5 Things I wish I knew when I first started blogging

5 things i wish i knew when i first started blogging
Over the past few years, blogging has evolved from personal journals to big business, and the way we blog has undergone so many changes and evolutions that its barely recognizable from the simple online journals it began as.  I started my first blog many years ago, and through trial and error, there are a few things Ive learned that make my blogging life much easier and more efficient.  Here are a few things that I wish every new blogger could know.

Coffee Crusted Mahi Mahi #HavaJava

I may have mentioned this before, but I have a little obsession with coffee.
As a mom, I don't get a lot of sleep, or a lot of downtime, so I make it a priority to start my morning with a few quiet moments and a hot cup of coffee or two before the kids wake up and chaos reigns again.  Of course, I also have a second coffee before lunch, and a frozen coffee mid afternoon, and some mocha scented fro-yo as a treat after dinner.....

6 Things Nobody Tells You About Potty Training

Potty training, no matter what way you look at it, its not fun for anyone.  Luckily the thought of not having to change any more diapers ( or at leats 10-12 less a day)  is enough to inspire even the most reluctant parents.  We are now elbows deep in our second round of potty training and I'm pretty sure my bathroom will never be clean again, and I'm being reluctanlty reminded of a few "surprises" I discovered in the first round.

Win Your Back to School Supplies with GreatClips #GreatList


As parents, back to school is a busy, expensive time.  We have to get the kids back on their schedules, get ourselves ready for the demands of school in addition to day to day activities, and we have to make sure our kids have all of the gear that they need to succeed. 
Its stressful, and expensive, but have we ever stopped and thought about the preparations being made on the other side? Every year teachers spend an average of $1,000 on supplies to help our children learn. That's a lot to pay out of pocket, and its just one of the many ways that they are supporting our children's educations.  Without their support, can you imagine how bleak our children's classrooms would be?

Marvelous Mocktails


Summer is the perfect time to sit in the backyard and enjoy the sunshine with a great book and a cocktail, or in my case to chase the kids around the backyard while constantly tidying it up and preventing escapes.  Just because you cant have a DRINK though, dosnt mean you cant enjoy a delicious cocktail, just reach for a mocktail.

9 Ways to Beat Writers Block


8 awesome wayt to beat writers block

We've all been there.  Sitting in front of a blank computer screen, knowing you have to write something, Its what you do, but nothing is coming to mind.  Sure you have a ton of vague ideas and even some great ones floating around in your head somewhere, but wherever they are tonight, they're not coming out to play.
Writers block,  its a bloggers arch nemesis, and it happens to everyone.  For me, its usually a sign that Im starting to burn out., that the seemingly endless hours in front of the computer are taking their toll, and my eyes, and mind, are done.
Luckily there are a few things you can do to ease that block in your mind.  Here is what works for me.