• You Are Beautiful
  • Essential Oils – The Time Is Now
  • Saving A Life
  • Keeping it in Perspective – Not Taking Things Personally
  • 5 Tips for Forgetful Mom Brain

Summer Bliss


Finally, I feel like Summer has begun. Sure, the kids have been out of school and we are having unusually fabulous Summer weather this year, but with everything on my plate it's hard to feel like we are actually enjoying any sort of summer BREAK. Summer, yes - Break? not so much. So many times we have to be super intentional with our time as a mom. It's far too easy to get caught up in the everyday list of things that need to be done or bills that need to be paid or calls that need to be ... [ Read More ]

First Response’s New & Improved Pregnancy Test #Ad #IC


Taking a pregnancy test can stir up so many emotions - excitement, fear, hope, joy...  So much is riding on one EMU (early morning urine for those of you who haven't joined any baby boards ;)) and it is absolutely nerve wracking to wait for the results. While my children are now 7 & 5 years old, I still remember each and every time that I sat down to take a pregnancy test.  When they read negative, (not always accurately), I cried and grieved, and when they read positive, I cried and ... [ Read More ]

You Are Beautiful


As moms we are forever trying to find that balance between fine tuning our children - their attitude, opinion, character, hygiene, etc - and encouraging them and creating a balanced self-worth and self-esteem. It's a tricky thing, but at the top of the list for most of the moms I talk to, especially moms of girls. How many times though are they simply reflecting exactly the thoughts you know go through your head each time you look in the mirror or do many other things? Even if you never ever ... [ Read More ]

Essential Oils – The Time Is Now


If you've ever been interested in essential oils, even just simply learning more about them, now is absolutely the time. I haven't talked about essential oils in awhile. I assure you it isn't because I don't use them... I do, every single day, all day long. I love them. I love how they make me feel, how fresh life smells because of them and all the many uses that they are amazing for in my household. My journey with essential oils has been truly amazing... and I would absolutely love to ... [ Read More ]

Veggie Fries! A Delicious Way to Get your Kids more Vegetables! #VeggieFries #IC #ad


For some parents, getting their children to eat vegetables is a daily battle.  I am one of those parents.  My daughter doesn't give me trouble when it comes to her diet.  If I let her, she would survive on tomatoes and avocados.  My son, on the other hand, would prefer to live off of chicken nuggets and cheeseburgers - with the occasional bag of potato chips or plate of french fries...that's a vegetable, right mom? Thankfully, Veggie Fries have made it so that I can answer "Yes!"!  Not only ... [ Read More ]

Saving A Life


For most of us, it's not an everyday occurrence to save someone's life. When we are moms of younger children though, there's a good possibility that we do in fact do this far more often than we know, considering the amount of time we spend with a certain age group of small people, who seem determined to make choices that could kill themselves on a daily basis. Since my littlest ones were born, there have been a truly unfathomably higher rate of "incidents" than with just the older 4. I just ... [ Read More ]

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2015


I have been waiting for this bundle all year. Seriously, I have! I purchased this bundle last year... and again this year... it really is that good! The value is more than there and although it will take a lot of time to get through all the material, and you won't necessarily use every single part of it, I can definitely tell you I found it to be more than worth the cost! Do you feel like the inmates are running the asylum? I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how ... [ Read More ]

Keeping it in Perspective – Not Taking Things Personally


So much about life as a mom hinges on perspective. Do I choose to let this go, or make a big deal out of it? Do I choose to take what they are doing personally, or accept that they are a child and leave it at that? I could honestly probably just leave this post there. I think those two questions sum up 99% of most mom's personal "perspective introspection", but I think it's worth taking a little deeper look. I can choose to be offended by my children every single day, many times a day in ... [ Read More ]

Travel Safely with GB! #ad #GBTravelSave #IC

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Disclosure:  I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GB. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Traveling with your new baby can be nerve wracking. I remember worrying endlessly about whether I had purchased the safest car seat, whether it was installed correctly, and whether I was buckling my baby in correctly. Thankfully, new parents now have many resources to ensure that their children are as safe as possible when traveling. The ... [ Read More ]