Pull-Ups Play Date + Potty Training Tips from Real Moms

Pull Ups Treasure

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pull-Ups. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. #PullUpsAcademy I recently hosted a Pull-Ups Play Date. My pint-sized guests of honor were all Pull-Ups Big Kid Academy hopefuls. They brought their moms along so we could talk about the potty training process. I was excited to share some of the potty training tips I … [Read more...]

Baby Bath Checklist + Baby Mantra Natural Products

Baby Bath Checklist

I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. #BabyMantra Giving a baby a bath can seem like a scary, complicated task, especially with newborns. I know I was always nervous at my baby's bath time. Babies are so small and slippery when wet! It takes practice, but eventually you will feel more … [Read more...]

How to Host a Pajama Jam Reading Party for Kids + Free Scholastic Book Offer

Pajama Jam Party ToolKit

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of EVEREADY®. The opinions and text are all mine. My kids love to read. I like to think it's all my fault. From the countless hours spent reading bedtime book after book to visiting library story times, we have logged a lot of time with our books. I don't regret a second of it. Reading books with my kids is one of my favorite ways to spend quality time with them. Scholastic and … [Read more...]

A Fun Way Kids Can Improve Tooth Brushing Skills with LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE

Listerine SmartRinse for Kids #BeSweetSmart

I taught my child the importance of oral health care with LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #besweetsmart It is a mission of mine to make sure my kids take care of their teeth. I feel such a huge relief every time my kids pass their six month dental check-ups with no cavities. We work on learning good oral health care habits every single day. My 7-year-old is pretty good about brushing his teeth all by … [Read more...]

Quaker, The NFL, and Win a Play Date with Andrew Luck! #QuakerPlayMaker

fun fall activites for families

Thank you to Quaker for sponsoring this discussion about fun family activities and the Make the Play contest. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. #QuakerPlayMaker There's a lot to love about the Fall season. The leaves are turning beautiful colors, the weather is cooler but not yet cold. And every weekend we can watch our favorite football teams play. Football isn't just on the weekends at my house. Lately, we have football on the brain … [Read more...]

How to Use Your Smartphone to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween


Halloween can be one of the most exciting holidays for children. I know my kids really look forward to the costumes and candy. My biggest concern is their safety when we go out trick-or-treating. Parents should always supervise younger kids, but older kids may want to go around the neighborhood alone.  A smartphone can become a useful tool to help you keep kids safe on Halloween. … [Read more...]

3 tips to make packing a healthy school lunch a breeze (So easy, the kids can do it!)

halftime lunch kits #lunchingawesome

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Applegate via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine. I pack my kids' lunches for school every day - and I know some mornings we are super rushed to get out the door on time. I am always looking for easy healthy school lunch ideas. Last week, I was out of town and left my husband in charge of packing lunch boxes. I knew he would not have a lot of extra time in the morning, so … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness: Nitro-Pak Executive 72 Hour Kit

emergency 72 hour kit

September is National Preparedness Month, which has me thinking about things my family can do to be better prepared in case of an emergency. One of the first and most important things we can all do is to have a 72 Hour Kit. A 72 Hour Kit is collection of basic supplies including food and water that can sustain someone for 3 days in an emergency. Why You Need a 72 Hour Kit. Every member of your household should have a 72 Hour Kit put … [Read more...]

Mad Life (Parenting Show) Season 3! New Eps Every Wednesday on CafeMom

mad life

If you're an online mom, chances are you have spent a little (or a lot!) of time at the CafeMom website. It's a great place for moms to hang out online, get advice and find support on pretty much any topics you can imagine from pregnancy to pop culture. CafeMom is also where you can tune in to watch Mad Life, a fun parenting show sponsored by Target, now entering its third season. Mad Life tackles real life issues facing today's parents … [Read more...]