How I Find Beauty In Making My Kids Smile #BeautyIs


I looked at what #BeautyIs to me as part of a sponsored post for Global Influence.  Regardless, all opinions are my own. Growing up a Southern girl, I had very specific ideas about what beauty is.  Now don’t laugh but I always perceived beauty to be big hair, full makeup and perfectly picked wardrobes.  I (Continue Reading…);

Easy Kid’s Craft: Paper Roll Binoculars

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With my older son back in school and my little one home half days, I’ve been looking for fun ways to encourage creativity.  My little guy is always up for craft projects and while he has no problem heading to the craft cabinet and creating his own, I’ve been working on finding more projects for (Continue Reading…);

Nourishing My Picky Eater with Enfagrow!


My three year old is pretty pick when it comes to food.  After many sleepless nights worrying if he was getting the nutrition he needed, I was thrilled at the opportunity to try out Enfagrow Toddler Next Step as part of this sponsored post program.  You see, I’ve spent endless hours trying to come up (Continue Reading…);

Easy Side Dish: Crunchy Bacon & Broccoli Slaw


Being a true Southern girl, slaw is a favorite in my home.  Just think about it – you can put it with burgers, barbeque, hotdogs and more.  But it doesn’t stop there.  You can also use it as a side for chicken or fish….or just about anything else.  In fact, the simple truth about slaw (Continue Reading…);

Make Your Own Acrobatic Paper Airplane {Video Tutorial}


Having two boys, I’ve had to learn quite a few little boy things.  You see, even with their age differences they both love grabbing a piece of paper, sitting down and creating a paper plane that does amazing tricks.  And being able to help them do that is important to me.  But here’s the thing. (Continue Reading…);

Creating an Effective Morning Time Routine for Your Preschooler #Moms4JNJConsumer


This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Ahhh, school is back in session. (Continue Reading…);

Sweet Southern BBQ Sauce Recipe


Growing up in North Carolina, one thing that I know is good BBQ.  In fact, as a little girl my daddy always took my to BBQ restaurants and let me try the different sauces. Since very early on I was a ketchup based sauce fan.  I love the sweetness of it as opposed to the (Continue Reading…);

15 Fruity After School Snacks

15 Fruity After School Snacks

Happy Labor Day ya’ll!  As everyone knows, today is the unofficial end of summer and that means kiddos everywhere will be back in school.  So when asked me to partner with them for a sponsored post about fun after school snack ideas, I thought the timing was perfect! You see, I struggle with having (Continue Reading…);

How to Style Target Boy’s Jeans for Casual Friday Success #TargetBacktoSchool


School started back for my kids this week and while this has triggered days filled with excitement, it’s also been slightly stressful. I’ve had to check and re-check supplies and ensure that everything on their list was loaded into the bags. I’ve ironed uniforms and helped with new hairstyles. But one thing that I didn’t (Continue Reading…);

How to Survive the 1st Month of School and a Fun Printable


School is officially back in session in our home and while I’ll admit that I’m kind of enjoying the quiet, I’ll also say that it’s been an adjustment for both me and the kids after being together all summer long.  Over the past week I’ve found myself looking up from my work expecting to see (Continue Reading…);