• The Bad Mommy Complex – It’s Time to Let it Go
  • Life Unscripted
  • Yes, Jesus Loves Me
  • The Trouble With Twins
  • Celebrating Happy

Salvation Army’s #RedKettleReason

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I am absolutely delighted to have an opportunity to share about the Salvation Army's #RedKettleReason initiative to get awareness out there about who they are and what they do as well as a little bit of their history. Bottom line, I love that their faith based mission is to "meet human need in His name without discrimination"!!!! Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. We ... [ Read More ]

Not One Moment for Granted

As my husband sits on one of the most difficult phone calls of his life, searching for the right words, any words to say to a newly grieving father, a relative who has always been like a brother, who lost his young adult son today in a horrible accident, I find myself feeling helpless, emotional and sentimental. We all logically know that death is simply a part of life. Logically.... The reality though is that death pulls at the very fabric of a family. It leaves a gaping hole and often is ... [ Read More ]

The Bad Mommy Complex – It’s Time to Let it Go

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I have lived for so long under the cloud of fear and doubt as a mom that I almost don't know what it's like to be on the other side. A fact that I am terribly afraid all too many moms would also have to admit for themselves if they were asked to be honest. Everywhere we turn there's someone doing it "better" than we are, there's one more report proving that everything we have done as a mother (ok, maybe not everything, but it sure does FEEL like it!) has been wrong and we are once again ... [ Read More ]

#GirlsCan with COVERGIRL!

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I am so excited to be sharing the amazing campaign that Walmart & COVERGIRL are collaborating on with all of our fabulous readers!  They have partnered together to donate $50,000 to Dress for Success! The Walmart gift card, product, and information have been provided by COVERGIRL.  I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. The Walmart gift card, product, and information have been provided by COVERGIRL. You can read our ... [ Read More ]

Kyocera Hydro Vibe and Virgin Mobile A Great Combination

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Have you ever found that smart phones and motherhood can be a tricky combination? Motherhood is messy and damp and unpredictable at best, phones don't like any of those things. Some moms can manage just fine, but some want to be able to take pictures in the rain, not worry about the fact that their precious 2 year old spilled their drink by the phone and what happens if the baby spits up on it. Believe it or not, I have a solution for you! I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of ... [ Read More ]

Life Unscripted

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Have you ever had a moment when life just wasn't at all the way you planned? Not in a bad way necessarily, just every single thing that your life always had been, suddenly it isn't. No predictability, no normalcy, your whole life turned upside down and backwards? I happen to be in this very position. Life is completely unscripted and I'm just having to learn to roll with it. It's like reading a book and having no clue what just happened. All the characters are the same, the basic setting is ... [ Read More ]

#GetGoing with Jif to Go Dippers! #MC #Sponsored

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As I've mentioned before, I am super excited to be sharing information with you about Jif to Go Dippers with the help of Mom Central Consulting!  If you've read any of my other posts, you might know that with a 4 year old and a 6 year old, I am constantly on the go!  Between dance, gymnastics, soccer, school, and of course, my every day errands like grocery shopping, it's hard to find a time to sit down and feed my kids nutritional snacks.  Sad as it is to say, we often eat our snacks in the car ... [ Read More ]

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

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One of the unexpected side joys of my children going to private school this year is that so much of their lives involve the Word and worship. As they walked around one morning last week, singing Jesus Loves Me, my first thought was "Oh how sweet". Suddenly a lightbulb started flashing in my brain. It was like a quiet scream in my head that wouldn't allow me to hear anything else or ignore it's presence, one that forced me to stop and accept what they were singing as a truth specifically for ... [ Read More ]

An Overwhelming Reminder

As I take a moment this morning, knowing full well that I should be bustling about the house getting children clothed and fed and lunches packed, I feel overwhelmed. Not that this is a new feeling for me, just that it's a way more consuming feeling today than usual. Usually it's restricted to my own large household of things to do. Today it's more, it's much broader amidst the anguish of so many different things going on in our own country. The weight of it all occasionally simply feels like ... [ Read More ]