This post was written in partnership with the Center for Parent and Teen Communication. All opinions are my own. When you have a baby, advice is not hard to find. Magazines, parenting blogs, websites and books are filled with all the information a clueless new parent could possibly need to know — and well-meaning […]


March 1, 2021

Finally! Practical Advice for Parenting Teens!

  The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is almost here. No, not Christmas, silly! I’m talking about MONSTER JAM TIME. I have rhapsodized about Monster Jam on this blog many times before and no one is more surprised than me that I’m a fan. Dennis convinced me to go to a show several years […]


December 17, 2019

A Nashville Monster Jam Ticket Giveaway!

Monster Jam Nashville

This post is written in partnership with Amazon and contains affiliate links. All recommendations here are my own and I’m pretty excited to share them with you.  It’s back-to-school time, which means I’m hitting Amazon hard right now for all the last-minute things I need before the big day arrives. Luckily, Amazon has anticipated all our […]

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August 5, 2019

11 Amazon Products You Can’t Live Without This School Year

Back to School with Amazon

  If you read this blog at all, you know we’re HUGE fans of Disney on Ice. These shows are pure Disney magic and like Disney’s theme parks, even though they’re designed to appeal to children, every age will love them. I mean it when I say that even when my kids are grown and […]


August 31, 2018

Win 4 Tickets to Disney on Ice’s Frozen! in Nashville Sept. 13-16

Frozen! Disney on Ice

This post was written in partnership with Safe RX.  You can’t read the news without coming across evidence of America’s opioid epidemic. So many crimes these days are committed either under the influence or in pursuit of these drugs, and their reach extends beyond the newspapers, right into our own lives. Most of us know […]


July 10, 2018

This Little Bottle Just Might Save Your Teen’s Life

Monster Jam is coming to Nashville’s Nissan Stadium June 23rd and it’s definitely a great way to spend a summer night with your family. I’m hardly a Monster Jam kind of girl and I LOVE this show — especially when it’s held at Nissan Stadium! Monster Jam is like a big-truck circus — Just don’t […]


June 12, 2018

Win 4 Tickets to Monster Jam at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium June 23!

Not-so-fun fact about me: I have eczema! It’s very mild, never noticeable to anyone but me, and for most of my life, it wasn’t much of a problem. After I had kids, though, it started cropping up in a very problematic place — on my fingers. Having a family and being chief food preparer and […]


October 25, 2017

Confession: I Don’t Wear a Wedding Ring

GOLD BOND Eczema Game Changer

This post was written in partnership with Chore Check. At 10 and 13, my kids are getting to that (not so) wonderful stage in life where they ask for money ALL. THE. TIME. We’ve never given them a traditional allowance because between generous grandparents and frequent opportunities to earn money, they haven’t really needed them […]


September 16, 2017

An App That Actually Makes Your Kids Look Forward to Chores

Chore Check Review

This post was written in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Grand Ole Opry. When I took my kids to the St. Jude benefit at the Grand Ole Opry this week, I knew we’d be wowed by the celebrity roster, which included Luke Bryan, Nashville stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, and […]


September 15, 2017

This 5-Year-Old Will Show You Why St. Jude Matters

St. Jude Benefit at the Grand Ole Opry

This post was written in partnership with Office Depot. I think we can all agree that school supplies today are a lot cooler than they were when we were kids. Back in the pre-Instagram dark ages, I thought my Trapper Keeper, Holly Hobby lunchbox (and matching Thermos!), and Lisa Frank pencils were the height of […]


August 20, 2017

Office Depot’s School Supplies are So Cool, You’ll Probably Keep Them For Yourself