2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Tweens

Now that my son is 10 years old, and we’ve had the Santa talk, we’re definitely in the tween years. Most of what he wants this Christmas has to do with Minecraft, but I was still able to score some amazing gifts from brands who contacted me that I know he’s going to love. So […]

The Dream Kitchen Suite from Best Buy I Had to Walk Away From (Sponsored)

I wasn’t only liveblogging sessions at the Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta earlier this month. I also had a chance to interact with the conference sponsors and other brands, and Best Buy allowed us to sign up for a sponsored campaign right then and there. The LG Studio Kitchen Suite at Best Buy was set up […]

Celebrate National Egg Day with Egg McMuffins from McDonald’s on June 3 (Giveaway)

I have a working relationship with McDonald’s of the Capital District. I had to miss one of their recent events introducing some of their new sirloin burgers because of health issues, and they were nice enough to send me a gift pack in the mail so that I could try the burgers on my own. Now, […]

Everything You Ever Wanted – A Book Review & Giveaway

When I received an advanced review copy of Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren, I had no idea what to expect from it. I knew it was a memoir about adopting a special needs child, but that generic description hardly does the book justice. I had a hard time identifying with the author, Jillian, at […]

Hot in Here or Just Me? Exergen TemporalScanner™ Thermometer Review

I was contacted by an agency representing the Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer about my interest in writing a review. I accepted the offer and received the product in the mail in just the nick of time for my family to start getting sick. We’d previously been using an ear thermometer because no one really liked the oral thermometers […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 – For Him, For Her, For the Kids

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but retailers both online and offline are running deals throughout December! Many brands contacted me about reviewing their products for the holiday season, but I only agreed to work with the few who resonated most with me and my family. There are a few other things I purchased […]

Quandary – The Planet Colonization Game That Helps Teach Ethical Reasoning

I’ve had a few friends suggest the game Quandary to me, but for whatever reason, I never sat down and checked it out until The Mission List selected me to write a sponsored post about it. Quandary is a free online game targeted for kids ages 8-14 to help them learn how to recognize ethical […]

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson | Fandom Friday

As an attempt to “get my geek on” more often on my blog, I’m starting a feature called Fandom Friday, which let’s me share all of the things I love with my readers for no other reason than the sheer joy of it. (It’s also an excuse to legitimize the time I spend on Polyvore.) […]

Bounce Bursts Actually Manages to Make My Stinky Laundry Smell Good (Review)

When I was first offered a chance to participate in a sponsored post campaign to try out Bounce Bursts, it seemed like a pretty good fit. I think I was already dealing with a washing machine full of laundry I’d forgotten to toss in the dryer, so I had to re-wash it with some white […]

Tyrrells Chips are Jolly Good – A Review

I was given the opportunity to try out Tyrrells English Chips this summer, and I was a bit shocked when the package arrived. I’d been expecting tiny single-serving bags as samples. Instead, I had a full-sized bag of every flavor chip Tyrrells offers. (Thanks, Tyrrells!) Our Favorite Flavors of Tyrrells Chips Each family member seemed […]