It’s The Thought That Counts | #KleenexCares

Growing up we hear repeatedly, “it’s the thought that counts.” In the moments when others reach out with small gestures or thoughtful words, we recognize the truth behind this phrase. There was a rough patch in our lives when we lost a baby during the second trimester. As I had been a stay at home mom for so long, the “work family” mentality was new to me. There were two girls in particular that I had instantly bonded to when I started working … [Read more...]

Thankful For the Little Things | Softness Worth Sharing | Care Packs #KleenexCares #spon

Thankful For the Little Things | Softness Worth Sharing Over the past few months I have read time and again of my friends homes being ravaged by colds, flu and worse. November is traditionally a month of giving thanks, and I a beyond thankful for the health of my family. I have been blessed with a brood that rarely gets ill. I am hoping beyond hope that Emma will continue this tradition as she embarks on her first year of public school and … [Read more...]

The Sandwich is 250 Years Old! | November is National Bread Month

The Sandwich is 250 Years Old! | November is National Bread Month This year marks the 250th anniversary of the sandwich! There are many reasons to love sandwiches: Sandwiches are one of the easiest, most versatile and convenient ways to make a healthy meal for individuals or families. Bread is the most important ingredient in making a healthy and delicious sandwich; it is the foundation of a great meal any time of day. … [Read more...]

Febreze Home For the Holidays $10,000 Delivery | #win

It's amazing how just one holiday memory can take you home, even when you're far away. Do you know someone who can't be home this holiday season? Tell Febreze your story. Through their Facebook Contest, they'll deliver $10,000 and all the special holiday memories of home to the one lucky winner. All you have to do is share a loved one who can’t make it home this holiday season and tell Febreze about your friend or family member and why he or … [Read more...]

Sharing Halloween Surprises | Kleenex Softness Worth Sharing | FREE Care Packs #KleenexCares

Kleenex has launched a Softness Worth Sharing Initiative. When you purchase specially marked boxes of Kleenex you may redeem your code online to send a care pack to someone special (while supplies last). I found these specially marked boxes at my local Wal-Mart.    I received a few care packs to experience both receiving and giving. The care pack contains a couple of packages of portable Kleenex, hand sanitizer, lip balm, a couple … [Read more...]

Buy A Bundle & Send A Kleenex Care Pack Free | Softness Worth Sharing | #KleenexCares

It has been one of my goals with all four of my children to teach them the importance of sharing and thinking beyond yourself by putting others first. We have given food to the local food mission, purchased toys for needy children during the holidays and donated some of our household items (and toys in the case of the children) to a local charity. Kleenex brand, America’s softest tissue, knows that moments of unexpected thoughtfulness make … [Read more...]

SoundFreaq Sound Step Recharge Compact Audio System With Bluetooth Review

SoundFreaq Compact Audio System With Bluetooth Review Our family spends a great deal of time in the kitchen and dining area. We love to turn on music for subtle background noise as well as nice and loud to dance/giggle/sing along while we are cooking. We’ve tried a few sound systems for the kitchen but have moved them out because they are either too large or it inconvenient to use. Most of our music is stored either on our laptops, phones or … [Read more...]

vTech Innotab 2 Learning App Tablet For Kids Review

Ethan has recently started asking if he can use Mommy’s iPad. Because Mommy does not want to share her tablet, I was excited to let him try the vtech InnoTab 2. Out of the box the InnoTab 2 has a nice solid feel. The rubberized edges are there to help absorb shock for when the kids drop it (I say when because they will and Ethan already has). The camera flips/rotates to the front or back making it fun for self portraits, taking pictures … [Read more...]

Barilla Microwaveable Meals | A Healthier Quick Fix Meal

Barilla Microwaveable Meals | A Healthier Quick Fix Meal My husband and oldest daughter spend a majority of their time during the week away from home. My husband at work and my daughter at work/college classes. We are a brown bagging family and try to fix healthier on-the-go options, but on occasion we forget to plan ahead and need something to grab in a minutes notice. Fortunately we recently received this assortment of Barilla’s shelf … [Read more...]

Send Them Back To School With Sams Clubs College Supplies | iHome Alarm Clock

The school year is already in full swing and we’ve gone through the back to college shopping trips. Having a child in college changes your shopping lists considerably, especially if they live away from home. Between shopping for my kindergartener, my sophomore in high school and my college student my checkbook takes a beating! Sam’s Club helps take the stress out of heading back to class with all of the necessities your teen needs. They have a … [Read more...]