2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge

One thing about me...I LOVE to read. Always have. Always will. I am the person that always has at least one book within arm's reach. In my purse. In my car. In the bathroom. There is not a single room in our house that doesn't have a miniature library in it. Sad fact: I haven't been able to read as much as I used to pre-mommy hood. I mean, I read a bit every day. In the tub. That is my "mommy time". But, let's be real - tub time only lasts for 15-20 minutes if I'm lucky. I am determined to change this! At the beginning of the year, I committed to reading 52 books this year. I immediately fell behind, lol. Well, now I am getting back in the game with the Popsugar Reading … [Read more...]

Ancient Egypt Homeschool Unit Study


This post was sponsored by The Women Bloggers and Kendal King Group, who gave Christian and I the opportunity to try Bush's #HummusMadeEasy and share my honest opinions with you.  Here’s something that you may not know about me: I’m a history buff. Or at least, I love learning about people, events, and cultures from the past. I am especially interested in ancient civilizations. Now that Christian is older (he officially starts Kindergarten in the Fall – what?!), I think it’s time that we can start diving into learning some interesting things about other cultures. We’ve touched on some cultures a bit, but this week, we explored a civilization that has always fascinated me – Ancient … [Read more...]

Care Packages for New Moms


FTC Disclosure: As an ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s, I receive compensation for posts that mention McDonald’s. However, I always share my genuine thoughts with you guys and have no plans to change that. :) Being a new mom can be tough. Even if it’s not your first time around the block. When I first had Christian, I admit that I didn’t do a very good job of taking care of myself. My sole concern was taking care of my son. I tried as best as I could to keep the household running, but even that fell to the wayside. Self-care simply was not very high on my list of priorities. My ex had to practically force me to even take a nap. However, looking back, I wish that I had taken a … [Read more...]

Mexican Pizza with Southwest Black Bean Hummus Made Easy


This post was sponsored by The Women Bloggers and Kendal King Group, who gave Christian and I the opportunity to try Bush's #HummusMadeEasy and share my honest opinions with you.  I was recently given the opportunity to try Bush's new product, Hummus Made Easy. The name says it all - it is a way to make delicious hummus at home in a super easy way. I tried the hummus and fell in love!It was really easy to make, VERY tasty, and had ingredient that made me feel good feeding it to my son (olive oil, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice is the base). I had already tried a more traditional Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip. I had also tried out some Garlic Hummus Pastry Puffs. Now I wanted to … [Read more...]

On Mourning Prince (and Other Celebrities)


Ok, so this will be a bit of a rant. You have been warned. :) If you were online at all yesterday, then you have probably heard the news that "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince" died on April 21st. As can be expected, his family, friends, fans, colleagues, and other people who loved, respected, and admired him are in mourning. Many have taken to social media to share their pain, reminisce, and do a variety of other things that are helping them to process and grieve the loss. And it is a loss. He played the role of family, friend, lover, philanthropist and many other titles. However, most of us know him as a musician. The fact is that the music industry lost an artist that is … [Read more...]

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