Smile Brighter with America’s Tooth Fairy!

If you’re like me, you may have concerns about your children’s teeth. I remember being terrified to go to the dentist when I was a kid, even though I never had anything but pleasant experiences. I did end up with braces as a teenager, though, and it was not a lot of fun getting them tightened each week ....more

Snowman CRAZY!

As if braving the elements to go out and build a REAL snowman with my kids wasn’t enough, I will toot my own horn (toot toot!) and tell you all about what a chill mom I am to have let Dex take charge to make some awesome snowman cupcakes. Our kitchen is the size of a broom closet (HGTV – if you’re reading this… help!) with very minimal counter space, so I generally try to keep the kids out when I’m cooking. But Dex has been wanting to do things more on his own lately, and I want to start letting him find a little independence ....more

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Alright, I’m gonna go ahead and hop on the bandwagon of moms who are SO DAMN TIRED of Frozen-mania. But unlike most moms out there who just hate the songs and are tired of listening to their kids begging for Elsa and Anna costumes, I’ve got little boys who have become somewhat obsessed with Olaf. Before we left Florida, we had planned on visiting the Frozen Summer Celebration at Disney World as a last hurrah ....more

Comcast Conversation Makes Me Reevaluate Life

This was the tweet I sent this morning after our internet was ONCE AGAIN out. We have been having non-stop issues with it for the entire three months we’ve been here, but usually it doesn’t last very long. Last night we lost it for a little while, but Mark reset the router, and it came back eventually ....more

Nine Problems Every Nursing Mom Understands

It’s so easy to throw around the term “Breast is best.” We all know that breastfeeding is the best thing we can do for our babies if we can, and in this modern age, we can’t turn a corner without some celebrity or other tweeting or instagramming a beautiful photo of their breastfeeding experience. Stars like Miranda Kerr, Alyssa Milano, Jaime King and Natalia Vodianova make it look like the most beautiful experience ever. Like their gorgeous...more

RSV Awareness and World Prematurity Day

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Having had three beautiful baby boys in the last four years (my latest just over three weeks ago!!), I have become very familiar with the experience of watching for symptoms of various childhood illnesses ....more

Choosing the Right Nursing Bra – Bravado Nursing Bras Review

One of the biggest problems I always have as a new mom is finding the right bra. As pregnancy progresses, my already ample bosom gets bigger and bigger, and once I give birth – forgetaboutit – my breasts are like boulders. Women of every size and shape will notice a sizable difference in their boobs once they become moms ....more

D-Day!

Today is the day… The day I have been looking forward to since February, when we first discovered I was pregnant. The official due date of my precious last little baby boy. I had been counting down the days through the spring, summer and fall, and I was anticipating my little mid-November baby ....more

Siblings – November

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it! Another month has rolled around, and suddenly we have another sibling to add to the mix! Dexter and Daniel, who have been each other’s best friends for almost two years, are now joined by baby Chester, the newest addition to the Reed Clan ....more

OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages Partners with Team Red, White & Blue

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. If you were to walk into my parents’ house, one of the first things you might notice is an entire wall of the living room devoted to military portraits ....more