Sacrifices of Love: A Mother’s Love

Perhaps one day, they’ll understand all the sacrifices she gladly made out of love for them. -John Mark Green

I read this quote while searching online about “inspirational mom quotes” and it hit me like a ton of bricks. When I was little, I always wished my mom and I would do “girlie” things like have tea parties, go shopping, get manicures and pedicures. Those things never happened. It wasn’t because I didn’t have a mom. I did! And she was such a hard working woman but she wasn’t always there. She was always working. Everything she did she did for us. But she wasn’t “there.” I didn’t understand the depth of a mother’s love.

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Why I Became a PTA Dropout: My Decision to Homeschool

When I used teach first grade, I remember how our school had an amazing PTA! They supported the teachers and their classrooms by volunteering, planning parties and fundraisers for the school and were so involved. I dreamed of doing the same for my own child’s class when he or she would be school aged. BUT that was before I actually had kids.

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I’m not knocking public education or PTAs at all! I know some amazing teachers and schools who go above and beyond for their students. I know teachers who are so passionate and have made a huge difference in the lives of their students. BUT I decided to become a PTA dropout! View Post


From Stay-At-Home Mom to Slay-At-Home Mommy Blogger

Last week, I wrote a post about why I left my job as a teacher to become a stay-at-home mom. Well today I wanted to share with you how I became a “slay-at-home” mommy blogger. Ok, maybe not quite SLAYING as much as I want to but the other day one of my mommy blogger friends described me as “slaying” so I’m OWNING IT!

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I wanted to answer some frequently asked questions about becoming a mommy blogger, things I’ve learned and how you can do it too if you want to! DISCLAIMER: IT’S NOT THAT EASY!!! What I mean by that is, it is time consuming! You know how you see all these mommy bloggers on Instagram with perfect looking houses and pictures? Well, it’s not something that happens with the snap of a finger. You might say, why all the staging? Well, I’ll go into that later too. View Post


Holiday Glamour With Janie and Jack

One of the things I love about the holidays are the beautiful and festive holiday kids clothes! I’ve always been a fan of Janie and Jack’s gorgeous dresses because they are absolutely stunning and so well made. They make the most amazing luxury kids clothes! They are timeless, classic and bring the right amount of glamour to your child’s wardrobe. Janie and Jack Girls Dresses Kids Fashion Mommy and meJanie and Jack sent over this beautiful dress, matching shrug, purse and shoes. Being huge fans of their clothing, we already owned this crown and it was the perfect touch to A’s holiday outfit! Thank you Janie and Jack for your generosity and as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. View Post

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