Tasty Tuesday: Three Nights of Easy Family Dinners With PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® fresh organic whole chicken

Tasty Tuesday: Three Nights of Easy Family Dinners

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. The past eight weeks or so we have been in a bit of a dinner rut. I’ve been working a lot and attending events, and the kids are prepping for EOGs, finals and summer vacation. I never seem to have enough time to make a proper trip to the store to buy groceries. While I happen to love it, you can only serve breakfast for dinner for so many nights in a row before the kids threaten to call Child Protective Services. Usually to avoid this I’d either run down to …

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Charlotte Parent with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Last Friday Charlotte Parent presented “Mom Matters: How to be a Media-Savvy Mom” featuring two local experts who introduced practical strategies and approaches for parents to make wise choices in the digital age. This informative discussion on kids and technology couldn’t have come at a better time! Melanie Hempe, Founder of Moms Managing Media, discussed “12 Tips for Balancing Technology and Childhood”. Melanie opened her talk with the story of her son’s gaming overuse, the degree it affected her family, and how that experience influenced the way she approached media with her other children. Melanie has a simple three-question assessment that helps parents gain perspective …

BJ’s Benefits Beyond the Club

BJ’s Benefits Beyond the Club [+$100 gift card giveaway]

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. Did you know that BJ’s Wholesale Club has benefits beyond the club‘s amazing product selection and prices?  BJ’s offers a long list of services to help you save money! (Check it out for yourself! Enter to win a $100 BJ’s Gift Card via the form at the end of this post!) Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, extended warranties, prescription eye wear or health insurance, BJ’s has you covered. BJ’s Services offers a wide range of savings on everyday essentials. Please visit BJs.com/Services for a complete listing.       As you know I am …

Tasty Tuesday – Dole Pineapple Whip

Tasty Tuesday – Dole Pineapple Whip

If you’ve been to Disney World or Disneyland in the last 10 years or so, I’m fairly certain you have heard of a Dole Pineapple Whip… if not, it’s about time you did!! Truthfully, until a friend sent me this recipe from Food.com, I had never heard of a pineapple whip before! I haven’t been to Disney World since before I was married, when my husband Colm (my boyfriend at the time) and two friends met me down in Orlando for a long weekend. And I don’t remember seeing a Dole Pineapple Whip. Of course we spent a lot of time on Pleasure Island partaking in adult beverages so I wasn’t exactly looking for one. When I made the Food.com recipe it was just okay. I knew I could make it better so I, …

Tasty Tuesday – Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

My 15-year old SUV has been in the garage for a week having a new exhaust system installed and getting the A/C repaired (lucky me). Because it was the last week of school I had something going on each day where I needed a car, so I ended up driving my husband to work and picking him up every day. I felt like I’d spent my entire week in the car… Today I told him to just take his car and I’d survive being stuck at home for the day. My kids spent 2/3 of the day watching TV. Finally after listening to 6 hours of Psych in the background I’d had enough! I threw my kids outside and told them to turn on the sprinkler and have fun outdoors …

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Friday, July 10, 2015  Asbury Park Grove, 9300 Bob Beatty Road, Charlotte, 11:30am-1:30pm If you are a mom in 2015, you are not going to want to miss this event! Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Charlotte Parent with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  It is challenging to be a parent in the digital age! Gone are the days of Facebook as the be-all and end-all for social-networking needs. Tumblr, Vine, Snapchat, Yik Yak. Everyday there’s some new program or app parents need to figure out. Understanding the programs’ capabilities and giving kids guidance and limits can be difficult. This Charlotte Parent Mom Matters* event will discuss strategies and approaches to help guide parents through this technology maze. At …