Nobody Warned Me (Thoughts from a mom of older kids)

Nobody warned me. Thoughts from the mom of older kids.

When the boys were younger, I volunteered in their classroom. I made dinner and gave them baths and did everything else a “normal” mom would do, dreaming of the days that they would be self-sufficient. I longed for the day they wouldn’t cry at the drop of a hat. The day when they would stop asking for…

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Thank You, Mom #PutYourHeartToPaper


This post is sponsored by Hallmark, who offered a topic as a prompt. The words and opinions of this post are all my own.  As a parent of older boys, I often think about what our relationship will be like “after.” After they go through the “I’m so embarrassed of you” 12 year-old stage. After they…

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What’s It Like To Walk The Red Carpet in Hollywood? #BigHero6Event

What's It Like To Walk The Red Carpet in Hollywood?

Ah-mazing. That’s what it’s like. I was able to walk the red carpet for the Big Hero 6 premiere this week with 24 other bloggers. For my first red carpet event, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I heard it would be rushed, loud, and a little stressful, but… it wasn’t! The other bloggers who had done this…

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What I’m loving: my health and fitness favorites.

What I'm loving: my health & fitness favorites

A portion of this post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. There are affiliate (and non-affiliate) links in this post. I’ve been trying to find that fine line of balance–for me, my family, my work, my blog… I wish the line was neon and flashing sometimes! Health and fitness is a big area that I’m…

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Our Own California Adventure: Visiting Family, Friends, and Disneyland!

Our California Adventures

My family and I were guests of Disney for the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. In exchange for a conference fee, we were provided with park tickets, hotel accommodations, meals, and admission to conference events. I was not asked to write about the conference or sponsors in exchange for our experience, but this was…

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Why Writers Are Fat

Why writers are fat. I'm sharing some of my best reasons on the blog today.

I’ve learned a thing or two about writing a book in the past year. Mainly? I’ve learned that it’s easy for authors to get fat while writing their book. I’ve heard several times that unless you sacrifice everything else to do what you love, you’re not passionate. I’ve heard that writers choose to write instead…

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Take A Peek Into My Life With Friday Favorites!

Friday Favorites

A portion of this post is sponsored. My favorite Instagram picture of the week is this one: Jack pulled out his ShrinkyDinks and traced my favorite picture of him and his brother. It has made me smile every time I’ve looked at it. My favorite book? This one that my friend Shannan contributed to! The…

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Everything But the Posts Sample Chapter And List Of Blogger Referral Networks

Sample chapter from Everything But the Posts: Tips, Advice, and Templates from a Blogger Who Has Been in Your Shoes, including a list of Blogger Referral Networks!

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, gives tips about setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. ___________ Table of Contents? Check. Beautiful cover design? Check. Index? (grumble, grumble, grumble) Check. Everything But the Posts should be hitting shelves (both ebook and real…

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My 13 Favorite Moments of 2013

13 Favorite Moments of 2013

My dear friend Courtney posted her 13 favorite moments of 2013 and it was perfectly timed. I wanted to round up my amazing year, but didn’t want to just share my favorite or most popular 13 posts. 2013 was an amazing year and though I didn’t blog about it all, I want to share it…

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Why I Don’t Write About My Kids On My Mom Blog

Why I Don't Blog About My Kids On My Mom Blog

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m talking about my boys. Well, I’m not talking about my boys, but rather I’m telling you why I won’t be talking about my boys. On the internet. For the whole world to see. _____________________________________ I used to fit in the “mom blogger” category, but…

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