Advocate to Vaccinate: You can be a Champion!

World Immunization Week 2015

From April 24-30, Shot@Life is celebrating World Immunization Week and several of my fellow Champions and I are taking part in a blog relay to share how and why we support Shot@Life and their mission to give every child everywhere a shot at a healthy future. Did you know that vaccines save up to 3 million […]

Tips for Going Dairy Free While Breastfeeding

Dairy Free Breastfeeding

I may not have mentioned it here before but my youngest, who was breastfed, had a sensitivity to milk protein. It wasn’t an allergy but more that her digestive system just couldn’t process the protein in milk. We realized she had a digestive issue at about two months old.  She also had a moderate case of reflux. […]

Giving Tuesday: Shot@Life ~ Double Your Impact

Giving Tuesday Double Your Impact

Today, December 2, 2014 is #GivingTuesday – a day of giving. This global day inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets. The retail industry has Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday to kick off their holiday sales. […]

Buy a Bag. Employ a Woman. Educate a Girl.

Catrinka Project Buy A Bag Employ A Woman Educate A Girl

I’m so excited to share that I’m teaming up with one of my favorite woman powered shops, Catrinka. They are an ethical fashion accessory brand dedicated to investing in women and girls. Catrinka products are woman-made, and the sale of each product provides education and life skills mentoring for adolescent girls in the places where the item […]

Growing a Thankful Tree and a Full Heart

Thankful Tree Thanksgiving Traditions

I feel like November sneaks up on me every year. The weather gets cooler, you are settling down from the sugar high of Halloween and then suddenly BAM! Christmas decorations and music and everyone wants to get things done before the craziness of December starts. So now November is just as busy as December and I’m […]

Lessons I Forgot to Put on my Homeschool Plan

Lessons from Homeschooling

If you follow me on social media, you probably noticed a few homeschool posts lately. A few weeks ago, we formally started homeschooling our oldest, Emmerson, who is five. Last year she attended a wonderful Montessori school for pre-K but for a variety of reasons we decided homeschooling is the best choice for our family right now. […]

Building a Strong Union: Believe in “Us”

photo credit to Rachel V

I don’t claim to be an expert about much but maintaining a happy, healthy relationship is one accomplishment I can claim with pride. My friend Laura of Mommy Miracles is hosting a series on Marriage entitled “Writing Vows” and I’m honored to have been invited to share about how Jon and I have built a strong […]

School Shopping and Crispers Tax Free Weekend

Crispers Tax Free Weekend

Have you seen the back to school displays in all the stores? Every time I think back to school I think of that commercial of parents dancing through the aisles followed by sulking children while Christmas music played “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” That was genius marketing right there. (By the way, I may sing a version […]

Salad Spinner Art: Making Art with Science

Salad Spinner Art Title

Our summer continues to be as laid back as my Type A personality will allow. I’ve been resisting over planning our days and trying to just follow the girls lead. Living in Florida, we have to contended with some serious summer afternoon thunderstorms on a daily basis forcing us indoors. This has resulted in an […]

Relax! I give you permission. Really, it’s okay!

Relax, I give you permission. Really, it's okay!

Oh Summer, you are a sweet and welcome friend especially after the overbooked chaos that was May. We are now starting to get into a good summer groove. The first few weeks post-school were an adjustment for all of us. I posted this pic and caption on social media last week: “I was off today. I had […]