Operation Smile – Smile Event

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There is great power in something as simple as a smile. Research shows that smiling is contagious, smiling has the power to set off a chain reaction of happiness.  Science has confirmed the magical properties of a smile – smiling triggers activity in your brain, in the left prefrontal cortex, the area of your brain that registers happiness. Sadly, many children are afraid to smile in public, they're bullied, shamed by { Read More }

NEW Adaptive Placement Test with individualized lesson plans – Giveaway

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Are you concerned that your child may have learning gaps in Math? Identifying and closing those learning gaps has never been easier with with the NEW Adaptive Placement Test with individualized lesson plans  from A+ Interactive Math. A multi-grade level testing that  accurately assesses student skill level. This is the time of year when we are beginning to evaluate the school year and prepare for the coming year, the { Read More }

Multisensory Development for Baby – SO MUCH MORE™ with JOHNSON’S®

My Ashton, now 10, at bath-time.

Disclosure: I attended an event on behalf  of JOHNSON’S® to explore the science behind healthy baby development, JOHNSON’S® provided me with travel in exchange for my coverage of the event. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. I recently had the opportunity to attend JOHNSON'S® first global campaign, SO MUCH MORE™, to explore the science behind healthy baby development.  In a short two hours I { Read More }

Another Year for Thee

Another Year for Thee

The past year has been full of blessings, trials and more blessings. Family, home and work have all been touched by God's loving hand in a very tangible way. I'm excited to continue the journey, I'm thankful for the wonderful people he has put in my life and look forward to the many doors he will open in 2015! Each new year brings with it a fresh new start, as does each new day! Every day offers us the opportunity to { Read More }

A New Year to Give, Serve, Love

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Since my trip to Guatemala, December of  2012, my New Year's resolutions shifted. I have always had a bit of a philanthropic spirit, however sponsoring a child through World Vision {for over 18 years} and giving here and there as I felt led was the whole my offerings. Via my trip to Guatemala, and working with Million Moms Challenge, God birthed a new passion in me. As a mother, it tore at my heart to see families in { Read More }

RACK – Random Acts of Christmas Kindness

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Tis’ the season to get into the holiday spirit! We are RACKing up Random Acts of Christmas Kindness this season and we would love for you to join us! We are spreading the joy of the holidays by performing a Random Act of Christmas Kindness each day throughout the month of December. This is the perfect way to enjoy the true reason for the season… family, togetherness, loving and giving! Kindness Breeds More Kindness The { Read More }

So much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is usually a favorite holiday as I celebrate with family and friends. I am so thankful to see so many loved ones enjoying a blessed and happy Thanksgiving, it blesses my heart to see it. This year as our family is faced with a very different Thanksgiving day,  I look at my Facebook feed and wonder how many are sick, suffering, alone, hurt or simply without the means to provide the Thanksgiving spread that { Read More }

Contour from Cox Recap – It’s a Keeper!

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{Sponsored Post} “I am a member of Everywhere Society and a Cox Communications’ brand ambassador reviewing Contour by Cox. Everywhere and Cox Communications have provided me with compensation and a 6-month trial of Contour in exchange for my coverage of this product. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.” It's been a little over three months since we switched to Contour from Cox { Read More }

#LATISM14 Takeaways: Raising caring kids, social good & family values.

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The LATISM {Latino’s in Tech Innovation and Social Media} conference in Anaheim gave us another weekend filled with inspiring conversations, sessions and panels that focused on health, tech, supporting causes, being a voice for the voiceless and raising caring, compassionate children. LATISM is the largest organization for Latinos and Latinas engaged in social media.  Its mission is to empower the Latino community in { Read More }

2014 Top Blogueras Retreat & LATISM Conference

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The past two weeks have been a bit of a blur, I worked my first "political" social media campaign for the Louisiana election. Can I just say, I'm glad it's over? It was fun, exciting and exhausting! In the past two weeks.... I  had a biopsy on a misbehaving breast, received surprising results, and had an abnormal pap. Seriously, all in one week! I will have surgery to remove a benign lump next week. My mother starts { Read More }

Contour by Cox – TV Just for Me on the Go

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{Sponsored Post} Since my last Contour by Cox post, we have ventured into the world of personalized viewing with our own user profiles and the Contour app. Contour lets you create up to eight individual profiles and DVR up to 6 TV shows at once. Not that we would ever need to DVR 6 shows at once but usually we do DVR up to three and even 4 at a time depending on the day. Each member of our family has set up their own { Read More }