Why Family Movie Nights Rock

June 10, 2016

This post is sponsored by XFINITY.  A few weeks ago, while Matthew was out of the country, the big kids and I were driving home from school, wondering aloud about what we should do that night. (Ezra obviously couldn’t contribute much to the conversation.) Almost immediately, Adeline piped up, “I know what we can do—let’s […]

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How Busy Moms Can Find Time to Read

June 8, 2016

In the survey I conducted for my book The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, I asked women what they would do if they had more time. The number one answer? Read. I’m sitting on a plane right now with people reading all around me. Plane rides always feel like a luxury for me because […]

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Summer Freebie for Your Kids

June 4, 2016

Today on Facebook I saw an ad for a kids subscription box service called Surprise Ride. This is one I had never heard of before, so I clicked through because it said new customers could get a free box (just pay shipping). I decided to try it out and order one for Elias and Adeline and […]

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How to Do Pretty Handlettering: My Summer Goal

June 2, 2016

Lately I have noticed my creativity begging for a release. Between motherhood and work, I have pushed my creative pursuits to the side these last two years. Sure, I’ve done a few projects here and there, planned parties, etc., but my creative life hasn’t been what it was. And while I think that seasons in […]

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May Reads

June 1, 2016

HOORAY! It’s summertime – the season of reading endlessly. I have so many books on my reading list for the summer. Be sure to be following me on Instagram, as I am always sharing reads over there. So far in 2016, I’ve read 20 books. I’m so thrilled by this. My goal is to read […]

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Last Day of May: A Few Don’t Miss Sales

May 31, 2016

I hope y’all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We had Matthew’s mom and sister visiting and had a lovely time. Today we are back in the swing of things. Elias is starting summer break and will be home with Matthew, Adeline and Ezra had fun summer activities at day care and I’m back to […]

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The One Thing You Need This Summer – and It’s 50% Off

May 26, 2016

Summer is almost upon us. And summer is made for reading. If you want some new books to add to your summer reading list, you really need to check out Book of the Month. I have been a subscriber of Book of the Month for four months and it is, without question, my favorite thing […]

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10 Family-Friendly Activities in Chattanooga

May 24, 2016

Earlier this spring, we traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee for a four-day, three-night family trip. Chattanooga is less than 3 hours from Nashville, and we absolutely loved our time there. Below is an overview of what we did over the course of three days (we left on the fourth day), which I hope will be helpful […]

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3 Ways I’m Taking Care of My Body

May 20, 2016

I’ve never been one to love exercise. Even as a little girl, I much preferred reading books to running around the yard. Gym class was always my least favorite. But, as I am getting older, my metabolism is slowing and my body has changed, especially after having three children. Unfortunately, my genes did not predispose […]

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Heading to the Red Carpet with Ellen *DYING*

May 19, 2016

If you are a parent, you probably are aware that Finding Dory is releasing next month. Our house has been extremely excited for the release since it was first announced on Ellen. The movie releases on June 17, which is the week of Adeline’s birthday, so we decided to do a Finding Dory birthday party […]

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