This Full House Reviews

One Small Change Challenge: Step #3 - taking accountability for my inaction(s).

#onesmallchange

I'm very excited to be partnering with the good folks over at Puritan's Pride in accepting their One Small Change challenge: to make one very personal (yet simple) change toward healthier living and then committing myself to remain accountable by posting my progress in a three-part blog series, throughout the month.

In my first post (Step #1 - The Brain Dump), I started by cleaning out the most cluttered area in the house, my head.  In my second post (Step #2 - Permission To Take a Break), I recorded a couple of break-reminders and set them as notifications, throughout the day.

Finishing up this blog series, I was really hoping to share with you some awesome progress in meeting my goals of walking every day and to make time to do things that quiet the mind...but, I can't...not exactly, anyway.

Continue reading "One Small Change Challenge: Step #3 - taking accountability for my inaction(s)." »

© This Full House 2003-2019. All rights reserved.

#FlushForGood: how we can help communities improve sanitation conditions, worldwide.

With sincerest congratulations to Robin (comment #42) we are super-thrilled to be able to share a $200 gift card with you -- check your email for further instructions, thanks!!!

FlushForGood_LogoAlone-02-150x150

Back in the days before kids (B.K.), I used to work for American Standard in their corporate offices here in New Jersey.  I worked in their transportation and logistics department and my job was to make sure that product got to where it needed to be, as quickly as possible.

Which later would prove to be quite helpful, A.K. (after kids) raising 4 children attending 4 different schools.

Today, I am very proud to partner with the good folks at American Standard to help share information about the Flush For Good campaign and, in doing so, help 40 communities in need!

Oh, and we get to share a $200.00 gift card to Lowe's or Home Depot, because we roll like that.

Continue reading "#FlushForGood: how we can help communities improve sanitation conditions, worldwide." »

© This Full House 2003-2019. All rights reserved.

#OneSmallChange Challenge: Step #2 - Permission to Take a Break

I'm very excited to be partnering with the good folks over at Puritan's Pride in accepting their One Small Change challenge: to make one very personal (yet simple) change toward healthier living and then committing myself to remain accountable by posting my progress in a three-part blog series, throughout the month.

In my first post (Step #1 - The Brain Dump), I started by cleaning out the most cluttered area in the house, my head:  because I'm constantly reminding my kids to make time to do things that quiet the mind and...NO!!!...I have never been very good at taking my own advice...EVER!!!

So, in preparation for this post, I've recorded a couple of daily "break-reminders" and this it what they sound like (click the banner to hear it, I mean me, in real time):

Continue reading "#OneSmallChange Challenge: Step #2 - Permission to Take a Break" »

© This Full House 2003-2019. All rights reserved.

#OneSmallChange Challenge: Step #1 -
The Brain Dump

Now that it's October, the beginning of cold and flu season (a.k.a. creeping crud) here in Jersey, I'm very excited to be partnering with the good folks over at Puritans Pride in accepting their One Small Change challenge: to make one very personal (yet simple) change toward healthier living and then committing myself to remain accountable by posting my progress in a three-part blog series, throughout the month.

Okay, that's great, but why?!?

That's a very fair question and I am MORE than happy to tell you EXACTLY why, thanks:  because I'm hoping to help encourage other folks to slow down, take a few minutes out of every day, to think about simple ways you can take good care of YOU, too!

I'm going to start by cleaning out the most cluttered area in the house: my head

Continue reading "#OneSmallChange Challenge: Step #1 -
The Brain Dump" »

© This Full House 2003-2019. All rights reserved.

Happy Belated National Coffee Day: Will
Vlog for Cawfee

Liz's Cawfee #FoamAtHome
{sponsored post & giveaway}

It's no secret: I like coffee (A LOT!) and most of my friends (both online and IRL) know NOT to ask me ANYTHING, unless I've had my first cup of coffee (or cawfee, if you're from Jersey).

Or if you happen to be one of my teens and are attempting to take full advantage of my total incoherency:  then, for the love of all things ending in macchiato, ASK AWAY...MY FRIEND!

There are worse things, don't judge.

Aaaaanyway, In celebration of National Coffee Day (what, it was 9/29, did you miss it too?!?) I've partnered with my good friends at TheMotherhood.com and Gevalia and we've got some really cool stuff to share with ALL of my fellow coffee lovers, especially if you've ever started your day(s), like this:

Continue reading "Happy Belated National Coffee Day: Will
Vlog for Cawfee" »

© This Full House 2003-2019. All rights reserved.

Hard to Digest Moments: Watching movies
with your teens.

Liz and Glen's Hard to Digest Moment

I am honored to be able to partner with Kellogg's as a Champion of #GreatStarts blogger, with many thanks for their sponsoring this blog post and allowing me to share our stories with families (like mine) and (hopefully) help get each day off to a great start.

Have you seen the latest Kellogg's commercials? How'd That Happen and Tweezers are part of the Rice Krispies "hard to digest" campaign, showcasing awkward moments between parents and kids.

When our little ones get smart enough to ask questions that we're just so NOT ready to answer...yet...and, I'm sorry to say, the conversations don't get ANY easier once your kids get older (whenever they actually decide to talk to you, I mean).

So, when my friends at Kellogg's challenged me to capture our own version of a "hard to digest” moment and then encouraged me to create a humorous video about it...*snort*... it was like giving a kid the keys to a virtual candy store.

This time, I asked my 14 year-old son to help and he said yes (cue choir of angels, singing):

Continue reading "Hard to Digest Moments: Watching movies
with your teens." »

© This Full House 2003-2019. All rights reserved.

Tell Us Which City's Shelter Dogs to Feed Next

Doofus in the pillows
PEDIGREE CTNC Blog Post: This post is sponsored by PEDIGREE Brand, which compensated me to develop this content and reader giveaway.

I wanted to share a quick update with you on the special feeding project I've been working on with Pedigree and Miranda Lambert (love her)!

With your help, Pedigree has received more than 14,000 nominations, from all over the country, for their Choose the Next Communities program:  a new initiative to feed more shelter dogs while they wait adoption.

The top five finalists are in and now we get to tell Pedigree which city's shelter dogs to feed next.  I am also excited to be able to share a special gift basket with one of you and your bdf:  best dogfriend forever.

First, the top five community shelters include:

Continue reading "Tell Us Which City's Shelter Dogs to Feed Next" »

© This Full House 2003-2019. All rights reserved.