1 Year Later

surrogacy

I can't believe it has already been a year since giving birth to a child that wasn't mine.  One full year later and I'm in still in awe of the journey called surrogacy.  I'll forever be grateful for the opportunity to experience something so incredible and for being just a small part of Zachary's story. Although my surrogacy journey is over, I am … [Read more...]

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Girls & Boys

non candy easter basket ideas

This is a partnered post with Hasbro. Some items included were sent to me to be donated to a local women and children's center. There are affiliate links within this post. I will earn pennies if you decide to purchase something. With Easter just a few days away, there isn't much time left to stuff those Easter baskets full of goodies. Instead of … [Read more...]

Frito-Lay Spring Break Pack Giveaway

spring break activities

Because we live in the south, our spring break has already come and gone! In fact, it's been a good four weeks since we enjoyed our full week from school and homework. But from the looks of it on social media, it sounds like many children around the country are enjoying their spring break this week. In celebration of the arrival of spring, this … [Read more...]

How to Get a Good Night’s Rest

how to get a good nights rest

Media samples were received. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. If you've ever suffered with insomnia, you know how incredibly frustrating it is to lay in bed, absolutely exhausted, but unable to fall asleep. The inability to fall into a deep slumber when you are physically and mentally exhausted, is quite possibly one of the most … [Read more...]

The Power of a Smile

Smile Train Cleft repair

That first smile. Seeing your child's eyes light up and grin at you for the first time is something that every parent cherishes. As my children grow, I still marvel at how their smiles bring me such joy. Their smiles make all of the sacrifices and long hours meaningful. Their smiles make the best days even better. That is the power of a … [Read more...]

Homemade Strawberry Chocolate Ice Pops

homemade strawberry chocolate ice pops

For those of us in the southern states, we are finally enjoying the warm weather we've been begging for for weeks. There has been much bike riding, playing outside and basking in the suns warm rays, but the requests for cold, frozen treats have already begun. I can eat a whole tub of ice cream, just like the next guy, but I'm trying to teach my … [Read more...]

Because They Don’t Stay Little Forever…

little league baseball season 2014

In these fleeting days of his childhood, I've chosen to devote myself to him and his passions. He loves baseball. So naturally, I love baseball. Since the little league baseball season started back in March, we've been spending our nights at the baseball field. Between practices and games, it can easily be three or four nights a week. But, … [Read more...]

Angry Birds Toons Giveaway

angry birds toons season one volume two

Are you looking for something fun to tuck into your child's Easter basket this year?  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Angry Birds Toons: Season One – Volume Two April 15th on Blu-Ray and DVD! I know I’ve personally spent many hours happily launching birds on my smartphone.  I first installed the game for the boys to play when I … [Read more...]

Veggie Sloppy Joes Recipe + Mushroom Makeover Update

Veggie sloppy joes

Button, oyster, portobello, shiitake…I love them all.  As I end the 30 day Mushroom Makeover challenge, I'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to spend some additional time in the kitchen to create new recipes using mushrooms.  Being an ambassador for the Mushroom Council really was a lot of fun … and nope, I'm still not tired of mushrooms! As … [Read more...]

A Harvest is Comin’

groables bush beans sprouts

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine. That title may be a bit premature, but y'all, my little container garden is actually looking like I may be able to get a small harvest this year. Each of the Miracle-Gro Gro-ables that I planted have little seedlings. And not just one seedling.  … [Read more...]

RIO 2 In Theaters April 11th + Giveaway

RIO 2 Poster

Mark your calendar and get that family movie date set now because RIO 2 is coming to theaters NEXT Friday, April 11th. The entire cast of the smash hit RIO is back in RIO 2, and they're joined by a new flock of successful actors and musical talents. This time, Jewel, Blu, and their three kids are taking it to the Amazon, where they'll encounter a … [Read more...]