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Saving Play

[The following post is sponsored by Playworld Systems.] When I was growing up I had a lot of freedom to play on my own. I could roam around my neighborhood, play with other children, put on talent shows, have adventures, make new friends, scrape my knees, get into arguments, make up, invent games, and discover […]

Home Safety Month – What can You Do?

Home Safety Month: What Can You Do? [The following post is sponsored by Kidde.] June is Home Safety Month, which is a good time to take stock of how safe my house is. Since I started working with Kidde, I’ve been paying more attention to certain things. I added more smoke and CO alarms to […]


What’s An Occlusal Adjustment And Why Should You Ask Your Invisalign Provider About One?

[I am a member of the Invisalign Moms Advisory Board and am receiving complimentary Invisalign treatment.] My bottom teeth used to look like this: And my top teeth used to look like this: Now thanks to Invisalign they look like this! The difference is so big I still can’t believe it. I love looking at […]


TiVo. Because I Really Really Love TV

[The following post is sponsored by TiVo, a company I love and am thrilled to be working with.] My First TiVo Somewhere around 1997 or 1998 I read about this thing that was going to replace VCRs. At the time, I had two VCRs and dozens of tapes with my favorite shows on them (and […]


What About All Those Negative Invisalign Reviews?

[I am a member of the Invisalign Moms Advisory Board and am receiving complimentary Invisalign treatment.] My last Invisalign trays!!! I just read through a crap ton (yes, that’s the official measurement) of Invisalign reviews online. I’d seen someone mention on Facebook that of all of the reviews he’d read about Invisalign, about 80% of […]


Do You Have WiFi Dead Spots In Your Home?

[I received this product from Actiontec in order to facilitate this review.] I don’t think I’ve ever been in a house that didn’t have WiFi dead spots. Our house is particularly difficult for WiFi because it’s tall and narrow. For reasons that are too complicated to go into, we have to have our modem in […]


The Leading Cause Of Accidental Poisonings

[The following post is sponsored by Kidde] My kids, safe and sound This week is Poison Prevention Week. And when I think of “poison” I think of my kids drinking some kind of cleaning product or taking medicine not meant for them. But  according to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of accidental […]


Coffee And Clothing With A Cause

[This post is sponsored by Life Is Good and BSM Media.] Last Friday I stopped by Penn Station to check out Life Is Good, which was giving away their new coffee to commuters. I wasn’t there for the coffee – I get my caffeine in other ways. But I was happy to meet with reps […]

Invisalign: The Home Stretch

[I am a member of the Invisalign Moms Advisory Board and am receiving complimentary Invisalign treatment.] At my last visit my orthodontist told me that I might almost be on my last Invisalign trays. I was shocked, since I thought I still had twelve sets of trays to go, but he ordered extra because he […]

Easter Baking With Hershey – And A Chocolate Giveaway!

[This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winner Michelle J., #11, and thanks to all who entered.] [This post is sponsored. I received product from HERSHEY’S and payment from Global Influence in exchange for writing this post.] Easter for me is all about the candy. When I was little my grandmother would hide Easter baskets […]