Party Snacks: Easy Cheese Ball Recipe + Halloween Oreos

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpookySnacks #CollectiveBias  A cheese ball is a crowd-pleasing party snack. I brought this cheeseball to a recent party and was informed I would need to bring it to every party here on out! I guess that is one sure sign that people really, really enjoyed eating my cheese ball and Wheat Thins. Wheat Thins are a perfect match for … [Read more...]

Easy Snacks on the Go: NEW! Jif To Go Dippers #GetGoing #MC

Jif Chocolate Silk #GetGoing

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. I like to find good snacks for my kids that are easy for me to carry in my bag for snacking on the go. We recently discovered Jif To Go Dippers, an all-in-one portable snack. Each snack is a small (single serving) container of pretzels topped with a small … [Read more...]

Donate Kids’ Fall Essentials to Needy Families! #SIMPLEGiving at Walmart Ends 10/28

Fall Kids' Essentials_Social Media Post

Over 16 million American children live in poverty. This means that in addition to being hungry, millions of children lack other basic items they need to thrive. Their families need our help. There is an awesome Champions For Kids program going on RIGHT NOW called #SIMPLEGiving Fall Kids' Essentials. You can get involved TODAY by donating at your local Walmart. Thank you to Champions For Kids for sponsoring this blog post on the #SIMPLEGiving … [Read more...]

Healthy Dinner Ideas: Chicken, Broccoli & Cheddar Mac n Cheese Recipe

healthy dinner ideas mac n cheese

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pasta samples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #MC #PastaFits How often does your family eat pasta? We have pasta pretty often at my house. Easy pasta dinners are perfect for our busy weeknight schedule. To celebrate National Pasta Month, I have … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Treats: Doughnuts of Doom


Sometimes you need easy Halloween treats. Fast. Like that time I you forgot I you signed up to bring treats to your oldest son's class party until about a half hour before the party started. Doughnuts of Doom are the perfect cover-up for that kind of forgetfulness. They are so cool and spooky-looking, but can be whipped out onto a serving plate faster than you can say Trick or Treat! Here's what you'll need:  … [Read more...]

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...]

Chevrolet 4G LTE Revolutionizes the Family Road Trip! #Chevy4G

chevrolet suburban

My family loves to go on road trips. Even when the kids were babies, we'd load up the car and travel 4, 6, or even 8 hours or more to a fun destination. We try our best to make time spent in the car as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Chevrolet has just made my job as a parent MUCH EASIER. They have revolutionized the family road trip by becoming the first and only car company to bring Built-In 4G LTE WiFi Connectivity to cars, trucks and … [Read more...]

Mealtime Fun with Kids, Ore-Ida Fries and Homemade Dipping Sauces

oreida french fries #oreidamom

My younger kids love to play pretend games. One of their latest favorites is to play "restaurant" where I am their server (I don't have to pretend too hard - this is my everyday job). They think it is hilarious when I seat them at the dinner table and ask to take their order. Today's pretend restaurant menu includes Ore-Ida® Waffle Fries. The waffle cut fries look just like the ones a real restaurant serves. Kids love to eat French … [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...]