Getting a New Pet and Protecting them During the Dog Days of Summer is Important

**I will receive a gift bag as a thank you for sharing this conversation. All opinions are my own.** #NewPetPartner AD Dogs are family. Period. The end. No one has ever been able to convince me otherwise. I love them, I want them in my house and I can live with the small irritations of dog hair and some chewed up shoes in exchange for their unwavering love and devotion. I think every home should have a ...

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Now I Know: Being A Mother To A Creative Daughter

This is a guest post by Carol Jones, author at All Mommy Wants. This post is sponsored by Sony Entertainment in conjunction with the film Ricki and the Flash, in theaters August 7, 2015. #RickiAndTheFlash #RickiJunket Now I know. When I was little I loved to draw. And paint. And just be completely creative in what I was doing. My problem? I didn't think about anything else when I was being "artistic". Like the walls, the carpet, my ...

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Lego Backpacks Send Your Kids Back to School in Style & WIN a Lego Backpack

**I received this product for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.** Yep, it is that time. Get the pencils packed up, the folders in the backpacks and the lunch menu's set! It is BACK TO SCHOOL time! In fact, some schools in the country have already opened for the year! But in my area, school is still 3 weeks away and the rush to get the perfect backpack, tennis shoes and more is on! ...

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Popsicle Teams up with Marvel Comics to Bring Your Kids a New Comic Book

**I received coupons on exchange for sharing this information. All opinions are my own.** My kids LOVE Popsicles! In fact, I don't know many kids who do not think they are super awesome. So when I was asked to spread the message that they have teamed up with Marvel this summer to release a super fun comic book, I had to share it with you! In fact, Vanessa Lachey has teamed up to share the great ...

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Pepper Jack Chicken with Bacon

Cheese and Bacon, Bacon and Cheese. What's not to love about that combination? Absolutely nothing. What can make it better? Adding peppers, chicken and barbecue sauce of course. This is a weeknight meal you can enjoy that is bursting with flavor. You'll want to start this dish by frying up some bacon, and if you're like me you'll want to toss in an extra slice to munch on while you continue cooking the rest of the ...

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Getting a New Pet and Protecting them During the Dog Days of Summer is Important #NewPetPartner AD

Getting a New Pet and Protecting them During the Dog Days of Summer is Important

**I will receive a gift bag as a thank you for sharing this conversation. All opinions are my own.** #NewPetPartner AD Dogs are family. Period. The end. No one has ever been able to convince me otherwise. I love them, I want them in my house and I can live with the small irritations of […]

Get FREE Passes to the Zoo from Frito-Lay @FritoLay  AD

Get FREE Passes to the Zoo from Frito-Lay

**This post is in partnership with ModernMom, Frito-Lay and AZA Accredited Zoos. All opinions are my own.** @FritoLay  #AD One of my all-time favorite things to do with my kids is to take them to the Houston Zoo. Going and seeing all of the animals and feeding the Giraffes just never gets old. We, literally, […]

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Recent Articles

I Don't Want to Be a Bitter Mother

I Don’t Want to Be a Bitter Mother

There is a gash in my soul. A cut so deep within me that it can not be reached, repaired or receive the oxygen it needs to dissipate. It is just there, perpetual and persistent in it’s inability to heal.  It was small in childhood, one peppered with memories of love and pain. A dramatic […]

6 Ways My Raising My Spitfire Youngest Has Made Me Better Person

6 Ways Raising My Spitfire Youngest Has Made Me Better Person

My beautiful youngest daughter is 6 today. 6. I have to let that sink in while I grab my tissue for my tears that are sure to come.  She is growing up way too fast, as all moms can relate, and challenging me every step of the way. I would not have it any other way. […]

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Recipes

Pepper Jack Chicken with Bacon

Pepper Jack Chicken with Bacon

Cheese and Bacon, Bacon and Cheese. What’s not to love about that combination? Absolutely nothing. What can make it better? Adding peppers, chicken and barbecue sauce of course. This is a weeknight meal you can enjoy that is bursting with flavor.

Bacon & Cheddar Baked Cod Recipe #DipYourWay AD

Bacon & Cheddar Baked Cod Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DipYourWay #CollectiveBias Making a healthy dinner for my kids is sometimes a challenge. As any mom knows, satisfying kids at meal time is hard enough but making something that is better than what they want and actually getting […]

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Disney

Maya the Bee Movie Review and DVD and Toy Giveaway

Maya the Bee Movie Review and DVD and Toy Giveaway

**I received this DVD for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.** A sweet little bee flew into our home and captivated the kids attention along with her friends! Maya the Bee is in stores now in Blue Ray Combo Packs! I sat the kids down and watched as they watched and smiled and […]

Into the Woods on Blu-Ray DVD is Here

Into the Woods on Blu-Ray DVD is Here

**I received this DVD for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.** The blockbuster hit, Into the Woods is now out on Blu-Ray DVD!  Into the Woods is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. […]

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Crafts & DIY

DIY Duct Tape Magnetic Envelope Helps Us Collect and Turn in Box Tops #Hefty4BoxTops AD

DIY Duct Tape Magnetic Envelope Helps Us Collect and Turn in Box Tops for Education

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Hefty4BoxTops #CollectiveBias It is almost time for back to school!! I mean, awww, man… summer is almost over… But seriously, the time is coming to start purchasing items that are needed for the kids to head back to […]

Spoil Yourself with DIY Lemon Lavender Bath Gel and Indulgent 'Good Job' Snacks #SkinnyCowMoments #ad

Spoil Yourself with DIY Body Wash and Indulgent ‘Good Job’ Snacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SkinnyCowMoments #CollectiveBias Mama is getting herself up, out and in better shape by adding running to her tennis schedule. I have been using an app on my phone to force myself out. Turns out, I actually love to […]

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Travel

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Now I Know: Being A Mother To A Creative Daughter

This is a guest post by Carol Jones, author at All Mommy Wants. This post is sponsored by Sony Entertainment in conjunction with the film Ricki and the Flash, in theaters August 7, 2015. #RickiAndTheFlash #RickiJunket Now I know. When I was little I loved to draw. And paint. And just be completely creative in […]

Schlitterbahn in Galveston, TX is a BLAST #BahnLove #sponsored @Schlitterbahn

Schlitterbahn in Galveston, TX is a BLAST

**I am a USGFamilyGuide.com blogger. I will receive tickets to visit Schlitterbahn though all opinions are my own.** #BahnLove #sponsored @Schlitterbahn The cool mom experience is a great one. I got to be the best when I stole my kids from school and took them to Galveston, TX for a two day trip topped off […]

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Product Reviews

New Peppa Pig Toys Make Summer just Oinky!

New Peppa Pig Toys Make Summer just Oinky!

**I received these toys for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.** Peppa Pig, her brother George and the whole gang are here for the summer and ready to play! Perfect for the younger set, the new items that you can get at Toys ‘R Us and Amazon are sure to excite your little ones! […]

Paper Punk Folding Craft Gets Kids Imaginations Going

Paper Punk Folding Craft Gets Kids Imaginations Going

**I received this craft for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.** With the heat of summer bearing down on us here in Texas, I need indoor activities that spark my children’s imaginations and keeps them busy too! A while back I learned about Paper Punk and instantly knew that I had an afternoon […]

Chili Tomato Burger + Enter to WIN the Red Gold Grillin' Sweeps #RedGoldRecipes #GrillItNow #LaurasLeanBeef

Chili Tomato Burger + Enter to WIN the Red Gold Grillin’ Sweeps

**I received the same pack as the winner will as a thank you for sharing this post.** #RedGoldRecipes  #GrillItNow  #LaurasLeanBeef Burger season is HERE and I am always looking for a way to spruce them up! As a proud consumer of Red Gold tomatoes, I often check out their recipe page to see what’s new! […]

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