• Love Your Friends,  Love Yourself

    The Hate U Give

    I used to read at least a book a week before we had kids. Now I’m lucky if I get 5 in a year. With any free time I get I always feel like there are so many other things I should be doing, and by the time I even think of reading I’m too tired. BUT that’s all changing. I’m making time because I truly enjoy reading, and I’m trying to so something I love at least 15 minutes a day. Its good for you as a person to do something you love….. It’s truly amazing how authors can take you on this journey that allows you to totally…

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    Radiate Positivity

    Radiate positivity … emit optimism… be kind. I LOVE this y’all! I’m a pretty positive person … seriously you can ask anyone that knows me. I generally have a smile on my face, always say hi to people (even those I don’t know), and try to see the good in all situations. I’m the kind of person who likes to hold the door for strangers, who allows traffic to move into my lane even when it’s crazy, and who has bought items for people in need because it breaks my heart. I like to make others smile; I guess I have quite a bit of empathy for others around me.…

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    The Royal Wedding’s Got Me Like …

    The royal wedding’s got me like …. ahhhh …. amazing …. speechless …. emotional …. reminiscent …. happy. This past Saturday was the famous royal wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle. I’ve watched Suits for years so I knew who Meghan was before she started dating bad boy charmer Prince Harry. I’m sorry, I don’t care who you are and what you say, their love story is a fairy tale! If you look at each of their lives separately, it’s like they were seriously made for one another. At 11 years old Meghan stood for equality for women, she’s done some amazing things in Africa being an ambassador…

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    Appreciating Teachers

    With this past Wednesday being Teacher Appreciation Day and the school year coming to an end, the conversation of teacher’s gifts came up at our Mom group this past week. We got to talking about ideas on what to get, so I thought I’d come up with a few for those of you out there that don’t have any ideas on what to do. I’m not saying you have to get your child’s teacher a gift. I know parents spend a lot of money on things for school as it is. It doesn’t have to be anything big, just a thoughtful gesture is all teacher’s want. Trust me, they truly…

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    The Unexpected Blessing That Came From Becoming a Mom

    Y’all … Yesterday I posted about being an unexpected friend. And low and behold something unexpected happened to me .. again. My girls and I attended our weekly mommy group yesterday morning, and one of the moms was so terribly sweet and thoughtful that she got all of us mother’s day gifts. I mean seriously, it was the sweetest thing ever. This group of moms has been such a blessing to my life. We get to get together, sip coffee, talk about adult things .. or kid things, and watch our little ones play together. My friendships with these ladies have grown over the years, and without having our little…

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    Be the Unexpected Friend

    Have you ever just had one of those weeks (or months!) where things are crazy hectic, the kids are sick, you have a million and one things to get done, and are just kind of blah? Well I have .. and recently. My two little girls have been sick off and on since December … it’s been a rough couple of months at our house! The girls had finally been feeling better, but then we got hit again over Easter! When our girls are sick (especially our two year old) she constantly wants to be held and have me next to her, which means the household chores and every day…