Small Businesses: Add Your Products to My Christmas Gift Guide

Small Businesses: Add Your Products to my Christmas Gift Guide

As many of you know, I have posted a Small Business Christmas Gift Guide for a couple of years here on my blog, and it has always been very successful. This year, I want to do the same – and I hope you will want to be a part of it.  This guide will help people find your products, just in time for Christmas! This year, I’m planning to feature one specific product from your small businesses. Something that you think would make the perfect Christmas present. I would love to help you show your … [Read more...]

Make Your Car Smell Fresh With a PERK Vent Wrap Giveaway!

Make Your Car Smell Fresh With a PERK Vent Wrap Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PERK for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As a mom with two kids who spends a lot of time in the car, I was excited to hear about a new product that has quite changed the way I think about air fresheners in the car. I pick up my son at school, take both of my special needs children to therapies and doctor appointments, and run errands all in my SUV. Trust me, I spend A LOT of time in my car. And being in my car a lot with two kids means it … [Read more...]

25 Soups to Try This Winter

25 Soups to Try This WInter

I LOVE soup. I make soups a lot at home, I order soups from restaurants, and I even have a few soup recipes here on my blog. What can I say? I am just a soup and sandwich kind of girl! Winter is right around the corner and it's the perfect time to try some new soups. Most of these are soups I've tried or soup recipes from my blog. I try a lot of soups, and these are some of my favorites and some the best out there. Whether you are looking for something warm and creamy, or something with … [Read more...]

Why I Let My Kids Play With Tablets and Smartphones

kids play with tablets

Technology. Every family has different thoughts on whether or not a child should be introduced to technology at such a young age. But really, what are we so afraid of? For our family it's all about balance. Everywhere I look parents are being judged for letting their kids play on smartphones and tablets. And (*gasp*) some parents even buy their kids their own tablets! We are one of those families. 4. Reasons to Let Kids Play With Tablets & Smartphones 1. Because We're a … [Read more...]

Love Never Fails: The Time I Met Brandon Heath

Love Never Fails: The Time I Met Brandon Heath

Seven years ago I worked at one of the largest Christian bookstores in Florida. It was privately owned and it was one the best jobs I've ever had. Because it was a Christian bookstore, we had a lot of customers who we'd get to know pretty well. Some people came in everyday to eat at the cafe, some people came in just to talk to someone because they were lonely, and many had stories to share. One such customer has stuck in my mind more than anyone else. It probably was because it was … [Read more...]

Daddy’s Deployed Personalized Books (Review & Giveaway)

Daddy's Deployed Books

Have you ever looked for  the perfect book to help explain to your military child about the separations and changes of military life? Bridget Platt from Daddy's Deployed LLC did too and she didn't like what she found. When we found out my husband would be deploying, I ordered every children’s book on military separation I could find. When they started arriving in our mailbox, tears would fill my eyes each time I opened a package and saw sad faces staring at me from the cover. That was not what … [Read more...]

Garden Vegetable Potato Salad

Garden Vegetable Potato Salad

Did you know that more than 90 percent of adults and children don’t eat the daily amount of fruits and vegetables recommended? By just adding one more fruit and/or vegetable to each of your meals, you can feel more energized and healthy." I received this tip from They are a wellness center and spa based in Miami that help people not only get healthy bodies, but healthy minds too. They sent several recipes for me to choose to share with you and I chose this Garden Vegetable Potato … [Read more...]

My First Podcast Interview

My First Podcast Interview

It's Sunday afternoon. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and relax while listening to my latest and first podcast interview with Trista Laborn from A Purpose Driven Wife. Trista started her podcast: a time in my life where God called me to be a wife, mom AND entrepreneur. I was looking for resources and/or testimonies that would help motivate, encourage and provide resources for me as a christian looking for a Christ-Centered Marriage, motherhood and business resources, added with a … [Read more...]

Reflections on My Daughter’s Eighth Hospital Stay

Reflections on my Medically Complicated Daughter's Eighth Hospital Stay

Four nights ago, I sat in my daughter's hospital room trying to rock her to sleep. She had just gone through three different tests and six hours of anesthesia. My daughter doesn't have cancer or a life threatening illness, but she's medically complicated. Medically complicated is the term the doctors use when your child has a lot of medical problems. They use it for when they see and know that something is wrong, but they don't know exactly what. We spend a lot of time in and out of … [Read more...]

Why My Child Doesn’t “Look” Like They have Special Needs

Why my Child Doesn't "Look" Like They Have Special Needs

I have two special needs kids. My son has autism, SPD, apraxia of speech, and a feeding disorder and my daughter has many medical complexities, a feeding tube, and gets four different therapies per week. When it comes to my kids having special needs I have heard it all. But when it comes down to one of the worst comments someone can say about my kids it's the variation of, "He looks fine to me." I have heard, "He doesn't seem to have autism," "He doesn't look like he has autism, " "She … [Read more...]