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  • Easy Crockpot Mangolian BBQ Shredded Chicken Sliders

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #RecipesThatCrock #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias

    Easy Crockpot Mangolian BBQ Shredded Chicken Sliders | MommyWifeLife.com

    Can I admit something? I don’t always look forward to dinner time. It’s one area of my life where I sometimes lack motivation and inspiration. Pinterest sometimes assists with recipes, but if the recipe requires a lot of time or many ingredients, I typically run as quickly as I can. Busy moms can’t always prepare gourmet meals, so tasty and easy is usually the mealtime goal for families. My crockpot Mangolian BBQ Shredded Chicken Sliders recipe is just one of the easiest meals I’ve created.…

  • The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes Sparks Girl Power | Review

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in partnership with Innovation Press. All thoughts expressed are my own.

    The Doctor With An Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath | MommyWifeLife #InnovationPress

    I believe it to be extremely essential to show my daughters examples of women trailblazers. This world isn’t just “A Man’s World” as James Brown would sing. This world is full of opportunity for both men and women and children should discover this as early as possible. Doctor Patricia E. Bath’s story as told in The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes by Julia Finley Mosca is a great example of a woman in a “man’s world” who saw both race and gender barriers while pursuing her education and career. She, however, could not be and did not stop.…

  • Free Learning Resources at Brightly

    This post is in partnership with Brightly. Thoughts shared are 100% my own.

    Free Learning Resources at Brightly | MommyWifeLife.com #ReadBrightlyPartner #ad

    Like you, I love free stuff. Free things, especially educational resources, bring me and my bank account joy. I recently discovered resources at Brightly and all the wonderful things they provide to students, teachers and families for fun learning, especially through reading. As partners of Penguin Random House, the site features recommendations of books and authors for all ages.…

  • Jaden Toussaint The Greatest | Book Review

    Jaden Toussaint The Greatest | MommyWifeLife Book Review

    I received complimentary copies for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.

    Finally, there is a book series that is celebrating the brilliance, strength and creativity of boys–black boys. Jaden Toussaint The Greatest book series is inspiring and shows a positive image of a black boy and family and I love it!…

  • The Struggle: Choosing an SUV Versus a Minivan

    The Struggle: Choosing a SUV Versus a Minivan | MommyWifeLife

    This is a sponsored post, however, all thoughts are my own.

    When we found out our third child was on the way, we knew we needed to shop for a larger vehicle. We desperately needed the third row option, and my Dodge Nitro did not have that. Many families we know have minivans and raved about them when we asked them why a minivan. Some of their answers tempted me to lean towards wanting a minivan, like the sliding doors that allowed the kids to jump right in with ease. Deep down inside, my pride said “Nah, get the SUV you’ve always wanted”. So, after months of looking, we finally found our new family car, a GMC Yukon.…

  • Stay True to You: I Just Kept Spinning {Book Review}

    I Just Kept Spinning Book Review | MommyWifeLife

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

    I just read a picture book with my daughters that every little girl should have in her library.  With an illustration of a beautiful ballerina in a pink leotard, tutu and slippers, on the cover, I’m not sure if many little girls would skip over this book if seen on a shelf. I Just Kept Spinning, by Destini Berry and illustrated by April Foxx, is a story of courage and strength and I’m excited to share it.…

  • Loving Differences: Muhiima’s Quest Book Review

    Muhiima's Quest {Book Review} | Mommywifelife.com

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.

    One of the reasons I have been adamant about including diverse books in my children’s library is so they can see themselves in the books they read. I also want my children to see, embrace and celebrate the people and cultures they come across while reading diverse books and in life. A latest addition to our library, Muhiima’s Quest, allowed my daughters to see a glimpse of an unfamiliar culture, yet a life similar to their own.…

  • Jack Hanna’s Awesome Animal Almanac + 10 Animal Crafts

    Jack Hanna's Awesome Animal Almanac | MommyWifeLife

    I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.

    I love a book that can be read over and over and add value to our personal library for many years. As homeschoolers, these types of books often come in handy, finding their way into our lessons. Jack Hanna recently released Jack Hanna’s Awesome Animal Almanac that perfectly fits that bill. Jack Hanna is no stranger to our city, Columbus, Ohio, or the world. As Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Wilds, he has proven that he knows a ton about the animal kingdom. Children who love animals will simply be captivated by this latest work. …

  • How to Prepare for a Successful Family Trip

    How to Prepare for a Successful Family Trip | MommyWifeLife

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    If you are thinking about or preparing to go on a family trip, you most likely have a lot to consider. Packing up our family of five, alone, is a chore, which is why any trip we take is carefully planned. I’m not talking about planning a detailed itinerary for your trip. Whether a three hour road trip or a plane ride to Disney, I have found preparing before the trip guarantees a successful family trip.…

  • Save at Stores You Shop at Most with Groupon Coupons

    Save at the Store You Shop at Most with Groupon Coupons

    This is a sponsored post.

    I have a little problem. I find myself shopping and window shopping a bit more than I should. Most items I buy are for my girls or the house, so don’t think you’ll see me in new threads every time you see me. I guess it’s the mom in me, always looking to keep the family happy and in one piece. Are you guilty of this?

    When I shop, however, I almost always have a coupon, discount or found an item on clearance. I want the most for my money at all times. Recently I discovered that Groupon has more than vouchers for a good meal or local attraction. There are Groupon Coupons and discount codes that can be used at stores you probably shop at a few times a week. One is my favorite store, Target.…