Social Media Silence

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Yesterday both my mom and my friend Angel (who I met at last year's Overnight Walk, see pic) messaged me asking if I was OK. And I am...OK. I guess my last blog post about things I hate about mental illness and my "social media silence" as Angel put it were signs to them. I can feel a lack of … [Read more...]

10 Things I Hate About Mental Illness

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I'm not ashamed to have mental illness, but it does really suck to have it...for lots of reasons. Can you relate? I know I'm not alone here. So many things to contend with and fight against on a daily basis. There are days I want to scream, or cry, or maybe both. So what are 10 things I … [Read more...]

Spontaneous Combustion

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I always burn out after a big event. Sometimes I think of it as a hangover, but this year its definite burnout. So its taken me several days to write this. After months of fundraising and planning, last weekend was the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Overnight Walk, bringing suicide … [Read more...]

Donate a Photo to Help Give a Baby in the NICU a Blanket

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Disclosure: This post was compensated as part of a social media campaign by Acorn Influence.  Throwback Thursday: The Comes Family Circa 2010 A few good friends of mine is a preemie moms, so when I heard about a simple way to help babies in the NICU, I was definitely on board.  Johnson & … [Read more...]

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

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Summer. We're not quite there yet, the kids are still in school until next week, but its coming up fast. I know it'll be a busy one. Always a lot of activity and play time since we have to enjoy the good weather. Its beautiful and sunny (yes even in rainy Seattle) and with the sun and extra outdoor … [Read more...]

How to Dip Dye Hair with Kool-Aid Beverage

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My big Overnight Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is next weekend, and in honor of this big event, I'm dyeing my hair blue with Kool-Aid drink. Remember back in 2011 when I dyed my hair blue after raising funds for suicide prevention? It was a big statement, and helped me … [Read more...]

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Blu-Ray/DVD Exclusive Deal

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I loooove Chris Pine. Seriously, if he's in a movie I'm seeing it. So yum! And the cool thing about the film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is that not only do you get the eye candy, you can actually enjoy this film with your partner. Can you say at-home movie date night!!? This film is non-stop action … [Read more...]

My Illness Lies and I Can’t Help But Listen

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A couple nights ago I had the worst headache of my life. OK, maybe not the worst. I get headaches a lot and sometimes they're bad. But this one seriously made me want to vomit. I couldn't fall asleep and just wanted to cry, and since I've been spacey and not myself. But honestly, I'm pretty sure I … [Read more...]

How to Text the Technophobe Dad: Lowest Price Unlimited Plan

Its not easy to encourage a technophobe Dad to text. But its more than possible with low priced unlimited talk, text and data/web with #FamilyMobile. Here are the steps we took to get my Dad to step into the 21st Century. #shop #cbias

How do you text a thrifty technophobe Dad who doesn't own a phone? Get him one for Father's Day of course...and be sure to make it the lowest price unlimited plan with talk, text and web/data. With Father's Day on its way, the kids, John and I took a little family shopping expedition to Walmart … [Read more...]

Healthy Habits for Women’s Health

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When I think of women's health of course mental health comes to mind. It's what I do after all. But its not just about those of us diagnosed with a mental illness. Mental health is so much bigger, and when it comes to all women, particularly moms, it takes on a whole new meaning. All of us lose … [Read more...]

Mobile Apps To Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety

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"I love living in the future." ~ John Comes, the husband Its one of his favorite sayings, he's such a tech guy. I  love living in the future too truly, but its also pretty stressful. Even for those not pre-disposed to an anxiety disorder, life "in the future" can easily become overwhelming. Our … [Read more...]

Easy Home Management with Homezada {Giveaway}

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This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by HomeZada. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Opinions as always are my own.   Owning a home is a TON of work, am I right? In 2005, when we moved into our current home it … [Read more...]

The Lego Movie Digital Copy is NOW Available

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Ronin has been counting down the days until June 17th  when The Lego Movie comes out on DVD/Blue Ray...so as we were looking through Amazon Instant Video today I was shocked and excited to see that The LEGO Movie Digital Copy is now available! I had no idea it was coming out on digitial download so … [Read more...]

Guest Post: PTSD and the Abused Child now Mother

TRIGGER WARNING: Child abuse and post traumatic stress disorder. Child abuse crisis information can be found at  www.childhelp.org/pages/hotline-home. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is 800-4-A-CHILD … [Read more...]

SoFabCon: Worth a Cancelled Flight & Lost Luggage

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Sitting at the Dallas airport Friday's with my pal Kerri @_themaven, we toasted our SoFabCon adventure about to begin. I was fortunate enough to win the trip from the conference because of this post and was so excited for the adventure. Fifteen minutes later and the American Airlines mobile … [Read more...]