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#icebucketchallenge, ice bucket challenge, ALS, ALSA, Catholic Church

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge Controversy

Seems like everyone’s doing the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. Well, not quite everyone. Not the Catholic Church, not anymore. Not since someone discovered that people acting like goofballs to raise awareness for a very important cause is something “bad”. Full Disclosure: If you’ve been a reader here for any amount of time, you’ve probably already surmised that I’m a very liberal Catholic. Yes, we do ex... »

cancer,Leukemia, Lymphoma, Light the Night, Pediatric Cancer

Join Me! Help Light The Night For Kids with Cancer #LLSLTN #SylvanFightsCancer

Cancer sucks; plain and simple. Pediatric cancer is one of my biggest fears since becoming a mother. I have partnered with Light the Night campaign to bring attention to this cause that is very near and dear to my heart, pediatric cancer, more specifically Leukemia. You see, when my nephew was just a preschooler, he was diagnosed with Leukemia. I can’t even begin to make you understand what a blow... »

Walgreens, healthy choices, Balance rewards

Setting Health Goals and Getting Healthy Just Got Infinitely Easier

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am a sucker for health and fitness apps. I set health goals and try to make healthy choices, but don’t always follow through. That’s why I need accountability. After my past struggles with weight, I know accountability is t... »

GoldieBlox, Raising girls, sponsored, engineering

Learning to Disrupt the Pink with GoldieBlox Giveaway #lookatGoldie

When I was a little girl, I was raised that little girls did “girl things” like play with baby dolls and Barbie dolls. Boys played with Legos and Lincoln logs. Girls were pretty and boys were dirty. Boys got to have all the fun while all I got to do was chores and play with toys that taught me how to be a “young lady“. Enter easy bake ovens, play houses, baby dolls who crie... »

Monday envelope, tech, organization

Monday Envelope Is Revolutionizing the Room Mom

Tonight is my first meeting as a member of our School Board. I’ve been a perpetual room mom for the past 6 years, for both girls; sometimes manning two parties at exactly the same time. Oh yes, I am doing it again this year because I am “that” mom. Anyways, at the end of last school year I decided that I wanted to be the change I wanted to see in the school and instead of just complaining about ev... »

hideaway, raising girls, proud mommy moment

Sometimes You Just Need a Little Hideaway in your Life

My daughters, they saw an Instagram video of a friend’s little girl lip syncing Kiesza’s Hideaway. It was the first time they’d ever heard the song. They were instantly obsessed and being my children, of course they never do anything to scale. They had to take it and run away with it. After making several Instagram videos, they decided it was time to pull out the big guns and the... »

International Delight, Salted Caramel Mocha, recipe, dessert, Salted Caramel Mocha Whipped Cream

Salted Caramel Mocha Whipped Cream & Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

School is back in session. Thank goodness. Nope, that’s not just me sighing with relief my girls missed their friends and were bored. They like a good routine. Sure they like a week off here and there but they really missed seeing their friends. Which made me think, why not celebrate back-to-school with my girls, a few of their friends and some homemade ice cream. I told the girls my idea an... »

Yucateco, Bloody Mary, Recipe, Sponsored

Yucateco Habanero Hot Sauce Bloody Maria Recipe

This shop has been compensated by #Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. It’s Friday and you know what that means? It’s the weekend and on the weekends I like to enjoy brunch and sometimes, I like to add a little something special to brunch, a Yucateco Habanero hot sauce Bloody Maria for those weekends when your day needs a little get up and go or it’s a litt... »

frugal living, Savings Catcher, Walmart, saving money, best deals

Walmart’s New Savings Catcher will Make Sure that You Always Get the Best Deal

I have partnered with Walmart to bring you this sponsored post and information about this awesome new program Savings Catcher ; as always, all opinions are my own. Back to school has had me steadily spending money; tuition, backpacks, school supplies, clothes, uniforms, gym shoes and don’t even get me started on all the groceries for the school lunches and did I mention, SCHOOL.SUPPLIES??  I know ... »

Michael Brown, shooting, Ferguson, MIssouri, racial profiling, riots

Michael Brown’s Murder is the Result of Racial Profiling, Fear & Loathing in Ferguson

I have not touched the topic of Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown yet because I’ve been struggling with my own demons this week triggered by the suicide of Robin Williams but my fog is lifting and I am sick at what is happening in the world. I’ve spent the last 24 hours pouring over footage and articles and I am flabbergasted at what is happening in our country in this day and age. I can’t pret... »

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