Saving for Christmas with Groupon

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. 4 months from today is … Christmas! Yes, it’s true. Hopefully that makes you feel happy rather than stressed. I think one of the keys to enjoying the season is to start preparations early. For instance, this afternoon you might make a list of the people […]

Back to School with Gymboree and Stitch Fix

**This compensated post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Gymboree. You know I love it. I thought you’d enjoy hearing about something new Gymboree has for this fall back-to-school season: they’re partnering with Stitch-Fix. If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, they’re a […]

#SharetheLuv with Ibotta

“This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.” During a four year period, I had 3 baby girls. For several years, we went through lots of diapers. LOTS of diapers. I remember searching for deals on diapers each week, […]

I Love You Just Because: Review

Thanks to FlyBy for a review copy of this book (post contains affiliate links), and one for the giveaway. See my cute little stuffed puppies reading I Love You Just Because in the picture above? The dogs don’t look anything alike — but still, they’re best friends. This book is perfect for them, because it’s […]

The Power of Presence: Review

Thanks to Kregel for a copy of this book for review, which contains affiliate links. Caring for children is a challenge. But what may be an even greater challenge is caring for an adult with dementia. Author Neil Anderson faces this situation with Joanne, his wife of 50 years. Thoughts while caring for Joanne led […]

Colgate Phos Flur vs Act Braces Care

Post contains affiliate links at no cost to you — Colgate Phos Flur vs Act Braces Care Daughter #3 got braces about a year ago. At that time, the lady in the orthodontist’s office sent us on our way with a bottle of Colgate Phos Flur rinse, which she recommended using. She mentioned that, after […]

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier: Review

Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca is one of the classics I hadn’t gotten around to reading — until recently. My oldest daughter read it, and recommended it to me. So I rescued it from the “return to library” pile, and I agree, it’s a great book. In case you haven’t read it: our narrator (who is […]

Stella & Dot 2016 Fall Line

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Although here in the Midwest we’re dealing with near 100-degree heat and humidity, the calendar tells us that within weeks, things will begin to change as fall starts its arrival. Autumn is a wonderful time: […]

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Review

All Things Bright and Beautiful In today’s world of violence, sorrow, and sin, isn’t it nice to focus on something good? Maybe to focus on All Things Bright and Beautiful? That’s what I thought! And if it’s true for us as adults, then I figure it’s even more so for children. All Things Bright and […]