Let’s Discuss: Gender Stereotypes

TN Underground Girls

This post was inspired by The Underground Girls of Kabul by journalist Jenny Nordberg, who discovers a secret Afghani practice where girls are dressed and raised as boys. Join From Left to Write on September 16th as we discuss The Underground Girls of Kabul. As a member, I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes. We talk a lot about gender these days. What are "boy toys" and "girl toys"? Parents of daughters run to the aisles flocked with pink and come home with … [Continue reading...]

DIY World Map Wall Art {and a Silhouette Portrait giveaway}

Make this easy DIY World Map Wall Art from @naptimeismytime

This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase an item from Silhouette America through the links on this page, I will receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. Keep reading, you’ll want to buy a machine of your own. Remember last year when I made that great USA Map with reclaimed pallets? Every since then, I've been itching to create a World Map Wall Art piece on a smaller scale. Last weekend, I finally made it! And I just love how it turned out. … [Continue reading...]

Better Skin Care from the Inside Out

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This better skin care from the inside out shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. And its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Where does the time go? In just a few days, I’ll be celebrating another birthday. Another year older. Another year of looking in the mirror and wondering who that woman is […]

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Motherhood Mondays: Why Life Insurance Is Important

Motherhood Mondays

I wrote this post about Why Life Insurance Is Important as part of my participation in a blog tour for Savings Bank Life Insurance and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I am not an insurance agent, you should consult one for more […]

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Back to School for Bloggers: Content Brew Course

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This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase a seat in the on-line, self-paced Content Brew Course through the links on this page, I will receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. Keep reading, you’ll want to sign up. Now that the kiddos are back to school, […]

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3 ways to become one of the #UnstoppableMoms at dinner time

3 Tips to Make Dinner Prep Easier #UnstoppableMoms #ad

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Chidren’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. If you’re like me, you probably feel crazed during the hours between […]

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Whip It Up Wednesday

hello, hello, hello! This going to school all day thing is something I am slowly getting used to. I do find myself a bit lonely at lunch time, but remind myself that The Boy is having a blast with his friends and learning to spread his wings. And, the quiet time gives me time to […]

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A Teacher Appreciation Gift supporting Labels for Education #Labels4Edu #cbias

Looking for a great teacher appreciation gift while supporting Labels for Education and your child's school? I have you covered! #Labels4Edu #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and it’s advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Labels4edu #CollectiveBias The Boy started Kindergarten last week and tonight we’re headed off to Open House where his teacher will tell us her plans for the school year. I am excited to see what is in store for […]

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Delicious Pickled Onions and a fresh smelling dishwasher

Check out this great recipe for pickled onions from @naptimeismytime and see what she used to get a clean dishwasher! #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #SparklySavings Onions are one of my most favorite vegetables on the planet. I like them anyway you prepare them. But one thing I dislike is the odor they leave behind in my clean dishwasher. On Saturday, with […]

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Menu Plan Monday: Back in the Saddle

Menu Plan Monday

Friends! We did it! We survived the first week of school. Tears came on Friday afternoon when The Boy learned that he would have to stay home for TWO WHOLE DAYS before returning to the classroom today. Not only did we make it through school, we also did a decent job of sticking to our […]

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