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Weekly Diary: It Was Quiet Around Here Last Week, With Good Reason!

family

I decided once a week it would be fun to do a weekly diary, probably on the weekends, sharing all that happened through the week with our fun family. The posts may have photos and video, and they may have just words (like this post). It's just a fun little way to give you some insight into our Read More »»

Kidbox: A Fashion Box For Kids That Teaches Social Good

7 for all mankind dress

  Fashion meets social good; that's what you get when you order from Kidbox! My daughter, like me, loves fashion. It can get a little costly when she wants some of those brands like 7 For All Mankind, Diesel, POLO, and more. I can easily spend $200 on 4-5 articles of clothing, Read More »»

An Open Letter To Laughing Chewbacca Lady

Laughing Chewbacca Lady

Last week a Facebook video went viral, and it truly brought a tear to my eye, from laughing so hard my stomach hurt. If you haven't seen Laughing Chewbacca Lady then you need to take a moment to watch this video: As I watched this mother experience sheer joy over something so very simple, I Read More »»

In The Blink of An Eye

Kids

That's my daughter, the only girl and the baby of the family. In less than a week, the school year will end, and that will be it. I will have no more elementary schoolers. Tonight we go to her 6th-grade orientation, and it is just one step closer to her being an official middle schooler. Then I Read More »»

10 Outrageous Cake Ideas For Your Next Birthday Party

Cakes

I am an over-achiever (at least in my mind), I have grand ideas for what I want to do for my kids parties. The decor, the games, and of course, the cake! I can always picture the cake I want to create and I have these huge plans. In fact, I've done some fun cakes for my mom's birthday! So, I always Read More »»

What I Want My Kids To Know About Sex

Sex Talk With Kids

Sex...talking about it with kids is something that I never thought about having to do, well,  until I had kids. Sex Talk With Kids....in the past it would make me want to run for the hills. I mean, as a parent, you think you have all the time in the world to broach the subject, until you don't. You Read More »»

Colorful Spring Fashions For Kids From Crazy 8

Girls Spring Fashion

Spring is here which means it's time to pull out the fun fashions and bright colors. Crazy 8 has all the spring fashion for kids you could want. We were thrilled when they reached out to us to try some of their pieces to show how we mixed and matched and what we paired the different accessories Read More »»

Seeing Myself Through My Daughter’s Eyes, Taking Back My Confidence For Her Future Self

My Daughter

I was sitting in the living room, talking with my beautiful not-so-little girl when she said something to the effect of her belly being fat and gross. I stopped and instantly told her how wrong she was, that she was perfect, beautiful, and her body was just the way God created it. That she needs to Read More »»

To My Kids, You Are Loved

Coffee-for-Your-Heart-150

I came across Holly Gerth's site and loved her Coffee For Your Heart series.  It's a weekly prompt and just a great way to pour your thoughts and heart out, and that's what I am going to do today.  I hope to be able to join in weekly, but I knew I wanted to join in this week because the prompt was Read More »»

Cruise Away On The Carnival Sunshine! @CarnivalCruise @CarnivalPR #Travel #TonisTravels

Carnival Cruise Line

No, I was not at a waterpark when I took the above photo. Well maybe it is a water park, but it's a water park that moves!  This was aboard the newly remodeled Carnival Sunshine.  Back in April, I had the chance to attend a 3 day/2night cruise, as part of a media event.  It was my first time ever on Read More »»

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