For the Holidays, Give Me Toys Please!

I can’t lie: When the holidays are approaching, I get excited about toys. Thankfully, I still have kids young enough to want toys for Christmas so I don’t creep anyone out while perusing the toy section. And while I can’t say there are any toys on my own wish list, I really get a kick… Continue reading For the Holidays, Give Me Toys Please!

Back to School Fashion: $100 Walmart Haul

This has been a long summer, and I’ll admit I’m looking forward to the start of the new school year. Not just because my daughter will be out of the house for a large chunk of the day, but also because it’s time for back to school shopping! This is one of the few times… Continue reading Back to School Fashion: $100 Walmart Haul

Need Back to School Fashion Inspiration? Find It In My Daughter’s Closet

Shopping for back to school clothing is a rite of passage for mothers and daughters, I think. Except now that my daughter is at an age when she wants to have a say in what she wears, that usually means a lot more time spent at the store than I’d like.  However, Walmart’s new online… Continue reading Need Back to School Fashion Inspiration? Find It In My Daughter’s Closet

Why I Love Going to the Walmart Shareholders Meeting

Being a Walmart Mom occasionally comes with perks, and one of those is our yearly opportunity to travel to Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, AR for the shareholders meeting. On its face, this might not sound like much of a perk. Traveling all that way just for a boring business meeting? Well, that’s because you’ve never… Continue reading Why I Love Going to the Walmart Shareholders Meeting

Backpacks for Charity: School Supply Shopping

Every parent knows that back to school time means shopping for school supplies. My daughter is entering first grade, so her list of required supplies is still pretty short and filled with items like crayons, colored pencils and folders. Plus, I only have one child at home. For families with multiple children and/or longer supply… Continue reading Backpacks for Charity: School Supply Shopping

Fresh Start: It’s My ‘Home Gym’

Let me just be honest for a second. I’m not going to work out at a gym. Like ever. The idea of awkwardly attempting exercises in front of strangers while I drip with sweat does not appeal to me. This self-consciousness is, in part, why my membership at Curves a few years didn’t last very… Continue reading Fresh Start: It’s My ‘Home Gym’

Fresh Start: Video Games Make Me Love Working Out!

I admit that I have (had?) bad eating habits, but what once was even harder for me to do was get motivated to exercise. Doing hundreds of situps, jumping jacks and squats didn’t really appeal to me. In my mind, it was all work, so I didn’t want to do it. I have to say,… Continue reading Fresh Start: Video Games Make Me Love Working Out!