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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Be a Part of the Nestlé® Pure Life® Ripple Effect

Thank you Nestlé® Pure Life® for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Do you struggle to get your kids to drink enough water? Getting my oldest daughter to drink water has always been a battle. She says she hates the taste of water, so she's not touching it unless she has no other option. With all the sugary drinks that are available to our kids why would she want to choose the boring healthier option? I am constantly trying to think of new ways to get my daughter to drink more water. Kids in America aren't drinking the amount of water they need. A new study released by Nestlé® … [Read more...]

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Thirty Million Words: Building A Child’s Brain

Did you know that parent language is the single most powerful tool in shaping the brain of a child? It’s that simple, according to Dr. Dana Suskind, author of the latest book, Thirty Million Words: Building A Child’s Brain, (Dutton, September 2015). A cochlear implant surgeon at the University of Chicago and Founder and Director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Dr. Suskind argues that all parents can – and need to – harness the power of their words to shape their child’s future educational success. “No matter the language, the culture, the nuance of vocabulary or the … [Read more...]

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Bring Home A Box Of Softness And Rescue A Cat #bringhomeabox

This is a sponsored PSA on behalf of Scotties. I love cats, and if it were possible I would adopt every single stray or homeless cat I see. Sadly, every time I walk into the animal shelter I fall in love with all of those beautiful little faces knowing I can't take them all home with me. I wish I could find a loving home for each and every homeless cat or kitten out there. That's why I'm so happy to hear about a company I already love on a mission to help find homes for cats and kittens that need a forever home. June is National Cat Adoption Month Scotties Facial Tissues Scotties Facial … [Read more...]

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May Is Preeclampsia Awareness Month

As a 2 time Preeclampsia survivor I have a special place in my heart for preeclampsia awareness. Preeclampsia was first described by Hippocrates around 400BC. Today we still know very little about this disorder that (combined with other hypertensive disorders) results in 76,000 maternal and 500,000 infant deaths each year. What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and the postpartum period that affects 5-8% of all pregnancies. The disorder rapidly progresses putting the lives of both mother and baby in danger. Preeclampsia is characterized by high blood … [Read more...]

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