Next Snack Time Think Outside the Bar! Try Nature Valley Biscuits and Granola Cups

Next Snack Time Think Outside the Bar! Try Nature Valley Biscuits and Granola Cups

Being the mom of five daughters is not easy, but when you add ‘work from home entrepreneur’ on to that list it makes everything more complicated. My schedule is kind of insane. Particularly when my girls have separate activities on the same night in opposite directions–usually a 45-minute drive away. This is complicated by the fact that I’m the sole chauffeur of the family. Food Advertising by My husband is working temporarily out of state, and my two oldest do not have their driver’s licenses yet, even though they are both old enough and able to do so (but don’t have a car to drive). It’s tough enough to get everyone where they are going on time, let alone worry about feeding them in-between activities. Some nights we don’t eat …

Roadtrip Treasure Hunt

Road Trip Treasure Hunt

Disclosure: This shop, “Road Trip Treasure Hunt” has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias With my husband temporarily working out of state, our household bills have doubled while his salary basically stayed the same–which means our planned summer vacation had to be cancelled. Instead of an EPIC cross-country trip, we have been enjoying mini-staycations and going on as many Road Trip Treasure Hunts as we can plan. Food Advertising by What is a Road Trip Treasure Hunt you ask? It’s simple. We map out a string of geocaches, pack a picnic lunch, load up my SUV with the kids, a cooler, and our Go-Bag, and spend the day geocaching. I love how geocaching brings us closer together as a family, plus …

Better for you Snacking with Yoplait Yogurt

Better for You Snacking with Yoplait Yogurt

Disclaimer: This Yoplait Yogurt post is written by me on behalf of General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. My daughters always come home from school STARVING! (They almost never eat breakfast and school lunch is “gross”!) The first thing they do when they get home is grab a snack. They are like locusts, devouring everything in their sights. I used to keep fruit snacks, granola and cereal bars in the house for them to snack on but when I actually read the labels I saw that they are filled with sugar, preservatives, and other additives my girls definitely do not need. So now am I extra careful about the snacks I keep on hand. I don’t …

Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Older Car Running Smoothly (so you can make it to Grandma's house for Christmas)

Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Older Car Running Smoothly (so you can make it to Grandma’s house for Christmas)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FallForPennzoil #CollectiveBias I drive a 17-year-old SUV with over 100,000 miles on it. My 17 yo #Ford #Excursion just turned over 100,000 miles! We bought it used with 36K on it 13 years ago. My girls and I worked out that we have purchased over $21,000 in gas to date (we averaged the price per gal b/c we lived in the Northeast when gas was super high for a long time then moved to the South where gas is MUCH cheaper!) I sure hope she keeps on purring along b/c I can’t afford to replace her just yet. . . . . #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #SUV #vehicle #street #road #freeway #highway #tires #muffler …

#ad Quick & Easy Tyson® Chicken Nugget Parm #TysonMovieOffer

Quick & Easy Tyson® Chicken Nugget Parm

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TysonMovieOffer #CollectiveBias As a work from home mom you would think that I’d have MORE time to cook a nice dinner every night for my family. But honestly between chauffeuring the girls back and forth from school, errands, carting the girls off to robotics, girl scouts and/or whatever other after-school activities they have, PLUS completing my client work that never seems to end (NOT that I’m complaining), some nights my girls are lucky to get cold cereal for dinner. To keep them from contacting Child Protective Services I decided to stock our freezer with some quick and easy dinner options that they can prepare themselves when I’m working late. I picked up several packages of Tyson® …