Social Good with Johnson & Johnson #SelflessSelfie Photo Donation #JNJ #sponsored

This Social Good post is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and The Motherhood but all opinions expressed are my own. Today is the first day of school for my children.  My son is in 8th grade this year and is starting his third year in middle school.  My daughter, however, is just starting 6th grade and this is her very FIRST day of middle school.  She is nervous about going to a new school, making new friends and having new teachers.  Middle school is not always easy for kids but I am keeping my fingers crossed that things go smoothly.  … [Read more...]

One Direction: This Is Us Atlanta Movie Screening Ticket Giveaway

If you have a teenage daughter like I do, chances are pretty good that you have heard of the popular boy band One Direction.  In fact, I can honestly say that I hear a LOT about them.  Every. Single. Day!  My daughter has One Direction CDs and posters and knows the lyrics to just about every song they sing.  So, when I got a press invite to a local screening of the upcoming One Direction: This Is Us movie I knew that I was going to be the best mom EVER if I took my daughter to see this!  If you haven't heard about the One Direction: This Is Us … [Read more...]

Crushing Book Tour and #Giveaway

Crushing As a pampered and adored daughter of a wealthy Southern family Rory's life was seemingly perfect until her troubled childhood crush moves back in across the street forcing her to choose between him and the life that has been chosen for her. As if that isn't enough, her quiet island town has turned dangerous. A good friend has gone missing, lending truth to the rumors of a serial kidnapper. In her quest to help she becomes a target and will have to make choices about love, friendship and the inevitable sacrifice that they both … [Read more...]

How to Order a Pizza and a Little Caesars Gift Card #Giveaway

This how to order a pizza conversation is sponsored by Little Caesars but all opinions expressed are my own. As much as I love to cook from scratch, some nights things are just a tad bit chaotic.  If there are no leftovers in the fridge (or at least nothing that can actually be called food at this point) we have been known to call up for a nice, hot pizza.  So, when I got the chance to work with Little Caesars to try out their pizza I was thrilled.  Pizza is practically a staple in my house at this point!   So, whenever I go to write up a … [Read more...]

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts and a Novica #Giveaway #spon

This post about unique mother's day gifts is sponsored by Novica but all opinions expressed are my own. Mother's Day is fast approaching and I have been struggling to figure out what to get my mom this year.  My mom has gotten to the point in life where she doesn't really NEED anything.  She is a collector of just about everything.  She has enough lotions, cookbooks, kitchen towels, and everything else to last til hell freezes over.  What do you buy a woman who doesn't really need anything?  Something UNIQUE that you know she doesn't already … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Streusel Cupcake Recipe and a Hey Shuga! #Giveaway (#spon)

This Cinnamon Streusel Cupcake Recipe is sponsored by Hey Shuga! sugar cane syrup but all opinion expressed are my own. My kids are huge fans of dessert and one of their all time favorite sweets is cupcakes.  What kid doesn't like cupcakes, right?  Well, my big thing against cupcakes is the frosting.  Not only do I think most frosting is sickeningly sweet, but I am also horrible at the actual frosting of the cupcake.  No matter how hard I try, I end up with crumbs in it with bits of frosting just about everywhere.  … [Read more...]

Through the Valley Love Endures Blog Tour and #Giveaway

Through the Valley Love Endures What if death came for you today? Would you be ready? Forced to face his own mortality, Eddie Santiago fought to stay alive in a broken world. His incredible journey through heartbreak, abuse, and adversity left him with one truth: every life makes a difference. This is the true and compelling story of his supernatural quest through the valley of death, doubt, and darkness. Eddie provides a passionate story that will capture the attention of even the toughest skeptics. Angels, demons, heaven, hell, Jesus and … [Read more...]

Cooking from Scratch Made Easy

This Cooking From Scratch post is sponsored by Pillsbury and My Blog Spark but all opinions expressed are mine alone. My kids have more activities to keep them busy than I can keep up with.  Every day after school we tackle homework and whatever extracurricular activity is scheduled for that evening.  Occasionally that means my husband and I are taking different kids in different directions and don't get to eat dinner til 7 PM.  I like that my kids are active but I refuse to eat takeout and/or delivery on nights that we are busy.  You might … [Read more...]

The Guilty Innocent Book Tour and Giveaway

The Guilty Innocent The Guilty Innocent is the second novel of the Darkness Chronicles Series. In this installment, Darian, the gorgeous, charismatic and charming master vampire of Chicago is framed for a crime he didn't commit, but why? His lover, Xavier, Natasha and a few others must travel halfway across the world to find out who and why before time runs out and all hell breaks loose! Original, sexy and gritty, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget!   About Author D.N. … [Read more...]

Tips to Boost Your Child’s Digestive Health

Ever since my daughter was little she has had the occasional digestive complaint.  Seeing as I myself am constantly battling this issue and my dad has Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) I figure there is a little bit of genetics going on here.  Digestive health is an issue that I have discussed with her on several occasions.  She is almost a teenager now and it is important that she starts taking responsibility for her own digestive health and not rely on me to make all of her decisions for her.  There are several ways to improve your child's … [Read more...]