Adopt A New Best Friend And Save A Life #woofyeah #MilkBone

Adopt A New Best Friend And Save A Life #woofyeah #MilkBone

If you’ve been a regular blog follower, you probably remember posts about my beloved Bailey. She was my pampered pooch for 13 wonderful years. Truth be told, my heart hasn’t healed since she crossed Rainbow Bridge. While I miss having a furry companion, I know the amount of care required and how much time a dog needs and deserves. Being a homeschooling mom with a child in travel sports doesn’t offer ideal conditions for raising a dog. We travel frequently and know a dog doesn’t fit with our active lifestyle. With that said, my son and I visit our local animal shelter regularly to drop…

10 Tips To Prepare For Tropical Storm Erika #‎TSErika‬ #Florida

10 Tips To Prepare For Tropical Storm Erika #‎TSErika‬ #Florida

Projections are currently showing Tropical Storm Erika driving through the middle of Florida. Governor Rick Scott has already declared a state of emergency for the entire state. We all know the projected path can change at any time, but do NOT wait until the last minute to prepare your family and property for an emergency! Below are some simple tips to help prepare. Create a Plan:  Sit down with your entire family and create an emergency plan (this plan MUST include your pets, if you evacuate then they need to come with you). Talk…

Try #Hockey For Free On November 8th

Try #Hockey For Free On November 8th

On November 8th, USA Hockey and nearly 500 local associations across the country will encourage kids, ages 4 to 9, to come to a participating rink and try youth hockey as part of Come Play Hockey Month. All locations will have limited amount of equipment available for use. To find the closest Try Hockey event to you, click here and search with your zip code. Try Hockey events will be indicated with a (color) pin on the map. Click the pin most convenient to you to register your child.  

Earth Day Adventures 2014

Earth Day Adventures 2014

My son and I just returned from our Earth Day adventures! We started our morning by visiting a local lake and picking up trash. Personally, I was amazed at the amount of plastic cups, beer bottles and junk we found (the lake is private and only locals use it). Hey neighbors, stop being so lazy and dispose of your trash properly! We continued our trash clean-up efforts and headed towards Mead Botanical Gardens. We decided to walk through the property and came face to face with a cotton mouth. Honestly, I didn’t get close enough to verify, but…

Make Simple Lifestyle Changes For Big Results With Splenda #SweetSwaps

Make Simple Lifestyle Changes For Big Results With Splenda #SweetSwaps

I am a firm believer that making small, simple lifestyle changes can lead to big results over time. Many people become overwhelmed with committing to diet AND exercise because those two words can sometimes be scary. But, what many do not realize is making better choices can ultimately make a huge difference to our health and well-being. For instance, swapping sugar with a no calorie sweetner such as Splenda as part of a healthy lifestyle can save calories all year long! Visit www.365SweetSwaps.com for daily tips and recipes. Experts recommend…

Eat Clean, Eat Simple With Good Food Made Simple #EatClean

Eat Clean, Eat Simple With Good Food Made Simple #EatClean

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Good Food Made Simple and The Motherhood. I’ve been compensated for my time however, all opinions are my own. It’s a new year, many (myself included) are focused on exercising more and eating a cleaner diet. This means reading labels and understand what we are putting into our bodies. I recently discovered the brand “Good Food Made Simple” (GFMS) and I am more than impressed. They have taken the guesswork out of eating healthy because GFMS ONLY uses clean, simple ingredients that we…

Start Clean in 2014 and Achieve Your Health Goals With #Medifast

Start Clean in 2014 and Achieve Your Health Goals With #Medifast

The holidays are over…time to get focused on health. Don’t beat yourself up if you had too many sugary sweets while making memories with your loved ones. Start clean in 2014! No more excuses! Did you make a resolution about exercising more, slimming down, and/or living a healthier lifestyle? If you said yes to any of those…Medifast can help. The Medifast 5&1 Plan® is doctor approved and designed for fast, safe weight loss. On the 5&1 plan®, participants eat 5 Medifast vitamin packed meals per day. You choose from a variety…

Have A #SweetHalloween With Oral-B And Crest

Have A #SweetHalloween With Oral-B And Crest

Disclosure: I am partnering with Oral-B and Crest as part of the #SweetHalloween Program. I received samples of Oral-B and Crest Pro-Health products, no additional compensation was received.   Many kids cannot imagine a Halloween without candy OR replacing sweets with healthy alternatives. Check out this video! So, that didn’t go so well! Kids do not want tofu marshmallows or asparagus chews, they want sugary filled sweets for Halloween. Thankfully, Oral-B and Crest can help out with their powerful line of cavity fighting products so letting your little goblin splurge is ok! Obviously, limiting the…