Nifty Mom

This hot dog bar setup is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ball Park. The opinions and text are all mine.

No matter how much we have going on, we make sure each and every weekend is filled with family-time. We may spend a day out and about exploring a St. Louis attraction, or just spend time together in the backyard. No matter what we end up doing, it involves lots of laughter, fun, and good eats.

Hot Dog Bar Idea for Grilling Party

Today I am sharing some great information about Operation Food Search and their efforts to help heal the hurt of hunger in the St. Louis metro area. Thank you to SocialMoms and SUBWAY® Restaurants for sponsoring this important message to help our local community.

Subway & Operation Food Search

Raising kids that give back to their community is becoming more and more important to me each year. I can tell it is starting to get instilled into their minds by acts of kindness they are initiating on their own. Last week my husband came home from grocery shopping with my four-year-old (which doesn’t happen often). He was impressed that Chase noticed and insisted on purchasing the prepackaged bags available to purchase for donation. Proud mom moment for me.

This recipe for White Chocolate Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yoplait®. The opinions and text are all mine.

The weather here has been pretty warm the last two weeks: in the upper nineties with a ‘real feel’ over one hundred degrees. With hot temperatures comes the need to cool down quickly. One of our favorite ways to do so is an ice cold snack.

White Chocolate Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops Recipe

Today I’m sharing household reason to use a spray cleaner & degreaser as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #ZepSocialstars

The amount of cleaning supplies I own may seem extreme. The cabinet under the kitchen sink is packed with sprays, scrubs, gels, towels and cleaning tools. I have a bucket with similar items to carry through the house, plus some duplicate cleaners upstairs for convenience.  When cleaning is your happy place & stress-reliever, it just makes sense to stay stocked up.

5+ Household Reasons for Using a Degreaser #ZepSocialstars

I’m sharing sight words Bingo activity with Goldfish® Pretzel as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #GoldfishTales

Educational activities each day is important for the kids and I. As much as I try to enforce learning, they are one step ahead and are eager to learn new things and practice what they do know. Since the boys are pretty close in age, it makes it easier sometimes because they can all work on the same thing, and often my oldest can teach his brothers a thing or two.

Sight Words BINGO with Free Printables #GoldfishTales

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Aveeno through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Aveeno all opinions are my own”

This year I feel like I have been spending a lot more time reflecting on life itself and finding my center. Life sometimes gets so busy, I find I’m stretching myself too thin and not enjoying everything as much as I should. Often, it is my kids that remind me to just have fun or that the little things don’t really matter.

10 Things I've Learned (thus far) in My Thirties (& as a Mom)