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Yes, My Daughter And I Love Kinky Boots And OMG, TODRICK HALL!

I was excited to have been invited to attend an evening performance of Kinky Boots The Musical on Broadway last week, and absolutely thrilled about my being allowed to bring a guest, so I asked my 15-year old if she would like to join me, you know, f...
by This Full House on Dec 6, 2016

Sauder Experience: Evolution of a Shared Workspace

I'm very proud to partner with the good folks at Sauder, a manufacturer of affordable furniture you assemble yourself, and participate in the Sauder challenge: to share our experience(s) with Sauder and, hopefully, inspire other families (like mine)...
by This Full House on Sep 9, 2014

Together Counts: because, some of us parents need all the help we can get (ahem!)

As a mom, with 20+ years of experience in trying NOT to mess up her kids, I feel it safe to tell you that the secret to balance is really quite simple, because there is NO secret: balance is all a matter of perspective. Maintaining a healthy lifestyl...
by This Full House on Feb 10, 2014

Help teens get a great start in the morning, for real!

As a Kellogg's KChamps partner, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting with U.S. Olympic legends and athlete hopefuls representing Team USA to help kick-off the 100 day countdown to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. I know, who ever...
by This Full House on Jan 29, 2014

From Our House, To Your House: It's A Krispie Carol

Like most families we know, the kids and I have our favorite holiday traditions: decorating Christmas cookies ranks right up there with tricking out a ginger bread house with leftover Halloween candy, if there's any left. Assembling said gingerbread...
by This Full House on Dec 23, 2013

Teen-friendly Tapas: easy-peasy chicken and waffles recipe.

A drizzle of warm honey and a sprinkling of fresh chives dress-up these chicken topped mini waffles, very nicely! Last month, I was invited to meet with U.S. Olympic legends and athlete hopefuls representing Team USA in New York City...
by This Full House on Nov 22, 2013

World Toilet Day: show your support, pledge to save water and a $200.00 gift card giveaway.

Did you know that today, November 19th, is World Toilet Day?!? I know what you're thinking -- seriously, what's next, National Bathtub Week?!? Okay, here's the thing, but what most folks don't realize (and I'm including myself, here) is that...
by This Full House on Nov 19, 2013

Pure Jill: a new collection of uncomplicated style from J.Jill

photo credit: my 17yo soon-to-be college student (HOLD ME!) I never thought of getting dressed as being all that difficult, really. Aaaaand, then I had kids!!!! Let's just say the fashion police have got NOTHING on a couple of teen-aged...
by This Full House on Nov 10, 2013

One Small Change Challenge: Step #3 - taking accountability for my inaction(s).

I'm very excited to be partnering with the good folks over at Puritan's Pride in accepting their One Small Change challenge: to make one very personal (yet simple) change toward healthier living and then committing myself to remain accountable by...
by This Full House on Oct 28, 2013

#FlushForGood: how we can help communities improve sanitation conditions, worldwide.

Back in the days before kids (B.K.), I used to work for American Standard in their corporate offices here in New Jersey. I worked in their transportation and logistics department and my job was to make sure that product got...
by This Full House on Oct 14, 2013

#OneSmallChange Challenge: Step #2 - Permission to Take a Break

I'm very excited to be partnering with the good folks over at Puritan's Pride in accepting their One Small Change challenge: to make one very personal (yet simple) change toward healthier living and then committing myself to remain accountable by...
by This Full House on Oct 9, 2013

#OneSmallChange Challenge: Step #1 - The Brain Dump

Now that it's October, the beginning of cold and flu season (a.k.a. the creeping crud) here in Jersey, I'm very excited to be partnering with the good folks over at Puritans Pride in accepting their One Small Change challenge: I...
by This Full House on Oct 1, 2013

Happy Belated National Coffee Day: Will Vlog for Cawfee

{sponsored post & giveaway} It's no secret: I like coffee (A LOT!) and most of my friends (both online and IRL) know NOT to ask me ANYTHING, unless I've had my first cup of coffee (or cawfee, if you're from...
by This Full House on Sep 30, 2013

Hard to Digest Moments: Watching movies with your teens.

I am honored to be able to partner with Kellogg's as a Champion of #GreatStarts blogger, with many thanks for their sponsoring this blog post and allowing me to share our stories with families (like mine) and (hopefully) help get...
by This Full House on Sep 25, 2013

Helping Shelter Dogs Find Their Forever Families With Miranda Lambert

My sincerest thanks to our friends at Pedigree for sponsoring my writing about helping shelter dogs,like our Doofus-Dawg, find their forever families. I often write about having a REAL special place in my heart for animal shelters and rescues, like..
by This Full House on Feb 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, or a reasonable facsimile thereof!

If it weren't for Hurricane Sandy, our Halloween decorations would STILL be up...DAMMIT! Just so you know, I am also a featured blogger for Hallmark (yeah, I don't HOW that happened either) and just wanted to let you know that...
by This Full House on Nov 14, 2012

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: You Know You're a Blogger, When...

A Pear of Hearts After finishing perhaps the juiciest pear on the planet (seriously, you SHOULD be salivating) when one of your kids walks by, looks down at your plate and hollers: "DON'T MOVE!!!" [eyes go WIDE, slides teeth over...
by This Full House on Mar 7, 2012


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