Gifts that Give Back: Part 2

If you haven’t read Part 1 of this series, I encourage you to go back and read it. There are some great companies covered in that part as well. Krochet Kids – Backpack Something I have been wanting for a while was a backpack I could use as a purse and a diaper bag. Now that we have two kids and the Roarinator is a wild one it has been difficult to carry a big diaper bag and a purse. I searched several charities/fair trade and finally decided on the Ridgeview from Krochet Kids. Something that is really cool about […]

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Where has Christmas gone?

I know I’ve been gone for awhile again but I am trying really hard to come back and make this a regular thing! Right now I feel a little bit like Charlie Brown or Cindy Lou Who. I am trying to remember the true meaning of Christmas and trying to figure out where Christmas went. First and foremost, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. I think a lot of us have forgotten this along the way and failed to pass it on to our kids. I would love to know how many children out there know that Christmas […]

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Major Catch-Up Post

Wow! So that was a much longer break that I expected. Sorry for my absence! I totally did not mean to be gone that long but sometimes life just gets in the way. When I started this blog I told myself it would not take priority over my family. Family is and will always be my #1 priority. So while I was gone I spent time doing fun fall activities and creating Halloween costumes and, generally, just taking a break. I work a full time job and have two kids and a house to take care of once I get […]

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Finding Myself

This blog is all part of my journey to finding myself. I love getting to express myself and hopefully I can help others. I have this extremely strong desire to help others but I haven’t figured out where to focus that energy just yet. I’m hoping as I continue on my journey and discover more about myself I will figure out what I’m meant to do. I’m on a journey to find myself because I completely lost myself in being a mother and a wife. I was so busy taking care of everyone that I forgot to take care of […]

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Faith

I have to preface this post by mentioning a blog I have been reading for a little while now called Lovely Little Things, which is written by an amazing and talented woman named Jessica. She works two jobs and is going to school for Speech Language Pathology and still finds time to maintain a blog. She has been such an inspiration to me and her posts were what really turned everything around for me. She talked about slowing down, living in the present, taking time for yourself and so much more that really hit home. Those were the exact things […]

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Judgment

I have been struggling with how to write this post because this is one of the main topics I wanted to discuss when I started this blog. I think the reason it is so difficult for me is because there are so many different forms of judgment. So where do I even begin? Do I start with how moms judge other moms, or how women judge other women in general, or how we judge each other based on material items or how we judge people that are different than us? I will be going much more in-depth and sharing my […]

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Authentic

According to dictionary.com the definition of authentic [aw-then-tik] is representing one’s true nature or beliefs. That is what I want this blog to be; a place where I can be my authentic self. Hopefully I can inspire others to be happy with their own, real lives and to stop striving so hard for something that is unattainable. I think it would be easy to start a blog to show a perfect house, prefect life, perfect everything but I believe it is much harder to be real, to be AUTHENTIC. I want this blog to be a place where people don’t […]

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