Author Archives: mamamommymom

Is It Time for the Straight Talk with Your Teen? #ad

Today’s Straight Talk post is sponsored by Invisalign.  However, all thoughts an opinions are my own.  As a medical device, Invisalign should only be used for it’s intended use, which is to straighten teeth. As a kid, I didn’t realize … Continue reading

Posted in Health/Wellness, Parenting | 4 Comments

Hitting the Trails: Fungi Finds

My pup and I love to hit the mountain bike trails at a local park, Fisher Farm.  On a recent trip out, our run turned into more of a nature walk when we encountered a staggering number of mushrooms (fungi!)  … Continue reading

Posted in Life in General, Running | 1 Comment

Taking A Spin With Surprise Ride {Subscription Box for Kids}

My kiddos… yeah, they’re jealous of all of the fun packages I get in the mail.  When Surprise Ride contacted us asking if we’d like to review their Monthly Adventure Box, of course we said yes! The kids were stoked … Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, Reviews | 13 Comments

A Great Wolf Lodge Getaway {Concord, NC} #Staycation

A few years ago when I heard we were getting a Great Wolf Lodge 30 minutes from the house, I though it was somewhere we’d never go.  I’ve never been one to do “staycations” and we have other water park … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | 9 Comments

Quick and Easy Snacks – Pudding Pops {Banana Pudding and S’mores} #AddCoolWhip #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. As a child of the 1980s, one of my favorite snacks was Jell-o Pudding Pops.  The chocolate pudding pops were my after school … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | 22 Comments

Back To School $175 Paypal Giveaway #BackToSchool

We all know how crazy expensive back to school can be.  Some fellow bloggers got together to do a little Paypal giveaway for you guys to help with the expenses of heading #BackToSchool And by a little giveaway, I mean … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Giveaways, Giveaways | 4 Comments

School Year Budgeting Tips for Parents: How Personal Checking Accounts Can Help

School Year Budgeting Tips for Parents Sponsored content was created and provided by RBS Citizens Financial Group. As you plan your school year budget, remember that expenses for your child or children don’t stop with back-to-school shopping. Sure, parents probably … Continue reading

Posted in Life in General | 9 Comments

Whose Life Is That Great Anyway? {The Social Media Sham}

This is not a funny post, or even a cute one.  It’s far more important than that.  I wasn’t going to write anything about the celebrity deaths this week, in fact I’m not even going to mention names here, but … Continue reading

Posted in Life in General | 23 Comments

Catalyst Waterproof Phone Case {Sponsored Review}

I’ve known for a long time that I needed a better case for my phone.  When Catalyst contacted me about reviewing their waterproof phone case, I couldn’t say no.  With summer in full effect and a beach trip on the … Continue reading

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Nan and Byron’s {Another Great Charlotte Eatery}

If you’re in the Charlotte area and want to experience a truly delicious meal, check out Nan and Byron’s on South Blvd.  A while back, the owners (there are three of them) at Nan and Byron’s invited a group of … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Reviews | 11 Comments