guest blog post: instilling gratitude in our children – what worked for our family

Welcome to this week’s edition of #TakeOverTuesday! Today we are joined by Jess. Jess blogs at www.rebelsoulmom.com, is on insta @rebelsoulmom AND she owns her own social media marketing company, JS Creative Strategy. Jess is a working wife and mom, with two adorable kiddos and two fur babies. She is a young cancer survivor who is on a mission to inspire other moms to find the good in every mo...

living intentionally for excellence

I received one of the best compliments the other day from a friend and former co-worker. She sent me an image on Instagram that said “I woke up today and realized I don’t have what it takes to be average” and she sent it with a note that said “This reminds me of you”. Wow! Seriously, that might be the best compliment I’ve ever received. This friend is a former employee of mine. She is...

guest blog post: mrs. overpack her diaper bag

Welcome to this week's edition of #TakeOverTuesday! Today we are joined by Marta. Marta has been a major source of inspiration for me since I joined the mom blogging world. I'm pretty sure she has some sort of magic mom super powers! Marta blogs at http://www.martalarissa.com/. She is on Insta @martalarissa_, she is the creative mind behind @honestlymothering on Instagram AND she recently open...

inside the blogger’s studio

I’m a big fan of James Lipton’s show, Inside the Actor’s Studio. If you’re not familiar with this show, you need to check it out! James Lipton interviews famous TV and movie stars, discussing their childhood, careers and everything between. At the end of each interview he runs through the same list of questions with each of his guests. I love hearing everyone’s responses to these ques...

guest blog post: 4 hacks for parenting a strong willed toddler

It's #TakeOverTuesday! This week we're hearing from Maria. Not only is Maria a mom to two beautiful little ladies, but she has the best ideas for parties. Today she is sharing some creative hacks for parenting strong willed toddlers. I haven't gotten to the toddler stage yet, but I know many of you are knee-deep in toddler mayhem, so I'm sure you will enjoy her post! By Maria @tinselbox_holida...

coconut curry chicken

I feel the need to start off this post with the disclosure that I am not a measurer; I am a taster. This is the primary reason that I am a cooker and not a baker. Baking requires precision and I’m anything but precise in the kitchen. So, there you have it – now let’s get started on this week’s “Cooking with Lindsey” recipe. Your base for this recipe is coconut milk. The pic below...

my view on world breastfeeding week

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7. Who knew? I sure didn’t, until this year, when my fellow mom bloggers took to social media to post pictures of their little ones nursing, with their post proclaiming “breast is best” and touting what a beautiful experience it is to nurse their child and how they wouldn’t have it any other way. And to them I say, Bravo Mama! I, on the other hand, h...

guest blog post: 5 ways to have a date night in on a budget

I'm so excited for our first #TakeOverTuesday blog post and I couldn't be happier that our first guest blogger is Reg. She is a powerhouse mama with some fun ideas for date nights on a budget. I hope you enjoy her blog as much as I do. And I'm blogging on her site today, discussing ten things I've learned since becoming a mom. Head on over to her blog to check out my post. By: Reg Lok Von H...

a weekend of highs and lows

Is it possible to cry tears of joy and sadness at the same time? That’s pretty much where I am today, as I’m thinking about the weekend ahead. July 29 is a day of great joy for us. July 29 is the one year anniversary of the date we found out we were pregnant; something we had been told wasn’t possible for us. For the first 15 years of our marriage, we were the “if” we ever have kids, no...

life changing carb free snack

Operation baby-weight-be-gone is in full effect and it’s working. Woot woot! My carb free lifestyle is working when I actually stay carb free. Monday through Friday, it’s fairly easy. Well, actually Monday through Thursday. When the weekend rolls around, it is so tough to stay on plan. We are an appetizer household and carb free appetizers are few and far between, or at least ones that I actu...