Start Your Clean Bum Bathroom Routine | $1.50 Cottonelle Coupon | #LetsTalkBums #spon

Many thanks to Cottonelle for sponsoring today's story, and keeping my bum clean! Have you ever changed a baby’s diaper? No? Yes? Imagine the process with me here for a minute. Open diaper. Cringe. Maybe Gag. If you are my husband, dry heave a little. Reach for the moist bum wipes. Clean bum with the moist wipe. Place clean diaper under baby. Open tapes on the diaper and secure front to back without leaving gaps for … [Read more...]

What Having Babies Did to My Body | #PoisewithSAM

I am writing about my experience with Poise Microliner as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #PoisewithSAM Becoming a mom has always been my dream. I can remember dreaming of my children at the ripe old age of 10. I dreamed of the sweet new baby smell, the snuggles, the nursing, the baby wearing. I dreamed of the joy seeing baby roll over, sit up, crawl and walk for the first time. I dreamed of hearing Momma, Dadda and I love … [Read more...]

No More What’s That Smell? | Tide Simply Clean and Fresh with Baking Soda

 This post brought to you by Global Influence. All opinions are my own. If you’ve ever opened a gym bag that belongs to a teenage boy, you will totally understand what I’m about to tell you. My son is 17. He is a physically active guy. He loves to work out, plays soccer for the high school, runs on occasion and works outdoors at the local amusement park in the games department (yes, even in 100 degree weather). All of these situations … [Read more...]

Home Collection by Post-it® Brand, Scotch® Brand and Command™ Brands

Home Collection by Post-it® Brand, Scotch® Brand and Command™ Brands is Organizing My Kitchen and My Life We have been using Post-it® Products in our household for years. I use them to help remember a brain storm or important events like doctor’s appointments and field trips. I actually can’t remember back to when we didn’t have Post-it® Notes in our house. I was recently made aware of the new Home Collection by Post-it® Brand, Scotch® Brand … [Read more...]

Duracell GoPower Day Trip and Long Haul Battery Backup

Are you always on the go? We rely on our smart phones a lot whether it's for business, personal, or keeping track of our schedules. When on the go I often find myself on the hunt to find somewhere to plug in so the worst doesn't happen… a dead battery! I was sent the GoPower Day Trip and the GoPower Long Haul to try for myself. Both of these portable batteries are so compact and light that you can take them literally anywhere with … [Read more...]

12 Musical Titles Available on Netflix | #StreamTeam

12 Musical Titles Available on Netflix My love of musicals started back when I saw my first drive in movie... The Jungle Book. Although not a “true” musical, it was a musical for kids. As a pre-teen I fell in love with Sandy and Danny in Grease... and so the obsession kicked in. My Barbies performed many a musical during those years and I could probably have recited the words to Grease verbatim if asked. That’s why I was excited to see it on … [Read more...]

The Many Hats of Mom | Give Her the Day Off With Honeybaked

This post brought to you by Honeybaked. All opinions are my own. I have been a mom for 23 years now. Yes, 23 years. We just celebrated my daughter’s birthday last weekend, actually. Having four children ages 5, 7, 17 and 23 has been a huge blessing in my life... and it’s taught me many things. The biggest lessons include: A child’s laughter brightens the cloudiest day. A child’s “I love you” can cause goose bumps & bring you to … [Read more...]

Biz Stain Fighter Vs Summer Stains | #BizChallenge #ad

This post brought to you by Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator. All opinions are 100% mine. Anyone with children will understand when I mention the term laundry challenges. My Ethan, although turning 6 this summer, still creates some of the hardest laundry stains I’ve ever encountered. We were sent a 32 oz. Biz Liquid bottle to try on our everyday laundry. I have yet to find a stain fighting liquid like this that is effective on my … [Read more...]

2014 American Girl Doll of the Year Isabelle

2014 American Girl Doll of the Year Isabelle Samples provided. All opinions are my own.     Meet Isabelle, American Girls's Girl of the Year! She's an inspired dancer who discovers her own way to shine. Isabelle comes with a book, the story about her life. My Emma loves to read and watch videos about the girls her dolls are formed after. They make the dolls more lifelike for her. As my Emma is a dancer, Isabelle took … [Read more...]

Last Week | BMO Harris Bank Scavenger Hunt | Enter to #WIN $2000 | #BMOScavengerHunt

This post brought to you by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. We were very young when we married. With no real “life experience” I did my best to “manage” our finances (what there was of them lol) and was proud that I got the bills paid and on time. There is so much more to managing your finances, though, than just making sure you pay the bills on time. As we became more aware and … [Read more...]