Tips & Tools to Get Children Refocused on Reading: Infographic


This post is brought to you by Chronicle Books. Reading is a really important part of my family’s life. When my older kids (15 & 11) weren’t able to read on their own when they were younger, I would read to them every night. Then, when they could read on their own, my husband and I made a rule that every school night, they had to read for about 30 minutes. At first they didn’t like that we were “forcing” {Read More}

15 Thanksgiving Centerpieces #SCBlogHop


It’s almost that time of year where we all start planning our Thanksgiving menus, inviting our friends & family to share the wonderful food with us & then sit down to enjoy a wonderful meal. Now, we all know it doesn’t always go smooth or go the way we envisioned it but planning & preparation is key. One thing you can do to make the day special is to decorate your table and make it inviting for your guests. I {Read More}

Ever wanted to make a Facebook book? Now you can with Likebook – Review


As a Mom of three, I post a lot of pictures on Facebook of holidays, first days of school, family outings and more. Since most of my family and friends are on Facebook, I don’t print them out like I used to when I had my old non-digital camera. Recently, when I went looking for a picture that my daughter needed for school, I realized that I don’t have a copy of any of the recent pictures I have taken {Read More}

Allstate: Good Hands for the #GoodLife


This post brought to you by Allstate. All opinions are 100% mine. Allstate Insurance has a new vision. Allstate believes that an insurance company shouldn’t just wait for something bad to happen and then swoop in to help. They want to make a promise to use their good hands to do more good in the lives of the people that they are helping to protect. That’s where the Allstate Good Life thought comes in. Allstate wants to do things like forgive someone {Read More}

Netflix – Fun & Entertainment for the Whole Family


*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX. All thoughts & opinions are my own* We have been members of Netflix forever, it seems. I don’t remember when we first started using Netflix but it was at least ten years ago. My kids (14, 10 & 5) don’t know a time before Netflix, it’s just a normal thing for us to say “Let’s turn on Netflix!” Actually, since Netflix has such great shows to watch, we {Read More}