Chocolate Strawberry Fizz: Valentine’s Day Drink

Chocolate Strawberry Fizz: Valentine’s Day Drink

There’s nothing that says Valentine’s Day more than chocolate, sweet strawberries…and bourbon. Chocolate bourbon.  I’ve partnered once again with Here Today to bring you the latest holiday bargains from my favorite St. Louis discount store. They challenged me to create a special Valentine cocktail using awesome deals from their Cheers department! They always have a good…

Barbie Evolves…but will you buy her?

Barbie Evolves…but will you buy her?

Barbie, that icon of fashion and imagination, is at it again. Mattel is releasing a new line of Fashionistas dolls that will have three new body types, plus more skin tones, eye colors and hair styles. Now you can get a Barbie that looks more like your kid. Which is kinda weird. I always thought…

Life after Cord Cutting: Netflix Hacks for Moms

Life after Cord Cutting: Netflix Hacks for Moms

Last month I called up AT&T and told them to cut the cord on my TV service. It was a difficult call, mainly because the super friendly customer service gal was trained to keep me hooked up forever. I held my ground, turned down her offers for cheap TV packages…and poof. Cable was gone.  So what’s it like around here…

7 Tips for Cutting the Cord

7 Tips for Cutting the Cord

I never thought of myself as the cord cutting type. I grew up when cable TV was a new fangled thing only city kids could access and yearned for the boredom up having 57 channels and nothing on. My family’s set maxed out at seven channels and there was no hope of cable making it out to rural…

9 Tips for Awesome Holiday Photos

9 Tips for Awesome Holiday Photos

Have you seen that Halmark commercial where a dad is trying to get his family around the tree for one perfect photo? Everyone is complaining, the teen won’t get off her phone…then the family matriarch hollers that she’ll “shut this Christmas down!!!” And smiles. It’s awesome…but not the sort of awesome we really want to replicate. …

Traditions Die Hard: St. Louis Zoo to take over Grant’s Farm?

Traditions Die Hard: St. Louis Zoo to take over Grant’s Farm?

Imagine my shock when I flipped open my laptop and read that the St. Louis Zoo wants to buy Grant’s Farm! I love Grant’s Farm! But I also love the Zoo. I feel like a kid who finds out her party hardy dad wants to re-marry that crunchy granola-nut hippy down the street. Sure, she’s good with…

5 Minutes to Bedtime

5 Minutes to Bedtime

But I didn’t get dessert! I need another hug! The dog is licking me! Can I get a glass of water? Believe me, you’re not alone in the bedtime battle with your kids! Kids need their sleep, but that’s the absolute last thing they want to do at night. How do you get them to…

The Secret to Healthy Eating is in my Blender

The Secret to Healthy Eating is in my Blender

I’ve been trying to eat a little healthier lately…nothing big. Cutting out some bread, drinking more water. And shoving spinach by the handful into my ancient wedding blender. Let me introduce you to a couple moms like us, Jen and Jadah. They met on the playground and shared the complaints we all have: stubborn baby flab and…