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...]

New Toy Rush Game FREE in the iOs App Store

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My husband John is a video game developer and he's been living in a land of toys for the past couple of years. Today is the culmination of all of his incredibly hard work and passion. TOY RUSH is now available via the iOs App Store for iPad and iPhone worldwide! If you need a ringing endorsement, … [Read more...]

Shop Amazon via Twitter #AmazonCart

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias. I just used Twitter to buy super cool wine glasses on Amazon. OK, wait ... Did that sentence even make sense? How could I use Twitter … [Read more...]

Not All Rejoice for Mother’s Day

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There are a lot of people out there cringing at the thought of another Mother's Day. We often forget this fact as we 're splashing the latest gift ideas or celebrations for moms across the Internet. Not everyone wants to celebrate or even feels worthy of a celebration, and I think that's OK. Just … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health {On the Move}

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This Sunday, May 11th, Postpartum Progress--the world's most widely read blog about perinatal and postpartum mood disorders--is  hosting its 6th annual Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health. 24 letters to new moms, one posted each hour on the hour, from women who have been there. I'm honored to … [Read more...]

Tips to Make the Most of a Conference When You Have Social Anxiety

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I have social anxiety, and too much stress–even good stress–makes me shut down. Have you ever felt that way? Over the last few years as I’ve attended blogging conferences, I’ve learned a few things about how to better manage my mental health and boost my confidence, and honestly to also maximize … [Read more...]

Honoring Loved Ones Lost

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Next month I'll be walking in the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in Seattle. And I'd like to honor your loved ones lost to suicide. Last year in DC I walked wearing this shirt. I'll be honoring these beautiful very-loved people again this year but have been given a few more names and plan to … [Read more...]

2014 Seattle Mom Prom, The Ultimate Ladies Night to Benefit Postpartum Support International

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. Who's going to Seattle Mom Prom!? I've gone the past 3 years and it is a BLAST and for a great cause! The Seattle Mom Prom  is a benefit to celebrate and honor moms.  It is a super-fun evening of drinks, desserts and dancing--the ultimate ladies night out!  While this is a ladies only event, it … [Read more...]