Throw a Spooktacular Kids Halloween Party for Under $100 with BJ's Wholesale

Throw a Spooktacular Kids Halloween Party for Under $100 with BJ’s Wholesale

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. “Throw a Spooktacular Kids Halloween Party” 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. Kids birthday parties. UGH! Let’s be honest. They can be expensive, aggravating, exhausting… did I say expensive? Every summer my family celebrates five birthdays and a wedding anniversary. That is a lot of parties in just five weeks and if I’m not careful, I can break the bank celebrating. So I’ve learned a few tricks to keep expenses down. My biggest tip is to pick up your party supplies–food, candy, helium tank, cake, ice cream and drinks–at BJ’s Wholesale Club. It’s a one-stop shop plus you …

The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Party Planning - My Mommy Brain

The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Party Planning

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. I have a confession. I hate planning birthday parties. Coming up with a clever theme, all the researching, organizing, Pinterest-ing and the feelings of inadequacy that brings! Then all the shopping, baking, goody bag making… it’s all too much for a lazy mom like me. I’d rather spend my time with the girls doing fun things like exploring the many Charlotte area festivals and events! Not to mention I’m cheap! I know it’s less work, but I don’t want to spend the money to have a party outside of our …

National Mom’s Nite Out 2015

National Mom’s Nite Out 2015

Disclosure: I would like to thank MomSelect for providing the amazing party kit & promotional products used to host this National Mom’s Nite Out.  Although I received free products to host #NMNO15, all opinions, photos and comments here are my own. National Mom’s Nite Out 2015: The Ultimate Celebration of Motherhood Founded in 2008, National Mom’s Nite Out™ was created and is orchestrated by Maria Bailey of MomSelect.com. “National Mom’s Nite Out™ is the first nationally organized celebration of motherhood intended to bring together today’s moms, physically and virtually. Mom’s Nite Out unites over 10 million moms in social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mommy bloggers and mother social networks, giving them a well deserved night off. In 2014, three states officially declared the Thursday before Mother’s Day, National Mom’s Nite Out.” I was so excited …

Chaos and Craziness

I love having a large family, most of the time. I enjoy the chaos and craziness of my kids. But there are times when I just need a break. Like after this weekend, for example. Saturday, I woke up after only four and a half hours of sleep (and four little feet in my back), gave my daughters their traditional Webkinz Valentine’s Day gift and headed to the kitchen for a strong cup of Irish tea. I sat down at my computer to read my email and skim the newspaper and just as I was about to take my first sip I hear “MOM, SHE HOGGING THE COMPUTER!” After explaining to my 4 and 6 YOs about patience and setting the timer on my iPhone for 15 minutes, I sat …