#30DaysofTeal day 2


#30DaysofTeal This month is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. We are supporting awareness and raising money through #30DaysofTeal. Join us on Facebook and Instagram.   What is #30DaysofTeal? For the entire month of September, we challenge you to wear something Teal every single day. It might be nail wraps or nail polish, earrings, a necklace, clothing, hair […]

New podcast series – #thingsthatmatter

things that matter

There are so many things that matter in this world – I just want to talk about them all! So, I’ve started a new podcast series, and I want to have deep, real, meaningful conversations. This month we’ll be talking about Ovarian Cancer Awareness and our 30 Days of Teal project, (because September is Ovarian […]

Positive energy leads to positive results


I saw a funny quote the other day. One of my friend’s posted on Facebook, “I’m sorry Nike, today I just can’t do it.” I laughed, I commiserated, and thought, yep, we all have days like that. I have been thinking a lot about attitude lately. I am guilty of spending a good bit of time on […]

Who would you turn to if your child was born with a rare condition?

Christy's Courage

When Christy Cook was born, 50 years ago, her esophagus was not connected properly to her stomach. She had to have 22 surgeries to get everything right! She was 4 years old when she was finally able to eat food like other kids her age! The condition she suffered from is called Esophageal Atresia (EA/TEF), […]

Get ready for boob fest – it’s World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week In August 2013, I wrote a post about breastfeeding for the site Mommifried. I’m sharing it here today in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. The Truth About Breastfeeding, originally posted on Mommifried. As we launch into World Breastfeeding Week, expect the Internet and social media sites to be filled with images of mothers […]

The Terrible, No Good, Rotten First Day of Kindergarten


It’s about time for school to start again, and I’m reminiscent of my son’s first very-bad-day of Kindergarten. The Terrible, No Good Rotten first day of Kindergarten. He never wanted to go back… thankfully that changed eventually. Jelly Bean, the five-year-old, starts Kindergarten this year. Here’s hoping I don’t have to write another post! Here’s […]

Sometimes it’s easier to care about a lion #JusticeForCecil


#JusticeForCecil If you haven’t seen the Facebook posts about Cecil, the 13 year-old lion allegedly killed by a dentist from the United States, either you’re lucky enough to not be entrenched in social media, or you haven’t been looking. I saw two trends. The first was a broad sharing of the posts about this lion’s tragic […]