How to Prepare Your Home for Fall: Healthier “Honey-Do” Lists

How to prepare your home for fall: healthier honey do lists

  I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me. It’s hard to believe that in a matter of weeks we’ll be packing away the shorts and t-shirts and pulling out the pull-overs and scarves. It may be gorgeous, sun-shiny, late […]

Grand Teton National Park #WW


  It has been 2 months now since our cross-country trek from Maryland to Utah (it’s hard to believe it has been that long!) and I am STILL going through photos from our trip for the first time. The beauty and majesty of the Tetons are almost indescribable. I had to hold myself back from […]

#VeryBadDay Is Very Good News #VeryBadDayEvent


  I am excited to make the official announcement that in a week’s time, I will be joining 24 other bloggers in Los Angeles for another incredible Disney movie press event. Although my travel and accommodations are covered for this press event, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Here is what I’m looking forward […]

Bedwetting and Older Children #TRUFITBetterNites

New Goodnites* TRU-fit* underwear

  I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for GoodNites* TRU-FIT*. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. By the time my 5th child was born, I figured I’d seen it all. I had girls and I had a boy, so […]

Provost Academy: The UnVirtual Online School #MyUnVirtualSchool

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  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Provost Academy. All opinions are 100% mine.   This past week, I attended back to school night for 3 of my kids. Before I headed to the middle school, my 6th grade daughter said, “Make sure you meet Mrs. H! She’s my favorite […]

Sponsored: Enjoying Everyday, Even the Ordinary Days #EveryDayMoments


  This post has been sponsored by the American Express Everyday Card, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Could grown-up Soleil Moon Frye be more cute? After watching this video, I think I want to be one of her kids. Author, actress and parenting mogul Soleil Moon Frye tells about the roller coaster […]

Cousin Power! #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  Cousin Power! While the kids and I were in Utah this summer, we spent a lot of time with cousins. My mom and dad have 14 grandchildren between the ages of 17 (almost 18) and under a year. Sadly, not all of the grandkids were together at the same time (we had one group […]

Sponsored: On the Journey to Extraordinary #JourneyOn

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  We are all on a journey to extraordinary. Where is your journey taking you? This post is sponsored by Holiday Inn, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Social entrepreneur Majora Carter is a woman on a mission to end poverty in the US. Watch her inspiring story: “I know what it feels […]

Seven Peaks Water Park Fun #WW


  One of our favorite spots this summer was the water park a block away from my parent’s house. We had so much fun there! I don’t have many pictures because I didn’t bring my camera along, but I wanted to make sure to “memorialize” our time there anyway. And now I’m missing summer… Until […]

Nutella Brownie Bites Recipe

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  You know me. I love a good excuse to bake goodies, especially when those baked treats contain chocolate AND Nutella. When I was trying to think of something I could bake that would be a perfect book club treat (based on this post I did for the book This is Where I Leave You), […]