Choosing Kindness with Pottymouth and Stoopid & a Giveaway

This post is sponsored by JIMMY Patterson Books, all opinions are my own. Little boys can be wild, rambunctious creatures inclined to temporarily lose all reason when in the midst of rivalry. As the mom of three boys, I've seen this take place on countless occasions. I've been mystified by their behavior and I've been appalled. But like any well-meaning mother I've attempted to redirect their actions and more importantly encourage them to think through what they say and/or do.  Teaching children to choose kindness should be a primary aspect of parenthood. This philosophy is not … [Read more...]

HOMESELFE’S MOTHERLY ADVICE FOR TAX REBATES & ENERGY SAVINGS

This post was sponsored by HomeSelfe, all opinions are my own. Now that tax time is looming, it’s difficult to find all those loopholes and rebates that we’re all due as hard-working moms. Thankfully, HomeSelfe, makers of a free, energy saving app, is offering us insight on some often overlooked rebates as well as other ways we can cut down on our rising utility costs while adding to our home’s property value. Why does it seem so difficult to find fortuitous ways to save money on our yearly tax returns? Aside from programs we can sign up for to help curb our monthly bills, like … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Run

I've been an intermittent runner throughout my adult life, but in the last three years I've become a dedicated member of the jogging club.  It's safe to say I'm entirely addicted now. The leap from casual to committed running is an evolution that I wish had happened earlier in my life.  Unfortunately while I was pregnant with each of the boys the thought of exercising never crossed my mind. What was I thinking? Sure, I would lace up my track shoes between each child, but that's just a lot of stopping and starting. No traction was ever truly gained.  About three years … [Read more...]

PLAYMOBIL Space Rocket with Launch Site

I received the following product for review purposes, all opinions are my own. The links below may contain affiliate links.  During this era of flashy, digital toys it's important for parents to make sure to purchase toys that can captivate the imagination of children. I've long been a fan of PLAYMOBIL toys for inspiring creative play for my boys. Through the years my boys have enjoyed a variety of different thematic toys from this quality company. There is just no beating our personal favorite the Pirate Raiders' Ship Playset.  One of the newest sets to be … [Read more...]

FREE Window Decal from COUNTRY Financial

This post was created in partnership with COUNTRY Financial. All opinions are my own.  I own a thoroughly unoriginal vehicle. It's practical. It's dependable. It has a lot of room for three growing boys. Apparently lots of other suburban moms think the same thing, because we see our exact same vehicle {model and even color} everywhere.  I've attempted to add a little distinction to my conventional car with some unique decals on the back windows. It's probably the only thing that keeps me from unknowingly trying to actually enter a vehicle that isn't my own. In a … [Read more...]

Hotel Bruce Prize Pack Giveaway

Thanks to Disney for sending me a copy, and for providing a prize pack! Continuing the Mother Bruce story those lovable geese and crabby bear are back! Hotel Bruce is the newest book from Ryan T. Higgins. My boys really enjoyed the picture book Mother Bruce, but I was truly stunned at what happened when Hotel Bruce arrived at our house. I cuddled up with my youngest son to read him the book. Not too surprisingly my 3rd grader came on over to listen as well. While he is an accomplished reader in his own right, he still enjoys a good picture every once in a while. … [Read more...]

Cast from “The Office” in new “SING, DANCE, COOK” Video! & a $25 Visa G.C. Giveaway

I have been compensated for this content, however all opinions are my own.   What would you do if a bunch of celebrities showed up at your house and wanted to film a pop-up game show in your living room? You invite them inside, of course!      Check out the HILARIOUS video, "SING, DANCE, COOK" featuring Rainn Wilson, Kate Flannery, and Oscar Nunez from "The Office"! I love watching the daughter's stunned and amused reaction. I imagine I would have the same look if this happened to me:)    Rainn Wilson, Kate Flannery, and Oscar … [Read more...]