How My Kids Helped Me Accept Myself

How My Daughters Helped Me

I wish that I could be one of those people who doesn’t care what everyone else thinks about me (Hi, mom!). I have always been incredibly self-conscious about just about everything. I’ve been on a constant yo-yo diet since I was 13 (and weighed about half of what I do now!). I straighten my naturally [...]

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Sports Teams

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Sports Teams

Every year someone in my house ends up needing an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” either for theme day at school or a party. Sadly, we now often wear sweaters that I actually wore for REAL not too many years ago (and even had our family picture taken while wearing). Ugly Christmas sweaters have become a novelty [...]

Spring Fling VoxBox is Here


I’ve written before how much I love Influenster and the chances that they give me to review cool products. My Spring Fling VoxBox just arrived and it contains: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara Kiss Everlasting French Nails Peach Pie Car Freshener from the Labor Day Movie Playtex Sports Fresh Balance NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration [...]

Will Olaf Be the New “Elf on the Shelf”?

Hide and Hug Olaf

  I know it seems like half of my posts lately have been about Frozen, but if you are a mom, you are probably stuck in the middle of Frozen Mania. Heck, if you speak English, you are probably in the middle of Frozen Mania (like it or not). Disney’s recent product announcement of “Hide [...]

New Frozen Candy from Jelly Belly

Frozen Jelly Belly Candy

  If you have Frozen fans in your house like I do, you know that they want pretty much every thing that they can get with Frozen characters on it. These new officially licensed Frozen candies from Jelly Belly would be perfect as party favors or even to add to gift bags. The jelly beans [...]

Tide for $5 at Target

Tide on Sale at Target

Starting June 29, Target is reducing its price on Tide. It’s the lowest price they have offered since 2008 and is available for a limited time. I’m a brand snob when it comes to detergent, and Tide is my detergent of choice, so this is terrific news for me. We switched to the Tide with [...]

Frozen Fabric at Jo-ann Online

Frozen Fabric (Multiple Styles)

  If you are looking for Frozen fabric for sewing, crafts, and decorating, check out They recently announced 4 licensed Frozen fabrics including Elsa Snow Queen, Sisters Forever Purple Toss, Scenic Patch, and Olaf Postcard. These 4 patterns are currently exclusive to Jo-Ann. There are two catches–one is that it is currently available only [...]

Mom Gets Braces: Know When to Hold ‘Em (9)

Braces After 17 Months

I’m happy to say that I am going to be ending my “Mom Gets Braces” Series before too long because there is not much left to report! Today I had a checkup where the orthodontist proclaimed my teeth practically perfect. After 6 months of wearing the elastics pretty much around the clock (although I wasn’t [...]

My Second Favorite Birthday Cake

Burnt Almond Torte for Prantl's Bakery

Before I go any further, you are probably wondering why I am writing about my SECOND favorite birthday cake and not my favorite. My favorite birthday cake is a homemade chocolate cake with seafoam icing that only my mom and grandma can make right. You will likely never get your hands on that cake, especially [...]

Free Build Your Disney Side Sticker

What Does Your Disney Family Look Like?

Disney has launched a new site in keeping with its “Show Your Disney Site” where you can build your Disney Family and then they will send you the decal for free. The site is running REALLY slowly right now–likely because so many people are trying to get to it. But don’t give up! It may [...]