Apps to Manage Finances, Mobile Banking & TurboTax Refund Estimator

One of my favorite things about having a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone with U.S. Cellular is that there is literally an app for everything. From playing my favorite word game with friends to logging my runs and donating to charity, there are several … [Read More...]

A Difficult Couple of Months

It has been such a challenging and emotional couple of months that also included an amazing personal accomplishment, which unfortunately has been pushed to the side because celebrating just hasn't felt right due to everything else we have been going … [Read More...]

Princess Half Marathon Training Update & Why I Love my Foam Roller

A few weeks ago I made a promise to myself that I would use Tuesdays to write updates about my training for the runDisney Princess Half Marathon and even though I had really good intentions I didn't follow through. What's worse is that I didn't avoid … [Read More...]

I’m Taking the ‘No Phone Challenge’ for 24 Hours and I’m Afraid

I have a confession to make. I don't go anywhere without my cell phone. and I mean that literally. I mostly use the excuse that I need it with me constantly if I am away from my family for any period of time, like when Cody and Nick are at school and … [Read More...]

Zya, The Free Music App PLUS an iTunes Gift Card Giveaway

Even though we have a house filled with mobile devices and tablets I don't consider myself a huge game "app" person and that's probably because I know I'd get hooked and never get any real work accomplished. It's amazing how "just five minutes" can … [Read More...]

MyFitnessPal App Review & How to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions

Disclosure: I’m a compensated member of U.S. Cellular’s Better Moments Blogger Brigade, but all opinions are my own. I’m pleased to share news and product information with you as part of my ongoing relationship with U.S. Cellular.  Did you make … [Read More...]

Stress and Back Pain-Free Dog Bathing with Waterless Pet Shampoo

Have you ever tried using dry shampoo on those days when you need to liven up your hair without spending the time to wash, dry and style it? I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical of the product at first, but it has come in handy for me, … [Read More...]

Counting Down to the Disney Princess Half Marathon on Training Tuesday

Back when I made the decision to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon I didn't really think it through all that well. I was just so excited to be signing up for not only my first runDisney race, but also my first half marathon, that I didn't take … [Read More...]

Happy New Year & A Tale About My Unplanned Skin Resurfacing

It recently occurred to me that I haven't written anything here since before Christmas and I don't even feel all that bad about it because I was focused on enjoying time with my family and making the most of the rude weather we have been experiencing … [Read More...]

Holiday Gift Guide & How to Capture Special Moments with Instagram

Disclosure: I’m a compensated member of U.S. Cellular’s Better Moments Blogger Brigade, but all opinions are my own. I’m pleased to share news and product information with you as part of my ongoing relationship with U.S. Cellular.  You have … [Read More...]

Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food & How Rachael’s Rescue Saves Pets

This sponsored post is brought to you by Rachael Ray Nutrish as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post campaign. Earlier this fall when I attended Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta one of the things I was looking forward to most was … [Read More...]