Smithfield Garlic and Herb Pork Stir-Fry Recipe

Easy Weeknight Meals with Smithfield #FlavorHailsFromSmithfield

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I’m a big fan of my husband’s cooking. Not because I don’t like to cook, but because I’m pretty terrible at it (kinda). Boil water? Check. Hot Dogs? Check. Spaghetti? It’s a stretch. Anything more complicated? Hahahahahaha. Not a chance. Family meals like Thanksgiving? I’m usually banned from the kitchen altogether to prevent me from ruining the meal. But I’m trying to learn, when my family lets … [Read more...]

11 Reasons To Love Springfree Trampolines Springless Trampoline!

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I'm going to be honest, before I was asked to be a Springfree Trampoline Ambassador I had no idea there was a springless trampoline!  There sure is, and Springfree Trampolines are AWESOME!  I cannot tell you how happy not only happy the kids were for their recent trampoline upgrade, but my husband and I are trilled to know our kids are jumping on the worlds safest trampoline. … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Parents To Get Ready For Back To School

Plus, Enter To Win 1 of 5 Walmart Gift Cards

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This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions, and love for Walmart and Hello Kitty are my own. Soon the kids be heading back to school, but first parents have to get the kids back in their school routine, go back to school shopping, and get back in a routine themselves.. Getting back in school mode isn't always easy - for parents!  It's not always easy to get yourself, much less the … [Read more...]

25 College Dorm Room Ideas

25 College Dorm Room Ideas

I cannot believe we are already talking about going back to school, and college dorm room ideas, but we are, and my niece will be leaving for college this year.  She is so excited, nervous, and excited, lol.  My poor sister-n-law is a mess, but she has been doing a great job focusing on things her daughter is going to need for dorm room life.  25 College Dorm Room Ideas Dorm … [Read more...]

How To Raise Money For Kids Soccer Teams

Use Social Networking For Good and Raise Money For Kids Soccer Teams.

How To Raise Money For Youth Soccer Teams

Children from all over the world love to play soccer.  It's a great sport for both their physical and emotional wellbeing will benefit from playing the sport.  I played soccer as a child, and now I get to watch my children play soccer.  From watching my kids practice to helping them raise money for kid's soccer I am happy I can be part of it.  Speaking of raising money for … [Read more...]

Train Safety: Meet The Train Your Brain Mascot, Brainy

Train Safety: Meet The Train Your Brain Mascot, Brainy

Train safety is a bigger issue than you might think. Did you know that about every three hours in the United States, someone is hit by a train? What a startling statistic! The good news is that railroad companies such as Norfolk Southern are trying to shrink startling statistics like these. They’ve implemented a public safety campaign, titled “Train Your Brain,” to train the general public to … [Read more...]

Tips for Picking Out the Best Games for Your Family Game Night

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Family game night is something that I honestly plan on instilling for 2015. You might ask why I don't start now and the fact remains that I still have one that is not quite old enough and trying to juggle a toddler while trying to play games is something that I just do not do well. I do think that 2015 is going to be an amazing new year for us filled with lots of fun thanks to innovative companies … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Keep Your Kids Active All Summer Long

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Summer time is one of the hardest time as a stay at home mom in my opinion. While it is the most challenging time, it is also my absolute favorite time because it means that I am going to get to spend all of my time with my amazing children. The toughest challenge that I have is with keeping them active. Let's face it in this iPad, video game, and phone obsessed world children are just not as … [Read more...]

6 Things We Love About Zazzle.com!

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What an awesome time of the year this is for me. As you know two very special events are in the month of June, school graduation & Father’s day. If your family is a big as mine then you have a couple of children that will be stepping forward in life through graduation and a couple of dad’s that deserve to be acknowledged for all they do. I love to shop that’s a given, but when I have two or … [Read more...]

Quality Family Fun With Drop Shot From Plasmart!!

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The amount of time children & parents spend on the internet, watching TV or sitting in front of a game box is rising daily. Family fun & quality time is the most important thing in a child life! It’s a proven fact that productive & happy adults are the result of their parents spending time with them. I go out of my way to spend quality time by having lots of family fun with my … [Read more...]

Two Ways to Wear Our Favorite Kohls Family Fashion Finds

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I will be honest that I love Kohls, as if you didn't know that already about me, but in case you didn't I thought that I would state it again. I recently was talking to the company about the opportunity to really showcase how they have everything that the family needs. I was given the challenge to pick out one item for each member of our family and to share with my readers two ways to wear each … [Read more...]

23 Things To Do With Your Teen Daughter

23 Things To Do With Your Teen Daughter

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Spending time with you daughter is important, searching for things to do with your teen daughter can be a little more difficult.  Catie and I do a lot together, and I feel truly blessed we are able to maintain a healthy relationship through her teen years.  Our relationship is … [Read more...]

Efficiency – A Working Mother’s Must Have

Efficiency A Working Mother’s Must Have

Mother’s day, stay at home mother's, working mother's it doesn't matter they are busy and they are awesome.  It has a nice ring to it. As a child, it’s a special day to say “thanks” to mom for everything she has done.  And, for many of us, as parents, receiving a special card from a would-be Hallmark artist in the house, or getting a wake-up breakfast in bed from a miniature hotelier who … [Read more...]

I Got My #Moems On, Will You Join The Fun and Get Your’s On Too?

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of MetLife Foundation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and MetLife needs your help honoring moms with a charitable donation.  Man, it fills my heart with joy to see all these large corporations doing such amazing things on our mom’s special day.  Do you have about two minutes to spear … [Read more...]

Are You An Online Shopping Fanatic? 3 Top Online Shopping Tips!

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Ok so I admit I’m addicted to shopping online!! I just can’t seem to help myself when it comes to getting a great deal for products I use on a daily basis. Then to have it shipped to my front door is fantastic!! With gas being a whopping $4.18 a gallon here in California, driving all around to different stores and malls burns a lot of gas which means less money for me to spend shopping!! Now don’t … [Read more...]

What is The World’s Toughest Job? Happy Mother’s Day!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cardstore. WOW, being a mom is hard work, or any parent for that matter.  There are moms and dads who are together, moms raising children alone, dads raising children alone, and so many other types of parents out there, it’s hard to say my job is harder than yours because I am a mom.  In my opinion, being a parent is hard, but … [Read more...]

Mrs. Fields #Nibblers Chocolate Chip Cookie Pudding Parfait

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Vayda has been asking me to make her a chocolate and vanilla pudding parfait for a while now, but I have been on a diet, and have not made cookies in a while.  I feel bad, because I do allow my kids to have cookies and things in moderation.  Since I have been on my diet, I have stopped doing those things for them, and honestly didn’t realize it until they asked me if I was mad at … [Read more...]

Seven Reasons My Father Is My Hero! Help #KeepTheGoodGoing

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New York Life for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My goal is to be an amazing parent to my children, the way my parents were to me.  I want to keep the good going for generations to come.   Keep Good Going: My Grandfather Do you have someone in your life who has inspired you, a tradition that has been passed down from … [Read more...]

As Seen on TV Products What Shines and What Falls Short

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 So Many Surprises and So Much Fun I am sure if you have children that there are certain television commercials where your children become very animated. In our house these favorite commercials usually end with our children jumping up and down and screaming “I want that”....ALL DAY LONG!   The As Seen on TV brands are some of their favorite commercials because they offer such unique … [Read more...]

5 Things My Son Loves About The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes: Mutagen Mayhem

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 The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Back Again in Mutagen Mayhem which had a Release date of March 11, 2014 I can not begin to express how thrilled Huxley (my four year old) was when we received Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Mutagen Mayhem to review. He jumped up and down and begged to watch it soon after it had arrived.  You can purchase your own copy for just $9.99 from Target. … [Read more...]