How to Get Organized for Back to School ~ MommyTalkShow.com

How to Get Organized for Back to School

‘Back to school’. Talk about mixed feelings! Most parents I’ve talked with have said that while getting their kids ready is stressful, it’s a relief to get back to a regular schedule – and most kids I know actually agree! More proof that kids thrive on routine. Here a few key ways to make sure your family is ready to go with minimal stress and gets easily organized for back to school. Get … [Read More...]

Twitter Parties

Join @MommyTalkShow @BernettaStyle #MomSummerSeries Twitter Party 7/28 at 8p ET ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Join @MommyTalkShow @BernettaStyle for #MomSummerSeries Twitter Party 7/28 at 8p ET

All summer you've followed the Summer Survival Series and the advice I've shared. Well, summer is about to end and we're all looking forward to back to school. I've teamed up with fellow  Atlanta blogger @BernettaStyle to chat with you on Twitter for the #MomSummerSeries Twitter Party. It's Monday, July 28th from 8-9 pm. EST. RSVP below with a link … [Read More...]

Back to School Health Checklist ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Back to School Health Checklist #GoBackHealthy

Disclosure: I received promotional consideration from MinuteClinic. Back to School Health Checklist Thank goodness for the nurses at A.J.'s pediatrician who reminded me at his four-year-old checkup that I needed his vaccination update for the upcoming school year. I'd almost left the office without this vital information. Vaccinations are just … [Read More...]

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[VIDEO] My Interview with Actress Busy Philips on Gywneth Paltrow’s Comments about Working Moms ~ MommyTalkShow.com

[VIDEO] My Interview with Actress Busy Philips on Gywneth Paltrow’s Comments about Working Moms

I had the opportunity to interview actress Busy Philips from ABC's Cougar Town as a special guest on Huffington Post LIVE. She's a new spokesperson for Banana Boat sun protection. Side note: I bought some Banana Boat products at Target on sale last week and got a $5 Target gift card I hope to give away soon. Back on … [Read More...]

Watch Summer Savings Advice from Frugal Moms #MOMMYSUMMERSAVE

Watch: Summer Savings Advice from Frugal Moms #MOMMYSUMMERSAVE 3/28 at 9 p.m. EST

Every summer it seems like we have to buy a new wardrobe, summer supplies, swimming gear and more for A.J.  I'd like to save as much money as possible so I'm consulting the experts: frugal moms! Join us Friday, March 28th at 9 p.m. EST here on MommyTalkShow.com where you can watch us chat live for "Summer Savings … [Read More...]

Live Webcast: Ask Questions About Georgia Pre-K ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Live Webcast: Ask Questions about Georgia Pre-K #talkgaprek Thursday 1/30 at 9p

As an Atlanta Mom of an almost four year old, I've been exploring all of our pre-k options for the fall. Among them is the lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K program which provides education for pre-k students in public and private schools. Join me Thursday, January 30th at 9 p.m. for a Live Q&A with Georgia Pre-K … [Read More...]

Atlanta Area News

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid Makes a Splash at The Fox Theatre Through Sunday, July 13th

Disclosure: MommyTalkShow.com received complimentary passes to The Little Mermaid at The Fox Theater as a member of the media to cover the event and share my experience. One of A.J.’s favorite Disney movies “The Little Mermaid” is coming to life on stage at The Fox Theatre and we were delighted to catch one of the … [Read More...]

[VIDEO] Atlanta Staycation Idea: The Glenn Hotel

[VIDEO] Atlanta Staycation Idea: The Glenn Hotel and Tour Downtown

Disclosure: We received a complimentary stay at The Glenn Hotel to review and share this Atlanta staycation idea. All thoughts and opinions are my own. For our fifth wedding anniversary, my husband finally felt it was OK to take a mini-vacation without our son. Mind you, I’ve been asking for an adult overnight … [Read More...]

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[VIDEO] Funny Moments with Kevin Hart and Terrence J #ThinkLikeAManToo

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s and Think Like a Man Too. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.  I just ran into actors Kevin Hart and Terrence J in the Men's Department at Macy's in Lenox … [Read More...]

Figuring Out 40

5 Things I'll Stop Saying in the New Year ~ MommyTalkShow.com

(VIDEO) 5 Things I’ll Stop Saying in the New Year #FiguringOut40

Happy New Year! While many of you are jogging and working out, I admit I'm not…yet. Instead, I'm focusing on ways to change my attitude and outlook for 2014.  So much of what we say determines how we look at things. I've shared with you my challenges with depression, even though I've had an amazing 2013. Going forward … [Read More...]

Great Things Happened to Me in 2013, But I Was Still Depressed #FiguringOut40

Great Things Happened to Me in 2013, But I Was Still Depressed #FiguringOut40

I know a lot of you are working on resolutions for 2014, but I'm still focused on 2013. Although it was a great year for me professionally with this parenting talk show and and other opportunities, I was still depressed for most of the year. Still Depressed Yes. I suffer from depression even though I have - an … [Read More...]

Product Reviews

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[VIDEO] VTech DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone Review

Here's my video review of the VTech DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone along with a giveaway that ends July 31, 2014 if you'd like to win one for your family. You may have missed  my previous post, "Reasons You'll Regret NOT Having a Home Phone." See how I used the Connect to Cell feature to answer cell phone calls with my … [Read More...]

Save on Health and Beauty Items with Walgreens Paperless Coupons #WalgreensPaperless ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Summer Survival Series: Save on Healthy and Beauty items with Walgreens Paperless Coupons #WalgreensPaperless

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This summer I’ve found myself shopping for more beauty and wellness items at Walgreens, but I’m also aware of upcoming family expenses. We’re taking a short road trip this summer, I’ve … [Read More...]

Deals & Discounts

Shopping at Kroger Helped Me Pay Less Than $3 Per Gallon for Gas ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Kroger Fuel Points Helped Me Pay Less Than $3 Per Gallon for Gas

I've been a dedicated Kroger shopper since I discovered the grocery store in 2002 when I moved to Mississippi. Now that I'm a wife and mom in Atlanta, I'm shopping at Kroger even more to feed my … [Read More...]

Three Ways to Save on Summer Essentials at Target #TargetColors ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Three Ways to Save on Summer Essentials at Target #TargetColors

This summer I've been shopping at Target at least once a week to save on summer essentials. I'll tell you what's always on my shopping list and the three ways I save big every time I walk out of those … [Read More...]

2014 Memorial Day Sales and Promo Codes ~ MommyTalkShow.com

2014 Memorial Day Sales and Promo Codes

This is a huge shopping weekend. I've already been to the mall and Target a few times to grab summer items and makeup. If you're like me and would like to save big this weekend, here are some 2014 … [Read More...]

Tea Collection Memorial Day Sale ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Tea Collection Memorial Day Sale

This holiday weekend is the official start to summer and you can save on your children's summer clothing with the Tea Collection Memorial Day Sale running through Monday, May 26th. For girls, sweet … [Read More...]

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Free Song Downloads with Clear Scalp & Hair at Walgreens

Although I've rocked out to a few Maroon 5 songs on the radio, I earned even more respect for its lead singer, Adam Levine, once I started watching The Voice on NBC. I was glued to the screen all of … [Read More...]

Shop your way Max Free for 90 days ~ MommyTalkShow.com

I Need Vacuum Buying Advice! @ShopYourWay #Ad

We're in the market for a new vacuum and I'd like to spend about $100 (give or take a little). Do you have any vacuum buying advice for me? I've had this old Dirt Devil for about 10 years and it's at … [Read More...]

Parenting News

Back to School Health Checklist ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Back to School Health Checklist #GoBackHealthy

Disclosure: I received promotional consideration from MinuteClinic. Back to School Health Checklist Thank goodness for the nurses at A.J.'s pediatrician who reminded me at his four-year-old checkup … [Read More...]

Summer Survival Guide: Sell Unused Items for Extra Cash ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Summer Survival Guide: Easy Ways to Sell Unused Items for Extra Cash

With camp costs and travel expenses, your summer budget may be pretty tight. I just had an emergency laptop repair that blew my monthly budget out of the water.  Thankfully, I've sold a few unused … [Read More...]

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Create a Future Soccer Star with Coca-Cola and DaMarcus Beasley

My husband has been suffering from World Cup Soccer fever and it's rubbing off on our son, in a good way. FIFA World Cup, Coke and superstar DaMarcus Beasley created a team of their own with the … [Read More...]

7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge ~ MommyTalkShow.com

7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge by @BrandiJeter

\ The 7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge by Brandi Jeter Riley "Have you heard that there are well over 250 MILLION blogs on the internet?" Brandi Riley, the blogger behind Mama Knows It All, has … [Read More...]

Babysitter Emergency List ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Summer Survival Series: Download FREE Babysitter Emergency Checklist

Yes, it’s time for summer camp. But when there are gaps in your summer camp schedule, for parents who work alternate hours or parents who are taking a vacation sans kids - a babysitter, nanny or … [Read More...]

Reasons you'll regret NOT having a home telephone ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Reasons You’ll Regret NOT Having a Home Telephone

Over the last few months I've realized we need a home telephone.  In fact, we already have a home telephone number as part of our bundle with Comcast because it was cheaper to add it then just having … [Read More...]