#sponsored: This Summer, Discover Boating! #DiscoverBoating


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received collateral to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating I just wanted to let you all know that I am an Ambassador for Discover Boating!!! I am so very excited about this and cannot wait for a bit of water fun this summer :) Growing up, my dad would take me and my siblings to the state park. We would go every week during the summer to barbecue yummy food, play games and go boating! Oh the fun times we had! Now that I am just a TINY bit older (not much...) I love going to the parks with my little ones. We enjoy playing on the playground and throwing sticks and stones into the nearby river. We also love boating once in a while. But, we do not have a boat of our own, so we have to rely on friends for that one :( For those of you, looking to get YOUR feet a bit wet this summer, DiscoverBoating.com helps with that part! DiscoverBoating.com is an … [Read more...]

Kellogg’s “Share Breakfast”! #ShareBreakfast


Every morning, before my son goes off to school, I make sure he has a good, healthy breakfast. Sometimes it is yogurt with granola and fruit and a glass of orange juice, other days it is a bowl of Kellogg's cereal. But everyday, it is something healthy, to start his day off right. Once my son is off to school, me and my daughter will sit down and enjoy a healthy breakfast together too! It is a nice way to start off our busy days! It is not only important for adults to have a good, healthy breakfast, but children really need a good breakfast too. They are growing so fast and their little bodies need the good fuel to get them going. But, did you know that one in five kids do not get to eat a breakfast every morning?? That makes me so sad, and I want to reach out to those kids/families and help.. no child should ever go hungry, ever. Kellogg's and celebrity dad, Taye Diggs have partnered to share breakfast with children in need as part of the Share Breakfast … [Read more...]

Certainly NOT My Mother’s! #MaytagMoms

Maytag Washer

Heavens! My Maytag Bravos XL High-Efficiency Top Load Washer and Maytag Bravos XL High Efficiency Dryer are certainly NOT my mother's! No way! Growing up, I remember my parents mismatched washer and dryer (no, there is NOTHING wrong with mismatched anything, just pointing this out!) and the washer was tiny. With 7 children in the home AND my parents, that washing machine was ALWAYS running and it could not hold very much! So poor mom, was always doing laundry!   Thinking back now, with my Maytag washer and dryer, I think, wow, if my mom had what I have, her laundry woahs would not have been so bad! Heck, the washer and dryer that I have now, does it all for me. Really it does. It holds lots of laundry for one thing and the features on it are great. I love the cold water wash, Allergen cycle (which I use all the time!) and that it lets me know when it needs to be cleaned. I really don't have to 'think' about anything, when I do laundry. I just press the buttons, and it is ready to … [Read more...]

Start Your Holiday Shopping On eBay!


I absolutely cannot believe that the holidays are OFFICIALLY here! Oh my goodness! Thanksgiving was good for us and my mother-in-law did all the cooking, bless her heart and my fat cankles! I tried to help out a bit but man my ankles do not exist anymore! So, I had to rest lots. Thank God mother-in-law cooks awesome and did not mind! But, now that Thanksgiving is over with, all you are going to hear is THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE! So, with hearing that, have you starting your shopping yet? I am sure you all have! Especially with all those fabulous Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals! Whoosh! You want to know where I shop? I shop at local shops and online! I can't even wear shoes anymore, because of my swollen feet, so shopping locally and online will have to do it for this year! I especially am having some fun shopping on eBay this year. I have noticed that eBay has all of the hottest toys this year, everything your child could want and more and at pretty good prices. I had no clue, … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday Is THIS Saturday, November 24th!!! #SmallBizSat

Just wanted to remind everyone, one last time, that this is THE weekend to shop all small businesses and support them! Shop locally and shop small!!! There is absolutely nothing better than walking into a business and them knowing you by your name and they know your kids names too! Makes you feel special! Now a days, things are so rush rush and everyone is in a huge hurry to get things done, especially the holiday shopping! Why don't you all take a moment or an HOUR and shop the small, local businesses? Beat the rushes and beat the rude people standing in line. I never have to deal with all of that at local, small businesses. Everyone is always so nice and helpful!!! LOVE it! Me and my kids can't wait to visit our favorite in the whole world, little small and local toy shop! My kids have made a list of things they want for Christmas and I believe this toy shop has a lot of what is on their list this year. Isn't that nice? No big rush shopping at a mall, but in a local toy shop, I … [Read more...]

Kleenex Cares: Being Thankful #KleenexCares


It is that time of year, when you want to let your family and friends know what you are thankful for. It is also a time to help out others, whether it be a stranger who needs some sort of assistance or a friend or family member that needs some help. Image from morguefile For me, I am so very thankful for my family. I am thankful for a husband who works SO hard EVERY single day, even his days off, to ensure his family is secure and happy. I am thankful for both my little miracles, life is sooooooo much more interesting and full of life and love with them around me! I am also so thankful for the little one growing in my tummy. I love feeling him/her kicking me, every single hour of the day, LOL. I am thankful for friends who care about us and of course for my Mommy and Daddy!!! SO much to be thankful for and thankful I AM!!! Also, unfortunately, with the holiday seasons, come the cold and flu symptoms! Colder, wetter weather make us getting sick, happen more often than not, sigh. … [Read more...]