Thrive Market GIVEAWAY!

I have loved using Thrive Market for all my pantry staples for two years now and I wanted to share it with all of you! Watch the video below and go to my Facebook page and leave a comment on the post to enter.

GOOD LUCK!

 

My First Day Of Kindergarten

Today was our first day of school. I say ‘Our’ because really it’s both Little Man’s first day of kindergarten and my first day as a mom sending her kid to a full day of school. With bells and lunches and recess, the works! This isn’t like preschool at all!

I think I was more anxious about it than Little Man. I started stressing out a few days before; labeling clothing, buying lunch and snack items (watch out for nuts, it’s not allowed!), finding a fun new lunchbox and reusable water bottle, and planning a special breakfast. Last night I woke up at 1:30am (ok the baby woke me up) and could NOT get back to sleep. My mind would just not turn off. I was wired and anxious and stressed. PLEASE tell me I am not the only one here?!

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Mommy Son Date to See The Amazon Premiere of The Stinky & Dirty Show

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Although I was compensated to attend and share about this show all opinions are my own. Trust me guys I don’t write about stuff I don’t like. 😉 I was recently afforded the opportunity to attend the premiere party for Amazon’s brand-new series The Stinky & Dirty Show, based on the “I Stink!” book series. […]

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Why is Summer the Worst as a Mom?

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Ahh Summer…those carefree days of running through sprinklers, staying up late and roasting marshmallows, playing in the sand. These are the memories that come to mind from my childhood. Summer felt freeing as a child. Free from school. Free from the strict schedule. Free from the monotony of the routine as we vacationed to fun […]

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How Using Positve Discipline and The Whole Brain Child Nipped a Meltdown in the Bud

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Since my last post I have been really working on parenting in a more positive way. IN fact John and I have been taking a seven week course on Positive Discipline and the Whole Brain Child. If you haven’t heard of Positive Discipline it’s an approach to parenting that has TONS of tools to help you […]

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When Did My Kids Become an Inconvenience?

My daily reminder to show them love even in the midst of bad behavior

Have you ever had one of those parenting moments that just stops you in your tracks and you know you will remember this moment forever? Last week was one of those moments for me, and not in a good way. Tweet

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A Review of Naturepedic Organic Mattresses: from 5 boxes to a queen mattress

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I was THRILLED to be chosen as the winner of a queen sized mattress from Naturepedic back at the ShiftCon Conference back in September! I have been wanting one of their mattresses for myself ever since I met them back in 2014 and purchased a crib mattress from their booth. My husband and I finally […]

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Treasuring the little things: God’s lessons to a young mom

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”  Luke‬ ‭2:19‬ Today I treasured these things in my heart like Mary. I want to bundle up this morning in a bow and tuck it away like a gift to be opened later when I need a little encouragement. Maybe today you […]

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It’s My Birthday So Why am I Struggling?

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It’s Valentines weekend! Not only that but it’s also my birthday and I don’t mind sharing it’s the big 35! But in all honesty this is turning out to be a difficult birthday for me. It’s been a challenging yet amazing year. Last year at this time I had a 2 week old and was […]

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My CBS News Interview on Postpartum Depression…the Emotions are Still Raw

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It was an average Tuesday morning when I got the call from a fellow blogger that CBS was looking for a woman to speak about her experience with Postpartum Depression. Knowing I had written about my experience in the past she referred them to me. After a whirlwind call they were at my door two […]

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