The Mommy Insider - Parenting | Atlanta Mom Blogger | Mom Style | Brand Ambassador | Product Reviews
Thumbnail image for 5 Patterned Sunglasses From $5 to $435 That Will Spice Up Your Summer Style

5 Patterned Sunglasses From $5 to $435 That Will Spice Up Your Summer Style

Fashion & Style

I have worn the same two pairs of sunglasses for years; Tory Burch sunglasses and Versace sunglasses with a cute little gold ribbon on each side which is totally not my style usually but the ribbon is small and just cute!  I was really upset when I saw that my Tory Burch sunglasses had scratches […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Keep Your Feet Cool and Cute In These 5 Breathable Ballet Flats

Keep Your Feet Cool and Cute In These 5 Breathable Ballet Flats

Fashion & Style

Summer is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for sandals and flats.  I love ballet flats.  Ballet flats have been my go-to shoe for about three years and I don’t know how my feet survived 30-something years in something other than ballet flats or wedge sandals during the summer.  Actually, I do.  I wore […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for 5 Little Kid Rolling Travel Bags + 7 Kids Travel Bag Shopping Tips

5 Little Kid Rolling Travel Bags + 7 Kids Travel Bag Shopping Tips

Kid Style

With summer break comes summer travel.  For families with multiple children, or any children for that matter, it’s nearly impossible for parents to help roll a child’s luggage through the airport when they have their own luggage to carry. That’s why it’s a good idea to buy a travel bag or carry-on luggage made specifically […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Fashion Roundup: 5 Wedge Sandals I Love

Fashion Roundup: 5 Wedge Sandals I Love

Fashion & Style

It’s sandal time!   I am pretty tired of wearing close toed shoes.  I’ve been wearing ballet flats and mary janes since the beginning of winter and my toes are ready to be free!  That also means it’s time to get pedicures.. Mari.. are you reading this? I am a shortie (5’1″) and have never […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Toy Roundup: 6 Self-Contained Travel Toys For Long Summer Road Trips

Toy Roundup: 6 Self-Contained Travel Toys For Long Summer Road Trips

Toys

Every once in a while I stumble upon an online children’s store that is extraordinary.  Today I found AlexandAlexa when searching for travel toys for road trips.  With summer road trips coming up I am desperate to find new toys and activities that will keep Madelyn occupied during our long car rides. I appreciate simple, classic […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for 2014 Toyota Highlander: A Quiet and Powerful Family SUV

2014 Toyota Highlander: A Quiet and Powerful Family SUV

Car Reviews

You’ve probably seen the commercials for the new 2014 Toyota Highlander.  The one where the Muppets burst into a house of bored family members one of which is looking up Old Faithful on his tablet.  “If you wanna see Old Faithful don’t be such a couch potato” the Muppets say.  “Yea just go check out […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for My 3 Week Meditation Challenge + See What I Worry About & Tell Me What You Worry About..It’ll Be Fun!

My 3 Week Meditation Challenge + See What I Worry About & Tell Me What You Worry About..It’ll Be Fun!

Health

This post is part of my Not a Perfect Parent Series. You might have seen on my Facebook page that I have partnered with Aveeno to participate in the #AveenoDailyChallenge for the next three weeks.  I was given the option of eating healthier, staying better hydrated, or de-stressing/meditating. Despite the fact that I don’t really […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Not A Perfect Parent: A Mish Mash Of Excitement & Frustration – Cars, A Puppy, Shoes, and Orchids

Not A Perfect Parent: A Mish Mash Of Excitement & Frustration – Cars, A Puppy, Shoes, and Orchids

Not A Perfect Parent Series

I hope you are having a fabulous day! I had a great morning at the Atlanta International Auto Show. I love cars and gadgets/technology so being surrounded by beautiful cars with amazing technology was, for me, the equivalent of a child being in a candy shop.

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Chevrolet Traverse SUV – A Moving “Family Assistant”

Chevrolet Traverse SUV – A Moving “Family Assistant”

Car Reviews

I have had the opportunity to spend a few (not enough!) days with the Chevrolet Traverse LT and this vehicle makes it difficult to determine where to start! The first thing to say is that there is hardly anything that I would change about the Traverse.  Keep in mind that this model has nearly everything […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for ‘Not A Perfect Parent’ Discussion Series: The *Almost Daily* Big Time Freak-Out

‘Not A Perfect Parent’ Discussion Series: The *Almost Daily* Big Time Freak-Out

Not A Perfect Parent Series

This is part of my new ‘Not a Perfect Parent’ series because much to my dismay, I am not a perfect parent and I need advice sometimes often. I need to come up with a solution to a problem my 7-year-old daughter and I are dealing with.  I would love to get your thoughts and advice […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for 4 Children’s Sneakers That Will Add Color To Your Child’s Step

4 Children’s Sneakers That Will Add Color To Your Child’s Step

Fashion & Style

Sometimes a kid’s outfit needs to be jazzed up with a little color and style. These four children’s sneakers adorably colorful and super in every way! 1 Burberry Tom Check Hi-Top Trainers Don’t let ‘trainers’ fool you.  These Burberry sneakers are available for infants and girls up to size 35 (U.S. 3 1/2 girls) – $195 […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival Presented by HGTV March 5th – May 18th

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival Presented by HGTV March 5th – May 18th

New posts

Heading to Walt Disney World this Spring? Starting March 5th at Epcot® is the International Flower & Garden Festival Presented by HGTV! From toddler’s to adults there is something for everyone during the 10 week event. Topiaries of some of your favorite Disney characters including: Mickey, Minnie and Pluto Disney•Pixar Buzz Lightyear Mater’s Parts, Plants & […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Moleskine Mickey Mouse Notebook

Moleskine Mickey Mouse Notebook

Disney

It’s hard to believe but Spring Break is coming up in less than 3 months and school will be out in about 5 months. With school breaks comes vacation and many, many families travel to Disney World and Disney Land during school breaks each year. When planning your trip to Disney, keep track of your […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Pivot Power Genius Makes Life Easier

Pivot Power Genius Makes Life Easier

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

The Pivot Power Genius is a smart power strip outlet. Anything that’s plugged into two of the four outlets can be controlled through an app on your mobile device called Wink.  If you forgot to turn off the light in the bedroom, it can be done remotely from anywhere. You can even schedule when the […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Viceroy Miami Hotel – Great for a Family Vacation or Romantic Miami Getaway

Viceroy Miami Hotel – Great for a Family Vacation or Romantic Miami Getaway

Travel

If you are planning a  trip to Florida and are considering a stay in Miami, you need to consider staying at Viceroy Miami! I stayed at Viceroy Miami recently during a press trip with Toyota to review the 2014 Toyota Corolla and while my initial thought was that the hotel was too fancy to be […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Little Girl Fashion Guide: 4 Adorable Ballet Flats for Little Girls

Little Girl Fashion Guide: 4 Adorable Ballet Flats for Little Girls

Age 3-5

Gone are the days when little girls run around in ‘play shoes’ all day, every day. Now little girls, at least mine, want to wear cute shoes whenever they can.  My daughter plays dress up and when some girls might want to wear mom’s high heels, my daughter is perfectly happy in a pair of […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Travel: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California

Travel: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California

Travel

I am staying at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, in Carlsbad, CA, 30 minutes north of San Diego for a couple of days.. What a beautiful resort! Park Hyatt Aviara Resort offers a range of lodging choices, including “The Respire by Hyatt,” a series of hypoallergenic rooms. Rooms vary in size from Double and King sizes, […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Tumble Leaf, an Amazon Studios Original Series, Entertains & Educates Preschool-Age Children & Older!

Tumble Leaf, an Amazon Studios Original Series, Entertains & Educates Preschool-Age Children & Older!

Preschool

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Amazon Studios. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item to thank me for participating. Amazon Studios has a brand new show for preschool-age children called Tumble Leaf.  I’ve been an Amazon Prime member for years and buy more than 50% of […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Win 6 Months of Flowers From ProFlowers & Evite – #PartyBlooms Sweepstakes

Win 6 Months of Flowers From ProFlowers & Evite – #PartyBlooms Sweepstakes

Fun stuff for parents

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries. However, all opinions expressed are my own.  I love when my garden starts to bloom in the Spring.  Our backyard is painted with beautiful pink, purple, blue and yellow flowers from daisys to lantana to roses.  My daughter loves to go to […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for 5 Personalized Hand-Stamped Bracelets and Necklaces

5 Personalized Hand-Stamped Bracelets and Necklaces

Fashion & Style

I have over a dozen pieces of personalized hand-stamped jewelry that I have collected over the years.  I had a necklace made with my son’s initials, when he was a baby, then another necklace with two birds with my husband and mine’s initials, and a bracelet with initial charms for both of my kids.  Some […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for The HTC One M8 harman/kardon for Sprint: Amazing Photographs & Incredible Sound!

The HTC One M8 harman/kardon for Sprint: Amazing Photographs & Incredible Sound!

Brand Ambassador

Perhaps the most exciting new Android smartphone on the market right now is the HTC One M8. It is truly something special and is available through all the major wireless carriers in the United States. However, the recently released Sprint edition, the HTC One M8 harman/kardon, offers users an even better overall experience.  It delivers […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Review: A Luxurious Family Workhorse

2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Review: A Luxurious Family Workhorse

Car Reviews

The 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 is a workhorse disguised as a gorgeous pickup truck.   I have wanted to test drive a pickup truck for a long time.   Maybe it’s for my need to overcompensate for my shortness or because I want to feel tough on the road for once.  I am not an aggressive […]

Read more >
Thumbnail image for Food Review + Giveaway: Fisher ‘Nut Exactly’ Dark Chocolate Dipped Snack Bites + $50 Costco Gift Card Giveaway!

Food Review + Giveaway: Fisher ‘Nut Exactly’ Dark Chocolate Dipped Snack Bites + $50 Costco Gift Card Giveaway!

Food and Drink

Every school day when the kids come home they run straight to the kitchen to grab a snack.  My daughter will usually pick an orange or strawberries but my son prefers something crunchy which is mostly potato chips or those mixed snacks bags.   I have been going over the labels on his snacks with […]

Read more >