All-Day with Rockport Total Motion #PoweredbyHeels

by Jessica Lieb on September 18, 2014 · 0 comments

Wearing heels while pregnant isn’t something that sounds appealing to me. The added weight of a baby and keeping up with 3 busy little boys typically pushes me to wear the most comfortable pair of shoes I can find. However, I recently checked out the Total Motion line from Rockport and found that heels can actually be comfortable, even when you’re pregnant.
Rockport Stretch Boot

Rockport Total Motion Stretch Boot

The Rockport Total Motion line is delivers ultimate flexibility and support without compromising style. The ADIPRENE® by adidas sport technology allow you to maintain your style all day long. The Total Motion Stretch Boot is perfect for fall with it’s full foot contact and support chasing children through the pumpkin patch never looked or felt so good.

Honestly, I was a little hesitant wearing a boot with a heel all day but once I put on the Total Motion Stretch Boots I could tell I would be comfortable no matter where life took me. The Rockport Total Motion Stretch Boot was easy to put on but maybe not so easy to take off once you’re fairly far along in pregnancy, but hey that’s what husband’s are for. Plus you won’t need to take them off often because they are super comfy. I was able to chase my boys around the park, play trains, visit the doctor, shopping, cook dinner and all the other demands of my busy mom life without a second thought to what was on my feet.

Rockport Total Motion Boots

Who knew I could wear heels and be #PoweredbyPregnancy

Rockport Total Motion Boot wtih skinny jeans

The Rockport Total Motion Stretch boot is available in Black Suede, Black Leather, Coach Brown Suede, and Black Suede ES – MSRP: $230.00

Connect with Rockport

#PoweredByHeels Twitter Party

When: Thursday, Sept. 18, at 1:00 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT )

Hashtag: #PoweredbyHeels


Prizes! Five prizes will be randomly given away to participants who answer the trivia questions tweeted by @theMotherhood25 correctly. Each prize is a free pair of select shoes from the Rockport Total Motion Collection! Prizes are limited to U.S. participants only.

This is a sponsored post for Rockport and The Motherhood. The featured product was provided to me and all opinions expressed in this post are my own and not influenced by the company.


Midnight Moms Twitter Party

by Jessica Lieb on September 17, 2014 · 0 comments

I know I’ve spent many late nights/early mornings up with fussy or hungry babies. And since I’m expecting baby 4 I know I have many more in the foreseeable future.

Midnight Moms Twitter Party

I know the wee hour mom moments can be exhausting and you are looking for any advice you can get to help your little one sleep longer and better. So if you find yourself awake tonight around midnight with a sleepless babe hope on Twitter for a little advice from the experts with Johnson’s Baby and other experienced moms. You may already know all the tricks of the trade but sometimes it’s nice to be reminded and encouraged by other moms who know exactly what you’re going through.

Johnson's Baby


When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 11:59 p.m. ET (11 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. PT)

What: Join us for a “Midnight Moms” Twitter Party for tips & tricks on bedtime rituals, useful videos on baby bedtime, and info on the JOHNSON’S® Baby 3-step routine clinically proven to help babies and toddlers fall asleep faster.

After analyzing the sleep patterns of more than 80,000 babies, JOHNSON’S® Baby has developed the only bedtime routine clinically proven to help babies and toddlers fall asleep faster, which works along with help from their BEDTIME™ washes and lotions. Whether you’re a new mom looking for advice or a longtime mom with tips to share, we would love to see you at the party.

Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann

Hashtag: #BedtimeForBaby


Prizes! We will be giving away five JOHNSON’S® Baby BEDTIME® SWEET SLEEP™ gift sets to randomly selected participants. Each gift set includes an assortment of JOHNSON’S® Baby products and other bedtime items with an estimated retail value of $33. Prizes are limited to U.S. participants only.


Andrea, Mommy PR,, @MommyPR

Andrea, Momma in Flip Flops,, @mommainflipflop

Caryn, Rockin’ Mama,, @rockinmama

Chelsea, Someday I’ll Learn,, @somedayilllearn

Desiree, The Funny Mom,, @DesireeEaglin

Hanan, EAT.CRAFT.PARENT.,, @EatCraftParent

Jamie, The Denver Housewife,, @DenverHousewife

Jenn, Sweet T Makes Three,, @SweetTMakes3

Jessica, The B Keeps Us Honest,, @bkeepsushonest

Kim, Shop With Me Mama,, @shopwithmemama

Mariah, Formula: Mom,, @formulamom

Sarah, In The Know Mom,, @intheknowmom

Shell, Not Quite Susie Homemaker,, @NotQuiteSusie



Welcome Fall with Febreze Home Harvest Collection

by Jessica Lieb on September 16, 2014 · 0 comments

The air had just a slightest crispness to it this morning and memories flooded my mind with fall days past. Cool air, leaves falling, warm drinks by hot fires and fresh fall baked goods, these are the scents that bring me joy for the coming fall season.

The Febreze Home Harvest Collection takes all of these amazing memories of fall and captures them in their specialized Febreze scents. This year I will be integrating the Febreze Home Harvest Collection into my fall decorating.

febreze fall collection

My all time favorite fall treat is S’mores made around a fire outside. Last night Joe and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary and for dessert we order a S’mores Milkshake, it was the perfect way to kick off this upcoming fall season. We don’t always have time to make S’more outside around a campfire but how about an easy indoor Oven-Baked S’mores Recipe?

smores milkshake

Graham Crackers
Chocolate Bar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place graham crackers on baking sheet
  3. Press Marshmallows between your fingers to make them a little flat, then place them on the graham crackers.
  4. Bake until the marshmallows have puffed up and the edges have turned a light, caramel brown color.
  5. Remove tray from the oven, and firmly press a piece of chocolate down into the marshmallow. You want the warmth of the marshmallow to melt the chocolate.
  6. Enjoy!

oven baked smores

What scents remind you of fall?

Shop the Febreze Home Harvest Collection at WalMart.

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Follow @Febreze_Fresh on Twitter

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Febreze. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and not influenced by the company.


Happy 7th Anniversary

by Jessica Lieb on September 15, 2014 · 0 comments

Today is Joe and I’s 7th Wedding Anniversary. I’m a super lucky lady to have this man walk along side me through the good and bad. Here’s to 7 (and many more) years together.

7 year anniversary

Just in case anyone wants to see our wedding highlight video…


Finding Rest


We have had an insane week. We’ve been hit hard this week with issues with Jude at school, Joe’s insane work schedule, pain in my hips due to pregnancy, children breaking things, and then this morning my grandfather passed away. I am on mental and emotional overload. My to-do list is a million miles long. […]

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Can a Professional Diagnosis Help Us Be Better Parents?


After a little outside pressure we are finally going to have Jude professional assessed. Yes, we took him to an occupational therapist last year who noticed he had several sensory processing issues but we haven’t done any thing beyond that. The primary reason we’ve put it off is finances and ignorance. We honestly didn’t really […]

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A Week of School Lunches – Week 3


Last week was rough, we were all recovering from a long 4 day weekend. It’s nice to have some extra time off but re-entry to real life can be brutal. This week we are back to our regularly scheduled program and things are going smoothly, so far. I have one very important lunch packing tip […]

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The Biggest Challenge of Parenting a Child with Special Needs


I’ve previously discussed some of the challenges we’ve faced with parenting Jude. Parenting any child has it’s challenges but parenting a child with special needs can be extremely tough especially when those needs aren’t obvious to the typical bystander. Let me elaborate. Jude started at a new school this year, a school which we were […]

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