7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Their Phone

It seems like kids these days are constantly connected to their phones—I often say the best way to get my  kids attention when they’re sitting in the next room is to text them, because they’ll likely respond to that before responding to me saying their name. A phone can be a great thing, but it […]

8 Free Family Activities in Houston

With its sweet hospitality, warm weather, and variety of activities, Houston is a great place for a family vacation, no matter where you live. Traveling with a family can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on great experiences and attractions. Here are eight things you can do with your family […]

5 Must-Have Dog Travel Accessories

Millions of Americans will hit the road this summer for vacations to see attractions, family, and friends. But some travelers may have a few extra steps for planning and packing, especially if you’re a dog owning who plans to bring along your furry best friend. Make your trip more comfortable for you and your pooch […]

Chocolate Fudge Cosmic Brownies

Moist. Chocolately. Fudgy Goodness! That’s how I’d describe these Chocolate Fudge Cosmic Brownies. Growing up, my mom always made sure we had some type of homemade treat on hand. She loved baking and I guess it was passed on to me. There was a time, you’d always find me in the kitchen baking something up. […]

Best Family-Friendly Road Trip Destinations

It seems like the old American dream—packing your family and belongings up in the car to drive across the country and see the sights. Even with today’s modern technology and gadgets, road trips are a fun, old-fashioned way to spend time as a family and see what the country has to offer. If you need […]

Blackberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail & Cherry Minisicle

Here’s to a fun and sophisticated summer! We like to keep it classy around here, and we suspect you do too. And that level of sophisticated fun is reflected in the creation of our Blackberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail & Cherry Minisicle. We have taken the high quality of elit by Stoli and paired it (quite […]

Frugal Tip: Stock Up and Save

My inspiration for creating a family stockpile came in the middle of the night. I made a midnight dash to the bathroom to realize at the worst time possible that we were out of toilet paper—definitely not an ideal situation. Ever since that unfortunate incident, I’ve kept a stockpile of household items on hand. The […]

Getting Spring Ready with #PetSmartGrooming

This post is sponsored by PetSmart® and the BlogPaws ® Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about PetSmart Grooming Salons , but we only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article. Spring is finally here and I […]

Summer Treats: Not Your Father’s Root Beer Chocolate Float

There’s nothing more I love than a sunny summer day with family and friends. My favorite way to spend a summer weekend is to take an early morning walk in the park, then lounge around the pool in the afternoon. Typically, as the night winds down, we barbeque some food on the patio and spend […]

Weekday Meal: Pita Pocket Tacos

At my house, things start to get crazy around 3 p.m. A tornado hits as my kids come home from school, drop their things everywhere, and head straight to the kitchen for a snack before they tackle their homework.  After that, we usually have a chat about their days and then I’m focusing on what’s […]

5 Healthy Breakfasts with 5 Ingredients or Less

Breakfast can be a hectic time — especially if there are little mouths to feed in the mix. Rushing to get ready for your day can leave little room for eating healthy. Luckily there are some simple recipes that make it easy to get the most from the most important meal of the day! To […]

Quick and Easy Savory mini cheese balls

Appetizers are a must-have for any get-together. I especially like those that are fun, festive, easy to make, and of course taste good! We just got back from visiting family for the holidays and, as usual, our get-together included food, family, laughs and appetizers! Since I don’t get the chance to see them often, I […]

Mix it up with Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers!

This post has been sponsored by Stella & Chewy’s and all opinions are my own I’m always looking for ways to keep my dog healthy and happy. After all, our lab mix Spinna is the fourth member of our family! I had heard about raw feeding and all the benefits it can have for dogs […]

Family-Friendly Movie Night Dinner: Hot Dog Tacos

This post is sponsored by Coca-Cola. Like for a lot of families, Fridays are movie night—but at our house we put a little twist on it. We like to take turns choosing the snacks and what to eat. This time around, it was the boys’ turn to decide. Tonight, the boys wanted to try something […]

Family Fun: Check Out The ALL NEW Wet’n’Wild SplashTown

Looking for a way to cool off this summer while making a splash with the kids? For family fun this summer, slide into a water park for fun the whole family can enjoy. ***Disclosure – No compensation received. I will be provided with complimentary passes in exchange for this and any future posts. Wet’n’Wild SplashTown […]

Four Family Finance Hacks

Even if you have been running a household for years, you can still get hit with a financial surprise every once in a while. Maybe your carefully calculated budget has gone up in flames, or maybe your insurance policy does not come through for you when you need it. Whether you are an experienced family […]

Everything You Need for the Perfect Pet Travel Kit

  If you’re anything like me, planning and getting ready for a trip requires lots of lists. I always have list of travel plans and confirmations, directions, places to stop, restaurants, and shops to visit, and packing lists for everyone in my family. But one furry member of our household who seems to always get […]

20 Really Cool Chewbacca Products on Amazon

Are you a Chewbacca fan? Well, even if you’re not, I know by now you’ve heard all the craze about the viral video of the mom who go a kick out of  birthday present to herself–a Chewbacca mask.  She was so tickled and elated by her gift, she couldn’t stop laughing– and the internet loved […]

$10 Paypal CASH Giveaway

Sometimes keeping our homes truly clean can be a challenge. Especially during the summer. I’m sure many of you look forward to spending more time with the kiddos during this time, but you’re also likely spending more time cleaning as well. Please correct me if I’m wrong! I recently wrote a post about how I […]

Tips for Financial Planning, No Matter Your Age

I’m getting older, my kids are getting older, and it is time I sit down and get my financial stuff together. It’s so easy to go throughout life not really paying attention to the financial side of things. It’s one thing to have ends meet, but it’s another to actually financially plan for the future. […]