Make Mealtime Fun with an Ore-Ida® Golden Crinkles® Toppings Bar #OreIdaMom


In a house of five people, three of which are children, we often find mealtimes to be quite the struggle. We all have vastly different preferences when it comes to food. However, there's one thing we can all agree on and that's our love of potatoes. Since I grew up in a house that had a potato side dish with every single meal, it was hard not to pass that tradition on in my own house. We still find a way to incorporate potatoes into every meal … [Read more...]

What’s So Great About the Fresh Step® Lightweight Extreme Cat Litter? #FreshStepCats

Miss Muffy with FreshStep Lightweight Litter

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Litter. All opinions are 100% mine. In our house, we have 2-1/2 bathrooms. Technically, there's only 2 but since we're home to 3 of the most picky cats ever, we converted our hallway linen to "the cat room". Just looking at the photo below, you'll see how carefully guarded this kitty space is. Us fur-free parents are only allowed in there to clean up after their … [Read more...]

TruMoo Orange Scream Creepy, Crawly Pudding Cups for Halloween

Orange Cream Scream Dirt and Worm Cups for Halloween

Now that it's officially October, I can stop feeling guilty about talking about Halloween so much. I know how folks get testy about hyping up the holidays months before they even arrive but I just couldn't help myself this year. Halloween is just so much fun!!! I could try to tell you my favorite part of the holiday but my list would include so many things that I'd never know when to stop. So let's just start with the costumes. I don't care … [Read more...]

5 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Car & Family Safe During Cooper Tire’s Fall Reward Event

5 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Car and Family Safe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tire for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. There are many things in my life that are near and dear to my heart but above all else is my family. There's nothing I wouldn't do to keep my husband and my children safe. While there are a lot of ways my family can come to harm, one of my biggest worries is while we're driving. I may not be able to control other drivers on the road but I can … [Read more...]

DIY Jack-O-Lantern Candy Filled Mason Jars for Halloween

DIY Jack-O-Lantern Candy Mason Jars for Halloween #DIY #BallCanning #Halloween |

I've always loved Halloween but for some strange reason, I'm really getting into the spirit of things this year. It's probably due to the fact that I have a ridiculous amount of extra time on my hands with all the kids in school now. Regardless of the reason, I'm having a lot of fun with finding ways to decorate inside the house without spending a lot of money. So this past weekend, I dug into my pantry to pull out three of the million or so … [Read more...]

New Chocolate Flavored Cough Medicine for Kids from Dr. Cocoa #DrCocoaReliefWithASmile

Dr Cocoa Chocolate Flavored Cough Medicine

School officially started for all three of my kids a little over a month ago. As much as I look forward to the days that I get to put them on the big, yellow bus for a day of learning (and a much needed break for me), there's also something I dread about it. Germs. Viruses. The Flu! Within a week of the first day of school, someone always brings home a virus that slowly creeps through each member of our family and we spend the next … [Read more...]

16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom – How I Lived that Life & Made It

Toddler Matt and Mommy

For the past two weeks or so, I've found myself watching old episodes of MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom on Amazon Prime. The first few episodes was just me being bored with nothing better to watch and then I started seeing myself in some of the girls. I was taking a trip down memory lane, an almost painful one. I was 16 and pregnant. I was also 17 and pregnant. And I was a Teen Mom. The quick version. I had a great relationship that … [Read more...]

Mini Apple Pies with Caramel Apple Candy Leaves Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Mini Caramel Apple Pies #WiltonTreatTeam

Just about everywhere you look right now, you'll find an assortment of apples. I know I'm loving the varieties available right now, especially my beloved HoneyCrisp apples. I'm just a little bummed that the six apple trees in my yard didn't produce the way I'd hoped. The Pink Lady produced no apples, the HoneyCrisp ones were lost to my dog and the other 4 trees produced by got attacked by some kind of worm or other pest. I'll need to figure that … [Read more...]