Health and Fitness - Celebrating Family

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 […]

The Sun and Your Eyes: Eye Health Tips for Families

I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating.  I am an Arizona native so I know a thing or two about the sun. I even had skin […]

I Survived a Mammogram Unscathed (But Not Unsqueezed) #YearTil40

I never planned to have a mammogram. You see, when I was in my twenties I was convinced that by the time I was 40 a new form of technology would emerge that would make the squeeze machines obsolete. Maybe there would be flying cars by then, too. But here I am today still driving […]

More Than Beauty Sleep: My #AveenoDailyChallenge Story

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aveeno. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. My biggest health challenge over the past year or so has been getting enough sleep. My husband spent a lot of months in a war zone […]

Listerine 21-Day Challenge Results (and Getting Your Kids to Brush)

Disclosure: I received a Target gift card to purchase LISTERINE Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE 21-Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Last month I shared that I was participating in the LISTERINE® 21-Day […]

Join Me and Take the Listerine 21-Day Challenge

I remember the day I started flossing regularly like it was yesterday. About 20 years ago I went in for a cleaning and the hygienist told me “You know, we can tell when you only floss before coming to the dentist.” I was embarrassed but she was right and I could not argue with her. […]

The Benefits of Soy Protein and How to Add it to Your Diet

As a vegetarian, one question I get asked a lot is where I get my protein from. People seem very concerned about my protein level for some reason. Maybe that is because they know that protein is vital to good health. But they can sit back and relax because there are many nutritious vegetarian protein […]

Keep it Simple Silly #SayYes2Less

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Little Remedies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. All opinions are my own and are truthful (of course!). Have you ever heard the expression that sometimes less is more? I […]

Back to School With Bigelow Tea (and a Challenge for You!)

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric Community®. This shop has been compensated as a part of a social shopper insight study for Collective Bias and their client. Today is the first day of school for my kiddos.  I do not mind saying that I am one happy mama. We had a […]

How to Protect Your Child’s Eyes From Harmful UV Rays

I live in Arizona where the sun shines bright.  A little too bright if you ask me. In fact, Phoenix is one of the top 10 American cities for UV danger. Most of us work hard to make sure our children are wearing sunscreen, but many of us do not require our kiddos to wear […]