Category Archives for "Living Life"

Living Life is about being a parent, giving tips for home management, finance, humor, love, and everything the day throws your way.

Why Does Telling Your Child No Hurts

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Florida Prepaid College Board, but all opinions expressed here are my own. I’m happy to share our experience because believe that education is the greatest gift that we can give our children and we can prepare for our children’s future through prepaid college.

Education is important and it's the best gift that we can give our children.

Do you remember the time you really wanted something? You had your heart set. It was that thing you needed, wanted, thought about. If you didn’t get it, you feared you might lose a limb. I have a daughter, and she had one of those “things.” It controlled every thought she had. She put it in every sentence she could. It would appear on TV, and she would scream for me to see it. The problem was I couldn’t afford it.Continue reading

October 5, 2017

A Website for Under $10

Easy Website for Business


I would like to get honest. I have six websites. They are all WordPress sites. I currently pay people to handle the design and the hosting each month and it is several hundred dollars. I have never done my site layout. I am scared to touch anything on my current sites because they are so complex, and my new one isn’t. The old ones have themes, widgets, custom code. I still to this day meaning since 2009 am unable to make changes to my site. That is why when I heard about iPage I decided to try it out. I want an Easy Website Business so I tried it out for two reasons:Continue reading

September 26, 2017

How to Get a Job After The Military

This is sponsored post that I wrote because I believe in supporting a business that supports our Military. Walmart has pledged 20 million dollars since 2011 to reintegrate Veterans back into the civilian world. I 100% support helping our nations best as they become civilians.

Joe Quinn, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart

Vetsource is just another way that Walmart shows their commitment again to the greatest men and women our country has to offer, the Veterans. Walmart is a company that puts our forces first when they return to the civilian workplace, and they know how to help the military. When I think back to when my husband was transitioning from his Naval Career to the civilian world. He had a lot of questions about how to get a job after the military.Continue reading

A Town You Should Visit

This content is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Community Outreach
programs, but views and thoughts are my own and written from my heart I am #MyTownProud.

Discover the beauty of Fluvanna County in Virginia. Read the reasons why we chose to live in this US town and I'm proud to introduce to you our local town hero.

The morning was damp, and I pulled on my worn red bathrobe. I opened my back door and almost lost my balance as my puppy jumped down the stairs and rushed into the backyard. I pulled my arms across my chest and took a deep breath. The country air breathes life into me.

I heard a strange noise. I didn’t recognize it at first. Then I went through the database of everything it could be, and I realized it was a cow welcoming the sun. I couldn’t believe I live in a place that is so quiet that I could hear a cow that lives miles away. I live in a gated neighborhood. The gate is more to protect the lake than it is to safeguard the people from one another.Continue reading

September 15, 2017

How to Travel With A Dog By Car

How to Travel With A Dog By Car

Read my tips on how to travel with a dog by car. Check out my dog travel must haves.

You are going across town or across the country. You need pet transport. You need tips on how to travel with a dog by car. I understand. I just traveled with three kids and a dog from Virginia to Florida and not only did we survive but we had a great time. It required planning on my part but once I implemented my plan our puppy was happy and so were my children.

I was truly worried that this trip would have been the demise of me considering I planned to stop overnight and had to look for pet friendly accommodations.Continue reading

September 12, 2017

Indoor Birthday Party Ideas

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine.

It was raining. The kind of rain that sounds like a herd of elephants is moving quickly across your roof. The rain doesn’t bother me. It would have if the party I had planned for today were outside but after being rained out last year. I decided that I need to have indoor birthday party ideas. I went to work right away creating a list of things that I could do the following year because having kids that were set to play sports outside descend upon your house was something I wasn’t going to do again. I am still not sure how cake ended up on the fan but as they say, “kids will be kids.” This year the kids will be busy, and I will not need a day of rest after the party to recover. In case you were wondering I didn’t know about the cake until we turned on the fan.

Now you understand why having a plan to host a party indoors is better than doing it because you have to. It is, in fact, easier to plan an indoor party. You can use the space you have without worrying that a party guest will end up at your neighbors.

Have a successful party that you won't have to worry if it will rain by planning an indoor party. Check out these indoor birthday party ideas.

There are a couple of things to consider:Continue reading