Forget Ebola, Take Care of the Flu

This post about flu shots (TLDR? Get one now!) is in partnership with Minute Clinic. Lately my Facebook feed has been filled with hysteria about Ebola. Friends, I know those click bait headlines are hard to ignore but if you spend your time reading about quarantine policies by state, you're missing out on protecting you and your family about something a lot more likely to befall you, the flu. After all, your chances of getting Ebola are a million to one ( … [Read more...]

Cars.Com Gives Good #NewCarFace

It's the little things they say, but sometimes it's the big things. Like a new car. Thanks to Cars.com for sponsoring this post! Recently I started the application to become an Uber driver. They are headed to my city and it seemed like a good way to add some extra income to our travel budget. When I told my husband he informed me that no one was going to want to pay to ride around in my mom mobile. My response was that I wanted to use his car. His face looked like I wanted to sell off our first born. Which might have not been so off the mark. He loves his Mazda. Oh that 3 and the car shopping journey we went through But it was worth all the research on Cars.com and the FOUR WEEK wait for it to come in from the dealer just to see to get to that new car face he has been wearing every time we ride in it. If you want to have your own blissful car shopping journey use Cars.com to take the drama out it. but now they’re taking it out of new cars by paying off someone’s car … [Read more...]

Upgrade Your Tailgate!

This post is sponsored by Sam's Club the place to tailgate, I mean get your tailgating stuff, Sam's Club. But honestly, I could tailgate right there! Awesome food samples and cheap hot dogs. What more could a fan ask for? Well a lot more it seems. Now days, tailgating is a competitive sport. And it's not just about the food anymore, it's also about the entertainment. I love checking out some of the setups when I am cruising the parking lots. At first, I thought the people with the TVs were crazy but when you've got a cross fan family. Well they almost become a necessity. So if you're going to go big, here are some tailgating upgrades from Sam's Club. … [Read more...]

Tailgate Time!

Friends, when Country Outfitter asked me if I wanted to post about tailgate fashion my answer was a resounding HECK YES! I admit, I don't know too much or get too worked up about college football but tailgating on the other hand... sign me up! What could be better than hanging out with your friends, playing games, eating great food (calories totally don't count if they are eaten outside,) and having some hometown pride. So I knew I had to post today on this very important holiday: show your colors day! My city is head to toe in black and gold. … [Read more...]

Flip the Script With Target Pharmacy Rewards

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. Is everyone back to school now? It seems like the waves of friends posting back to school pics have been coming for awhile now. And now we are in our second week, eek. Where did the summer go? But if anything makes me realize that summer is over for realsies, it's the cough and cold infestation. The girls are usually pretty healthy, we even call one bionic since she never ever gets sick, but the husband and I catch everything they don't, Basically they are the carriers and we are the victims. The only upside to this constant sickeness is the Target Pharmacy Rewards program. … [Read more...]

This is Happiness

Happy Family asked bloggers to share their own happy moments in August in honor of National Happiness Happens Day, August 8th. I've been strangely blocked on writing this post. Sure there are small happy moments every day but lately they have seen overshadowed by all the worry. Sometimes worry can drive you crazy. Then you spend a hot afternoon at a friend's doing nothing more than drinking a jelly jar of wine and watching your kids run wild. Happiness happens when you least expect it, when you least plan for it. When you let go. Here's a jelly jar glass of wine cheers to that. I know you all have you own little moments when happiness just happened. Consider uploading a video of yours to the Happy Family Facebook page and you will be entered to win a fun prize for your happy family. Contest ends the 27th! … [Read more...]

Do More, Move More, Cheer More with Degree and US Soccer

Partnering with Global Influence for this sponsored post about Degree and the World Cup. It's here! After a weekend of matches, America finally makes its entry into the cup today with the match against Ghana. though my husband is leaving to go watch the match with fellow American Outlaws members, I plan to have it stream here at home too. Even though the girls do not play soccer, their father's love of futbol is definitely rubbing off on them. And they are not alone... … [Read more...]

Auto Insurance Comparison, Done and Done!

I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric® Community. Collective Bias has provided me with compensation for my time and effort to evaluate this website. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Love, love, love partnering with AutoInsurance.com and #CollectiveBias on this post on car insurance. Cars and dads go together like pb and jelly, in my opinion. Me and cars, not so much. Happy Sunday! How are the fathers in your life? My husband has been watching the World Cup all day so he's happy. I am bummed though, because I haven't gotten a chance to talk to my own dad. Through out my life, he's been my calm, comforting rock. It's amazing to me how unflappable he was and still is. The Terror Twins give him a run for the money, but after raising my and my sister, I think he's ready for anything. Especially after enduring my awful driving. … [Read more...]

Guest Post : Graduating This Year? Don’t Get Hit With A DUI

A Montgomery County, PA father decided to host a party for his underage daughter and her friends, thinking that they will be safe under his watchful eye.  However, when the party got out of hand and one of the minors became so intoxicated that he was vomiting on the front lawn, the police arrived, arrested the father and charged him with 43 counts of corruption of minors, 61 counts of selling/furnishing liquor to minors, and 1 count of recklessly endangering another person.   Underage drinking is against the law and providing minors with alcohol carries with it serious criminal penalties.  In addition, a person furnishing minors with alcohol can also face civil liability if the minor gets hurt or hurts someone else.  Underage drinking never leads to anything positive and experienced DUI lawyers frequently explain that it can have serious legal implications for both the underage person and the one who provided them with alcohol.  With high school graduations coming up fast and summer … [Read more...]

The Power of Dads

Last week was rough, my main guy was out of town. And though I joke about pulling more than my weight when it comes to the house and kids, the truth is that my husband pulls more than his weight around here. Especially when it comes to the nighttime routine. … [Read more...]