RAVPower Element 5600mAh External Battery Pack Review


  Note: I received a RAVPower Element 5600mAh External Battery Pack to review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and my daughter’s. If you’re like me, then you probably have your phone on you at all times. I realize that not everyone is on email and Twitter and Facebook and Instagram quite as much as […]

Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slippers Giveaway

nature's sleep slipper giveaway

This review and giveaway is brought to you by Nature’s Sleep. Although I received a pair of Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slippers to review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. When I was a little girl, I was a ballerina. I spent hours each day dancing on my feet…and they took a beating. I […]

How to Embed Video from Your YesVideo Library


  I have a long-standing friendship with YesVideo. I was a happy YesVideo customer before I was asked to be an ambassador, and I have maintained a friendly relationship with them even after my ambassadorship ended. While this post is sponsored by YesVideo, I want to stress that I am a loyal customer first. And […]

Patronus Charmballa Bracelet by Joseph Nogucci

  Note: I received the Patronus Charmballa bracelet by Joseph Nogucci to review and post my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own. We are pretty huge Harry Potter fans at our house, but none of my kids are bigger fans than my 14 year old daughter, Necco. She was the one who, after seeing […]

Medieval Times – Amazing Entertainment for the Whole Family

medieval times Maryland

  Note: We were given tickets to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Maryland (just outside of Washington DC) for our family. All thoughts and opinions – and photos – are my own. As any mother knows, it is tough to find activities that cater to multiple kids of varying ages. If we take the […]

Goldfish My Way – Customized Goldfish Packages for Special Occasions

goldfish my way

  Please note: I received a complimentary set of Goldfish My Way¬†customized party favors for my youngest son’s 8th birthday last month and have an ongoing compensated relationship with Goldfish Smiles, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.   If I dare take my youngest son to the grocery store, he almost always begs […]

The Body Electric – Book Review

Body Electric

Note: I received an early copy of The Body Electric by Allie Duzett for review, which is officially released today (May 14, 2013). No compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own. When I first moved into this area, I met a mother with older kids that I admired. As a young mother […]

Birthday Party #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

blue bunny birthday party

Reese turned 10 last month. We had to wait for a few weeks after her birthday to have her party, but it was worth the wait. Reese is at such a funny age – that in-between stage where she stops being a little girl and starts becoming a young woman. It’s kind of driving me […]

2013 Mazda5 Grand Touring Review

2013 mazda5 grand touring

When I drove the Mazda5 Grand Touring for the first time, I pulled into the grocery store parking lot and turned to my daughter and commented that the car felt really familiar. A quick text confirmed that my sister owns a Mazda5…so we’ve had plenty of experience piling kids and bags into the back. So […]

Hyundai Introduces the New 2013 Santa Fe in Park City

New Hyundai Santa Fe

Last weekend, Hyundai invited me and a handful of bloggers to Park City, Utah, to experience the new 2013 Santa Fe. The Santa Fe is a CUV (crossover utility vehicle) with capacity to seat 5 to 7 passengers. The 2013 five-passenger Santa Fe Sport began arriving at Hyundai dealerships in August, with the long wheelbase […]