3 Things To Tell Your Kids About Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to stick with Love, Martin Luther King Jr

  “Mom, who is Martin Luther King, Jr?”   No matter your age, sex, race, or nationality, it is important that we reflect on our historical happenings worldwide. So, how do you explain, to a child, that a man who practiced positivity and non-violence,was assassinated for doing so?  King is more than a holiday. Although […]

The Relationship Discussion That Nobody Wants To Talk About

Women giving supportive hug, Blue Shield of California Foundation

  I am working with Blue Shield of California Foundation on a sponsored campaign to spread awareness of an important issue that affects our community. How can we all #BeTheSolution?   What is it about taboo topics that people are afraid to talk about? Are we afraid to be judged? Do we want to keep […]

Style and Grace: Choose Eye Glasses That Compliment Your Personality

Kid little girl wearing large oversized  glasses, Flickr, Les DeFoor

  Got glasses?  If you or someone in your family has been prescribed to wear eye glasses, life is not over. “Will it be a little different wearing frames on my face all day?” Yes. “Will I look funny or be teased?” Maybe. Or maybe not… It’s not easy to find frames that fit your […]

The Last Thing You Think Your Kid Would Do…

boy cuts hair with moms razor

My son took a shower like he normally does before bed. It was a little longer than usual, but he’s no stranger to taking up all of the hot water.   I hear the water go off and see him whiz by to his bedroom. “Mom, can you come here for a second?” I walk to […]

Squeeze Breakfast In On The Go, Don’t Feel Guilty About It

Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats with fresh berries for breakfast

  I am exhausted. From the looks of it, she is too.   Since school has started, it has been, well, interesting. Adjusting to this new schedule has been hectic, it seems like we all have something happening all at once. As my kids are carted back and forth from school to sports, and from moms […]

Back To School Reading: Disney Junior’s Give A Book, Get A Book

Disney Junior

  Y’all remember when I told you all about my time at the Disney Social Media Moms conference? There were so many things that I got insight from, so much to see and do. It was an amazing experience, whether it’s Disney Parks, Disney Channel, or their animated films, or other media outlets, Disney always […]

5 Ways To Make Shopping Easier With Kids

Chievres Commissary ribbon cutting

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Sears. Wait till you read about this kid friendly, time saving shopping tip!     Got kids? Need to go shopping?   Shopping for clothing, groceries, appliances, and essentials is inevitable, but can be a challenge when you’ve got the kids in tow. Life waits […]

The #Ferguson Protest: What Am I Supposed To Tell My Son?

SWAT police and protestors come face to face in Ferguson, MO

If you knew nothing about the current situation in Ferguson, Missouri and I showed you this picture, what would you think it was from?     This photo looks like it’s a scene from the 1960′s. As most of us have already heard, this is happening NOW, in August of 2014, and it’s sickening. There […]

5 Ways To Save on Back-To-School Shopping for Clothes and Supplies

school supplies, flickr, stevendepolo

Prepare for the kids to go back to school on a budget, learn how to get all of the essentials without breaking the bank.       Back to school already?! YES! Walk through any store and you’ll see it, the school supplies have been out for a few weeks. I’m not ready for it. NOPE. […]

How To Talk To Your Kids About Stranger Danger

never talk to strangers

  I don’t know what hit me, but I found myself awake at 3:30am this morning just thinking. First it was about baseball, my son’s team is in the Pony World Series so we’re at the fields every day and it’s pretty exciting! With tons of other spectators, families, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents around, […]