Monday, November 25, 2013

Melissa McCarthy on the cover of ELLE magazine

I was so excited when I heard that Melissa McCarthy was going to be on the cover of ELLE magazine. What a step in the right direction America. I decided to pick up a copy to support her. I was in shock at the "outfit" she picked out. She was covered from her shoulders down. I couldn't believe it. She's smart, beautiful, funny and a great actress. The fact that she's not a size zero makes you want to cover up? I just don't understand that. Way to make young girls accept themselves for whatever size they are. They look to magazines for inspiration. This cover says "If your a big girl you have to cover up." I really thought this cover would help to make change in the world. Instead, I feel that they failed us. We really need to focus on positive body image. Our children deserve it.

The picture on the left is the cover and the picture on the right is the beginning of the article "Women in Hollywood." Notice anything different? More skin perhaps? Sexier pose? Both are women of Hollywood. Both are smart, beautiful, funny and great actresses. 
The pictures above are courtesy of ELLE magazine.  

Can you help support families in the hospital this Thanksgiving?

We know how hard it can be to spend the holidays next to your child's bedside in the hospital. It would be great to have a home cooked meal. Well that's exactly what we thought. Mended Little Hearts of Tucson is feeding families Thanksgiving lunch again this year.We have received a lot of food donations but we still need more. Please click the link below to help out locally or you can make a donation that we will use to purchase food. 

Thank you all in advance for your kindness for others this year.  


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Help Wounded Warriors while grocery shopping.

Before you head out for all that holiday shopping, head over to the Wounded Warriors website. They have a lot of great coupons available for you to print. When you use the coupons you help support the Wounded Warriors Project. This is a great way to support the Wounded Warriors and their families, all while purchasing groceries. 

FREEBIE Alert, Children's Best selling book "Suzy Snowflake" for Kindle

We found an excellent FREEBIE today. Its a FREE book download from Amazon called "Suzy Snowflake". It's for ages 0-6 and can be downloaded immediately. If you would like to download this FREE book please click the link below. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The importance of helmets.

I was recently reading a magazine cover while waiting in line at the grocery store. It had a picture of two celebrities riding bikes with their children. The children all had bicycle helmets on but the celebrity Mom and Dad did not. I started thinking, what would happen if the Mom was to fall off her bike and hit her head? What if the fall was really bad and she ended up in the hospital? I see this everyday in my own neighborhood. Parents who insist that their children wear helmets but refuse to wear one themselves. I always make my children wear a helmet while riding bike and I always wear one too. I think it's important to lead by example. Wearing a helmet while riding a bike is like wearing your seat belt while riding in a car. It's meant to protect you. Most importantly, it's protecting your brain from injury in the event that you fell and hit your head. I guess we have to ask ourselves, who will take care of my family if I am seriously injured? Is it worth the risk to not wear a helmet? I don't think so. 

Do you think it's important to wear a helmet while bike riding with your children?

This helmet can be purchased at

If you would like more information on bike safety please visit

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Buy 1 dinner get 1 FREE at Mimi's Cafe (printable)

Here is a buy one dinner entree and get one dinner entree FREE coupon. All you have to do is buy two drinks. Please print the coupon below. This offer is only good from 11/10-11/14. One offer per check. Please don't forget to tip :)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Eczema relief

My children get what I call "Winter Eczema" every year. I've had several parents ask me about Eczema and what I use to control it. My answer is simple and cheap, I use olive oil. It's a wonder oil for many reasons. It works excellent on moisturizing the skin. This is the only product I apply on my children's skin at night after their shower. It's all natural of course and it works great. It's safe for babies, toddlers and children. I highly suggest it. 

They have several brands available at your local supermarket. I use the Wal-Mart brand and it runs about $5.38 each. I've found that olive oil is olive oil so you don't have to spend alot to get a quality product. 

For more information on Eczema please visit 


$1.00 off Sabra hummus

This is one of my favorite brands of hummus. They have lots of great flavors. This makes for a great quick after school snack.

They are currently running a contest where you can win lots of great prizes. You will also get a coupon for $1.00 your next purchase. You can't beat that. Please click below to enter to win and get your $1.00 off coupon. 

Follow them on Facebook to keep up to date on all promotions and coupons. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Help Make-A-Wish

Please join Macy's in supporting Make-A-Wish this holiday season by writing a letter to Santa and dropping it in the special Santa letterbox at your local Macy’s store. For every letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to 1 million dollars -

That is alot of money that will go towards helping sick children.

Get a $10 Starbucks giftcard for only $5

This has to be my absolute favorite Groupon. For $5.00 you get a giftcard for $10.00. This will come in handy soon when I'm freezing and need a hot drink. 

Click here to get yours now, just search for Starbucks

Thank you Starbucks