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SomedayPayForward

A Moment Between Mothers

Someday, I will be the old woman who walks up to an overwhelmed mother in a parking lot as she juggles two small children, bags of groceries and a cart that won't stay put.  I won't notice that she has broken a sweat, but rather how beautiful it is that her rosy-cheeked, teething baby is sleeping peacefully against her body in a baby carrier. I'll tell her so, and whisper, "It's just as comforting for you as it is for her, isn't it?" Someday, I will talk to those small children, especially ... [read more]

craycollage

A Little About My Cray Side with Ancestry.com #surnameproject

Thanks to Ancestry.com for sponsoring today's post and helping me create a family tree! A funny thing has been happening to my last name lately. Have you seen it? (The t-shirt is from Kohl's.) Yup, my last name is Cray. Well, my maiden name, but I still use it much of the time. I always heard  the crayfish jokes and I got called Crayola Crayon a lot. It never bothered me too much. I was always bothered more by my first name. ("Hey Wendy! Where's the beef!?" was pretty embarrassing as a ... [read more]

Recipes

Peach_chutney

Grill Recipes: Grilled Peach and Onion Chutney #StartYourGrill #Shop

This post about sausage recipes for the grill has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias "Happy wife, happy life."  True story, for sure. But you know what else is true? ... [read more]

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Homemade “Buttermilk” Ranch Kefir Dressing #KefirCreations #Shop

This post about Lifeway Kefir with probiotics has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I loathe Ranch dressing. It's not about the taste, but rather ... [read more]

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Family & Parenting

SomedayPayForward

A Moment Between Mothers

Someday, I will be the old woman who walks up to an overwhelmed mother in a parking lot as she juggles two small children, bags of groceries and a cart that won’t stay put.  I won’t notice that she has broken a sweat, but rather how beautiful it is that her rosy-cheeked, teething baby is sleeping peacefully against… [read more]

craycollage

A Little About My Cray Side with Ancestry.com #surnameproject

Thanks to Ancestry.com for sponsoring today’s post and helping me create a family tree! A funny thing has been happening to my last name lately. Have you seen it? (The t-shirt is from Kohl’s.) Yup, my last name is Cray. Well, my maiden name, but I still use it much of the time. I always… [read more]

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Reviews

craycollage

A Little About My Cray Side with Ancestry.com #surnameproject

Thanks to Ancestry.com for sponsoring today’s post and helping me create a family tree! A funny thing has been happening to my last name lately. Have you seen it? (The t-shirt is from Kohl’s.) Yup, my last name is Cray. Well, my maiden name, but I still use it much of the time. I always… [read more]

KohlsScarves

Fall Trends from @Kohls #FindYourYes

Products reviewed were provided by Kohl’s.  All opinions are my own. Moms are shopping and prepping, kids are in denial – it must be time to head back to school! But what does that time of year mean for women like me, who are not headed back to the classroom and whose kids are just a… [read more]

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Crafts & DIY

FrozenCrinkleCraft

FROZEN Summer Sensory Activity and Craft #FrozenFun #shop

This shop about FROZEN toys has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. FROZEN the movie? Yeah, it’s *kind of* a machine. About 8 months ago, we found out my son would have to go under general anesthesia for some oral surgery, and I promised him a color-changing… [read more]

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One Perk of Getting Older (with @Moen)

This post about bathroom sink faucets was brought to you by Moen, who provided the product to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. My birthday is this week. I’m getting up into “yikes” territory, but to be honest, I’m pretty OK with it. Being this age (we’ll just call it “this age” for… [read more]

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