What makes me great? And 5 ways to boost your confidence!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Great Grains Cereal for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. What makes you GREAT?  To be perfectly honest, I struggle with the answer to this question most days.  Sure, there are things I like about myself, but do those things make me great?  As hard as it may be, I am going to step out on a limb and tell you what makes me great.  My ability to serve and support others is probably the thing I am most proud of.    I make my kids their favorite foods and I receive compliment after compliment about how great those meals are!  I enjoy taking care meals to friends when they are stressed, sick or just because.  I am also great because I serve in my community.  I volunteer at my kids’ school and serve in different capacities in my church. 5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence: 1. Give Back: Volunteer in your community! When you stop thinking about yourself and concentrate on the rest of the world, you don’t worry as much about … [Continue]

Teaching Kindness is SO Important! #StreamTeam

Kindness Shows for Big Kids

**Full Disclosure: As a member of the Stream Team, I was provided a Netflix subscription, ROKU 3 and an HDMI cable.  No compensation was received.  All opinions are my own. I practice kindness (or at least try to!) on a daily basis.  So teaching kindness is something near and dear to my heart.  I want my boys to grow up to be kind, loving, compassionate men. Netflix has shows that will help teach kindness. For the Big Kids:  1. Rudy2. Mulan3. A Mile in His Shoes4. Radio5. Good Luck Charlie: Down a Tree For the Little Kids: 1. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Vol. 1 Ep. 6: Friends Help Each Other2. Arthur, Season 15, Ep. 8: Muffy's Classic Classy Club / Best Enemies3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame4. Super Why, Season 1, Ep. 61: The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan5. The Fox and the Hound Like most things, teaching kindness comes with challenges and lessons.  That's why I love this Kindness Punch Box!  I am going to make one for my kids. How do you teach your kids kindness? … [Continue]

Wordless Wednesday: Back to School

I can't believe I have a FIFTH grader and a KINDERGARTNER!  It's absolute madness! Happy Wednesday! … [Continue]

How to Replace Your Filtrete Air Filters #HealthierHome

Filtrete Air Filters | SensiblySara.com

**Full Disclosure: I am being compensated by Filtrete Filters for my participation in the #HealthierHome campaign.  All opinions are my own. I'm not the wife mows the lawn, washes the cars or takes care of the 'manly' projects.  (Although, I did go purchase lumber for my husband last week!)  I am lucky that my husband is willing to step up and do those things because they aren't my favorite.  I do change the Filtrete air filters in our home, though.  It's really pretty easy. Ok, so why … [Continue]

Easy One Pot Baked Alfredo {#Recipe}

Easy One Pot Baked Alfredo | SensiblySara.com

One morning I was standing in the shower thinking about my meal plan for the week.  I do my best thinking in the shower, so this wasn't an unusual occurrence.  My family really enjoys No-Boil Baked Ziti but we've had it at least three times a month since summer started. I needed wanted something new to add to our meal rotation.  My only major requirement is that whatever it is, it's simple.  The baked ziti I mentioned above is beyond easy so I decided I'd change it up.  And that's how One Pot … [Continue]

Prize Candle {Review}: What will you discover? #TMMPrizeCandle

Prize Candle Review | SensiblySara.com

**Full Disclosure: I was a Prize Candle in order to facilitate this review.  No other compensation was exchanged.  All opinions are my own. I have a cabinet full of candles and wax.  Most of them are fruity scents, but there are a few spicy smells too.  I love the way they make my house smell!  I change out my candles pretty often.  And changing out the scents with the seasons provides another dimension to the time of year. Saying yes to reviewing the Prize Candle was a no-brainer.  I … [Continue]

Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans for Kids’ Phones #shop #Phones4School

Alcatel One Touch Fierce at Walmart #shop | SensiblySara.com

**Full Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #Phones4School #CollectiveBias My kids head back to school next week.  Colin will start kindergarten and James will be in 5th grade.  While I don't feel like I'm old enough to have a 5th grader, I realize I can't pretend it isn't happening.  James is spending more and more time out and about - at church or with his friends at their homes.  I didn't like not being … [Continue]

Wordless Wednesday: New Braunfels, TX

Guadalupe River | SensiblySara.com

Have a beautiful Wednesday!   … [Continue]

Celebrate National Lemonade Day with Red Robin!

4 ways to support Alex's Lemonade Stand

**Full Disclosure: The Red Robin, gift card, information, and additional gift card have been provided by Red Robin. Red Robin and Alex's Lemonade Stand are teaming up for National Lemonade Day! Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has been the Gourmet Burger Authority since 1969, when the first Red Robin restaurant opened in Seattle, Washington.  Now, with 500 restaurants across the U.S. and Canada, Red Robin offers craveable, high-quality menu items for families and burger lovers alike.  Red Robin was … [Continue]

Making healthy choices and getting fit in San Antonio! #shop #BalanceRewards

Healthy Choices for post-workout #shop | SensiblySara.com

**Full Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias I've struggled with my weight since James was born.  Most of my problem is that I am not much of a dieter.  That leads to the extra pounds staying put.  But that doesn't mean I don't try to make healthy choices and live a healthier life. Last year I really started putting forth the effort to be more fit.  I changed my eating habits … [Continue]

Kids in the Kitchen: Breakfast for Dinner and Baked Bacon

Kids in the Kitchen Baked Bacon | SensiblySara.com

It's been several weeks since we've have breakfast for dinner.  Last night I wasn't in the mood to cook much so I called James in the kitchen and put him to work. James was in charge of getting the bacon started.  He covered a cookie sheet with foil and pulled the edges up to make a little boat. Then he placed the bacon on the foil.  I put the bacon in the oven because it still kind of scares James. (If you haven't baked bacon before, cook it at 350* for 15-20 minutes, or until it reaches … [Continue]

Need a new way to get your vitamins? Try Vitamin Bubbles! {#Review}

GLOW Vitamin Bubbles | SensiblySara.com

**Full Disclosure: I received a bottle of Vitamin Bubbles GLOW vitamins for the purpose of this review.  This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media.  Thoughts are my own. Vitamins.  I'm not great about remembering to take them but I'd really like to improve that!  One of the main reasons I don't remember to take my vitamins is because they aren't memorable.  I know that sounds weird but if I forget to take them, I don't feel any better or worse and I am (probably) not going to suffer … [Continue]

What does child hunger look like in America? #childhunger

Feeding America Chart - Texas

**Full Disclosure: This sponsored discussion about childhood hunger is made possible by ConAgra foods and The Motherhood. Do you know what child hunger looks like in America?  Do you know what the food insecurity rate is in your community? Before this campaign, I did not. 16 million kids in America aren't getting the food they need.  Let that number sink in for a minute - 16 MILLION.  That's nearly one in five children who live in a household that struggles to put food on the table. … [Continue]

Wordless Wednesday: Zebras

Zebra Teeth | SensiblySara.com

 Have a beautiful Wednesday!  … [Continue]