Finding the Right Vehicle For Your Budget

Toyota Sequoia

As the economy begins to rebuild itself and more consumers are feeling more confident in their major purchases, auto sales continue to grow more than ever. In fact, the car market is experiencing a rise in the number of sales that are occurring thanks to the combination of economic growth and proper sales techniques. Many… 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 »

Tropical Twisters Drink Cocktail Mocktail Recipe

Tropical Twisters On the Rocks #Drink #Recipe #Cocktail #Mocktail

I just returned from an amazing blogging trip with 39 other women. It was relaxing and wonderful. And it reminded me of something I tend to forget when I’m bogged down with work and family. Girl time is important. Whether it’s an evening out dancing or just hanging out at a friend’s house to catch… 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 »

Rome’s Sacred Cuisine – The Best Seasonal Spring Eats


Cuisine is a sacred institution in Italy, and on a trip to Rome you can be well and truly initiated. You may have to explore to find the best food, and should go where the locals go to discover authentic cuisine. In terms of when to go, spring is one of the best seasons to… 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 »