Five summer getaways every special needs kid should have

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I was compensated for this post by SocialMoms on behalf of Alamo; all opinions are my own. I’ll admit it, we are theme park people!  With 2 kids with learning disabilities who need extensive stimulation, what’s better?  When it’s time to get away for the summer, we go where kid activities are at a maximum.  Here are our 5 favorite summer getaways: Universal Studios, Orlando: I LOVE this

Best Vacation Ever #ad #TargetWedding

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Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. This post was sponsored.   This summer was a little sad for us. Between household big ticket disasters and my hubby’s change of job, we weren’t able to take our annual week-long summer vacation. I think this is the first one we’ve missed since we were married! The great thing about vacations,

BGCA’s 3rd Annual Cyber Safe Futures – Keep Your Kids #CyberSafe

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I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for BGCA. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. My daughter made it through the first year of middle school and I’ve been wordering if it’s  time to consider if Amelia is mature enough for a simple smart phone as she enters grade 7. That idea truly has cybersafety on my mind! While my

Hillsong United Empires: A Bit Like Touching the Sky

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I have been compensated for this post by Family Christian. When I was went into labor with Amelia, there was this Enya CD I *had* to have in the delivery room. I played it over and over the 17 or so hours that my labor was induced, paused and induced again. My husband and my sister DETESTED that CD afterward, advising me to toss it out. I’ll

That Time I Messed Up Father’s Day… #NOWWellness

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This post was created as part of the #NOWWellness Blogger Ambassador Campaign in which I am a financially compensated blogger ambassador. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience. I’ve been trying to be a better person and let God turn me into one. But it seems no matter how far I go, I’m still locked into this thorny humanness that just

Get Fit and Healthy Now! Get Your Report on Detoxing Your Home

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  As a full time freelance writer and influencer, a wife and the mother of 2 children on IEP, life moves pretty fast! It’s so easy to neglect taking care of yourself, but the truth is it’s necessary. Another truth is that it doesn’t have to be that hard to detox your life. As I learned through my own journey, small changes can and do

What to Do When Your Marriage is in Trouble

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I have been compensated for this post by Family Christian.   What do you do when you’re marriage is trouble? There are many answers and solution but there are some things you should never do: 7 Things You Should Never Do When Your Marriage is in Trouble: Keep your friends informed of your marital challenges – but not your spouse. Keep your feelings bottled up inside. Mistake “letting myself

10 Ways to Stay Young #NOWWellness

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This post was created as part of the #NOWWellness Blogger Ambassador Campaign in which I am a financially compensated blogger ambassador. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience. Ok, so this year I’m looking a big number: age 50. This big birthday is only 5 months away but I’m not scared! Or, I should say, I’m not scared anymore. I was

Calling All Christian Warrior Moms: You Can Do This Too

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Ever feel like you need encouragement to be a strong mom? In today’s world, there are a lot of issues where the right to raise our children as we see fit is being taken away and given to authorities, who don’t know our kids nor have their best interests in mind. We should all work to safeguard children from abuse, molestation, bullying and other forms of violence

5 Ways to Eliminate Plastic in Your Home

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  Creating an environmentally-friendly and nontoxic home can be challenging, but if you take it one step at a time, you can succeed.  Keeping my home as green as possible has taken some work but one of the first hurdles I was successful at was eliminating plastic. Since we also avoid tin foil and we have school-aged children who need lunch packed daily, I thought