Ad: Having a Family Outing? Pack Up HIBICLENS!


All content for this advertisement was provided by HIBICLENS.  MAKE HIBICLENS® ANTIMICROBIAL SOAP PART OF YOUR FAMILY OUTING Family outings are a great way to bond with your children and create memories that last a lifetime. From a picnic at the local park to a weekend getaway, family outings are only limited by your imagination. Whether taking photographs outdoors or going on a hike, we want to be fully in the moment with our family. And we especially don’t want {Read More}

Because I have yet to find a better excuse to wear these boots

Sophie short sleeve dress from Karina Dresses

According to Instagram, I’ve had these boots for 11 months. They’re kick-ass boots, but they’ve never made it out of the house. Mostly because I’m generally adverse to breaking my neck, but also because I just haven’t had an occasion yet that called for bringing all kinds of sexy back in the form of stiletto heeled boots. And maybe also because I live in MN and it’s hard to walk in heels in the snow. But yesterday I said f*ck {Read More}

Bathroom Confessions: One Toilet, Five People #TweetFromTheSeat


First confession – when Influence Central asked me to participate in a campaign on behalf of Charmin called #TweetFromTheSeat, I snorted and giggled a little bit. When they said they wanted me to make a video and have fun with it, I started thinking this could be fun. Then they enticed me with free toilet paper. Done deal. I’m all over this. So was Lucy, who wants to be an actress someday. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of {Read More}

Parent & Kid Perspective: Max Movie Review


Guest post by Mykl Roventine, also known as Mr. Grey and the Life With Levi Movie Reviewer when Jen isn’t available. Max, which opens today, touts itself as a family action adventure movie but families with younger kids might want to pay attention to the PG rating, so earned for a fair amount “action violence/peril”. My girls, 10 and 13 years old, were very excited to see the film based on the trailer. I approached the screening with some trepidation, {Read More}

Whatever EWG, I’m Using Neutrogena Sunscreen Anyway

Neutrogena Sunscreen

Here’s the deal, folks – I was recruited by Influence Central to write a post about Neutrogena sun screen. They sent me samples, and after I send them a link to this post, hopefully they’ll still continue sending me promotional items for the campaigns I work with them on. This post isn’t just a bunch of sponsored stuff someone is paying me to write about. It’s my rant about the EWG and why I disagree with information that’s been making the {Read More}

How Young Is Too Young for a Cell Phone? #VZWBuzz

Baby chewing cell phone

How young is too young for a cell phone? If you had asked me this question a couple months ago, I would have said Levi is DEFINITELY too young to have his own cell phone. He’s not quite 5 – who needs a cell phone when they’re not even in Kindergarten yet? Not my kid, that’s for sure. But oh how things change. As part of the Verizon team of lifestyle influences, I was able to learn all about one {Read More}

Linux Drone: Solo Smart Drone Now Available at Best Buy

3DR Linux Drone

Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card for participating in this advertising campaign. The first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers is now available at Best Buy. This bad boy seems to be on every dad’s wish list. Mykl happened to be looking over my shoulder when I pulled up photos of the Solo™ 3DR Linux Drone, and I kid you not, my 40-something year old boyfriend turned into a child when he {Read More}

5 Quiet Activities for Preschool Kids

Quiet Play Activities for Preschool and School Age Kids -

If you have multiple children, you know how important quiet activities for preschool kids can be, especially when your older kids participate in performance arts. Unlike sports games where there is plenty of action for the little ones to watch, musical & theatrical performances usually have less action happening up on stage to keep your preschooler engaged. Thankfully, there are plenty of quiet activities to help your preschooler sit through a sibling’s performance. (Or cousin’s. Or friend’s. Or parent’s.) These are {Read More}

Ad: How This Antimicrobial Soap Improves Health at Home


This advertisement is authored by HIBICLENS. Your home is filled with germs. Even if your home looks clean, it really isn’t. Germs have a tendency to hide in many places, not just the typical dark and dirty areas. HIBICLENS® is a medical grade antimicrobial hand soap that is trusted by health professionals and moms everywhere for protection from germs. Using HIBICLENS is a great way to protect the entire family from germs that can cause illnesses from the common cold {Read More}

June Karina Dresses #Frockstar Giveaway #2

Karina Dresses Summer Giveaway

Ready for another Karina Dresses giveaway? Yesterday I posted photos of the Megan dress from a shoot with Majewski Marketing & Media. This is a pic I forgot to include in the post. I’m a pretty busty gal, and usually I wear Karina Dresses that accentuate my assets. One of the questions I get a lot is if ALL Karina Dresses make your boobs look huge. The answer is no. Not all of them. The Megan dress is a perfect {Read More}