Three weeks ago, I told you all the I was embarking on the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge. This involved flossing, brushing, and rinsing twice a day, every day, for twenty-one days. It also meant my kids got to use their very own rinse, something about which they were VERY excited. (Really, that “very” deserves about a dozen exclamation points because, let me tell you, if I dared forget to pour that rinse? I heard about it!)
I’m actually a pretty darn diligent little brusher and flosser, but I do confess to a night here and there when I pass out on the couch and my chompers fall by the wayside. (Terrible, I know.) This challenge forced me to be much more vigilant and, if I felt myself start to drift, I’d pop up and announce to my husband, “I’m gonna do my teeth so I can crash without thinking about it!”
This resulted in my being very, very consistent about blushing AND flossing twice each day. Not only did this mean my teeth felt clean pretty much all the time, but I noticed a real difference from all that flossing! Continue reading Post-not really!-LISTERINE® Challenge Recap
So, I was trying to figure out what I should write about today and, suddenly it hit me– I haven’t told you all very much about A. lately! So, if you’ve followed A’s whole saga, this might be interesting to you. If you haven’t? I won’t be the least bit offended if [...]
Well, good morning to you!
Rather than have you read a whole bunch here this morning, I’d be simply tickled pink if you’d pop on over and read my words one of two other places. (I know, right? What are the odds that my posts would go [...]
I’ve been teaching my second grade church school class about vocations. Our book keeps it really simple and straight-forward, which is something I appreciate:
The word vocation means ‘what we are called to do.’ Every Christian has the vocation to live as a follower of Jesus. God calls us to do [...]
Buying our first home at 23 had made us a bit of an anomaly among our peers. Yes, I certainly know that there are people who get their first mortgage at a younger age than that but, realistically, we were only a couple years out of college and it was pretty strange [...]
(I was provided with toys– yay!– and compensation in exchange for sharing my honest thoughts with you all about this product. All opinions and embarrassing revelations are completely and totally my own.)
Let me start out by being perfectly honest with you all– I am totally lacking in super hero knowledge. Seriously. I can recognize the Incredible Hulk. And I can remember having some rockin’ Underoos as a very little girl. But I really don’t know squat about the various story lines of the shows and movies as of late.
What I do not lack, however, is an understanding of why super heroes (and super villains, for that matter) are so fascinating and fun for children. What’s not to like about someone who can accomplish amazing feats and save the day? On the flip side, there’s something appealing about having a bad guy we can all agree to love to hate.
So, though I (admittedly) couldn’t have named the heroes without reading their names off the packaging, I was so excited to share these Marvel Super Heroes Mashers with my kiddos. I knew they’d be eager to learn their stories and explore their abilities– I learned they were already a bit more super hero-savvy than their mama, but they still had things to discover.
Continue reading Marvel Super Heroes Mashers (review)
In an effort to try and make things easier for you all, I attempted this recipe formatting plugin thingy and, I’ve gotta say, I don’t love it. I think it looks clumsy. That said, I know it’s a pain in the rear end to print my recipes normally, so I’m trying to [...]
I can’t lie. I really miss summer evenings. The after-supper soccer games… the neighborhood walks as the fireflies come out to dance… the wild berry picking with my husband after the littles were all tucked in… (Do you like how I completely leave out the sticky humidity and the obnoxious mosquitos? )
Family Breakfast Project? Well, now, that’s something I can get onboard with!
After all, I’m a big fan of family. I’m a big fan of breakfast. So, not surprisingly, I love this idea! Also? I was impressed that Cheerios® sent me the right size shirt without ever even asking me. (On that topic, let’s get this part out of the way right now– as inspiration to post, General Mills though Platefull Co-Op sent me one box of Cheerios®, a Cheerios® breakfast bowl, a Cheerios® T-Shirt, and some Family Breakfast Project resources, so I could take part in posting about the Family Breakfast Project.)
The concept of the Family Breakfast Project is simple– to take seven minutes for seven days to have family breakfast and explore the possibilities that brings. You can read all sorts of ideas and inspiration right here. The guide I was sent includes things like conversation starters, fun twists, and ways to help children feel more independent and involved.
Continue reading Breakfast Cookies (featuring Cheerios®) #sponsored
I fear if I were to try to write too much today, I’d likely just whine about this:
So I’m going to spare you a long-winded tale of woe.
(To answer the obvious question: Dancing. Just Dance, specifically. I’m too embarrassed to tell you what [...]