Back To School Meal Ideas

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I honestly can’t believe that summer is almost over. You may have read my earlier post where I was sighing about back-to-school shopping. I have truly enjoyed having Kora & Logan around all summer and it will be so quiet around here when they go back. The good news is they are incredibly excited for […]

Do You Underestimate The Time Your Children Spend On Digital Devices?


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of MomCentral #MC for the American Optometric Association. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation School days, school days . . . Time to get your eyes checked! I know that’s not how the song goes, but it is fitting. Summertime is ending, and […]

2 Young Kids, 1 Very Large Puppy Vs. Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner

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I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Rug Doctor. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. With a 7- and 8-year old and a very large puppy who just turned a year old, our poor carpets have seen better days. We have carpet in our living and […]

Top 10 Educational Apps For Kids

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As a tech blogger, I have tried out hundreds of apps and many of those have been for kids. Kora & Logan both have tablets and while we regulate how much time they spend playing on them, when they do I make sure to keep them full of educational apps. There are an amazing number […]

Easy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

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As a busy mom I’m always looking for quick and easy ways to serve delicious meals for our family. Kora & Logan are very active and involved in a number of different sports and activities and once school starts we get really crunched for time in the evenings. That’s why I was excited to be […]

Getting Ready For Back To School…Sigh

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I cannot believe that I’ve been shopping with Kora & Logan for back to school items. They start school in less than 4 weeks. This summer has flown by. We’ve been incredibly busy and have had lots of fun but truthfully I don’t want it to end. Kora & Logan think otherwise. While they have […]

Balance Bar Summer Shape Up Challenge & Gift Card Giveaway

Balance Bar Summer Shape Up Challenge

I must admit that I spent much of winter, most of spring, and even some of this summer as quite a blob. I love health & fitness and I enjoy making healthy, delicious recipes, and working out and getting in shape but I’ve really struggled this year. I blame the frigid winter we had. Here […]

Profits With A Purpose & The American Century Golf Championship

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One of my favorite things about being a blogger is learning about the charitable hearts behind various companies and events. That’s why I’m excited to work with American Century Investments to tell you about Profits with a Purpose and The American Century Golf Championship. In 1958, Jim Stowers, Jr. founded American Century Investments to help people […]

Happy Belated Anniversary To Us!

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Saturday was our 11th wedding anniversary! I can’t believe we have been married for 11 years. Time sure flies when you are having fun, right Tired Dad Dave? We spent our anniversary pretty low key this year. We were able to grab a few great moments together throughout the day and had fun chatting and […]

Travelling This Summer? Have Your Credit Card Work For You.

Holiday Travel

Summertime is hands down our favorite time of the year. The kids are out of school and we love to sneak in a quick road trip. Our favorite in the past was a trip down to Charleston, SC for an extended family reunion. It was a blast and provided some amazing memories that the kids […]

Why You Should Wear A Smartwatch Too

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I am a techy nerd. I love keeping up with new technology and as a Verizon Wireless #VZWBuzz Blogger I love having an opportunity to keep up with the times! Recently we have had an opportunity to review Samsung’s latest smartwatch, the Samsung Gear 2. Wearing it took a little getting used to, but I quickly […]

Bring Skylanders Characters To Life On Blippar For A Chance To Win & Prize Pack Giveaway

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Do you know what augmented reality is? It’s a very cool way to combine the real world with the virtual. Kora and Logan have been playing with a few apps that feature augmented reality and I’m always amazed at how much it encourages them to use their imagination. That’s why I’m excited to work with […]