Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 17, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments
My son's birthday just passed. Since it's the beginning of the week and we'll be celebrating on the weekend, we knew we still had to do something ON his birthday so I baked a cake and cooked dinner. We always eat food at the same time, which is whatever time I finish cooking, but we eat in different rooms. My kids eat in the kitchen, I usually eat in my room while watching one of my favorite shows and my husband likes to eat in…Continue
Added by Ronda on September 17, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Sometimes I ask my son about the house he would like to live in one day. He tells me that he wants a big backyard with a fence to keep him safe (that's my guy!), lots of good sidewalks for riding bikes, a slide instead of a stairway (don't ask) and three rooms just for him.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 17, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments
Have you ever heard of Coursera? You just might want to look into it, especially for stay-at-home moms!
My mother recently went back to college so that she can get her Masters degree. One of her classes required her to watch a video, and on that video, she discovered Coursera. Without hesitation, she…Continue
Added by Celeste Avina-Wilson on September 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I’ve gotten several messages over the last week from readers asking me one thing: how do I find the right brand partners for my blog? The truth is, there’s not one fit that works for everyone – but there’s certainly similar steps every blogger can take to find partners within their niche. So that’s where we’ll focus this week’s blogging tips: how to find great brand partners for your site.
1. Identify your niche.
This sounds basic, but it’s actually a step that…
Added by Cortney Galster on September 16, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments
When my cupcake was born, her activity was restricted to just the place where she was resting. She, like any other newborn, was an obedient child and was inquisitive with her eyes, trying to focus on things that could see or wanted to see. A lovely phase...and then came the phase of discovery, she learnt to roll over pick up things and sit around. Since her reach was still limited there was little to worry about. But with the crawling phase, everything and anything was within her reach.…Continue
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On August 12, my mom sent me a seemingly random text message that said:
I named you after Lauren Bacall. Cool. Babe.
First of all, can we just pause here to recognize how suave my Mom is? She's a pretty crafty chick and an amazing woman.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 16, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments
Hi, my name is Kristen and I am a handbag junkie.
In fact, I love them SO much that I spent a very large sum of money to design and sell my own. Unfortunately, though I cherished those handbags and saw them having a unique value proposition, my business never did become profitable. I really thought it was on the brink a couple of times but we all know close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades.
I lamented my losses for a long while (and continue to do so when I send my…Continue
This weekend, I went to the wedding of our friends. It was a beautiful wedding, full of life and laughter and love.
But something struck me as I watched Lisa’s mom be escorted to her seat at the front of the church. Followed by Lisa, in her beautiful gown, her dad by her side.
I’ll never see this for her. My little girl won’t get a wedding. We’ll never have a chance to talk about dresses, or flowers, or guest lists. Hell, I won’t even know if that’s what she wanted – the big…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on September 15, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments
This is the last part of my series on how I make my 90 minute commute better.
Added by Kimberly Cargile on September 15, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments
One of the biggest reasons why I left the “office” world to work for myself was to have more opportunities to spend quality time with my little guy. I love having the best of both worlds – being able to get tons of work done (and feel like a really productive mama) while still planning super fun days with him. And one of our favorite things to do on our days together is to plan a playdate with a friend or…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on September 15, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments
This is my Everyday makeup. Meaning it is quick and easy to apply works on everyone and is my go to for almost everything. It seemed like a lot of steps when I was typing…Continue
Added by Hope Brissette on September 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
When I did my 100 book challenge last year, I would occasionally (and accidentally) get a large print book from the library. I'd crack it open, see all the large typeface and think, "Wow. That's kind of nice."…Continue
Added by Hope Brissette on September 14, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments
This week Teagan turns six months! I cannot believe how quickly time has flown. Since I will be traveling for work the day of her six month birthday I'm posting this a little early.
Having a child sure is a game changer. There are days that I cannot even comprehend how much our lives have changed and how my husband and I have evolved as a couple, as individuals, and as new parents. Parts of the past six months are a total blur and other parts are so…
Added by Kristen Pederson on September 14, 2014 at 7:23pm — No Comments
Being a dad is hard. You can read about it, you can hear about it, you can even learn about it, but it’s an unique experience that will get the best of anyone. This is a reality and even if we see so many movies and documentaries of great father role models and what to do in order to bond with your child, there is not a single method that applies to all cases. Here are some ideas of what to look for when it comes to bonding. Some of them might work for you, some will not. It’s up to you how…Continue
It's time to show of L's turquoise room for the Blue Cottage House Tour! I didn't want a blue room for him and absolutely love this color.Continue