Dreaming About Bad Guys

Last night my 7 year old came to our bedroom at 3:45 am, asking to work on his homework.  Yes, he had a little homework that could be done in advance, but not at 3:45 am!  I walked him back to his room and then it came out - he had a nightmare and was scared.  I laid in bed with him and he wanted to share his dream with me.  We talked about the dream and I stayed in his room until he fell back to sleep.  His dream was real and he was … [Read more...]

I Won A Sheet Set #Giveaway!

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I love to win giveaways!  It is so exciting to open an email to find out that you have won something.  I don't win many giveaways but when I do, I make sure to send my shipping info over ASAP!  Do you enter many giveaways?  Have you won any giveaways this year? Above you will see my latest "win."  I just received them, threw them in the wash and placed them on my bed.  I'm not a fan of making up my bed, but when you've got new sheets, it … [Read more...]

Texas Easter Morning Festivities

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Easter morning started off with early morning Easter Baskets which the Easter Bunny had dropped off at our house the night before.  The boys dug into their baskets, and we all had some morning Easter Chocolates.  Then on to the giant Easter Egg hunt in the woods. Each year I hide over 100 plastic eggs for the boys in the greenbelt.  We used to hide eggs in the front yard, but now that Travis is 13, that could be a little embarrassing, so as long … [Read more...]

Active Acessories USA Review: Neon On-The-Go Hair Bands

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I received hair bands from ActiveAccessoriesUSA.com to use in facilitating my hair band review.  All opinions are my own. Check out these hairbands from ActiveAcessoriesUsa.com.  I jumped at the chance to review these because I have been very curious about them.  I have seen other women wearing them at the gym and have wondered how well they would hold my thick hair in place during the group fitness classes I attend throughout the week. … [Read more...]

If You Have A Gym Membership USE IT!

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Do you currently have a gym membership and not use it as much as you'd like?    Do you use it enough to make up for the monthly fee you are paying in order to keep it? Here's a few tips to get you motivated to get yourself to the gym on a regular basis: FIND GYM BUDDIES - I have several women that I know from my regular fitness classes and they expect me to be there.  If I don't show, they will text or email me, so I know that I am being … [Read more...]

Sadly, the Time Has Come

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My boys are 13 and 7 and each year I color Easter Eggs with them.  We usually color about 6 dozen eggs because we all have so much fun.  Since Easter is right around the corner, I bought all our Easter Egg coloring gear at the grocery this week and figured we'd color the eggs one day after school when we didn't have any homework or afternoon activities.  Both boys saw the Easter Egg coloring cups and told me at separate times that they were now … [Read more...]

Hold A Fun and Fair Easter Egg Hunt

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Be prepared, Easter will be here VERY soon.  Things have been so hectic that I failed to get my Easter decorations out earlier this month, so now I must focus on Easter Dinner prep and get ready for the Easter Bunny and Easter day festivities.  Every year the Easter Bunny leaves me over 100 filled eggs to hide for the boys.  We used to hold this hunt indoors, but now that the boys are older, they know all the indoor hiding spots.  So as long as … [Read more...]

Mom Made Us Write This Summer: Children’s Journal Book

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Are you looking for a fun book for your child?  Check out Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer - the new children’s journal book from author Ali Maier.  The book is the first, in an upcoming series of adventures in twin-life journaling books.   Ali Maier's Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer, gives readers a he-said, she-said view into the hilarious and adventure filled family life of 10 year old twins.   You can check out the customer reviews … [Read more...]

Moms CAN Lose Weight Too

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As a mom, I know how pregnancy and post-pregnancy can result in weight gain, and sometimes it’s really hard to lose!  Whether you lack motivation or free time, it is completely natural for the weight to stay on for a while.  As you know, hCG is a hormone found in pregnant women.  What you might not know is that the hCG hormone has shown signs of programming our hypothalamus to break down fat and maintain muscle tissues that stay lean to help … [Read more...]

Reducing Holiday Stress At Easter

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Easter is one of the most family-friendly holidays and offers a great chance to either spend time with your church or just relax with your relatives.  Maybe you have a big Easter lunch at your parent’s house or perhaps your family has a quieter, more religious-centered holiday.  Regardless of how you decide to celebrate Easter, holiday stress can easily sneak up even on the most prepared moms.  It’s important to take the time to work on stress … [Read more...]

Can you “Weather” the Weather?

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If I can say one thing about the weather lately, I would say that it has been absolutely crazy!  Cold days, hot days, it’s like the weather cannot make up its mind!  With sporadic weather comes the typical flu, cold-like symptoms.  Here at BlogWithMom, we LOVE giving tips on how to keep your body healthy and safe from anything harmful, including the weather! Make sure you are taking a daily vitamin.  Daily vitamins, or probiotics, contain … [Read more...]

App Review: Seawall Parking On Galveston Island

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Last weekend we had a great time in Galveston, despite the drizzling rain.  You can read more about that on my other post, Galveston Island Texas.  Now for the parking issue, would this irritate you? At the end of our trip, we decided to park on the seawall and hit one last store.  Bobby wanted to bring home a souvenir and we hadn't found what he was looking for, but we saw one last store we'd like to check out before leaving for home.  It … [Read more...]

No Air Condition For Us

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Thank goodness the weather has been nice here lately.  Both our Air condition units went down Thursday afternoon and living in Texas without an air conditioner can be horrible.  The weather got up to 82 degrees today but the new air condition unit is coming tomorrow afternoon.  In order to get the new unit in our backyard, we have to remove a section of our fencing for the air condition company.  Sounds like fun, huh?  Removing the fence section … [Read more...]

Sponsored Post: Beau Knows His Liquid-Plumr®

This post has been sponsored by Liquid-Plumr, but concerns my own opinion. Have you met Beau?  Watch the video below and check him out! After checking Beau out, do you want to destroy your hair clogs with his recommended Liquid-Plumr treatment? I love watching and rating advertisements and this one gave me the giggles.  I love it that they named him Beau and chose that particular spelling, after all, beau means boyfriend, male admirer, … [Read more...]

Be Prepared For Your Morning

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My morning is super hectic and if I'm not prepared, it can be very stressful.  Once I start getting everyone up for school, I have a limited amount of time to get everything done and everyone out the door if we are all going to be on time.  This is something that has always been an issue, but the more I prepare ahead of time, the less stressful it is on everyone. Here are a few tips that help keep me on track for getting kids to school, … [Read more...]

#Galveston Island Texas Afternoon Trip

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This past weekend, we took a trip to Galveston Island, Texas.  It is like a different world down there, one minute you are on the interstate and the next, you've hit a beach town full of tourists.  The waves and wind are high, the breeze is cool and there are beach shops and restaurants scattered throughout the town.  Since we are trying to watch our food intake, we tried to focus on the shops and not on all the restaurants that seemed to be … [Read more...]