Browns Canyon Rafting Trip

Encourage Kids to Do One Thing Every Day that Scares Them

One of the most important things I want to instill in my children is the love of the great outdoors. Luckily for me, living in Colorado that isn't too hard to accomplish. No matter what the season, there is always something to keep us motivated to head outside and play. This year, both kids finally reached the age to attempt white water rafting. I have always had a love for rafting, despite a … [Read more...]

Veterans Day My daddy Navy

Join BAND-AID Brand in Supporting Veterans and Team Red, White and Blue

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I have so many things that make me proud of my father.  He has been an amazing daddy, a wonderful provider for our family as we were growing up and now a devoted Papa to his six grand … [Read more...]

2014 Disneyland

Disney Social Media Moms Conference: My Feelings on Being Invited

Each year towards the beginning of the new year,  the buzz begins on social media about the Disney Social Media Moms Conference.  I remember hearing about it and thinking that could never be me.  I would tweet and follow the hashtag, but I never in my wildest dreams thought the day would come that I found the invite in my personal inbox. However, last year on March 5th, 2013 that "it could … [Read more...]

J&J Campaign Manifesto

Read My Johnson & Johnson “For All You Love” Moment.

Johnson & Johnson recently created a campaign called, "For all you love."  This campaign is designed to have people celebrate putting the needs of others first.  It also begs to question why we are willing to do just that for the people in our lives.  For me, it proves just how powerful love is! I remember the birth of my son like it was yesterday.  My husband and I went to the hospital … [Read more...]


Prevention of Accidental Medicine Poisoning Tips: My Story

Did you know that every 8 minutes a child is treated in an emergency room for accidental medicine poisoning?  That is a pretty scary statistic, especially if you have children of your own. In our home, we have always been so careful to keep medications out of the reach of our children.  We child-proofed cabinets and drawers before we even brought our babies home from the hospital.  When my … [Read more...]


What Makes My Mom Beautiful. #Giveaway

When you think about the important things your mom taught you growing up, what are some of the first things that come to mind?  For me, I don't have a lot of memories from when I was a small child, but I do remember the things that matter most. I can think back to my childhood and what I see is a mom that struggled with all the things that I now struggle with as a mom myself.  She wasn't … [Read more...]


Bullying: Make a Change One Child at a Time

Thanks to The Bully Project for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website to join the movement and learn more. Definition of Bully:   A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.  ( verb: Use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants. I am the mother to two … [Read more...]

True Beauty Comes from Within…Pass it on

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!  Who’s the fairest of them all? From a very young age, children are taught the importance of outer beauty.  If you look up the definition of “fairest”, you will find many different meanings, one of them being “beautiful, attractive”.  Of course, this is what the witch was wanting to know in the animated film Snow White;  Was she the most beautiful? … [Read more...]


Parenting Advice Worth Getting from my Mom

Who has given you the best parenting advice? Do you think you came into this world knowing everything there is to know about being a parent? I know in my personal life, my mother has had a lot to do with the type of parent I am today. I learned from my mother not only by her actions as my mom, but also by the advice she offered me throughout my life. It is hard to pinpoint one thing she said to … [Read more...]

A Gift of a Lifetime..

SWAGG is a free mobile app that lets you shop smarter using your mobile phone. Buy, send or swap SWAGG GIFTS and organize your old school plastic gift cards.For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) , up to $125,000.Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a pair of movie fans to the Sundance Film Festival! Download the … [Read more...]