Make Family Mealtime Important with Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce #NewTraDish

With a family of five it seems our schedules are always a hit or miss. I do my best to make sure that we all end up around the dinner table at the end of the day but in all honesty there are a few nights a week that are missing at least one of us. With our schedules life just gets busy and it's easy to get distracted. Going out gets expensive and picking up take out is too. I want home cooked … [Read more...]

Win an Ovia Video Baby Monitor and Oma+ Movement Monitor in the Levana “Cutest Sleeping Baby Contest”!

I love new babies. There is just something so amazing about holding a newborn in your arms. All of a sudden you are filled this with this amazing love. You find yourself just starring at them knowing that there are so many possibilities. Having a newborn is one of the most amazing miracles you'll ever experience. Somehow it's also one of the most terrifying. This amazing little person that … [Read more...]

Create Friendships on

When I first became a mom I was the first of my friends to have a baby. I was young and I felt like I didn't have very many people around me that I could connect with. My mom found an online forum when we were looking for nursery ideas and sent me the link. By the time I had him I had connected with these moms and actually grew to rely on them. Fast forward thirteen years and two more babies … [Read more...]

I Choose Safe Babywearing #freedomtogether

I have a secret. I missed the memo on baby wearing. I had two babies and totally didn't even realize the option was there. Either I didn't see it or it just didn't stand out to me. No one mentioned it to me and I was none the wiser. Then I started blogging and I discovered the world I was missing out on as a mom. Gavin was already past the toddler age and while I was able to give it a try, he … [Read more...]

Ditch the Germs with Bounty and Switch to DuraTowel #DitchandSwitch

I'm a germ freak. Big time. I have to wash my hands after everything. I'm constantly taking a sponge around the kitchen and cleaning up crumbs and spills from the boys and when I touch the sponge I feel like washing my hands. Again. But wait? Didn't I just wipe my counter with that and now I think I need to wash my hands? Have you ever thought about what it is exactly that you're pushing around … [Read more...]

{Publishers Clearing House} Pick Your Charity At The Give Back Event on Facebook #PCHGiveBack

We are all familiar with Publishers Clearing House. We all dream of the day we open our door to discover them on the other side with balloons and a big check with our name printed on it. Did you also know that they’re very charitable! For the third year in a row, Publishers Clearing House has hosted the Give Back event on their Facebook page, where they gave $100,000 to charity just last … [Read more...]

Keeping my #GreatDog Healthy with Purina® Pro Plan® Fitness

I love my dog. He really is a great dog. I never thought I'd say that. I remember when we first got him and how much I fought getting him. Now, I can't imagine not having him. Charlie, our family dog, has been such a great addition. I really thought getting a puppy just a couple weeks before having a baby was going to be too much but it worked out really well. Charlie is a Morkie. If you haven't … [Read more...]

Britax Gives Me that Safe Feeling I Can Trust {Advocate 70-G3 Convertible Car Seat #Giveaway!}

We have permanent car seats for both Sawyer and Gavin in three vehicles. All those seats are from Britax. They give me peace of mind that my children are safe and they provide the ultimate comfort at the same time. We just gave my mother-in-law the Pavilion for Sawyer and now Daddy and I both have the Advocate 70-G3 Convertible Car Seat in both our vehicles. We switched over to the Britax … [Read more...]

Earn FREE Scholastic Books by Making Every Day a BIG Day! #MiniMissions

Breakfast is a big deal. It's been a huge transition for me in my weightloss journey to sit down and do this summer. Normally (and sometimes sadly still) I just get coffee and run around all morning and it isn't until mid afternoon that I'd be ravishing. This summer I practiced sitting down and taking 15 minutes to eat a healthy mean to jumpstart my day. It was so rewarding. But, in ways I … [Read more...]