An admission of jealousy

I’ve heard about step parents being jealous of their spouse’s children, but I never thought it would happen to me. I’m not talking about the so-called “expected” stuff, like when Mykl takes the girls on a Daddy/Daughter date. Those are awesome, and I frequently encourage him to make more time for those dates. While he’s connecting one-on-one, I usually take our other kids out to the park to play or something else fun so he can focus his time without {Read More}

VeggieTales: Behind the scenes of Beauty & the Beet


Earlier this week I had the incredible opportunity to fly down to Nashville and get a behind-the-scenes look into the making of VeggieTales. One of the highlights of my trip was learning about their upcoming film Beauty and the Beet, scheduled for release this October 14th. The VeggieTales are back just in time for winter with an all-new take on the classic fairy tale. Kellie Pickler stars as Mirabelle, the sweet-potato lead singer of a family band that meets with {Read More}

Giveaway: Product Protection Just Got SIMPLR™ #SIMPLRPLAN (ad)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SIMPLR™ Lucy and Tillie have a cell phone that they share. At least, they USED to have a cell phone. Technically, they still have a cell phone; it just doesn’t work terribly well anymore. The girls were over at my cousin’s house for a playdate with her kids. The girls went to take the dog for a walk, and since they were going around the block, one of them {Read More}

Absolute LoJack Uncovered: Device Theft Awareness Month


Did you know that last year, 3.1 million Americans were the victims of smartphone theft? That’s not even counting thefts for laptops or tablets. For the month of August, I’ve partnered with Absolute LoJack, an industry leader in smartphone tracking software, to help increase safety and security so that folks like you and me can rest easier at night. Just before Levi was born, I had my laptop stolen. The crazy thing was, it didn’t even happen to me. I {Read More}

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy


Confession – comic book movies aren’t my thing, so I sent Mykl off for boys night to see Guardians of the Galaxy without me. Keep reading for his full review of the film. Mykl’s take on Guardians of the Galaxy: Now, my Marvel knowledge is limited to mainstream superheroes and stops just shy of knowing who that dude with the arrows is in The Avengers. Arrow Man? The Green Arrow? Still not sure. Seriously, who is that guy? In any {Read More}

A new promise from JOHNSON’S Baby #PromiseToBaby


This post was written in partnership with The Motherhood & JOHNSON’S® Baby. I’ve always been a fan of JOHNSON’S® Baby products. They’re kind of a quintessential part of having a newborn – every single baby shower I’ve ever been to has included at least one JOHNSON’S® Baby product as a gift to the new mom. Levi is almost 4 years old and I still use their Intense Moisture Relief cream for his eczema. Oh, and I totally use their Baby Shampoo for the {Read More}

Giveaway: Add A Little More Play To Each Day


Are you ready for a great giveaway? It’s sponsored by Gymboree Play & Music, the global leader in early childhood development programs. The prize is $100 in Gymboree Play & Music toys that foster the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Levi just started a new preschool, and one of the things I love about their program is that they allow the kids plenty of time to learn through play. He’ll be 4 next month, and as much {Read More}

Will run for bacon: Bacon Chase .05K Race Recap


Earlier this summer Mykl & I ran our first race together – the Birdtown 4k. This month we switched to something a little more our speed – the Bacon Chase .05k. Yes, that’s right – point zero five k. AKA approximately 164 feet. I’m pretty sure we got way more of a workout rushing from the car to the start line. But we had to go – there was bacon waiting for us! The Bacon Chase sounded great on paper, {Read More}

Cheetah Print Nail Art Tutorial

pink cheetah print nail art tutorial

Animal prints are still trendy in a big way and cheetah is the sassiest of them all. You can add the look as a nail art accent by follow these directions. Since it’s summer, I swapped out the usual cheetah brown color and replaced it with hot pink for a vibrant look. Colors Used: Julep’s Kelsey Julep’s Maddie Sally Hansen’s Celeb City (220) Dr.’s Remedy CALMING Enriched Clear Sealing Top Coat Other Tools Used: Toothpick, dotting tool, or nail art {Read More}

Channing Tatum for President 2016 #Channing4prez

Annoying Facebook Girl

Channing Tatum for President? Damn right! Or in this case, DAM right. The DAM Bloggers (Dad and Mom Bloggers) have picked their official endorsement for the 2016 elections – the one and only Channing Tatum. Channing Tatum’s qualifications: #1: Looks amazing in a suit. ‘nuff said. #2: Knows how to deliver a line – whether he needs to be forceful, thoughtful, or come across as intelligent, the man can do it. #3: He’s inspirational. If you’ve ever seen a pic of {Read More}