Seven Tips for Better Sleep for the H...

This post has been sponsored by Sleep Number. All opinions are our own. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is winding up. Everyone is finishing up their last minute shopping and gift wrapping, cooking and baking for holiday get-togethers, and trying to calm the anticipation of the holidays in themselves and their kids….

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A Kid’s Three Can’t-Miss ...

It’s always fun to interview your kids after vacation and learn about their favorite parts of a trip. When we visit Walt Disney World for the first time, we thought their favorite parts would be the parks or the characters. Instead, they told us our days spent poolside were their favorite. This time, I asked…

Festive Fridays: Thanksgiving Leftove...

By now, the main event of Thanksgiving is over and you’re likely basking in the great deals of Black Friday. If you’re like me, you’ve got a fridge full of leftovers, just waiting to be consumed, and not enough people in your home to eat them all. And while leftover turkey sandwiches are one of…

Give the Gift of Creativity with litt...

As my children have grown older, choosing gifts that they love for Christmas has become more and more challenging. There seem to be fewer options that hold the boys’ interest that don’t involve screens and wifi, and even less that offer educational opportunities. I love to encourage creativity in my kids and challenge their minds,…

Share Your #IndividualiTEA

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by the Tea Council of the USA. All opinions are our own. There are many things in my life that spark random memories. Sounds, smells, and flavors can bring back both images of moments past and emotions that go along with them. When we were asked to partner with…

Clean the Unseen with RAYCOP RS2 Puri...

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by RAYCOP. All opinions are our own. I am not well known for my love of cleaning but in a house of people who suffer with dust allergies, it’s a frequent necessary evil.  My youngest, in particular, has horrible issues with allergies at bedtime which we have pinpointed to…

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Celebrate Friendsgiving with Cranberries

*This post has been sponsored by US Cranberries. All opinions are our own. There is nothing I love more than spending the holiday season with those that I love most. In our little world, friends are considered family so Friendsgiving was a concept for us even before the Millennial generation made it popular. Gathering friends for…

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Fire Safety with Kidde

Although I’ve been working with Kidde for four years to promote fire and carbon monoxide safety, I’ve never had the opportunity to reach out to my local fire safety community until recently. Earlier this month, I visited with my local volunteer fire department, Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department, to chat with firefighters about ways that we…

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Home Safety with Kidde

As I sit at my computer writing this post, I’m celebrating the eight year anniversary of this blog, Resourceful Mommy. I’m proud to say that for half of that time, I have been working with Kidde to spread the word about important topics including home safety, fire prevention, home security, and the volunteer firefighting community….

Ready For Summer with Blue Lizard Sun...

*This post has been sponsored by Blue Lizard® Sunscreen. All opinions are our own. I adore the hot, sunny days of summer. As a mom of active tween boys, many of our spring and summer days are spent outdoors in the sunshine.  Living just a short drive from the Atlantic coast, beach time a must…

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All-New Zarbee’s Naturals Kids&...

*This post has been sponsored by Zarbee’s Naturals. All opinions are our own. As a parent, I am one to pick my battles. I often let little things go to keep the peace, trading perfection for sanity and serenity. One of the things that we often do clash over in my home is food choices….

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Let’s Move: America’s Mov...

CONFESSION: I sometimes keep watching Disney XD shows even after my children have left the room floor house. But can you really blame me? That witty dog that talks, those crazy kids who found the superhero hospital, bionic teenagers – oh my! One result of my hours of kid-focused television viewing over the last few years…

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UnPlugNPlay

CONFESSION: I very much love technology. Long before the Internet, in a time when iPads weren’t even imaginable, I was a child who loved screen time. I set an alarm to get up and watch Saturday morning television. I sat in front of my record player, then my dual tape deck with high speed dubbing…

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Raising Uncommon Kids

One of the greatest gifts of being a blogger is the opportunity to live in a vibrant community of writers. One of the tough things about knowing so many writers is that when they all write books, I simply don’t have enough time to blog about each one. When blogger and radio host Sami Cone…

Uncommon Goods: Unique Gifts That Giv...

*This post has been sponsored by Uncommon Goods. All opinions are our own. Finding unique gifts for a host or hostess is often difficult and ensuring that those gifts are coming from a socially conscious retailer is an even bigger challenge. Uncommon Goods is a B Corp that works hard to ensure that their business…

Worry-free Holidays with DairyPure Milk

*This post has been sponsored by DairyPure. All opinions are our own. In our family, the holidays are a group effort. Each branch of the family gets involved and cooks their specialty dishes, then we all gather together to celebrate the season. While I’m not responsible for the main courses, my grocery shopping list grows…

American Home Shield “You Pick ...

*This post has been sponsored by American Home Shield.  All opinions are our own.   Repairing and replacing home appliances is simply a part of home ownership. You can take steps to help keep your appliances up and running for as long as possible, but inevitably a breakdown is going to happen and probably at…

Festive Fridays: Game Night Gift Exch...

  *post by Shannan Powell, mom of 3 boys, RM Media community and project manager, and Resourceful Mommy contributor. With the holidays fast approaching, I’m excited to start making plans with friends and family to get together and celebrate the season! However, if your loved ones are like mine, people are scattered far and wide…

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8 Tips for a Great Flight with Your Kids

*post by Shannan Powell, mom of 3 boys, RM Media community and project manager, and Resourceful Mommy contributor There was a time when I dreaded the idea of flying with my kids. I was a complete nervous wreck the first time we boarded a plane with them and took off for Orlando. I spent the…

The Top 5 Vacations I Would Love to Take

*post by Shannan Powell, mom of 3 boys, RM Media community and project manager, and Resourceful Mommy contributor As we prepare to head down to Orlando for a little R&R and theme park time, I’m already thinking ahead to our next vacation. We’ll be traveling to Walt Disney World next year due to a work…

Finding Myself by Finding My People

*post by Shannan Powell, mom of 3 boys, RM Media community and project manager, and Resourceful Mommy contributor For the past nine years, I have been a work-at-home mom. This has allowed me to be home with my kids when they were babies, save on daycare, work through sick days, volunteer in the classroom, and…