Summer Bike Safety with PreK12 Plaza

PreK12 Plaza Summer Bike Safety

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the PreK12Plaza. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Like most parents,  I constantly worry over the safety and well being of my children. With four very active boys, I feel like I am forever yelling out for them to be careful, watch what they are doing, concentrate on the task at hand, get off, don't throw, don't jump, stop running or put on your { Read More }

Raising culturally aware children

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It's a lovely thought to think that we might be able to raise colorblind children and never have a need to discuss race relations. Unfortunately, children do not grow up colorblind. Teaching children the value of diversity and cultural awareness is crucial. We can't afford to put aside discussions about race with our children. I’m not talking about “We are all equal in Gods eyes" or "Under the skin, we're all the { Read More }

Sausage Creole Penne Pasta

Hamburger Helper®

My oldest loves to cook, he's 14 and in the last year he has come a long way in the kitchen. He is at a stage where he actually enjoys cooking more than I do, so I get him in the kitchen whenever possible. The kitchen is the heart of the home, the place our family seems to hang out the most during meals and or when meals are being prepared. So it's a win-win to the get the kiddos in the kitchen!   Hamburger Helper® is { 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

May we serve

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

RACK

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 }

#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 }

Health Goals for women and Children – #‎MDG456Live

UN Millennium Development Goals

For more than 125 years, Johnson & Johnson has advanced the health and well-being of women, children and families around the world. I'm excited to share that I have been chosen to be one of 13 Johnson & Johnson Social Influencers for Social Good. As a JnJ Social Good Influencer, I will share many of the things that I have been sharing for the past few years, topics surrounding maternal, neonatal & child { Read More }

Answers Bible Curriculum for Homeschool {Giveaway}

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Over the summer, we lighten up on formal homeschool lessons and focus more on reading, child led learning, crafts and science. This summer, we also had the opportunity to delve into the Bible with a daily morning Bible study as a family, with the Answers Bible Curriculum from Answers in Genesis. Answers Bible Curriculum is a chronological, 3-year Sunday school / homeschool Bible curriculum that covers the entire { Read More }

Pampers Babies Love, Sleep & Play

Pampers

There are so many wonderful ways that our children experience love, sleep and play. Being a mom of four boys, my memory bank is full of funny, heart warming, breathtaking memories of my children's love, sleep and play moments. There is nothing like the peace that would come over me as I watched my sweet babies sleep, they must have had such sweet dreams from the smiles and giggles that would come from such deep sleep. { Read More }