The Graves Family #FloridaGatorAttack

Show Love not Judgement for the Graves Family

A vacation should be a time for families to connect with one another.  A time for joy and happiness that provides memories that will last a lifetime.  It should not be a time for tragedy like the one experienced in Florida by the Graves family. My heart breaks for this family and my prayers go out to them.  I am a mom and as a mom, I try to protect my children from harm.  Most people that know … [Read more...]

Viva, Cottonelle, Scott Products #Springcleaning

Tips for a Successful Annual Spring Clean!

This post is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood.  However, all writing and opinions are my own entirely. It's finally here....SPRING!  A beautiful time of year when everything around begins to come to life again.  It's also when I start to get the fever for a little annual spring cleaning.  Truly it is the one time of year when I get excited about decluttering and deep cleaning every … [Read more...]

Safe storage of marijuana #GoodtoKnow

Information that is #GoodToKnow about Retail Marijuana

This post is Sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. While it has been quite some time since I was a teenager, I definitely remember that time in my life.  Oh it had its enjoyable moments, my first kiss, the excitement of making a good grade and the feeling of being invincible. But overall it was a time of confusion, … [Read more...]

Kids picture #TheStorkOTC

Who Says the “Stork” Doesn’t Bring Babies?

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Stork OTC and The Motherhood. I received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. When couples begin planning a family it is one of the most exciting times of their lives.  However, what starts as something romantic and beautiful can all too often become a source of … [Read more...]

#GoodToKnow Retail Marijuana

Have you Talked to Your Teens About Legalized Marijuana? #GoodToKnow

This post is sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment." Living in Colorado means you get the most beautiful blue skies nearly every day, gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains and the best outdoor activities that are able to keep you busy year round. It also means that the topic of marijuana may need to come up with your children … [Read more...]

Hope for Education

He Named Me Malala, a Touching Story of Bravery and Strength

On October 9th the film, He Named Me Malala will be opening in theaters nationwide.  This inspiring story is about a girl who at a young age began fighting for the rights of girls to be allowed an education in Pakistan.  In fact, she became such a strong advocate to this cause, that the Taliban put a death threat against her life.   When she was only 14, a gunman entered the bus Malala was taking … [Read more...]

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...]

#Scleroderma Awareness Month

Pledge to Share About Scleroderma

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Scleroderma Awareness. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Words like breast cancer, mental illness, and heart disease are ones that strike up fear within most of us, and with good reason.   We hear about them often and realize the dangers and risks each of them can mean to our health.  The … [Read more...]

Lil Ann Flowers in the Yard #DNA test

5 Things Every Pet Owner Should Know

There is something about having a pet that makes me feel complete.  Perhaps it's because I have been a pet owner for as long as I can remember, but more likely it's because of how much a dog loves its owner.  There is something so comforting about knowing my pups will always be waiting at home by the door with a wag of their tail to greet me.  Unfortunately, I've learned through the years that … [Read more...]

7 Tips for #Craigslist

7 Helpful Tips for Using Craigslist Safely

Isn't it strange how terrible things happen everyday, yet somehow we become much more aware when things happen closer to our own backyard.  Craigslist has been in the news on many occasions for occurrences that never should have happened.  Yet the most recent to make the news took place here in Colorado, making it seem more real and possible than before. I use Craigslist often, especially … [Read more...]