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Hoping that Sending My Son Away is the Right Decision 450

Hoping that Sending my Son Away is the Right Decision

Justifying my decisions is not my typical MO. I'm not one to grouse or complain about what I've done. I make a decision and move-on. But when it comes to my son, sometimes the decision is just one that I can't simply accept what I've done and march forward through my day with a smile. So, for now, I'm Hoping that Sending My Son Away is the Right Decision.It's not really super-easy being a mom. I think every mom can probably agree with me on this. But for some of us, either because we … [Read More...]

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Celebrating Holiday Traditions with New York Life

 The holiday season is quickly approaching and I always use this time to reflect on my past holidays and the things I am thankful for. It makes me realize that no matter how many bad days I have, I still have SO MUCH to be thankful for. As I've gotten older the holidays have changed for me but in a good way. I've carried over my family traditions and created new ones. My FAVORITE holiday tradition is baking cookies with my mom. Every year as we bake the cookies she tells the same … [Read More...]

Christmas Cupcakes

15 Easy Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Pinterest is filled with cupcake creations that are so "picture perfect." Well, most of us don't live in a picture perfect world or have the time to recreate those decorations. I've selected 15 cupcakes that even the average busy mom like me can create. I've even made a few myself. Which are your favorite?Grab some holiday M&Ms and some Rolos to make these adorable Christmas Ornament Cupcakes This little Reindeer is cute as a button, don't you think? This Wreath Cupcake is made with … [Read More...]

10 Allergy Hacks During Pregnancy 450

10 Allergy Hacks During Pregnancy

There's nothing I hate worse than sneezing. (Ok, I'll be honest, that annoying noise that Jim Carey makes in Dumb and Dumber is worse than sneezing...sorry--but it's the only thing!) And, for whatever reason, every change of the season, I get all sniffly, snuffly and sneezy. It's horrible. Except when I'm preggers--then it's horrible to the 10th degree! That's why this year, I'm prepared (because, yes, I'm preggers again, as you may have heard) and I've come up with 10 Allergy Hacks During … [Read More...]

From Mommy to mama To Mom

From Mommy to Mama to Mom

Last night my nine-year-old daughter walked up to me and said, "I love you, Mommy."Which meant she wanted something.It used to not be like that. My daughter's first word was Mommy, and she used it a lot."Mommy, can you pick me up?""Mommy, I can play with this toy?""Mommy, you are my favorite."I know for a lot of people, it can be a bit overwhelming to answer to a child's every call, but I never got tired of this when she was little. I was fortunate enough to stay home … [Read More...]

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RSVP for the #ThanksGiveItUp Twitter Party

Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do, and we’re excited to host a party about giving thanks and ways we can support Project Rebuild! On FRIDAY, November 21st at 1:00 pm ET, please join us for the #ThanksGiveItUp Twitter Party where we’ll be sharing ways to give thanks, share thanks, and giving you a chance to win prizes!I have learned over the years that life is too short and I should never take it for granted. Thankfully I have never known anyone personally that has died or … [Read More...]

essential oil beauty hacks

Essential Oil Beauty Hacks

I have recently gotten really into essential oils. The thing is, they're good for all sorts of things, and I love putting a couple of drops into sugar scrub or bath salts. But one of my favorite things to use essential oils in is my beauty regimen!It took a little while for me to figure out which oil does what, so that's why I put together this list of essential oil beauty hacks. Beauty Hacks Using Essential OilsChamomile Essential Oil: Chamomile helps calm the skin. It can soothe … [Read More...]