What Your Photos Really Capture

Late last week, my social media channels were flooded with photos of my friends with their siblings. According to everyone on Facebook, it was National Siblings Day....more

What Your Photos Really Capture

Late last week, my social media channels were flooded with photos of my friends with their siblings. According to everyone on Facebook, it was National Siblings Day. I didn't even know this day existed until last week but then again why should I be surprised when there's a day for everything, from grandparents to jelly beans! ...more

My Journey to BlogHer Syndication

If you're a writer/blogger/online content provider like myself, you probably have a bucket list that changes each year depending on what you want to focus on. If you're like me, I have on my list a number of websites or projects that I want to be published on or be a part of....more

How to Set Strong Boundaries for Your Blog

How much do you share online? With the 2015 University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health showing that more than half of mothers and a third of fathers discuss their children's health and their parenting experiences online, one can safely say that "sharenting" has become the norm more than the exception. That said, it doesn't necessarily mean that everyone who has jumped on this bandwagon has thoroughly thought out how much they share and weighed its pros and cons. I'd even say that our realization of this trend's popularity has only now magnified the more serious issues and questions that lie underneath such as its long-term consequences on our children. ...more
ThoughtfulMom_ BlogHer Humbled...Thank you, Krysta! xoxomore

Weeds of Wisdom

I can pinpoint exactly when this silly war started....more

Weeds of Wisdom

I can pinpoint exactly when this silly war started. It didn't erupt until I became a homeowner, and more specifically, until we lived in our current home....more

Big Pantry Organization for Less Than $100

I finally fully tackled a project that I've put off for quite some time. I was fired up, completely determined to get it to a level where I can say, "Now THAT's pretty!" I organized my pantry...on the cheap! For months, I have been watching a lot of YouTube and shopping at the Dollar Tree to get ideas and explore my options and now, all that effort has paid off ....more

Welcoming Spring

Last week was a busy, yet happy, time. My son was on his spring break and so we took advantage and visited family in the Midwest. Later during the week, we found ourselves back home but not for long ....more

Going to a Blog Conference When Your Blog is In-Between

I accepted that I would feel lost, insignificant, and of course, in limbo, amidst the sea of confident women who probably wouldn't care about me. Why should they? We don't really know each other. I've only related to some of them virtually and so we only "semi" know each other. We're in-between. ...more
Velvet S. Hi Velvet. We all get into a rut at times and I don't think any of us are immune. One ...more