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...]

Cat Lovers! There’s a New Fresh Step® Lightweight Extreme Litter at Target #FreshStepCats

Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Cat Litter

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Litter for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Anyone that knows me in person or online knows that I'm a cat lover through and through. There isn't a cat out there that I've haven't been able to form a special, best-friend kind of bond with. I hate the play favorites but of all the cats that have come and gone in my life, Muffy, our short-hair Exotic, is my … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Come Clean and Talk About a NEW Bathroom Routine with Cottonelle!

#LetsTalkBums with Cottonelle Wet and Dry

Thanks to Cottonelle for sponsoring today's discussion. There are very few things that go on in my life that I'm unwilling to talk about. That short list includes religion, politics and intimate moments where my husband is concerned. Since becoming a mom, the privacy I once knew and loved has vanished. There comes a point where your life becomes all about baby vomit, dirty diapers, crazy poo paintings on the wall (ask if you dare) and all the … [Read more...]

The Day They All Grew Up and Left Me


For the past 30 minutes or so, I've been sitting at my desk, staring at the walls, glancing out the window and even twiddling my thumbs a bit. I've been doing this off and on for last week or so. When I'm not sitting here wondering what I should be doing, I'm cleaning, tending to the dog and trying to think of other things to occupy my time. What's funny is, a month ago I couldn't wait for my days to be filled with silence and the freedom to … [Read more...]

Giant Rice Krispies Treat Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween #WiltonTreatTeam

Giant Rice Krispies Treat Jack O Lantern #WiltonTreatTeam

I know it's only September, but I can't help but share my excitement about Halloween. I'm so ready for all that comes with this fun holiday ... the cookies, candies, cakes, costumes, decorations, s'mores by the fire ... you get the idea. It's just too much fun to not start digging into my box of Wilton Halloween products. One of my favorite products is the Jack-O-Lantern cake pan with flutes. While it may only be useful during the Halloween … [Read more...]

A Fresh Take on Family Meals with 15 Meatless Dinner Recipes

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Check out Meatless Meals Made In Minutes by Cat Davis at Dinner time in our home can be a real struggle. We've got five people with very different likes and dislikes when it comes to food. There's my husband, the manly meat eater that gets grumpy if there isn't a big hunk of beef or chicken on his dinner plate. My son, he's the complete opposite and chooses to be a vegetarian. My daughters are fairly easy going and will eat almost … [Read more...]