Tips for Successful Co-Parenting {Guest Post}

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Holly speaks about raising kids, organizing the home and saving money on her blog, Bonza Brats. She is a friend of this blog and loves to share insights about her love for family, children and homemaking. Divorce is hard as it is. Separating from your partner and completely starting over is one thing, while maintaining a relationship with a child is something else. When a marriage ends and divorce is the only way to go, co-parenting is an important issue that partners must discuss if … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Save For Your Child’s Enrollment {Guest Post}


Every August (or in some cases, September), you’ll get to hear all the footwear trekking their way across newly-waxed floors. It’s that time of year every parent needs to be prepared for. It’s a given that school is more than just footwear. Way more. Of course, you’ll want your kids to receive the best education there is, but the thing is, school fees could cost you a lot of money. Since that’s the case, you’ll need to have a budget as well as other ways in which you won’t be spending … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About Sex, and the Single Mom

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First and foremost, I don't talk about sex - it's just not one of those things that I share with the people around me, and I haven't really touched on it here on the blog at all. I'm going to try to break a record today and test how many times I can say sex in this post - I never talk about it. It's so incredibly weird, but I feel the desire to share today.   Sex is taboo...especially when it comes to the single mom. If she's having sex, it's expected that she beware so that she … [Read more...]

Wake Up Wednesday #39

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Tweet #wakeupwednesdaylinky                Welcome to the 39th 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  406 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 on these different blogs!  Your link will appear on the … [Read more...]

Turn It Up Tuesday #57


Welcome to the 57th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!!! We're so happy to have you here this week - and thanks for the amazing posts last week! Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time! Thanks … [Read more...]

The Mother of All Meltdowns Is Turning 1!!

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I love to celebrate my birthdays, but in recent years, my birthday has been trumped (gladly and willingly) by my son's birthday. I try to make his birthday as enjoyable as possible.  And the more friends that he makes each year, the bigger and better I'm sure his birthday will be. But this post isn't about his or my birthday, but the birthday of another "baby" in my life - The Mother of All Meltdowns. Crystal Ponti from Mommifried and Blue Lobster Book Co. was the inspiration and leader of this … [Read more...]

Phone Calls, Promises, and Popsicles – Oh My! How My Son Connects with His Daddy

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It's been about 5 months since we've seen Micah's father, and even longer since Micah has asked for him, so it was quite the surprise when Micah asked to speak to him the other day. We were just sitting around 2 weekends ago when Micah announced that he wanted to call his Daddy. Well, I wasn't going to turn him down because I never want to give him the impression that he couldn't call his father, so I made the call.  Micah only spoke to his father for a few minutes but the intent was clear - … [Read more...]

Meandering Mondays #69


Welcome one and all to This Momma's Meandering Mondays 69 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! Now...let's get the party started and come on in and join the fun by linking up your favorite posts! We had an absolutely awesome week last week! Share the fun and make some new friends, find a new yummy treat, or find a wonderful new craft idea to make. This is a great way to grow in your friendships! But … [Read more...]

Enjoy Some Fun Facts About Halloween


It's only a few weeks until Halloween is here, and many folks are gearing up! Party planning takes a while, and so do costumes, especially if they're going to be homemade. It's also the time of year folks start stocking up on candy and decking out their houses for little trick-or-treaters. Halloween is something many people have celebrated for many years, and one many will continue to celebrate without knowing why we really do it. It's completely fine to do so, but hasn't it ever crossed your … [Read more...]

Returning to work after being a stay at home mom + Giveaway {Guest Post}

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What I learned as a hiring manager and from working with many other hiring managers and HR personnel might surprise you – having a gap on a resume isn’t as big of a deal as most people would think. In fact, the stay at home mom resume gap makes very little difference in obtaining an interview. What matters more is how women explain the gap, be it in their resume, cover letter, telephone interview, or in-person interview. As many women have, one of my clients, Amy, took time off to raise her … [Read more...]

Social Media Mixer #21

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Welcome to the 21st week of the Social Media Mixer! Thank you to everyone who joined us for Week 20 - we had 121 blogs and numerous social media link-ups! The Social Media Mixer is all about networking and making connections. Also, you can gain exposure and increase your social media following! Link up your blog posts and social media accounts and mix it up with some of the other linkers. Each week, the Weekday Mixer will start on Saturday nights at 8:00pm and go on until Wednesday nights at … [Read more...]

October Citrus Lane Box

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We just got our October Citrus Lane subscription box...yeah! 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 … [Read more...]