10 Netflix Shows and Documentaries to Help Avoid Summer Brain Drain

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 [...]

My Love for the Mizuno Wave Kazan #BlazeNewTrails

Mizuno Wave Kazan Love

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mizuno Running and Fitfluential. I’ve been a longtime lover of Mizuno, every since I had my feet professionally fitted for running shoes. The day that sales lady put those shoes on me, I felt invincible. I ripped off the label from the box and set it aside, so [...]

Sausage Egg and Cheese Crescents

Sausage Egg and Cheese Crescents title

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Easy breakfasts that can be made in bulk make me insanely happy. Do you know how easy it is to bulk cook breakfasts once a week for your family, store the remainder in the fridge and freezer, and know your kids can eat healthy, nutritious meals all [...]

Breakfast Fun with Our Favorite Tommee Tippee Products

Breakfast Fun with Tommee Tippee

Here’s a peek into our every day. What’s in the bowl usually varies – some days it’s cereal. Some days it’s oatmeal. Or orange slices, maybe grapes. Or, if it’s lunch, it’s mac and cheese (her favorite). Today, for breakfast, it’s Peanut Butter Dots cereal (an HEB favorite). She sits, happily sipping her apple juice [...]

Homemade Coffee Shop Caramel Macchiato Muffins

Caramel Macchiato Muffins ready to serve

Breakfasts here so far this summer have been more about convenience than anything. (Perhaps even more-so than during school!) The kids are active, and this one’s at the door, or this activity is awaiting them. They don’t want breakfast (or eating in general) to take too much of their summertime. When I was asked to create [...]

Wayfair Daily Sales Awesomeness

My Wayfair Daily Sales Picks

Because I believe everyone and everything is always a work in progress, I include my home and home’s decor into that philosophy, too. I geek out at home decor sales, always shopping for something new and fun for “this area” or “that area” of my home, or maybe reorganizing to help making our home life [...]

11 Netflix Titles for Mom Time

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. [...]

Next Level Fitness with Les Mills #ImmersiveFitness


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Les Mills. The opinions and text are all mine. Once upon a time, I was a dancer. I looked forward to group rehearsals and classes, dancing my heart out in front of the dance studio’s unforgiving mirror and in front of my peers. I [...]

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast title

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Eggs and toast are such a perfect breakfast staple. They’re our default, our ‘go-to’ breakfast, especially if you’re like me and love a good runny egg with a little buttered toast to mop it up with. Mmm! But I wasn’t always a runny egg fan. In fact, I [...]

Man Cave Inspiration and Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Man Cave Inspiration

This is a sponsored post for Walmart.com, but all awesome Father’s Day suggestions are mine. Father’s Day is almost upon us – do you already know what you’re going to get for your husband (or dad)? Now, I’m a pretty good gift-giver, and I’ve given my husband some pretty awesome gifts in the past (especially [...]

12 Musicals for Kids on Netflix #StreamTeam

12 Musicals for Kids on Netflix

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 [...]

Microsoft Store Summer Camps #WindowsChampions

Microsoft Summer Camps

I am a compensated Windows ambassador. Very excited to share that Microsoft is offering free summer camps for kids again this year! The following summer programs offered are part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative, which is dedicated to connecting young people with opportunities for education, entrepreneurship and employment. YouthSpark Microsoft is excited to announce a partnership [...]

Nutella Cookie Dough Rice Krispies Treats #easytomake

Nutella Cookie Dough Rice Krispies Treat plated

This is a sponsored recipe, but the deliciousness is all mine. I apologize in advance. I mean, what can I say? I’m just a really evil person for doing this to you, I know. I can’t help it, though. I love cookie dough, chocolate, Nutella, peanut butter, Rice Krispies treats®, and making my favorite things even [...]

Breakfast Omelet Roll

Breakfast Omelet Roll

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) It’s no secret how much I love eggs. I always loved eggs as a child, my mom making me a steamy pile of scrambled egg yumminess for breakfast that I’d devour in 2.4 seconds flat before school or on the weekends. But my true love of eggs [...]

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

80's Classics to Watch and Share with Your Kids

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 [...]

Braided Breakfast Bake

Braided Breakfast Bake

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) There’s something so special about preparing and baking a casserole-type breakfast to your family, something so hearty and happy. I can’t put it into words, I just know deep down in my momma bones that it fills me with joy to cut into it and serve it [...]

How to Repurpose Easter Baskets

repurposing personalized easter baskets

Baskets in all shapes and sizes make me happy. To me, there is no better medium with which to organize than using baskets. They’re so pretty, functional, versatile, and sturdy. Each year on Easter, we crack open the stored box of my children’s baskets, dust them off, prettify them while packing them with goodies to [...]

Carrot Cake Protein Shake

Carrot Cake Protein Shake

The following recipe is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese. I feel like such a freaking super hero for this recipe. My kids love (some) vegetables, don’t get me wrong, but sneaking in vegetables into something they think is a treat? Total parental winning in my book. And this Carrot Cake [...]

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

Fun Science Programs for Kids on Netflix

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 [...]

Easy Sausage Egg Cheese Biscuit Sandwich

easy cheesy sausage egg sandwich

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) My son had a sleepover the other night. I always love making big breakfasts when the kids have sleepovers, but it wasn’t until I reached into our deep freezer did I realize.. no hash browns, no bacon (the bulk box was in there, just empty), and no [...]

Sausage Cheese Biscuits Heart-Shaped

sausage cheese biscuits heart-shaped

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) We have a home and garden store nearby our house that’s relocating to a new building further away (boo!) so they marked their entire store down 30% or more (yay!). I came across this adorable mini heart-shaped cake pop pan and I simply HAD TO HAVE IT [...]

Houlihan’s New Low-Cal Menu Items & $50 Gift Card Giveaway #SoEatingThis

Houlihan's Lighter Menu Options #soeatingthis

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Houlihan’s via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Houlihan’s or Momtrends. For an afternoon “date” (or as date-ish as you can get with two kids along for the ride), hubs and I ventured to our neighborhood Houlihan’s restaurant [...]

Gold Winning Sports Movies for the Spring Season #NetflixKids

The Short Game

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 [...]

Favorite Walmart Fitness Finds from Over the Years

lifting weights with baby

I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s. Shop online and save money to live better at http://www.walmart.com. With seven kids and a super busy schedule, I do what I can, when I can. Sometimes, it’s squats with laundry, jumping jacks while cooking lunch, or dancing [...]

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

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

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, [...]

Losing the Weight, Losing the Body Hating Negativity #FightFatTalk


The following post is sponsored by Burst on behalf of Special K®. For the past two months, I’ve taken a lot of time having fun with my kids, baking up a storm, celebrating Halloween/my birthday/Thanksgiving/Christmas (a bit too much) by overindulging in desserts, sweets, special dinners, etc. I haven’t stepped on the scale in a [...]

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches #daretocarbonell

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

This recipe is sponsored by Carbonell© and Social Moms. Some days, I don’t want to mess too much with dinner. I want something that tastes phenomenal, but doesn’t take a ton of effort to get there. And these Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches are that kind of recipe for me – quick and easy [...]