Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

The Good Lie Movie with Reese Witherspoon #Giveaway

The Good Lie Movie with Reese Witherspoon is a film about the Lost Boys, refugees from Sudan. It is both informative and entertaining. Rated PG-13 because of violent scenes from the war in Sudan which cause the Lost Boys to become orphans, this movie has lessons about love, humility, faith and respect for all ages. It also teaches us about completely different cultures and how they can be brought together. The Lost Boys flee from the viciousness of the Northern Militia who kill adults and kidnap children. In this movie, a group, including the three children who are the main characters … [Read more...]

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Get the Holidays Right – Adopt or Foster Parent

I want six children. That was my wish as a child. As an adult, 6 kids were out of reach, but kids were an important part of my life. My first daughter was born in 1987. Then for ten years I waited for the right man to come along that would be a father to my daughter and want more children. Blessed to find my husband, who adopted Alicia our expectation for more children was at a standstill. Miscarriages kept that hope far away. Foster care was discussed, but for many reasons, we couldn’t do it. I still regret that to this day. We did have another child who was a very welcomed addition to our … [Read more...]

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Finding the Perfect Gift with Well Gifted

Have you ever seen something and said, “Why didn’t I think of that?” I felt that way when I saw Well Gifted. Finding the perfect gift just got easier with the Well Gifted Reverse Gift Registry, which is sponsoring this post. How to Use Well Gifted Once I registered, I found that it’s quick and easy to use. And the concept is first-rate. All you do is choose gifts that you think your recipient would like and email them the list. (The email comes from Well Gifted, so you may want to let your friend know about the email.) Then they can choose which gift they truly want. And then you’ll get an … [Read more...]

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Long Night Documentary: Sex Trafficking in the United States

We are counting down the days to my daughter’s 16th birthday. Sweet Sixteen. But many girls, some even younger, are involved in sex trafficking in the United States. Trafficking is not localized to third world countries and the documentary, The Long Night by Tim Matsui, shares the painful details of girls caught up in this horrible lifestyle. The Film Located in Seattle, the film follows the lives of Lisa and Natalie who have completely different childhoods, but end up caught in the web of prostitution. Both have been raped, beaten and arrested. Both have felt dirty and shamed. Both have … [Read more...]

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Gifts that Give Back: World Vision #Giveaway

World Vision provided a gift. All opinions are my own as always. The best type of holiday gifts are those that give back. World Vision has over 100 gifts which make a difference in other’s lives. Known for gifts such as goats, bicycles, sheep and ducks, they are given to people in poverty to help them earn their own money tp help end poverty. Just like “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. Yes, these gifts are donations but you can get them in honor of someone. A card is sent to that person as well. At the World Vision … [Read more...]

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