Sausage Creole Penne Pasta

Hamburger Helper®

My oldest loves to cook, he's 14 and in the last year he has come a long way in the kitchen. He is at a stage where he actually enjoys cooking more than I do, so I get him in the kitchen whenever possible. The kitchen is the heart of the home, the place our family seems to hang out the most during meals and or when meals are being prepared. So it's a win-win to the get the kiddos in the kitchen!   Hamburger Helper® is … [Read more...]

Multisensory Development for Baby – SO MUCH MORE™ with JOHNSON’S®

My Ashton, now 10, at bath-time.

Disclosure: I attended an event on behalf  of JOHNSON’S® to explore the science behind healthy baby development, JOHNSON’S® provided me with travel in exchange for my coverage of the event. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. I recently had the opportunity to attend JOHNSON'S® first global campaign, SO MUCH MORE™, to explore the science behind healthy baby development.  In a short two hours I … [Read more...]

Another Year for Thee

Another Year for Thee

The past year has been full of blessings, trials and more blessings. Family, home and work have all been touched by God's loving hand in a very tangible way. I'm excited to continue the journey, I'm thankful for the wonderful people he has put in my life and look forward to the many doors he will open in 2015! Each new year brings with it a fresh new start, as does each new day! Every day offers us the opportunity to … [Read more...]

RACK – Random Acts of Christmas Kindness

RACK

Tis’ the season to get into the holiday spirit! We are RACKing up Random Acts of Christmas Kindness this season and we would love for you to join us! We are spreading the joy of the holidays by performing a Random Act of Christmas Kindness each day throughout the month of December. This is the perfect way to enjoy the true reason for the season… family, togetherness, loving and giving! Kindness Breeds More Kindness The … [Read more...]

So much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is usually a favorite holiday as I celebrate with family and friends. I am so thankful to see so many loved ones enjoying a blessed and happy Thanksgiving, it blesses my heart to see it. This year as our family is faced with a very different Thanksgiving day,  I look at my Facebook feed and wonder how many are sick, suffering, alone, hurt or simply without the means to provide the Thanksgiving spread that … [Read more...]

#LATISM14 Takeaways: Raising caring kids, social good & family values.

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The LATISM {Latino’s in Tech Innovation and Social Media} conference in Anaheim gave us another weekend filled with inspiring conversations, sessions and panels that focused on health, tech, supporting causes, being a voice for the voiceless and raising caring, compassionate children. LATISM is the largest organization for Latinos and Latinas engaged in social media.  Its mission is to empower the Latino community in … [Read more...]

Contour by Cox – TV Just for Me on the Go

Contour by Cox

{Sponsored Post} Since my last Contour by Cox post, we have ventured into the world of personalized viewing with our own user profiles and the Contour app. Contour lets you create up to eight individual profiles and DVR up to 6 TV shows at once. Not that we would ever need to DVR 6 shows at once but usually we do DVR up to three and even 4 at a time depending on the day. Each member of our family has set up their own … [Read more...]

Health Goals for women and Children – #‎MDG456Live

UN Millennium Development Goals

For more than 125 years, Johnson & Johnson has advanced the health and well-being of women, children and families around the world. I'm excited to share that I have been chosen to be one of 13 Johnson & Johnson Social Influencers for Social Good. As a JnJ Social Good Influencer, I will share many of the things that I have been sharing for the past few years, topics surrounding maternal, neonatal & child … [Read more...]

Contour from Cox – TV just for me!

Contour by Cox

{Sponsored Post} As a "girly girl" living in a house with 5 males, deciding who controls the remote, what we watch and what we record can be a bit of a struggle. The guys love action packed movies, martial arts shows, and all things sports. I enjoy my chick flicks, the Hallmark Channel and Food Network. I'm sure you can see my dilemma here.  A girls gotta have her shows, but up until just a few weeks ago, I usually gave … [Read more...]

‘THE LEGO® Movie’ Prize Pack sweepstakes

The LEGO Movie

Disclosure: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated Social Savvy Mom via a cash payment, gift, or giveaway. Opinions expressed herein are that of the author and are not indicative of  the opinions or positions of the sponsor. Social Savvy Mom presents ‘THE LEGO® Movie’ Prize Pack sweepstakes from Warner Bros. Pictures. I have four very excited boys that have been counting down the months, … [Read more...]