Ditching Toxins in Your Deodorant with a Primal Pit Paste Giveaway!

Ditching Toxins in Your Deodorant with a Primal Pit Paste Giveaway!Not to gross you out but I sweat. I've been self conscious about my sweat and any smells that might be associated all my life. A lot of my friends made the switch to no deodorant or natural deodorant awhile ago. But for me, armpit cleansing and ditching my toxin filled deodorant seemed scary. What if I was so disgusting noone would want to be near me? Despite my fears, I [more]

#GiveHappy This Holiday Season with OshKosh B'gosh! Coupon Inside

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DIY Coconut Lavender Bath Salts

DIY Coconut Lavender Bath SaltsThis post is written by my blogging friend Kristin Novotny of Little Mama Jama. Thank you Kristin for sharing this easy DIY gift!    Coconut Lavender Bath Salts   What did you long for in your third trimester of pregnancy? For me, it was relaxation. My body was being stretched in ways I never imagined and I desperately needed comfort. When my sister-in-law announced that she was pregnant, I immediately started thinking of things I [more]

Favorite Fall Recipe: Simple Crock-Pot Beef Stew

Favorite Fall Recipe: Simple Crock-Pot Beef Stew This delicious recipe is from Kendra Frampton, the awesome blogger behind When's My Vacation. Check her out and be sure to tell her how much you love this dish! Favorite Fall Recipe: Simple Crock-Pot Beef Stew Ingredients 2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into bite sized pieces 5 lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1’’ pieces 2 lbs of carrots (I use baby carrots and just dump the bag into the crock-pot) 2 Stalks of celery, [more]

Hidden Magic for Kids at Walt Disney World

Hidden Magic for Kids at Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World is truly the most magical place on Earth. Since there is so much to see and experience you might miss some of these hidden treasures of fun perfect for the Disney Kids in your family.  These activities are included with your park admission, fun, educational, and gives you a glimpse into often overlooked details and areas of Walt Disney World. I knew about a few of these when we [more]

Showing Our DisneySide at our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate!

Showing Our DisneySide at our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate! *I have received free products in order to host the Disney Kids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own. My kids are Disney Kids. I am a slightly bigger Disney Kid. Yes, I am that mom who sings right along with Sharky and Bones, Sophia, and knows all the character moves to the Hot Dog song.   Hosting a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate was another chance to show our Disney [more]

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When You Feel Like Running Away

When You Feel Like Running Away

Sometimes I just feel like I want to run away. With my whole family, um not like those weirdos that leave everyone they claim to love behind. I just want to pick us all up and move someplace new. New people, no drama, less stress, and an overall fresh start. 

Stop laughing and shaking your head. Yes I realize that drama isn’t something that stays to a state or even a city. Those new people will eventually bring the drama back around. And running away is not the answer when you are feeling overwhelmed. But a girl can daydream and sometimes that is just what you need to get through the day. 

So shut up and dream with me.

Running Away, Confessions of a Mom

These past few months I have had a strong feeling of wanting to go. Where? Anywhere but here. A few places seem to call to me and sometimes I sit and wonder about what it would be like to live there all the time.

The young conqueror spirit in me would love to live in New York. Near enough to the city with room for the kids to play. The energy, the vibes, the excitement, I want it all. Not to mention the shopping and the entertainment factor!

Then there is the Disney Kid that demands a move to Florida. If we lived there, we could go to Disney World whenever we wanted. Just think, having a bad day? A hug from Mickey Mouse could cure that. Something to celebrate? Enjoy fireworks and Mickey shaped ice cream with a Dole Whip. Yum! Eating at a different country each time, playing at the ultimate water parks, and finding all those Hidden Mickeys. Yes Florida definitely is a strong contender for dreaming Ashley’s attention. 

South Carolina has some say in this too. Not only does one of my close friends live there but we could have my dream home for a lot less than we would pay for it here. It’s a beautiful state, rich in history, and also closer to Florida than we are now. Yes the distance to Disney World is always something to consider. 

Finally, California. I know that takes me the farthest away from Disney World but DisneyLand is out there and I could always fly back to Florida. Even though I haven’t been out there, yet- I will be in October- it’s another place that draws me in. It is like New York with the excitement and entertainment factor but with a totally different vibe. My friends have told me once I go out there, I might not want to come back. Honestly, I have felt that way about all the places I’ve listed here at one time or another. 

In the end, it’s fun to dream. Ask what if? Think about how you would spend your free time. Research houses and schools in the area. I am clearly a thorough daydreamer. Who knows? Maybe one day I will stop thinking about why we shouldn’t, and then the grand adventure of doing something crazy will begin.

What do you daydream about? 

 

4 Tips for Finding Time For You by Lydia Richmond

  As a mom of three, I literally beg, borrow, and steal every quiet moment I get to myself. When one kid finally goes to sleep, it seems like someone else wakes up or needs me. Working from home doesn’t help matters much. When I taught face-to-face at the high school, I got some “me”Continue Reading

Why I Decided To Stop Yelling

Why I Decided To Stop Yelling

If you are the perfect mom with the patience of a saint this blog post is not for you. For those who know me in real life you might think I hold my stuff together pretty well. And that is true, in public at least. I think we all have the face we wear aroundContinue Reading

Tips for Preventing Summer Learning Loss

Tips for Preventing Summer Learning Loss

I hate to be the Debbie downer of your summer fun but the facts are the facts. According to the Children’s Aid Society, children lose on average 2 months of grade level equivalency in math and reading during the summer. That can cause serious issues when school starts back up. You don’t want your childContinue Reading

Just Between Friends Loudoun Spring Sale: Win PreSale Passes!

Just Between Friends Loudoun Spring Sale: Win PreSale Passes!

Last Spring I wrote about Loudoun’s Just Between Friends Consignment Sale. I was a newbie to the whole consignment process, I knew roughly what it meant but I had never been to a sale. Thanks to Susan at JBF Loudoun, my best friend and I had the opportunity to check out their 2012 spring sale.Continue Reading

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