Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An Emotional Look at Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s Battle

As music legend Glen Campbell enters the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease, his family is giving the world a rare glimpse inside his battle with the disease.  This fall, country music’s legendary rhinestone cowboy will take his last bow in a raw, warm, emotional, and at times harrowing documentary simply titled, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me / directed by James Keach (producer of “Walk the Line”).

In 2011, when Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife of 32 years, Kim Woolen, made history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force documented the entire way.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shooting the Bries during National Cheese Month

See what I did there? Lol.
Did you know the average American eats 27 pounds of cheese per year, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest?  That’s like … 553 squares of the processed squares.

I’m a BIG cheesehead. And I’m not referring to the yellow, processed, sandwich singles nor the blocks of processed cheese that seem to last an eternity.
I’m talking about the beautiful, artisanal, local cheeses that are increasingly being created right here in the United States. And possibly even in your hometown.

October is National Cheese Month in our great nation.  American Cheese Month is a celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers, and the chefs who bring them to your table.  And at Whole Foods – (who I am an ambassador for) – you can find some of THE TOP cheesemongers in the world.

Friday, October 17, 2014

ONE Critical Mistake New Parents Are Making (+ Giveaway)


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in San Diego just released findings that 93% of parents leaving the hospital made at least one critical error when installing or using their car seat.  This is a very troubling statistic, I know, but it’s an issue that can be easily addressed.

Here are some tips from the consumer safety experts at Safety 1st about car seat safety and proper installation:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Best of Fall - Apple & Pumpkin Recipe's


October is the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of local harvests with fresh seasonal flavors like apple and pumpkin, along with great cheese pairings and Non-GMO Project verified treats.  Visit your local pumpkin patch or favorite farm and spice up your season with new recipes and snacks that pack a punch and sing with seasonal flavor:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Masking That "Boy" Smell

Disclaimer: This was sponsored by SC Johnson and Acorn Influence. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  And it's real world problems, people.  Seriously.  I can't make this stuff up.  And I can't be bought either.
Why is it that when boys reach that certain age where you no longer need to powder their bottoms, the smell of stinkiness just randomly creeps up and assaults your nose.

How is it possible that they were only outside for 2 minutes but managed to come in smelling like the creature from the black lagoon? Not that I’d know what the creature smells like. I just assume he smells … swamp(ish).

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

No. I don't want a Girl

Call it mother’s instinct or a lucky guess.  I knew the second I found out I was pregnant that I was having a boy – both times.

God has the best sense of humor.  Before I was pregnant, I wanted a dance squad of little girls twirling around my house in their frilly tutu’s and pigtails.  I even bought an adorable little overall outfit for my first-born [daughter] before I was even married.
Can you say “cray cray”?!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Whole Foods Market, Wichita - Opening Soon!

Disclosure: I was chosen to be a Whole Foods Market ambassador. I was chosen because of my interest to help grow the store. This does not influence my opinions on the Market.  As you know, The Procrastinating Mommy cannot be bought!

Whole Foods Market will open its first ever store in Wichita, Kansas on September 3rd.

The 30,900-square-foot Whole Foods Market store located at 1423 N. Webb Rd, Suite 101 – will employ approximately 120 full-time and part-time team members in various departments: Bakery, Bulk, Coffee & Yea, Grocery, Pets, Whole Body, Produce, Beer, Cheese, Meat & Poultry, Prepared Foods, Seafood, and Wine (ß sign me up for that Wine gig!).