“There’s Been an Awakening” on Instagram

Anne Solo Star Wars

Instagram is my favorite social medium. Not just because I enjoy pictures of dogs and your latte, or because my mom's not there. Instagram continues to make great changes to the platform. Previously known for its square-only posting format,  now they've added landscape and portrait formatting that will make movie clips or pictures from my trip to Paris look great. And this morning, Star Wars … [Read more...]

Get #GorgeousLips with Restylane® Silk!

Restylane Silk

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.   Last month I attended the Getting Gorgeous event in New York City. One of the sponsors was Restylane® Silk, the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and … [Read more...]

Make the Most of Teachable Moments with #Responsibility


This post is sponsored by AskListenLearn.com I spent the first year of each of my children’s lives carefully teaching them how to speak, only to regret it for a few years after. If you’d looked up the word loquacious, you’d find pictures of my toddlers. The good news is they eventually grew up enough to only communicate with grunts, eyerolls, and emojis. I love those little :rainbow: … [Read more...]

H&R Block Budget Challenge


Do Your Teens Have Real Life Financial Skills? I was an accounting major in college, so teaching my kids fiscal literacy has always been very important to me. In high school I don’t remember learning a single practical thing about budgeting, investing, or even balancing a bank account. There may have been a life skills class, but it was unavailable to the college-bound students simply because … [Read more...]

Best Buy Back to School with #SanDisk

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free The end of summer, when your kids and all your money go back to school. I remember seeing a bumper sticker with a similar sentiment before I had kids. It was funny then. As the mom of four, I’ve had kids start a new school year for the last nineteen years—more … [Read more...]