4 Big Reasons You Shouldn’t be Afraid of Formula

4 Reasons you don't need to fear formula feeding.

This post is sponsored by Similac. All opinions are my own. See below for additional disclosures.  There are so many questions and decisions you have to make as a new parent – and many of them come with hot debates throughout our culture trying to persuade you that their way of thinking is the only right option. Reality is, there is rarely … Continue reading

20 Free Outdoor Family Activities

There are so many fun, and free, outdoor fun you can have together as a family! You're going to love this list of family and kids activities that will create that bond by getting outside together.

I received samples and compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.  Getting the family outside to play and explore together is perfect way to bond and burn energy. I remember spending countless hours outdoors as a kid growing up. But these days, it’s increasingly harder to let our kids play outside without us nearby, and our world is … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Cook With Your Kids #BensBeginners

There are so many reasons to get into the kitchen and cook with your kids, but these are 10 of our favorites! It's a genius parenting trick to calming down the hectic dinner time hour and helps open your kids up to new recipes and healthy eating. Come see the full list!

Preparing dinner can be stressful, busy, and chaotic, but letting your kids into the kitchen with you to help can actually turn around a lot of the chaos around mealtimes. My boys love to get into the kitchen with me and help cook, and today we’ve partnered with Uncle Ben’s to share with you some of the many reasons to … Continue reading

5 Quick & Easy Sensory Activities


Sensory play is a vital part of your child’s growth and development. I’ve learned that the more I engage my children in activities that allow them to touch, taste, smell, see, and hear, the quicker they learn, the happier they become, and the more entertained they stay. That’s why I love to see their minds grow with these 5 Quick & … Continue reading

Helping Your Baby Sleep Through The Night


Boy do I know what it’s like to be a tired momma! My first little boy didn’t sleep through the night once until he was 14 months old. That’s a long time to go without a good sleep. Because my first child had so many difficulties sleeping, when I had my second child, I was determined that she would sleep … Continue reading

How to Create Better Study Habits

Get the most out of your study time by trying these 8 things to help you create better study habits.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyzant for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Being a mom of three kids, working and going to school full time doesn’t leave a lot of room for study time. That means I have to make the most of the time I do have. I’ll admit though, I do get … Continue reading

Secrets to Save Time on a Road Trip

Secrets to Save Time on a Road Trip. These are so key, especially when traveling with kids. Skip the stops, where possible, and use these other tricks and hacks to cut down on travel time!

Hitting the road as a family can mean lots of stops, detours, potty breaks, and other distractions that make your road trip take much longer than it needs to. Some stops are inevitable, but even so there are things you can do to keep stop times down and stay on schedule! This post is sponsored by Pilot Flying J, but … Continue reading

10 Unique After School Snack Ideas


With my oldest child starting school this year, this is my first experience with after school snacks. In the few short weeks that he’s been going to school, I’ve realized that when I take the time to prepare a delicious, nutritious, and unique after school snacks, it helps set the tone for the entire rest of our afternoon; he more … Continue reading