The Importance of Supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to share information about supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.   All moms worry about their children. Some worries are small, others carry an enormous weight. Right from the beginning, I’ve worried about the health and wellbeing


Building Inspiration with the LEGO® Americana Roadshow

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to share information about the LEGO® Americana Roadshow at Mayfair Mall. All thoughts and experiences shared are our own. After spending a week hanging out by the lake, it was rough adjusting to our summer routine. While I welcome the warmth of summer, I do not enjoy the


Family-Friendly Milwaukee Area Bucket List for Summer 2015

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign to share information about the LEGO® Americana Roadshow. All events listed are ones we think make great family fun! Our summer seems to be filling up fast with playdates, swim lessons, dance lessons, and everything else. While our daughter may be out of school, my husband


Crockpot Cheeseburger Spaghetti Recipe

Disclosure: The Zaycon Fresh ground beef used in this recipe was provided to us. I, of course, was thrilled since I love ordering Zaycon Fresh chicken breasts! Our referral link is included as well. When I can throw dinner in my Crock Pot while I get other things done, I feel productive. When I


Rock Your Grill This Summer With Zaycon Fresh

This post is sponsored by Zaycon Fresh, who we are super excited to work with again and look forward to receiving complimentary products. Our affiliate link is also included. Over the past couple years we’ve ordered boneless, skinless chicken breasts through Zaycon Fresh at least once a year. I know 40 pounds of


Crayons Assemble for These Avengers Coloring Pages! #Avengers #AgeOfUltron

Are you excited to see Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON? We’re hoping to get a date night soon so we can see it in the theaters. I’ll probably print out these free Avengers coloring pages for the kids to have when we drop them off at grandma’s house. Of course, my daughter wants


Dear Mom, I’m Sorry #PutYourHeartToPaper

This is a sponsored conversation challenging me to think beyond a simple “I love you” for Mother’s Day. So, I sat down to think about my relationship with my mom and want to share my thoughts with you. Dear Mom, First of all, I want to apologize. Only now do I realize


“Vision of Tomorrow” Featurette #Tomorrowland

Story Synopsis From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the


Maple Salmon Filets Recipe {Soy Free, Gluten Free}

My friend AH has provided another delicious recipe she created with her order from Door to Door Organics to share with all of you! While I didn’t get a chance to taste it, I did think it smelled amazing. Maple Salmon Filets with Quinoa Recipe Ingredients: 4-5 salmon filets 1/4-1/2 cup pure maple


Mom Confession: I Didn’t Make My Own Baby Food

This is a sponsored conversation about transitioning babies to solid foods. All thoughts and experiences shared are my own. Before I had kids I had lots of ideas about the type of mother I wanted to be. I don’t want to say I’m not the kind of mom I used to imagine,


How I Turned a Potential Toddler Art Disaster Into a Beautiful Memory #StressLess2BMyBest #Ad

This is a sponsored story about a time I turned a stressful parenting moment into a happy one.  My kids like to draw. On everything. No surface in my house is safe from crayons, markers or colored pencils. We’ve tried to limit where they can use art supplies, what they can access,


I’m Afraid to Step Back on the Scale

I haven’t stepped on a scale in at least six months. It all trickled down. I abandoned a weight loss plan that was giving me results, I became more lax in tracking my indulgences, I abandoned Couch to 5k, and I stopped posting weight loss updates. Eventually I quit weighing myself too.


Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON New Extended Clip #Avengers #AgeofUltron

With each new movie clip, I get more excited to see Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON when it comes to theaters May 1st. Guess we’ll need to schedule a date night for it! If you saw the trailer that aired recently during a whole lotta basketball, here’s an extended version of that


What If Your Emotions Were INSIDE OUT? [Trailer] #InsideOut

With a 2 and 4 year old in the house, the kids experience a variety of emotions on any given day. They are continually working on how to express big feelings, and I’m constantly learning how to help them do that. (And sometimes have to relearn how to manage my own when


Baked Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops Recipe {Soy Free, Gluten Free}

This recipe is brought to you by our partnership with Door to Door Organics. Recently my good friend AH shared her thoughts on ordering from Door to Door Organics and why getting groceries delivered by them rocks. I find the service appealing because we’re trying to make healthier eating choices, which starts


Get Ready to Shop the Spring Germantown/Port Washington JBF Sale & Save! #JBFSale

I’m working with JBF Germantown/Port Washington to help spread the word about their upcoming spring JBF Sale March 11-15. I’ve consigned and shopped with them in the past and love it!  Spring is almost here, I swear, and with that comes time to change out our kids’ seasonal clothing. If your kids


5 Reasons to Love Door to Door Organics

Disclosure: We were provided with a shopping credit in order to try out Door to Door Organics and share our thoughts with you. We’re also sharing a $10 off code on first time orders and giving away shopping credits. Grocery shopping is generally a necessary evil that we must do to keep


What a Sick Day for Mom Looks Like #ReliefIsHere #Ad

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. The thoughts shared are mine. Before I had kids, I recall lounging on the couch and napping whenever I felt like it during a sick day. Work usually could be put on hold until I felt better and returned to the office. My sick days


Get Creative With McDonald’s New Create Your Taste Burgers! #MyPerfectSandwich #McDPtr #Ad

This post was created in partnership with McDonald’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I love a good burger. What I don’t like is when I’m not sure what comes on it. I rarely ask for things (like onions) to be left off because I was taught at an early age


The Progression of a Sibling Relationship

Despite being amazed at how fast Aerissa and Xander are growing, I’m most fascinated by their evolving relationship. When Xander was a little baby, Rissa was a doting and overly loving big sister. She was always curious what the baby was doing and wanted to help. At times she’d be jealous of