25 Fun Family Fall Activities

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year with the changing colors. It’s a time for the weather to cool down, a time to prepare for the coming winter, and a time for being thankful. There are so many fun things you can do as a family during this time of year. Try some of […]

Mexican Grilled Chicken Wrap Sandwich Recipe

This post is sponsored on behalf of Herdez Instant Refried Beans. All ideas and opinions are my own. School started today for my kids which means weeknights are about to become quite hectic. Between after school activities, jobs, homework, and numerous other juggles, there will be little time or energy left by the time dinner […]

Planet Fitness August Flash Sale

This sponsored post is brought to you by Planet Fitness. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. It’s been a long and hot summer thus far and getting in shape and healthy has been on the minds of many. Some may have already started that journey but many have still yet […]

The Value of a Box Top: How My School Turns Box Tops Into Money

Who would have ever guessed that a little piece of paperboard would be worth so much? For the students at my school, they’re worth all the gold in the world, and to the teachers of my school, they’re worth much needed new equipment like ipads or updated playground equipment.  Box Tops have made a huge […]

Learning to Enjoy Life’s Journey Everyday

This past weekend, I returned from yet another wonderful family vacation with my family. I appreciate wholeheartedly any opportunity to spend time with my family and create wonderful memories. This time was no different , but yet different—let me explain. The difference, this time, is that my boys have grown up. They are no longer […]

Family Time: 10 Ways To Fill Your Days For Free

Summer is a really fun time for parents and kids alike, and while there’s nothing better than spending your days lounging around, occasionally you want to get out and actually do something. But, what if you don’t want to spend a lot of money? No problem, here are 10 ways to fill your days totally […]

Win $10 Paypal Cash

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Wet’N’ Wild SplashTown Screams Family Summer Fun

A few weeks ago, my family were invited to spend the day at Wet’n’Wild Splashtown . It was a actually our first time visiting—and definitely not our last. This place is at the top of the list for Summer family fun! I received complimentary tickets to Wet’n’Wild Splashtown for myself and my family to facilitate this review.  This opinions […]

Spicy BBQ Taco Bowl (Texas Style!)

You’ve all heard the saying “Everything’s bigger in Texas”, right? And, while that may be true, it’s also true that everything is tastier in Texas too! Texas is much more than the country plains and thick accents that most (those who aren’t from the South) think. Texas has a unique culture made of a melting […]

5 Secrets to a Happy Dog

I am a #PurinaPartner and brand ambassador for Beneful. However, all opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. You know it when you see it. There’s no denying it. The sparkle in the eyes, the lapping tongues and wagging tails all indicate a […]

Why Gardening is Important for Children

Gardening is a hobby that involves playing in the dirt, learning new things, and watching your hard work pay off, which makes it a great hobby for children. It combines their love for getting messy, learning from doing, and creating something. Children thrive in an environment that is new, exciting, and gratifying. Children that garden […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

25 Family Random Acts of Kindness

In a world filled with violence, anger, and selfishness, we all need more kindness and love. I love how I feel when I’ve done something kind. It makes me feel great knowing I made someone’s day by doing something kind. It doesn’t have to be extravagant or flashy. Simple acts of kindness make a huge […]

The #1 Ingredient is Real Meat: Beneful’s New Dry Dog Recipe

As most people know by now I am extremely particular about anything Spinna ingests whether it be homemade or commercially prepared. There are very few dog food brands I offer Spinna and few that he actually loves. We look for high-quality products that I can actually feel comfortable feeding him. Just recently my day was […]

5 Reasons to Include Music in Your Child’s Life

Children are not taught to enjoy music; they just naturally gravitate towards it. Whether it’s enjoying toys that make sounds, bouncing while listening to a song, or clapping to the music, it’s a universal reaction. There smiles and obvious enjoyment for music is enough to choose to make music a part of your child’s life, […]