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An Open Letter To Laughing Chewbacca Lady

Last week a Facebook video went viral, and it truly brought a tear to my eye, from laughing so hard my stomach hurt. If you haven't seen Laughing Chewbacca Lady then you need to take a moment to watch this video: As I watched this mother experience sheer joy over something so very simple, I Read More »»

In The Blink of An Eye

That's my daughter, the only girl and the baby of the family. In less than a week, the school year will end, and that will be it. I will have no more elementary schoolers. Tonight we go to her 6th-grade orientation, and it is just one step closer to her being an official middle schooler. Then I Read More »»

10 Outrageous Cake Ideas For Your Next Birthday Party

I am an over-achiever (at least in my mind), I have grand ideas for what I want to do for my kids parties. The decor, the games, and of course, the cake! I can always picture the cake I want to create and I have these huge plans. In fact, I've done some fun cakes for my mom's birthday! So, I always Read More »»

What I Want My Kids To Know About Sex

Sex...talking about it with kids is something that I never thought about having to do, well,  until I had kids. Sex Talk With Kids....in the past it would make me want to run for the hills. I mean, as a parent, you think you have all the time in the world to broach the subject, until you don't. You Read More »»

To My Kids, You Are Loved

I came across Holly Gerth's site and loved her Coffee For Your Heart series.  It's a weekly prompt and just a great way to pour your thoughts and heart out, and that's what I am going to do today.  I hope to be able to join in weekly, but I knew I wanted to join in this week because the prompt was Read More »»

Cruise Away On The Carnival Sunshine! @CarnivalCruise @CarnivalPR #Travel #TonisTravels

No, I was not at a waterpark when I took the above photo. Well maybe it is a water park, but it's a water park that moves!  This was aboard the newly remodeled Carnival Sunshine.  Back in April, I had the chance to attend a 3 day/2night cruise, as part of a media event.  It was my first time ever on Read More »»

Koalasafe Review: Parental Controls To Keep Kids Safer Online

I am all for making sure my kids are safe when they are online. We have two main computers, my work computer in my office which is off limits to kids and their gaming computer which is downstairs but up against my office window, we want to keep an eye on the kids to keep them safe when they game or Read More »»

Allegiant, A Family Movie Review

It's the third book in a series I could not put down; I was amped up and ready to head to theaters to see Allegiant, the newest in The Divergent series. I went in with high expectations and disappointed I was not. My entire family (myself, husband, and three children) headed to the theater in Read More »»

Do Stay at Home Moms EVER Get to Finish a Cup of Coffee??

When asked what I do for a living, I always have the same answer...."I am a stay at home mom". When I give that answer, I don't always get "Oh that's wonderful that you can do that", it's usually the same look that seems to be one of disgust or annoyance. It makes me feel inferior and as if I am a Read More »»

Host The Perfect Party With Dunkin Donuts Vanilla Cupcake Coffee

This post was sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central for Dunkin Donuts Vanilla Cupcake Coffee. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Are you ready to find out #HowdTheyDunkThat? It's always fun to get together with family and Read More »»

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