Health and Fitness - Celebrating Family

These Boots Were Made for Hiking – Timberland at KicksUSA

I love going on hikes and taking walks outdoors. Not much matches the feeling of a breeze on my face, the sun on my back, and a trail before me. In Arizona we can hike nearly year-round and we have a variety of hiking trails and mountains at our disposal. I prefer to wear hiking […]

5 Tips for Healthy Hair and Skin (Plus Sweepstakes Info)

This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. When I was younger, my hair was always amazing, even when I did not try. Now that I am over 40, I find my hair is not quite what […]

Making the Best of Sick Days

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Sick days are the worst! As I sit down to write, I am recovering from being sick and my elementary-aged daughter is home sick. I recently shared tips on making sick days easier on your child, but what happens when it’s Mom who is sick? Mom […]

Back to School with Chapstick (Plus Giveaway)

There are certain things every backpack must have if we want our kiddos to arrive at school well-equipped. We are familiar with the most obvious items, the ones on the list you get from your child’s school: pencils, paper, scissors, crayons, folders, and so many more. Just make sure that while you are picking up […]

Tips for Making Sick Days Better For Your Child

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and 20th Century Fox. All thoughts and reviews are my own. No matter how much you try to protect your children, they will inevitably get sick. There are quite a few germs floating around out there and kids are not the best at avoiding them. We […]

PlantBottle Technology – A Look at the Dasani Green Bottle Cap Water Bottle

This post is sponsored by Dasani & The Coca-Cola Company. Recycling has grown and changed quite a bit during my lifetime. I can remember when recycling was just about making money by collecting cans. Today there are seemingly endless recycling options but in my home I tend to focus on recycling plastics. The reason for […]

Science is Awesome – Introducing the TB Blood Test

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the TB Blood Test. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I love it when science makes our lives a little easier. I recently learned about the new tuberculosis (TB) blood test which is more accurate, less time consuming, […]

So, I Let Myself Get Fat

In the last year, I have put on 20 pounds. I could blame turning 40, my husband returning from a deployment, or genetics, but as the song goes “I know, it’s my own damn fault.” I start making better choices “tomorrow” almost everyday. But today, I ate an entire box of Dots at the movies. […]

MetLife TRICARE Dental Program and the Military Child

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. April is the Month of the Military Child and it is a good time to reflect on these unsung heroes. Military kids have a lot ot deal […]

5 Things You Can Do to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth #MetLifeTDP

I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. When my kiddos were little, one of the battles I hated the most was trying to get them to brush their teeth. I have to admit that their creativity […]

Chocolate Plant Based Protein Shake: Healthy and Delicious

I go back and forth with being a vegetarian. I waffle between strict vegetarianism and anything goes eating and I am really tired of it. I have recently promised myself to get back onto the vegetarian wagon and stay strong.  Meat just really messes with my digestive system. My weakest area, especially during busy times like the […]

Digital Eye Strain: Protecting Your Child’s Eye Health

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for the American Optometric Association. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I remember when I got my first pair of glasses. I was 18 and I had been getting headaches. My grandpa suggested that maybe I couldn’t see and […]