Schwan’s Home Service provided amazing food for my family


For over 60 years, Schwan’s Home Service has provided superior frozen foods with convenient home delivery. Foods are flash frozen at the peak of freshness and flavor. Choose from USDA Choice meats, wild-caught seafood, flavorful skillet meals, Grade A fruits and vegetables, plus our heritage ice cream, distinctive desserts and much more.
Delicious foods are offered to satisfy everyone, including family members with special dietary needs including:

– No gluten ingredients
– Vegetarian
– No sugar added
– Heart healthy
– Low calorie
– Low sodium choices


I had the wonderful opportunity to try some of the products. My family just loves their spaghetti so I ordered the Pasta Shells Stuffed with Cheese, Six Cheese Tortellini, and Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks.

We decided to have the breadsticks and tortellini for dinner one night.


I was a little afraid of my kids’ reactions because it wasn’t regular spaghetti. They tried it and ate it ALL. Then they asked for more. They absolutely loved the cheese stuffed breadsticks too!




I can’t wait to try the shells along with the rest of the bag of breadsticks this week.

The ordering and delivery process was simple and efficient. When you browse the website, it is categorized perfectly. Each product includes a picture of it, amount of servings and the nutritional information. When I placed my order, I received confirmation that it would be delivered the next day! The next day!

Upon delivery, the delivery man was very polite and told me even more about the company. I told him I looked forward to ordering again because the convenience was already a big plus in my book.

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Jump Start Sports gave my kids a week to remember!


My kids who are 8, 6 and 4 were able to attend one of Jump Start Sports Summer Camps the other week. They absolutely loved it!

Here are some of the things they said throughout the week:

“I don’t want to go home!”

“Wow! It wasn’t boring at all!” (That was at the close of the first day)

“Do we have to leave now?”

“Can we go back next week?”

“Can we pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease come back next year?”

“I loved learning all the different sports!”

“I made a new friend today, Mom!”

“We did SO much fun stuff today!”

They offered unique sports camps for children ages 4 – 12. They were fun-oriented and highly instructional for the novice while more advanced players learned more advanced concepts and were coached at their ability and level of understanding. The relaxed and nurturing atmosphere enabled the children to learn, grow, make friends, and have a meaningful summer experience.

My kids attended the Olympics and Junior Olympics Sports Camps. Children ages 4-12 have a blast learning about and playing a wide variety of sports in a nurturing environment.


The Olympic theme is presented throughout, with campers selecting a country, creating a flag for their country, and competing in events and games.

The week ended with a “Closing Ceremony” and “Presentation of Medals.”


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Sandcastle was great for the entire family

Sandcastle_LogoLocated in Pittsburgh, PA, Sandcastle is 60-acres of water, family-fun that overlooks the beautiful Monongahela River. From the 15 waterslides, Tsunami Wave Pool, scenic Mushroom Pool, and a relaxing lazy river, there truly is something for everyone!

Photos courtesy of Sandcastle

Photos courtesy of Sandcastle

Sandcastle would be a great choice for a fun-filled family day to relax in the cool water, have fun on the slides and enjoy each others company. Whether you are local or coming from out of state, Sandcastle is a great choice for something to do this summer and is suitable for all ages.

We were fortunate to attend Sandcastle a few days ago and we all had a blast!


My little ones enjoyed the kiddie slides and the wave pool. We could not get them to come out of the wave pool. My 4 year old was crazy in there! He loved every minute of those waves coming at him!

I was very impressed with the lifeguards on duty. They were very vigilant and were professional at every moment. Safety is the first thing I look at as a mother and I was immediately impressed. I felt very comfortable myself and for my family, knowing that they were always paying attention and very serious about the safety rules.

Look at these guys on the slides in Wet Willie’s.


We even were able to experience the cabanas they have by the wave pool. It was very nice knowing that only those who have a cabana were back in that area. It was a great place for us to relax and eat our lunch.


My oldest daughter and I enjoyed the waterslides. We first tried out Lightening Express and Blue Tubaluba. It took me a while to convince her to try Boardwalk Blasters and when she did, she was very proud of herself. We tried Thunder Run a few times and finished with Dragon’s Den where we both screamed at the thrill!

It was definitely a great day for the entire family. We were exhausted but with that kind of exhaustion that was reminiscent  of having  wonderful experience!

You can follow Sandcastle at:

Twitter: @SandcastlePGH



Photos courtesy of Sandcastle

Photos courtesy of Sandcastle

COUPON for $5.00 off the $31.99 regular admission price!

Go to Sandcastle’s online site HERE and in the top right corner, you can input the code: MOMBLOG14

Coupon expires 9/1/14.

Coobie Seamless Bras are amazingly comfortable!

coobieseamlessbras-bottomlogo9012lavenderCoobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable and versatile without sacrificing style. These affordable, stylish bras are seamless, one-size (comfortably fits 32A through 36D), available in 7+ styles and 50+ fashion colors and patterns. There is also a full size version fitting up to a size 42D. They are perfect for every day wear, yoga, pilates, new and nursing moms, sleep wear, and more! Coobie Seamless Bras also has a large following of mastectomy patients that love the soft comfort and pad pocket to insert a form. This line is truly a fit for all women!

I was given the wonderful opportunity to try out two of these amazing bras! I was so excited about how quickly they arrived.

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The first, second, third, tenth, fifteen time I wore them, I was so comfortable. They are perfect to wear under t-shirts or even nice shirts that I wear outside of the home. They are very easy to put on, adjust and wash. They feel just like a sports bra with their shape and feel. They are just perfect for my style!

You can order below and get the following discount!
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Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic was Spectacular for kids and adults.

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic was an amazing show to watch as a kid or even an adult. We were lucky enough to go to Friday night’s showing and our entire family had a wonderful time.

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We sang along to 24 of our favorite Disney songs. I especially enjoyed Genie.

photo 2And my son danced in the aisles.

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My daughter was in a trance the entire time!

photo 3The look on all of their faces was just priceless. It is something that I will always remember. I absolutely love seeing how much fun they are having. They all looked at me in disappointment when it was time for intermission. I had to explain to each of them that this was like halftime in a football game.

I was extremely pleased at the various characters that made an appearance, including Pinocchio since it was a movie made so much longer ago than the ones my kids are used to.

photo 3 (2)Mickey was my son’s favorite:

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The princesses were my youngest daughter’s favorite:

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My oldest daughter really enjoyed the performance by The Incredibles:


We also enjoyed the appearances of  Stitch, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Mulan and the beautiful skating in The Lion King.

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I would definitely recommend seeing this spectacular show. It was such an amazingly wonderful experience that I am so grateful that my kids had the chance to experience. Disney on Ice surely created the magic that is found in my little one’s hearts.


Monster Jam was spectacular!


We had the amazing opportunity to attend Monster Jam 2014 this year. It provided massive entertainment for my kids. I, unfortunately, was unable to go but my husband and kids went. When they got home, they couldn’t stop talking about the tricks they saw.

My son really likes zombies. Go figure.

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But then he goes nuts about dogs. photo 2 (2)

Look at how high that is! Amazing!!!

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Looks like they really enjoyed themselves!photo 5


Monster Jam is really a great, family-oriented show that is fun, amazing and packed full of excitement. My family and I have gone for 2 years in a row and this year, my kids really looked forward to going. They loved seeing the commercials and asking me how long until they get to see it in person.


I was, however, able to attend the Superheroes & Sweethearts Valentine’s Party on February 13th, the day before Monster Jam began. We were able to see Iron Man and meet the driver, Lee O’Donnell. We even got his autograph and took a picture with him.

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My kids had a blast getting balloon animals, free snacks and creating superhero-inspired Valentine’s Day crafts. See my daughter showing off her crafts? She had so much fun!

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This year, Monster Jam teamed up with Tickets for Kids in an effort to raise 1,000 tickets to send underprivileged youth and their families to Monster Jam. For every person that attended this event, Monster Jam donated one ticket to Tickets for Kids for the show in Pittsburgh. How awesome was that?!?! I was very pleased to see such a HUGE turnout!


Fun Slides was so much fun! Buy One, Get One Admission 1/2 off


Fun Slides Skatepark & Party Center in Greensburg offers super cool unique birthday party and family fun!

We visted the skatepark a few days ago with our neighbors and EVERYBODY had a blast. I overheard my neighbor being asked by his son if they could come back the next day. My children had a great time too and I realized how fear-free my son is.




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Zaycon Foods offers delicious food at a great price and with great convenience

I had the wonderful opportunity to review Zaycon Foods and their chicken. All I can say is WOW. This chicken is delicious! We have prepared it a number of ways since we received it including grilling, baking and using a slow cooker. Check out our most recent meal where I marinated it in a brown sugar rub.

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I’ll say it again. This chicken is delicious any way it is prepared. Very juicy and tasty. I need to check out when there is another event scheduled in my area. I’ll also be checking on their other products as well!

It was a very simple process to order. I did it all online HERE. (You will need to register first. Don’t worry, it’s free.)

I received reminders about my pick up date, time and location. I didn’t know what to expect but this is what I saw when we pulled into our pick up location.

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Pretty nifty, huh? We followed the cones to the back of the truck, gave them our name and the man loaded the box of chicken into our trunk. It took a whole 2 minutes.

When we got home, we opened the box and began to sort the chicken into freezer bags. Check out how it came packaged and how much we got. The pieces were huge! Plenty to feed our family for a few months. We even used a few pieces to serve at a birthday party with 20 of our family members.

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So, read on to learn more about how you can get this too.

How does Zaycon Foods manage to provide such high quality super fresh meat and produce to its customers at such low prices? The answer is strength in numbers. And not our numbers, yours!

Watch a video here.

Zaycon Foods can sell its products at bulk rate prices to individual consumers and families because our unique sales event business model brings lots of people together, adding all their purchasing power into a combined bulk food purchase. And when you buy as part of a group that’s committing to such a large purchase, the power is in the hands of the purchaser! It’s the ultimate group buy in terms of both price and consumer empowerment.

You can pre-select exactly what you want to order from a given Zaycon sales event – Continue reading…

Remote Dog Training Collar

Do you need to train your dog to stay in your yard?

To train a dog, professional trainers use long leashes. If you want to try training your dog yourself, it might be difficult with the long leash. The leash extends a long distance, but the verbal commands you give at a long distances make it tough for the dog to hear, and the dog might take advantage of this by doing just what he wants to do. Fortunately, animal experts have come up with another way to overcome the problems with leash training – the remote dog training collar.
dogtraThe remote training collar is worn on the neck while the dog owner holds the transmitter. The transmitter has buttons you can press that will trigger a type of stimuli such as an ultrasonic beep or electric shock. These stimuli have different levels of intensity. Because the dog is such an intelligent animal, they associate this sensation of vibration or shock with their unacceptable behavior.

The dog and trainer both receive benefits from the remote training collar. The collar can save the life of the dog along with people and other animals. Think of all the car accidents due to dogs running across the street while their owner screams for them to come back. With the use of the remote collar, the owner can stop the dog from running, fighting or chasing anyone by using the stimulus on the transmitter. When the dog receives the stimulus, he will immediately stop what he is doing.

With the dog collar, you can train your dog when it is convenient for you. The remote training collar overcomes the downfalls of leash training and can be used at the dog owner’s convenience.

eMeals is Meal Planning Made Simple!, the leading online meal planner, has launched a new slow cooker meal plan to make your life even easier when it comes to getting meals on the table! Each slow cooker plan will include 7 crockpot dinners, with some timesaving “cook once, eat twice” favorites. They have both a Slow Cooker Classic plan full of tasty comfort food as well a groundbreaking Slow Cooker Clean Eating Plan that serves up quick, simple, and healthy meals.

We tried it out for 3 months and loved getting the new and exciting menus and recipes. We chose the Slow Cooker Clean Eating plan and the Healthy Lunch plan. I’m trying to get back into using my slow cooker to save time and this was the perfect opportunity for me! I loved the new ideas and the fact that I can still substitute any undesired food items (courtesy of my picky family members) with items that would still taste good. The best part was the grocery list included. It breaks down all the items you need so you can just go into your cabinets and see what you already have and if you have it…cross it off the list! If you don’t have it, you know exactly how much you need for the recipe!

Go to to sign up!