Testing the Hottest Toys for the Holidays #ChosenByKids

Testing the Hottest Toys for the Holiday Season

Testing the Hottest Toys for the Holidays #ChosenByKids It's that time of year again. Time to make those holiday shopping lists. Do you know what your kids want? What if they could be toy testers and try some of this year's hottest toys? On Saturdays through 12/13, select Walmart stores are hosting holiday toy testing events where your kids can get their hands on some of this season's top toys. How cool is that? My daughter and I were excited to go check out one of these events for ou Continue Reading...

Are Your Pipes Leaking? I’m “Poised” to Help!

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Bladder control issues are nothing to be ashamed of. Poise is here to help! Do your pipes leak from time to time? Not the house plumbing, but you "personal" plumbing. Get what I mean? Seriously though, nearly 1/3 of women deal with bladder control issues. It's nothing to be ashamed of. I've had to deal with an overactive bladder and light bladder leakage myself. Luckily, it's easy to get help. Here are my tips for dealing with those little leaks with a little help from the folks at Continue Reading...

Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids

Healthy Halloween Treats

It's the time of year when kids are going to want a huge bag of candy. I certainly let my kids trick-or-treat, but I minimize the amount they are allowed to keep. They get to choose about 20 pieces to keep and we donate the rest to care packages for our US troops. I also try to focus on making healthier Halloween treats. Pinterest is a great place for inspiration. Since I'm not a big cook, I try to find ideas that don't require a lot of work. The kids really enjoy helping to make these treats a Continue Reading...

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Crafts for Kids Halloween is a favorite time of year for my family. I love to find new craft ideas that we can do together. Here are some of the favorites that I have found. Thanks to CraftyMorning.com for much of this inspiration. What are your favorite Halloween crafts? Hand Painted Halloween Canvas I found this idea on Pinterest, but no link for directions. I figure it's pretty easy to make just by the picture. I am looking forward to creating new crafts for the house like Continue Reading...

Nick Cannon Interview: Is Your Family Flu Ready?

Comeback Momma Interviews Nick Cannon

I don't often get the opportunity to interview celebrities, so when I was contacted to interview Nick Cannon, I jumped at the chance. He's serving as the spokesperson for the Theraflu Fluprint program, which helps educated people about the flu. It's a very helpful program with excellent information to clarify what is truth and what is myth about the flu, vaccines, etc. You can find out more at the Fluprint website. Everyone deserves the chance to be flu-ready this season. That’s why T Continue Reading...

J.Jill Compassion Fund Benefits Wellspring House

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I'm am thrilled to announce that I have been invited to serve as the social media hostess for a wonderful event sponsored by J.Jill. My specific event is in the North Shore area of Massachusetts, but J.Jill stores nationwide are participating in events to benefit the J.Jill Compassion Fund. More about the J.Jill Compassion Fund Founded in 2002, the J.Jill Compassion Fund is committed to providing support to community- based organizations that help disadvantaged and homeless women Continue Reading...

HUGE Fall Fashionista Event – $300 Stella & Dot Giveaway

Fall Fashionista Event: $300 Stella & Dot Giveaway and MUCH MORE!

I am thrilled to present my sponsor this year. My friend, Heather Stephens has graciously sponsored my giveaway with a $300 Stella & Dot gift certificate. Do you know the amazing items you can get with $300? Stella & Dot has so much more than just jewelry. I am loving their latest collection. Here are just a few ideas on what you might buy if you win. Signature Engravable Disc Necklace - Personalize this item in so many ways. Union Square Scarf La Totale large tote Chelsea Continue Reading...

Celebrate Friendship with Kids Cards

Celebrate Friendship with Poster Cards from Hallmark #KidsCards #Shop #CollectiveBias

This is a unique year for my daughter. She just switched to a new school to help with her learning disability. This summer, she was really nervous about losing her close friends because of this change. We decided to celebrate a birthday with one of her best friends in a BIG way with a poster-size card for kids from Hallmark. My daughter really wanted her friend to know how much she cared about her and that they would stay in touch even if they were going to different schools. We went to Continue Reading...

Fashionable Activewear for Fall by Fabletics

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I am thrilled once again to show off some of my favorite items from the Fabletics collection of activewear for women. I love how easily the items coordinate from Pilates to playtime! Their fashionable activewear is also super comfortable with fun colors and long wearing fabrics. I workout in Fabletics frequently and truly LOVE the way their clothing feels. This outfit has the coordinating Tempe Sweatshirt with an off-the-shoulder 80's vibe. The coordinating abstract tank and piped Continue Reading...

#IAmProtective of My Family’s Financial Future

#IAmProtective of My Family's Financial Future #cbias #shop

#IAmProtective of My Family's Financial Future #CollectiveBias Growing up, my family struggled with money. My parents divorced when I was only 7 and they split up our family. My brother went to live with my father and I lived with my mother. As a single parent, my mother struggled a lot to manage our money. We had to use food stamps and I was on the free lunch program at school. I felt different from the average kids in my neighborhood. We lived in a small one bedroom basement Continue Reading...

Low Stress & Money Saving Holiday Shopping Tips

Tips for a Low Stress and Money Saving Holiday Shopping Season

Low Stress & Money Saving Holiday Shopping Tips Yup, it's that time of year again. Time to start planning for holiday shopping. Before you know it, holiday decorations will be up at every store to remind you that your shopping deadlines are fast approaching. For many, this can become a very stressful time of year. Here are my tips for minimizing stress for your holiday shopping. Start Early I plan on doing this every year, yet time gets away from me, well not THIS year. I am Continue Reading...