It’s Here! The Sims™ 4 Now Available and More Creative Than EVER #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop

The Sims™4 Now Available and More Creative Than EVER #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop The great thing about having older children if playing with their toys. In my case, we're talking the new The Sims™ 4 which launched this September in the U.S. Both my teen daughter and my son love The Sims Series. In case you're not familiar, The Sims 4 is a life simulation game which takes the characters you create and allows their Continue Reading

ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS Toy Giveaway Ends 5/3

The following is a Sponsored Post. Giveaway listed below is provided by Hasbro. All opions and thoughts are as always, my own. As a young child living in Los Angeles, my mother was extremely protective of us. Since she was a single mother for so many years, she was always working to provide for my older brother & I. This meant I spent a lot of time with my older brother and enjoyed playing with him every weekend when we were not in school. By playing, I mean playing with HIS toys. We played Continue Reading

Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD Teaser Movie Trailer #ThorDarkWorld

Put down your coffee and please enjoy a few minutes to check-out the new teaser trailer for Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD, exclusively on iTunes. If your not a Marvel movies series fan, I have no words for you except: If you're going to try and get into the series, this is the movie to watch! THOR: THE DARK WORLD releases in theaters on November 8, 2013. You can thank me later! Cast includes: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Continue Reading

Finding A Refreshing Snack Alternative in Chunk O’ Fruti Fruit Bars #FreshNFruti #Cbias

The following is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own. As our school aged children (ages 8 & almost 13 yrs old) get older, I'm finding that they are starting to make their own food choices outside of my home. Whether it's at school, at friend's house, or at local events I have to trust that they are going to make the "right" choice. But choosing healthy snacks isn't always easy. We love fruit in my home. Seriously, I haven't met a fruit my son won't eat, but I generally Continue Reading

Because I’m Your Dad By Ahmet Zappa

There is nothing more that tugs at a woman's heart than the love between a father & his children. Whether you have a daughter or son, their relationship is equally as important as our own relationship with our children. It's no surprise that a children's book can depict the very emotions we as woman want for our children. Recently released children's book 'Because I'm Your Dad' By Ahmet Zappa recreates that emotion. This whimsical book explains how innocent & silly the love between a father & Continue Reading

What The Walking Dead Has Taught Me About The Zombie Apocalypse

My husband & I rarely watch television. During the week there doesn't seem like enough time to watch a evening sitcom or drama. I spend my weeknights cooking, cleaning, spending time with my family, and prepping for the next workday. That's one of the reasons why I love weekend television. I can watch television while catching up while doing laundry or waiting for my recently cleaned floors to dry. Exciting right? Another reason I love weekend television is The Walking Dead which airs on Continue Reading

Top 6 Emergency Travel Essentials

Packing for a family trip can be stressful. Whether the trip is for a weekend or a full week, every family must have basic essentials within reach. I am currently planing a short weekend trip to Florida. Although I’m not leaving the Gulf Coast area, I need to make sure I have certain items handy. One thing on my mind is safety & emergency planning. I will be making this trip without my husband & children. While some might think this sort of trip would be liberating, for me it’s mostly about Continue Reading

Keeping Our Babies Happy & Healthy #RSVprotection

Being a mother to 2 school aged children & working full-time in healthcare, I am constantly reminded of germs. Like most mothers, I do everything I can do protect my children (as well as other children) by being extremely cautious every cold & flu season. But my school aged children & myself have a very strong immune system? Well, that doesn't matter. I'm protecting my family so that I can protect other children from getting sick and spreading viruses, bacteria and other infection Continue Reading

Building a Hen House- Stage 1


  Over the past year one of the things my husband & I wanted to start was a chicken coop. Living outside the New Orleans area is such a gift. We are in close proximity to everything New Orleans has to offer our family: music, culture, art, history and more. But along with the city life, we enjoy our small town living. Since we have almost 2 acres of land, we are fortunate enough to have a large garden every summer and now, the opportunity to have chickens. Why Continue Reading

Looking for a Last Minute Holiday Gift? Mattel™ Apptivity™

Are you looking for an affordable gift for your favorite little ones? Since our gift buying days are now numbered finding that affordable last minute gift can be daunting especially if you are not sure what others will be purchasing for that same child. If your favorite child has a family IPad available to use, they can download game Apptivity™ Central by Mattel™, INC. To take it a step further you can purchase affordable Apptivity™ Game Sets that can enhance their IPad experience. I love this Continue Reading

Effective Motivational Tools For Children This Holiday Season-Online Child Behavior Clinic

The giving season can be very difficult for parents to older children. We have want to make sure that what we give to our children does not come back to hurt us or them in the months after they have opened their presents. How can we motivate our children in school or at home once they have received their prized Christmas presents as gifts this month? I have an 8 & 12 year old. My children are pretty good kids. The both make good grades & well-behaved and have a natural drive to do Continue Reading

Adding Soybean Oil to Your Fun & Festive Baking Recipes + $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway #SoyParaSoy #Spon

One of my favorite things to do with the kids during the holidays is bake. I use my days off of my 9-5p.m job to focus on quality time with the kids, so baking seems to be the best way to multitask with them. But it seems I'm not the only one baking for my children this time of year. Since they are receiving treats from neighbors, our church family, grandparents and naturally their school classroom, I need to focus on the ingredients I use in my family recipes. I am by far not a "health foodie", Continue Reading