Advice to Rebuilding a Relationship with Your Spouse After Recovery

The very fact that your spouse opted to receive treatment for their addiction is something to be proud of. Be that as it may, it is important for you to understand that after rehab and recovery, there is still a lot that needs to happen in order for your loved one to stay sober and life a more productive life. Seeing as how you and your spouse live under one roof, learning how to cope and rebuild your strained marriage {Read More}

It’s All Fun and Games Until You Get Stabbed with a Pen

texts to Jay telling him what happened.

This morning did not go at all how I wanted it to. First, V had a 2 hour delay. Meaning that her school day would start an hour after E’s instead of an hour before like regular. This is only a big inconvenience because E’s school is a 30 minute drive from V’s and I usually don’t come home while he is at school to save on gas and miles. SO E ended up having a day off of school. {Read More}

Oh-Em-Gee! I’m A #Mamavation Mom FINALIST!!

That’s right! I’m a finalist, and I am slightly shocked and so excited to be one of the five finalists. This means that I am one step closer to being one of the Mamavation Mom’s and I will find out if I made the cut next Sunday. So what does that a mean? A week full of exercising, chatting on the Mamavation Mom show tonight (tune in and watch!) and lots of nerves. If you haven’t checked out my application {Read More}

I want to be one of the next Mamavation Mom

Okay, so this is not my first time apply to be a Mamavation mom. I applied about a year ago, and was a bit late getting my application in. I didn’t really have time to put together a solid video. But this time …. this time I have been thinking about my application for a few weeks. Since I heard that a new campaign was coming. And I still have no idea how put my feelings about this campaign into {Read More}

May was a CRAZY month!!

Life has been crazy, crazy busy for me this past month and a half and I am super sorry for being so vacant on the blog. I was just so busy getting ready for the wedding, that all of my “down time” was spent stressing about the wedding and sleeping. But the wedding was amazing — so much fun and truly everything that I dreamed it would be. I have so many great things to tell you about … and {Read More}

Day of Silence

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Have You Ever Heard of Intentional Parenting?

I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately. My kids are getting older, and while I want them to have wonderful memories of their childhood, I worry that they wont. It’s not that I don’t try to do fun activities and projects, make great memories, and more, because I do … but I find that life gets complicated and stressful, which can lead to more yelling then great memories. I don’t want to be “that mom” … you know {Read More}

Top 10 Reasons I Love My MiniVan

We have had our Toyota Sienna for about a year and a half now. I will be the first to admit that I was not the biggest fan of being a “minivan owning mom” … in fact it rated right up there with owning Mom-Jeans and repeating the annoying things my parents used to say to me. So far – I have done two out of three … at least I think I have only done two of these things {Read More}

How My Life Was Affected By Breast Cancer


When I was about 15 years old, my step mom was diagnosed and underwent treatment for breast cancer. 12 years later, and it still gives me lots of perspective, and much to reflect on. As a teenager, I lived in a bubble : one where I was invincible, and no one that I loved could be hurt or effected by sickness. I was aware of breast cancer, I had learned about it in health class, and I knew that it {Read More}

Picnic at the Waterfalls


My mom has been a top notch event planner so far this summer. She planned our super fun Tea Party, and she also planned a fun trip to the waterfalls right near her house. I used to go here with my gramma when I was younger, and I have such great memories of playing there with all of my cousins. I was so excited to bring my kids there and see what they thought. The picnic lunch was just the {Read More}