Before I Die: 5 Lessons About Living Life To The Fullest

Before I Die: 5 Lessons About Living Life To The Fullest

I first learned of the Before I Die project when one of my close friends wrote a blog about participating in a workshop inspired by the project. The project was created when Candy Chang, an artist who had lost someone she loved, painted the sentence, “Before I die I want to______” in chalkboard paint on an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighborhood. The next day, the wall was full of personal aspirations and reflections from those that had picked up a piece of chalk to share a piece of themselves in a public space. Continue reading

What To Do When Another Kid Calls Your Daughter A B?@#CH

What To Do When Another Kid Calls Your Daughter A B?@#CH

Journey came home from school last week and told me that a boy called her a “bitch” on the school bus. While this wasn’t the first time she had heard the word (that was on the playground!), it was definitely the first time she had been called one.

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10 Things You Should Keep In Your Car During Winter

10 Things To Keep In Your Car During Winter

There are so many things that can go wrong while driving in the winter. Icy roads and snowy conditions increase the chances of you having an accident or getting stuck in your car. With record snowfall and freezing temperatures across the country, here are 10 things to keep in your car during winter to survive a roadside emergency: Continue reading

Birthday Party: Put A Spin On Your Princess Party & Host A Royal Celebration

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It’s been almost 3 years and I can’t believe I’m just posting this party!  Every girl wants a princess party and this was Journey’s biggest bash to date.  It was one of the best (and hardest) parties I’ve ever planned because it was the first time that I attempted to make so many of the decorations.  It took me months to finish it all, but everything turned out fabulous! Continue reading

7 Ideas For Hot Valentine’s Dates At Home

7 Ideas For Hot Valentine's Day Date At Home

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is the busiest night of the year for restaurants? That means if you haven’t made a reservation by now, you’ll either be eating a blue light special at 3pm or with the hipsters at 10pm. Why not ditch the crowd altogether and get things cooking at home with one of these date night ideas. Combine a few of them and have even more fun! Continue reading

Supporting Dreams and Losing Sleep

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After watching countless kid videos on YouTube, Journey decided she wanted to start her own series. Naturally, I was on board. I loved the idea of her living her own dream instead of watching other people live theirs. Of course this meant adding producing and editing a weekly video to my list of things to do. Oh…and did I mention that I don’t even know how to edit video? Continue reading

Mini Heart Shaped Apple Pies

Mini Heart Shaped Apple Pies

We made a bunch of sweet treats for Journey’s Valentine’s Day Crafternoon including these adorable mini heart shaped apple pies.

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Host A Valentine’s Day Crafternoon

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost Valentine’s Day already! Rather than send your kids to schools armed with pre-printed cards for classmates, why not let them make their own? Or better yet, invite a few friends over and host a Valentine’s Day Crafternoon. Continue reading

13 Tips To Help You Beat The Winter Blues

13 Tips To Help You Beat The Winter Blues

For me, the sadness starts in August. As soon as the kids go back to school, I start to feel cold air on my neck. I know winter is just around the corner. Football season starts. The days get shorter. The wind blows colder. I get depressed.  I have the winter blues. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Gift Ideas For Him

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Him

Deciding what to give him for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Here are a 10 gift ideas that will make the man in your life love you even more. Continue reading