Oops-Proof Your Daughter's Young Adult Years with a DIY Period Kit

Oops-Proof Your Daughter's Young Adult Years with a DIY Period Kit

If you have a daughter, you're going to want to read this. When my husband and I found out that we were going to have a baby girl, we were so excited. Our firstborn was a boy, and we were thrill…
You're Not You When You're Tired

You're Not You When You're Tired

Hi, I'm Jessie. I've been living in an alternate, exhausted reality for the past year (or four, if we are being honest). I am slowly emerging from a strange, frustrated, foggy existence to a…
6 Ways to Turn Your New House into the Perfect Home

6 Ways to Turn Your New House into the Perfect Home

Every new homeowner will want to put their own stamp on their new property, even if the past owners had excellent taste. Your goal should be to incorporate your personality and taste into the interio…
Step into Comfy & Cool Fall Looks in Jack and Lily Kid's Shoes + #Giveaway

Step into Comfy & Cool Fall Looks in Jack and Lily Kid's Shoes + #Giveaway

Thanks to Jack and Lily for providing me with product for my review. All thoughts are my own. It's almost fall, and let me tell you, we are more than ready for it! After a hot and steamy summer,…
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment at Spectrum Center + Win 4 Tickets to Premier Night! #Giveaway

Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment at Spectrum Center + Win 4 Tickets to Premier Night! #Giveaway

Thank you to FELD Entertainment for sponsoring this post.  Get ready to enter a dazzling world of Disney magic, live on the ice where Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney Pixar’s Cars per…
Parmesan Okra

Parmesan Okra

Okra is that veggie that just keeps on growing and growing.  And I feel like there aren't that many ways to eat it...at least that I know of.  My in-laws have given us a lot of okra this summer …
Just Eat the Dang Cupcake!

Just Eat the Dang Cupcake!

Look, sometimes you just need to eat the dang cupcake. It's not good for you. It won't lower your cholesterol or stabilize your sugar. It tastes the way that it tastes because it's meant…
Don't Miss Double Dare Live in Charlotte + Double Dare Live Tickets #Giveaway

Don't Miss Double Dare Live in Charlotte + Double Dare Live Tickets #Giveaway

Thanks to Ovens Auditorium for sponsoring this giveaway. Nickelodeon, in partnership with Red Tail Productions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Red Tail Entertainment, and CB Entertainment, announce…
Sweet 16- The Sweetest Daughter

Sweet 16- The Sweetest Daughter

My family is blended and while my daughter is not biologically mine- she is my daughter. Today is her 16th birthday and I cannot fathom how this could be.  I look at her and always see the little gi…
Easy DIY Fall Decor with Chalkola Chalk Markers + Chalkola Marker Set #Giveaway

Easy DIY Fall Decor with Chalkola Chalk Markers + Chalkola Marker Set #Giveaway

Thanks to Chalkola for providing me with product for this post. All thoughts are my own. One of my favorite things about fall is fall decorating. I love all of the beautiful decor that I see in craf…
Today Is Tomorrow's Good Old Days

Today Is Tomorrow's Good Old Days

Today is a gift but it is fragile so handle with care. Open with purpose and use it to the fullest. You opened your eyes this morning and even if you were hoping you wouldn't, you did. That happ…
Reading for a Cause

Reading for a Cause

I love to read.  I love to explore places, characters and situations that I may never experience in my own life.  Reading is my favorite past-time.  I started the year with a goal to read 100 books …
Parenting Tips for the Terrible Twos

Parenting Tips for the Terrible Twos

One moment everything seems to be in order, the next they're crying for attention or throwing tantrum for any other thing that would disrupt the peaceful atmosphere, the most embarrassing part is…
Simple Ways to Save Money and Keep Your Family Safe

Simple Ways to Save Money and Keep Your Family Safe

About fifteen years ago I bought bottled water on a weekly basis. Fresh out of college, I was living with my parents, and working a full-time job. I pitched in as I could with groceries and of cours…
Weekends with the Wigglesworths- Soccer, BFFS, and Renaissance Fun

Weekends with the Wigglesworths- Soccer, BFFS, and Renaissance Fun

Happy Saturday, friends. I'm feeling a little on edge today because I am pretty worried about some friends and family in the path of Hurricane Florence. I am trying to get my mind right and focu…
Join Us for an Advance Screening of SMALLFOOT in Hartford, CT 9/22

Join Us for an Advance Screening of SMALLFOOT in Hartford, CT 9/22

If you've seen any movies over the summer, chances are you've seen the trailer for Warner Bros.'  SMALLFOOT . The movie is heading to theaters on September 28th, but our MBP friends in the…
Celebrate National Coffee Day with Dunkin' Donuts + $20.00 DD Gift Card #Giveaway

Celebrate National Coffee Day with Dunkin' Donuts + $20.00 DD Gift Card #Giveaway

Thanks to Dunkin' Donuts for sponsoring this post. Do you run on coffee? I do- all day long! Every morning when I wake up, I head straight to my coffee maker and stand there, waiting on that glo…
Tips for De-stressing After a Hectic Day

Tips for De-stressing After a Hectic Day

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes things can get overwhelming no matter how organized you are. A day can very quickly go from being a chilled out one to suddenly being piled high with chores, e…
My Favorite Pet

My Favorite Pet

I was fortunate enough to have an aunt that absolutely adored animals. I was around cats, dogs, and horses on a daily basis. This big, furry hunk of love is Christopher. When Christopher first arriv…
Learn to Play Guitar at Any Age with ChordBuddy + ChordBuddy Jr. #Giveaway ($169.95 RV) #MBPHGG18

Learn to Play Guitar at Any Age with ChordBuddy + ChordBuddy Jr. #Giveaway ($169.95 RV) #MBPHGG18

Thank you to Chord Buddy for providing me with product in exchange for my review. All thoughts are my own. My kids have a natural love of music. Most all of our family members are musicians of some …
Hurricane Home Preparedness & Safety Tips

Hurricane Home Preparedness & Safety Tips

Good morning and happy Thursday! If you've been following updates on Hurricane Florence, we've shared a live look (via WSOCTV) at the storm as it makes its way through the Carolinas and surro…
31 Movies to Watch This Halloween Season

31 Movies to Watch This Halloween Season

As you may be aware, a certain television station recently released its "31 Nights of Halloween" schedule. I was really excited to see what movies made the list, but that excitement soon t…
Mom Tips For Keeping Your Car Clean

Mom Tips For Keeping Your Car Clean

Every Mom knows that keeping anything clean with kids around can be an insurmountable challenge. However, one of the greatest problem areas that drive most moms to distraction has to be the family ca…
Spooky Gift Ideas to Get the Family in the Halloween Spirit + Disney Villains & Zombie Cross Stitch Giveaway #MBPHalloween18

Spooky Gift Ideas to Get the Family in the Halloween Spirit + Disney Villains & Zombie Cross Stitch Giveaway #MBPHalloween18

Thanks to Thunder Bay Press and Studio Fun International for providing me with product. All thoughts and my own. Do you tend to walk on the dark side? Is Bad to the Bone your jam? Do you get a thril…
Perfection Isn't Everything: New Children's Book Teaches Kids & Parents a Valuable Lesson #CaptainLaPlank

Perfection Isn't Everything: New Children's Book Teaches Kids & Parents a Valuable Lesson #CaptainLaPlank

Thanks to Smith Publicity for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my review. All thoughts are my own. 'Mistakes are just something that everyone makes.'  Are you a perfecti…
Top 10 Tips for Stress Management

Top 10 Tips for Stress Management

Possibly the most stressful month of my life is upon me, dear friends. I (along with my mother, oldest brother, and fiance) depart on Thursday to Florida to attend my middle brother's wedding. I…
Clear Up Common Back to School Problems with Logic Products #MBPBacktoSchool18

Clear Up Common Back to School Problems with Logic Products #MBPBacktoSchool18

Thanks to Logic Products for providing me with samples to facilitate this post. All thoughts are my own. With school back in session, it's prime time for lots of yucky things to come home from s…
Tasty Tuesday Recipe - Waldorf Chicken Salad

Tasty Tuesday Recipe - Waldorf Chicken Salad

If you are weirded-out by grapes in your chicken salad, this is not your recipe. But, if you find crisp, sweet red grapes in your chicken salad refreshing and delicious, read on...
Save On Adorable Baby Gift Sets from Precious Moments with this Promo Code!

Save On Adorable Baby Gift Sets from Precious Moments with this Promo Code!

I am being provided with product in exchange for promoting this deal. All thoughts are my own. If you are a fan of Precious Moments, you will want to run as fast as you can to take advantage of the …
Combat Seasonal Congestion & Maintain Good Respiratory Health with Myrtol® 300

Combat Seasonal Congestion & Maintain Good Respiratory Health with Myrtol® 300

I partnered with Myrtol® 300 on this sponsored post. All thoughts are my own. This year, I seem to be more ready for fall than ever before. I am over and done with the sweltering heat and sticky hum…
Let Them Make Messes

Let Them Make Messes

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a bit of a neat freak. Messes stress me out (this is one of the top reasons I now work in an office outside of the home). I'm not in love with muddy s…
Zip, Zip Horray! Easy Storage Solutions from Zizzy Bee Bags #MBPBacktoSchool18

Zip, Zip Horray! Easy Storage Solutions from Zizzy Bee Bags #MBPBacktoSchool18

Thanks to Zizzy Bee Bags for providing me with product to facilitate my post. All thoughts are my own. By now, we're officially into September, and boy is our overall family schedule different. …
Grandparents Day- The Real MVPs

Grandparents Day- The Real MVPs

My sisters and I grew up in a large family with one of the greatest grandparents.  Our Gram is the matriarch of our family and has inspired us all with values in love, cooking, and family.  This yea…
All New Halloween Costumes Featuring Your Favorite Disney Characters #DisneyHalloween

All New Halloween Costumes Featuring Your Favorite Disney Characters #DisneyHalloween

It may be early September, but if you're a planner (like me), you're already thinking ahead to the next big thing- Halloween! I absolutely love Halloween and everything that goes along with …
Weekends with the Wigglesworths- Saturday's Here and She Brought Busy!

Weekends with the Wigglesworths- Saturday's Here and She Brought Busy!

Happy Saturday, friends! We made it through another school week and now we have just 172 days left of school. Yep, I'm keeping track, at least for now. Both girls love school. but it's been …
Gymboree: 50% Off Newborn, Baby Styles Plus So Much More Thru 9/18

Gymboree: 50% Off Newborn, Baby Styles Plus So Much More Thru 9/18

This post contains affiliate links. All thoughts are my own. It's time to stock up on the hottest trends for back to school! Gymboree is one of our favorite places to shop for babies and kids cl…
Think Tank Scholar Flashcards for Back to School Prep

Think Tank Scholar Flashcards for Back to School Prep

Thank you to Think Tank Scholar for the product. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Getting back into the rhythm of school and learning can be difficult. As a former teacher, I understand the st…
Keep Your Little Ones Safe with Dreambaby Safety Products + Dreambaby Prize Pack #Giveaway ($106.00 RV)

Keep Your Little Ones Safe with Dreambaby Safety Products + Dreambaby Prize Pack #Giveaway ($106.00 RV)

I partnered with Dreambaby on this post. All thoughts are my own. When you're a parent, your natural instinct will be to do whatever it takes to keep your child safe... no matter what age they a…
Favorite Childhood Movies You Can't Wait To Watch With Your Kids

Favorite Childhood Movies You Can't Wait To Watch With Your Kids

My husband and I have a running list of childhood favorite movies that we cannot wait to share with our kids one day. He has his favorite that we agreed our kids are not quite ready for yet and I ha…
Stress-Free Holiday Shopping with MBP Surveys

Stress-Free Holiday Shopping with MBP Surveys

I partnered with P2Sample on this sponsored post. All thoughts are my own. I have a bit of news to share with you, and I hope you won't be too upset with me for 'going there.' It's S…
Disney Pixar's Incredibles 2 Arrives Digitally Oct. 23 and on Blu-ray Nov. 6th

Disney Pixar's Incredibles 2 Arrives Digitally Oct. 23 and on Blu-ray Nov. 6th

Are you ready for some INCREDIBLE news? Disney Pixar's INCREDIBLES 2 will soon be making its way to homes everywhere! This movie was without a doubt one of the biggest hits of the summer and a d…
Save Time and Money this Back to School Season with Andis Clippers! #MBPBacktoSchool

Save Time and Money this Back to School Season with Andis Clippers! #MBPBacktoSchool

Thanks to Andis for providing me with product in exchange for my review. All thoughts are my own. Oh, the dreaded back to school haircut! Haircuts for my son have always been hard on the two of us. …
Mama Says... Words of Wisdom from Moms Who Have Been There

Mama Says... Words of Wisdom from Moms Who Have Been There

Happy Thursday! Has your brain been as screwed up as mine this week? With a holiday and seemingly short work week, I have been semi-discombobulated this week. As the family matriarch, I know I'm…
Never Lose Your Lip Balm Again With Lippy Clips #Review + #Giveaway #MBPHGG18

Never Lose Your Lip Balm Again With Lippy Clips #Review + #Giveaway #MBPHGG18

Thank you to the makers of Lippy Clip for providing me with product to review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own. There has got to be a graveyard somewhere where all of the lost lip balms …
Must-Have Products for Families on the Go this Fall

Must-Have Products for Families on the Go this Fall

Thank you to Orca Communications for the products. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Life gets busy. I feel like it gets busy without us realizing it sometimes. We all want products that make o…
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Final Trailer #DisneysNutcracker

Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Final Trailer #DisneysNutcracker

If there's one movie I cannot wait to see this fall, this is surely it! the final trailer for Disney’s 2018 holiday feature film THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS is finally here, with the film…
Wednesday Musings: Heatwave Weather

Wednesday Musings: Heatwave Weather

It's the start of the new school year and the beginning of September, but living in New England one wouldn't think it is fall yet.  The weather has been unreasonable hot and schools have bee…
Oh, The Places You'll Go: Back to School Giveaway Hop + American Girl Book Set #Giveaway

Oh, The Places You'll Go: Back to School Giveaway Hop + American Girl Book Set #Giveaway

Welcome to the Oh, The Places You'll Go Back to School Giveaway Hop! We're so excited to be partnering with our friends at The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island to bring you a fantastic giv…
Labor Day Reflections: Lessons Learned During My First Job

Labor Day Reflections: Lessons Learned During My First Job

This picture was taken 9 years ago. I feel like I was such a baby adult then. I was in between my first and second teaching jobs at this point. I had learned more in the previous year about teaching…