Put Fire Escape Planning and Practice at The Top of Your Holiday To-Do List

You’ve done all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, and decorating for your holiday guests. Now you can kick back and put your feet up, right? Not just yet. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), there’s one very important item that needs to be checked off of every holiday to-do list: a fire escape plan with practice. […]

The Perils of Addiction – How It Affects Your Family

When addiction grips your mind, body and soul, you usually don’t spend much time thinking about the people in your life. You may not even spend much time thinking about what you are doing to yourself. Your thoughts will tend to simply being on the object of your addiction. Addiction doesn’t just put a strain […]

My mom & daughter are huge parts of my @Dove #BeautyStory

When you say that someone is beautiful, how do you define that? Is it based off looks? Hair? How their makeup is? How someone treats others? Beauty is defined in so many ways. I am so proud to have the women in my life that I look up to, that I honor and that I […]

Why We Should Expose Kids to Musical Instruments Early

Not every kid handed a keyboard or starter acoustic guitar will want to keep playing past jumbled notes. But many children will fall in love with playing a music instrument if they’re given the chance to try. To their benefit, there are a number of reasons why it’s a good idea to expose kids to […]

Children of Addicts: Parental Advice on Talking to Your Children About Your Addiction

According to Psyche Central, approximately 28 million Americans are children of alcoholics. In an effort to break the cycle, parents should be more than willing to talk with their children about their addiction. However, often times this conversation is put off for “a better time” resulting in children having to deal with the issues all on […]

Child Safety & Reassurance with the JMPA Logo #BSZParent #AD #IC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association). I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. When I was pregnant with my kids, I was scared. Who would I go to for advice? Could I do it? Was there a website that I could […]

Help #ShareAMeal this holiday season

This holiday season, we cannot forget those that cannot afford a meal. While most of us are enjoying hanging out with their families and getting seconds on that hot meal, we all need to think about those that can’t afford that first plate of food. This holiday, we have been gathering food for our local […]

Protect your lawn this winter with tips from TruGreen #Sponsored #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for TruGreen. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. We have a new home that has a huge back yard and a pretty awesome front yard. Here in the Midwest, our winters are pretty brutal with extreme cold, snow and ice. […]

Help #ShareAMeal by sharing this post, this video! #EndChildHunger #Ad

When it comes to child hunger, are you aware that that every 1 in 5 children are hungry? Did you know that there are 16 million children in America struggling with hunger? That’s the population of Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago combined. You never know if your neighbor’s children are hungry, the […]

#BreastCancerAwareness Month – Did you schedule your mammogram yet? #HanesForGood

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Have you scheduled your mammogram? I’ll admit that I’ve never had one before, up until yesterday. I never really thought about Breast Cancer before, except for being there for loved ones that have been through Breast Cancer treatments. As I’m getting older, it’s making me realize that it […]

Learn & #SeeMuchMore with the VSP Designer Sunglasses

With back to school in full force, we have all remembered the school supplies, new shoes, socks, underwear, backpack, physicals & well checks, but what about their eyes? I remember every year, as a child, I’d go have my yearly check up for my eyes. Not a lot of parents remember or think to have […]

Sending love from home – #Military Care Packages

Our soldiers do so much for us, so why not send them a small token of our appreciation? I’ve been wondering what to send overseas to our guys and gals, so here’s what I’ve come up with for my first couple of shipments. Magazines and crossword puzzles are also a must. Some locations don’t have […]

Pick Up The Values with valuable printable coupons! {@pickupthevalues #Savings}

Do you like savings? I think it’s safe to say that we all love to save money anywhere that we can. I am proud to share that I am a “Pick Up the Values” blog ambassador with Kimberly-Clark and have been learning more about savings on products that we already use in our home like […]

Our local Post Alpha-Bits Little Free Library {@LtlFreeLibrary #LittleFreeLibrary}

With it being summertime, are your kids still reading? My little ones love to read, even in the summertime. We were asked by Post Alpha-Bits if we would like to help promote literacy locally, and worldwide, so of course, I jumped at the opportunity! Little Free Library Little Free Library began in 2009 and has […]

Internet Safety Awareness with BGCA #CyberSafe #CyberTribe #Sponsored #MC

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. How old are your kids and do you trust them (or others) while they are on the computer and online? My kids are 8 and 6 and I have […]

World’s First Apple USB Flash Drive with Lightning Connector for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

There are so many times that I’ve picked up my iPhone, used an online storage app and searched for a document, information, PDF, music for a flight or simply an image. With my iPhone, I don’t like to keep a lot of things ON it, so I can keep space freed up for other things. […]

Growing our community with Post Alpha-bits & Little Free Library 

Growing up, I was always a reader. I always had a book in my hand and an extra in my bag no matter where I went. Now that I’m a mother, I am proud to say that my kids are the same way that I was when I was growing up. I am working hard […]

Trade up with Amazon’s Trade In Program

With the launch of several new smartphones around Mobile World Congress this week, including the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Nokia X, we wanted to remind you that your readers can take advantage of Amazon’s Trade-In program to trade in their Samsung Galaxy S4s, iPhones, Nokia Lumia’s and more for Amazon Gift Cards. With the program, […]

Smucker’s donates to the NPCA! Here’s how you can help!

I love buying something and knowing that part of the proceeds go do a good cause. Smucker’s is very well known for giving back. I wanted to share with you all about Smucker’s NPCA Make a Natural Difference partnership where you can get a .25 cent-off coupon on shelves in local stores towards the purchase […]

Amazing campaign from Alcon! #EyeSawGood #MC

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Alcon. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating Ever since I was 8 years old, I have always had eye problems. I got glasses when I was in the second grade, contacts when I was 15 and LASIK when I […]

Write a letter to Santa!

Have your little ones written their wish lists for Santa? It’s not too late to mail him a letter! For a limited time, kids can receive a personalized letter from “Santa” that includes a special “North Pole” postmark. Here’s how it works: Write a personalized letter to a child from Santa Claus and sign it […]

Keeping your dog safe during the holidays

Now that we have a puppy and the holidays are approaching, I have been thinking about how to keep her safe during these times. To keep your dog safe and out of trouble over the holidays, the pet experts behind DOGTV, the first and only channel created just for dogs, have compiled a list of […]

Give the Gift of Travel with Travel Deals from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Last year, I visited Myrtle Beach and I have to say that I had an amazing time and it was such a gorgeous location! It’s definitely a travel destination that I want to take my family to in the future. If you’re looking to take a vacation, you won’t want to miss this! Myrtle Beach […]

Upgrade your phone with Amazon’s trade in program

With new devices hitting the market on Sept. 20, did you know that can trade-in their devices (including iPhones, iPads and iPods) for Amazon Gift Cards through Amazon’s Trade-In program. Amazon consistently offers some of the top trade in values* for iPhones (iPhone 5 16GB AT&T is priced as high as $363.75) and iPads (4th […]

Did you know that @Rayovac has Hearing Aid Batteries? (BOGO Code included!)

When I was growing up, I had the best friends that lived just a couple of miles from us that we used to play with all the time as kids. One was deaf in one ear, one was going deaf and one was completely deaf. I learned a lot about how to talk with them […]

Kohl’s Cares! {Scholarship Program Accepting Nominees Through March 15th}

As a parent, I love seeing companies give back. Seeing the care that Kohl’s has going on right now is just one example. Now thought March 15th, Kohl’s is honoring more than 2,300 youth, ages six to 18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes; […]

Umi Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

We are huge Umi fans so I thought I’d pass along this awesome giveaway that they are hosting on their Facebook Fan Page. Be sure to hop over and join in on www.facebook.com/UmiChildrensShoes for a chance to win! Tweet

Getting Your Teen His/Her First Car

Buying the first car for your teenage son or daughter is a tough endeavor. There are several factors to consider when making this big purchase, especially thinking about safety issues surrounding teenage driving. The most a parent can do to keep a teenager safe behind the wheel is to instill a strong sense of responsibility […]

What to Do With the Big Stuff When You Move

Moving is a giant pain. It just is. There is nobody ever in the history of the world who has enjoyed the process of moving. It’s difficult and stressful whether you’re just moving a few cartons of books to a new dorm room or moving a whole house and lifestyle across the country. It is […]

Helpful tips on how you can Survive the Holidays

The holidays are officially here and I think we can all admit that we are pretty stressed over what is to come, and the aftermath. I wanted to share some great tips from Mom Central Founder and CEO, author of four best-selling parenting books and mom expert, Stacy DeBroff, has developed tips for families on preventing […]

Febreze Home For the Holidays $10000 Delivery #Contest

The holidays are right around the corner. Literally! How would you like to spend the special days with a loved one that you haven’t seen in a while? Febreze is here to help! All you have to do to enter is to tell Febreze YOUR story through their Facebook page. All you have to do is […]

I have a religious fridge. No, really.

A few years ago, we received a Frigidaire Gallery stainless steel fridge from Mom Central. While we have had a few random issues with the fridge that are now resolved, this error had us all thinking. I blame it on my husband. He caused this error. His reply: Well, all I did was lean against […]

Cyber Bullying – Still a Hot Issue!

As we enter October, we will likely be hearing more about National Bully Prevention Awareness Month which includes Cyber Bullying. To recap, cyber bullying is different from schoolyard bullying because… It never stops. While school bullying stops when the child comes home, cyber bullying happens online where it is posted for all to see. It […]

How Verizon is taking a stand against Domestic Violence with HopeLine

If you were to meet any Domestic Violence survivor, not one of them will tell you that they were proud to be in an abusive relationship. I am one of those people. Most domestic violence victims hide if they are currently in that abusive relationship, or they will keep it to themselves if they were […]

umi shoes – June’s Deal of the Month!

We are huge umi shoe fans in our house. I thought I’d pass along some amazing deals for June! June’s Deal of the Month is Umi’s Racer! We had a similar pair of these last summer and they are still in great shape. By far, the best sandals my son’s ever had. Who can beat […]

Gift ideas for mom from Microsoft

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Do you have anything on your Mother’s Day wish list, or do you know what you are going to get the mother figure in your life? Microsoft has so many ideas to help get you started! For Mother’s Day, a Windows PC coupled with a Microsoft Hardware mouse […]

Earn $20 for shopping from MasterCard

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a great program where you can earn cash back just for using your MasterCard while you do your holiday shopping. If we are going to be spending money for those holiday gifts, why not get rewarded for it? All you have to do is register your […]

Cyberbullying – Bullies move to the web

As a victim of Cyberbulling, I can tell you that kids are not the only victims. Adults are just as much as victims as the younger crowd is. There are several types of cyberbullying, and I can say that I have been a victim to them all over the past few years, online and in […]

Perfect Grocery Companion – Grocery Guru

When you are getting ready to head out to do some grocery shopping, how do you prepare yourself? I have tried several things ranging from setting reminders on my phone to post it notes to remind me of all the things I need to get, components for recipes that I want to try and even […]

Mommy Goggles is officially a Limited Liability Company! Get your LLC with Legal Zoom.

I have had my blog since I was pregnant with my son in 2004. It started out as an outlet for me to type. This ranged anywhere from random thoughts, venting frustrations, posting goofy jokes and I would even write about products that we received at our baby shower that I found helpful throughout my […]

Cyber-Bullying Prevention tips from uKnowKids

As a victim of Cyber-Bullying for several years now, I wanted to let you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness month. It has been said that kids are the main victims, but adults are just victims just as much, if not more. As a victim myself, any word shared is another victim that […]

Cyber Bullying affects real lives. Take a stand!

When it comes to bullying and cyber-bullying, kids aren’t the only victims. Adults are as well. As a victim of cyber-bullying of several years now, I am here to help MTV spread awareness with their ‘A Thin Line’ campaign. The more awareness that we can spread, the more we can help prevent this with adults, […]

Ralph Lauren Presents the RL Gang – Narrated by John Legend!

Last year, I was fortunate enough to meet with the amazing company, Ralph Lauren and get the preview of the Fall 2010 RL Gang storybook which was narrated by Harry Connick Junior. This year, they have a new voice – John Legend! This fall, Ralph Lauren Corporation expands its online shoppable children’s storybook collection with […]

No matter what one says…. Love Is Not Abuse. {Teen Dating Domestic Violence App}

Having survived a domestic violence past, I am always up for spreading awareness for my daughters and even for my son. Even though we all want for our children to be safe, there’s no way that we can verify that they are safe, however, we can keep our eyes peeled for those warning signs of […]

Price Drop! Nintendo lowers the price of the 3DS to $169.99!

Nintendo of America recently announced plans to drop the suggested retail price of its portable Nintendo 3DS™ system to $169.99 in the United States, as new games based on some of the world’s most beloved video game franchises head to the system. The new price, down from the suggested launch price of $249.99 and effective […]

Jelly Belly: New flavors just in time for Fall!

Hard to believe that Summer is almost over and Fall will be sneaking around the corner soon. With Fall, comes Halloween. What is a better way to start thinking about Halloween than with Jelly Belly? This Fall, Jelly Belly has introduced some new flavors and collections. Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Bean 1.2oz Box Harry Potter’s […]