How My Son Won the Turkey Trot

I'd like to blame my sluggishness in writing this post on being so swamped with holiday work, but that's only part of the truth. I dragged my feet in sharing this story because it's one that packs a serious gut punch to my mom heart. It's a true story, a sweet story, a simple story. It's a story with a powerful lesson I'll never forget. It's the story of how my son won the Turkey Trot. Every year our children's elementary school does a Turkey Trot the week of Thanksgiving. I always said we'd participate if my kids asked to do it. ...

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Let's Chat The Wonder Book Club Discussion Questions

Friends, I won't lie--this holiday season is slaying me a bit. As in, I'm already jonesing for a loooong nap and the calendar has barely flipped over to December. Whenever the Christmas crazy touches down, I crave withdrawal time. Time to retreat, rest up and restore. And in my book there's no better way to do this than to with a book! Pass me the cup of hot chocolate and a yummy read, and my soul is well on it's way to taking a precious pause amidst the fun and festivities.   What books am I snuggling up to during these much-needed breaks? ...

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Earn Gas Rewards Points while Grocery Shopping

*** Thank you to ACME for sponsoring this post so I can fill you in on their new partnership with Sunoco where you can earn gas rewards points by grocery shopping.*** There are two things I spend a considerable amount of money on monthly, groceries and gas. I know I can’t be alone in saying I wish I could to save more money on these Two G words. Right now, with the extra food needed for the holidays, and traveling to and from relatives, many budgets can be quickly taxed by these expenses. But don't be discouraged! ACME just started a new Sunoco Gas rewards program in partnership with Sunoco that will help you ...

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How to Ace a Work Holiday Party

***Thank you to Grand Lux Cafe for hosting The Mom of the Year staff holiday party! We had such a delightful evening and are happy to share our work holiday party experience with all of you!*** Friends, I can't say how very proud I am of all the growth The Mom of the Year has experienced in the past year. And NONE of it would have happened without my tremendous team behind me. I'm so thankful for these ladies, these fellow mommas in the trenches who are walking this road with me, and I'm so very, very grateful to Grand Lux ...

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Pure Baby Wipes for Your Little One

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions about these pure baby wipes expressed in my post are my own. Parenthood is chockful of choices. So many choices that it can all be super overwhelming. Breastmilk or formula? Baby-led weaning or purees? Cloth or disposable diapers? Do pure baby wipes really matter? We all want what’s best, and choosing baby wipes for our family is no different. So many options claim to be “natural” and upon further investigation are really not what they appear to be. Being able to purchase them easily is another huge ...

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