One Must Do to Create a LifeLong Memory at End of the Year Awards Ceremonies

One Must Do to Create a Lifelong Memory

Picture this scene It’s the last day of school and after the short end of the year awards ceremony, 20 first-graders are in their classroom, taking pictures with the teacher and introducing their extended families to their friends. Not 6 feet from where the line is gathering for pictures with the teacher, there’s a little girl with tears streaming down her face with the ugly cry. I immediately got why she was crying. There was no one there to take her picture or introduce to her friends. What … [Read more...]

The Mapmaker’s Children Book Review – #FromLefttoWrite


I am appreciating my participation in the From Left to Write book club so much! It’s really helping me to expand my reading list. My most recent selection, The Mapmaker’s Children, is no exception. When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Why Lego is the Perfect Toy for Your Family – #KeepBuilding

A few of the ways we love Lego.

My boys are true thinkers and builders so I was only too happy to see Lego at the Mom 2.0 Summit as a sponsor. My son was even more excited than I was when I read them off and the first thing he said when I came home was “Hi, Do you have my Legos?” I was looking for a more loving welcome home but I guess I should understand, we are a Lego Loving family. Here is the story of how we became such Lego lovers and four reasons why Legos are the perfect toy for your family. We are second generation … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gifts That Give Hope – Heart of Haiti

Macys Heart of Haiti Gifts that Give Hope

  Shopping for my mother on Mother’s Day can be a challenge because I want to give a gift that is meaningful and memorable. I want this gift to be an expression of my love for my mother. My giving this Heart of Haiti Soapstone Heart Box with Gold Leafing to my mother is actually a special gift to myself to as well because it’s a gift that provides hope. The Soapstone Heart comes from the Macy’s Gifts that Give Hope collection. Even before the 2010 earthquake, Haiti was the … [Read more...]

Why I Blog – From Spinster to Mom 2.0 Summit


    I recently was given a copy of the new book Spinster by Kate Bolick as a member of the From Left to Write book club. I thought the topic was a really interesting one because I have more one friend who could be considered a “Spinster”, or at least what I would have considered a spinster. Bolick weaves her own coming into womanhood and what it means to be a spinster story based upon her experiences and her research of five literary figures who she defines as her “awakeners”, … [Read more...]

derma e Green Beauty Giveaway

derma e giveaway

I am not a beauty blogger but I do love to share products that I can honestly say I use and enjoy because I like to share information that you might find helpful as well.  It just so happens that one of these products is the derma e skincare line. I found these a few months ago at my local Sprouts grocery store because I was looking for something more natural to care for my skin. As a mom, I need products that are convenient, affordable and work and I've found that to be the case when use derma … [Read more...]

Don’t Let the Bed Bug Bite: SLEEP Well and #LearnWithOrkin

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When you travel does the thought of bed bugs or other hitchhiking pests scare you? Are you concerned that you might pick them up as you stay in hotels? For our family, this is a real concern because in any given month at least one of the adults and more than likely the whole family is staying in a hotel.  I was invited to an event at Orkin’s headquarters (which are located right here in Atlanta) to learn more about bugs and how to keep these critters out of our homes. I went expecting to ask … [Read more...]