OOTD: Fun, Colorful Blouse

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I’m casual today (well…most days), but I love this top from Francesca’s, so cute and comfy.The sandals are from American Eagle Outfitters and the shorts from White House Black Market, but both past seasons.

Protecting Our Kids: The No-Go-Tell Rule

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As I teacher for years I had to sign off that I read or watched a video informing about types of abuse, scenarios, signs, and my mandated responsibility to report. In the last couple years (since July 1st, 2012)the Georgia Reporting Child Abuse Law was updated to include volunteers mandated to… Read more »

Volunteering at Your Child’s School

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My sons start school tomorrow. My oldest will be in second grade and my youngest in Pre-K. School supply lists were printed and supplies purchased and dropped off at their Open House nights.  I met their teachers and am hopeful that my boys will have a great year with them. I am… Read more »

Ready to Kick the Smoking Habit? Listen to this from The Bert Show

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I have been listening to The Bert Show, an Atlanta-based radio talk show on Q100 and a favorite of mine for years. A week or so ago I listened Bert give such a compelling argument for quitting smoking. I just thought it was so worth the share if you are a smoker or have… Read more »

Perfect Party Spinach Dip from Lipton

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I love this easy spinach dip! It’s found on the back of the 2-envelope box of Lipton Vegetable Soup mix, has 5 ingredients, and wins guests over every time. I like to buy 2 bread rounds, cut to make a  bowl out of one for the spinach dip, then cut… Read more »

OOTD: Maxi Dress and Mini Backpack

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My second outfit of the day: Black and White Striped Maxi Dress from Target, $21. My son got in the picture so it may be a little hard to see. Leah’s Fashion Blog got me into maxis this summer as she wears them often and well. I love this one and I have… Read more »

Ten Things I am Grateful for Right Now

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An ah-ha moment…I have never taken criticism too well, especially when delivered in a harsh way, well, honestly, no matter how delivered. I recognize this so I decided to try to take criticism in and reflect on its validity. So, when I was twice randomly criticized last week, I took it… Read more »

Where the Labyrinth Leads

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I discovered were all roads Of the labyrinth lead Some have just one way in But in this one There are many entrances I chose one path Without much Deliberation Others journeyed another route We thought we were In a maze The paths were slow And winded us back out… Read more »

Bonding with Bonchinche

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Bonding with bonchinche A pastime unnecessary Rumors And juicy personal tidbits About private affairs Revealing all As a witness To mistakes and misfortune No inner circle too sacred Then she and she Provide links in the chain Spreading the gossip train For what A reaction? A connection? To be the… Read more »

Jokes to Tell Your Kids

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The last couple of years my seven year old has really developed a sense of humor. His timing is good, he loves to laugh and he appreciates humor from others. He can be super silly at times, too. I found a few kids’ jokes and just tried them on him and got the… Read more »