A Fun Night of Painting At the Paint Bar


I received a complimentary painting lesson at the Paint Bar to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are my own. When I received the invite to check out the Paint Bar, located in both Newton and Boston, I was very excited because I used to take painting lessons years ago and quite frankly, I really needed […]

Gather Em Up for Game Day – Family Dollar Prize Pack $25 Gift Card Giveaway 10/6

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This post is sponsored. Opinions expressed are my own. Last Saturday, Ryan and I had a wonderful day. We spent time together at a country bizarre – just the two us. It was a lot of fun. Before doing that, we did a bit of shopping. We had big plans for Sunday. It was the […]

Collage.com One-Click Photo Book Giveaway 9/25


Collage.com is now offering one click photo books. You can create a photo book from a Facebook album in 30 seconds or take a bit longer and customize your album with borders, backgrounds and photo filters. I made an 11.5″ x 8.5″ hard cover photo book for the purpose of this review. This is my […]

Middle School Kids Need Kidecals Name Labels Too


I received two sets of Kidecals labels to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are my own. Kidecals labels are customized, waterproof name labels for kids. When I received the opportunity to try Kidecals, I figured this is perfect timing for back-to-school. I would get a set of labels for both boys. But then I thought […]

Love That Indie Designed Stationary & Wall Art! Minted.com $50 Gift Card Giveaway 9/21


 This post is sponsored by Minted.com. Opinions expressed are my own. Minted.com crowd-sources design and art from a global community of independent designers and artists, then sells their best designs as fine products such as stationery, wall art, and décor for the home, holidays, and occasions. For back-school-needs like personalized notebooks, school year calendars and […]

Kindness Counts Netflix Shows That Teach Kindness #Stream Team


I am a member of the Net Flix Stream Team and share family-friendly programming, activities, recipes, reviews and giveaways on behalf of Netflix. It makes me so proud when either a teacher or another parent tells me how I have “such nice boys.” At James’ parent teacher meeting I was just about speechless as each […]

Sunbelt Bakery’s Granola and Fruit & Grain Bars Giveaway 9/15 (1 case/12 boxes)


I received a case of Sunbelt Bakery’s Bar to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are my own. I am always on the lookout for nutritious and convenient snacks – that don’t sacrifice flavor.  I am excited to have the opportunity to try Sunbelt Bakery’s granola bars, fruit and grain cereal bars. They offer a lot […]

Holland House Cooking Wine Prize Pack Giveaway & Pork Terderloin Recipe 9/9


The summer is really flying by, but we still have several weeks left to do some outdoor grilling. To celebrate the remaining summer grilling season,  I am hosting a giveaway of a Holland House Summer Grilling Kit. One Moms Own Words reader will win a portable cooler that is brimming with approx. $50 worth of […]

Discovering My Surname Origin on Ancestry.com #surnameproject


Thank you to Ancestry.com for helping me to learn about my family history. We all have a family tree, and yet how many of us really know it beyond our grandparents and great grandparents?  I didn’t know anything about my surname origin beyond my grandfather Ernest Davis on my Dad’s side. He passed away the […]

Groovy Lab in a Box Giveaway and Review 9/2


I received the Groovy Lab in a Box to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are my own. Groovy Lab in a Box is a product of Academics in a Box Inc. These “labs” are developed by a team of scientists and educators to be more than a science kit but instead a truly custom STEM […]