Mom in Training

Interested in having your product or service highlighted on my blog through my Holiday Gift Guide for the holiday season?
Contact me today at smtilton @

Disclosure: This blog may contain affiliate links and sponsored posts. Even when compensation is received all thoughts and opinions stated are my own and are in no way influenced by the sponsorship.

October 22, 2014

TODAY ONLY! Reebok ZQuick Electrify for $45 at

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Check out these Reebok ZQuick Electrify designs:

Reebok ZQuick Electrify - Men's
TODAY ONLY get Reebok ZQuick Electrify for $45 at!

October 21, 2014

Beat the cold rainy blues with Scooby-Doo! Season Two and Steven Spielberg Presents: Animaniacs Wakko’s Wish on DVD

Looking for something to do when it's nasty cold and rainy out on the weekends when the kids are home? How about some spooky tales featuring Scooby-Doo or some deep down belly laughs with the Animaniacs. I don't know about you but when the weather starts to get cooler and especially when it's raining all I want to do is curl up under a blanket and watch some tv. And from the looks of it my kids are following along in my footsteps because they like to do just the same.

The Mystery Inc. crew is on the run again in this spooky second season of the hit Cartoon Network series! Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma are off on more outlandish adventures as the super-sleuths race to outwit everything from creepy clowns, to aliens, to an evil entity determined to destroy the world! The darkest secrets of their hometown of Crystal Cove, the “Most Hauntedest Place on Earth” are about to come to light, but will finally solving this mystery mean the end for Scooby-Doo and the Gang? Fans will want to bring this frighteningly fun collection home so the whole family can find out! Viewers will get wrapped up in 26 captivating episodes featured on this four-disc set (retailing for $26.99 SRP).

Featured Episodes:
1. The Night the Clown Cried
14. The Heart of Evil
2. House of the Nightmare Witch
15. Theater of the Doomed
3. The Night the Clown Cried II: Tears of Doom!
16. Aliens Among Us
4. Web of the Dreamweaver!
17. The Horrible Herd
5. The Hodag of Horror
18. Dance of the Undead
6. Art of Darkness
19. The Devouring
7. The Gathering Gloom
20. Stand and Deliver
8. The Night on Haunted Mountain
21. The Man in the Mirror
9. Grim Judgment
22. Nightmare in Red
10. Night Terrors
23. Dark Night of the Hunters
11. The Midnight Zone
24. Gates of Gloom
12. Scarebear
25. Through the Curtain
13. Wrath of the Krampus
26. Come Undone

The outrageously zany Yakko, Wakko and their sister Dot star in Steven Spielberg Presents: Animaniacs Wakko’s Wish, the feature-length animated adventure featuring song-filled, joke-stuffed Animaniacs zaniness. It’s musical, magical mayhem in this wintery tale that includes 15 original songs and retails for $19.97 SRP.

Life is not the same in the little village of Acme Falls. The once-cheerful villagers are being taxed to the extreme by the greedy Baron Von Plotz. To make matters worse, Dot has fallen ill and needs medical attention. Out of options, Wakko wishes upon a star. His wish is granted, but with a catch – he must find the fallen star and touch it for his wish to come true.

Word gets out about the lucky star, and the race is on! Pinky and the Brain, Slappy and Skippy Squirrel, Mindy and Buttons and many more well-known Animaniacs co-stars hit the road to animated pandemonium as they sprint to reach the star first. Join the hilarious hustle and your wildest wish will come true – an abundance of Animaniacs mania!

Mary Lamberts “Heart On My Sleeve” Album #HeartOnMySleeve and #O2O

I participated in the Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.

I'll be honest I had never heard of Mary Lambert before receiving a copy of her album for my review. But now that I have listened to her music and read some information about her I am quite impressed with her abilities as a musician. The one thing that most impressed me is how "real" she is. By that I mean what she sings about is what she's actually experienced in life.

Written within the past year (with lyrics by Lambert and music co-written by Lambert, co-producers Eric Rosse and Benny Cassette, and songwriter MoZella),  Heart On My Sleeve is an honest depiction of where Lambert is now. “This year has been the best of my entire life, which is not to say it hasn't come with its fair share of hurdles, heartbreak, and harsh lessons,” she says. “I can only write about the experiences I've had. I signed to a major label. I went through a break-up. I figured out how to be an independent person. I have been terrifyingly honest to the public about traumatic events in my life. I met the woman of my dreams. I have been on the road nonstop, away from those I love, but with the opportunity to sing about gay rights to hundreds of thousands of people. This album is inspired by the depth of all of that love, and the journey that it takes to get there.”

To me that is just as important as the music itself. I like to know what I'm listening to is for real, not just a bunch of made of verses to get peoples attention. Maybe it's just me but it makes the song seem so much more real and relevant if it's something that someone actually did (and can) experience. I've been knowing a time or two to compare my life to songs I've heard. Of course most of the time it's only a line or two, but with these songs I can relate a hole lot more, which makes me want to listen to them even more. We all have good times, and bad times, and even some big time trials. But I'm sure most of us couldn't even begin to imagine turning them into something beautiful like music for others to enjoy.

If you're not familiar with Mary Lambert I encourage you to listen to the above video and check her out for yourself.

Buy it:  You can order tracks or the full album on iTunes and Amazon.

Connect with Mary Lambert:
Official Mary Lambert Website – 
Twitter – @marylambertsing
YouTube – 
Facebook –