Category: Influencer

How to Bring a Meal to a New Mom if you Work Full-Time #GoBootler

How to Bring a Meal to a New Mom if you Work Full-Time #GoBootler

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Bootler. All opnions are my own. One of the best gifts you can give a mom with a new baby is to bring her a meal. We know this – new moms have no time to cook! Or, sometimes, even eat. Several years ago I met a pregnant lady at a Yellow Ribbon event while both our husbands were deployed overseas. She didn’t live very close to me but I still wanted to reach out and provide some Army Wife solidarity when her baby was born. Since I worked full-time it just […]

Posted October 8, 2016 by Julie in Influencer, / 2 Comments
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We Support Children’s Hospitals #HelpKidsLiveBetter

We Support Children’s Hospitals #HelpKidsLiveBetter

This is a sponsored conversation in support of the 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Annual Fundraising Campaign. All opinions are my own.  A local Children’s Hospital has a special place in my momma’s heart. When my son was a newborn, he consistently tilted his head to one side. At one of his check-ups, the doctor diagnosed Baby H with torticollis (a tightening of the neck muscles causing a tilt) and also plagiocephaly (flattening on one side of head). Since Baby H always had his head tilted in one direction, he developed the flattening, but he also had some other forehead shaping […]

Posted September 30, 2016 by Julie in Family, Influencer, / 3 Comments
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How I Breastfed my Formula-Fed Baby

How I Breastfed my Formula-Fed Baby

I remember those beautiful moments. Those beautifully terrifyingly exhausting moments that is. Those first few weeks/months with a new baby. Feed your babies; that’s what is most important. That is what the Fed is Best movement is telling us. That whether you breastfeed or formula feed, you are feeding your baby, and that is what counts. I agree. This is true, great, wonderful. But, there still seems to be a separation between one or the other as far as information goes. We are told to breastfeed on demand as the baby will know when the baby is done. We are […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by Julie in Influencer, Parenting, TopPosts, / 45 Comments
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Watch Mom Life on TV! #BetterThings on FX

Watch Mom Life on TV! #BetterThings on FX

Have you heard about the new series on FX called Better Things? It perfectly describes how chaotic mom life can be! A show about a working mom (Sam), a single mom at that, who barely keeps up with her three kids and all her life responsibilities? Each of Sam’s daughters has her own issues and demands on Sam’s time and sanity, and also a mother who is not quite all there. Add to that a busy career as an actress, and you get one exhausted lady who has seen it all, heard it all, and no longer gives a [insert not family-friendly word here.] […]

Posted September 18, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, Giveaways, Influencer, / 57 Comments
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How I simplify life with Groupon

How I simplify life with Groupon

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Groupon. All opinions are mine. Life as a busy working mom does not leave a lot of time, or sometimes room in the budget, for self-care. We’ve been hearing plenty recently about how important it is to fill our own cups before we can really care for others. Us moms deserve some pampering and we can do that with the help of Groupon. How Groupon helps me simplify life I previously mentioned all the wonderful Groupon deals I have purchased in the past for fun new experiences (such as horseback riding and […]

Posted July 31, 2016 by Julie in Deals and Steals, Influencer, / 0 Comments
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15-Minute Family Favorite Dinner: Salsafied Chicken and Rice

15-Minute Family Favorite Dinner: Salsafied Chicken and Rice

I was hired by The Women Bloggers/Megaphone Influence on behalf of Riceland Foods to participate in this #ProntoPerfectRice campaign. Opinions are mine. Your stomach growls and you can almost taste a yummy meal as you drive home after a long day at the office. Dinner is definitely on your mind as you sit in traffic. The end of the day means hungry mouths to feed, including your own, and patience for cooking a complicated meal is just nonexistent. You check the fridge for leftovers, but then remember you packed those for your lunches. What do you do now? This is when […]

Posted July 11, 2016 by Julie in Food, Influencer, TopPosts, / 43 Comments
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How to Pack for a Beach Trip with a Toddler

How to Pack for a Beach Trip with a Toddler

This post is sponsored by Gerber but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.Last weekend I took my toddler to the beach for the very first time. I joined a friend and her family on a visit to Galveston for an enjoyable afternoon mini beach vacation full of sand and ocean (two of my favorite things). I admit I was a bit nervous for my first beach trip with a toddler, and I wanted to have all my bases covered with taking care of his needs (and my sanity). Since the beach is about and hour and a half […]

Posted June 23, 2016 by Julie in Influencer, Parenting, TopPosts, / 35 Comments
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Lunch and Learn with Comcast #XfinityParents

Lunch and Learn with Comcast #XfinityParents

This #XfinityParents campaign was sponsored by Comcast via Houston Bloggers. Opinions are my own. Last Thursday, I attended a special Houston Bloggers event at Xfinity’s Houston Galleria location. We really got to experience a lot of Xfinity’s products and services and enjoy a guided tour and chat with their representatives. It was a great lunch and learn! That particular location is very well placed to serve a great number of customers in the busy Galleria Area. I was very happy about the location, myself, since it is just a few blocks from where I work and I could easily take […]

Posted June 21, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, Influencer, / 6 Comments
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How to make the best No-Guilt Breakfast: Strawberry Blondie Bars mix

How to make the best No-Guilt Breakfast: Strawberry Blondie Bars mix

Thank you to Silver Fern Brands for facilitating this conversation.  Affiliate links are used in this post, earning me a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own. Does your toddler have a sweet tooth? You know where the little one got it from, right? Raise your hand if you have a sweet tooth, too! One of the biggest struggles I have is feeding my little guy. He used to be a fantastic eater. He used to sit with his mouth open in a “food goes in here” gesture. Now, he just takes and throws everything […]

Posted June 20, 2016 by Julie in Food, Influencer, , , / 36 Comments
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Fun Uses for Baby Cereal

Fun Uses for Baby Cereal

I was hired by The Women Bloggers and Kendal King Group to participate in this #CookingWithGerber campaign. Opinions (and excitement for the fun uses for baby cereal) are mine.  Having children means life will continually change. The baby will grow and change so quickly, sometimes you just blink and your newborn is starting to transition to solid foods.  Then that baby grows so fast that you end up with extra baby cereal as your baby moves on to more food options. There’s good news, though: Gerber baby cereal is a perfect staple to be used in other delicious meals. These […]

Posted June 13, 2016 by Julie in Food, Influencer, TopPosts, , / 51 Comments
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