Easy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

oatmeal cookies recipe

My grandmother used to have a yellow cookie jar she kept filled with oatmeal cookies. A visit to her house meant getting to eat all the cookies I wanted! (Isn't that what Grandma's house is all about?) I love a good homemade oatmeal cookie, and this is one of the best oatmeal cookie recipes around. Take the cookies out of the oven quickly for a softer, chewy oatmeal cookie. Or let them bake a little bit longer for a crispy oatmeal cookie. Fill … [Read more...]

Donate Used Phones to the Verizon HopeLine Program. Stop Domestic Violence.

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I did not know much about the Verizon HopeLine® program until last month. This phone recycling program provides provides financial support to domestic violence organizations across the country. HopeLine recently announced a goal of 1 million phone donations by the end of 2015. I think it is a great cause to support, and want to continue spreading the word about it. Wanted: Your Used Wireless Phones and Accessories Donated phones do not have … [Read more...]

Protect Babies From Whooping Cough: Things Parents Should Know

Protect Babies From Whooping Cough

This blog post is brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions expressed are my own.  Immediately after the birth of my youngest son, my doctor advised me to get the Whooping Cough vaccine. On the inside, I groaned at this suggestion: Just when I thought all the hard birthing stuff was over, now I have to get a shot. But, I love my doctor and completely trust her advice. She told me Whooping Cough (aka Pertussis) cases were on the rise and I … [Read more...]

How to Deal With Annoying PMS Symptoms + Diurex Care Package #Giveaway

How to Deal with Annoying PMS symptoms

I don't know what is worse: the fact that there are so many annoying Premenstrual Syndrome symptoms or that we women have to deal with PMS every single month (for decades, I might add!). PMS affects almost every woman to some degree or another. PMS is the body's response to the rapid hormonal changes that take place 7 to 10 days before a woman starts her period. Some of the most common PMS symptoms are bloating, cramps, and fatigue. You … [Read more...]

A Day at the San Diego Zoo

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A must-stop on our family's California vacation was the San Diego Zoo. This zoo is one of the few zoos in the world with open air exhibits designed to look like natural habitats. If you are planning a San Diego visit, don't miss out on a chance to go to one of the best zoos in the whole world. My kids are still talking about our trip to the San Diego Zoo! We were first in line when the Zoo opened and started our day with the Guided Bus Tour. … [Read more...]

Do You Wear Underwear with Yoga Pants? #Free #GoCommando Kit

wear underwear or go commando

This post is sponsored by Cottonelle but my love for their Clean Care toilet paper and flushable cleansing cloths are my own.  Do you wear underwear with yoga pants? For me, it depends. Some of my yoga pants and running shorts have a built-in liner so there is no need to wear underwear. I don't like to have panty lines in my yoga pants, so I would say I prefer to Go Commando when I exercise. Going without undies helps prevent uncomfortable … [Read more...]

Chex Muddy Buddies Recipe for Baby Showers (Pink and Blue!)

chex muddy buddy recipe for boys

This all-time favorite Chex party mix has gone into Baby Mode! If you are planning a baby shower, you will want to include this Muddy Buddy recipe. By the way, you may call this kind of mix Chex Puppy Chow or Puppy Food. Puppy Chow, Muddy Buddies, Puppy Food, it's all the same delicious thing! Everyone loves it. Who can resist the sweetness of a chocolate and peanut butter Chex mix? Chex Muddy Buddies are a quick and easy party snack, and you … [Read more...]

Wine Bottle Crafts: DIY Chalkboard Vase

wine bottle crafts vase

Wine bottle crafts are a fun way to upcycle empty wine bottles. If you don't drink wine, make friends with someone who does so they can save their empty bottles for you! I started off with this one, and now I can't wait to add to my collection of wine bottle vases. They look really cute as table decorations and centerpieces. Chalkboard spray paint is one of my favorite crafting materials. It is so easy to use and dries quickly. This project … [Read more...]

You Know You’re a Mom When… (Parenting Humor)

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This post is sponsored by Similac. I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own. I lived more than two decades of my life without children. There are tons of pictures of me going places and doing things - with no sight of kids around. But thanks to Momnesia, that life seems like it belongs to someone else. Momnesia is not a bad thing. It is sort of like amnesia - it makes you forget that once upon a time, you only had one … [Read more...]