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 […]

Think About Your Kids’ Eyes in Eye Exam Awareness Month!

Little girl reading eye-chart at pediatrician office

This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own. If your house is anything like mine, you are in full back to school mode!  That means shopping, meal planning and a whole host activities that go with heading back to […]

Water Safety Tips from Nationwide & Make Safe Happen

Kids in pool

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you enjoying your summertime? We sure are! While the snow gets us down a good part of the year, summer time in Western NY is a beautiful time to be outside having fun with […]

8 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Money

Surprised Little Girl With Her Hands In The Air

Parents with young children often ask themselves what their child needs to know about money and how to teach that to them. First, you don’t have to tell your kids “Money is important.” Once they connect money to food, shelter and how many presents they get, they will get that point. Next time they are […]