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Preventing Digital Damage: 4 Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

Preventing Digital Damage: 4 Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

DISCLAIMER: THIS POST IS NOT SPONSORED. THIS POST IS IN COLLABORATION WITH Christine Kyriakakos Martin . ALL OPINIONS ARE HER OWN.  SEE MY DISCLOSURE/ PRIVACY POLICY. THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. The digital age has given new generations of parents something extra to worry about:How […]

Keep Your Kids Busy With These “Things To Do” Deals In Hampton Roads on Groupon!

Keep Your Kids Busy With These “Things To Do” Deals In Hampton Roads on Groupon!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are mine alone. This post contains Affiliate links. Photo credit RF123 This time of year is so slow, especially for our kids in the Hampton Roads area! But there are so many places we often forget […]

Your Top Three People To Get You Through Your Tough Moments Of Life!

Your Top Three People To Get You Through Your Tough Moments Of Life!

DISCLAIMER:  THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST. THIS IS ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. PHOTO CREDIT RF123

How do you find yourself getting through your tough moments in your life? We have so many stresses from our lives like work, bills, family and everyday life in general. But who are the people in your life that help keeps you sane from it all? When I was younger I cannot think of a moment without my close friends. But as you grow older life situations change and people who were in your inner circle changes. I had to ask myself, “who are my top three people?”

I didn’t know the importance of my top three until I started having my children. But, I found that when I became a mom many of my friends were not. Some were in certain places building their own lives getting married or their careers were exploiting. I sat envious listing to there lives full of adventure traveling, fun dates and overall fun, not mom life like me. How could I make talking about kids poppy diapers sound exciting?

Having your top three around is your way of keeping your sanity. Those who understand are the ones who have lived through the hardest of times. My top three is very understanding, able to connect with you even when you do not want to hear it. Ask yourself who are your top three people and do they fit these qualities?

They tell you the truth with no pity party!

Your top three are going to keep it real with you. No sugar coating anything. You know they have your back! They will tell you that you need to take care of yourself even when you can’t make it happen. They will not judge you for being a hot mess just merely take those gifts and make it work in your current situation. Who does that in your life?

You can Vent without consequences!

Your top three will help act as your witness to your thoughts, how you might think you’re a bad mom or bring you back after a situation has gone bad with your significant other! They are your very best therapist! The best part is you are building even a stronger bond for a life long sisterhood.

Health Support when you are down!

Recently my girlfriend’s family had the flu! Knowing this is contagious, I still helped her when she could not. Some would look down on this but helping is in my blood because she is a single mom with no other support. I was her help to get stuff she needed or a quick vent about being sick! As sick as she and her family were, she was thankful for this!

They have your back!


Your top three will let you nap while they help you with your kids despite if they need to do their own responsibilities. They won’t guilt you for not taking care of yourself but will help you to find ways to feel better for yourself.

Having a top three will only help you navigate through the hardest moments of life. They even can help if you have other friends who aren’t in this close-knit circle but help cultivate better relationships with everyone in your life without you going crazy!

Who are your Top Three?

Sand, Sun, and Kid-Friendly Fun in New Smyrna Beach

Sand, Sun, and Kid-Friendly Fun in New Smyrna Beach

With 17 miles of white sand and beautiful blue waters, New Smyrna Beach, located on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, is a prime spot for families wanting to plan a getaway this spring. And with so many kid-friendly attractions, camps, and free activities, they’ll want to do […]

2019 Brings A Good Reason Why You Need To Be Excited To Go to Busch Gardens In Williamsburg!

2019 Brings A Good Reason Why You Need To Be Excited To Go to Busch Gardens In Williamsburg!

DISCLAIMER: THIS POST IS NOT SPONSORED. I AM PARTICIPATING IN THE BUSCH GARDENS MEDIA AMBASSADOR PROGRAM. I RECEIVED PASSES TO FACILITATE MY PARTICIPATION IN ALL EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. SEE MY DISCLOSURE/ PRIVACY POLICY. IMAGE CREDIT BUSCH GARDENS/SEAWORLD ENTERTAINMENT. 2019 has […]


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Parents Bring the Vegas Experience to you with Confetti Casino!

Parents Bring the Vegas Experience to you with Confetti Casino!

After a long day being after the kids, working or hours spent tackling life’s to-do lists, we’re all looking for the best way to de-stress and relax. In other words, as parents, all need our “me” time. Usually, for me, this might mean cuddling up […]

As the Kids Will Play, So Can The Parents On The Weekends At Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

As the Kids Will Play, So Can The Parents On The Weekends At Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

The festival officially kicked off  May 27th but you have a few  weekends left until July 1 to enjoy amazing food selections and savory drink specials, the Food and Wine Festival has to offer to  Busch Gardens goers Don’t miss out on all the fun and […]

MilSpouses: Practice Self-Love This Year With SpouseLink!

MilSpouses: Practice Self-Love This Year With SpouseLink!

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.  This post is a collaboration between  SpouseLink on behalf of FitFabFun.This promotion is in no way sponsored by Facebook or FabFitFun. See my disclosure/ privacy policy.   It’s no secret that MilSpouses are used to putting others first. Whether it’s your […]

Get Excited to See 12 Strong Coming soon to Theaters on Jan 19!!! See my Review and Score Tickets to Take a Friend Giveaway!

Get Excited to See 12 Strong Coming soon to Theaters on Jan 19!!! See my Review and Score Tickets to Take a Friend Giveaway!

This post is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Warner Bros. Pictures. I received information to facilitate me on my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation in RWM http://media.thereviewwire.com/   Time for another action-packed […]

Review of the VA Beach Philly Pretzel Factory!

Review of the VA Beach Philly Pretzel Factory!

We love to try different places in an around our local area! When The Philly Pretzel Factory, the kids, approached us and I got in the car to drive out to Virginia Beach for a family fun food date! Who does not love pretzels right? […]