My Teen Is… #ToMyTeen

I’m just going to put something out there. I love teenagers and MY teen is… a blessing. Related: I used to BE a teen! Crazy, right? Yes, teenagers are complicated. But you know what? They are awesome too. I think they get a really bad rap a lot of times. They are not given enough […]

New on NBC – The Mysteries of Laura… Motherhood and Detective Work

There’s a new show of NBC – premiering TODAY! The Mysteries of Laura! That’s Debra Messing. She’s hilarious. I was asked to make my own video sharing a little bit about how we moms, even if we are not gainfully employed as detectives… we ARE detectives. We have to be… (click here if you are […]

10 Back To School Organization Tips – For MOM (i.e. Her SANITY)

Back To School. Three words. Three words that involve A LOT. A lot of time. A lot of money. A lot of planning. So Back to School organization TIPS arrrrrrrre in order, friends. *Though this post is not a sponsored post, it is inspired by my friends at Balance Bar. You can read my #balanceisinthebag […]

Thank Goodness It Is Back To School. Related: PARTY TIME!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit of the Loom for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Thankgoodness it's back to school… A.K.A #TGIBTS, y'all! I was reminded the other day that I am not the only mom ready for the start of the school year… not the only one […]

‘Promise’ by Tori Amos… And A Promise to My Girls (video)

The bond between mothers and daughters is powerful. It can be powerful… but it takes a lot of work to develop a relationship with one’s daughter. A meaningful relationship doesn’t just happen. Daughters and mothers are individuals and as our daughters grow, they become independent. There is a lot riding on the shoulders and hearts […]

Back To School Tips for Packing an Organized Bag

*This is a sponsored post shared by me on behalf of Balance Bar.  All opinion, efforts to successfully pack my own balance bag in preparation for the back-to-school season are my own.* Packing an organized bag… what does that have to do with back-to-school? Well… After an amazing summer of beach trips, long hikes and […]

A Thank Goodness It’s Back-To-School Dance! #TGIBTS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit of the Loom for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. What does #TGIBTS mean? THANK GOODNESS IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL is what it means! We know that mom is happy to get back into the routine, kids have a harder time letting go of summer. […]

Thank Goodness It’s Back-To-School because… THE MESS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit of the Loom for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Y'all. THANK GOODNESS IT'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL BECAUSE… I will get a reprieve from the constant mess and project-making. CONSTANT. See that blanket on the desk? That was my girls' attempt to make their room […]

Take It On Tuesday: First Ride With Teen Driver

You read that right. I have a teen driver. Granted, he doesn’t have his license yet, but HE IS DRIVING. I took video of my first ride with my teen driver because 1) I took video of him eating his first birthday cake… hitherhencetofore I took video of our first drive with him behind the […]

Thank Goodness it’s Back-to-School with Fruit of the Loom #TGIBTS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit of the Loom for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Where is the best place to start? Happy. Start Happy®! It’s that time of the year again… BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME. Actually, we have about 5 weeks, but I just saw a friend send her […]