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...]

#Disneyside party

Everyone Has a #Disneyside, What’s Yours?

The spirit of Disney is one that can be celebrated in so many different ways.  Regardless of age or gender, Disney helps to bring a smile to people's faces that is contagious. That's why when being asked to share my "Disneyside" with you, I found myself inspired to truly figure out what it is about Disney that brings so many of us so much joy.   Afterall, Disney movies are the first ones my … [Read more...]

Black or White Kevin Costner

Black or White starring Kevin Costner in Theaters January 30th

If you chat with me on Facebook, then you have probably heard me say how much I adore Kevin Costner. He has always been one of my favorite male actors, especially in his sports roles, which he is known for.  Who didn't fall in love with him in shows like Field of Dreams or The Guardian? Tonight I am going to see a screening of Black or White which portrays Costner in a different type role.  I … [Read more...]

#unstoppablemoms 2014

Why Were You #UnstoppableMoms in 2014?

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. This year I have learned that being unstoppable starts at the beginning of each day.  From the moment my feet hit the floor I have to be ready to go.  I … [Read more...]