8 06, 2016

What Disney Social Media Moms Celebration meant to me in 2016

By | June 8, 2016|Family, Featured, Travel|Comments Off on What Disney Social Media Moms Celebration meant to me in 2016

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is an invite only event, but you still have to pay a conference fee. It's not FREE, but it is discounted. It's an invitation many of those in my industry would love to receive, but Disney can't invite everyone. Last year it shocked me to no end to have been [...]

7 06, 2016

Growing Up McGhee on UPtv premieres June 8th

By | June 7, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Growing Up McGhee on UPtv premieres June 8th

Six Kindergarten aged kids + Two parents = Growing Up McGhee. Get ready, these little walking, talking tornadoes are all five years of age, and taking on Kindergarten, water parks, flower shops, and basically, the world! I don't know how Ro and Mia McGhee do it, but they keep their tempers in check no matter what [...]

6 06, 2016

Dealspotr helps shoppers save money

By | June 6, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Dealspotr helps shoppers save money

  Dealspotr is the place helping shoppers save money, and time! If you're looking for ways to save money using coupons and promo codes, it's one of the most well-organized deal websites online. Plus, you can earn gift cards for yourself, too. Shop, share deals, be active in the community, and earn gift cards? I [...]

1 06, 2016

CPK’s Next Chapter Menu has arrived

By | June 1, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on CPK’s Next Chapter Menu has arrived

Food. It's probably the only other thing, besides my kids, that my life revolves around. If you catch me looking like I'm deep in thought, it's probably just because I'm going over in my mind what my next meal will be. Being given the chance to sample CPK's Next Chapter Menu, because it finally made [...]

30 05, 2016

Tips to have more fun while parenting

By | May 30, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Tips to have more fun while parenting

Having kids can be a challenge sometimes. If you don’t combine educational opportunities with the eventual sprinkle of discipline for good measure, then your kids will become a handful. You don’t have to go the way of the army drill instructor to get your point across to your kids; you just have to win their [...]

25 05, 2016

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood brought to life by Alice Cooper

By | May 25, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment, Reviews|Comments Off on Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood brought to life by Alice Cooper

No matter how cool you think you are, you're never as cool as Alice Cooper narrating the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood app. Sorry, it's just the truth. Rock legend narrating an iPad app? It's just downright cool as all get out. Shut up and take my money, please. If you haven't experienced this [...]

23 05, 2016

4 tips for turning last season’s items into new spring looks

By | May 23, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 4 tips for turning last season’s items into new spring looks

Few things are more satisfying than doing a thorough spring cleaning. While some items you come across can definitely go into the junk pile, allowing you to free up some much-needed space, others can become “good as new” with a little love. In the spirit of this season of rebirth (and saving a little cash!), [...]

16 05, 2016

Hersheypark: dedicated to safety, not just fun

By | May 16, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Hersheypark: dedicated to safety, not just fun

Knowing that Hersheypark is dedicated to safety, not just fun, is probably my favorite part about the Hersheypark experience. Why? Well, as many people know, I have safety issues. I also have control issues, but that's a totally separate situation. In any event, I'm known for locking people out of the house, because I'm obsessive [...]

14 05, 2016

5 best chips to serve at your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ

By | May 14, 2016|Featured, Food|2 Comments

There's nothing worse in this world than going to a Memorial Day Weekend BBQ and the chips suck. I mean, seriously. If you're going to have a BBQ, you have to have a killer selection of great chips. Yes, burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and more, are must haves for a BBQ. Great cocktails, also a [...]

11 05, 2016

5 hot toys for summer

By | May 11, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 5 hot toys for summer

Attending TTPM's Spring Showcase is always a huge treat, for me. Thanks to the timing of it this year, it also happened to fall on "bring your kid to work day." Even better? My little sunflowers also had spring break. It was as if the world was insisting I bring the little monkeys with me [...]

9 05, 2016

What’s new at Hersheypark this year?

By | May 9, 2016|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on What’s new at Hersheypark this year?

As any good amusement park knows, you've got to keep it fresh, or people won't come back each year. So, what's new at Hersheypark this year? One simple answer: so much! New eating spots at the park; new menu items at different food vendors in the park; a new cocktail at the various Hershey lounges, [...]

4 05, 2016

Fellow moms, we all go through it, you are not alone

By | May 4, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Fellow moms, we all go through it, you are not alone

I've got two little sunflowers at home. Over the years, my daughter has never missed a day of school for illness. Pretty good, for a mom who never breastfed her, right? Well, she's nine now, and just when our world was going nuts, her immune system decided to rebel and she spiked a fever. Now, [...]

2 05, 2016

Milton Hershey had a vision

By | May 2, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Milton Hershey had a vision

Milton Hershey had a vision. It wasn't all about the dollar, and it wasn't just about making chocolate for the "everyday man." Sometimes when you see the high prices of The Hotel Hershey, you wonder "where does all this money go? Into the hands of some corporation, and those that run it?" Yes, some of [...]

27 04, 2016

6 best trees for low maintenance gardening

By | April 27, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|1 Comment

People are busy, and maintaining a garden can take a lot of work. Did you know there's a way to keep the maintenance down? The 6 best trees for low maintenance gardening are the perfect answer to your gardening dreams! When it comes to making sustainable living choices, plant life species that require minimum watering, [...]

26 04, 2016

Add Cancer fighting produce to your plate this spring

By | April 26, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Add Cancer fighting produce to your plate this spring

Spring is a time of renewal, and the perfect season for a change in your daily diet. After a cold season of eating hearty produce like potatoes, winter squash, and parsnips, it’s a welcome change to embrace the warmer temperatures, and eat refreshing produce full of bright color. While produce offers you the essential vitamins, [...]

25 04, 2016

Ratchet and Clank rock the silver screen

By | April 25, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|8 Comments

You don't have to be a gamer to fall in love with the super cute duo of Ratchet and Clank, that's for sure. I'm certainly not a gamer, and I totally believe Ratchet and Clank rock the silver screen in their new movie, Ratchet & Clank. Ratchet and Clank rock the silver screen Understand: I'm [...]

23 04, 2016

A chance to try the new JLust by JLo fragrance

By | April 23, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|27 Comments

Would you like a chance to try the new JLust by JLo fragrance? I know what you’re thinking, November Sunflower’s wearing PERFUME? What’s the world coming to? Yes, it’s true, I’m not a huge perfume wearer. However, it’s JLo! We know my number one girl crush in life is Jennifer Lopez. I’d give anything for [...]

22 04, 2016

Perfect ModCloth gifts to give mom on Mother’s Day

By | April 22, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Perfect ModCloth gifts to give mom on Mother’s Day

I'm discussing the perfect ModCloth gifts to give mom on Mother's Day. Our mother's day this year is going to be special, since mom is here. A heart attack, and a stroke, couldn't keep my mother down. She's fought her way back from death, and let's just say, this mother's day is one we're thrilled to [...]

19 04, 2016

Teensy Tiny Homes – Living Large on a Budget

By | April 19, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Teensy Tiny Homes – Living Large on a Budget

Miniature homes are becoming very popular all over the world. Minimizing unnecessary square footage, and focusing housing on the bare essentials, is a growing trend, and the goal of many. Tiny homes are a great way to start living large, on a budget. Miniature homes have everything you need in life: bathroom, kitchen, living area, [...]

18 04, 2016

The Masters Tournament sparks the love of golf each spring

By | April 18, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Masters Tournament sparks the love of golf each spring

The Masters Tournament sparks the love of golf each spring for the kids. It's the reminder they need to ask me to sign them up for our local town programs, and camps. I've never been a lover of golf, I'm a tennis girl. Their adoration for the sport of golf is directly traced back to [...]

14 04, 2016

Walmart’s Stock Up and Save event for spring

By | April 14, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Walmart’s Stock Up and Save event for spring

Walmart's Stock Up and Save event for Spring seems so out of place right now. Sure, spring is supposed to be in the air. That's what it's supposed to be this time of the year. However, it still kind of feels like winter doesn't want to go away! It's causing a serious glitch in my brain. I [...]

13 04, 2016

Verizon FiOS is wired differently

By | April 13, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Verizon FiOS is wired differently

I've expressed my love for how Verizon FiOS is wired differently. I'm not relying on coaxial cable anymore, but rather fiber optics. It means having my photos uploaded to use in my picture sharing website at warp speed, as opposed to running the chance my window times out and I have to start all over [...]

11 04, 2016

10 fashion trends to follow in 2016

By | April 11, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 10 fashion trends to follow in 2016

The internet is filled with pictures of people with excess makeup, and cosmetic surgeries gone wrong. This year, it's time to do something different, more natural, and embrace new fashion trends that are subtle, but sexy. Let's delve into 10 fashion trends to follow in 2016. 10 fashion trends to follow in 2016 Perfect Hair [...]

6 04, 2016

Healthier food options for your next BBQ

By | April 6, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Healthier food options for your next BBQ

Can you feel it? The warmer weather is coming. I know we keep getting the false starts, but it's coming, my friends. It is coming. What comes with warmer weather? Outdoor entertaining in the form of BBQs, and cookouts! Oh, but wait, we've all been working extra hard to eat healthier, and workout. Let's not [...]

4 04, 2016

When sick gets real, Children’s Advil® gets The Boy back to school faster

By | April 4, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on When sick gets real, Children’s Advil® gets The Boy back to school faster

I'm not sure why this happens, but when my kids' allergies start up for the season, they get fevers to go along with them. It happens almost every year. I blame it on the fact that here in New York, we go from snow falling one day, to 60 degrees the following day. The flowers [...]

30 03, 2016

Sinus allergies or something else?

By | March 30, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|1 Comment

When the seasons begin to transition from winter to spring, millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies. Many others are less fortunate, and experience allergies year-round, due to a variety of irritants such as mold, food, dander, and dust. As an allergy sufferer, you may have “tried and true” remedies to help you get through a [...]

28 03, 2016

FitBit does more than count steps

By | March 28, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on FitBit does more than count steps

Count steps you say? Sure, I don't mind if I do! People are jumping to get trackers of all kinds, and my personal favorite is the FitBit. It was given to me as a gift from my wellness coach, and earlier this year, it became easier to track my sleep with it, so I'm HOOKED. [...]

26 03, 2016

Spring cleaning checklists – Free Printables

By | March 26, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|6 Comments

Spring has certainly sprung, and it's time to start the fun chore called Spring Cleaning! Wouldn't it be nice if you could use Spring Cleaning checklists to make the process go faster? So glad you agree. It's why I created a lovely set of Spring Cleaning checklists free printables just for you guys. Well, not [...]

23 03, 2016

Hangry is an understatement! Hand me a FUN SIZE® SNICKERS Crisper

By | March 23, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Hangry is an understatement! Hand me a FUN SIZE® SNICKERS Crisper

Ask my family about when Mama Sunflower hasn't eaten. Hangry is an understatement! No photo can capture just how insane I can be if I haven't eaten, and it happens almost every day. Crazy as it seems, I forget to eat during the day. Scratch that, it's not that I totally forget to eat. It's [...]