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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Holiday Gift Guides, Threenager Mayhem, and the Frazzled Mama

I do believe my Keurig hates me right now. I have slept much too little this week, drank way too much coffee, and my accomplishments are waning. I have been in a rush to have Brainfoggles' 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway Extravaganza ready to kick off on November 1. I have some really cool stuff I can't wait to share with you guy, and I'm giving away stuff, too! Of course, this is also the week both of my kids got their flu shots and subsequently, high fevers. Sick kids and busy work days don't mix well. Class Halloween party food had to be made (we won't even touch base on that … [Read more...]

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Join Me As I #PrayForTownville

Today has been very emotional. When I tucked my 7 year old into bed tonight I held her a little tighter for a little longer and said an extra prayer for her safety. I have shed many tears today over a situation that didn't involve my children, but it hit really close to home. A photo posted by FOX Carolina News (@foxcarolinanews) on Sep 28, 2016 at 1:22pm PDT The Townville Elementary shooting is now national news. Early this afternoon Ben and I sat in our kitchen eating a late lunch when I took a moment to scroll through Facebook. I scrolled through the usual funny and/or political … [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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When my Anxiety Makes Me Feel Like I’m a Bad Mom

My life over the last week has been very befitting of my blog title. I feel like I'm living in a constant brain fog that I just can't seem to break free from at the moment. I haven't been able to concentrate on much of anything lately, my anxiety has been brewing up a nasty storm inside me, and my list of things I had planned for the girls and I went straight out the window. Some days have been harder than others, but I have tried my best. When the smallest things become the biggest worries... My daughter's last day of Kindergarten was on Thursday of last week. I printed out the cute little … [Read more...]

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