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This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Can you believe it is time for school? This summer FLEW by! I don’t know about...

Today I saw something on tv. This lady was making a powerful difference in the world. Changing lives, traveling the world. It got me thinking. Am I making a difference? Why am I here? Am I making the world a better place? Is this the life I am intended to live? Am I doing enough? Then I looked up and saw these faces.The answer to all those questions is YES!If...

How many moms out there take advantage of naptime to get a few chores done around the house? It’s the perfect time of day to do this since your children aren’t following you around making messes where you just cleaned. However, using this free time to clean can make it harder for you to get a good workout in. Since staying fit is just as important as maintaining...

Today was one of those days. Holidays have a way of making us look back and remember. I remember July 4th celebrations at home with family and friends. Just last year we had our best friends over, BBQed, and did fireworks. This year was different. This year was simple. There were no friends or extended family. There were no late night laughs and catching up on life. But you know what? There was singing, laughing, Cajun BBQ, and lots of simple AMAZING moments. I took in every moment. Do you know what happens when it is just your simple...

home  via Webster’s Dictionary  noun \ˈhōm\: the place (such as a house or apartment) where a person lives : a family living together in one building, house, etc. : a place where something normally or naturally lives or is locatedBut where is HOME? Since we moved, I have used this word a lot. The place we live is our home. The house we came from is home. The town we came from is home. Our old church is home. Mama’s house is home. Our new town is home. Our new house is home. When we travel “home” to Houston,...

This holiday season is much different than previous ones. This past Thanksgiving that was very clear! This year we are traveling a lot! When you travel you have to remember everything, everytime! All moms know that you do your best to remember everything for everyone but it is almost certain that you will forget something. Usually it is something of MINE that I forget. At Thanksgiving I forgot my brush and warm clothes. AHHH! But worse than that, I forgot to refill my medication before I left. That is when I realized just how much I...

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