The Struggle is Real – Stay Strong

As I tell everyone, writing is my therapy and with writing I can get multiple benefits; I am sharing my own thoughts & experiences that others may be able to benefit from or relate to, and I am able to collect my thoughts to move forward. You see, no matter how big the struggle is, we all have a struggle. Each day is a new day that brings on promises of something bigger and better! That is the joy of living to see another day; you get a chance to stand up tall and move forward.

While I remain optimistic more often than not, the struggle of being a single adult household with three children is real. Raising three kids, or any number of kids, on your own while adding a full time job, part time online work, sports and other activities into the picture – there are days and sometimes weeks where I just am not feeling it. It’s hard. I struggle.

We all struggle, in our own ways. Some struggle to have food to eat, a blanket to stay warm under and a roof to have over their head when the rain comes falling down. I must remember that while my struggle feels very difficult in the moment, there are far larger struggles people deal with. I know that everything always works out for me, but right now, in this moment? That moment of “the struggle”, I have a hard time seeing it until I allow myself that down feeling so that I can grab a hold of it and push forward to be successful!

The Struggle is Real .. Stay Strong

When I am struggling I don’t really open up to anyone – there are multiple reasons for this; I only open up to people that I think will listen and understand I just need to vent so I can move forward and those who I know will uplift me. I turn to writing to vent sometimes when I just can’t find the words to speak. I also have a high level of pride and I know that others have life harder than me; my temporary struggle may be long-term for others.

So today, I remind myself and others – the struggle is real for everyone. Keep your head up, sleep a little more if you need, do whatever it is for a day or two … then kick yourself in the butt and move forward!

DisneyNature Monkey Kingdom on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) & Blu-ray Combo Pack

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DisneyNature Monkey Kingdom

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Chimpanzee and Bears, comes MONKEY KINGDOM, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful extended family. As Maya strives to keep Kip safe through unexpected and sometimes perilous adventures, amazing footage captures all the magic and surprises of their magnificent world. Maya and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son’s future.

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McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Event 10/16 in Boston #boston #AllDayBreakfast

Beginning October 6th, McDonald’s restaurants across Eastern New England invite customers to experience McDonald’s breakfast all day.

All Day Breakfast is the No. 1 request from customers. In fact, more than 120,000 people tweeted McDonald’s asking for breakfast throughout the day in the past year alone.

The All Day Breakfast Menu is part of McDonald’s effort to offer customers the option to enjoy breakfast anytime they want while providing a great variety of quality ingredients and menu items.

All Day Breakfast McDonald's Event

After 10:30 a.m., the following menu items can be enjoyed along with McDonald’s World Famous Fries and other iconic favorites, such as the Big Mac and Filet-O-Fish:

McMuffin Sandwiches:

§  Egg McMuffin

§  Sausage McMuffin with Egg

§  Sausage McMuffin

§  (Does not include Egg White Delight)

o   Platters:

§  Hotcakes with Sausage

§  Hotcakes

o   Sausage Burrito

o   Sides: 

§  Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait

§  Fruit & Maple Oatmeal

·         Hash Browns * (*available breakfast items vary by location)


What: All Day Breakfast Pajama Party to celebrate the launch of McDonald’s extended breakfast hours. We’ll be serving up free Egg McMuffins and McCafé coffee from our life-size Happy Meal tent and will have a variety of games and fun prizes for our guests to enjoy. Consumers who arrive in their PJ’s (or college students who wear college gear) can win a stellar extra prize as well!

·         Where: Boston City Hall Plaza

·         When: Friday, October 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·         Dedicated event webpage

·         Dedicated hashtag: #AllDayBreakfast

·         Eastern New England regional social media handles include:

o   Twitter: @McDEasternNE

o   Instagram: @McDEasternNE

o   Facebook: You can find your local McDonald’s’ designated Facebook page by searching for a location here.

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Fun Family Adventure: GeoCaching in New Hampshire or Anywhere #NH #Geocaching

One weekend, I was going through some of my things and found my old GeoMate Jr, and then it happened. The find of my GeoMate Jr, that makes GeoCaching fun for younger kids by showing steps instead of measured distance in miles or feet. It was a Sunday and all of a sudden something happened; the geocaching plan started to hatch. My daughter found her app that allows her to see where caches are all over our area and the kids started to make and find treasures we could place in the caches that we found.

Geocaching in NH 4

The family was dressed and ready to go within moments, we got our plan ready and it was time to head out into the woods.

Geocaching in NH 2

I always love being out in the woods with my kids, while the boys tend to be a little bit full of complaints of legs hurting and it taking forever, they really do have some awesome moments of pure happiness when we go out an do things. The first cache was found completely on accident, we all were losing our esteem, getting sort of frustrated about not finding this small cache, but then it happened …

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My youngest was looking in the stonewall, where we all were totally convinced the cache was located but others had moved on and hoped to find it elsewhere, when he said, “Mama I see a screwdriver. Can I get it?” I let him grab it, only to find out that it was the geocache! He was so stinking excited, because once he picked it up, he really thought it was a bullet casing or something weird, but it was a cute little surprise!

Geocaching in NH

We moved on and eventually found a second cache, but then it was time to get out of the woods, I needed to get back to the van and it was time to get home for some dinner on this fine Sunday evening. The second cache we found actually had a little light up flashlight that my youngest kept as his own!

Tips on Geocaching with Family

  • Bring small treasures to replace anything you take out of the cache.
  • Place the geocache container back exactly where you found it.
  • Look online for GeoCaching locations near you, before leaving on the adventure and make a map with your family on where you will venture.
  • Bring a pen or pencil so you can sign the log in each geocache found.

This really is a fun way to get out and have some treasure hunting fun with the family! I think it is fun for all ages, and once you find that first cache? You just want to keep going to find your next geocache that is mapped out for your family adventure!


Happy 13th – She’s a Teenager Now – My First Born

Happy 13th Birthday today to my first born child. My first experiment in parenting gone right!

MOther and Daughter

This girl is a straight A, intelligent, witty and hilarious young lady who is now a teenager.

Mother and Daughter at Photo Booth

Every moment I get to have with my sweet daughter is a memory kept in the  memory bank, she is my sunshine and lights up the family in so many ways!

I look forward to seeing where 13 leads us, but first? We get a day all about her on the next weekend she is home with me, so that she can just enjoy a day being 13 without her having to think about siblings!


Cheers to my beautiful daughter, who’s beauty is found within as well as outside!


I am excited to announce a new venture, What is Well I am about to tell you …

Announcing Tendered.Io tenderedApp was a brilliant idea that the man in my life came up with, and he hit the nail on the head with something I totally am excited to be a part in sharing with the world!

Think people helping people, but more … is currently in the launching stages of the application, but it is going to be amazingly awesome! Just think, have you ever seen a friend on Facebook who is local to you and cooks amazing food, makes amazing DIY decor or has skills that you wish to use and would totally pay them for?

I know that I have a huge range of friends who are great at everything; from DIY decor to blogging to cleaning house and I would totally pay some of them to do things for me. The first idea that pops into my head with what I would use for would be: to hire someone local to me that posts amazing DIY decor for the holiday seasons. You see, I always want to decorate for the holidays but lack in the experience for DIY decor. I would totally be willing to pay a DIY decor friend a decent rate to create some items for me to spruce up the home during the holiday seasons.

What if you have a friend who makes amazing food and you are about to have a date night? Or a girls night in? Maybe a guy’s night in? Well what would happen if, using, you could essentially pitch your friend a price for the service of cooking for your special event all in a couple of clicks? Then your friend would receive a text message to confirm or decline your request to pay them for services?

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