Write For Me: Finding Balance as a Freelance Writer

I have been working as a freelance writer for about 3 years now. It can be really fulfilling. Not to mention it pays the bills. I am very fortunate to have been able to do this. I have been writing as a passion since I was about 10. I even wrote a series about teenage

Discovering My Brand

The time is now 3:15 am Central time and I am still awake. Why? Because I was watching a Google+ hangout that is all about creating a freelance business plan. This hangout was hosted by the FABULOUS Regina, owner of ByRegina, which is…to put it bluntly…amazeballs! Seriously! I dare you to check out an article,

What Single Moms REALLY Want (Guest Post by Courtney from Life as a Convert

When I contacted Tiffany to post on her blog, I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about; singles moms and what we REALLY want. I have been a single mom for over 10 years, so I have become qualified in this area.

The Importance of Establishing a Routine

FTC Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Arkansas Better Beginnings. I was selected to be a brand ambassador because of my shared commitment to their mission of providing our children with better  beginnings. Everything I write on my blog are my true sentiments. One piece of advice that I have often heard over the

My Theme Word for 2015

People all over the world have a variety of ways to celebrate the beginning of a new year. Many people view a new year as being a clean slate – a chance to do things differently than they did the year before. That is why so many people have traditions such as setting New Year’s

Excuses, Personal Growth, & Christmas Shopping: Notes from My Day

Notes from my day: 1. I went to Walmart today with a budget of $50 to buy Christian gifts for Christmas. As I was looking at the exorbitant prices for the toys and glanced around at the shopping carts filled to the brim with these money-sucking objects, I realized just how ridiculous this holiday has

Life with a Picky Eater

Oh, how I long for the days when my son would eat just about anything I put in his mouth. It didn’t matter if it was meat, fruit, or veggie. He loved them all! But as he grew, his food preferences changed. Now it is a huge chore to get him to try anything new.

Gut Health and Weight Loss

I know that many of us are concerned with our weight. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, for many of us, weight loss is more than just a desire. It is a necessity. I know that I, for one, actually do NEED to lose weight in order to improve my health and reduce

Cajun’s Christmas 2014: Arkansas Women Bloggers Visit Cajun’s Wharf in Little Rock

      I am so glad that I was able to connect with the Arkansas Women Bloggers when I first started blogging and that over the past year or so I have actually been plugging in. I have learned a lot from this amazing group of ladies, have made some friends, and have had

5 Ways to Make Reading Fun for Kids

If you ask anyone that knows me what one of my top favorite activities is, chances are they will say reading. I have been reading for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I read at every single opportunity. During lunch, at recess, in bed, in the bathroom, at the dinner table (I actually

Kick Off to College Sweepstakes with Arkansas College Savings Plans

This past summer I had the extreme pleasure of being invited to visit Moss Mountain Farm to meet Paul Allen Smith, tour his beautiful property, and learn about Arkansas College Savings Plans. I was recently invited to come back (along with a group of other local bloggers) for another event and to learn more about saving

Travel the U.S. With Highlights: Which Way USA Review

As I have mentioned a few times before, I am a long-time fan of Highlights and their magazines. It started when I was a child. I clearly remember being excited whenever I would see the latest issue of Highlights magazine in a waiting room. I would devour it from cover to cover. Now, my son

Thriller Parody – “Toddler”

I just HAD to share this awesomely hilarious (and scarily familiar) Thriller parody. It plays on the way that moms can often turn into mombies (Moms + Zombies) when dealing with toddlers. This is probably relatable to any mom who has ever: *Had a toddler that refuses to sleep through the night *Had a toddler

The Lessons I Learned from Brian

FTC Disclaimer: I am one of the brand ambassadors for Arkansas Better Beginnings. In this role, I am compensated for helping to spread the word about their program. That includes blog posts such as this one. Howe Yesterday I was one of hundreds of parents and educators in attendance at the Arkansas Early Childhood Association conference

WAHM Tip: Have Goals and a Schedule

WAHM tip: Set goals and have a schedule! (Same goes for anyone who works from home) The allure of working from home is powerful! Trust me, I understand. However, so is the appeal of spending all of your time hanging out with your family and taking naps in the middle of the day (I have