Taco Macaroni for School Lunch #BackToSchool #NaturalFoods

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. Back to school time is one of my favorite times of the year. Maybe it’s because of the return to a routine after a lazy, crazy summer? Could be it’s the fresh haircuts on my kids, the fancy new duds my kids choose for their new […]

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 […]

Team Mom Duties Made Easy with VolunteerSpot #SignUpSpot

This is a sponsored post for VolunteerSpot for the #SignUpSpot campaign with Acorn Influence.  My husband’s been a soccer coach for almost ten years now. Most of those years I’ve been his “Team Mom.” I was usually the one making the phone calls or sending emails if practice had to be canceled (since he was […]

Smart is the New Cool with Project Mc² on Netflix #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. My daughter has been soooo excited about the new Netflix Original Series, Project Mc², that premiered on August 7th. The show features four supercool teen spies who show how girls can use their science smarts and math problem-solving skills to help save the world. Project Mc² […]

One Minute to Spare

I’d snuck into our room, seeing her snoring away, mouth agape, nestled like a baby with her legs tucked underneath her, but she’d fallen asleep in her clothes from the day before. It’s okay, I said to myself, I’ll wake her up early so she can shower. It wasn’t like I wasn’t up already with her older siblings, […]

Kindergarten Awards

It was the tiniest piece of paper attached to his report card, a cut-out form letter that read “Your child will be receiving an award on Wednesday, February 11th. Please join us in the cafeteria for the awards assembly at 9:30am.” He’d only been absent once this quarter, so I knew he was getting a […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W49} #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 […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W46} #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 […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W41} #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 […]

Angel Soft® Facial Tissue Soft Packs Travel Wherever, Whenever. Because Boogers Happen.

This post is sponsored by Angel Soft® facial tissue, but the allergies and booger-talk is all mine. I posted this image on Instagram yesterday. I couldn’t resist taking this picture while on my morning walk taking the kids to school. Back to school time living here means I get to walk them to and from school daily, because […]