$150 of parenting materials for FREE (promo code included)

Eeeee! I am super excited to receive my copy of Motivate Your Child! I have to be honest parenthood is amazing but hard. It can be smooth sailing one day and hurricane winds the next which is why I am looking forward to reading about the following topics:

Learn What Internal Motivation is
and How to Develop it in Your Child

You will learn:
• How to build a strong conscience to strengthen internal motivation
• How faith changes kids in practical, down-to-earth ways
• Ways to help self-focused kids think of others
• A strategy to help kids who tend to blame, rationalize, or defend
• Ways to use consequences for heart change
• Specific heart-based strategies to develop responsibility and initiative

Now for the information you came here for….to get your free $150 of parenting materials.


Pre-order or purchase a copy of Motivate Your Child from any retailer.  Once you’ve made your purchase, follow the instructions below. Click here for some common retail options.

INSTRUCTIONS: Purchase the book. Send an email with MYC150 Promo in the subject line with a receipt of purchase to gift@biblicalparenting.org. Biblical Parenting will send you the link and a special code to access these downloadable video, audio and written products. 

I can’t wait to delve into all this amazing material!! Order yours today and we can read and discuss the book together!


Homegating: Mocktails, Fazoli’s Snacks, Coupons & More!!


The Super Bowl is coming up and I don’t care if you are a Seahawks fan or Patriots fan, any football game is a great reason to get together with friends & family for fabulous food & fun!! It’s Homegating time baby!!  And in order to do up your homegating party right be sure to include these 3 steps:

1-Team colors are a must! Use table décor, foods, & drinks that are the same color as the teams.

2-Have fun with it! Use foods as serving dishes…I am such a sucker for food that doubles as a serving dish for more food! Haha! Melons, peppers, and bread are my go to foods for serving dips/sauces/other food.

3-Keep it simple! Don’t stress-out! There is nothing that kills a party faster than a crazy stressed-out host. Don’t over work yourself.  Repeat after me, “the frozen food section is your friend” visit your locale Wal-Mart’s frozen food section for some yummy Fazoli’s snacks to complete your snack table spread.

Team Colors….

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Mocktails are a fun way to show team colors and enjoy a flavorful drink.  It is fun to include the kiddos in Homegating parties when possible. (If you are having an adult only party feel free to add vodka or flavored vodka to your drink and make it a cocktail).

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So how did we get the colors to separate? The liquid with the highest sugar content goes on the bottom and ice is a must! We used Cran-Apple juice, Watermelon juice drink, and various flavors of Gatorade but you can hit up the juice and flavored drink isle to make any colors you wish.

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Foods as serving dishes…..

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Pepper Pot Dip Dishes


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Keep it simple….

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 Click here to get Fazoli’s Snack coupon

Lastly, here is  a video clip from our segment on WTOL in case you missed it…..…



Who will you be rooting for Sunday? Are you hosting a Super Bowl party? Have any suggestions for additional simple, go-to recipes that should be added to our Homegating menu?


Bulu Box Review: Try before you buy! Genius!! (Promo code included)


So one of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to get healthy & fit! So naturally my first stop along my journey to a new healthy and fit lifestyle was to a health store, where I quickly became overwhelmed by all the health supplements, weight loss items, nutritional snacks, etc.  I stood in the isle mouth wide open in awe of all the options and wished I could open up a few packages and simply sample before I committed to a 3 months supply!!  Better yet, while I am wishing, what if they could send those samples right to my front door? Guess what, Bulu Box does just that!! No more getting stuck with a month supply of snacks/supplements I can’t stand.

So what is Bulu box exactly?

The perfect partner in the pursuit of a healthier you, Bulu Box is like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist as a best friend. Get this, each month, a box of healthy discoveries is shipped right to your door (it doesn’t get more convenient than that!) for just $10. You learn about that month’s 4-5 premium samples try each one and see what fits into your individual healthy lifestyle. For sharing your opinions on each month’s samples through a quick survey, you will be given 50 Rewards Points (that’s $5!) to use in the shop to get more of your favorites. Join me in this clever endeavor…get a 3 Month Subscription for just $10 (regularly $30)! at Bulu Box – Use code WOWZA

http://usfamilycoupons.com/coupon.php?regionid=75&bid=11865&dealid=1825 @usfg @bulubox

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And why do I adore it so?

I received my first box last week and I have enjoyed trying out all the goodies inside! I must admit I am most fond of the inspirational magnets that were included…it helps to read something healthy and uplifting before I open the refrigerator.  And the FlyJoy, after the first bite I realized why it was called FlyJoy…it was literally like a bite of joyfulness while on the fly. And thank goodness that delicious bar was in the box, it made the perfect breakfast on the fly…perfect for moms on the go! (FYI- they have a new flavor, Cashew Cookie Dough, YUM!!) And truthfully there were a couple items that I will not purchase and I am so thankful for the opportunity to try them before I bought them.  Now I won’t delve too far into all the items because they change each time but what I can tell you is that this mom is 100% on board with this genius box!! I would much rather spend $10 to sample a variety of health & fitness lifestyle items then purchase a 3 months supply of one that doesn’t meet my preferences. Sign up today, you will be glad you did! Side note-it is also kind of cool chatting with the gals about the latest and greatest health & nutrition items that I just so happened to also sampled already…sometimes as a mom it is hard to be in ‘the know’ about trending nutritional & health items but now it can come right to your doorstep!!


Disclosure: I received a Bulu Box to review, no other compensation was received, all thoughts & opinions are my own.

30+ Acts of Kindness in 1 day! (Cool Video)


This is how I spent my  birthday……it was amazing!!!!


What I absolutely adore most about this experience is how many people said they were going to pay it forward. And the fact that when I logged onto Facebook that night a friend had said that someone paid for her coffee and she paid it forward with the customer behind her…I can’t help but wonder if she wasn’t somewhere in that same drive-thru line as us.

Want to see change in the world? You can! It all starts with you! I challenge you to do an act of kindness each day and see how your world changes, see how many people you can touch…who knows, maybe that simple smile and a quick hello was all a person needed in order to rethink something drastic they had planned on doing…sometimes we never know the extent of our actions which is why it is so important that we make them positive, good, kind!

So, are you up for the challenge? If so please feel free to share your acts of kindness…or perhaps a way someone else’s act greatly impacted you.


What is your Wisdom Worth?

We just got home after having lunch with a friend, where my preschooler had a mini-pout-down…not so much a meltdown…there was definitely more pouting than melting. Haha! We met at Chick-fil-a in hopes of her playing in the play area while we chatted. Well, it seemed like a great plan. But there were no other children there and she didn’t want to play by herself. Being the youngest of 3 I would think she would love to finally have an entire play area to herself, no sister or brother, no other kids, awesome, right!? Wrong. Instead of playing she sat on my lap, she whined a little went in the kids’ area and pouted, and then she really laid it on thick and repetitively asked for ice cream then for a dessert over and over again. She was being a typical preschooler who wasn’t getting her mother’s undivided attention. I totally understood! But what really surprised me was my response now, today, compared to my reaction when I was a first time mom.


My first time around raising a 4 year old resulted in much more reaction than response. I very rarely thought things through when out in public… in terms of what was best for my 4 year old in the short/long run and rather reacted quickly so others wouldn’t judge me. I would feel myself getting warm and uncomfortable as if all eyes were on me whenever she raised her voice or basically did anything. I was overwhelmed with the way others would judge me as a mom. So much so that I really wasn’t being the mom, or at least the mom my daughter needed, at least not in public. If she threw a tantrum in the grocery store I would practically have a nervous breakdown trying to react the way others would think was most acceptable…do I give in and give her the sugary treat so she is quiet and others aren’t disturbed or do I not for fear other will think I am a bad mom…but what if she yells throughout the entire store? I used to overcomplicate and overanalyze everything. My mind was in a state of disarray. Thankfully knowledge, experience, trial & error, and learning from mistakes have led me to where I am now, and would I trade it? What is this motherhood wisdom worth?



I have to be honest; there is nothing I would trade, not even a fit, flat, stretchmark-free pre-baby stomach, for the confidence, peace of mind, and wisdom that comes from the experiences, especially with regard to motherhood. The wisdom I have gained is priceless.

Now I can sit at Chick-fil-a and finish my lunch while my preschooler repetitively inquires about dessert and I can tell her no 60 times and I am cool as a cucumber…I am not worried about what the lady behind me thinks. I know that giving in to her and rewarding bad behavior is the worst thing I can do for her and she is what matters most. Ahh…the clarity that comes with experience!!

So, do tell, would you trade any of your wisdom for youth? Would you trade your mommy know-how for pre-baby boobs? What is your wisdom worth?



Giveaway that’ll have you batting your lashes!

My husband and kiddos all have amazing eyelashes…long, dark, beautiful lashes. I on the other hand am lacking in the eyelash length. So when I heard of Younique I was intrigued but had a few questions.


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What is it?

It’s mascara! It’s not false eyelashes or extensions. You do not have to glue anything to your face or your lashes. It’s a three (quick) step process. Gel. Fibers. Gel. All goes on just like normal mascara.



What if I don’t like it?

There is a love it guarantee. Return it within the first 14 days and get your money back (minus s&h) Return it 15/30 days and get 80% of your money back (minus s&h)

How much is it?

$29 for a 2 month supply (more depending on how much you use it)

Can you feel it?

Nope. Lashes are soft. Touchable. Safe for contact lens wearers (like me).

How do you get it off?

Soap and water. 10 seconds. Literally. Not like other waterproof mascaras where you have an oil slick down your face. Actually washes off easier than my non waterproof mascara.

Do I have to use it every day?

Nope. It’s not a lash grower. It’s mascara. Put it on when you want to. (Which will be everyday because it’s the bomb diggity)

This stuff actually adds length to your lashes. Not like regular mascara. There are little natural fibers that you apply after the transplanting gel and then seal with the final coat of transplanting gel. You will literally see the length of your lashes grow as you apply it. It stays on all day and is water resistant. This is the best stuff I’ve ever come across!

**naturally based makeup, paraben free, carcinogen free, free of harmful chemicals, cruelty free, hypoallergenic!

So I decided to give it a try! And wow! Check it…..(should be noted I only did one coat…you can decide how long/much you want…I was heading to the zoo with the kiddos so didn’t need too much)

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Look I have eyelashes again!!  It was simple to apply, didn’t take any longer than I would normally spend doing my eye makeup. ..in fact now that I have lashes I don’t feel the need to apply eyeliner and shadow. So, in a way it saves me time. I simply apply moisturizer, foundation, Younique, and a little gloss and I am good to go! I am loving this knew morning routine!

You have got to try it for yourself! One lucky follower will receive Younique to try for themselves!

To enter the giveaway:

1-Follow Mom on the go in Holy Toledo on Facebook

2-Follow Erica’s Lashes for All on Facebook

3-Follow @mamaof3onthego on Twitter

4-Reply with ONE comment saying you completed 1-3 &  your favorite makeup product (lipstick, gloss, eyeliner, etc..)

Winner will be randomly selected January 12th @ 11:59pm

Disclosure: I was given Younique to review and one to giveaway! No additional compensations was received and all opinions expressed are my own.