9/11: My Story Of Love, Loss, and Finding Strength Through My Newborn

Fourteen years ago I became a mother. This is my shared story of love, loss, strength, and September 11th. Mostly it is the beginning of the story for My Little Fighter. Because there are many more stories yet to be written for her. ...more

Blogging Secrets Revealed!

Bloggers are known for their open, honest and realistic posts. We aren't afraid to look silly or to share some of our most heartfelt concerns and experiences. But bloggers also have secrets. Secrets we don't share. Until today that is. Because I am going to blow the lid right off some of those blogging and social media secrets you had no idea about! ...more
So true!! And hilarious!! Thank you for the smile! :)more

Five Reasons Why All Schools Should Have Uniforms

Three years ago our family moved to a new school district. I was considering home schooling my children because I wasn’t entirely enamored with our new school district. There was however, a free public/charter school that was within walking distance for our family, but the fact that the children were required to wear uniforms at this school was a big negative at the time to me. I felt like uniforms hampered personal style for the child and would just be a big bummer. After touring the school, my children and my husband and I were all impressed....more

Don’t Make These Five Blogging Mistakes

Because both the world of blogging and social media changes at almost lightning fast speeds, there is a pretty significant and continual learning cycle involved with blogging. I have been a blogger since 2012 and I know that I still learn something new everyday. There are quite a few things you can do to help your blog be successful, and back in May I wrote about some of the Secrets To Successful Blogging....more

Why I Still Nurse My 2 Year Old. Even Though I Don't Want To.

I am not a parenting expert, and I admit to looking cross-eyed at all the bloggers who profess that they are. Because, unless you have a specialized degree or MD behind your name, your opinions about parenting are just that, opinions. I do think, however, that the best way to learn is by doing. I have 4 children and although I do not have a degree in child psychology, nobody else in this world knows more about what makes each of my children tick than I do....more

Five Things I WILL and WILL Not Do This School Year

With the beginning of a new school year, I have decided that it is important for not only the kids to make some goals, but for me the mom to make a few as well.So, here is a list of 5 things I WILL and WILL NOT do this school year....more

Dear Family and Friends, It’s Not You. It’s Me.

It’s 9 am and just moments before, I feverishly put on an episode of Curious George. With the hope that the toddler will be entertained long enough for me to take a shower, alone. This means that at tops, I have exactly 7 minutes. I quickly race to the bathroom and on the cusp of stepping into the shower, the phone starts ringing....more

Six Humorous Wedding Experiences And A Blog Post

One night last week, my brain started thinking about weddings, because to date, I believe I have attended literally hundreds of weddings and receptions. On this particular night I began to specifically think about some of the most humorous and funny experiences I have had as a wedding guest and as I sat giggling, I realized they are just too good not to share!Now don’t call me callus and cold, because I think when you read some of these you are going to laugh out loud too. So come along as I share six of my seriously funny wedding experiences!...more

That Day I Froze And A Discussion On Anatomy

There really is a difference between being an actual parent and just talking about being one. In my case, this became readily apparent when I realized that some of my pre parenting plans of action would be more difficult to follow through on than I anticipated....more

Dairy Free Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

During these summer months, I find it to be a less than ideal situation to be roasting away in a steaming hot  kitchen, and this is especially true this summer. So I have decided that it is time to increase my recipe bank for smoothies, ice creams and home made custards!...more