Motherly Advice from Post Grains Cereal Survey

Information I am about to share comes from the Post Great Grains Cereal Survey that was conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,000 nationally representative women ages 40+, between January 24th and January 31st, 2014, using an email invitation and an online survey. There are very few survey results that hit my inbox and make me say, “yes I must share that”. The line that grabbed me with the survey completed by Post Grains Cereal was this; 1 in 3 women believe the most important lesson about womanhood a mother can give is “Don’t let a man dictate your decisions,” followed […]

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Heart Warming Mother’s Day Gift from my Little Man

I just melted. That’s what this little child of mine always does to me, that’s what I blame on him getting away with things when he shouldn’t. My youngest is a little charmer, for sure. Today Mister K came home with this adorable Mother’s Day Card: 5 Reasons I love You Because you Let me Play Games Because we sign I Love You Because You Give Me Hugs Because you Give me Kisses Because you Cook Me Dinner Thank you K-man for the sweetest card ever! I love you Little Man.

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Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb

(This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.) Blurb wants to meet your favorite person and in turn you could win $2,500! All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win $2,500! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. With so many special people in your life (Hint: Mother’s […]

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And Then He Painted his Bike

During the school year I have a few mornings with just my youngest son because preschool is only four days a week for a couple of hours. Each morning after dropping off my older two kids I ask K-man what he would like to do this morning with me. This particular morning was like every other morning when he gets it in his head that we are going to paint, using his sisters acrylic paint. This is something that is messy when you use it as an adult, never mind when a four year old gets a hold of it. […]

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What a Beautiful Mother’s Day

To me, Mother’s Day is simply just another day. I celebrate being a Mom each and every waking moment. My kids have always and will always come first. I have that perfect balance of mom and friend with my children that allows for us all to be extremely close knit. I am proud to have three amazingly awesome, sweet and caring children who, even if they don’t always like my rules, love me and enjoy spending time together being silly, playing board games, coloring pictures and building with blocks. This particular Mother’s Day I didn’t have my children with me, […]

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Personalized Gifts for Valentine’s Day, Super Bowl and More

I am a sucker for M&M’s, aren’t you? I personally prefer their peanut M&M’s candy, slight crunch with the chocolate-ness yummies! As Valentine’s Day approaches and heck even the Super Bowl, it seems many may be looking for that special personalized gift idea. With a personalized package of M&M’s, your guests or loved one can enjoy their gift without having received something to collect dust on the shelf. While I understand the amazing love behind a personalized gift that you can cherish forever, I would much prefer a gift I can use, such as enjoying the flavor of M&M’s with […]

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The Somewhat Perfect Blend of Two Parents

Watching my children run around outdoors, chasing each other smiling, I see many personality traits in each child that reflect my own self. The leadership qualities of my oldest, the anxiety and sensitivity in my middle child, and the loud mouth three year old. Each of my children have some part of a personality characteristic that I can relate back to my own self either now or in the past as a young child. While watching my children and smiling at each recognition of my own self within them, I find myself wondering what parts of me are much like […]

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A bit of Mother’s Day History – Julia Ward Howe

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May and this is a day for lavishing your Mom with flowers, presents and luxurious treatment.  In history those who were more spiritual were more apt to celebrate and worship goddesses rather than mothers.  Egyptians used to celebrate once a year by worshiping the Goddess Isis, she was commonly referred to as the mother of the pharaohs. In the 1600’s England had a clerical decree that made it so that mother’s would be celebrated once a year, no longer would this annual celebration be the worship of goddess or other spiritual […]

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Get Ready to Party with YesVideo #YesMemory [spon]

I am getting ready to be part of a fun Twitter Party for Mother’s Day! Yes indeed on Thursday, April 5th at 9pm EST/8pm CST I will be tweeting it up with @yesvideo and the other attendees using the hashtag #YesMemory and we want you to join in the conversation! There will be a great door prize ready to be won, so head on over to YesVideo on Facebook to learn more about the party and jot down the time because we will be having a blast chit chatting on Twitter tonight! “This post was created in connection with my […]

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Love Conquers All

A mother wakes up to the sound of an alarm clock going beep beep beep at 6:47 in the morning.  This mothers eyes try to focus and she covers her ears because the beep beep beep sound is followed by boys downstairs yelling “mama” over and over again. This morning this mother simply doesn’t want to get out of the warmth surrounding her under the covers of her sleep number bed. This mother simply wants to stay in bed one more minute, but duty calls and she slowly climbs out of bed with her bare-feet hitting the cold hardwood floor, […]

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