A Parenting Wake-Up Call #IamProtective

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Like all new moms, I’ve been protecting my children since the day they were born. Protecting them from germs. Protecting them from mosquitos. Protecting them from crawling off the deck. Protecting their health, their safety, their feelings…. [read more]

A Moment Between Mothers

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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]

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

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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]

On Being “That” Mom

There’s just something about being “that mom” in the grocery store – you know, the plain one with the unwashed hair and no time to accessorize, trying to handle a yelping 1yo who wants to walk through the bulk candy aisle by herself and a 4yo who WILL. NOT. STOP. “mom, mom, momming” long enough… [read more]

Make it a Coffee Moment: All-American S’mores Coffee #CMSalutingHeroes

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  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This post about using Nestle Coffee-mate coffee moments to honor our military veterans has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. In my neighborhood, the biggest party of the year is always held on the Fourth of… [read more]