Do You Feed Your Kids “Kid Food”?

happy young family have healthy breakfast at kitchen with red details on bright morning light

Do you feed your kiddos “kid food”?  I know I definitely do sometimes – when I’m too exhausted to do anything else but order in! But I do have to say, I do encourage my kids to try anything and everything, and when we do go out, I encourage them to try new things – […]

The Joys and Challenges of Being a Single Parent


* This post has been sponsored.   I had a rough day on Friday.  I mean, a really rough day.  My youngest has her normal 359 pounds of things packed to go to her dad’s.  I got my older daughter to school a little late.  Then work ran long.  Like I ended up leaving an […]

Valentine’s Day and Bullying: 3 Quick Tips for Parents

Female pupil being bullied in elementary school

Ah, it’s that time of year when tissue boxes become mailboxes, and little candy hearts proliferate.  That’s right – it’s Valentine’s Day.  But just like for some adults, Valentine’s Day isn’t all hearts and roses for all of our kids.  Maybe more than some other holidays, V-Day is ripe for bullying opportunities.  For elementary school […]

Become the Best Parental Role Model


  You are your child’s No. 1 role model. They see you navigate through life on an everyday basis, which is why it’s important that you are conscientious of your actions and set a positive example for them. There are little acts you can integrate into your day which will help your kids develop a […]

Get Free Apps for your Kids with Amazon Underground!


If your kids are like mine, they are VERY electronically savvy.  They seem to intuitively understand technology, whether it be from a smartphone, tablets, or computers.  And with all the gadgets comes a lot of apps.  And if your kids are anything like mine, their app purchases would be completely out of control if I […]

A Day in the (Crazy) Life of a Busy Mom


This post is sponsored by Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ Snacks. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Back to school season is a crazy time for us!  In addition to the normal craze of back to school shopping, settling into new classrooms and homework routines, our lives are complicated by my girls’ going […]

Power Up Your Fan Experience with a Game Day Noisemaker!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NotSoFastMom #CollectiveBias It’s coming up on my favorite time of year – fall!  Fall in Western New York means cooler weathers, gorgeous leaves, and of course FOOTBALL!  Not only do I LOVE cheering on my alma mater […]

Balance the Life of the Lunchbox with Nature’s Harvest


This post is sponsored by Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ Snacks. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s definitely that time of year again!  Back to school season is upon us, and it’s time to load up backpacks with school supplies, but if you are like me and my girls, you are trying […]

Tips for First Sleepovers


My youngest daughter is SO looking forward to going back to school so she can catch up with her friends, meet her new teachers, and get back to the fun activities that come with being in school.  One her favorite activities is sleepovers, but it wasn’t always the case.  I think all kids are different […]