3 Ways Our Family Stays Happy & Active Year Round

*This post was sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own

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As a parent of six little people, there is no way you can convince me that happiness in not linked with activeness in children. When my children are active and moving their mood improves by leaps and bounds! Aside from when they are just plain tired and need to take a nap, I have learned that most of the time my grumpy or whiney kids need to get up and get active to improve their mood!  Read more


5 Things I want my Children to Expect for Christmas

5 Things I want my Children to Expect for Christmas

*This post is sponsored by Bulletproof Coffee. Thoughts and opinions are all my own.

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It’s that time of year when we moms really stress out. There is so much pressure on us to be perfect and to create elaborate, magical displays of ornate Christmas decorations, bake delicious and festive foods, and attend every party, event and program that one can possibly squeeze into a month. And honestly, it’s a bit overwhelming.  Read more


10 Minute Christmas Shopping At DICKS

This post is sponsored by DICK’S Sporting Goods, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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With being a new business owner and working full time, I am more crunched on time this year then I have ever been before! This month is just FLYING by! I can hardly believe how close we are to Christmas. I have been looking at my schedule and wondering just how I am going to squeeze everything in.  Read more


5 Essentials to Transfer from Diaper Bag to Mom Bag

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I have been a mommy for over 8 years now. With 6 kids so close in age, I literally have been carrying around a massive diaper bag for EIGHT years!!! I realized a few weeks ago that I haven’t bought myself a new purse in over 6 years. And the last one I purchased was only used maybe 4 times! (on date nights and such) 

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Now that the twins are starting to potty train, I have finally given myself permission to let go of the massive diaper bag and begin using a cute purse again! No offense to diaper bags. They are ingenious creations. I have carried half my home around in them for years. Literally… HALF my house! You never know what you may need when you have twin babies! HAHA!! Read more

Our First Family Photography Session as a FAMILY of EIGHT!!!

Our First Family Photography Session as a FAMILY of EIGHT!!!

This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.

I cannot tell you just how excited I was to take our first, professionally done, family portrait as an official family of EIGHT!!!! We waited two years before we could say officially that they were ours! I cannot tell you how PROUD I am of my family! 

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Our adoption finalized this past summer while we were in the process of moving, so we were unable to do an official family portrait then. However, now that the holidays are right around the corner, I knew I HAD to schedule a photography session for our family portraits!  Read more

Mom’s need to take a Weekend off…with the Mazda CX-9

Mom’s need to take a Weekend off…with the Mazda CX-9

Motherhood is a 24 hour job! There is no time off. No break. No overtime. Just Mom-all-the-time. I don’t have to remind you just how many hats we moms wear in a week…Chef, Maid, Chauffeur, Cheerleader, Nurse… and so on and so forth… It’s a lot, but we love it!

However… Mom’s need to take a WEEKEND off!!!

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Pretty much any reason for the weekend off will be suitable. 
(Except a hospital stay. That does NOT count as a weekend off!)
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