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  • How To Throw A Fun Dr. Seuss Party

    Thanks to Party City for sponsoring this post. A week from today is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (also  known as Dr. Seuss). Dr. Seuss wrote over 60 children’s books including favorites like The Cat In The Hat and Green Eggs & Ham. Every year p

  • Tips For Taking Winter Road Trips With Kids

    Thanks to State Farm® for sponsoring this #AssistPatrol post about family road trips and their Assist Patrol program. Road trips are one of my favorite ways to travel with my family. Whether it’s just a day trip, or we are headed out of state, it’s

  • 2017 Chevrolet Suburban Review – This Is Not the Suburban I Knew Growing Up!

    2017 Chevrolet Suburban Review – This Is Not the Suburban I Knew Growing Up! This past week a brand new shiny 2017 Chevrolet Suburban landed in my driveway. The good peep at Chevrolet asked if my family and I would be interested in taking the Chevrolet

  • 6th Birthday Interview: Elizabeth Grace

    Our wee one is last up!  Elizabeth Grace Our Ellie girl is all spunk and feistiness. She makes up for being the last born by always trying to do things first and the best. While we are still... (This is a content summary only. Please click on the title

  • 6th Birthday Interview: Elijah James

    Our little Eli is our third kid up for his interview! Considering how many questions he asks me every single day, he thought it was great fun to have the tables turned!  Elijah James Elijah has... (This is a content summary only. Please click on the ti

  • How To Create A Gift Basket For A Cancer Patient

    Thanks to Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. for starting this kindness campaign and sponsoring this post. As a blogger I get to participate in a ton of amazing campaigns but my favorites are ones that let me give back to my community. I was asked if

  • 4 Cell Phone Etiquette Tips To Teach Your Kids Before Giving Them a Phone

    4 Cell Phone Etiquette Tips To Teach Your Kids Before Giving Them a Phone Cell phone etiquette is a thing we must teach our kids! Many years ago, we gave our daughter a cheap cell phone. She was YOUNG, but the phone was cheap and the service was monthly s

  • Take The OREO Cookies Dunk Challenge

    Official rules can be found here:   Our family loves OREO cookies so I always make sure to have a package or two in the pantry. It’s one of the only cookies that everyone in our family likes but what is funny is that we all eat

  • Just A School Shooter Threat ?!?

    Yep, just another day of school threats and getting trapped by transport trucks … We headed to the doctor for some answers about Ezri’s mystery illness.  To my chagrin, she had prayed the night before that God would heal her.  And of course, He did!

  • The Scientific Reason Why Yelling Doesn't Work

    Have you ever wondered how the emotion used in your voice affects how your kids listen or understand what you tell them? No doubt most of us have had moments where we “lost it” with our kids and raised our voice or yelled at them. This expression of a

  • How To Brighten Your Child’s Day When They Are Sick

    This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and 20th Century Fox. All thoughts are my own. When my boys are sick there is nothing I wish more than to have the ability to make them feel better. Though I can’t magically cure them, there a

  • Our Valentine’s Day

    With the spending freeze still in effect, we headed to the brand new Dairy Queen in town to celebrate Valentine’s Day as frugally as possible.  We didn’t anticipate the crowds however, and ended up wandering around for a bit first. We hit the Dollara

  • Best Wedding Picture Ever.

    Today was a do-nothing day.  Well, okay, I made some granola.  Shot some video.  Fielded some emails.  Took care of a sick kid.  Kept two teenagers busy with chores.  Did several loads of laundry.  Cooked.  Cleaned. The usual. But with a sick chil

  • Plagiarize = Stealing

    Today I discovered that someone had stolen one of my blog posts and is passing it off as their own. This isn’t the first time this has happened, but never has it happened so blatantly!  I’ve done a few things to address the situation, including findi

  • Why We Love British Soccer Camp

    This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Jacob plays league soccer two to three seasons a year and, for the past couple of summers, has also participated in a week long soccer camp called British Soccer Camp. This camp week is always one of h

  • 50+ Funniest Valentine’s Day Memes For the Meme Lover

    50+ Funniest Valentine’s Day Memes For the Meme Lover Love is in the air, roses, Valentine’s Day memes, chocolates, romance and did I say Valentine’s Day memes? Oh yes, isn’t this what the internet – or at least social media is made of? Stupid f

  • Friday Faves – Valentine’s Day

    Friday Faves – Valentine’s Day It’s another round of Friday Faves and today we are talking about VALENTINE’S DAY! That’s right friends, next week is the beloved commercial holiday – Valentine’s day. We’ve rounded up a myriad of ALL THE TH

  • Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Disclosure: Products were received for consideration but all thoughts are my own. Valentine’s Day is almost here and, for many, that means it’s time to show love with cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts. I thought I’d share some gift ideas wi

  • Upgrade Your Tech This Tax Refund Season

    This post was sponsored by Samsung as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s almost tax refund season which means that soon, many of us are going to have some cash in our pockets. Be

  • Leaving Our Mark: Visiting The New Building Site

    Our new church building is starting to take shape!  Various members of our church family will be visiting to spray paint Bible verses on the concrete walls of the foundation of our new building, and because of our schedule, we decided to arrive ahead of

  • 6th Birthday Interview: Caleb Sean

    It's that time of year again! Time for Birthday Interviews!! Our kids think answering birthday questions is the best game ever, so it wasn't hard to get them to sit still for a few minutes while I... (This is a content summary only. Please click on the t

  • Zero Waste: A Look At My Grocery Shopping Kit

    In 2017, I’m working on reducing the amount of trash that our household produces. While we’re nowhere near zero waste, I’ve managed to reduce quite a bit by making just a few meaningful changes. One of them is in putting together a convenient kit th

  • Meatloaf Bites Recipe

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KetchupWithFrenchs #CollectiveBias I love easy to prep meals for busy school nights and it’s even better when my kids actually like to eat what I m

  • Gift Basket For New Cat Parents

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewPetNoStains #CollectiveBias A year and a half ago we adopted our two cats, Boomer and Peaches, from someone who had rescued them after they were

  • Real Men … Have Lazy Wives?

    Have you seen this viral video going around?  The one about gender stereotypes and how men should be the ones to take care of the kids, house, and bring home the bacon, while their wives sit around and admire them. I understand the point of the video, in

  • What The CAS Doesn’t Tell You

    I’ve received a few nasty comments over the last little while in response to a video I posted about the pay Foster Parent’s receive. This is my response, and alot of it has to with what social workers are allowed to say, and what they’re not allowed

  • Moms Don’t Get Sick Days {$25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

    This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Being sick is the worst because, as moms, we don’t get “sick days”. We can’t just say to our children, “sorry, you are on your own today”. Instead, we have to get through the day the

  • Send A Valentine To A Child In The Hospital

    Today I wanted to share about an easy way you can send some love to a child in a hospital. It won’t cost you anything but a few minutes of your time! This morning I saw a post on Facebook that Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is hoping to collect

  • A Simple and Affordable Way to Start a Blog

    A Simple and Affordable Way to Start a Blog In 2009, I started Digital Mom Blog as an intersection for all things that I found and learned in regards to parenting and technology. With a background in web design, figuring out WordPress wasn’t a big deal.

  • Get A Taste of the Mediterranean At Home

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. As a busy mom, I am always on the lookout for easy meals. Typically this means we are stuck with quick pasta dishes and chicken, but I’ve recently discovered a new line that lets me add a

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