Family Game Time Fun with #PlayLikeHa...

We received product to facilitate the below review. All thoughts and opinions belong to Shannan Powell, mom of 3 boys, RM Media community and project manager, and Resourceful Mommy contributor. Family game time is a staple around our home. Whether it’s a sunny Sunday afternoon on the porch or a cool, rainy evening in the…

Go Back-To-School With Barnes & ...

This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions belong to Shannan Powell, mom of 3 boys, RM Media community and project manager, and Resourceful Mommy contributor   I have always had a love/hate relationship with back-to-school season. While I lament the early mornings and the evenings of homework and rushing to activities, there is…

Rainy Day Summer Fun With #PlayLikeHa...

We received product to facilitate the below review. All thoughts and opinions belong to Shannan Powell, mom of 3 boys, RM Media community and project manager, and Resourceful Mommy contributor. There’s nothing more frightening to a parent in the middle of summer vacation than the dreaded rainy day. It sometimes seems like your everyday indoor…

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Travel Channel’s Big Crazy Fami...

This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions belong to Shannan Powell, mom of 3 boys, RM Media community and project manager, and Resourceful Mommy contributor. I love traveling with my family and almost as much as I love the adventure of travel, I love the excitement of planning our trips. It becomes a…

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Nextbook – The “Next̶...

When I first began blogging in the summer of 2008, my husband bought me a huge laptop that I carried everywhere, took on vacations, lugged on flights to conferences. It was a monstrosity, and I honestly only used it for word processing and Internet access. Along came tablets and we purchased each new variation to…

Everything You Ever Wanted Book Revie...

This is a guest review post, written by Shannan Powell. We received a copy of the book in exchange for review. To say that I am an avid reader would be an understatement. More nights than not, I find myself falling to sleep with a book or my tablet in my hands. (Let me tell…

Putting My Heart to Paper with Hallmark

This content is part of a sponsored campaign. All opinions are my own. I spent my first few years of motherhood as a stay-at-home mom, nearly all of my time devoted entirely to my family. I was certain that my kids knew how much they meant to me because I was able to show them…

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My Swopper Experience {Discount Code}

I have all but stopped writing product reviews after years of thoroughly enjoying that aspect of blogging mostly because sincerely reviewing products takes more time than I have at the moment. I also am simply far less interested in “stuff” than I used to be, and that includes talking about, thinking about, and writing about…

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Celebrate Summer with HERSHEY’S...

This post is part of a sponsored blog campaign. All opinions are my own. One of the aspects of summer that I love most is the opportunity to spend more time in the kitchen with my entire family. With fewer activities to run to in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends, my children and I are…

Owning My Mornings

This post has been sponsored. All opinions and strange food habits are my own. I am a creature of habit. In first grade I carried the same lunch in my yellow Cabbage Patch Kid lunchbox every day: a sandwich with American cheese and yellow mustard, a thermos full of apple juice. Various lunches cycled through…

Hallmark & Disney – The Pe...

Raise your hand if you still haven’t run out to buy that Valentine’s Day gift that you know you’ve got to purchase sometime before the end of the day tomorrow. *HAND RAISED* Well, let me solve that problem for you. As you well know by now, I’m a huge fan of all things Disney. My…

Entenmann’s Sweet ValentineR...

I’m going to be completely honest with you. I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. There is so much pressure put on this one random day in February, pressure to be your most romantic self and pile a whole year’s worth of love into one meal, gift, or card. But with that said, the…

Avoiding the COUGHequences of the Com...

Disclosure: This post has been written as part of a sponsored post campaign. I’ve received compensation for my participation in this campaign. Each year there are more than 1 billion cases of the common cold in the United States. In fact, the common cold is the leading cause of doctor visits, with up to 100…

Introducing Toopy and Binoo

One of my favorite aspects of blogging over the past nearly six years has been the opportunity to introduce readers to new products, services, television shows, and more. Next month we’ll be tweeting about two adorable new characters, but in the  meantime I want to introduce you to Toopy and Binoo. Toopy and Binoo™ is…

Girl of the Year 2014: Isabelle Palmer

My 9 year old daughter couldn’t imagine that an American Girl, Girl of the Year could get better than last year’s Saige…then she met Isabelle. We are a one doll family so each year’s Girl of the Year announcement brings with it the promise of new reading material rather than another doll to add to…

My Laundry Room and Garage are Amazing!

(subtitle: EasyClosets Saved Two Rooms of My House) I’m so excited to unveil the results of my EasyClosets Total Home Tour garage and laundry room makeover. But first, a word about the design and installation. My husband and I worked together on both the design and installation process since we both spend an equal amount…

Why I Saved My Sad, Pathetic Laundry ...

(subtitle: EasyClosets Total Home Tour Laundry Room and Garage Makeover) When EasyClosets invited my family to participate in the Total Home Tour, the first step after shouting, “YES, PLEASE!!!” was to select an area of my home to renovate. While my basement needs an obsolete toy cleansing and my office needs a full-on professional intervention,…

My Home was the Before Photo

(subtitled: Why I Said Yes to the EasyClosets Total Home Tour) For a few years now I’ve received Good Housekeeping each month, the result of a gift subscription that I can no longer place, but continue to enjoy. With that said, years of reading this and other lifestyle magazines has done very little to improve my…

Hallmark for the Holidays

My family is a huge fan of tradition. We enjoy vacationing at the same resort every year, swimming in the same lake one week in August every summer, ending our days with the same prayer, and taking the same pictures at the start of every school year. The Christmas holiday season holds by far the…

Lightheaded Bed Review and Giveaway

One of the coolest parts of my blogging life is getting to learn about products and services that I probably wouldn’t know about otherwise. Last month I heard about Lightheaded Beds for the first time, which are now available at Sam’s Club nationwide. Each bed comes with images that can be customized with your own…

Celebrate Halloween with Hershey’s

Remember when you were a kid and there was that one house in the neighborhood that everyone wanted to visit on Halloween? You’d try to get there first and would re-arrange your entire route to make sure you rang that doorbell before they ran out of treats. Remember what that house gave out to the…