Apps to Help You Live a Greener Lifestyle

Environmentally Friendly Apps Help you live a greener life

In honor of Earth Day, I thought it would be fun to share apps that can help us all live a bit greener. Did you even know that such apps existed? I happened to see one mentioned in my local paper so I did some research to find more. I hope these apps inspire you to make a few small changes toward a greener lifestyle. Enjoy! Green Dictionary Want to "talk the talk" as well as "walk the walk?" Green Dictionary helps you understand climate change and various environmental issues better. Learn mo Continue Reading...

Spread the Word So Everyone has Underwareness!

Spread the Word About Underwareness

Have you heard the term Underwareness yet? The folks at Depend are entering year two of  their Underwareness social movement. It is a charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. Did you know that there are more people struggling with bladder leakage in their 20's than in their 80's? In fact, more people with bladder leakage are 50 or younger than 60 or older!  I am pretty lucky that I have not had many issues with bladder leakage. That said, it is still an issue that is near Continue Reading...

Help The Planet: Join the Green Light Movement

Help The Planet: Join the Green Light Movement

Want to make the world a better place just by filling up your cart? When you shop participating products in the Green Light Movement you can get more than what is on your grocery list. By purchasing brands you already love, you help our growing green efforts. Some of my favorite family products are already part of The Green Light Movement. Ben and Jerry's for example, is made with fair trade and Non-GMO ingredients. DOVE helps promote positive beauty and body image messages for women and Continue Reading...

Coming Soon: Disney’s “Inside Out” – Explore Emotions With Your Kids

Disney's "Inside Out" - Explore Emotions With Your Kids

I recently saw the preview for Inside Out with my daughter. She is so excited to see this. The main character (who happens to share her name) is so like her. She said, "Mommy, they made  movie about ME!" Here is the basic summary from Disney: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Bl Continue Reading...

Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. The days are getting warmer, brighter, and longer which may lead many to start Spring Cleaning.  But we’re not ready to start cleanin’ until we’re done sweepin’!  Take the next two weeks to sweep along the fabulous giveaways that a group of bloggers have come together to offer you!  Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways, in the linky below, including the two fabulous Grand Prizes - Sudsy Dough at Lindsey Continue Reading...

Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Without Going Crazy

Easy ways to eat healthy without going crazy

Healthy eating can be challenging, especially if you've have bad eating habits for years. Changing your lifestyle can seem overwhelming and frustrating. Here are a few tips to help you change your diet without losing your mind. Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Without Going Crazy Eat Breakfast We have all heard this one time and time again, but Americans continue to skip breakfast all the time. It really is the most important meal of the day. Eating a good breakfast will keep you from binging later Continue Reading...

Coming Soon: Disney’s Mystery Adventure, “Tomorrowland”

Disney’s Mystery Adventure, "Tomorrowland"

If you've seen any movies lately, you have likely seen a trailer for Tomorrowland. It is an upcoming Disney feature that I am really excited to see. I think it's going to be a great one for the entire family. Tomorrowland  stars Academy Award winner George Clooney as a former boy-genius, jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (played by Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity. Together they embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an Continue Reading...

Hope for Couples Struggling with Infertilily

hope for couples struggling with infertility

It took me a while before I was sure that I wanted children. I wanted a career, my husband wanted a house and a good job. When we finally decided we were ready to start "trying," we figured it would be easy. All of our friends were having babies. How hard could it be, right? Well, like so many couples, we struggled with infertility. We started trying to conceive a bit later than many of our friends and family. I was 32. After 8 months of trying, my doctor suggested that we get tested for Continue Reading...

The Best Fashion Trends from Spring Runways

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Apart from fresh blooms, Spring is one of the most fashionable seasons, with newer concepts being presented at fashion shows around the world. If you love shopping for new clothes (and who doesn't?) there is no way you want to skip the fresh spring trends for 2015. Here is list of some of the best ideas that deserve a place in your closet. The Best Fashion Trends from Spring Runways The Versatile Shirtdress One of the best trends coming from the runways are Shirtdresses. Effectively chic, Continue Reading...

Tips for Raising Young Athletes

tips for raising young athletes

Growing up, my husband and I were both involved in sports. We encouraged our children to try a bunch of activities. Both kids love soccer and my daughter also loves gymnastics. My husband and I feel that there are so many benefits to participating in organized sports. The kids learn coordination, team spirit, physical strength, and interpersonal skills. They learned to deal with loss and frustration too. Here are some tips I've learned along the way to help raise my little athletes. I hope y Continue Reading...

Ways to Give Back and Support Active Military and Veterans

Ways to Give Back and Support Active Military and Veterans

I have several members in my family who have proudly served their country. Both of my grandfathers, two of my uncles, and my father-in-law served. My husband's grandfathers both served as well. When we can, we try to give back to those who have served our country. I think of how my 3 cousins would not even exist if my uncle did not come back from the Vietnam war. My husband's uncle did not survive. So many families have made huge sacrifices. I've taught my kids to appreciate all that the m Continue Reading...