My Reality: Letting Go and Holding On

It’s taken me some time to write these words.

To process them not only in my mind, but in my heart.

My teenage son recently asked what for most would seem like an innocent, normal question.

“Momma, can I walk with my friends to the next neighborhood over?”

Already knowing I would hesitate and most likely respond with a “Not today”, our next door neighbor jumped in with “Mrs.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

I am fairly open about my culinary skills – or lack thereof – with my online community.

I am slowly embracing and learning to love/like time spent in the kitchen. Especially, when it comes to cooking dishes that are my family’s favorite and I know it’ll bring a smile to their faces and requests for “More, please!”. My children, also, each enjoy getting in the kitchen and “helping” out as much as possible.

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5 Questions to Ask When Buying A Car

5 Questions to Ask When Buying A Car

Disclosure: This article on 5 questions to ask when buying a car is written in partnership with Bluff Road Auto Sales.

Our family has been in limbo with our quest to add new-to-us vehicle over the past year. It’s time but we want to find the right vehicle at the right price for our family’s needs.

My husband is a researcher. He will find every article there is to narrow down our choices,

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5 Ways to Raise a Self-Confident Child

Raising a Self-Confident Child

This past  school year I noticed my 3rd grader was struggling with believing in his capabilities to embrace and achieve new things. The simplest “no” or unsuccessful attempt would result in him being sullen and holding back tears.

As his mom, of course I want him to be self-confident and willing to embrace the new and different. I honestly believe that self-confidence is a key component of success in life. It’s, also, something I have struggled with throughout my life and want better for my children.

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Why Everyone Needs a Plan for Their Money

Why Everyone Needs a Plan for Their Money

Contrary to popular belief, a savings account isn’t the best place to keep your money. A safe would be a little more appropriate (at least that way you actually own your money in the event something happens to the bank or your account) but there are arguably much better ways to invest your money.

Does that word sound scary? Invest?

Don’t worry, even your savings account is technically an investment. You see,

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7 Reasons You Need To Improve Business Writing Skills

7 Reasons You Need To Improve Business Writing Skills to Succeed In Life and Business

Writing skills may bring back a lot of memories of English classes that you took long ago, however the truth is that being able to write well can help you progress further than you’d expect in business and your daily life. There’s no end to the benefits that come from being able to produce high quality and original pieces of text. While many people may be unsure just how writing can help them, the following reasons show just how vital writing can be to your success:

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Buying Your Teenager A Car

Buying Your Teenager A Car FB

Disclosure: This article on buying your teenager a car is written in partnership with University Motor Company.

I can’t even believe it’s time for me to start contemplating this. It seems like just yesterday we were in middle school creating a savings plan for his first car. In my mind that was decades away. But. Here we  are. This summer my oldest baby will be celebrating his 16th birthday and I am being bombarded with the question from family and friends,

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