Kidecals – My Review of their labels!

Let me start off by saying that I was given a free sheet of Kidecals labels to try in return for my review. All opinions are completely my own and I am not being compensated in any other way. Having four kids you can imagine that keeping each of their items straight (because heaven forbid they have to share their favorite cup) can be difficult. … [Continue]

Stolen Identity

No this isn't a post about how some hacker on the internet stole my identity. Instead it is about how my children stole it....or maybe I just gave it to them. See for 10 years, since I was pregnant with my oldest son, I have been a stay at home mom. My days, hours, minutes are spent centered around my children. Most of the friends I've made these … [Continue]

New Business Adventure

Well it has been a long summer with very little posts from me, sorry. It's just been one of those summers where my children require 100% of my attention and to be honest I welcomed that because before you know it they'll be grown and gone. Anyhow over the last couple weeks I've taken on a new business adventure. I decided to become a Jamberry Nails … [Continue]

Lost Child Prevention & Plan

As I prepared for our trip to Disney World I was telling some friends about the measures I put in place in the instance one of my children should get separated from us. One friend said "Have you lost one of your children somewhere before?"... No, no I haven't but I like to prepare for anything. They were impressed with the plan I have in place with … [Continue]

6 Tips for making the most out of a Disney World Trip!

There are so many useful tips and tricks I read before we took our first Disney World vacation. I could go on and on about each one and how helpful they were to us but instead I thought I would just share my top 5 tips to making the most out of a Disney World trip! 6 Tips to Making the Most out of a Disney World Trip: Rider Swap Tip/Info: If … [Continue]

10 Things I learned on my first trip to Disney World!

As we headed home I was reflecting on our week in Disney World. I thought I'd share some of what I learned on our very first trip to Disney World! 1) For every rude guest there are two or three nice ones. Standing in endless lines always goes quicker when you have friendly people to talk to. We met people from New Jersey to Arkansas to … [Continue]

Sharing My Secrets

I read something today on The Moments We Stand that shot straight to my core, "The darkness of the world has left many of us stuck. We have buried its secrets within us, and we are afraid to let them free." For three years I carried deep dark secrets. Secrets that ate at me every day. Secrets that made me question every single part of my being. … [Continue]

Childhood Sexual Abuse Awareness Month & Somethings Parents Need to Know!

As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse I wanted to shed some light on a topic that I think we as parents tend to shy away from, CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE. I am going to try to have several posts this month on my blog talking about sexual abuse. I will try to share some of my story to hopefully shed some light on things for parents, as well as anyone … [Continue]

Helping to Center our Active Children

**Guest Post** When you have a child with a lot of energy it can be hard to know what to do with them. They always seem to be moving and going, bouncing off the walls. The ability to control that energy for useful tasks or even structured play is important for active children to learn at a young age. Active children need much more scheduled … [Continue]

You can’t keep a good mom down!

I rolled my ankle during my Zumba class on Saturday morning. I'd previously injured this ankle 18 years ago and it still has a pin in it to hold the bones in place. Between the large amount of swelling and the worry that the pin my have shifted we decided it was best to get x-rays. A few painful hours later we found out that I had only severely … [Continue]