About those personal posts…

Selfie at 30,000 feet on Alaska Airlines

Writing has always been personal for me. Outside of a college thesis or four, so much of my writing stemmed from long winded letters to boyfriends, usually in college, though I do admit a high school beau or two received the then handwritten stacks of paper, folded and shoved in an envelope. Poor souls receiving the musings of a love struck teenager. When I was pregnant with my first son in … [Read more...]

Returning to the workforce for Mothers – MomCorpsYOU


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. In the fall of 2007, shortly before Sebby was born, I left the corporate world. That means it's been 6 1/2 years since I've had a "desk job". Eventually, I'm going to have to think about going back to the … [Read more...]

Simple steps to protect your identity

Simple Steps to Protect Your Identity - The Maven of Social Media® #IDSafetySeason

#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Fellowes. This could include the Fellowes providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Last month two of my friends had their identity stolen. One friend had her diaper bag stolen out of her car when she went to go pick up her son from daycare, the other found out that someone had registered a car … [Read more...]

Creating Christmas Traditions with Kids

Creating Holiday Traditions with Kids - The Maven of Social Media®

For as long as I can remember, my mom has given us new jammies on Christmas Eve to wear for Santa. I always loved the tradition of opening that first gift. Now that I have my own kids, I wanted to continue creating Christmas traditions, but with a twist. Last year we opened our Christmas jammies the day we put our tree up so we could enjoy them all December long. This year, we kicked it up a … [Read more...]

Light Bladder Leakage – One of the UNjoys of pregnancy and afterwards

Fight back against light bladder leakage ~ The Maven of Social Media - #Pmedia #ad #cleanandfreshswitch

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Poise, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #cleanandfreshswitch http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.” They tell you about a lot of things that will happen when you are pregnant. 1.) The pregnancy glow 2.) Bigger boobs 3.) Expanding waistline 4.) Stretch marks 5.) Gaining 20-80+ pounds But not one … [Read more...]

Pumpkin carving time with family!

Pumpkin Carving Time

My mom took the train out earlier this month to help watch the older kids while I attended the ABC Kids Expo with Edison. We wanted to plan some family activities while she was here, and since it's nearly Halloween, I couldn't think of anything more fun than carving pumpkins. I didn't get home until late Friday night, so it really didn't leave much time for us to have some family time, but today, … [Read more...]

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