Protecting Kids from Questionable Content on TV

This post about protecting your child from questionable content on TV has been sponsored by XFINITY but all opinions are my own. Are you worried about your kids watching questionable content on TV? When my kids were young, I was a bit of a control freak over the remote control to the television.  I didn't want them to be watching Dora one minute only to have them hit the 'channel up' button and end up on the news watching the latest gang shooting.  Step out of the room for even a minute and it's amazing the kind of questionable content they … [Read more...]

Why You Need to Start Live Streaming TV Channels Online

This post about live streaming TV channels online is part of a paid partnership with XFINITY.  All opinions are my own. When my kids were little, they were always underfoot. I was home with them all day, every day. Half the time there was a toddler clinging to my leg and a preschooler lying on the floor by my feet playing with toys.  There were days where I craved alone time like you would not believe.  Well, now I have teenagers.  There are days that they only come out of their rooms for food or bathroom breaks.  And they are stealthy about … [Read more...]

Romantic Movies for Couples Perfect for Date Night!

Some days, we just need to spend time reconnecting with our significant other.  The week is long.  The kids are annoying. Date night doesn't have to mean expensive dinners out or trips to a crowded movie theater.  These romantic movies for couples will make date night inexpensive and enjoyable!  Make a few appetizers together, grab a blanket and get those kids to bed.  Choose one of these romantic movies for a fun date night in with your partner. Romantic Movies for Couples Perfect for Date Night! Let me just say that some guys INSIST that … [Read more...]

Things You Can Do with the Amazon Echo That Make Life Easier

This year, my husband decided he wanted to get the family the Amazon Echo for a Christmas gift.  Which basically means, he wanted the Amazon Echo and Christmas was a good excuse to buy it!  Ever since, I have been researching things you can do with the Amazon Echo to make life easier.  What is the sense in having technology in the house if it can't solve a few problems here or there, right?  First off, you might be wondering what is Amazon Echo, right?  Basically, it is Amazon Prime, Google, Wink hub,  and Siri all wrapped up in one very simple … [Read more...]

Daddy’s Home Movie: Who Wins the Cool Dad Award?

When my kids were little, I stayed at home with them. All day. EVERY day. I spent hours cooking for them, cleaning up after them and trying to convince them to wear pants.  Some days I was successful.  Other days, it was just too much to hope for.  No matter how much time I spent with them, all I heard was 'When is daddy getting home?' Really kid?  What is mom, chopped liver?  But, of course, dad is FUN.  Sure, he's a responsible guy and works a steady job.  But when he gets home, his job is to play with the kids.  When I first saw the trailer … [Read more...]

Christmas Party Planning Tips and Artichoke & Kale Bruschetta Topper Recipe

This Christmas Party Planning Tips post is sponsored by NABISCO Cookies and Crackers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Christmas is a chaotic time of year.  There are gifts to buy, trees to decorate and classroom parties to supervise.  It's easy to forget the truly important things with all the stress surrounding us.  What's really important during the holiday season is celebrating with friends and family. Having our loved ones (and the occasional annoying ones) around us on Christmas is what makes this holiday truly wonderous.  Of … [Read more...]

A Royal Night Out Movie Trailer: A Glorious Evening in the Lives of Two Real-life Princesses

A Royal Night Out Movie Trailer post has been sponsored, but all opinions are my own. As the mother of two teenagers, I have learned a few key things about them.  Teenagers know everything about every subject known to man and YOU, my dear parent, are rarely right.  They want to experience life to it's fullest but don't quite have the best judgment to deal with everything life throws at them.  These traits are not unique to my own teenagers.  Teens from the beginning of time have been itching to explore the world, grab life by the horns and … [Read more...]

Best Christmas Movies for Teens

My kids have already starting hunting through Netflix, Comcast on Demand and Amazon Prime looking for Christmas movies.  I keep telling them to wait til after Thanksgiving before worrying about the best Christmas movies but they will have none of my life lessons. I decided to give in to their obsessive holiday spirit and starting looking for the best Christmas movies for teens last night.  I decided a few of you might appreciate knowing what I found so I am including affiliate links to Amazon so you can purchase these if you want. Best … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Party Tips and a Turkey & Sweet Potato RITZwich Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NABISCO Cookies and Crackers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Every year, my neighbor hosts a Thanksgiving leftovers party on the day after Thanksgiving. Everyone seems to have an abundance of leftovers in the refrigerator that day, right?  And aren't someone else's leftovers WAY more exciting than your own? Aren't you always wondering  what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers?  I know I certainly am! Thanksgiving leftovers can also be made into creative new recipes.  A little of this … [Read more...]

How to Back Up a Computer on an External Hard Drive

Do you know why you need to learn how to back up a computer on an external hard drive?  Have you ever stopped to think about what you actually HAVE on your computer?  Photos, of course, and lots of saved emails.  I am going to share a few affiliate links in this post to products that I think might be helpful.  Maybe you're like me and bought Quicken Will Maker to create a will and it is sitting on your hard drive.  You don't want to lose that, right?  So much of our lives are digital nowadays and learning how to back up a computer means that … [Read more...]