How To Cook A Chicken In A Slow Cooker

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Before I got married, I never had cause to make a whole chicken. I’m a white meat gal, so boneless, skinless chicken breast was an easy way to get my protein without having to deal with all of the parts that I wasn’t going to eat anyway. Now that I have a family of 3, […]

Life Is Blessed: A Haiku

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Life isn’t perfect But we’re breathing and alive For that we are blessed.

I’m Scared Of Your White Son


I have a confession to make. This is going to be hard because, in some ways I feel like a hypocrite for feeling this way and for holding it in for so long. Also? I know that feeling this way makes me no better than some of the folks I’ve called out and held accountable […]

Visit The Centurion Lounge by American Express

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for The Centurion Lounge. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As a frequent traveler, I’m always looking for ways to make traveling more comfortable. I love leaving out of SFO (San Francisco) because there’s a great yoga lounge […]

Moms Need Showers

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Showers have always been my happy place. Everything about the warm water running down my body helps me to center, focus, and find a few minutes of peace no matter what’s going on. Back when Ayva was just a baby and I was a single mom with little free time, I’d pull her high chair […]

Keep Your Family Connected With Life360

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I’m excited to partner with Life360 for a series of posts on keeping your family connected! It seems like 2014¬†has flown by. In just a few days we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving, as well as the busiest traveling time of the year before we head into 2015. With most of my family across the country, and […]

This Year’s Top Creative Toys Chosen By Kids!

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I’m ¬†sharing the top toys Chosen By Kids with you as part of a sponsored campaign with Walmart! If I had to choose one word to describe Ayva, it would be creative. This little girl continuously amazes me with how clever and artistic she is. As her mom (and a former creative kid myself), I […]

The Best Tablet For Kids

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Vtech provided an InnoTab MAX for me to review, and is sponsoring the giveaway. Back in the day, a lot of folks felt like kids and technology didn’t go together. As each year passes, though, and we get deeper into the digital age, it’s apparent that children today need to have access to technology, and […]

The Most Important Sights Of The Season

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Last night, Ayva wrote a letter to her Christmas elf and asked him to come soon. I was so busy trying to finish up a deadline that I really didn’t even look up when she read the letter to me. After she had gone to bed, I picked up her note while tidying up. It […]

A Little Sour For My Sweet


Thanks to Haribo Sour Gold-Bears for sponsoring this treat for my sweetie! My husband isn’t a fan of a lot of sweets. He doesn’t like chocolate, could give or take ice cream, and really doesn’t like cake. The one thing that he does like, though, and could eat a boatload of, is sour, gummy candies. […]