derma e Green Beauty Giveaway

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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...]

What The Pictures Didn’t Show at #BeachesMoms


I keep thinking about how we only capture these curated moments on our visual social media. I’d never take a picture of my hair kind-of off kilter. I’d at least try and fix it with a headband. Lately, I realized that my media feed has been lacking because I’ve had more not-so-hot days than "look at me, I’m perfect" days. Today in particular was a horrible, no-good, very-bad day for me with regard to work. I haven’t posted about it but I started a new contract that has kept me beyond busy (which … [Read more...]

#GIMMEFIVE – 5 Tips for Attending the White House #EasterEggRoll

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Now that you have the hottest ticket for Easter, The White House Easter Egg Roll, it’s time to get serious about your plan of action.  I remember when we went I had so many questions about what to wear, what to bring, what to do...Here’s my list of tips for attending. Dress like you’re going to a huge outdoor festival. You are going the most popular house in the world but I hate to remind you, you’re going to be outside on the lawn. Leave the Sunday best at home and dress a little more … [Read more...]

It’s All in the Details: Dead Wake By Erik Larson Book Review


This post was inspired by Dead Wake by Erik Larson, a thrilling account of Lusitania’s last voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and the U-boat that attacked it. Join From Left to Write on March 26th as we discuss Dead Wake. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes. I never thought that reading a non-fiction historical book would make me fall in love with reading and being nosy again. But that’s exactly what happened when I read Dead Wake. As a mom, I don’t have tons of … [Read more...]

Lessons from Thrive by Arianna Huffington


As part of the Left to Write Book Club, we’re reading the book Thrive by Arianna Huffington. I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time, even more so once I heard her speak at BlogHer14. I feel like it’s really speaking to me at this point in time because I want to be great in everything I do. I recognize that it’s not going to happen without some changes though. I’m always trying to remember how to balance and prioritize what really matters. If I was honest, my list should read God, self, … [Read more...]

The No More Excuses Diet Book: Fatshaming or Tough-Love Motivation?


My personal theme for this year is Make It Happen. I haven’t done everything that I’ve wanted to do but I am making some changes and things are surely happening in my house. Of course, weight loss is on that list so when I was offered the chance to review The No More Excuses Diet by Maria Kang as part of the From Left to Write virtual book club, I did it right away. Like my wordplay there? Maria Kang might be best known as the mom that people loved to hate last year because of her post on … [Read more...]