Easy and Affordable Teeth Whitening at Home

Easy and Affordable Teeth Whitening at home | Whitening sensitive teeth | Professional Teeth Whitening at Home

Pearly whites are supposed to be white, right?  A few years ago I noticed that my teeth are not quite as white as I would like.  When did my pearly whites turn pearly yellow?  I picked up some over the counter whitening strips, but I could NOT keep them on my teeth!  They fell off EVERY.TIME.  My dentist office offered another option, but I was having trouble wrapping my brain around the price tag.  Fast forward a few years, and I am thrilled to have found Smile Brilliant and had the opportunity to try Smile Brilliant‘s at home teeth whitening process! (P.S. You have a chance to as well – GIVEAWAY BELOW!) Continue reading

Party Planning: Shark Birthday Party

Shark Birthday Party | Swim Party | Food Ideas for Shark Party | Decorations to wow your guests

I’m a super nerd when it comes to planning birthday parties.  Once my kiddos approve a theme, I like to take it to the next level.  This year, we took a bite out of summer with a super cool shark pool party!  It was his first “school friend” party!  It was one of the easier themes that I have done.  Let me tell you why! Continue reading

8 Easy Steps when your Child Throws up

8 Easy Steps to take when your child throws up | What to do what your child vomits | How to handle a kid throwing up | What to do when your baby throws up | Save for reference

Your son or daughter just got sick (possibly all over you), now what?!?  I have been down this road so many times that I have a formula to help them get over it quickly.  Stomach bugs move quickly through children, so you are in luck!  Follow a few easy steps, and they will be back to good health in no time!  Continue reading

The Perfect Gift: Unique and Personalized Song by Songfinch

Birthday gift for all ages | Best artistic present

Anyone else have trouble coming up with unique gifts?  I feel like I used to be REALLY good at giving thoughtful, creative, unique gifts.  As time goes on, I find myself turning to celebrate special occasions with less things and more time.  The gift of time for yourself, friends or family can be one of the most precious things to give in this crazy, busy life.  Time together was the cornerstone of the plans for celebrating my mom’s recent milestone birthday BUT we were lucky enough to find the best gift to make it even better! Continue reading

We are Motherhood: My story of Motherhood and Anxiety

We are the Face of Motherhood

When you think of a new baby what are the first things that come to mind?  Bundles of pink or blue blankets, binkies, tiny diapers, itty bitty zip-front onesies, glowing face of a new mom?  There is so much joy in welcoming a new baby into your family.  After all the flowers wilt and the balloons fall from the ceiling, the reality of the joys and struggles of being a new mom becomes the reality.  Showers become a luxury, sleep is at a premium, and hormones are all over the place.  In today’s world, the pressure on moms is coming from all directions, everyone has the best advice on schedules, feeding, sleeping, swaddling, bathing.  New moms are sorting through advice from all angles while just trying to make a piece of toast.  As a new mom, I remember the overwhelming feeling of doing it the “right way”.  Continue reading

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from a Dad’s Perspective

There is a holiday on the horizon…Father’s Day.  What are you going to get your baby daddy?  Here’s an interview with a dad of young children (my hubby) to give you the inside scoop.  Wondering what they are really thinking (Seinfeld clip on the subject) and what they really want for Father’s Day?  Here is a list of Father’s Day Gift Ideas from a dad’s perspective! Continue reading

The 5 Best Food Blogs You Need to Follow Today

Best Food Blogs You Need to Follow Today - Foodie Blogs -Meal Ideas - Food Bloggers

The secret is out…I love food.  I will never be the most innovative cook, but I love to read others’ ideas on cooking.  Following a variety of food bloggers gives me ideas for healthy dinners, easy snacks, and sinful desserts.  While my husband will remain the cook and baker for the family, I can still be the idea generator.  Here are the 5 best food blogs you should be following! Continue reading

Keeping Memories with Keepy

Keeping Memories with Keepy | Memory Keeper | Organize Kids Schoolwork and artwork | Electronic Organization | Gift Ideas

My kids are growing up WAY too fast!  I want to preserve all the memories, and I found a new tool to help me keep up and stay organized!  Happy Dance!!!  Check out the details below to find out how Keepy can help YOU  (Heads up:  GIVEAWAY opportunity below) be organized and preserve family memories that you can look back on for years to come! Continue reading

Tips and Hacks for Painless Food Prep

Tips and Hacks for Food Prep | Meal Prep | Healthy Eating | Healthy Lifestyle

Meal prep, food prep, whatever you want to call it…it is crucial for surviving a week in my house.  I do NOT want to spend endless hours on the weekend prepping everything, so I cheat.  I prep a few things, and I buy things that are ready for use.  These strategies help to avoid eating out, grabbing unhealthy snacks, and getting out the door on time!  All about survival!!!  Continue reading

Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Review

Smurfs The Lost Village Movie Review

Walking into the theatre to see “Smurfs: The Lost Village” brought a bit of nostalgia.  I watched Smurfs many Saturday mornings as a kid.  I did not remember all the details, but I did remember some basics…Smurfs are blue, there is an evil wizard that has a cat, and there was ONLY one girl Smurf.  It was nice to be reacquainted with the Smurfs (including their cute little mushroom houses), BUT the best part was the updated story line where they introduce more than one girl Smurf! Continue reading