And THIS is why Mommy drinks at 6pm on a Friday (Open House)

Why are you having a glass of wine at 6pm, mom? BECAUSE OF OPEN HOUSE, THAT’S WHY. 3-5pm the paper said. That’s when I wanted to leave, EARLY. Get there early, get in, get out. At 3:15 I start corralling the troops, and my 9yo’s like “But I’m hungry, I want oatmeal.” Okay…. “Wait, where […]

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 […]