A Gift for the Holidays for the Family

A Gift for the Holidays for the Family

**This post is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry, CBR®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

The most amazing gifts that were ever placed in my arms were my six children. If you are a mom you know the joy of those first moments with your child. And if you are about to become a mother for the first time your heart is about to burst with love!

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Gift Mom a Night off with Coca-Cola & Kroger Fresh Ready to Heat Pizza

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company all opinions are mine alone. #KrogerPizzaDeal #CollectiveBias

The holidays are a perfect time to gift mom a night off!!! Kroger makes it so easy with their Fresh Ready-to-Heat Pizza and a Coca-Cola™. The whole family is happy and mom gets to put her feet up for a bit!

Gift mom a night off

Halloween came and we hit the ground running for the holiday season! If you are a mom, you know that from Halloween till the kids go back to school after New Years you have a list a mile long and a calendar so full you need an assistant to keep up with it!

Let’s not even talk about the fact that this is also the season of getting nasty viruses, coughs, colds and the crazy exhaustion that the kids feel just as much as you do!

I believe it’s safe to say, that while we as moms absolutely love the holiday season… it can be quite exhausting to keep up with!


Just this past week, we have had doctor appointments, school programs, after-school activities, events, seeing Santa, decorations to put up, house to clean for company, Christmas present shopping, 1,000 trips to the grocery store and a whole bunch of other things my brain just can’t remember!


Please, don’t get me wrong, I am NOT complaining! I love this crazy season with my children. They find so much magic in seeing the lights on our Christmas tree and putting the star on top. I am giddy with excitement over some of the toys I will be gifting them for Christmas. And I just about balled my eyes out at the girl’s little Christmas program, they were just too adorable!


But…. When my husband suggested I needed a night off… I am pretty sure I did a little happy dance!

My night off did NOT even make a scratch in our tight holiday budget. Want to know my secret?

Kroger loyalty members can purchase a fresh, ready-to-heat pizza at a hot price point for $5.99 and save $1 off a 1.25:L Coca-Cola™ beverage or 1L DASANI® (making the drink nearly free)! (valid through 12/3/17 – 1/3/18)

Gift Mom a Night off with Coca-Cola & Kroger Fresh Ready to Heat Pizza

It’s such an amazing deal! We bought three pizzas for our big family!

You have no idea how much it means to a mom to have a night where the kitchen doesn’t have to be a disaster zone and the constant “What’s for dinner?” question doesn’t get asked a thousand times!


My husband even got the big boys to join in and help him with my night off. They even served me dinner on the couch.


We watched a Christmas movie after dinner and then my husband put the kids to bed. It was just wonderful!

If you are a mom, please feel free to share this with your hubby as a “Ahem” SUBTLE HINT! Or when you are at Kroger this week stock up on a few Kroger fresh ready-to-heat pizzas and Coca-Colas and plan your own night off when you need it the most!IMG_4274

It will do you a world of good!

Happy Night Off!!!!


Make sure you are signed up as a Kroger Loyalty Member DO IT NOW!!! It’s worth it!

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Hauck Sirocco Pedal Go Kart Review

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A “Get Ready for the Holidays” Checklist

A “Get Ready for the Holidays” Checklist



The holidays are quickly approaching and I am working hard at not loosing my mind with all I need to do before the kids get out of school and the guests begin arriving!

I cannot survive without lists! I need them in my life or I will get distracted by “All. The. Things.” around me, calling my name and getting me off track for the entire day! 

This year, I am printing my list and am determined to be ahead of the game and stay on track the next few weeks!


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