#unstoppablemoms 2014

Why Were You #UnstoppableMoms in 2014?

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. This year I have learned that being unstoppable starts at the beginning of each day.  From the moment my feet hit the floor I have to be ready to go.  I … [Read more...]

Walmart To Go Delivery

The Holidays are Easier with Walmart Grocery To Go

As a participant in the Walmart Grocery to Go program, I received a personal invite and payment for my time and efforts in creating this post. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of shopping before the Thanksgiving holiday understands what a special treat that can be.  NOT!!  It is actually one of the things that I dread the most.  Stores are always crowded with people rushing to grab the last … [Read more...]

Aboard the Santa Express

Santa Express Train: Take a Ride on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Our family continued our holiday tradition this past Saturday with our 5th year aboard the Santa Express Train out of Canon City, CO.  Just a quick 2 hour drive outside of Denver, the Royal Gorge Railroad is transformed into a magical ride to the North Pole.  With an amazing 30,000 lights that adorn the fun decorations, this experience is one for the entire family to enjoy. Each year as the … [Read more...]

Mini Jambox Giveaway

Give the Gift of Music with Mini Jambox by Jawbone #Giveaway

I love music, but my biggest problem is that I am constantly on the move.  Whether I am in the shower, working outside in the yard or in my office, I prefer to do everything while listening to music.  Unfortunately, the speaker on my phone is not enough.  I have gone through inexpensive wireless speakers and have not been happy with the quality of the sound.  I have also had expensive models that … [Read more...]

Penguins of Madagascar Movie

Dreamworks Animation Penguins of Madagascar Giveaway

My children are already looking forward to the new movie from Dreamworks Animation hitting theaters just in time for Thanksgiving.  If you have children then you are probably familiar with the lovable and often meddlesome Penguins of Madagascar.  And now these guys are back and taking over the big screen in their own feature film called, Penguins of Madagascar. I'll admit it, I have seen … [Read more...]

LG OLED Television #HintingSeason

The LG OLED TV at Best Buy: Give the Gift of Entertainment

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. I am not sure where I get my love for technology, but there is something about home entertainment systems that calls to me.  Perhaps it's because I am older, so the changes that have taken place over the years simply amaze me.  Back in the day, I thought my … [Read more...]

Barnes & Noble Discovery Weekend #BNDiscovery

Barnes & Noble Discovery Weekend: Time for Some Fun

There is no point in denying that the holidays are upon us.  Next week is Thanksgiving and then before you know it, the big man in the red suit will be showing up with gifts galore.  Of course, sometimes he may need a little assistance from the moms and dads of the world.  This weekend I have a great place to visit in order to start tackling those holiday shopping lists, Barnes & … [Read more...]

Dr. Cocoa for Children

Dr. Cocoa for Children: Medicine Made with Real Cocoa

If you have a child there is a good chance that child hates to take liquid medicine. In our family we have battled to get medicine into our children time and time again. My grandmother, my mother, myself and my daughter all struggle with the taste. I disliked them so much when I was growing up, that at times my mother would literally have to sit on me to get the job done. It was unpleasant for me … [Read more...]

VSL#3 Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle Recipe: IBS-Friendly and Delicious!

I love giving gifts and I love to cook, so when I am able to combine the two it makes me happy. Unfortunately, with allergies and other health ailments cooking for others can sometimes be a challenge. A very common diagnosis for some people is called IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. When a person suffers from IBS making healthy diet choices is of the utmost importance. Since I know several … [Read more...]

Santa Express Train

Start Your Own Family Tradition with the Santa Express Train!

One of the things I love about the holidays are the family traditions that go along with them.  It gives you something to look forward to each year and that's always exciting. A family tradition that we started in 2009 is taking a ride on the Santa Express Train out of Canon City, Colorado.  It's an amazing trip for the holiday season and it doesn't hurt that they have the best tasting sugar … [Read more...]