4 Reasons My Mom is a Hero

Reasons My Mom is a Hero

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. Northwestern Mutual’s latest initiative is called #MyHeroMom, and is a great way to show Mom that you think she’s a hero! Is your Mom a hero? I think all Moms are heroes, really. I mean, besides working their tails off to raise their kids, there’s just something special about mothers, ya know? Whether {Read More}

5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Donating to Charity

5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Donating to Charity

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Good Scout. 5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Donating to Charity We used to live in a homeless shelter, and the people that donated their time were so valuable to us and to our whole experience while living there. It was only for four months, but when you are homeless and your mind is in the pit of despair, four months seems like an eternity. Nell was only {Read More}

3 Quick Weight Loss Tips from a Nutritionist

Nutritionist Visit with American Well

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Well. I never really considered the option of an online Nutritionist or Doctor’s visit until I found out about American Well. I had no idea how it worked, and figured it was pretty expensive. I’m glad I gave it a shot, though, because it puts my mind at ease knowing I basically have a doctor in my pocket. I wanted to chat with a Nutritionist to see what {Read More}

Beginner Baby Yoga With Mom to Mom Diapers

Beginner Baby Yoga With Mom to Mom Diapers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mom to Mom. #MomtoMomdiapers My girls have been potty trained for quite some time, but I stole borrowed baby Audrey and her mom for this post, because Baby Yoga is so stinkin’ fun, I just had to share it with you guys! Beginner Baby Yoga With Mom to Mom Diapers Now, first things first – you need to cover yourself! The last thing you want is to have a {Read More}

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Tax Refund (Cheap Wireless Plans)

Samsung Exhibit #FamilyMobile #CollectiveBias #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #FamilyMobile #CollectiveBias Shopping for cheap wireless plans at Walmart is made simple with this post. :) The average refund is $2,700, and for two-thirds of taxpayers, that’s more than a month’s paycheck. Each year, many Americans end up blowing their tax refund on vacations, or $500 video game systems. Then, a {Read More}

My Gosh! Too Cute In Osh Kosh B’Gosh!

Osh Kosh B'Gosh

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating. My Gosh! Too Cute In Osh Kosh B’Gosh! I haven’t shopped at OshKosh B’gosh since my kiddos were babies, but when I was asked to do it for this post, I was really excited! Adam is just now turning 2, and he wears a size 24 months, so I {Read More}

13 Songs To Get You Moving

Songs To Get You Moving

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. There are tons of products you can use to improve your motivation when it comes to fitness. For me, the right music, music player, and head phones are a must. I love yurbuds because of the Smart Battery that powers a week’s worth of workouts! It also lets me know when it’s running low, which {Read More}

Get Romantic for Valentine’s Day With Very Little Effort


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Luvocracy. When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I’ve got the romantic stuff in the bag. I’m talking in. the. bag. Before I met Rach, I wasn’t romantic at all… but she just brings it out in me! It’s so fun shopping for the perfect card, the perfect flowers, and just the perfect gifts in general when you really love someone (versus wanting to run them over with a truck {Read More}

10 Free Must-Have Apps for Tweens & the Best Wireless Plan

#FamilyMobileSaves #shop

If you didn’t see my last post about Walmart Family Mobile (#FamilyMobileSaves), be sure to check it out. It’s a great alternative to over-priced contract cell phones. If you’re looking for a cheap wireless plan, look no further. Because of our moving situation, and a certain moving company trying to completely ruin our Christmas, we didn’t actually do Christmas this year. I mean we did, but we didn’t. The AMAZING Slap Dash Minions came together and sent literally OVER 100 {Read More}

The Man of Your (Mobile Security) Dreams is Right Here! #SmartSecurity

norton mobile security #SmartSecurity #shop

This is a shop for Collective Bias® Social Fabric®. All stories about crowd surfing, and opinions on mobile security, are my own. You’re out on New Year’s Eve, looking to meet a hot new studly dude. While surfing the crowd at this awesome rock concert (because that’s the BEST way to find a hot guy, right?), you drop your phone. Oh. Snap. Did that just happen? Oh yes… yes it did. #PanicMode Would you be embarrassed if photos from your {Read More}

Turnitgreen With REPREVE


I want to thank REPREVE for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to #TurnItGreen! Since moving to San Tan Valley and hearing absolute horror stories about our water company, we’ve opted to not drink the tap water here. Water filtration systems are expensive, but bottled water is terrible for the environment. We want to drink healthy and clean water, so we’ve been recycling our bottles. I know a lot of places don’t offer recycling, but once I heard about REPREVE {Read More}

Veggie Smoothies: Your Fitness Secret Weapon From Smoothie King

smoothie king veggie power line

Veggie Smoothies: Your Fitness Secret Weapon From Smoothie King Why are veggie smoothies great for fitness? Oh, let me count the ways: One of the major benefits of vegetable smoothies is that they allow you to consume several servings of vegetables and fruits in one sitting. Generally speaking, our diets don’t include several servings of fruits and vegetables at one time. Sure, it’s nice to think that we eat balanced meals… but at the end of the day, I’m always {Read More}

Boozy Chocolate Brownies

Boozy Chocolate Brownies #cheers2chocolate #shop

I finally arrived in Arizona, just in time to get my over-worked BFF a gift for Christmas. Knowing she needs to relax, I put together a cute little basket for her. Because it would be illegal to throw in some Xanax, I did the best I could, within the limits of the law: Nothing says “relaxation” like chocolate and wine. Chocolate wine sounds even better, right? What about chocolate wine brownies? Oh yes, I did. And I’m sharing the freaking {Read More}

Free Printable 3rd Grade Workbook {With My Canon PIXMA MG7120}

Canon PIXMA MG7120

Canon PIXMA MG7120 Initial Review I am still testing my Canon PIXMA MG7120 printer, but I’ve printed well over 50 pages and the ink levels have not moved. The color prints just as clearly as the black, and it’s definitely the fastest printer I’ve ever owned! It was super easy to set up, and the wireless was simple to connect. I owned a wireless printer in the past that would never connect to my wi-fi no matter what I tried, {Read More}

Affording a SmartPhone Is Easier Than I Thought | Walmart Family Mobile


Black Friday keeps getting moved up earlier and earlier. It used to be the Friday after Thanksgiving, then it was Thanksgiving, and now you can shop pre-Black Friday sales for up to a full WEEK before the big day! I headed to Walmart to grab some games for $3, and while I was there I had to visit the Electronics department. Rach and I have been discussing a new cell phone for a while, but didn’t want to take the {Read More}