Invisalign: More than Just a Pretty Smile.

Invisalign Charity

Don’t just skip over this post. You can make a big difference with a small act. Trust me- you want to read this. By now, you all know I work with and am a huge fan of Invisalign. Serving on their Mom Advisory Board and having my son receive treatment has been a pleasure. And […]

Invisalign: Does it hurt?

Invisalign for Teens

“Does it hurt?” This is question I hear often as a member of Invisalign’s Mom Advisory Board. Those of us that grew up with traditional wire and brackets as our only teeth-straightening option automatically associate pain with our experience. The tightening, the scraping, the overall discomfort. Since my son began his complimentary treatment with Invisalign, […]

Does Invisalign Work?


Since beginning my work with Invisalign’s Mom Advisory Board and starting my son’s complimentary treatment over a year ago, I have been asked over and over again, “Does Invisalign really work?”. For my son, the answer is a resounding, “YES!”. Invisalign is an excellent alternative to traditional wire and brackets for straightening teeth. He loves […]

Smile It Forward

Smile it Forward

I am so excited about this post. SO Excited to have the opportunity to make someone breath a little easier. Can you tell that I Am Thrilled? I love that serving on Invisalign’s Mom Advisory Board has not only benefited my son with complimentary treatment {which is ROCKING by the way, I tell anyone who […]

Don’t Let This Halloween Haunt You! Basic Do’s and Don’ts For Busy Parents


You’ve put the finishing touches on the kids’ Halloween costumes. Pumpkins have been transformed into jack-o’-lanterns. And you’ve stocked up on an absurd amount of candy for the hordes of trick-or-treaters about to descend upon your front door. But before you officially kick off your Halloween celebration, Parenting Expert Amy McCready has a few do’s […]

Getting a Second Opinon

Get a Second Opinon

Growing up, we went to the same pediatrician, dentist etc. When they gave their medical opinions, we didn’t question it. We couldn’t google our symptoms, facebook our friends to ask for referrals, or check a a providers ratings and qualifications online. When I asked our dentist about my son’s future orthodontic needs, he told me […]

Parenting Teens- Developing a Sense of Responsibility

Teens Responsibility

So my boy turns 13 in a few months. THIRTEEN. I know what you are thinking. How could you possibly have a 13 year old? Did you have him when you were 13? You are so sweet. My sweet, snuggly boy is still there… some of the time. The other time, I am faced with […]

Fabulous Custom Canvas: 30% Off!

Custom Canvas 30 off thru 96

Once in a while we come across something we love. A meaningful, unique gift that is affordable, yet truly beautiful. In other words, I’m in love with these custom canvases by Jewel Kade. My neighborhood friend, Heather, got me hooked on Jewel Kade’s jewelry a few years back. Now, these canvases are my absolute favorite […]

Smile Down the Aisle


Oh weddings. Don’t you just love them? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, “If only Pinterest were alive when I was planning my wedding. Sigh.” So many beautiful, creative and unique ideas to make a wedding wonderful. Have you seen the gorgeous center pieces made of succulents that are all the rage? […]

Braces or Invisalign?

Invisalign for Teens

My son is 12. Officially a tween and “enjoying” all the glorious changes middle school and puberty bring. We knew braces were coming up and we had some decisions to make regarding orthodontics. Since my son plays travel baseball year round, traditional braces were a bit scary. We had seen a player hit with a […]