Seven Things You Should Do Before Sum...

It hit me like a ton of bricks this week that we’re just five short weeks away from the start of summer vacation. I have one who’ll be starting middle school in the fall and this school year has simply flown by and I am certain the summer will, as well. I’m sitting here at…

Coping with Loss on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is complicated for me. On the one hand, I so much enjoy watching my children find creative ways to let me know how much they love me, while on the other hand, it’s a day that can rip off every scab from the loss of my own mom nearly 9 years ago. With…

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Ten Easy Ways to Give Back for Earth Day

As a parent, one of the important things that I am trying to teach my children is to respect the Earth and to take care of it for the future.     Though reinforcing these points is important throughout the year, Earth Day is a great time to start some new eco-friendly efforts around your home…

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Easy Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

Every year, Easter tries to sneak up on me. I’m sitting here just two days away from Easter, realizing that I have pretty much missed every single one of our traditions this year. The next two days are about to be a whirlwind of bunny-prepping, egg-dying, and holiday food-making! And to get started, I’m going…

Fun Non-Candy Easter Basket Treat Ideas

  If you’re like me, you’re beginning to work on putting the Easter Bunny stash together, in preparation for setting out the kids’ Easter baskets in a couple of weeks. I love giving the kids a few favorite candy treats in their baskets, but including some non-candy items is, for me, just a sound parenting…

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Five Easy Ways to Freshen Up for Spring

We’ve been waiting for weeks for the weather to turn to warm. Spring teased us for a minute in the mid-Atlantic, giving us a few days where we were in flip flops, then taking a violent turn with a winter storm and sub-freezing temperatures. While we haven’t quite made it back to the short sleeves…

Heal Aging Skin with Vaseline Mature ...

Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are our own. This is the year of 40. Until now, I haven’t been one to really dread a birthday. Sure, I’m well aware that I’m getting older but I’ve never really felt “old”. I’m not sure what it is about the number 40 that magically makes you…

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Sleep Resolutions for the New Year

This post has been sponsored by Sleep Number. All opinions are our own. With the end of the year upon us, many of us are beginning to look toward the fresh start of the New Year. With a blank slate in front of us, it’s time to break old habits and start healthy new ones….

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….

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…

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….

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…

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…