California Wine Club : Month Three : Holiday Wines Review

This is our third and final month of shipments from The California Wine Club (you can view review one here and review two here). If you remember, I’ve mentioned several times that we are not very knowledgeable when it comes to wine, so we were excited to try a few bottles of some premium wines (normally we would stay in the $5-$10 range when buying one on our own). We’ve had the opportunity to try a variety of white and red wines and now have a … [Read more...]

Family Movie Night : Game of Your Life : Airs Friday December 2 @ 8/7 CST

Wal-Mart and P&G have teamed up again for another Family Movie Night. This Friday December 2, 2011 at 8/7 CST Game of Your Life premiers starring Titus Makin Jr., Dana De La Garza, Nathan Kress, Adam Cagley, Lea Thompson, Ric Reitz and Tom Nowicki.    When high school gamer Zach Taylor lands a scholarship to an exclusive video game design program led by billionaire icon Marcu Bentton, his future takes a promising turn… as long … [Read more...]

Winterizing Your Home : Filtrete Allergen Reduction Filters

With winter upon us we are spending more and more time indoors. I start to think about reducing warm air leakage in cracks and gaps around the home. Winterizing your home for cooler temperatures helps not only keep your house warm and safe for family and holiday guests, it can help reduce your energy bills. But did you know that when you seal up your house for winter, indoor air can be give times worse than outdoor air (according to the EPA)? … [Read more...]

Uno Roboto House Rules Party & Review

I have been playing UNO since I was a young preteen. My friends and I would hide in a closet (with the light on) and play UNO all afternoon. Strange as it sounds, it was incredibly fun and we looked forward to it. Mattel has been connecting generations of game lovers and families for four decades now. To mark their 40th anniversary, they have introduced a totally new way to play. This is the same UNO game we have grown to love over the years, … [Read more...]

RSV Awareness : Facts, Symptoms & Prevention

National Prematurity Day was November 17. Did you know that 1,400 babies are born premature in the United States every day and 13 million babies are affected by prematurity around the world? Prematurity is defined as being born before 37 weeks gestation. Two of my children were “almost” premature… by one day. Josh and Emma were both born at 37 weeks. Although Josh was large for his gestation at 8 lbs 11 oz, Emma was tiny (and my smallest) at 7 … [Read more...]

My Final Thoughts & Favorite Features : Whirlpool Duet Washer & Dryer

It’s been almost four months since my Whirlpool Duet set was delivered. After the stars faded from my eyes I found myself deep into my normal laundry routine. With a family of six I do about a load of wash a day. The extra capacity of both the washer and dryer make washing these larger loads a breeze. This is my first front loading set. While waiting for them to arrive I spent a bit of time daydreaming and reading the description on the … [Read more...]

Send Cheer to Military Families with Cheerios : Help the USO

Send Cheer to Military Families with Cheerios this holiday season… It’s such a difficult job to take care of my family of six, and my spouse comes home from work every night. I could only imagine how millions of military families do it with their loved ones serving overseas. When military men and women are called to serve, it’s not just their lives that are effected. Their families must rise to the challenges of service as well. Sometimes a … [Read more...]

O.B. Share It Forward Movement : A Few Clicks Helps Underprivileged Girls

As a woman living in the United States, certain day-to-day conveniences have become such a basic part of our routine that we often take them for granted. The only reason girls in our country might miss school during their cycle might be for cramps. However, for millions of girls in developing countries, sanitary protection is a luxury item and the lack of affordable resources can have devastating lifelong consequences. Can you imagine not being … [Read more...]

Whirlpool Duet: Laundry Troubleshooting with Stain Assist #WhirlpoolMoms

Once upon a time, there was a mom that was overwhelmed with various stains on her children’s clothing. Grass, ketchup, mud, poop… the entire gamut. No matter how much she begged her children to be more careful, the stained clothing predicament didn’t stop. Now the kids just hid the clothing and she didn’t find the stains after after they went through the washer and dryer. Then she met them. The Duet laundry pair. These machines promised to do … [Read more...]

Activia Selects Parfait Review : Dannon Goes Pink with Cups of Hope

About Activia Selects: With new styles such as French, French with Fruit Bites, and Greek, you can satisfy your sweet cravings and help regulate your digestive system by consuming Activia daily for two weeks as part of a healthy lifestyle. Activia Selects contain an exclusive probiotic culture Bifidus Regularis and helps you feel good inside. These silky French and creamy Greek varieties prove nutritious and tasty options for those who have a … [Read more...]