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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,


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


12 Scrumptious Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving approaching, I put together a collection of stuffing recipes as part of a sponsored campaign with Foodie.com by Glam. Despite my struggles with the holidays over the years, I do like Thanksgiving. I mean, I like to eat so it’s only fitting. But more than that it always meant family.


Finding the Balance of Being Soft and Strong as a Mom

When I was little I distinctly remember thinking I wouldn’t do this, that or the other thing the way my parents did.  I’d understand my kids better!  I’d be the best mother in the world because I wouldn’t have to yell or punish them and they’d never be mad at me over


Keeping Our Toothbrushes Cleaner 10 Minutes at a Time

Last week I shared with you about the potential for cross-contamination and toothbrushes breeding germs and bacteria. Now that I’ve had more time to use the kit I received from OraLine Kids, I wanted to give you an update. The toothbrush sanitizer isn’t huge, but it’s a little big for our lack


Gear Up for Spring With Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro Concentrated Planting Mix

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I really want a green thumb.  I’ve tried to have flowers and plants, but I just don’t have the touch.  Sure, they bloom and do okay with little interference from me, but other


Encourage Your Child to Dance for the Curious George Dance Contest! #CuriousGeorgeMoms

Rissa loves to dance.  Since before she could walk, she started bopping along to music.  It’s pretty amusing to watch how she will drop what she’s doing to start grooving along to a beat from a variety of songs – including commercial jingles and theme songs!  She also likes to try and


Get Ready for Spring With New Shoes From Earth Footwear!

It’s a new year and I need a new look.  I want fun and casual, yet nice looking… something I can wear out to the park with my daughter then out to dinner with my husband.  So it was perfect when I learned that Earth® has been newly revamped with contemporary style


Free Avengers Coloring Masks at Walmart.com!

Are you a Marvel comics fan?  The Avengers movie is coming to theaters May 4th, so now is a good time to prepare as the kids get excited!  Walmart.com has a fun exclusive site where you can shop for everything Avengers related such as clothing, DVDs, and toys while saving money at Walmart’s


Maximize Nutrition and Your Budget With Mushrooms!

Mmm, mushrooms.  I didn’t like them when I was little, but somewhere in my teens I discovered just how yummy they could be.  My favorite it definitely sauteed with garlic.  I eat mushrooms on steak, burgers, pizza, and even in meatless lasagna.  A local restaurant, The Pasta Shoppe, has a very delicious