Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Doughnuts #CookingwithGerber

This is a sponsored recipe project to share the goodness of Nestle Gerber® Cereal from The Women Bloggers, Kendal King Group, #SoapboxInfluence and @SoapboxKKG. All opinions and deliciousness are my own. I’m gonna share you a baking secret of mine, come closer! *whispers* When a recipe calls for mashed bananas, apples, or any other fruit? […]

Why I Chose to Potty Train with Pull-Ups® Training Pants #PottyPartnership #Puppy

This post is sponsored by Pull-Ups® Training Pants. You would think that with having eleventy-billion kids that I would have this potty training business down cold, wouldn’t you? But nooooo, Baby V was the toughest of all! (This proves even moms of many need help with potty training, too!) Every trick I had up my sleeve […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Target (Plus a Gift Card #giveaway)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Target. Are you still on the hunt for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Target’s got you covered with a HUGE array of Father’s Day gift ideas perfect for every style of dad out there. For the dad who likes to travel, what about a pro-level shaving kit? […]

Win an Old Spice #smellegendary Toolkit! #giveaway

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Old Spice (P&G). In my previous post, I showed you how we kicked B.O. and Armpits of Fury™ to the curb with our powerful smell-fighting friend, Old Spice, and their new Hardest Working Collection. Now, it’s YOUR opportunity to win your own #smellegendary toolkit for a […]

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, […]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Samsung Gear VR FREE with Best Buy Deal! #GearVR

This is a sponsored post for Best Buy. Do you have a technology-lovin’ adrenaline junkie to buy for this Father’s Day? Perhaps someone who loves action, whether that be through sports, travel, or recreational activities. If so, consider shopping Samsung at Best Buy this Father’s Day. With the Samsung Gear VR, you can be at the […]

Online Safety this Summer with Net Nanny Internet Protection #NNSummer

This is a sponsored post for Net Nanny Internet Protection Software. It’s June, hooray!🎉Summer is so close, you can just about taste it – the snow cones, the s’mores by the fire, the over chlorinated skin… ahhh, summer! We’ve already been hitting the pool like it’s our job, especially since we experienced a lot of rain recently. […]

Hosting a Community® Coffee Military Match Appreciation Breakfast

May is Military Appreciation Month, and I couldn’t be more thankful that Community® Coffee wanted me to host a little breakfast-and-coffee shindig at my house for my fellow military spouse friends in honor of their Military Match program. YES, PLEASE! I have some wonderful friends here in North Carolina, some of which are enduring a LOT of military […]

Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Churros

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hershey’s via MomTrends. Whenever I think of a churro, I think of a carnival, fair, or theme park we’ve visited in the past. Those smiley vendors selling those delectable treats beautifully warmed and crusted with cinnamon sugar. It just makes me smile to think of all the […]

Scrumptious Chocolate French Toast

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hershey’s via MomTrends. I don’t know about you, but my entire family looooooves chocolate. I look for any occasion to celebrate a little by adding it in a little here and there for my kids, wouldn’t you? Hey kids, who wants chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast?! Or a little […]

Gorgeous GE Premium Slate Finish Appliances Now at Best Buy

This is a sponsored post for Best Buy as part of the Best Buy Bloggers Network. Dream with me for a second, will ya friends? Close your eyes, and envision, if you will, your perfect kitchen. First of all, you’re gonna want space to work. You’re going to want loads of space to store things […]

Fuller House on Netflix, TV for the Fam, & Family Night In #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. I watched Full House religiously as a child, and I’m thrilled Netflix has brought back the original cast (sans the twins) for 13 episodes of Fuller House. I truly hope there are more seasons past this one! Did you check it out yet? Here’s a sneak […]

9 pm is the New Midnight This New Year’s Eve for Kids and Netflix #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. If your children have trouble staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, now they don’t have to! Log into and let your kids choose their own special countdown – at any time they choose on December 31st – with one of their favorite Netflix […]

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 […]

Say Hello to Fun Family Fitness and Goodbye to Your Couch with Goji Play 2.0

This is a sponsored post from my partnership with Blue Goji. My Goji Play 2.0 gaming experience, fitness opinions, and fashionable workout gear options are my own. I’m usually pretty religious with working out daily, but the past few months I’ve been far too inconsistent and in a bit of a rut emotionally. (And, I […]

Easy Garlic Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

This is a sponsored recipe on behalf of Pillsbury®. It was day three of turkey leftovers when one of the kids whispered softly, “Mom? I’m kinda sick of turkey. Is there anything else we can eat?” Ohhh, could I ever relate to that sentiment. The holidays are SO WONDERFUL, but the tryptophan was really starting […]

Bedtime Battles Solution from Netflix #5MoreMinutes #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. Do these kids think we’re amateurs or something? Their eyelids hurt? They’ll die of thirst without more water? It’s like a big deja-vu when your own kid starts rattling off the same bedtime excuses you used back in 19-something-or-another. What these little stall-masters don’t understand is […]

The New LG Studio Collection at Best Buy (and Meeting Chef Kevin Gillespie)

This is a sponsored post for LG Studio collection at Best Buy and contains affiliate links. Have you ever accidentally fallen in love with a kitchen before? I mean, who does that, right? *raises hand* Me, I totally did, and it was completely accidental, and all Best Buy’s fault. I went to the Type-A Parent conference a couple weeks ago […]

Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas #StreamTeam #NetflixHalloween

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. Kids sure spend a lot of time figuring out what they want to be for Halloween. If yours are still searching for that perfect idea, look no further than their favorite Netflix characters for a little fun inspiration! Just ask mom Gina Lee, who teamed up with […]

Pumpkin Yogurt Dip and Wholesome Snacking with Yoplait Greek Whips #SnackandSmile

This is a sponsored post for Yoplait for the #SnackandSmile campaign.  With back-to-school in full swing, with our busy schedules back in action and our lazy, carefree summer in the rearview, I need to grab a snack (or meal) and have it be easy. Now that fall is here, though, I crave all things autumn – pumpkin, […]

Spinach Balls (Great for Football & Entertaining!)

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) I pretty much love spinach everything. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, yo! I love it in my smoothies, I love it as a dip, quiche, lasagna, and more! When a neighbor-friend of mine came over one day with spinach balls and dill dip, I nearly jumped out of my skin, squealing […]

Catch Up on Old Seasons of Your Favorite Shows with Netflix #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. If you’re anything like me, you’re SUPER STOKED about fall premiere season! Unfortunately, while I’m excited about some of the new shows, there are a few of my “oldies but goodies” that I have to catch up on before I start watching the new episodes. I’d […]

Celebrate National Yoga Month with Gaiam & Kohl’s + FitBit Giveaway! #MakeYourMove

I’ve partnered with Kohl’s for the #MakeYourMove campaign.  Whether you’re newcomer to yoga or well-versed in asanas, Kohl’s wants to help you Make Your Move this September to help you celebrate National Yoga Month. Gaiam’s “Studio to Street” line is so wonderfully soft and comfortable for yoga practice, but fun and functional for wear for […]

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 […]

Healthy Kitchen Appliances for Easier School Mornings #MakeYourMove

I’ve partnered with Kohl’s for the #MakeYourMove campaign.  Now that school’s back in session, time is not on our side, fellow parent friends. School starting means sports, after-school activities, and extra-curriculars have begun again, too. Plus, let’s get real for a second – after almost three solid months of easy-breezy mornings, getting up whenever you want, […]

Rocking the Lunchbox with Fun Lunch Tips and #HorizonSnacks

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Horizon Organic. Now that back to school is in full swing, and packing lunches and nightly homework are daily tasks once again, I’m hoping to rock our school routine right away, and make this year the Best.Year.Ever. (!!!) We are doing our best this year to get […]

Spicy Pepper Omelet Made with Cuisinart Ceramica Cookware from Kohls #MakeYourMove

I’ve partnered with Kohl’s for the #MakeYourMove campaign.  I love eggs. I love breakfast, brunch, and even eating breakfast for dinner. I’m always coming up with new ways to eat eggs, because they’re a wonderful source of protein, they’re lean, they’re mean, and they can be used in SO many different ways. Starting off your […]