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Grab a Monster of a Deal on QVC Today!


Our house is pretty much all tile and wood flooring, so needless to say I do a lot of sweeping, and it can get old really quickly. I’m kind of in love with the idea of the Monster Cordless Sweeper, because it has the potential to make house cleaning a whole lot more pleasant! The Monster […]

Share the Joy of Beneful with Your Four-Legged Friends! {Giveaway}


Note: Beneful provided me with product samples, and with the opportunity to host this giveaway. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are honest and are my own. Our Lab/Golden Retriever mix, Sally, is huge – especially compared to our three kids, each of whom she greatly outweighs – but she is incredibly […]

The Stork Provides Reproductive Aid in the Comfort of Your Own Home


Note: This post was sponsored by The Stork and The Motherhood. All opinions are honest and are my own.   When you and your spouse first start trying to conceive, you eagerly anticipate the day you’ll see the two pink lines (or + sign, or “Yes”, depending on your brand of test!) and know that you are pregnant […]

EZ Leaps Makes Shoe Tying “EZ” for Kids!

EZ Leaps Shoe Tying

Note: We received EZ Leaps to try. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are my own. Our two sons are at about the age now where they really need to be learning to tie their shoes. As every parent knows, though, this can be a really daunting skill to learn, with […]

Celebrate Spring with Starbucks Spring Blend Coffee


Note: I received samples from Starbucks & Modern Mom to facilitate this post. All opinions are honest and are my own. I love spring. In Texas, things start to get brown at the end of summer from how hot and dry the weather is, so by the time winter is ending I am really ready to see some […]

#HealthyEssentials make every day Earth Day


Note: This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. All opinions are honest and are entirely my own. Earth Day is this month, and it’s a great opportunity to talk […]

Potty Training Check-In #CelebrateFirstFlush


Note: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pull-Ups. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. E is definitely at the phase where she wants to do everything herself. So independent! We’re glad, though, because it’s really amazing seeing […]

DIY “Message in a Bottle” Pirate Invitations


Note: I received items from to facilitate my craft/invitations. I was not compensated monetarily for my post. All opinions are honest and are my own. Our middle son’s birthday is right around the corner - next week! - and he’s been excited about his party for a month or so now. He decided to have a […]

Wordless Wednesday: A Kid’s Best Friend


Our sweet, full-of-energy Lab puppy Sally was totally willing to hang out with J and serve as a pillow/video game buddy. Man’s Kid’s best friend, indeed!

Wordless Wednesday: Lego


Our boys (& my husband!) could sit and play with LEGO bricks for hours. I love how creative they are with them, and how they work together on building.* *This is just a teeny tiny portion of our bricks. When I say we love LEGO, we love LEGO.