Wrinkles Be Gone, Yo with Jouviance Anti-Aging at CVS #BonjourJouviance

This is a sponsored post to share the awesomeness of Jouviance anti-aging from The Women Bloggers, Kendal King Group, #SoapboxInfluence and @SoapboxKKG. All opinions and wrinkles are my own. See that girl right there? That’s me a only five or six years ago, smiling like a fool, without a care in the world. I was a happy mid-thirties […]

Armpits of Fury™ Be Gone with Old Spice’s Hardest Working Collection #smellegendary

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Old Spice (P&G). My husband’s a hard working man, and always has been. In addition to his important soldier-y duties as a First Sergeant, he’s a soccer coach to eleventy-billion teams, Spider Killer Extraordinaire, Master Griller, Reacher of Tall Stuff, Lifter of Heavy Things, […]

When Toddler Silence is Actually Awesome

A few weeks ago, after having a couple of rough weeks, wellness-wise, here in the Douglas household, the school-age kids were finally back in class, I was starting to feel human again, and the house deserved a proper degermification. I readied my house-cleaning arsenal of cleaners and devices, and I vacuumed every crevice, corner, and carpet […]

The Time I Almost Set the Christmas Tree on Fire (Giveaway!) #DaddysHome

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms campaign for “Daddy’s Home” in theatres nationwide on Christmas Day. The crazy stories and ideas expressed here are definitely my own. I thoroughly enjoy decorating for the holidays, we go “all out” decorating almost every doorway, every flat surface, empty spot on the wall, the kitchen […]

Less Lunch-Making Stress with Mott’s Snack and Go

This blog post is sponsored by Mott’s and SocialMoms. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. In all my lunch-making prowess serving up creative leftovers and sides to my children for Operation Awesome School Lunch, I’ve been stuck a little in the fruit department, especially for the little ones. They don’t have a […]

When Shopping With 6 Kids Goes Wrong. Way Way Very Bad Wrong.

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and RESCUE blogging program. I haven’t had too many issues with the kids, now that my husband is deployed and it’s just me. I thought I’d have a lot more than I do, but we’re managing quite fantastically at home. I have a few tough, stressful […]

Dr. Cocoa is My Chocolate-Flavored Cold and Cough Super Hero

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dr. Cocoa™. I don’t know about you, but the nasty-tasting red cough syrup smells and tastes bad enough already, who the heck wants to wear it like a perfume? NOT ME! And yet, that’s exactly what happens, especially with young kids, isn’t it? They have a horrible […]

The Holidays are HOW CLOSE!?

This is a compensated post that contains products given and affiliate links. I can’t even believe I’m about to say this, but (whispers) there are only 64 days until Christmas. I. am. NOT. READY. I mean, it isn’t even Halloween yet and I know you’re wagging your finger at me. “Lisa?! Why are you bringing this […]

Mondays of Doom™

My body clock is getting used to the early wake-up call, so I’m the first one up on the weekends now. 7:15 – 7:30am the latest. I know what trying to force myself back to sleep feels like (awful), so I don’t fight the “awake,” I just get up, brew some coffee, and go. To quote Anna, “The […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W37} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you […]

Seasonal Wellness Support with Young Living Oils

Moving was SUCH a task. I knew the movers were coming to pack us up and I wanted to be fully prepared in advance. This forced us to open up every box, container, drawer, closet and more in the house to evaluate, organize, and purge our stuff. For my son and me, this was pretty […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W30 & 31} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W27} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W26} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

What Happens When Your Puppy Wants to Help Sweep

During her sweet, loving, helpful times, my toddler loves to help me clean (and by “clean” I mean, take over the spray, spray everyfrigginthing she can, “washing dishes” by running water all over the place and splashing about, using the broom to sweep for about five minutes before using it as a sword/weapon, etc.). Despite the […]

My Husband, The Poet Dad

We realized late last night we’d run out of toilet paper, so my husband vowed to pick some up before work early this morning. Sneaky husband, he decided to also surprise the kids with doughnuts for breakfast, and an adorable note. My husband, the poet dad. (P.S. Would you like to see more of my […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W23} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

This is Why My Husband Isn’t Allowed to Pack Sack Lunches Anymore

“Do you think he’d be mad at me if I write “Merrizzle my Dizzle” instead of his name?” My husband asked me while he playfully flipped the Sharpie in his hand. “Um, babe? The teachers will be holding onto his sack lunch for him, and they won’t know it’s for him.” (In case you’re wondering, […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W19} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Easter 2014 in Pictures

Here’s a little taste of our Easter weekend in pictures with a sneak peek at the bottom. Here’s your sneak peek at the planting portion of our holiday. Just a little taste as we add the final touches before we share! How was your Easter?

“Birdie Birth Control” – You Don’t Hear That One Every Day

The @#*($&@#($@#*&$ birds are trying to make a nest on our porch again. The second I heard their evil, squawky peeps, I felt as though I had PTSD, and I immediately twitched tourrettes-like. I exploded out of the house, waved my hands like a freakin’ crazy lady and screamed “Get outta here!” My kids came […]

Kids Sleep Anywhere – The Stairs Edition

Remember this picture of Baby Dude? And this picture of Super M? Well, their sister has decided to have a crack at this whole “sleeping on the stairs” thing, too. What is it with the stairs, man? -> My kids have a knack for this sleeping anywhere business. Check out my kids sleep anywhere series!

If You Give a Mom a Coffee

It was just a typical morning of waking up, attempting to press the button on the Keurig, only to discover a mess I couldn’t leave alone. From there, it was just like “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” only it was “If You Give a Mom a Coffee.” If you give a mom a […]

Baby’s First Car Wash (Didn’t Go So Well)

It all seemed innocent at first. She watched diligently while the cars in front of us were sprayed and washed. She pointed and called out “WAH” smiling and laughing happily as she waved her arms. We had just been to the grocery store, and were snacking on some of our purchases while we waited. It […]

Kids Sleep Anywhere: The Baby Indoctrination

There can be no doubt that she is our child. It’s official, after showing signs of being interested in joining our ninja-powered sleep academy, she’s fully indoctrinated now. Picture proof: In this first picture, she gave up on staying awake to enjoy the sights during our bike ride, she just curled up and racked out. […]

Out of the Mouth of Babes, Part 18

The kids are pouncing all over my husband, after he finished loading the dishwasher as he was helping me in the kitchen (with the stove and oven on). “Alright, kids, it’s about a million degrees in here. Stop climbing all over me, and let me go change out of winter clothes.” “But daddy,” my six-year-old […]

Sexiest Husband Alive

“You and your bionic nose,” he scoffed. “I’m telling you, baby, something is MOLDY in there!” I whined. Every time I opened the fridge, the whiff of mold socked me in the mouth. I was five feet away folding laundry, and my oldest son opened the fridge, and I could still smell it, even from […]