Tresemme Walgreens

Get Runway Ready Hair with TRESemmé® at Walgreens #ad

  You would think that for Fall my schedule would calm down a bit. Actually it's quite different. I just attended the Type A Parent Blogging Conference in Atlanta, I'm getting ready for Bloggy Bootcamp here in Atlanta, then the very next week we are going to Disney World. I'm moderating a panel on getting media attention for your brand for the Niche Parent Conference where. I've got some shopping to do for … [Read More...]

Celebrate Fall Family Fun with $25 Family Dollar Gift Card Giveaway ~

Celebrate Fall Family Fun with $25 Family Dollar Gift Card Giveaway

The air is getting crisper, the leaves are falling and it's starting to feel a lot like Fall. It's by far my favorite season. I just wish I was home on Long Island, New York to see the gorgeous trees turn color. Here in Atlanta, pine trees seem to take over the landscape instead of trees with leaves. To celebrate I'm giving away a $25 Family Dollar Gift Card to help your family celebrate Fall Family Fun. Keep reading … [Read More...]

Joyce at Blackish Screening

[VIDEO] New ABC Show black-ish: Don’t Compare it to The Cosby Show! #blackishABC

Check out my YouTube video showcasing why I hope people won't compare the new ABC Show black-ish to The Cosby Show and keep reading for more details on the show including its controversial name. New ABC Show black-ish Video recap: "I feel like I’m especially qualified to tell you to make this distinction as a child who was raised in the 80’s, grew up in NY and actually saw a live taping of … [Read More...]

New Dr. Drai Twitter Party

Join #AmericansOBGYN Twitter Party with Dr. Drai 9/30 at 9 p.m. EST

Disclosure: I am a compensated Twitter Party host for this Dr. Drai event. As a Wife and Mom who’s officially in her 40’s, my health is incredibly important to me. I’ve had my share of gynecological issues with uterine fibroids that I had surgically removed before I got pregnant and had a healthy c-section delivery with A.J. more than four years ago. I keep my annual appointment with my … [Read More...]

Product Reviews

Bissell Symphony All-in-one Vacuum and Steam Mop Review

Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop Review

Now that school is back in session and your children are out of the house for several hours a day, have you looked around your home and thought. “This place needs a deep clean!”  I have!  Our floors are always in need of attention, even though I try to remind my family and visitors to remove their shoes. Since my husband cooks his dinners late at night, I often find “presents” like crumbs or diced vegetables on the … [Read More...]

Tablet Trio Karate WAHM

[VIDEO] T-Mobile Free Data Helps Balance After-School Activities and Work at Home Mom Duties with #TabletTrio #CollectiveBias #Shop

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser #TabletTrio. All opinions are mine alone, based on my experience as a work at home mom. Our school year got off to an unconventional start. Here’s some background on what led me to find the perfect after school activity for my pre-k student and how T-Mobile Free Data is helping me juggle it easily. In August, we enrolled in the same … [Read More...]

Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 Review ~

Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 Review

  My 4 year old is becoming an over the top Disney Junior fan. He’s told me how much he wants to meet Mickey Mouse, hang out with Pluto and visit Minnie’s Bowtique! For him, the Disney Junior shows he watches are real life. So I was excited to review a kids tablet pre-loaded with apps and books with his Disney friends. Here’s why you should consider making the Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 a back to school purchase. … [Read More...]

Toyota Rav 4 XLE Review

[VIDEO] 2014 Toyota Rav 4 XLE Review #MommyTalkDrive

Toyota Rav 4 XLE Review We had the pleasure of taking the 2014 Toyota Rav 4 on a spin around Atlanta and for a longer trip to Charleston, South Carolina to see my family. The crossover SUV was ideal for our family of three with plenty of space in the cargo area. For our long distance drive, the fuel economy was among the best I've seen and makes me really want to upgrade to a new car. Check out my video featuring … [Read More...]

Talk Show Topic

[VIDEO] How to get a Free EpiPen Coupon ~

Summer Survival Series: [VIDEO] How to get a Free EpiPen Coupon

Part of surviving this summer includes being ready for emergencies including allergic reactions to foods, bug bites and allergens. As a food allergy mom, I'm sharing how to be prepared for emergencies in case you or your children need an epipen. This video explains how to get a free epipen coupon through December 31, … [Read More...]

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

[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 where you can watch us chat live for "Summer Savings … [Read More...]

Atlanta Area News

Braves Game

Thoughts of Granddaddy Thanks to the Atlanta Braves Game

I’m constantly surprised at how much A.J. remembers and digests what I tell him about my Father, his Granddaddy, who passed away three years ago. A.J.’s sense of loss was even more evident after we went to our first Atlanta Braves Game as a family. On the way there, I told A.J. how much my Father loved baseball and how much he would love to attend this game with us. A.J. seemed to let it sink in and looked out the … [Read More...]

Plus Sized Fall Fashion with Supermodel Emme ~

Plus Size Fall Fashion Featured in Macy’s Show with Supermodel Emme #MacysEvents

As someone who struggles with her post-mommy fashion, I leaped at the opportunity to cover a recent Macy’s Event featuring Plus Size Fall Fashion. Emme, the world’s first plus-sized supermodel was the host…then the poop hit the fan when I was asked to model in the show. Keep in mind, I’ve been really rocking the t-shirt and yoga pants look. Or the track suit look. Or the grab anything that’s clean and doesn’t need … [Read More...]


Watch Dr. Oz on WSB-TV and Meet Him at Downtown Atlanta Health Expo #DrOzOn2

Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post.  However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. Starting Monday, September 8th the Dr. Oz show will air on Atlanta's WSB-TV at 3 p.m. In my mind, this is a perfect combination since I sat at the edge of my seat watching his fast paced medical show, NY Med on the ABC affiliate all … [Read More...]

Figuring Out 40

The Over 40 Friendship Prayer #FiguringOut40 ~

The Over 40 Friendship Prayer #FiguringOut40

I debated how to tackle this subject of female friendships once you turn 40 (or you may have noticed issues in your 30’s). In the last month I've had two significant friendships change. I won't go into the details of who did what to whom or who's right or wrong. Those things are all subject to interpretation. But what … [Read More...]

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

(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, 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...]

Deals & Discounts

$50 My Family Dollar Giveaway

Celebrate @MommyTalkShow Reaching 8K Twitter Followers with $50 Family Dollar Gift Card Giveaway

Whoo hoo!! I’m so happy that this week I reached 8,000 Twitter followers and to celebrate I’m giving away a $50 Family Dollar Gift Card. It’s thanks largely to many of you who I’ve connected with in … [Read More...]

Save on Back to School Eyeglasses from JCPenny Optical ~

Save on Back to School Eyeglasses at JCPenney Optical

As the parents of a near-sighted child with a drooping eyelid who's been seeing eye specialists since he was a newborn, I thought we were darn there everything about eyeglasses for kids. That … [Read More...]

Back to School Savings with Groupon and Living Social ~

Back to School Savings with Groupon and Living Social

This week I struck up a conversation with a mom in my neighborhood at the frozen yogurt shop. She had a tablet and books on her table. This mom was on a mission. I asked if she was using the yogurt … [Read More...]

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

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 ~

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...]

Parenting News

Type A 2014 Badge

Type A Parent Conference 2014: 30+ Thoughts About #TypeACon

I just returned from the Type A Parent Conference 2014, which is one of the largest parenting blogging conferences in the country, but I didn’t have to travel very far. The conference was at the Grand … [Read More...]

Walgreens and Dove Want You to Share Your Real Beauty with #BeautyIs #ad ~

Walgreens and Dove Want You to Share Your Real Beauty with #BeautyIs #ad

Every morning I face a big decision -  make up or no makeup?  In a post-mommy world of working at home, I'm more inclined to to with no makeup because I don't have to worry about sweating it off or my … [Read More...]

Win Influencer Pass to Niche Parent Conference Instagram Video Contest #NicheParent14 -

Win Influencer Pass to Niche Parent Conference: Instagram Video Contest #NicheParent14

      I’m delighted to share that I’m attending the Niche Parent Conference Oct. 16 - 18, 2014 at Walt Disney World, as well as moderating a panel on booking media interviews for … [Read More...]

4 Frustrating Things About Back to School Clothes Shopping for Boys ~

4 Frustrating Things About Back to School Clothes Shopping for Boys

Shopping for boys’ clothes is big pain in the butt. Then back to school season comes and it gets even worse because parents of boys come face to face with the limited options we have to choose from. … [Read More...]

He’s Cute at Age 4, But Will You Call Him a Criminal When He’s 14? ~

He’s Cute at 4, But Will You Call Him a Criminal When He’s 14?

Every time A.J. and I are out shopping, playing at the park, visiting an attraction around Atlanta or even going to church - someone inevitably says three words that make my blood boil: “He’s so … [Read More...]