Waking up to Thrive


I have always been the type of person who would prefer to sit on the couch instead of going outside. I have three very athletic sisters and then there is me, book nerd extraordinaire.  I became a stay at home mom last year in April after my daughter was born and I told everyone I would hate it.  I do hate it.  I miss having something to do.  At home with the kids I cant seem to make myself get up and be on a schedule. I sank into depression after my daughter was born.  I wasnt contributing to the household (in my mind) and I felt like a failure as a … [Read more...]

Global Perspective on Parenting with Mom Voyáge #MC #UrbiniBaby

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“I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” #UrbiniBaby I believe that having &  raising children is a wonderful occasion that no one should have to face alone.  That is why I am so glad that I grew up in the age of technology.  When my mom had all of us girls she had to rely on what she had been told when she was young and from her own experiences.  My father had their only car so she was stuck … [Read more...]

Let Cottonelle Freshen Up Your Bathroom Routine


This article is sponsored by Cottonelle but all opinions are my own.   We have had a long road with potty training and every since we started we've been on the look out for a toilet paper that is perfect for our family.  That means not just affordable but also soft and does a good job. There's nothing worse than a toddler running out of the bathroom proudly telling you he wiped. Or more scary.  Sadly that has happened several times. But on the other hand, at least he went to the potty and not in his training pants? Cottonelle CleanCare … [Read more...]

Sunoco Online Decal Hunt -Enter for a Chance to Win $1,500 in Sunoco Gas Gift Cards

I just became a part of the Sunoco Free Fuel 5000 Online Decal Hunt. Join the fun at FreeFuel5000.com/decal-hunt for your chance at $1,500 in Sunoco gift cards! It's the Free Fuel 5,000 Online Decal Hunt where anyone can win a grand prize of $1,500 in Sunoco Gas Gift Cards just by posting a decal online.  There are also more than fifty $10 Sunoco gas gift cards being given away daily as well! I love awesome giveaways and I love Sunoco.  We have several stores near my house and I stop by the one near my moms ever time I take her grocery … [Read more...]

Second Chance Bride Book Blast & Giveaway

After being jilted, practically at the altar, Genie Wainwright heads to Hawaii to escape the well-meant pity party her friends and family are bound to throw on her behalf. What she never expects is to find someone to help her mend her broken heart. Donnie Taylor, owner of the posh Sapphire Bay Resort, has no interest in marriage—until he meets an unforgettable guest at the hotel. What starts out as a kindhearted gesture brings Donnie something he never expects—love! Buy on: Amazon | B&N | iTunes (Preorder on Aug 15th)   About the … [Read more...]

Staying Healthy While Traveling

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The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. There is a popular misconception floating around that once you begin your vacation or travels it becomes impossible to stay healthy and eat well. It turns out that the opposite is true and if you can eat healthy and stay fit at home you will have no problem following the same lifestyle when you’re traveling. … [Read more...]

Jaded Release Day Event

New Release! To what lengths will a man go for the woman he loves? Reed Dartmouth will learn the answer to those questions time and time again throughout his relationship with Jade Montgomery. When he first meets her as a young, gentle boy the heartache from losing his mother only a year before is still fresh and painful. Jade is different from anyone else he’s ever met; tough, sassy, and even a bit cruel. But she’s also the same as he is: she knows what it’s like to lose a parent. Their friendship begins and a bond like no other is formed. … [Read more...]

Easy Savings with Walgreens Paperless Coupons


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias I am a homebody. I rarely go out because I like inviting people here.  I am also a huge dork with only like two friends so it is always such a surprise when someone invites me somewhere.  I mostly just sit home, write posts, and clip coupons especially the super awesome paperless coupons. I recently joined a Facebook group with other like minded moms and I adore them.  I went for a mall walking event with … [Read more...]