What Mom Really Wants for Her Birthday

Thank you to the various shops for the complimentary items.  As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. There comes a time when birthdays just aren’t the same as they once were… and that time is called motherhood. Let’s face it. Nobody else is scouring Pinterest to plan the perfect birthday bash for us. Oh no. We sure …

8 Must-Haves for the Ultimate Girl’s Trip (For Moms!)

Thank you to the following restaurants, World of Coca-Cola, and the various shops for the complimentary meals, tickets, and items.  As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. When you’re a mom, getting away with girlfriends is a rarity. But recently I packed a bag and headed to spend time with a few of my fabulous blogger friends …

21 Items You Need to Pack for Your Next Cruise

Thank you to the following shops/brands and Royal Caribbean for the items mentioned in this post.  As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Ten years ago, I said “I do” and was whisked away on my very first cruise experience with my husband for our honeymoon. We cruised with Royal Caribbean to the Bahamas and had the …

Best Places to Eat in Atlanta

Thank you to the following restaurants for the complimentary meals.  As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. What’s the best part of any vacation? The food. Obviously. Whether you are planning a romantic get-a-way for you and your love or you are off to unwind with your best gal pals, I have found a few of the …

How to Learn to Love the Kitchen When You Hate to Cook

I received the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. If you haven’t figured it out yet, you won’t find many recipes here… because I HATE to cook. If I had a choice between preparing a meal (shopping for ingredients, prepping, and cooking) or jury duty, I’d probably …

Love Him Anyway—Book Review & Giveaway

I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher for use in my review.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own. As a mother of three precious children, I could not imagine any of my kids facing terminal illnesses or being permanently confined by physical handicaps. Any mother would be distraught having to watch her babes undergo such hardship. …

Valentine’s Day Style Tips For the Fashion-Challenged Mama

Thank you Crazy 8 for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I envy moms with fashion sense… the ones who piece together intricate details of colors and fabrics with striking accessories and to-die-for shoes. Every time I go out and see that mom with those fashionable kids strutting their name-brand tushies like tiny runway …

3 Hard Truths I Will Teach My Children About Love

After months of listening, processing, and taking into account all of the hurt, excitement, and confusion that friends and strangers alike expressed over our country’s recent election, I finally broke my silence and shared my feelings and thoughts on the matter here on my blog: “When Love and Tolerance Become Hate Behind a Mask.” The overwhelming theme of this recent post …

When Appreciating Your Husband Takes Too Much Time

I never would have thought that time would be my worst enemy. Oh, I’ve heard the numerous warnings from moms and grandmas who have gone before me. “Don’t blink,” they said. “Cherish each moment,” they gently reminded. But did I realize how devious this thief posing as time would actually be? No. As a mom, I am pulled in about …