Creative Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Moms today are hipper, more active, and younger at heart than our moms were at “that age”. So why give them the same old Mother’s Day gift? This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14. Put some thought into it now, and you just may be able to surprise your mom with the perfect gift. Instead of falling back on the standard Mother’s Day present of flowers, give her something as unique and special as she is. After all, she’s your mom. She’s always been there for you regardless of what she had going on in her own life, and she’s always put your needs before hers. Give her something worthy of … [Read more...]

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Do Children Really Benefit from Having a Pet?

As a parent, you may be used to your children asking for a pet if you don't already have a furry friend in your home. Whether it’s a dog, cat, ferret, horse or hamster, chances are you’ve dealt with your child’s pleas for a pet of their own. But, do children benefit from having a pet in the family? Animals are cute, they are fun, and they can add a new dimension to family life that was simply missing before. However, they are also very hard work and have the potential to be very expensive. In some cases, pets can even make money, too! I love this infographic made by the guys at Cash … [Read more...]

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I Stopped Worrying and Enjoyed My Anniversary

I know I have been awfully quiet lately, and I apologize. The truth is I really haven't been in the best place lately. I let worry that have consumed me over the last couple of months push me into a bad place. Back in June when we found out about Ben's cancer, I knew immediately everything would change for us, but I had no idea how. The last 10 weeks have been hard for me. I'm a worrier by nature, so of course I have been worried to death about my little family. I worry about Ben's next CT scan finding a new tumor. I worry about my girls and if they will have to grow up without their dad. … [Read more...]

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Discover Great Products with the #Summertime #WhatsinYourBag Giveaway #HylandsBagPicks

When my girls were babies I packed everything knowing you never leave home without something because it will be the one time you need it! The diaper bag packing skills I learned have carried over to the older years. I still carry a bag of essentials and emergency items in my car at all times including many of the Hyland's Bag Picks I was chosen to share with you today. What's in my bag? I keep a change of clothes for each of my girls, snacks, drinks, and extra medicine in my bag. I also have essentials like sunscreen and lotion. I was introduced to the Hyland's brand shortly after I had my … [Read more...]

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You Don’t Think It Will Happen to You, Then it Does

I sat down to write this post so many times over the last few weeks, and each time I found myself struggling to move my thoughts from my head to the keyboard. The 6 saved drafts and countless deleted posts are a testament to where my mind has been. The last month has been a struggle for us as we were hit with unforeseen news that changed not just our Summer plans, but our family's life plan. My wonderful husband, Ben, walked into our doctor's office in the middle of June for a routine followup on a blood pressure medication change and pulled abdominal muscle. Neither of us could have ever … [Read more...]

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