It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, y’all.

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, y’all. And I have partnered with IKnowEverything (a program of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( to help spread the word… DRINKING AND DRIVING IS BAD. I have been paid by to help spread the word. OK. Now that we have that out of the way… plus […]

Straight Talk Wireless: Safe Driver Car Connection Device.

Straight Talk Wireless recently launched their Safe Driver Car Connection device. I am thrilled to be teaming up with Straight Talk wireless on this program. This partnership means I am able to attend an event in Atlanta this Friday (the 17th) to learn more about SDCC, so I can share this program with YOU. However, […]

Back to School, Sports, and Concussion Awareness

For many families, back to school means back to sports… which means >> concussion awareness. I know it’s true for my family this year. My son (A HIGH SCHOOLER, WHAT?!) is breathing, eating, and drinking ALL THE FOOTBALL KOOLAID. My middle school daughter… cheerleader. And my youngest is in the last bit of swim lessons… […]

My Teen Is… #ToMyTeen

I’m just going to put something out there. I love teenagers and MY teen is… a blessing. Related: I used to BE a teen! Crazy, right? Yes, teenagers are complicated. But you know what? They are awesome too. I think they get a really bad rap a lot of times. They are not given enough […]

New on NBC – The Mysteries of Laura… Motherhood and Detective Work

There’s a new show of NBC – premiering TODAY! The Mysteries of Laura! That’s Debra Messing. She’s hilarious. I was asked to make my own video sharing a little bit about how we moms, even if we are not gainfully employed as detectives… we ARE detectives. We have to be… (click here if you are […]

10 Back To School Organization Tips – For MOM (i.e. Her SANITY)

Back To School. Three words. Three words that involve A LOT. A lot of time. A lot of money. A lot of planning. So Back to School organization TIPS arrrrrrrre in order, friends. *Though this post is not a sponsored post, it is inspired by my friends at Balance Bar. You can read my #balanceisinthebag […]

Thank Goodness It Is Back To School. Related: PARTY TIME!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit of the Loom for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Thankgoodness it's back to school… A.K.A #TGIBTS, y'all! I was reminded the other day that I am not the only mom ready for the start of the school year… not the only one […]

‘Promise’ by Tori Amos… And A Promise to My Girls (video)

The bond between mothers and daughters is powerful. It can be powerful… but it takes a lot of work to develop a relationship with one’s daughter. A meaningful relationship doesn’t just happen. Daughters and mothers are individuals and as our daughters grow, they become independent. There is a lot riding on the shoulders and hearts […]

Back To School Tips for Packing an Organized Bag

*This is a sponsored post shared by me on behalf of Balance Bar.  All opinion, efforts to successfully pack my own balance bag in preparation for the back-to-school season are my own.* Packing an organized bag… what does that have to do with back-to-school? Well… After an amazing summer of beach trips, long hikes and […]

A Thank Goodness It’s Back-To-School Dance! #TGIBTS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit of the Loom for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. What does #TGIBTS mean? THANK GOODNESS IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL is what it means! We know that mom is happy to get back into the routine, kids have a harder time letting go of summer. […]