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

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 cute.” I say “Thank you” and I’ve even taught him to say “Thank you” for the compliment. Then I take a breath and try to calm down. My sweet, funny, inquisitive and playful baby boy IS cute because … [Read More...]

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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 140 characters or less and the brands who I work with for Twitter parties. Twitter has allowed me some great opportunities to connect with brands who you’ve seen here. They saw my tweets, liked the … [Read More...]

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[VIDEO] How to get a Free EpiPen Coupon ~ MommyTalkShow.com

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 ~ 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...]

Atlanta Area News

GODIVA Trufflelata and Soft Serve

Fall in Love with GODIVA Trufflelata and Soft Serve & $25 Gift Card Giveaway #GODIVAsummer #ad

Thanks to an in-store event at the Lenox Square Mall GODIVA store, I was inspired to write this love letter...to a GODIVA Trufflelata premium beverage I tasted for the first time. Yes, a love letter to a drink: Dear Salted Caramel Truffleleta™ from GODIVA, How have I lived 41 years on this Earth without you? When … [Read More...]

July 2014 Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta Events

July 2014 Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta Events

As much as I love summer weather, I don't like getting sweaty or being bit by mosquitoes or "no see ums" which love to take a bite out of me anytime I'm outdoors. Since my husband is off from work this week and I wanted to do a family activity, we chose Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta inside Phipps Plaza. It's a few … [Read More...]

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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...]

Figuring Out 40

The Over 40 Friendship Prayer #FiguringOut40 ~ MommyTalkShow.com

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 ~ 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, 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

Save on Back to School Eyeglasses from JCPenny Optical ~ MommyTalkShow.com

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 ~ MommyTalkShow.com

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 ~ 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

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

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...]

Win Kississimee Vacation with #T2RSweeps ~ MommyTalkShow.com

My Dream Kissimmee Vacation + Win Your Own by Tweeting #T2RSweeps

This summer we took a short trip to Charleston, SC to see my extended family for a few days and surprise my Mom who was there for a family reunion. It was a fun three day trip where A.J. met his … [Read More...]

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An Atlanta Blogger Perk: 2014 Type A Parent Conference is Here! #TypeACon

Living in Atlanta as a professional blogger has helped me grow in countless ways. One of the best perks is the wold's largest parenting conferences has been held here several years in a row. I … [Read More...]

How to Make #Sharkweek Fun for Kids ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Easy Ways to Make #Sharkweek Fun for Kids

I am a huge fan of the movie Jaws. I loved Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One on the Syfy Network. So Sharkweek on the Discovery Channel is a must-watch for me. It’s  also fun to see the … [Read More...]

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New Parenting Site Features Motherhood Across the World #MC #Sponsored

Disclosure: I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my … [Read More...]

How to Become Twitter Famous and Get More Followers ~ MommyTalkShow.com

[VIDEO] How to Become Twitter Famous and Get More Followers

The first time someone called me "Twitter Famous" I was pretty surprised. Yes, I loved to tweet  about family-friendly brands and I even get paid to tweet when I host Twitter Parties. But I still … [Read More...]

Dear Moms, Make Back To School Season More About *You* Instead of all About the Kids ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Dear Moms, Make Back to School Season More About *You* Instead of all About the Kids

Everywhere you turn there are back to school season commercials featuring backpacks and school supplies.  Doesn’t it seem like back to school season is just for the kids? It doesn’t have to be that … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]