Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Mix Things Up at Girl's Night In with Mommy Tonic (& Giveaway)

When was the last time you had a girl’s night in? When was the last time you DESERVED a girl’s night in?
The bags under our eyes and the roots showing on the top of our heads are a cruel reminder that we seldom make time to indulge ourselves. Regardless of the number of children you have, you’re a busy mom who is spending every waking moment making sure the laundry is done, the kid(s) fed, the husband is happy, the dishes are clean, and, and… the list goes on.
As much as we love our husband and our kid(s), we all know that it’s nice to get out of the house, enjoy a couple drinks, eat junk food, and hang loose with the girls.

Plus … I honestly feel it’s healthy for you as well! It renews energy and patience levels and gives you a chance to forget all about what’s next on the "to do" list and what appointments you have coming up which rids the body of those nasty stress toxins – temporarily. It’s always nice to know that other people out there share the same pain as you. And that you are in fact, a normal mom!

The Love Dare for Parents Review & Giveaway

My husband and I are always questioning whether or not we’re raising our boys the right way and doing the right thing. We make promises to quit raising our voices and offer more communication and understandings. We’ve made sure that our boys know what it means to pray and that even though it may not seem like it at the time, God is ALWAYS paying attention and listening. To us, it’s a great bonding experience to have conversations about God and the power of prayer. But just because we talk often about Him, doesn’t make us good parents. And we’re definitely works in progress!

So when I found out that I was going to have the chance to review "The Love Dare for Parents "by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick thanks to BH Publishing Group, I couldn’t wait to receive my copy and get started with the challenge! The Kendrick brothers are the makers behind the films Fireproof and Fly Wheel and are authors of the New York Time’s best seller "The Love Dare" – which has sold more than 5 million copies!

Avoiding the Summer's Heat with Netflix Family

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix.
We’ve hit that part of the summer when I’ve run all out of ideas to keep my boys busy and it’s just too hot to walk over to the neighborhood pool because we all know that eventually … we’re going to have to make that (what seems like) never-ending walk back home.

A couple months ago I admitted that I sometimes use Netflix as a babysitter. I was giggling at some of your responses and it also made me realize that I. Am. A. Normal. Mother.
Especially during the summer when we’re cooped up inside and have painted everything but the walls (which if I don’t keep my toddler busy long enough … would eventually happen).

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"PING" - And there it was...

I’ve been struggling with the fact that my oldest is starting Kindergarten in a little over a month. Like, struggling bad. I hyperventilate, drink a lot of wine, cry myself to sleep, get teary-eyed just thinking about it.

I finally just started to get past it and build myself up so when it came time for orientation, I would be ready (because Lord knows, he already is!).

And then I received this and it hit me like a ton of bricks! AL-FRICKIN-READY?!?
Slow down Unified School District!! Quit trying to steal my baby away from me!!!

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

How many People with ADHD does it take to...

Every day is chaos and confusion. I have two boys. But then you throw a husband with diagnosed ADHD in the room, and you’ll understand why I self-medicate with the fruits from the Gods (aka Moscato).

I often make fun of being married to a man with ADHD and make jokes about it. It’s the only way I know how to express what it’s like. And cope.

I say things like: "Wanna know how many people with ADHD it takes to screw in a lightbulb?"

"How many?"

"Want to go ride a bike?"

So imagine these types of conversations, every day, all day long.

Now imagine being married to someone like this.

When we first started dating, I honestly wasn’t sure if I could be with him. This was before he told me he had ADHD. But I hated that every time I tried to have a conversation with him, it went into a completely different subject. And I’d often ask him, "How did we get here in our conversation?" But to him, we had been on the same wave link the whole time. I just thought he wasn’t interested in what I had to say … EVER.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

I Have a Date Tonight....

It’s been awhile since I’ve been on a date with him.

He’s the most handsome man I’ve ever seen. He has sandy brown hair, light blue – almost gray – eyes and a smile that makes my heart flutter. No joke … he still does this. Regardless of the number of times he’s upset me to the point of crying.

Our date actually started today. We played in the rain and laughed and giggled until our stomachs hurt. I try to be cool … but sometimes he just makes me turn into a kid again.

Tonight though ... is our real date. We’re going out to dinner and a movie later. His choice.

During the movie I plan to have one eye on the screen and the other one on him. I can’t help it. He’s just so handsome and I can’t believe he’s mine.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Life Insurance for Women: Why is it Important?

Last month I mentioned the buzz over the rise of women and the decline of men. That’s not saying that more women are being born than men … no. Currently, the percentage of women in the workplace is at an all-time high! But what we’re finding out that’s concerning, is that a high percentage of those women working do not have life insurance or do not have enough. And the scariest stat of all: Most of those women are mothers!

Information for this post is sourced from Genworth Financial in partnership with the SheHeard Influencer Network. All opinions are my own.

In Case You Ever Wondered....

Disclaimer: Yes the children in this video are mine - as far as I know anyway. They groove just like me!

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Monday, July 1, 2013

July Instagram Photo Challenge

Are you on Instagram?  If not … what are you waiting for??  Surely you’ve caved and switched to a SmartPhone by now, right?  I urge you to get on it, download the Instagram app, and start taking pics!  It’s a great way to showcase the beautiful state you live in, your recent travels, your amazing family, etc.

If you don’t already know, I’m a blogger over at Traveling Mom as their traveling mom with toddlers expert.  And I LOVE it.  We are an awesome group of traveling women who know their stuff! Check out our new website!

Anyway, last month we did a June Photo Challenge on Instagram and it was a big hit!  Thank goodness other people out there aren’t such slackers because I pooped out in the second week. Shame on me!

Luckily, I have another chance.