May 032015
 

This techie mom has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All drooling over the bag is my own.

While I don’t consider myself a real fashionista (maybe when my days include less crawling under bushes for lost golf balls or baseballs and more afternoon massages?) I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for shoes and bags (well, and earrings).  And while my bags (and shoes) are more function than flair these days, I do like them to be at least somewhat stylish.

Function & Fashion for the Techie Mom - Modal Concept Tote Bag

As a blogger and all-around techie mom, when I leave the house my devices usually leave with me.  My phone and a car charger are the bare minimum and depending on where I’m headed I may even have my laptop with me.  But I still need space for juice boxes, coloring books, and fruit snacks, too. Continue reading »

Jan 042015
 

As I shared a couple of days ago, 2015 is all about balance.  And part of the balance, of course, is getting more active.  Whether I’m taking a walk around the block, jumping on our treadmill, or making a stop at the gym, I have a new item that’s going to be in my bag.

Degree and Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirants for women #TRYDRY

This post has been sponsored by Global Influence. All words and opinions are my own.

Now I have new dry spray antiperspirants from Degree, Axe and Dove.  I like them because they go on easy, are long-lasting (48-hour protection!), and they won’t leave visible residue on your clothes.  Just because it’s workout gear, doesn’t mean I want those tell-tale white marks under my arms, right? Continue reading »

Nov 212014
 

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

One of the things I love about the holidays is all the adorable outfits and festive jammies that start popping up in the stores.  I’ll confess that I really enjoy shopping for cute clothes for Bubbles.  And fortunately she loves to shop right along with me.

OshKosh B'gosh

With their quality and fit, OshKosh B’gosh has always been one of my favorite places to order from.  Recently they opened a new store within driving distance, so one rainy day a couple of weeks ago, Bubbles and I took the opportunity to drive over and check it out.  It was a lot of fun to get to actually go through the clothes racks and have her try on a bunch of different things versus just ordering off the site. Continue reading »

Oct 262014
 

This hair tips for busy moms post is sponsored by Global Influence. All words and opinions are my own.

While I was growing up, my Mom was a stay-at-home Mom.  Before my brothers and I were born, though, she had a career as a stylist.  As a young teen, I remember sitting under one of those salon-style dryers in the comfort of our own home, feeling pretty cool.

Hair Tips for Busy Moms

Having a stylist Mom meant there was very little reason to go to a salon, as I had my own personal hair-care expert under the same roof.  She shared a lot of hair tips and tricks with me over the years, and many of them that were applicable to an on-the-go teen are equally as applicable to my life now as a busy mom.  Now I want to share them with you! Continue reading »

Jul 212014
 

This tips for surviving allergy season post is sponsored by Poise. All thoughts and words are my own.

I love summer, I really do.  Lots of places to go, things to see.  A number of excuses to be outside an enjoy the beautiful weather with friends and family.  Sun-kissed skin, flip-flops, and sundresses.

But I don’t love the way my allergies flare up during the summer.  The past few days I’ve been especially miserable; I’m nearly on a first-name basis with the staff at the drug store as I’ve gone through multiple boxes of tissues.

5 Tips for Surviving Allergy Season

There are a few things I’ve found that have helped me put my best face forward and get through the sneezing, itchy and puffy eyes, and general feeling of ickiness.  If you’re an allergy sufferer, too, then I hope you’ll find these tips for surviving allergy season helpful! Continue reading »