Category Archives: Lifestyle

Fig Bars Make For The Perfect Snack

I have been trying hard to add more variety to my son’s lunchbox snacks.  I have been trying to avoid both snacks that are full of sugar or laden with salt.  Lucky for me, I recently learned about Nature’s Bakery fig bars. I had never heard about fig bars before and wasn’t sure if Z.E.N….

8 Non Toxic Nail Polish Brands To Try

8 Non Toxic Nail Polish Options (1)

Did you know that those bottles of nail polish in your bathroom have a dirty little secret. They’re full of chemicals that can be hazardous to your health. I never really paid much attention to my nail polish until recently. I was polishing my nails and Z.E.N. came into the room and covered his nose…

Tips On How To Get Better Sleep

Tips on How To Get Better Sleep

It’s been said that the average adult needs between seven and a half to nine hours of sleep every night. However, most people, myself included, think that they are okay with five to six hours of sleep every night. I work very long hours every day. By the time I finally do make …

The Mrs. Empower Women To Believe They’re Enough

I believe that I

Special thanks to the Mrs. for sponsoring today’s post on women empowerment and reminding me that #imENOUGH. With the barrage of messages that women receive each day—lose weight, color your hair, look younger—it’s no wonder that so many of us struggle with body and self image issues. The innovative and talented women that make up…

Do You Know When To Throw Out Your Makeup?

Vincent Longo Makeup Haul

How often do you toss your makeup? When it comes to something like milk, most of us are only too ready to throw it out at the slightest indication of sourness. Surely, then, we would apply the same logic to makeup — after all, this is something we apply to our faces on a daily…

How To Make Perfect Popcorn Every Time

Make perfect popcorn

This post about the Perfect Popcorn app is sponsored by Pop Secret, but opinions are 100% my own. Popcorn and a movie can make for a fun evening at home with the family. It sounds easy right? Usually it is, but every now and then, we wind up burning the popcorn. …

Genworth Let’s Talk Tour Covers Long-Term Care

Genworth #LetsTalk Tour

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Genworth. I attended a live event and received a promotional item to thank me for participating. Let’s face it, we’re all getting older. Aging is not something we like to talk about but it’s something we all need to…

Desaki Japanese Restaurant – A Great Place to Eat in the Poconos

Desaki Japanese Restaurant

If you are a fan of Japanese food and sushi, you will love visiting the local hibachi restaurant in the Pocono mountains. Desaki Japanese Restaurant promises to provide one of the most unique and entertaining dining experiences for enthusiasts of the cuisine and newcomers alike. The location is very easy to access for those visiting…

How To Be An Excellent Sports Mom

Learn how to become an excellent sports morm (or dad)

I became a sports mom 2 years ago. Z.E.N. started participating in organized sports when he was in kindergarten. At the time, the only sport available to boys his age at his school was track. I asked him if he wanted to try it and he was definitely interested. He liked it a lot and…

Why Turning 40 Is Not Such A Bad Thing

The joys of turning 40 word art

Many thanks to Poise for sponsoring today’s story, and keeping me confident about turning 40! Nothing can be quite as interesting as the topic of aging among us ladies. All of us have our take on it and ways to deal with it. So days before my 40th birthday, I turned to my group of…