Stacey Nerdin

Holiday Spending Survey by Women & Co and Real Simple

Holiday Spending Survey In a recent survey on holiday spending, Women & Co and Real Simple discovered that moms spend at least $100 on each child, with as much as $1,000 total going to holiday […]


Even if your child isn’t old enough to have his own smartphone, chances are he’s using yours for games, music, videos, and more. Would you like to have your smartphone back, while still giving your […]


Kia Optima Hybrid

5 Minutes for Mom recently asked Jenn Padgett from Five Dollar Shake – a fellow blogger and friend of ours here – to test drive the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid midsize sedan and give our […]


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The house we moved into last month has a loft space that is like a kid’s paradise. It’s large, with a funky slanted roof and sconce lighting, and with a few couches for the kids […]


pinnable kids and grandparents

Guest post from Stephanie Warren of Griswold Home Care. Your kids and your parents might as well live on two different planets. Your son communicates through the computer; your parents aren’t sure how to turn […]


The Strength of 1 Freschetta Breast Cancer

So many people have been touched in one way or another by breast cancer. Freschetta’s The Strength of 1™ Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, happening now through the end of October, celebrates the power everyone has […]

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tostitos tailgating football salsa

It’s football season, which for many means festive tailgating parties with family and friends. Recently, Frito-Lay Flavor Kitchen Chef Jody Denton shared some special tailgating tips and recipes just for readers of 5 Minutes for […]


no more stress

Now that my kids are back in school, the juggling act between studying, extracurricular activities, and family time has begun. It seems that our family’s efforts to prioritize inevitably lead to feelings of stress, no […]



I do not consider myself a high-maintenance kind of gal. However, there are a few things in which I do like to indulge – one being beauty and spa products. Simple items such as a […]


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If I could, I would probably go everywhere barefoot. But since that’s not practical, I’m really choosy about the comfort of the shoes I wear. I was recently sent a pair of Blu Kicks for […]