To Be Greater

It's that time of year again! Backpacks were stuffed, hair was straightened, outfits were selected (and changed, and selected again), cinnamon rolls were devoured (with fried eggs. I promise I did not send them to school on sugar with no protein!), signs were made at the very.last.minute, and pictures were taken. Some good pictures, even! I won't lie, I teared up … [Read more...]

Mercy Me, It’s STILL Christmas

Yep. I'm that girl. It's still Christmas. The tenth day, in fact. Well, I'm not exactly that girl, but I posted to Instagram yesterday: "We are in a play LATE, go to bed LATE, get up LATE, snuggle LATE habit. I'm loving every minute, but Monday morning is gonna hurt!" Eh, we'll adjust. It's still Christmas! Yes, our tree is still up. (Still standing, even!) Yes, I ate … [Read more...]

Get Out and Play!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Just yesterday I received this text from a friend: "And summer has arrived!!! The boys racing to the pool. (They were too fast for me to snap a picture!) The junior high girls casually walking strutting their shades! Aren't we lucky to live in this small town." Yes! Yes, … [Read more...]

My Mom Uniform {And a Giveaway!}

"Here, mom. I'll take your picture for you." Such great help, he is. ;) So, I've read a lot of blog posts over the last several years about how important it is to "dress for success," even as a mom at home. That dressing for the day is a large step toward productivity and treating your at home job (whatever that may be) as a job. And I just can't do it. (Honestly, … [Read more...]

Capturing Memories from Bump to Baby Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Similac® StrongMoms® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My friend Connie had me simultaneously giggling and cringing this morning. I was a Creative Memories Consultant when our first baby was born. (Oh, the irony.) She has 3 full-size (12x12) baby books, complete with brightly colored calender pages noting important … [Read more...]