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Tips for Family Game Night Who doesn’t want to spend more time together as a family? I love spending time with the family, but making time for it can be hard. For other families out there, who want to spend more time together, here are tips for putting together a family game night. Plan a consistent date Family game nights always happen, when they are on the calendar. In my family, we always do game night on the second Saturday of the month. This makes it easier than trying to figure out what date family game night is on. Plus,…

 Confessions of a Stressed-Out Mom and a Holiday Miracle Saver Chapter 1 Confessions of a Stressed-Out Mom Raise your hand if you’re tired of being the stressed-out mom over Christmas. I just want to spend time enjoying my kids, not worrying about all the holiday shopping I need to do. I will confess that this holiday season I’m lacking on everything from house cleaning to cooking.  I mean the kids are eating, but they may not be the best choices. I hear them yelling, “Mom can I have Pop Tarts for dinner?” And I’m like sure go right ahead as…

As I head to the gym over the next few weeks, there are certain things I like to bring. During the holidays, it’s easy for me to pack on the pounds, which is why I stay consistent in going to the gym. Check out what I keep in my gym bag. Gym Bag Essentials Extra Clothes When it comes down to my gym bag, I always bring extra clothes with me to change into after a workout and shower.  I like to feel fresh and clean after I workout and extra clothes help me with that. Earbuds Earbuds are a…

Running Tips for Beginners Believe it or not, running makes a great hobby. Not only is it a great way to exercise, help you lose weight, and stay fit, it is also a great stress reliever. It can certainly be tough to get started, but once you get going, and stick with it, you will find that your time running is actually peaceful. It’s also a great way to free your mind of everyday stresses. Start slow Start slowly! This is not a race. Remember that you are just a beginner and that it takes time to build your…

How to Have a Star Wars Holiday with Barnes &Noble Are you a Star Wars fan? I don’t know about you, but I’m in love with everything Star Wars. In fact, I walked into Barnes & Noble and I was blown away by all the Star Wars items they have. I was like a kid in the candy store in the Star Wars aisle playing with all of the toys. If you have Star Wars fans on your list, then check out my favorite items. POP Star Wars: SW – The Last Jedi-Porg You need to add this Porg POP to…

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Mini Babybel®.  3 Reasons Why I Love Mini Babybel® There is just something special about peeling Mini Babybel cheese from the package. I can’t be the only one that thinks so because they have been named the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disneyland Resort in California and Disney Cruise Line. It’s an exciting time for Disney lovers, but also for every cheese lover out there. It tastes great If you have ever had Mini Babybel then I don’t need to convince you on how amazing it…

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. I am not a morning person at all, but as a mom I have to get up at the crack of dawn Monday – Friday to get my 3 kids out the door for school. Chaotic it is every single morning. From repeatedly waking kids up to hearing “I have homework” 15 minutes before the bus arrives. Then there is 5 minutes left and you realize no one has had breakfast yet. You panic, running around your kitchen trying to…

Cowabunga! A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Party is perfect for the birthday kid to show off their ninja skills, eat some pizza, dress up and play some fun Ninja Turtle games. And with the new Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady now out on DVD is also a great addition to add into the mix. TMNT fans will love these Must-Have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Ideas in the list provided below. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Party Ideas Tableware Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party Supplies Pack Including Cake & Lunch Plates, Cutlery,…

Holy Cow! It’s Back to School time already. Where did the summer go? Whether we are ready or not we have to face it and go back to reality. Start with an annual eye exam for the kids so they are prepared for the first day. One place we love to go is VisionWorks. Not only do you get the best service ever but the exams and glasses are affordable with many trendy styles to choose from. And get this….most glasses are done in an hour. So while waiting for the glasses, you can go have lunch, do some Back…

This post is sponsored by Tradewinds and Mom It Forward. All opinions are my own. It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to end. Pretty soon there will be no more sleeping in, laid back schedules, and endless fun. It will be back to reality before we know it when school starts but we will remember those summer memories forever. This summer ended up being busier than I imagined and we traveled more than ever. I have to say that this was the best summer by far and there is still a bit of time left for more adventures.…