Mission: Life Organization, Mom as Project Manager

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School started a couple of weeks ago and I have to admit that I’ve been floundering a little bit to keep up with the sheer volume of management my little people are currently requiring. Every single night there is a stack of papers brought home by my girls that must be dealt with to keep lives functioning smoothly. For a couple of weeks now, I’ve tried everything I can think of to manage the chaos. I’ve created a household management {Read More}

What to Pack on a Roadtrip with Kids

Disney Social Media Moms

As the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Walt Disney World is fast approaching, I’ve been making notes and lists getting prepared. One thing that’s been weighing on my mind is the twenty-something hour car ride and keeping the two littles busy enough to not completely drive us crazy.  (Our kids are ages 5 and 1, so your list might be different for older kids). Given the fact that we’ve recently done a couple of 14 hour trips, I’m hopeful {Read More}

My Little Pony Goes to New York City… And Hello Kitty Saves the Day

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In the midst of packing to leave town yesterday morning, I had an idea and grabbed a My Little Pony of my 4 yo’s thinking she’d get a kick out of seeing pictures of this toy on an adventure. I was actually quite pleased with myself for thinking of this as cutesy parenting ideas don’t generally come to me naturally. Starting out the journey in our driveway. At the airport.   Once through security, I reached into my purse to {Read More}

Disney Social Media Moms Like Me! They really like me!

Okay, maybe they don’t all know me yet, but I feel like they like me! I have been invited to the annual Disney Social Media Moms Conference and feel like I’ve been invited to the cool kids’ table in the school cafeteria. It’s “the most magical social media celebration of the year” because it’s held at Disney World, is invitation only and my family gets to join me. What could be better than that? I’ve very excited and appreciative of {Read More}

Same View, Different Perspective

View from my rocker

(Written in June 2012) Four years ago around this time, I sat in this chair, gazed out this window at the same building with a newborn girl in my arms. The circumstances are all very similar, but everything about my outlook has changed. Four years ago I was rocking a child, healing from a c-section. While I fell madly in love with my baby, I felt like I was missing out. I had been making fast growth at work and {Read More}

What a Difference a Year Makes

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As I watch my four year old go after my four month old on a “tickle attack,” I can’t help but think about how much difference a year can make. Their giggles and squeals make my heart smile. This time last year, my best friend and I had a working weekend at a hotel in Kansas City where we each mapped out business plans and goals for the upcoming year. I had just miscarried, was newly pregnant again and was {Read More}

Gratitude is Enough

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I am a striver, an  achiever and tend to be a Type A controller of my life and surroundings. When given devastating news 20 weeks into my pregnancy that my baby was unlikely to live, I panicked and fell apart. After a good 24 hours of feeling sorry for myself and grieving for my unborn child, I was done. I called upon family and friends. I told my mom she needed to help me- to pray for healing for my {Read More}

What I Found in My Purse

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I found a few things in my purse tonight that made me smile and remember a family conversation about favorite life stages. Tucked in the corners of the bottom of my purse were a tiny hair clip, a red barrette and a hot pink pony tail holder. They made me smile, thinking about how my daughter, who likes her hair wild and free, often takes any sort of hair accessory out within an hour. When we’re out and about, I {Read More}