Febreze Set & Refresh Unit & Refill Packs : Review

Febreze Set & Refresh Unit & Refills As a mom to a teenage boy, I am constantly remarking to him about the odors in his room. Seriously!! One day it smells like butt, the next day a sweaty football player and the next spoiled food. My comments never really seem to make an impact on him… his usual reaction is to say “yeah” and laugh. I’m pretty sure that the combination of his daily soccer practice and his lack of interest in doing his … [Read more...]

Saving Energy, Time & Money With Whirlpool Duet Washer/Dryer #WhirlpoolMoms

Before my new Duet Washer & Dryer pair arrived, I felt overloaded with laundry. With a family of six, it seemed like the laundry was a never ending mountain of stinky, dirty clothes. I tried my best to stay on top of things… a load in the washer each morning, but it always seemed to win the battle. I thought I’d never see the bottom of the laundry hamper. I am happy to say that the clothes are no longer winning the battle. No… I didn’t get … [Read more...]

Teach Your Teens Safe Spending with American Express

Growing up, my parents never had the talk with me. Noooo, not that talk… the talk about safe spending, saving money in an emergency fund, budgeting and not going into debt. The only financial instruction I remember from high school was how to balance a checkbook in accounting. Looking back, it would have been incredibly helpful if someone had mentioned that buying stuff on credit knowing you don’t have the money (just because you want it and … [Read more...]

T.J.Maxx Back To School : Best Finds!

In August 2011, T.J.Maxx and Mom Central Consulting conducted an online survey to find out back to school shopping habits. Did you know: The majority of Moms (60%) do the bulk of their back to school shopping a few weeks in advance. Even though most Moms get a head start on shopping, 25% wait until the last minute About half of Moms shop at 2-3 stores when shopping for back to school items. About 1/3 of Moms prefer to shop at … [Read more...]

#WIN Emergen-C Kidz Vitamin Drink : Review & GIVEAWAY : [CLOSED] : #rafflecopter

I’ve mentioned before on the blog that vitamins play a big role in my everyday life. I take a multi, a sublingual B complex, calcium citrate and a baby asprin (because of a clotting disorder) on a daily basis. My children take chewable multi-vitamins every morning (and if I forget they ask). I haven’t really thought to expand their vitamin regimen until I was offered Emergen-C kidz. Our samples of Emergen-C (in fruit punch, orange and grape) … [Read more...]

Project Me : Next Step : Nature Made Multi-Vitamins

I wasn’t always a vitamin pusher. I have always known they were good for you and I knew I should take them, but it seemed like such a hassle to remember to take them and, heck, they were huge horse pills… right? In 2003 I made a life changing decision to take control of the direction I was going. I was nearing the 400 pound mark on the scale, I didn’t have much energy to play with my kids and just walking up a flight of stairs I would have to … [Read more...]

American Express Prepaid Card : Great for Budgeting, Travel, Kids & More!

Years (and years… I won’t say how many) ago my husband and I would always stop by our bank to pick up Travelers Checks for our vacations/travels. We didn’t have a debit card then or a credit card we wanted to use and cash was just a little too risky. What if we lost it, misplaced it or, heaven forbid, were robbed?  American Express now has a prepaid card that is easily reloadable and perfect for traveling and more. I know we aren’t the … [Read more...]

Family Movie Night : Game Time: Tackling the Past #FamilyMovie

The premiere of Game Time: Tackling the Past is on Saturday, September 3 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT Synopsis Pro football star Jake Walker is living the dream… or so he thinks. The veteran tight end is a fan favorite and on pace to set the all-time receiving yards record that will guarantee him a spot in the Hall of Fame. While working out at training camp, Jake receives an unexpected call from his brother Dean – their father Frank … [Read more...]

Scotch Restickable Shapes & Strips Perfect for Artwork & MORE : Review

Scotch has been a known and trusted brand for dependable adhesive products for years. The new restickable line offers strips, tabs and colored shapes. These offer the same convenience of thumbtacks and sticky putty without leaving behind holes, grease marks or sticky gooey adhesive. As a parent to two teenagers, we have faced (many times) requests to put posters, magazine clippings and original artwork on the wall in their rooms. As a means … [Read more...]

Meet Mattel’s New Fijit Friends!

The commercials are starting and the kids were getting excited to try Mattel’s newest “hot” toy, Fijit Friends. The story of where Fijits friends come from is cute: The Fijit Friends™ were created when a gooey science experiment was brought to life by the power of music! The Fijit Friends™ love to laugh 'til their sides hurt, dance 'til they're dizzy, and just be themselves with their one true bestie! Our Fijit friends Willa and Sage … [Read more...]