Popcorn Makes it a Special Event #PerfectPop #GoodbyeBurnedPopcorn

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{This post is sponsored by Pop Secret, but my opinions are all my own.} With two kids at home, it can be pretty hard to get a night out for a date. So the answer is usually to just have a date night at home. Dinner, movie and of course — some popcorn! While its always fun for Jay and I to spend time relaxing together, Pop Secret Popcorn is also the perfect snack for the kids anytime! The kids {Read More}

5 Perfect Personalized Gifts for Kids

Personalized gifts are gaining popularity among parents who are tired of the conventional and the mass-marketed. Your child is entirely unique, so why shouldn’t their presents be the same way? If you’re hoping to take this year’s birthday in a new direction, here are just five ideas for a personalized gift. 1: Art Supplies Kids love to create, and they’ll take even more pride in their work when their stickers, stencils and paintbrushes are customized with their name. It’s a {Read More}

5 Vehicle Care Tips

The weather can get rough in the Keystone State, so if you currently live and drive within its borders, it’s important that you take care of your vehicle. But what exactly does this entail? Here are five tips for Pennsylvania Toyota care. 1. Replace Your Tires When you buy a Toyota, you also get 24 months of road hazard protection for your tires. If you suspect or witness damage to your wheels, don’t hesitate to take them into the experts. {Read More}

No More Worry About Water Damage! #SprintMom

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{I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating} Recently, my step-dad came over to tell me he took his phone “swimming” and it was totally broken. What really happened was he was fishing with his phone in his pocket, and his canoe flipped — sending him and the phone into the lake. Thankfully, he was okay … the phone? {Read More}

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}