Our first experience with BULLYING … and how we Responded

I made it almost 10 years… Almost 10 years without my children experiencing bullying. 

It should have been longer. 

9 years old is too young to be torn down by other children. To feel the sting and the pain of rejection, humiliation, and deep sadness. 

But it happened. And while it was really the first time one of my children experienced bullying, I am positive that it won’t be the last time.  Read more

Plan a Visit to Arlington, Texas

Plan a Visit to Arlington, Texas

 

 

There are times when you want to do something fun, different, but not travel too far from home. We planned the perfect weekend trip for our whole family to Arlington, Texas! It was so much fun and there were so many family friendly options. 

Arlington, TX is a city just west of Dallas. It is well known for “The Big Three” attractions, Texas Rangers, AT&T Stadium (Cowboys Stadium) and Six Flags Over Texas. Read more

Three Easy Tyson Chicken Lunches you can prep ahead for the week.

Three Easy Tyson Chicken Lunches you can prep ahead for the week.

 

 

In case you did not know… We have a big family! Lots of kids. Six to be exact. Plus, me and my very husky, muscle man. And you know what that translates too? A LOT of food and a lot of energy to keep up with!

When I say a lot, I mean we HAVE to have a meal plan with the fridge and freezer stocked! Going out to eat with our big family costs way too much to do it more than a couple times a month.  Read more

Thrive Creative Conference – There and Back Again

Thrive Creative Conference – There and Back Again

I am passionate about this blogging thing.

This blog started in 2011 and while I definitely was NOT consistent in the beginning, I am now proud of the community, friends, and following I have developed in the past few years. 

Even though blogging has been around for quite a while now, I think there is a misconception that this can be a “Real” business! It absolutely can be a legit business!  Read more

5 Questions I wish I would have asked my OBGYN with my first Pregnancy

This post is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry, CBR®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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It feels like forever since my first pregnancy! But I tell you what, I don’t think I will EVER forget those 9 months of ups and downs and the fear and excitement.

I headed into my first pregnancy with what I thought was a pretty decent knowledge on the subject of being pregnant and birth and babies… But I didn’t know as much as I assumed. And I realized after giving birth that there were several key questions I should have asked my OBGYN.  Read more