Hasbro Joy For All Companion Pets Provide Companions for the Elderly

Some of my favorite memories with my Papa from my childhood involve us sitting at the kitchen table playing board games. He introduced me to Monopoly and taught me how to manage money through the game. We spent hours playing Yahtzee, and Friday nights with my Grandparents and a Scrabble board extended my vocabulary. My Grandparents had a closet stacked full of Hasbro games, so there was always something to play with my Papa. Hasbro has a tradition of creating great play experiences, and the new Joy For All brand is a wonderful addition to the company. When we weren't playing board games, I … [Read more...]

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When Preeclampsia Steals Your Family Plan

Isn't it amazing how you can make all the plans you want, but everything can turn out so differently? Nothing is ever guaranteed.  There are days when I'm so thankful for the life I have, but I still feel a bit of an emptiness over things that weren't meant to be. That's hitting me especially hard now that my last baby is closer to 3 than 2. When Ben and I were newlyweds in our very early 20's we would often sit down and discuss our "family plan". There were talks about how many kids we wanted to have. We began planning for 3, but knowing that there has only been 1 boy in each … [Read more...]

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Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving: Take the Pledge to Drive Sober

Everyone, or most everyone I hope, has heard of the age old adage “Don’t drink and drive.” I mean there are signs, billboards, commercials – you surely can’t say you haven’t. But how many people truly know and understand that you do not have to be falling down drunk to be too intoxicated to drive? So that is my message to you today: Buzzed driving IS the same thing as drunk driving. You can still get arrested, you can still get fined, and you CAN still injure or kill someone if you pick up those keys after you have had a couple of drinks.The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and … [Read more...]

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Add Self-Love to Your Life in 28 Days #CreativeSelfLove

As a busy mom I often forget how important it is to provide myself with self-love. We often place ourselves last in the family food chain, and we just don't take the time we need to make sure we're building ourselves up on a daily basis.Let's face it. Most women go through a phase in their life when they don't love themselves. Whether you feel like you have a few extra pounds you need to lose, feel like you need to gain weight, don't like the way a certain body part looks, worry too much, fear something, the list could go on and on...every woman should be comfortable in her own skin.I was … [Read more...]

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Go Purple Giveaway: Support Domestic Violence Awareness #HopeLine

This is a sponsored post on behalf of SheSpeaks and HopeLine from Verizon. All opinions are my own. Once upon a time I knew a very special woman, Missy. She was one of the kindest people I've had the pleasure of meeting. She always had a smile on her face, a genuinely beautiful soul, and was ready to help anyone in need. This special lady also carried a very dark secret. Missy's home life was clouded by domestic violence. On February 13, 2009, Missy's secret was exposed when her husband murdered her in a fit of rage. This sweet beautiful woman battled cancer and won, but she lost the … [Read more...]

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