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}

Linux Drone: Solo Smart Drone Now Available at Best Buy

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}

GoPro HERO+ LCD Launch at Best Buy

GoPro has gotten a whole lot cooler over the years, and the GoPro HERO+ LCD shows it. Besides being able to capture crisp 1080p60 video on the go, it also takes 8MP still photos and has built-in Wi-Fi to share your pictures as soon as you take them to Facebook or Instagram, or just back them up to the cloud so you can edit them later.

Homework help from Verizon Educational Tools #VZEducation #VZWbuzz

The girls are already a little over a week into the school year, so that means homework is part of our routine when they get to visit home for the weekend. Mykl & I are pretty smart, but with Lucy in 4th grade and Tillie in 6th grade this year, we’ve had to admit that sometimes their homework is smarter than we are. Luckily for us, Verizon Educational Tools is making it easier for us to help them learn. Verizon Educational Tools {Read More}

IKEA KURA Loft Bed: Levi’s new big boy room

Levi’s room has been updated – we flipped his IKEA KURA loft bed into the lofted option to make it a “big boy” bed and so far he absolutely loves it. Here’s the video of the big reveal: If you’re unable to view the video above, please click here to view on YouTube. Last year, hot roommate Mike helped me put together Levi’s IKEA KURA loft bed. Since Levi was only 2 at the time, we set it up in the {Read More}

How to make a YouTube photo collage video with your cell phone #VZWVoices #Mom

It’s amazing how easy it is to make a YouTube photo collage video with your cell phone these days. My neighbor Lisa made one of holiday lights around our town with her Galaxy S4.

Read more for Lisa’s story about a run-in with the cops & a step-by-step tutorial of how to make your own video like hers.

Levi’s First Skype With Mr Grey’s Kids #VZWVoices #Mom

I’m currently participating in the Verizon Moms Voices blogging program. I received a complimentary device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions. A couple weeks ago, Levi and I both met Mr. Grey’s (Mykl’s) kids Tillie & Lucy for the first time. We met at Subway for dinner, then took all of them to the Eagle’s Nest indoor playground. It was great to meet in a low-key setting where the kids could run around and play. The {Read More}

Sponsored Video: Hot Roommate Installs Showerhead #WomensIn2ition

A few weeks ago I announced that Delta sent me a new fancy In2ition showerhead to review, and also shared a photo of my hot roommate Mike installing it. What can I say? I think he’s cute when he plays handyman. The photo above is Mike taking out the old showerhead. This is my new fancy Delta In2ition showerhead. Isn’t it fancy? t I was really impressed just how easy it was to install. The video below is about 4 {Read More}

Every 45 Minutes A Child Visits The ER Due To A TV Tip-Over Incident

According to a 2011 US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report, every 45 minutes a child visits an emergency room due to a TV tip-over related injury. Even scarier – on average, a child is killed every three weeks from an unsecured TV. I don’t want Levi to be one of those statistics. When Jason and I decided to get a flat panel LCD TV a few years ago, we went with a non-traditional TV stand to avoid this very {Read More}

Of Course I Support The American Cancer Society (Sponsored Video)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Cancer Society. It’s been a full month since my Grandma Gladys passed away from breast cancer. When the American Cancer Society approached me to help spread the word about their 100th birthday this year, it was a no-brainer for me to jump on board. The photo above is one of the ways I found to involve Levi with my grieving process. We wrote messages in the snow {Read More}