IKEA Experiment With Time Travel

Disclosure:  This post is brought to you by IKEA. Ready for the future, today?  IKEA’s Time Travel Experiment Time Travel?  Can you imagine being able to experience potential future realities with hypnotism? It would certainly tell you a lot about the person with whom you are in a relationship. I’m sure that you would have a […]

Wedding Anniversary – Fun times, unique gifts, and cake!

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Celebrations – Wedding Anniversary! Our anniversary and wedding cakes, both from Rhodes Bakery. The traditional anniversary gift list: 1st Paper 2nd Cotton 3rd Leather 4th Fruit/Flowers 5th Wood 6th Candy/Iron 7th Wool/Copper 8th Pottery/Bronze 9th Willow/Pottery 10th Tin/Aluminum 11th Steel 12th Silk/Linen 13th Lace 14th Animals* (no longer a popular choice due to endangerment) 15th Crystal […]

Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Giveaway


Welcome to Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Giveaway Hosted by Water Rolls Uphill Are you, or is someone you care about on a limited diet due to allergies, food sensitivities, or gluten intolerance? With Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats cookbook, you can: spoil those you care about, including yourself, with delicious baked goods, free of common allergens; treat […]

$250 Family Fun Night Giveaway


Disclosure:  I was compensated for promoting this giveaway.  This post contains affiliate links, and sponsor may earn commission on purchases.  Win a $250 Family Fun Night With Popcorn and Ice Cream Goodies! We are launching a brand new giveaway worth $250 in prizes celebrating family fun! It is in celebration of the book, 101 Kids […]

Review: Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Cookbook

Coconut Cupcakes

Disclosure:  I received copies of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats to facilitate this review. Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes Following the success of her allergen free bakery in Los Angeles, Debbie Adler published Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats to share her recipes with others who weren’t in the locale of the bakery.  If you’re not a […]

Team Managers Need TeamSnap

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TeamSnap The Best Team Management Tool Last season I had hundreds of emails related to soccer.  Let’s be real here – I do not have time for that.  You’re probably like me, a busy parent who’s trying to do the right thing and help a coach out by picking up the slack as a team manager. […]

Moms’ Night Out: Review and Viewing Party

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of the movie Moms’ Night Out to facilitate this review from Family Christian.  This post contains affiliate links; purchases made from clicks to these links may result in my earning a small commission. Moms’ Night Out After seemingly nonstop household chores, childcare, volunteering, and measuring up to others who seem […]

Tricks To Being On Time With Kids

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Be On Time ….even with kids in tow. I’m the mother of three children (3, 6, and 9).  I have spent many years being hurried and late, but I feel like I’ve finally hit my stride.  I know….it took forever a while.  To save you that frustration, here’s what our family does to be on time, […]

Nexus of Entertainment Sweepstakes

Welcome to the Nexus of Entertainment Sweepstakes Organized by Budget Earth Co-Hosted by Water Runs Uphill | Swanky Point of View | Mom of 4 Boys | Mommy Makes Time Tech News Philippines| Memoirs of a Clueless Woman | Finger Click Saver | The Tween & Me Barbara’s Beat | Do It Yourself Fun Ideas | […]

Nexus 7 Giveaway – Facebook 3

Nexus of Entertainment

Nexus 7 Giveaway Facebook Follow Pages – 3 Did you know being a fan of your favorite blog can get you free entries in giveaways? If you are a fan of the following blogs on Facebook, you can collect 10 free entries in this giveaway. If not, you have a chance to become one of […]

Tortilla Soup Recipe With Red Gold Tomatoes

chicken tortilla soup recipe

Easy Tortilla Soup Recipe Easy Tortilla Soup Serves 4 1 tablespoon oil 4 cloves garlic, grated or thinly sliced 1/2 cup white onion, diced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 1 small carrot, grated 2 cups chicken broth 1 can lime juice and cilantro Red Gold Tomatoes (with juice) 1 1/2 cups chopped or shredded Puerto Rican […]

Creative Writing Space – When You Can’t Hang A Dry Erase Board


Creative Writing Spaces The Problem: Nowhere to hang a dry erase board I have spent the last 5 years trying to solve the problem of our homeschool space not having a room layout that would let me mount a large dry erase or chalk board.  I’ve tried a number of different solutions, but nothing worked perfectly. […]

Gearapalooza 2014 Atlanta With TheBabyGuyNYC


Pregnant in metro Atlanta?  Gearapalooza is an amazing baby gear and registry event being held at New Baby Products.  Not sure what to register for, and want to see and hear about all of the latest and greatest new baby gear?  All of you questions will be answered by many of the brands themselves, Jamie TheBabyGuy, […]

Rainy Days: Family Jumbo Umbrella by totes

  Our beloved dachshund themed umbrella broke at soccer, and despite this summer’s frequent downpours I had not found a decent umbrella that could replace it.  I finally found one!  My kids are thrilled, as this one will cover us all! I’d been looking for a compact umbrella, because honestly the golf umbrellas are a […]

Travel Checklist: Don’t leave home without….


A Travel Checklist #PreparationForVacation As part of planning for your trip, don’t forget about: Making arrangements for your children and pets, if they are staying home. Setting a timer on some interior lights so that there is an appearance of someone being home. Turning off/unplugging all extraneous appliances. Arranging for a neighbor to grab the mail, […]

Caring For Your Senior Pet

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Senior pets often have additional medical needs, and require a little bit more care than your middle aged or younger pet. Of note, if you feel your pet’s behavior has varied significantly from its norm, please consult a qualified veterinarian to provide care for your pet. In my experience here are some important things to consider when […]

Review: BODYARMOR SuperDrink #SuperiorHydration


BODYARMOR SuperDrink Review Disclosure: This posting is sponsored by BODYARMOR SuperDrink.  I received BODYARMOR SuperDrink and compensation to facilitate this review.  My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. We were unhappy with the artificial dyes and sweeteners in the brands of sports drinks that we had already tried.  Our family […]

On The Bookshelf


On The Bookshelf With summer closing quickly and only one week left until my kids start back to school, I wanted to get some more reading done, before the absolute rush of the school year overtakes me. I have a number of books on my current bookshelf to read, have just finished reading, or am […]

Rum Punch Love $100 Giveaway


Welcome to the Rum Punch $100 Gift Card Sweepstakes Sponsored by Rum Punch Hosted by Mom Powered Media & Conservamom Are you looking for a line of products that are not only gorgeous and vibrant like a rainbow, but also carry a sustainable and environmentally friendly label as well?  This is the giveaway for you! […]

Chicken Pot Pie (Biscuit Topping)

scratch chicken pot pie with biscuit topping

Chicken Pot Pie Nothing beats a hearty chicken pot pie for ease of preparation and filling up hungry tummies.  I found that while my children hated traditional pot pie with a crust, chicken pot pie with a biscuit topping was well received.  This recipe made enough for two dinners, completely filling a 9×13 pan.  It […]