You know that old song, “I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed?” Have you ever chased a rolling meatball across a carpeted floor? If you have toddlers running around, you know what I’m talking about! I’ve chased meatballs and much more, to the tune of stain after nasty stain on our carpets. Thankfully, there’s a product that can can help us all out--Spot Shot! I recently received a can of this incredible stain removing product to review. I have to say, I’ve been impressed with what it’s able to remove. Pasta sauce–gone! Grape jelly–history! Pen ink–can’t see you anymore! Stains be gone! Read more
At the end of last year, I heavily syndicated some of my blog content across a number of larger sites and platforms. I enjoyed interacting with the new audiences and appreciated the exposure, but it never occurred to me that I was literally shooting myself in the foot. For months my blog traffic and page views had been on the rise, which naturally gave me a better Alexa ranking. Then things went south–fast.
I first noticed a problem when my traffic and page views began to decline in mid-December. At first, I chalked it up to seasonality and the holidays. People were busy shopping, cooking, and partying. They were not spending as much time online. I’d soon find out this was not the case. Read more
As bloggers, we each have a fellow blogger who we most admire and look up to. Our blogging idols, if you will. For me, that person has long been Marcia Kester Doyle of the insanely witty and funny blog, Menopausal Mother. I appreciate her sense of humor and have always loved reading about her wacky family outtakes, squirrel whispering escapades, and later-in-life womanly issue challenges. Man, can I relate! Well, maybe not to the squirrel adventures, since I’m more of a chipmunk person, but everything else…it’s like looking in the mirror! That’s why I’m so freakin’ thrilled to be taking part in the cover reveal today for her forthcoming book Who Stole My Spandex? Midlife Musings from a Middle-Aged MILF… Read more
“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”
Brancott Estate recently introduced a new lighter wine collection called Flight Song, which has me jumping up and down. Why? Because when it comes to wine, I’m beyond picky. I prefer white over red and it must taste more like fruit than antifreeze (many do!). Flight Song does not disappoint. In fact, it is now on my list of wines that we will regularly purchase. Retaining quality and flavor was a key focus when crafting this wine and Brancott Estate Flight Song has clearly achieved this. Not only is Flight Song full of crisp, palate-pleasing flavor, the wines are also crafted to have 20% fewer calories compared to their other wines. For this postpartum mama trying to lose the last of the baby weight, that’s a major selling point! Read more
I sure didn’t want to see the kids at my son’s birthday party sitting around looking like they were not having fun. When we had the party at our family pool – the pool was the main entertainment, and fun was in abundant supply. The kids would play for a while on their own, but they still might need some organized games to liven things up. Here are some great possibilities I found: Read more
My new obsession in TV watching is Southern Charm on Bravo. I know. I know. It’s a reality TV show and I denounce them at all costs. Except this one. Because it’s different. And scandalous. And like royalty gone mad! Never heard of the show? Here’s the rundown: Read more