How to Talk to Your Parents About Planning for Retirement

How to Talk to Your Parents About Planning for Retirement I know I usually talk about issues relating to family, kids, fitness, and food, but I wanted to devote some time to talk about my parents - or the moms of our kid’s moms. As such, today’s subject is retirement. Specifically how to talk to your parents about planning for retirement. Given how we are not getting younger, I am sure this is one issue which is increasingly coming up in family … [Read more...]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul | $25 Visa #GIVEAWAY | ends 5/29

This post brought to you by Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul. All opinions are my own. Buckle up for a wild summer. Diary of a #WimpyKid: The Long Haul opens in theaters May 19! In DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL, based on the record-breaking book series, a family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course--thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous. Starring: Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky Welcome to Monday Morning Link Up! This is a great way to spread the word about your giveaways and find a few to enter as well! The rules are simple: 1) Giveaways must be family friendly 2) Check out a few giveaways for yourself! (there is no obligation to enter any) … [Read more...]

How to Maintain Your Furniture With Little Ones in the Home

How to Maintain Your Furniture With Little Ones in the Home You've finally put the last finishing pieces of furniture into your home. It took years to accomplish this because you saved up to buy each piece of high-quality furniture with cash. They complement your home decor and personal style. Investing in expensive furniture may cost more initially, but it stands up to wear and tear, allowing you to keep your carefully selected pieces for many … [Read more...]

Premier Protein | Perfect For After Workout Recovery or ANYTIME!

Samples received. All opinions are my own. One thing I have learned on this fitness journey is that a high protein drink post workout is essential. I work hard during my workouts and want the biggest benefit possible... having a protein shake within 3o-60 minutes post workout is best for muscle repair and growth. I was recently introduced to Premier Protein Shakes and I have to say I am very impressed!  They are available in five … [Read more...]

DIY | Repurposing a Dresser Into A Television Stand

We recently joined the flat screen television generation and parted ways with our huge clutter catching entertainment center. Although the flat screen is mounted on the wall, I still felt like we needed a table of some sort underneath. After a little shopping around we realized that most television stands on the market were very overpriced or cheaply made and wouldn’t last long. That’s when we had to get creative and started thinking about … [Read more...]

Tangled Before Ever After on DVD | Prize Pack #GIVEAWAY | ends 5/12

Tangled Before Ever After Now on DVD After all those years stuck in a tower, everyone's favorite "barefoot princess" yearns to make up for lost time. With the help of her true love Eugene, pals Pascal and Maximus and daring new friend Cassandra, Rapunzel postpones her wedding and royal duties to defy danger and boldly explore life beyond Corona's walls.   Bonus: 4 Tangled Short Cuts Checkmate Prison Bake Make Me … [Read more...]

How to Ditch the Day Job and Travel Full Time

How to Ditch the Day Job and Travel Full Time Are you tired of feeling tied to a desk and getting ready to indulge your inner nomad? You don’t have to commit to a traditional home or job if your heart belongs on the road. Ditching the conventional and exploring a drastically new lifestyle is easier than you think. Eliminate Ordinary Expenses Image via Flickr by aag_photos If you’re ready to commit to full-time travel, one of the … [Read more...]

My Weight Loss Journey | Losing 180 Pounds

My Journey | I Lost 180 Pounds It's crazy for me to believe that it's been 14 years now since I took my most desperate step to take back control of my life. At 367 pounds I felt like I had tried everything in my power to lose weight … EVERYTHING . I tried every fad diet (remember cabbage soup?), I tried programs like Weight Watchers and Nutrisystem, I even tried a year of cardio only at the gym (I went 7 days a week!). With PCOS working against … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for the Tech Kid

Gift Ideas for the Tech Kid The biggest joke these days is, if you don’t know how that gadget works, ask your kid. The thing is, it’s more reality than comedy these days, as kids are immersed in technology far sooner than any of us were growing up. For better or worse, kids are getting more screen time than ever before and, due to the early and often exposure, they are naturally adept at technology. Not only that but also nearly all kids love … [Read more...]