4 Tech-free Quiet Time Activities for Your Kids

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As much as it's important to foster enthusiasm and energy in kids, the ability for them to have quiet time is important too. It helps them to learn to concentrate on a task and spend as much time thinking as talking. Plus, they learn that they can have fun without making lots of noise. And if that's not enough, it's a nice break for their parents too. It's all too easy to hand your toddler an iPad or put them in front of the TV when you want some peace and quiet. That's fine for small amounts of … [Read more...]

10 Things I’m Thankful for This Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We want to wish you all a very happy day with your loved ones. Whether we will be enjoying Thanksgiving with our loved ones or just with each other is yet to be determined, but we will be together and happy regardless. And I wish for you the same - health and happiness! As I sit back here this Thanksgiving morning, I am thinking of all of the many things that I am thankful for. Because there is truly so much to be thankful for! We have gone through so much … [Read more...]

The Ramblings of a Single Mom with a Sick Child

Ramblings of a Single Mom

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, possibly one of my favorite times of the year, but instead of being uber-excited for the day, I'm just exhausted and ready to pull my hair out. I'm exhausted and on edge...I mean, really on edge. Like if I watch one more episode of Doc McStuffins, I might just jump into the screen. Honestly, I can hear the theme song in my head right now, and the television isn't even on. Why, you might be asking? Because my son has been sick for almost a week now. His bout with … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday Tell-All Linky Party #5

Micah's 1st Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Are you ready to dig in tomorrow for Thanksgiving Day? I am! My lil man has been sick for the past couple of days, and I'm looking forward to him feeling better so we can enjoy Thanksgiving with our friends and family. And soon enough we'll be traveling to Florida for Christmas - which unbelievably is only a few short weeks away! Before we get to the party, check out these posts: Wake Up Wednesday Linky that we're both co-hosting with Sew Crafty Angel here. … [Read more...]

November Citrus Lane Subscription Box

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In case you've never heard about Citrus Lane, let me share some more information. Citrus Lane was developed by Mauria Finley as a way to help parents discover innovative products, share information, ask questions and find inspiration. Every product included has been recommended and reviewed by their advisory board and community.  Citrus Lane creates surprise packages for kids and their parents, sending an assortment of the best products–recommended by real moms and dads–right to your door each … [Read more...]

Wake Up Wednesday #44


Tweet #wakeupwednesdaylinky                Welcome to the 44th week of     Wake Up Wednesday "Linky"    ************************************************************   We are so excited to have you all party with us. Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party. Last week we had  410 awesome linkups!     Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us!  We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!    The hop is hosted and posted … [Read more...]

Planning for Holiday Shopping & Travel with my #IntelTablet

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#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Usually, we spend Christmas at home - just me and Micah. We spend the day eating a hefty breakfast, opening Christmas presents, playing with all the toys, and finally watching Holiday-themed movies and shows. This year will be a little different, though. We'll actually be spending Christmas in Florida with my mom - … [Read more...]

Turn It Up Tuesday #62 – The Thanksgiving Edition


Thanksgiving is right around the corner! And we're definitely celebrating this week on Turn It Up Tuesday! Share all of your amazing Thanksgiving, Fall, and all around Holidays posts here this week! Our hosts and guest hosts will be selecting their favorites, and 4 posts will win Best of the Best!!! Welcome to the 62nd week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We're so happy to have you here this week - and thanks for the amazing posts last week! There were so many great posts to choose from! And we had … [Read more...]

Tips For Becoming a Successful Single Parent {Guest Post}


This article has been submitted by the team at Galbraith Family Law - Divorce Lawyers located in Barrie, Orillia and Newmarket. As a single parent, you may find yourself struggling to meet your many responsibilities. But, by learning from strategies crafted by others who have been in your position and seen it all, your position, you can achieve a life of enjoyment and fulfillment for both you and your children. It may seem tough and at times you may worry for your child's future but there is … [Read more...]

Meandering Mondays #74

Meandering Monday

Welcome one and all to This Momma's Meandering Mondays 74 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us! We are so thankful to have you with us! Turkey day is just a few days away. Are you ready for the Holiday season? Is anyone planning Black Friday shopping trips? I would love to hear from you in the comments! Well...I am sure that there will be some amazing Holiday posts that you will be able to share...I could definitely use a few craft ideas … [Read more...]

The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm {Book Review}

The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm

**Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by Levar Burton & Susan Schaefer Bernardo, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.** Have you heard of LeVar Burton? I'm sure you have...because you've probably heard or seen Reading Rainbow at some point in your life. But have you also heard about Susan Schaefer Bernardo? You should, because I wrote a review for another one of her books - Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs - back in March for National … [Read more...]

Mommy, Where’s Your Meatball? A Tale About Testicles + Tips for Discussion

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Micah is completely fascinated with his body right now. At this point, he must have explored nook and cranny of his little body. There are times when he is quiet in another room, and I'll yell out to see what he's up to, only to have him run into my room pulling his underwear and his pants up. He was probably somewhere exploring his body. I can only imagine what I'll walk in on when he's a teenager. I'm all about being upfront and discussing everything with him.  We've had the talk already … [Read more...]