My Pregnancy Story

Amber - Age 3

This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own. When I was 19, I became pregnant with my daughter. Although I was young, it was quite an exciting experience. Though I got pregnant easily, I had lots of medical problems after that. The most dangerous […]

How Breaking Up Saved Our Marriage

How Breaking Up Saved Our Marriage

Jay and I just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary last month with a trip to Pigeon Forge, TN. Flashback to a year ago though, and I really didn’t think we would get to that anniversary milestone. In the summer of 2015, Jay and I broke up. We tried to continue to live together for […]

5 Tips To Help Make Your Relationship Last Forever

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Married life is full of challenges. Disagreements, fights, and offenses are inevitable but if partners put enough effort into their relationship, they will manage to avoid all those pitfalls and keep their love alive. Psychologists and relationship experts share the secrets of happy long-term relationships.

The Time I Got Caught Shoplifting: A Lesson For Your Teenagers

The Time I Got Caught Shoplifting: A Lesson For Your Teenagers

I want to share with you a story that is actually a rather embarrassing black mark on my life that I normally don’t talk about. However, I feel that if I share this story, about the time I got caught shoplifting, then perhaps somebody out there might read it and realize just how dumb it […]

Love Through The Ages Infographic sponsored by Brilliance.com

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Before I met my spouse, neither one of us believed in fantastical notions like love at first sight, finding “the one” or the concept of true and everlasting bliss. That changed very quickly after our first date and things progressed rapidly after this first encounter. A few weeks later, still and always blissfully in love, […]

15 Nursing Home Donation Ideas You Might Not Think Of #ad #MyCareGivingStory

15 Nursing Home Donation Ideas You Might Not Think Of #sponsored #MyCareGivingStory

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyCareGivingStory #CollectiveBias My grandpa has been in a nursing home for a few years now. The staff in nursing homes do everything they can to try to meet their residents’ daily needs but donations are also very important […]

10 Awesome Summer Outdoor Activities For Kids #sponsored

10 Awesome Summer Outdoor Activities For Kids #sponsored

It’s a fact, kids love to play outside in the summer. All that sun, all those water activities. All that fun! If you are trying to think of something new for the kiddos to do outside this summer, check out our 10 Awesome Summer Outdoor Activities For Kids. Feel free to add more in the […]

6 Reasons Why I’m Thankful I Met My {Almost Ex} Husband

6 Reasons I'm Thankful I Met My Almost Ex Husband

My husband and I separated. I felt it was important to share this here because you won’t be seeing many more posts from him {he has a few coming} and I didn’t want you readers to wonder why. We have been together over 9 years and our 9 year wedding anniversary would be in February. […]

Life Is Too Short For Hate

Life Is Too Short For Hate

As many of you know, my mom died earlier this year. We were estranged and I talked about how I felt being left out of the obituary. Well, a certified letter was delivered a few days ago talking about mom’s will. Of course, I never expected her to leave me anything. I mean, she couldn’t […]

Teaching People Lessons: Is It Really Worth The Collateral Damage?

justice

My mom died last week. We had not spoken in 7 years and were estranged. So, I won’t lie and say that we were close. This post isn’t really about her. What I want to discuss here today is how “getting one over on someone” and “teaching people lessons” hurts people. And those people are […]