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Giveaway: JORD Wood Watch of your choice!

January 29, 2016 | in: giveaways, style, Uncategorized

I love my JORD Wood Watch — and you can win one, too! JORD watches are hand-crafted wood timepieces. They are both current (check out all of the JORD wood …more

Giveaway: New Book – Raising a Rock-Star Reader #RaiseAReader

November 3, 2015 | in: books, education, giveaways, Uncategorized

My remarkable, education rockstar friends Amy Mascott of TeachMama and Allison McDonald of No Time for Flashcards have published a book that is packed with insights on helping our children be …more

Cool Cars for Moms: Interview with James Bell of GM

February 8, 2015 | in: car reviews, Uncategorized

Last month I attended my very first car show, the renowned Washington Auto Show, as a guest of Chevrolet and She Buys Cars. While there I learned about the latest …more

Are Healthy Foods Enough for Healthy Kids?

September 19, 2014 | in: Uncategorized

My kids eat healthy foods — is that enough for good nutrition? My kids eat healthfully…most of the time. Charlie is obsessed with anything in the Mexican food group with …more

Best Black Swimsuits 2014

If I could live on a planet in which all I could legitimately wear was a swimsuit, I would be one happy, beachy alien. Of course, on that planet all …more

Motherhood and Growing

March 14, 2014 | in: Uncategorized

This post is part of the #NakedMoms creative writing collective.  How did we go from this…   to this? How did I go from this… to this? After 10 years …more

I Bleach My Teeth (and my hair, but you knew that)

February 13, 2014 | in: beauty, shopping, Uncategorized

This post is part of the Healthy Essentials 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me …more

Best Drugstore Makeup Discussed on MomTV Live

  Here are the items recommended in tonight’s Real Life Style with Jessica McFadden LIVE show on MomTV! Special thanks to Washington, DC-area professional makeup artist Shauné Hayes who provided expert …more

My Flatout Hungry Girl Sandwich Recipes: Low Cal, Low Hunger

February 11, 2013 | in: healthy living, recipes, Uncategorized, yummy

I love wraps, I love the Hungry Girl blog’s healthy meals, and I love making sandwiches. My toddler Alice and I split a big sandwich every single weekday for lunch …more

Back to School Must-Haves + GIVEAWAY from Lands’ End and The Children’s Place!

August 27, 2012 | in: giveaways, shopping, Uncategorized, vlogs

Every year I recommend my family favorites for Back to School shopping, and for the 2012-2013 school year I am honored to offer one lucky reader a Back to School …more

GIVEAWAY: T-Mobile Springboard Tablet + Summer Safety Tips

June 14, 2012 | in: Uncategorized

This week on A Parent in America you can win a T-Mobile Springboard™ with Google, valued at $429. How’s that for a cool way to start your summer? The T-Mobile® …more