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My Top 5 Reasons to See Puerto Rico

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. It's spring break around here, and that makes me feel like summer is right around the … [Read More...]

DIY Spring Break Survival Sacks

DIY Spring Break “Stay-cation” Survival Sacks

Spring break is here! The kids are excited for a week of freedom (for about 5 minutes) and then the boredom sets in. This year I plan to transform our spring break into an exciting "stay-cation" … [Read More...]

4 Lessons of Strength from 4 Generations of Women

Four Lessons of Strength from Four Generations of Women

Read to learn the 4 lessons of strength that I have learned from my mother and grandmother and hope to pass on to my daughter. Then find out how my sponsors at Viactiv Calcium soft chews is helping me … [Read More...]

keep good going

Keep Good Going- What We Do Now Influences Our Family Forever

This post was sponsored by New York Life. Find out how New York Life can help you and your family Keep Good Going by visiting newyorklife.com/keepgoodgoing What we do today affects everyone around … [Read More...]

Bites

Chili Cheese Dip

Chili Cheese Dip: Game Time Snacking with VELVEETA® and RO*TEL®

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club. All opinions are 100% mine. For me, watching sports and eating simultaneously are simply meant to be. Let's face it, food makes … [Read More...]

Three Cheese Meat Lasagna

15 Family Favorites for Sunday Dinner

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Foodie.com. All opinions expressed are my own. As a mother of 4, I often feel like I am in the kitchen preparing breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, or just … [Read More...]

Swedish Tea Ring

Swedish Tea Ring

Christmastime is full of traditions, warm memories and tasty food. I will even admit to day dreaming about all of the tasty foods we enjoy at Christmas, throughout the year! We have to have SOMETHING … [Read More...]

Garlic Ranch Ritz Chicken

Garlic Ranch Ritz Chicken

Loving cooking up tasty recipes with minimal ingredients? Read on to see how I was sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch to showcase one of my yummy recipes.  Baseball season is in full swing … [Read More...]

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My Kind of Travel

Basque Boulangerie Cafe Offerings

Breakfast at Basque Boulangerie Cafe in Sonoma, CA

On a recent girls' weekend I was invited to dine at Basque Boulangerie Cafe, as part of a review experience. All opinions expressed are my own. As part of our birthday girls' weekend getaway this past Fall, we had a lovely breakfast at the Basque Boulangerie Cafe in Sonoma, CA. The … [Read More...]

P.F. Chang's New Winter Seasonal Menu

*NEW* Winter Seasonal Menu at P.F. Chang’s

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang's. All opinions are 100% mine. Living in a small town has it's perks, but it definitely has it's drawbacks! One of the drawbacks that I see and feel is the lack of restaurants. I consider myself an aficionado in creating the perfect … [Read More...]

Merida Disney On Ice Rockin Ever After

Disney On Ice Rockin’ Ever After

Last night was a magical evening with comped tickets to Disney On Ice Rockin' Ever After, complete with Miss Bea and my mom.  Nothing is better than watching your little girl's eyes light up when she sees her favorite princesses glide out in a magical ice skating show. The evening began as … [Read More...]

The Red Grape Dinner

The Red Grape: A Sonoma Pizzeria

As part of a girls getaway weekend, we were treated to a night out at The Red Grape, in Sonoma, California. All opinions expressed are my own. Every woman should have the opportunity to go on a Girls Getaway some time in her life.  In honor of my fortieth birthday and Emily, The Clever … [Read More...]

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Product Reviews

DIY Spring Break Survival Sacks

DIY Spring Break “Stay-cation” Survival Sacks

Spring break is here! The kids are excited for a week of freedom (for about 5 minutes) and then the boredom sets in. This year I plan to transform our spring break into an exciting "stay-cation" … [Read More...]

April to August Guide to Preparing Your Preschooler for Kindergarten

April to August Guide to Preparing Your Preschooler for Kindergarten

For parents of PreK kids, kindergarten is right around the corner. Read on to learn some month-to-month tips for preparing your preschooler for kindergarten and how the Caillou Talking Doll, which I … [Read More...]

Biz Stain Fighter

Sorting Through Laundry Stains with Biz Stain Fighter

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator. All opinions are 100% mine.   I often feel like I am buried under a pile of laundry. With 4 kids and … [Read More...]

Perk Vent Wrap

Smelly Car? Wake Up Your Space with a PERK Vent Wrap Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PERK. All opinions are 100% mine. For the past week, every time I step into my car I have been pestered with an unfamiliar odor. I feel like I … [Read More...]

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Tips & Ramblings

DIY Spring Break Survival Sacks

DIY Spring Break “Stay-cation” Survival Sacks

Spring break is here! The kids are excited for a week of freedom (for about 5 minutes) and then the boredom sets in. This year I plan to transform our spring break into an exciting "stay-cation" filled with exciting adventures for my kids with out leaving town or spending a lot of money. Thanks to … [Read More...]

4 Lessons of Strength from 4 Generations of Women

Four Lessons of Strength from Four Generations of Women

Read to learn the 4 lessons of strength that I have learned from my mother and grandmother and hope to pass on to my daughter. Then find out how my sponsors at Viactiv Calcium soft chews is helping me to build one of those strengths and how you can enter to win some too! I recently had a 4 … [Read More...]

keep good going

Keep Good Going- What We Do Now Influences Our Family Forever

This post was sponsored by New York Life. Find out how New York Life can help you and your family Keep Good Going by visiting newyorklife.com/keepgoodgoing What we do today affects everyone around us. Friends, neighbors, co-workers and even random people we meet. But no-one is affected by us more … [Read More...]

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist and $50 Filtrete Healthy Home Giveaway

I am a Filtrete Brand Ambassador, and as such, have been asked to share some Spring Cleaning tips. While compensation will be received, all opinions expressed are my own. Spring Cleaning - ugh! A necessary evil, but feels oh so good once it's done.  I find the best way to tackle a job is … [Read More...]

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Movies & Entertainment

Saving Mr Banks Blu-ray

Saving Mr. Banks Comes to Blu-ray: Catch a Glimpse Into the Real Walt Disney

Just last week, Saving Mr. Banks was released on Blu-ray and DVD! I was given a copy of the combo pack for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. Just say the word "Disney" and … [Read More...]

the single moms club

The Single Moms Club Giveaway: In Theaters Now! #MC Sponsored

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Lionsgate. I received promotional item and a prize pack as a thank you for my participation.” I look forward … [Read More...]

blank a vinylmation love story

Free Viewing of Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story by Disney

As a fan of all things Disney, one must be familiar with Vinylmation. In case you aren't familiar, these are 1.5", 3", and 9" vinyl collectibles sold at Disney theme parks, … [Read More...]

here come the octonauts

Dive Into Science With “Here Come The Octonauts” DVD Giveaway

I surprised my little science lover with an Octonauts DVD and Playset, which I received for review, and you can also enter to win your own copy of "Here Come the Octonauts" on DVD. Learn more... My … [Read More...]

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My Story of Infant Loss

visiting the cemetery

Celebrating an Angel’s 5th Birthday at the Cemetery

Yesterday, May 29, 2013, marked my little angel's 5th birthday. I truly cannot believe it has been 5 years since I gave birth to a little girl with one of the most amazing spirits ever! In case you … [Read More...]

brielle

Giving Birth After Infant Loss

Giving Birth After Infant Loss My last post on infant loss discussed the decision to get pregnant after losing a baby. If you haven't already, you can read from the beginning of my story (<--click … [Read More...]

Pregnancy After Child Loss

It has been a while since I have talked about my story of losing Gianna. I thought it was time to add to it with my pregnancy after child loss. Just a reminder that this is a continuation of my story … [Read More...]

tigger

Getting Pregnant After Infant Loss

It has been quite some time since my last post about baby Gianna. Some people have said they feel like my story is incomplete, so I thought it was time I added to my story with the decision of getting … [Read More...]

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