How To Prevent Running Injuries

How to prevent running injuries

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reebok. I received a Famous Footwear gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok shoes to facilitate my review, teach others how to prevent running injuries and to thank me for participating. Running gets a bad wrap. So many times I've heard from my friends that their physician or chiropractor or dentist (OK, kidding with the dentist) has told them to pick any sport BUT running. I get it, pounding the pavement can cause injuries … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes with Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer

vaseline spray and go moisturizer

Last week I introduced you to Emma, the fabulous actress who so gracefully put on her Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer and slid right into her clothes. What you probably didn't realize about Emma is that she's a dancer from London who trained as an acrobat as a child. She switched to modern dance which made her a natural fit to show you how "easy" it is to spray on your moisturizer and go!  Emma started out by trying 25 different speed dressing tricks. She was able to do all of them (GO … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Get Ready Faster In The Morning

5 ways to get ready faster in the morning |

I've never been a morning person. Never. I'm the person who hits the snooze button at least two times and waits until the very last minute to roll out of bed. That's why having a morning routine that will get me out the door quickly is so important. Over the years I've learned a trick or two on how to maximize your time in the morning and today I'm sharing them with you! Here are 5 ways to get ready faster in the morning. Pick out your clothes the night before. Do you remember in … [Read more...]

The Real Cost of Illness

AFLAC Real Cost of Illness

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aflac. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I've worked in the healthcare field for 20 years. I remember the days when you could go to any medical provider you wanted, deductibles were $100 and co-pays for office visits didn't even exist. Fast forward and you now have a system where you're limited on the providers you can see, high deductibles are the norm and co-pays are sometimes more than … [Read more...]

Energy for Every Day – Premier Protein

Premier Protein

Thank you to Premier Protein for sponsoring this post. When my daughter and her dad decided to go to Florida for part of Spring Break, part of me was kind of excited. Sure I was going to miss her but I also thought about all the things I could get done while she was gone. I could get caught up on my contract work, do my homework without being interrupted and maybe even accomplish cleaning her room and going through all her toys.  Little did I realize how much I really did need to get done. … [Read more...]

Avocado Hand Scrub

Avocado Hand Scrub

This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and Avocados from Mexico. All opinions stated are my own. It's the beginning of April and I'm STILL wearing my long puffy coat and winter boots. Our winter really didn't start until February and boy are we paying for it now. It's cold and windy. Spring break is more like winter break and I'm dying to throw off my bulky sweaters and trade them in for tank tops and flip flops. One thing I've noticed is my skin is a wreck. I have a toddler and work … [Read more...]

Portion Control With Healthy Choice

Healthy Choice Frozen Meals

This post is Sponsored by Healthy Choice. My typical day starts at 6:30 am. I'm not a morning person. Never have been and despite what people keep telling me, I never will.  That means for 20 minutes I hit snooze on my iPhone and then finally roll out of bed. Getting ready doesn't take me that long since I cut my hair off (have I shared THAT pic with ya'll?). After that, it's getting my daughter up and convincing her to let her dad get her ready for school. I'm not sure why but she thinks … [Read more...]

Healthy Living in 5 Easy Steps

Top Chef Healthy Choice

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and ConAgra Foods. I don't have enough fingers and toes to show you how many times I have said I'm going to lay off the junk food, exercise more and stress less.  I'll give myself a pep talk, do great for a week or two and then BAM. Life gets a little too busy and I'm back to my old habits of hitting up the drive thru and ditching the gym.  I've realized that healthy living doesn't have to be … [Read more...]

Obtaining My Fitness Goals with Striiv Fitness Device


One of my fitness goals for 2013 is to run another half marathon.  As I was putting away my Christmas decorations I came across a running journal that I had from my first full marathon.  In the journal I had listed how many miles I had run, how I felt during the run, who I ran with (the Core 4 as I call them) and even my weight! At that time in my life I was the most fit I had ever been.  I had set a goal for myself to run my first marathon under 4 hours and because I had a plan, I met that goal … [Read more...]

Holiday Pampering with NIVEA Lotion #NIVEAmoments

Holiday pampering NIVEA

During the holidays, I try to be a little creative with my gifts.  Wanting to teach our daughter that it's more about the thought behind the present than the actual cost, we've included her in shopping for the holiday gifts she's giving the teachers in her classroom.  Since teachers get inundated with gifts during the Christmas season, we decided to give them a gift that they can use in the classroom because everyone deserves some holiday pampering with NIVEA lotion. I heard that Sam's … [Read more...]