Gwyneth Paltrow Is Right!

Gwyneth Paltrow, public blonde person, has come under fire for complaining about how hard it is to be a rich and famous movie star. Again. This time, instead of moaning about how much easier it would be to work in a cubicle in Peoria for minimum wage and no benefits, she compares being made fun of on the Internet to being a soldier at war. After thinking about it, maybe she’s right! Those … [Read more...]

WWE Wants Your Kid to Be a STAR


This is a sponsored post. Where I grew up in Tennessee, professional wrestling was hugely popular. I was a kid during the second Golden Age of professional wrestling. While our parents had Gorgeous George, boys and girls in my day talked about Friday night matches between favorites like Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, and Hulk Hogan. Even then wrestling had a charitable side--Hulk Hogan was the most … [Read more...]

Samsung Chef Collection at #BlogHer14


Disclosure: I received promotional consideration from MomSelect for this post. All opinions are my own. Last week at the BogHer ‘14 conference in San Jose, California, I was able to tour a sample kitchen for the new Samsung Chef Collection. It was so nice I wanted to move in. I hate myself for loving a nice set of appliances this much, but really it’s more that I love great features and … [Read more...]

Big Fun in New York City with #EAEvents


Blogger Bash is a new conference for bloggers that had its inaugural event this July in New York City. It’s a day and a half of party after party bringing bloggers and brand representatives together. One of the events this year was the EA Events party, organized by Element Associates. The event was chockfull of great brands and products. Here, let me tell you about it. We were the first to see … [Read more...]

50th Anniversary of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


When my family moved to Gatlinburg when I was 6, I started the first day of first grade at a new school. Phi Beta Phi was the biggest big-girl school I’d ever been to. Kindergarten had been a half-day session in a small building away from the elementary school. This was only recently after all kids started going to K, and the schools built in the 50s had not made room yet for 70s babies. Small … [Read more...]

August is #AudioFest @BestBuy

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. August is still a full month of summer fun where we live. most schools here don’t start back until after Labor Day. While our kids are at camp for a week, my husband and I booked a place at the beach. Sorry, kids! My husband and I haven’t had a trip … [Read more...]