Five Things Your College Bound Student Will Need

Five Things Your College Bound Kid Definitely Needs Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Chevrolet via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Chevrolet. Although my daughter has been in college for a few years now, this is her first year away from home at a University about 90 miles from home. Our back to school shopping list has changed dramatically over the … [Read more...]

Art In A Pinch | Stylish Wall Décor

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pledge via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pledge   If you’re like me, you have (or have had) an overflowing under cabinet full of various cleaning items. You know... a bottle for cleaning glass, one for wood, one for allergens and the list goes on. For the longest time I accepted the notion that I needed a separate … [Read more...]

Pop Secret | 3 Steps For The Perfect Movie Night | Find Your Critic Tool

  Last week I shared about our Family Movie Night routine. All six of us adore watching movies... but prefer not to waste our time on dud movies. There have been several instances my husband has brought a movie home from the local library (love checking out DVDs for free!) without knowing anything about it only to find after only watching 5 minutes of it that it’s a stinker. My husband found the website Rotten Tomatoes a couple of … [Read more...]

The Secret to Movie Night with Pop Secret

One of the things our family agreed on when purchasing the house we are in now is that we would need to create more of our own entertainment at home as a means to try to save a little money. Taking a large family (of four then, now six) to the theater runs upwards of a quarter of our monthly grocery budget! With our house payment increasing, our entertainment budget had to decrease. So when we were offered a chance to try Pop Secret popcorn’s … [Read more...]

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer | American Cancer Society’s Walking Event

  Breast cancer is probably something that has affected you or someone you know. I have not been affected personally, but it has hit close enough to home to make me take notice. I am determined to help the fight so that fewer women and their families have to face this horrific disease in the future. The American Cancer Society feels the same way. Their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to … [Read more...]

Life Is Like A Battleship Game | American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Imagine your life as a Battleship board game. You are the little bitty ship in a sea of bombs coming down. That is how I have felt recently about my life. Each red peg represents a person diagnosed with breast cancer, the boat represents me. The closer to my “boat” the bombs drop the more it rocks my world. About ten years ago (when I was 32) I went in for my annual well woman exam. The visit went as planned including our typical visit … [Read more...]

What’s YOUR Favorite Fridge Food | LG Food Fight | French Door Fridge With Door–in–Door

  With a house full of kids my fridge door is constantly opening and closing. It seems like somebody is always hungry or thirsty. My kids aren’t the only ones that stand with the fridge door open sighing are they? LG has the perfect solution for my problem. Not only is their new French Door Refrigerator a whopping 31 cubic foot (be still my heart... a fridge big enough for my family!) but it also sports the new Door-in-Door feature … [Read more...]

Fathers Day | Sharing My Favorite Memories With Dad

This year my Dad has had several major health issues that have reminded us how important he is to our lives. Thankfully he pulled through his three brain surgeries and the melanoma they found on his shoulder didn’t spread to his lymph nodes. We have been given an extension on our time with him that we are eternally grateful for. The recovery has been a rough one, but our outlook is a positive one. Recently I have been going through my photos and … [Read more...]

Nike Free Run 5.0 Shoes Review | Nike Young Athlete’s Innovation Summit

  As I was unable to attend the conference because of prior commitments, my husband Jason graciously took my place so that Joshua could attend. I recently started to converse with him about the Nike Free Run 5.0 shoes he received at the summit... but after a few minutes we both decided it would be best for him to write about them himself. So here are OurKidsMom’s husband’s thoughts on the Nike Free Run 5.0 shoe... At the … [Read more...]

NIKE Young Athletes Innovation Summit | Update On Joshua’s Day

  Yesterday Joshua (my 15 year old son) and my husband, Jason, flew out to Oregon to visit the NIKE World Headquarters for the Young Athletes Innovation Summit. This was Joshua’s first time flying since he was a tiny baby and he was beyond excited. The experience was great and Josh has a funny story about being stopped for random screening by the TSA. Both of my guys have enjoyed the past two days together. I’m loving the extra … [Read more...]