Hope for Education

He Named Me Malala, a Touching Story of Bravery and Strength

On October 9th the film, He Named Me Malala will be opening in theaters nationwide.  This inspiring story is about a girl who at a young age began fighting for the rights of girls to be allowed an education in Pakistan.  In fact, she became such a strong advocate to this cause, that the Taliban put a death threat against her life.   When she was only 14, a gunman entered the bus Malala was taking … [Read more...]

After school gaming #Minecraft

Minecraft Super League Gaming in Denver, CO

When I first heard my children talking about Minecraft, I couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about.  As a matter of fact, most of our conversations would leave me feeling confused as to why they would want to play this game at all.  They had never been into Legos and from the way they would describe building things out of blocks, it kinda sounded like Legos to me, just in game … [Read more...]

Making Technology work

Positive Parenting Techniques in the Digital Era

It can be frightening for parents to read the headlines or hear the nightly news when we are constantly confronted with negative and terrifying stories about technology gone wrong. We hear of cyberbullies, sexual predators, sexting gone viral, and more. While we knew parenting wasn’t going to be easy, many of us weren’t prepared for raising digital natives. Thankfully, technology can enrich our … [Read more...]

Violet iodine breast discomfort

Ladies, Did You Know Breast Discomfort is Not Normal?

There are so many things about being a woman that give me reason to celebrate, however, being a woman also comes with a few negatives that I would trade any day.  It's no surprise to any woman that at least once a month our lives are put on hold because of discomforts associated with menstrual periods.  The problem with that is for many like myself, the discomfort last much longer than that.  For … [Read more...]

#HillshireSnacking on the go

Grab and Go Snacks with Hillshire Snacking

I have always heard that the most important meal of the day is breakfast, so I usually try to start off my morning with foods that are a good choice for my body.   Though I will be honest, I am not much of a breakfast person, which makes this hard to do at times.  I have also realized that no matter what I eat for breakfast or lunch, I can't seem to get away from snacking, which is where I … [Read more...]

Vera Wang Embrace Collection

Embrace Yourself with the Vera Wang Embrace Perfume Collection

The scent of a woman is a very personal thing.  It says something about who we are, which is why deciding on the perfect scent that says "Hello World this is me!", can be a real challenge. The possibilities available are endless, making it even harder to walk into a store and grab the ideal smell for yourself on the first try.  What normally happens is after a spritz here and a spritz there, … [Read more...]


The MUTTS Winter Diaries Comics GIVEAWAY

The treasured characters in the MUTTS comics have a special charm to kids and adults of all ages. The friendship, warmth, and humor between characters that are seemingly unlikely matches create a special dynamic that will warm your heart. The graphic novel style collection of the MUTTS diaries introduces some of the cast members through a variety of their most popular comic strips. With winter … [Read more...]

RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

Is Your State Causing Your Wrinkles? It Just Might Be!

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for RoC Skincare.  I received product to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I'm very much a believer in the phrase "beauty begins on the inside", but I'm also not against doing what I can to feel beautiful on the outside as well.  I now realize that looking my best on the outside … [Read more...]


Purina Pro Plan #MenandCatsContest

Do you know an extraordinary man with a cat? Purina Pro Plan is shredding perceptions of both traditional cat food and who typically loves cats by launching the Purina Pro Plan #MenAndCatsContest to celebrate the new Savor Shredded Blend. Purina Pro Plan is working to change the perception of dry cat food by introducing Savor Shredded Blend, an all-new mealtime experience that combines … [Read more...]

Data Done Right Virgin

Divvy up Data with Data Done Right Plans at Walmart

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Virgin Mobile USA which is one of Sprints prepaid brands.  I received two Virgin Mobile smartphones to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Most families have someone that is lovingly referred to as a data hog.  In my family that person is usually me.  Yep, I own it!  However … [Read more...]