Don’t Toss the Bananas, It’s My Kitchen Shortcut!

ripe banana

Moms need kitchen shortcuts to save them time and energy. We’ve found a kitchen shortcut – in a way – that has to do with bananas. We love bananas in this house. It might be the favorite fruit with the kids. I buy them regularly. But you know what happens? There is always at least [...]

#HealthyEssentials Coupons for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day Essentials

The lovable day is almost here. Wondering what #HealthyEssentials you ought to stock up on before the 14th. One of our favorite things together is cook. A great new recipe, a pile of ingredients and we’re set for a fun night! This Valentine’s night I want our cooking to include baking. A delicious sweet is [...]

Best Super Bowl Dips & More

Best Super Bowl Dips

Over the years I’ve shared loads of dishes that are great for Super Bowl Sunday! Here are my favorite 5 Super Bowl Dips & More for you to easily create for the Big Game or any other entertaining! Pepperoni Dip Easy BLT Dip Buffalo Chicken Dip Chili with Beans Dip Chicken Chutney Spread Have one [...]

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Brussel Spouts with Bacon

I recently made a Brussel Spouts with Bacon side dish that came out delicious and I knew I needed to share it with you! Yes, everything tastes better with bacon! This Brussel Sprouts with Bacon recipe might help encourage those veggie-resistant eaters in your home to have a spoonful or two! To be honest, my [...]

Affordable Birthday Cards for Grandma

Grandma Murphy

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Sending and receiving cards via mail is a tradition we need to keep. Affordable birthday cards by Hallmark make this tradition a bit more easy to [...]

Johnson & Johnson Gets the Party Started


Let’s get this HEALTHY party started! That’s right, I’m co-hosting a party with Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday, January 14 at 1 PM ET as they celebrate the awesomeness of During this Twitter party we will celebrate all things healthy to help us stick to our New Year’s resolutions and more. Plus, they are [...]

Using the Swiffer SteamBoost Steam Mop & Child Labor


This holiday cleaning tips post is brought to you by Swiffer® as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. Holidays or not, this mama has to clean. Santa didn’t put a 7-day a week cleaning crew under the tree. I remain hopeful that one day it might be there, but until then I’ve got [...]

Review of New York Pass with Families

NY Pass Book

You head to NY for a few days or even an entire week with the family. You want to do it all. You don’t know where or how to start. Our experience with the New York Pass gave us the flexibility and organization to do as much or as little as we wanted. This is [...]

Review of The Benjamin in Midtown Manhattan

The Benjamin NYC

We began our Thanksgiving family trip in Manhattan.  Selecting a hotel from the over 100 spread across Manhattan can be difficult. Knowing I was going to be traveling with our family of 4 – kids ages 7 & 2 1/2, I wanted to be certain that our hotel was in a great location and was [...]

It’s Time to Spa

Spa Day

Marriott International has over 3,800 properties in over 74 countries and territories around the world – 441 are spa hotels! In checking out the Marriott website I saw that there are over 35 “spa hotels” in Florida  - either Marriott or one of it’s 16 brands. Have you enjoyed a hotel spa before? Spa Services Spa’s [...]