How to Plan a Kid’s Pool Party

Swimming pools are tremendous fun. When the sun is beating down and the mercury is hitting 30 degrees, nothing beats an afternoon spent by the pool while the kids play games in the water and burn off some of their excess energy. Swimming pools are also very useful if one of your kids has a birthday in the summer – instead of paying a fortune for your child and his or her friends to visit a play barn for the {Read More}

15 Fresh Summer Sides

{The following deliciousness is sponsored by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own and 100% honest} One of my favorite things about cooking in the summer is using all the fresh fruits and veggies that are available. There is so much that can be done with them to really brighten up an meal, and I love finding new ways to use veggies that we don’t eat regularly. It lets me add a bit of variety to our diets and meals, and {Read More}

Breast Cancer: The Aftermath

In 2013 more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed and investigated. Of those patients, almost 40,000 of them were taken by the disease. The only cancer to take more women’s lives is lung cancer (source: Cancer.org). Facing breast cancer is incredibly difficult. From suspicion to diagnosis to treatment to remission, the gamut of emotional, mental and physical turmoil you have had to deal with is astronomical. The Mental and Emotional Aftermath When you were first diagnosed with {Read More}

Summer Pool Safety Tips for the Family

Summer time is upon us and it’s time to put the family pool to good use. Having a pool in the backyard is such an awesome perk for you and the family. Being a pool owner means you don’t have to worry about it being overcrowded. Plus, the only “traveling” that needs to be done is the short walk to your backyard. Having a pool definitely has its perks. But let’s remember that in addition to having loads of fun, {Read More}

Fresh Laundry Equals a Happy Household #MusicToYourNose

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Gain. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating. Laundry is a big deal in my house. Many arguments have been had because a I-must-wear-it-now piece of clothing didn’t make it out of the wash. We also all tend to disagree on what type of laundry detergent should be used, and everyone (right on down to the kids) has an opinion about what our clothes should {Read More}

Top 10 Island Destinations in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is one of the most popular holiday destinations for people from all over the world. With year-round tropical temperatures, pristine beaches, gorgeous diving and snorkeling sites, and rich, varied wildlife, there are plenty of reasons why this is the place to be when you want to get away from it all. But with so many islands throughout the Caribbean, we have narrowed your choices down to the top 10 to make it easier to plan your dream trip. {Read More}

It’s Pet Appreciation Week! #PSP4Pets (CLOSED)

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I participated in this program on behalf of Pet Supplies Plus and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. It has been a running joke for a long time that one day, I will be the neighborhoods crazy cat lady. I’ll admit it — I love cats. And dogs. And just about any other animal there is. Maybe I will just be the lady that has a whole plethora of random animals by the time I am old enough to {Read More}

The Little DIY Jobs That Bring Your Children Big Benefits

If you have never been a big fan of carrying out DIY jobs at home then maybe you just need an incentive to start doing some. How about if you were to find out that fixing a few things about the house could bring your children some big benefits? If that is enough to get you interested in the subject then here are some of the relatively simple jobs you might want to consider giving a try. Change the Air {Read More}

A One Stop Shop For All Your Families Health Needs #TargetSponsored (CLOSED)

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. Getting prescriptions filled is not one of my favorite things to do. I cannot tell you how many times I have sat frustrated and waiting with a sick child, only to find out that the pharmacy we went to didn’t have the medicine we needed or took forever to fill the script. No one wants to wait when they are sick, and this is especially true {Read More}

15 Must-Make Frozen Treats

{The following deliciousness is sponsored by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own and 100% honest} One of my absolute favorite things about summer is all the frozen desserts that are available. I mean, there really is nothing better than a delicious fudge pop on a hot summer day! I have been looking around for some new recipes to add to my summer must-make list — and I think I have found some really, really good ones to try out! Check {Read More}