Miss Livy Spends Most of a Day with her Auny

Yes, I spelled that correctly, Auny. The name that my niece Livy has given me is Auny, not Auntie, not Tee Tee as she had once started to say. I am now Auny. And I love it! One day I got a chance to take Livy for most of an afternoon back to my home so that her Mommy (my sister) could catch a break to clean house, relax and get whatever done she wanted to get done. Honestly, she should just sleep when she gets that time, but she had stuff to do and so I was very happy […]

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Let’s Give this Dress Idea a Try

I happened upon a rack at Ocean State Job Lot that held a bunch of cute dresses. Usually, as a woman with wide hips, it’s difficult for me to find a dress that suits my body type. I picked out two dresses, each I felt may end up looking odd on a girl with curves, but I actually adore this first dress I wore. Never mind my double chin, most of us who have given birth or not end up with one as we get older. I have learned to embrace this double chin even if I do hope it […]

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{Life as Auntie} A Night Babysitting Miss Olivia

If my sister had her way, she would be with her daughter 24/7 but she also knows the importance of finding a way to catch a break. As of late, my sister has had appointments and since I am the only one my niece knows beyond her parents; the babysitting is in my hands. I do not mind one bit. I absolutely love my niece and since my “baby” is now five years old, I welcome any chance to take my niece for a few hours or even overnight. This particular evening we babysat Miss Olivia for about four hours. […]

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StrongMoms® Empower <-- Isn't that The Truth! #StrongMomsEmpower

Being a parent is difficult but when you make certain decisions it can get more difficult, you see your elders and peers may feel they know best and wish to push that advice onto you as Gold rather than their opinion that can be politely declined. I have had my own Mom moments where I just felt as if I wasn’t good enough, my choices being made were not the right ones, heck I have questioned myself from time to time without listening to others who feel they know best. When trying to think of an example, all I can […]

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Sometimes Wednesday Late Afternoons Suck

Now I am a positive person and I have semi-thick skin when it comes to my kids and the things they do or say, however, on Wednesday when my four year old spends the morning with his Dad then goes to pre-k in the afternoons, I sometimes schedule work and meetings as it’s the only full day I get each week to put forth towards work. Working from home takes a lot of motivation, dedication and you have to give n take. That means, as much as I would love to be there when the K-man is dropped off to […]

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Walking Down Memory Lane with my Daughter

There is a new thing I have been doing with my daughter to help us have more mom/daughter time and that is each night not only do I continue with our normal bedtime routine we have that involves stories out of one of our Chicken Soup for the Soul books, bedtime kisses and a song sung to her, but now she gets 10-15 minutes of unlimited ramble/talk time. Having three kids, two of which being young boys that require a lot of my attention can make my oldest and only daughter feel as if she doesn’t ever get time with […]

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Mommy Workout Tips

Being a mother is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever been fortunate enough to have. Watching my son grow and blossom every day, teaching him how to be a man, and seeing pieces of myself emerge in his personality fills me with an indescribable joy, and satisfaction unlike anything I ever could have imagined prior to his birth. However, there are days when I yearn for the more carefree days of my youth, when I had unfettered freedom to do what I wanted, when I wanted. As a personal trainer, I have always valued the importance of a […]

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Featured Review: Honest Baby Tee Shirt

I was grateful to receive an Honest Baby tee shirt for Baby K. I have some video coverage of him wearing his cute shirt that says “I’m My Mom’s Job”, which I hope you will watch later on in this post. Honest Baby tee’s are just so cute and oh so true! There is one that says “Not sleeping through the night” and yes that would have been perfect for AJ when he was a baby. That boy never slept and still rarely does (we are working on figuring out why with a lot of testing), anyways, I just love […]

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You Have THREE Kids????!!!!

One thing that really bugs me is the response I get when I tell someone I have three kids, now normally people see me with the two boys – both are in diapers and they will be 3 and 1 in August – yes they are exactly 2 years and 6 days apart. I also have a daughter from a previous relationship who will be 7. Yet, no one gets why in the world we would have three children. I would quite honestly have MORE if I could, and if it was reasonable for our family, but just the three […]

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Sponsorship Request Please Read

As I surf the web and chat with my friends, I find that so many are seeking sponsorships for various conferences and bloggy get togethers, I thought I would get in on the requests … no I am not looking to go to any conferences at least not at this moment in time … I am seeking personal sponsorship, two sponsorships to be exact, that will better my home living and better my family. Warning: If you don’t have an open sense of humor you may not find this funny. Although I am not always a joking type of writer,  […]

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