I had the extreme pleasure to go to New York City and meet Robin Miller face to face. After having interviewed her a few months back, I took some of the advice she offered and applied it to how I cook for my family. At that time, I was given […]

Fall CBS Premieres and Jenna Elfman Interview

I. Love. Fall. I love the coolness in the air, I love the leaves changing, the smell that fall brings in the wind. I love Halloween, Thanksgiving and ridiculous amounts of baking (OH THE BAKING!). I love sneaking around, purchasing or making presents for loved ones, stashing them somewhere hidden, wrapping them with glee, decorating […]

Keeping It Cool with Robin Miller and Tyson Foods

As you know, I am a huge advocate for homemade meals. I like controlling what goes into my foods, as it also allows me to be more frugal when feeding my big family since we all know a home-cooked meal is cheaper than one in a restaurant. When you’ve got a big family like mine, […]

My Kelly Ripa Interview

Yesterday I had the extraordinary pleasure of speaking to Kelly Ripa … Wait. I seriously just said that? I spoke to Kelly Ripa! Can you tell I’m still reeling?? {insert girly-type squeaking while jumping up and down here} Yes, it’s true, and yes, I have a video of it (to prove to all you that […]