How to Use Your Smartphone When Looking for Love This Valentine’s Day

Did you know your smartphone can help you with dating and finding romance this Valentine’s Day?  Whether you’re looking to meet that someone special or just want to date your spouse for a little extra romance this holiday, your smartphone can help with your dating life. Here’s how! The way we date has changed drastically […]

3 Ways to Snack Healthier With Your Kids This Year PLUS $50 Giveaway! – #FisherNutExactly #ad

This post is sponsored by Fisher Nut Exactly. All opinions and snacking pleasure is completely and totally our own. Is eating healthier for your whole family one of your New Year’s resolutions? While our children don’t need to lose weight, we did set the goal to eat better for 2016 to eat better, especially when it […]

Apps to Make Last Minute Holiday Shopping Easier – @USCellular #BetterMoments #ad

 I am a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade. However all opinions and unnatural obsessions and attachments to my smart phone are my own. Christmas is only a week away, are you  done with your shopping yet? If you still have last minute shopping to do, there are some easy ways to use your […]

How to do Holiday Baking on a Budget

  Getting ready to bake for the holidays? Whether you’re doing it for your own family or as gifts, baking doesn’t have to be a costly expense. Here are some ways to do holiday baking on a budget. Check your current inventory- It is important that you see what you already have on hand before you even […]

3 Tips for a Great Game Day Gathering – #GameDayTraditions @SheSpeaksUp @ProcterGamble #ad

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. All opinions and love of college football are completely and totally our own.    It’s football season, games are on the big screen and no matter who you’re rooting for, chances are you’re enjoying game day with family and friends.  No matter what your game day traditions are, […]

3 Tips for Healthy Holiday Snacking PLUS a $50 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway #OVHsnacks #ad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Orchard Valley Harvest . All opinions and love of healthy snacks are completely our own.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also the most dangerous to your diet. With lots of tasty eats and treats at gatherings, it can be tough […]

How to Choose and Store a Turkey

  We all know that Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without a turkey. In fact, most of us plan our entire Thanksgiving meal around the turkey. But, before you head to the grocery store to buy your turkey, there are some things you need to know first. Here is how to choose and store […]

Food and Cooking Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Day

  Thanksgiving is a holiday where we spend time with friends and family, give thanks for all we have and eat lots of food. With everything that is going on for this holiday, sometimes food safety can get overlooked. However, food safety is extremely important so that foodborne illnesses do not occur. Food safety not […]

How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey

  Thanksgiving is coming on us faster than some of us would like. Preparing for a Thanksgiving meal is quite a bit of work. One of the first things you need to know before you even start thinking about the potatoes, the stuffing and the pies, is thawing your turkey. Here is how to properly […]

Thanksgiving Cooking Hotline Numbers You Need to Know

  No matter if this is your first Thanksgiving meal or you have done this for the past 20 years, you may end up having a question. Luckily, there are some hotlines you can call to ensure your Thanksgiving meal is a successful one. Here are some Thanksgiving cooking hotline numbers you need to know. […]

6 Tips for Growing Healthy Habits with Your Kids PLUS New Episodes of Cyberchase

Looking to get your kids more active and eating better? Here are some great tips from Kristie Hubbard, PhD, MPH, RD, Cyberchase Health Advisor. Plan ahead and track your progress. Key strategies for improving eating habits and increasing physical activity are planning ahead and tracking progress. Plan meals and snacks ahead of time and ask for […]

How To Keep Kids Busy on Snow Days – #RealCheeseRealLife #ad

  This post is brought to you by Jack’s Pizza and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.   While it’s still a beautiful autumn here in Iowa, the white stuff is coming and coming soon. We’ve been enjoying the 70 degree weather and fall colors, but snow is on the way and as we […]

4 Internet Safety Tips for Kids and Families

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Torch.  All opinions and concerns about my children’s safety are completely and totally my own. So your kids are finally beginning to surf the web. While there is lots of cool, exciting and great educational stuff out there, there is lots of scary stuff […]

How to Keep Kids Cold Weather Gear Organized

  As parents, we spend a good deal of money on our kid’s winter gear like jackets, snow pants, gloves, mittens and hats. So, of course the last thing we want is to have to replace these items on a regular basis because they get lost. Here are some great tips for keeping kids cold […]

3 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes and Supplies – @GetFlipp #ad

Does all your Halloween shopping have your budget a little spooked this month? Having fun this Halloween doesn’t have to be costly. Here are some of our favorite ways to save this scary season. Compare Prices Looking around for the best prices on Halloween candy, decorations or party favors for that upcoming Monster’s Mash? Compare […]