kids rebel against mom blogger (sponsored)

that’s the headline that will be coming soon.  Sure, I put everything up online from my muffintop, my shingle blisters, my butt crack.  But, my kids are on to me.  When I told Vivien I wanted to shoot her taking me on a tour of her Campanile she agreed with a caveat, “it’s only for our family mom.” That kid is hip to online privacy.

NO more pictures, we are not amused.

Drats, it would have been a great vid to post.  Let’s face it, absence of my kids 80% of my funniest videos would not provoke a chuckle.  Without my kids how can I be mom vlogger/blogger?  I could be a blogger/vlogger who is hostile towards her cats, really what else is going on around here?  ( btw cat lovers, remember these cats were foisted on me and one of them is truly nuts, and my daughter and I are allergic.) With out their funny lines, or approaches to life how would I be inspired?

That’s why this video cracked me up. Shows how modern parents will hang their kids out to dry if it will get hits on youtube.   It’s for Ragu, but not a salesy video. Seems more like an ad you’d see in Europe. Love when corporate America risks having some humor. ( It’s the not the one of the kid walking in on his parents)


Do You Take Your Kids Grocery Shopping? (Ragu Sponsored)

Back with Sauce Talk!

When we shot this, I was struck by how kind, even and uncynical Christine is about her kids. When I watched the video, though, I just wanted to go put baffles in her dining room so the sound was better.

Look, most of the time going to the grocery store is a bore to me. Mostly because I do it ALL THE TIME. What’s with this eating thing around here? When they were tiny, a mashed banana and cheerios went a long way. Caroline Murphy is in the discussion as well.

So, if you have a choice… do you take the kids along for the ride?

Sponsored: What Are Your Go-To Veggies?

In the Ragu series I’ve been a part of a big goal is for parents to pass on nuggets of wisdom about getting their kids to eat healthy meals. So, I was all ears for the topic of getting kids to eat vegetables.  I found out that I’m not doing too bad.  Also, Vivien loved her fish and shrimp last night so I really feel like I have a good eater.

Of course, Rex ate one potato and ran screaming from the table.  Oh, well.  Take the victories where you can. Kim Tracy Prince and Caroline Murphy are the bloggers on the Versation with me.

What are your go to veggies?  Go to to join the conversation.

*This video was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in Ragú® Mom’s the Word on Dinner Program.

Ragú® Asks: Whose Kid Has the Oddest Eating Habit?

As charming as little kids can be, their hypersensitive taste buds need to control something in their lives and their tendency towards OCD can explode at the dinner table.  Just when you think you have it figured out, they change.

A friend told me the other day that her husband hates soup.  How odd, I thought.  I get not liking a kind of soup, but all soup?  Then Vivien announced she now hated soup (she hadn’t heard our conversation).

So, here is the first in a series sponsored by Ragú® about different dinner issues called Mom’s the Word on Dinner.  It’s been nice creatively because even though it’s a sponsored series once the conversation started, myself and the other mom bloggers got to have real conversation.  We want to know your thoughts as well.

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*This video was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in Ragú® Mom’s the Word on Dinner Program.