Mar 022015
 

This is a partnered post with myself, Champions for Kids and The Motherhood to introduce the Snacks for Students program. All words and opinions are my own.

Over the years I’ve worked with Champions for Kids a few different times.  The concept behind Champions for Kids is really simple: it’s an organization that makes it easy for you to give to kids in your own community.  There are a number of different programs they host throughout the year from food to books to toiletries and more.

Champions for Kids: making it easy to give to kids in your own local communities #SnacksForStudents

The ‘your own community’ part is one of the biggest reasons I’ve enjoyed partnering with Champions for Kids the last few years.  There are, of course, plenty of people that need our help worldwide, but it’s important to not overlook those in our own backyard, either.  And now for the first time, nearly everyone in the country can get involved in providing for their communities. Continue reading »

Feb 252015
 

This Pass the Puffs get well soon gift basket ideas post is sponsored by One2One Network. All words and opinions are my own.

This winter has been a particularly rough one for the flu and colds. I knew it was really bad when I received an email saying that there was a high flu warning for the Louisville and Cincinnati area. It’s definitely put me on high alert as to ways to avoid getting sick in the first place.

Make cold & flu season a little easier with these easy Get Well Soon Gift Basket ideas, like cough drops and Puffs Plus Lotion #PassThePuffs

But it’s not possible to always avoid getting sick. In fact, I’ve actually been feeling pretty run down for quite a few weeks. There’s rarely been a day when my desk wasn’t covered in tissues, cough drops, and a glass of orange juice. Continue reading »

Feb 182015
 

While my parents and brother were visiting over Thanksgiving and the week after, I planned a trip for us to the Louisville Slugger Museum here in town.  My entire family are huge baseball fans (I love baseball, myself) but my brother Jeff, especially, lives and breathes the game.  As this was his first time in Louisville, I knew it would be a fun surprise for him if we could go.

The bat in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum is an exact-scale replica of the model R43, 34" wood bat, designed to specifications requested by Babe Ruth in the early 1920s. It stands 120' tall, making it the World’s Biggest Bat.

The bat in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum is an exact-scale replica of the model R43, 34″ wood bat, designed to specifications requested by Babe Ruth in the early 1920s. It stands 120′ tall, making it the World’s Biggest Bat.

I had never been to the Slugger Museum either and, oddly enough, even though my husband has lived here pretty much his entire life, he also had never been.  I knew Bubbles might be a little young to appreciate it all, but she’s always happy to go anywhere, especially with her Uncle Jeff. Continue reading »

Feb 162015
 

I am a Superior Source ambassador and partner with them to bring you posts throughout the year.

So, you may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet around here the last week or two.  Well, that’s because I’ve been kind of sick.  Started in my head, then my throat joined the party, and finally my lungs were feeling left out so they decided to show up, too.

It’s not a good sign when you cough hard enough that your kiddo covers their ears and complains about the noise.

5 Tips to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

I’m starting to feel a little better now, thankfully.  I’d like to avoid a repeat of the past few weeks, though, so I’m adding a few things to my routine in an effort to stay well.  Here are a few tips that might help you, too. Continue reading »

Feb 092015
 

Thank you to The Motherhood and JOHNSON’S for sponsoring this post on baby bath time.

I remember the very first time I gave Bubbles a bath after bringing her home from the hospital.  I was in awe of the tiny little human that had been entrusted to me.

First bath-time with Grammie! Baby bath time rituals are fun #SoMuchMore

As Bubbles got older, she really grew to love bath time.  And so did I – watching her have fun as she played and splashed and giggled made my heart happy.  It was such a great bonding time for both of us. Continue reading »