3 Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong All Year Long


As you have probably heard, the 2018 flu season has been a doozy. Instead of influenza A and B taking turns circulating, USA Today reports that both are going around at the same time, and this year’s flu shot seems to have missed the mark. One strain of the flu, H3N2, is especially nasty this […]

Keeping My Resolutions with On-Cor


* This post is sponsored by On-Cor, but all opinions are my own. #CountOnCor  Man, if it wasn’t crazy this holiday season, I don’t know what it was.  Being a single mom, it’s always a bit of scheduling craziness with fitting in holiday fun. When the girls aren’t with their dads, balancing work schedules, trying to […]

Stay Healthy During the Holidays with 4-H Food Smart Families


* This post was sponsored by the National 4-H Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s holiday time, and that means that it can be easy to overindulge- not only for me, but for my kids as well.  It’s so important for […]

Topics To Cover With Your Teen Before They Go Off To College

College student writing on desk

Heading off to college is an exciting time in your child’s life. While they probably can’t wait to leave, you will feel sad about the fact that they’re not going to be around the house anymore. While there are a lot of emotions to be experienced and to-dos to check off the list, it’s important […]

How to Make Family Dinners Easy and Quick


* This post is sponsored by On-Cor, but all opinions are my own. #CountOnCor #OvenTimeTips It seems like there are never enough hours in a day between work, running the kids to activities, and making sure the house is picked up. Sitting down at the table as a family and eating together can be a challenge […]

Quick and Easy Bimibap Dinner with Ling Ling


This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.  There is no doubt that answering “What’s for dinner?” can be a stressful part of any parent’s day.  When I get home, sometimes all I want to do is collapse on the couch, and cooking dinner for an hour […]

Celebrating Every Dog With Milk-Bone


This post was sponsored by Milk-Bone® as part of a Two-Post Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s nothing new to say our two dogs, Sunny and Oliver, are a big part of our family. No matter how crazy or ridiculous they act, they will always have […]

4 Achievable Strategies for Work-Life Balance


Commute in traffic. Spill coffee on lap. Answer barrage of emails. Pick up kids from school. Fix dinner. Put everyone to bed. Don’t break a sweat. That pretty much sums up the stressful life of today’s working parents.  Unfortunately, research indicates that parental stress and children’s behavior problems often have a mutually escalating relationship. And with […]

3 Clever Hacks to Make Your Minivan Ready for a Road Trip


  One of the coolest things about having a minivan is how easy it makes road trips. Unlike small sedans where everybody and their stuff are jammed in like sardines, minivans are the roomy modern version of the station wagon with wooden sides — there is ample room for everyone and their belongings,, plus tons […]