Must Have Tailgating Essentials

Game Day Essentials 2

Thank you to Sam’s Club for sponsoring today’s post and helping me get ready for tailgating this Football Season. All thoughts and opinions on tailgating are my own. I can tell when football season hits my house. The TV is on just about every college and NFL game all week long. I have a few teams I enjoy watching, but my husband will watch any game that has a football in it. There is something about watching football and craving all those tailgating favorite foods. You can get all the tailgating essential for this football season at Sam’s Club. Tailgating Essentials With three kids, it […]

10 Easy Tips to Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables

10 tricks to get kids to eat more vegetables

Trying to make a dinner everyone will love at my house is always a challenge. If it is not mac and cheese, it is not their favorite thing to eat. Getting my kids to eat more vegetables has always been a challenge. Here are some sure fire easy steps you can take to get your kids to eat more vegetables everyday. These tips and tricks are easy to implement for any family and any budget and may even save money too. 10 Tips and Tricks to Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables 1. Buy vegetables. I know this sounds so easy. You need to buy vegetables […]

Easy Dinner Idea from Manwich {faster than takeout}

easy dinner idea faster than take out

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are a busy mom like me, you don’t always have time to make dinner. With after school practices, games, and lessons, sometimes there is not enough time to make a big meal. For those nights I need to make something fast and try to get a well rounded meal. Manwich is a great solution to those super busy nights. Eating Dinner as a Family Is Important We chose to make Manwich sliders for Easy Weeknight Meals. These are perfect for my little guy to […]

How to Get Kids Moving With Leap Bands

Leap Band Fit Made Fun

I have received free products in order to host the LeapFrog and Clif Kid sponsored Mommy Party to get kids moving with Fit Made Fun. All thoughts and opinions expressed in the following article are my own. Affiliate links may be used in the post below. Any click may result in a commission to help keep this site free. I wear a digital pedometer all the time and so does my husband. My little guy loves it and wants to wear it too. If I let him, I am sure I would get many more counted steps in the day, but that just wouldn’t be […]

Why Moms Need to Relax – {Massage Giveaway}

Moms need to relax Free Massage

Massage Envy offered me a free massage, so I could provide a true and honest review of their services. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are my own. The start of school stresses me out. I am not sure if it is running around buying all the school clothes, shoes, and sports gear; or the amount it takes out of my wallet to buy all those things. By the time school actually starts, I am exhausted. I am sure you are like me and all moms need to relax. Moms Need to Relax Sometimes I just need to relax and unwind after all […]

Celebrate BIG With Poster Birthday Cards for Kids

Big birthday cards for kids

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This birthday card shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. Every child should feel special on their birthday. A birthday is one day I enjoy going really over the top and treat my kids like a prince or princess, within reason of course. Birthdays are special occasions, since they only come once a year. What better way to celebrate than with special birthday cards for kids. When I was a kid, I always felt a little more grown up on my birthday. Poster Birthday Cards for Kids […]

Massage Envy Spa – Healing Hands for Arthritis

Massage Envy Spa Healing Hands

I wanted to thank Massage Envy for sponsoring this post and allowing me the opportunity to share with you how they will be helping the Arthritis Foundation this fall. All thoughts and opinions stated below are my own. Massage Envy Spa My mom suffered with arthritis most of her life. I saw first hand how debilitating and painful arthritis can be. It was unsettling to see her lose range of movement in her fingers. She could not do the things she loved such as sew and knit. Now that I am getting older, I can feel the ache in my joints as I rise in […]

Good Snack Foods for Kids After School { Linky Party }

Good snack foods for kids

Last week I took a little break from Mom’s Library. We had a lot going on with going back to school and I was overwhelmed with folders, lunch boxes, backpacks and forms to be signed before we could go back to school. Now more homework is coming home for us parents with more forms to be signed and payments for all sorts of things. I have complied a list of good snack foods for kids after school. There are also a couple of good lunch ideas, grown up snacks and even an easy dinner meal. Let’s try to take away a little of the stress […]

Back to School Tips for Parents { Linky Party }


Everyone needs back to school tips to help ease the transition from summer sleeping in back to a routine for school. We had a few great tips from posts wonderful bloggers have linked up last week. I can’t wait to try some of these like making a menu plan for lunches, laying out clothes the night before and organize school supplies at home. I have two older ones that can pretty much do everything on their own in the morning and we will have a kindergartner this year. I will have to remember a lot for him and these articles will really help me get organized […]