Why is it Such a Big Deal That Ashley Graham is in Sports Illustrated?

There is a size 16 model in Sports Illustrated. Well, she is not featured but she is in an ad that is placed between the covers of THE issue of all issues, the swimsuit issue. This is a big deal because it is a step in the right direction of accepting all body types as beautiful. As a size 16 woman on a regular day this is refreshing to see. Just because I am not a tiny woman does not mean that I do not want to wear beautiful swimsuits that accentuate the beautiful curves I DO have, and I…

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Crayon DIY for Valentines Day and Why I am NOT Doing it

We have all seen those cute Valentines Day crayon crafts on our social media feeds. Last year I decided that I would be the mom that was rocking maternity leave and would make over 50 Valentine’s at home with my (then) 4 and 5 year old kids. Let this be a warning to you all, if you are going to do anything like this there are consequences and perks. I always stock up on arts and crafts stuff and crayons are no exception. I also have a ton of broken crayons in my house and this seemed like the perfect…

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Snowmageddon2015 Has Arrived

Snowmageddon2015 has arrived and it’s a SNOW DAY! Although I am not a firm believer in keeping your kids home from school because of a little snow, today there was the first massive snow storm of the year AND the school parent committee sent me a text message this morning saying the kids would not be marked absent if they didn’t show up, BONUS! After a delicious breakfast that hubby made (took him 2 hours but who was counting) we decided to spend some time making plaster horses from a kit the kids got for Christmas (thank you grandparents!). That…

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My 5 Year Old Ugly Cries

  In the past few months Emma, my 5 year old, has started to ugly cry. Not only does she do it and look ridiculous she also sounds like a cat that is being attacked and each time it happens I get more and more horrified. I remember the first time it happened, we were sitting on the couch watching Frozen, and when the parents died all of a sudden there is this low growl beside me and she bursts into tears and sobs. I kept looking around trying to figure out what was wrong, the most likely culprit had…

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One Year Blogiversary

Its hard to imagine that it is my one year blogiversary. I’m even more amazed at how much has changed in the past year. Some back ground…before I started to write one short year ago I didn’t read blogs, reviews or anything even social media related. Not that I was not interested but because I had no access to the vast knowledge and the wonderful world that bloggers bring to light. My mom set me off one morning on a tangent because she asked me something about my memory. I had the worst memory and at the time was just…

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