virgin mojito mock-jito blueberry sparkling

Refreshing Sparkling Blueberry Mock-jito

I feel like this has been one of the hottest summers we’ve had in a while here. We don’t even want to go to the pool because the water gets so hot during the middle of the day. It’s safe to say, we are drinking a lot of water, but we sometimes want something with…

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Granting myself grace

Granting Myself Grace

One of the times I saw a therapist, she had me focus on “I statements.” How I felt. What I thought. Because those were the only things I had a say in. There are other people and other parents that will always be on the lookout. They are looking for me to slip up, make…

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Why you should use telemedicine services for non-emergencies

I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. Going to the doctor with most insurance (or no insurance) these days is getting more and more expensive. And, I feel like you end up waiting far too long to see the doctor….

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Mommy and Me Monday at Target

Finding teal at Target | Mommy and Me Monday | 284th ed

My girls are not summer-sleeper-inners. Like not at all. Even when they had a camp they needed to be at at 7:45am dressed, sunscreened, lunch packed and breakfast consumed.  Needless to say, we can accomplish a lot before 9am!  Early one morning, we headed off to Target to get some household items before heading to…

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HOME Activity Sheets | HOME Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway

We missed the local screening for HOME and haven’t yet been to the theater to see it. Fortunately, it’s now own on Blu-Ray and DVD on July 28th! We can wait a few more days! I’ve heard it’s super cute and that the kids love it, so I’m sharing here, too! You can scroll down…

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Taking sun protection seriously

Do You Dare To Share? With Prizes

The fine people at We Dare You to Share have asked me to share this campaign with you. All thoughts are my own. Being healthy takes a little effort and small steps everyday. You have to keep at it and make that effort, but it’s not impossible. You know, apparently, I like taking that effort to…

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Dragons Race to the Edge on Netflix

Dragons: Race to the Edge are Streaming on Netflix

The girls are big How to Train Your Dragon fans. Honestly, I was surprised they are so into it. I don’t know why, but I was. But, after seeing them watch it and talk about it, I get it. In addition to the movies, you can now catch Hiccup and Toothless, from the How to…

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Mommy and Me Monday Giving Back

Giving Back | Mommy and Me Monday | 283rd ed

School starts in just two weeks. And, yes, I’m one of those moms that gets a little excited about the kiddos heading back to school and to their routine. But, we’ll take our last two weeks in stride! One thing that we don’t have to think about though is food. Our girls do not go…

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Tips for an easy and perfect summer date night in

It’s important for spouses to go on dates. But, with four kids at home and no family close by, it’s also super duper expensive. A sitter will cost us at least $50 for an evening out. Then adding to that the cost of the actual date, and it adds up. It’s safe to say we…

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Raise a hand for teachers

Raise A Hand For Teachers

We are less than a month away from going back to school! I know, some of you just got out and we we are with our summer almost over and packing up the school supplies.  Teachers go back even sooner and have even less summer with their own children. To say that they are generous…

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Longest Ride Blu-ray™ and DVD Giveaway

The hubby and I have a date night planned for this weekend at home. We are big fans of the at home, on the couch, inexpensive food and drink dates! We are going to check out The Longest Ride. I haven’t read the book yet, so I’m going off of the synopsis of the movie….

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Krystyn at Listen To Your Mother Atlanta

“No Name” My Listen To Your Mother Reading in Atlanta

One of my goals this year was to “put on my big girl panties” and put myself out there more, whether on stage, presenting or just posting more real and raw content. So when I saw that Listen to Your Mother was looking for people to audition, I jumped right in. Except, no, I didn’t….

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47 delicious peach recipes

47 Delicious Peach Recipes for the Entire Day

Peaches are everywhere! You can get them for super cheap and they taste amazing! Here in Georgia, you can even buy them on the side of the street! They are about to really hit their peak, too. Growing up, we had a peach tree in our backyard. We had so many peaches. And all I…

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Frozen Peach Moscato

Frozen Peach Moscato

This is the most recent picture of my sister and me. And it’s often how you will find us. With at least one kid attached to us, if not inside us. She’s pregnant in the picture and due very soon! In fact for at least the past 4 years, one of us, if not both of…

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Mommy and me monday

18 months | Mommy and Me Monday | 281st

After leaving B for the second time in a month for Mom 2.0, I was concerned she wasn’t going to want to nurse anymore. She already was refusing any form of my milk in any container, and when I returned, she didn’t want to nurse. (After missing a lot of the conference to pump, I…

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I’m Doing Something Huge!…will you support me?

Just a little over 6 weeks ago, my friend Rachel (she’s just set up a blog to follow her journey) found a lump in her breast and immediately went to the doctor. It took six weeks for the full diagnoses, tests and to get treatment started. Six weeks! And this is pretty normal!  Did I mention…

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having picnic lunches

Summer Happy!

We are already half way through our summer. School starts back so early this year. I mean, I have friends that just finished their school year and they aren’t even in year round schools. So, we’ve already done some “Summering.”  It’s good for me, pulling all of these up, because I feel like we haven’t done…

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My internship with the Chief Toxicologist for the Medical Examiner

In college, I thought I wanted to be a forensic chemist. Key word, thought. So, after hearing the Chief Toxicologist for the Medical Examiner’s Office for a neighboring county as a job fair or something similar, I approached him. I wanted to know with the summer coming up if there were any internship positions available…

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playing on the fountain

Saving on summer

When your vacations and adventures can take place on the drop of a hat, it’s best to be prepared for anything. There are many choices out there to find what you need but using the coupons and deals found on Groupon Coupons, you’ll keep more money in your wallet, ready for family fun. Groupon Coupons…

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Stop growing already

Up to my shoulders | Mommy and Me Monday | 280th ed

This weekend my oldest came up to me and gave me a hug. A just because hug. Which don’t seem to happen nearly as frequently anymore. Derailing for a second: I remember when I took her in for her 2 year check up, just days before she turned 2 and days before her sister was…

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Top Gun on Netflix

Movies for the 4th of July on Netflix

With the 4th of July in sight already (seriously, our summer is half way over already!!) I thought I would put together a list of movies to stream during the holiday weekend. Some oldies but goodies, some for the family and some for the grown-ups.  Forrest Gump If you can get through Forrest Gump without…

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