RoC Academy – The Truth About Aging and Skincare

RoC Academy Cruise Party

Who do you go to for your skincare advice? A dermatologist? A friend who has great skin? Somewhere else? I’ve been more of the “try anything and everything” camp in the past. I used to get a lot of compliments on my skin when I was younger and I guess that kept me pretty confident… read more »

Create Your Own 5-Star Vacation in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. . When the kids were tracked out of school a few weeks ago, we planned a few local getaways for the family. When I reached out to parents of my children’s friends to invite them along, I was surprised… read more »

Fresh Baked Roman Meal Bread – Review and Giveaway

Roman Meal Fresh Baked Bread

  I’m not really sure why I buy some of the products I do. I never conducted taste-tests on different items and then started buying the best products. Some of our grocery items are things my mother used to buy when I was young, or products that my husband prefers. But many are items that… read more »

Spring Savings Event Sweepstakes

Cooper Tire

This post brought to you by Cooper Tire. All opinions are 100% mine. . The Spring and Summer seasons are popular times for road trips. To help consumers save money and win prizes this year, Cooper Tire is offering up to $80 in Visa® Gift Cards on popular passenger and light truck tire lines. Their… read more »

Recommended Daily Requirements for Happiness

Healthy and Easy Snack Ideas

As a busy mom of three young kids, it’s not always easy to take care of my own needs. It seems like I’m always taking care of the children, of their problems, of their needs and wishes. I have to make a concerted effort from time to time to remember that my needs are important… read more »

12 Great Sunday Dinners – Perfect for Families and Potlucks

Great Sunday Dinners

This 12 Great Sunday Dinners Collection is sponsored by our partner All opinions are my own.   Where I live, Sundays are a popular day for family gatherings. Whether it’s a large family meal after church or a planned neighborhood potluck, it seems like the biggest meals of the week always fall on Sundays. It’s… read more »

5 Tips for How to Create a Packed Lunch for Kids

5 Ways to Make Lunches Kids Will Eat

We make a lot of lunches in our house. My daughters go to a charter school that doesn’t have a lunch program. There’s no lunchroom or food service. Parents are responsible for sending a lunch each day or for ordering delivery food from a small number of approved local restaurants.  Since the food delivery is… read more »

FamilyDollarMore4Less Challenge – Win Free Groceries for a Year

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

The FamilyDollarMore4Less Challenge is here! Who’s ready to vote and win? .   I joined nine other bloggers in the challenge – to create a favorite dish using ingredients we found at our local Family Dollar. We had to stay under $15 for the entire dish so we could share a recipe that would be… read more »

P&G Best for Me Pinterest Sweepstakes – $250 Prize Packs

P&G Award-Winning Brands

If you’re like me, you love to use Pinterest for all types of ideas and helpful information. It’s a great place to find amazing recipes and crafts, of course, but has also become one of my go-to spots for style inspiration. I can find fun ideas for make-up techniques, hair styles and even outfits for every… read more »

The Family Dollar More For Less Recipe Challenge #FamilyDollarMore4Less

More for Less Recipe Challenge

This blog post is sponsored through a partnership with Family Dollar. . Those of you who are regular readers of A Helicopter Mom know that I love to bake. Since cupcakes are one of my favorite things to make, I’ve gone and entered one of my favorite recipes into the Family Dollar More For Less Recipe… read more »