Protect Your Children & Your Peace of Mind with Net Nanny {Plus Exclusive 20% Off Coupon Code} #MomMixer


Technology comes with manyadvantages and while we can all appreciate the convenience of what modern day tech offers our family, I think as parents we can also agree that a lot of caution needs to be exercised with our children and the Internet. It's a whole new world out there for parents. Our parents certainly didn't have this worry! Today's … [Read more...]

Where I Ask A Dog Expert How to Stop Maisie from Peeing On the Carpet

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So puppy training is going as well as to be expected lately... Maisie loves to chew pretty much anything she can get her little puppy teeth on. Our arms, the trim in the kitchen, toys and more. Here's a photo I snapped of her yesterday after she destroyed the tennis ball on the end of this pull toy. She's such a little nugget! But we love her … [Read more...]

Recipe: Copycat Panera Autumn Soup {Monday Munchies}


One of my FAVORITE lunches this time of year is the Butternut Squash Soup from Panera. It's one of their seasonal soups and I look forward to it every fall. It's so tasty and I love nothing better than sipping it to warm up on a brisk fall day. I'm all over this Copycat recipe that attempts to make the same soup recipe at home. … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading: the life-changing magic of tidying up

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Every time I turn around, I see a friend or another blogger talking about this book -The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing ($10.81). I've been wanting to order it for months and I finally went and did it this week. I sort of already knew much of what the book was about based on other people's … [Read more...]

Join the #ChangeYourChicken Movement


As a former vegetarian for animal rights reasons, this issue is important to me. Read below for a piece from a guest writer on the ASCPA's movement to Change Your Chicken. I think this is an important one. We always, if given the opportunity, buy organic free range chickens but labels aren't always to be believed. See below: Did you know … [Read more...]

Removable Wallpaper from Chasing Paper

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I didn't think I was one for wallpaper but with more and more companies offering removable peel & stick wallpaper and so many gorgeous patterns available, it's an appealing decor option! One company I recently heard about is Chasing Paper and I just adore their wallpaper designs. Check out some of these gorgeous options and the ways they … [Read more...]

Neutrogena: The Only Sunblock We Use {And A Review of Neutrogena Wet Skin} #ChooseSkinHealth


While yes, this is a sponsored post, I'm going to tell you guys the Gods honest truth: Neutrogena is the only sunscreen I use on myself and on my children and that's the way it has been for years. We've tried a lot of sunscreens over the years but the one we've had the most success with is Neutrogena. For starters, Cole (8) used to have really … [Read more...]

5 Months Later: My Raymour & Flanigan Family Room & What’s Next

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Furniture can really change your perception of a room. I am living proof of that with both of my bedroom(2014) and family room (2015)- both of which rooms were redone with Raymour & Flanigan over the course of the last year and a half. The early re-do this year was the family room. And I won't go so far to say that I hated my family room but … [Read more...]

Back to School with @CVS_Extra Gold Emblem’s Abound #CVSHealthierSummer

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Maaaan, how is it August already? This summer is whizzing by faster than a ride on Amtrak's Acela. It's about that time that we need to start thinking about back to school. Gulp! I have to admit, I've really been enjoying having my boys home this summer and I'll definitely miss them when they are back to school in the fall. On my list for August … [Read more...]