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

Why I Don’t Write 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 I’m not sure if I do anymore. I used to blog in detail about their sports victories, cute things that happened at school and even…

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What I Learned About Being Audacious From @Macklemore #STARTExp

So, this START Experiment that I joined has been a game changer. A life changer, actually. I wanted to work on my blog traffic. Boom. I wanted to finish my book. Boom. This is the end of the 2nd 24-day round of the START Experiment and the word of the day (or for this round) is audacious. Audacious: adjective: showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks. I have taken risks. I have been bold(er) than ever before. I sent a book…

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Childhood Vaccines Give Kids A Shot@Life #BirthdayBash

  I understand that childhood vaccines are a controversial subject, though we have never questioned them in our family. We spread them out a little more than recommended so they don’t receive too many at once, but the boys have always been vaccinated on time and I have always been thankful that I have a choice – vaccinations are available and our insurance covers them. I recently found a great organization that recognizes the need for childhood vaccines and helps…

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Stop Judging And Start Empowering

Have you seen the article by Tonya Ferguson titled, “Dear mom on the iPhone: Let me tell you what you don’t see?” It’s a letter to “those moms.” Yes, moms like me. Moms who attend sporting events and practices and sit on the sidelines talking on or using their smartphones. It warns them that they are missing important moments and events – that they are ignoring their children as they grow. I want to tell you why I am one of…

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Tween Tuesday

Talking About Tragedy With Tweens and Teens

Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesdays at OurCrazyBoys.com. Today we’re talking about tragedy with tweens and teens – it’s a difficult subject. ___________________________________ I know they’ll come home and have heard about the bombs that went off in Boston today – did I just type that? The bombs that went off in Boston today.  Will they know that the family they have there is safe, or will they be worried? Do they understand that it’s nothing like a movie? That the injured…

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How much monitoring is too much for your tweens and social media?

How Much Monitoring Is Too Much For Your Tweens And Social Media?

Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesdays at MyCrazyGoodLife.com! Today we’re talking about tweens and social media. _____________________________________________ Instagram. Facebook. Even Twitter. Tweens and teens are all over these social media sites right now. But do you know there are other sites and apps they might use that you don’t know about? Voxer? Snapchat? Anything with a text, picture or voice messaging feature? Not only should you be aware of these sites, but you should be familiar with them so you can keep…

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Five Ways To Protect Your Kids In Every Scenario #CoxSecurity

I’d do just about anything to keep these guys safe. Safe from disease, injury, and bad guys. From hurt feelings, embarrassing moments, and disappointments. As a parent, you can control a lot of what your kids come in contact with, but not everything. Since my husband refuses to let me place the boys in a bubble, I do my best to protect them and provide a balanced environment for them – acknowledge the things we can’t control, but not worry too much…

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MY Non-Partisan Post Election Thoughts

I’m lying in bed blogging – something I have never done before. Tonight, I was watching my social media networks and where people usually chat about their days and share personal news, I saw more mean-spirited messages than I ever have. Maybe it’s because this is the first election I have watched unfold online. Maybe it’s because people feel more comfortable being nasty to one another when there is a screen separating them from their audience. It saddens me because…

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Melanoma Awareness Through Martha’s Story {A Guest Post}

This guest post is from The Amazing Martha. That’s not her blog name, or twitter handle, it’s just how I think of her. October marks the month of the Melanoma walk in Tucson. I’ll be walking with several blogger friends, including Martha, who is living with Stage 4 Melanoma right now. I’ll admit that I always thought Melanoma was the something a doctor could easily take that off, but that is far from the truth. Because it’s such an important…

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He’s Growing Up Fast {Tween/Teen Tuesday}

Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesdays at OurCrazyBoys.com! I hope you’ll come share your posts about your not-so-little-but-not-so-big kids with me. We’re off to New York tomorrow! I’m packing and checking things off my mental checklist. Toothbrushes? Check. 5 shorts, 5 shirts, 5 underwear for each of the kids? Che… wait. Michael decides that this time, he’s going to pack himself. The last time his father did that he brought one tshirt on a week long California trip.  Ok. I…

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Proud To Be A Part Of #HerHighway

In one month, I’ll be leaving Colorado and driving to New York as part of #HerHighway Drive Breast Cancer Awareness; a cross country drive event including 100 journalists, social media mavens, motorsports professionals, and executives from the automotive, lifestyle, health, beauty, fitness, and fashion industries. Half of the women will be driving, and half of the women will be supporting the event from home through social media. Click above to read my feature at HerHighway.com I’m not able to attend the entire…

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My {Now} Annual CPR Soapbox

Three years ago today was the scariest day of my life. A little boy slipped under the water in my backyard pool just feet away from where I was sitting with his Mom. Neither of us knew CPR, so I ran to my neighbor’s house while his Mom called 911 and did what she could to force air into his little lungs. The little boy is ok, thankfully. I have made a promise to myself to never let my CPR certification…

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What Is A Bronchoscopy? {And A Recipe For Grilled Corn}

I couldn’t even make this up if I wanted to. Last night, Steve made some really great grilled corn on the cob with dinner. We were eating, and talking, and maybe even laughing – and a piece of corn went down the “wrong pipe.” It has happened to us all. I started coughing. I breathed in, and could feel the kernal pass by *something* in my chest. Not my throat, my chest. I coughed, the kernel came up a little….

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Joining The Army Against Bullying

Thanks to The Bully Project for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website to join the movement and learn more. This is a preview for the new documentary Bully. There is a lot of controversy surrounding it, and it was recently given a PG-13 rating instead of the original R rating. Please take a minute to watch it. And grab a tissue, I needed one. With a 7 and 11 year old in the house, we know a little about bullying…

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It Really *Does* Take A Village

We started out the day in tears. Tears, and we hadn’t even arrived at the tournament yet. I’m not going to win. I don’t want to wrestle today.  We talked about how not feeling confident can affect the way you wrestle, and how he was prepared because of the 2 hour a night, 5 night a week practices he has been attending for the past month. He is ready. After he weighs in, he is crying again. I don’t want to…

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It’s Official: I’m a Wrestling Mom

Michael’s first wrestling tournament was this weekend. Eight hours in a high school gymnasium, and we got to see Michael wrestle three times. Yes, that’s fairly normal. We won some (1) and lost some (2), and we all learned a lot. I learned…   -Always bring seat cushions to a wrestling tournament. Your back (and butt) will thank you after it’s over. -Bring healthy snacks to a tournament. The snack bar doesn’t have many any healthy (or gluten free) snacks….

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