One of my favorite movie quotes

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I was watching “What To Expect When Expecting” the other night. I know.. I know… Better late than never. But, Chris Rock had a great quote that really hit home with me. It really sums up how I feel about doing what I do. Before becoming a foster parent, I spent most of my time going out with my friends and while I love my friends and loved spending time with them, I don’t think I was truly happy until I became a mom.
“End of the day, family’s all that matters. Not the races and the trophies and the endorsements. Not the money and the women, and the sex and the drugs, and partying with Jimmy Buffett at the back of Willie Nelson’s bus. None of that means jack shit when I’m gone. But you guys, my kids, that’s all we really leave behind.”, “There’s no such thing as ready. You just jump on a moving train and try not to die.”, “Dude, you’re gonna be fine. You just got to get over your fear of babies. They can smell fear, like bears or wives.”, “You just don’t get it do you? We love being dads. When I was young, I used to think I was so happy. But now I know I’m happy. Exhausted, but happy. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”, & “You don’t know true love until you wipe someone’s butt.”

I think this pretty much sums up my life today. Wouldn’t change a thing!

Only 8 more Fridays until Christmas!

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I had quite a wake up call when I realized that there are only 8 more Fridays until Christmas. That means only 8 more paydays!! With kids and other family members to buy for that means that it’s time to start my shopping list. Guess it’s time for me to get busy. Have you started your Holiday shopping? If so, what’s the one must have on your list? Leave a comment for a chance to win a $10 Wal-Mart Gift Card from

Stay tuned because I am going to start adding items to my Holiday Shopping Guide, so maybe it will give you some ideas for things to buy for your family.


Fall In Love w/Learning Giveaway Event

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I strongly believe that learning should happen at school but should also continue at home. I enjoy spending time with my kids and teaching them new things so even though they are learning at their daycare I also work with them on things at home. Because I’m spending time with them, they get excited about learning so that makes me happy.

 Prize Value: $120
Hosted by:A Lucky Ladybugand 
Make Our Own NetworkTeach My, award winning all-in-one learning kits for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. No need to spend hundreds of dollars going to several stores buying individual teaching tools, Teach My kits provide everything necessary for learning the basics, all in a portable and storable case.Did you know you can find Teach My products at Toys ‘R’ Us Stores across the USA and online at most big box retailers?  I strongly believe that learning should be continue at home as well as in child care facilities.  I enjoy spending time with my kids and teaching them new things.   Because I’m spending time with them, they get excited about learning so that makes me happy.

This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on October 30th, 2014.  Good Luck!!

Fight Like a Girl Blog Hop~ Win a $15 Target Gift Card

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Welcome to the first annual “Fight Like a Girl” Blog hop
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Blogging, Freebies & Giveaways

Up All Night BloggingWe are a community of bloggers that love throwing giveaways and bringing you amazing prizes! Each blogger on the list below has a minimum value of $10 but most giveaways exceed that limit! Be sure to “hop” along to each blog and enter to win some amazing prizes there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! please don’t forget sharing is caring! Let your friends in on the fun! is giving away a $15 Target Gift Card, so be sure to enter below.

Thank you for stopping by and Good luck!




Plus Size Fashion Trends for Fall

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I am desperately in need of some new core wardrobe pieces, so I have been looking into some of the latest fall fashions.  One of the looks that keeps coming up is a jewel tone peplum top.  I found this beautiful sweetheart neckline peplum top from Fashion To Figure for just $30.50.   While I’m not big on wearing skirts, I think this would look just fine with a nice pair of black pants.  Check out the link for even more plus size fashion trends.   peplumtop

Mommy & Me Birthday Bash Event~Win a Combi Cosmo Stroller

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Welcome to the #MommyMeBirthdayBash Hosted by Mommy By Nurture This is one of 22 prizes up for grabs this month!    The Combi Cosmo Umbrella Stroller is a great option for moms on the go.  I’ve been looking for a great stroller to attach to my double stroller and I think this is it.  Love it!


To see all 22 prizes and their active dates to enter you can view the Mommy & Me Birthday Bash Event Page.



This giveaway is sponsored by Combi for our guests of honor Nichole and Davin of Mommy By Nurture. Event coordinator for the #MommyMeBirthdayBash is Tales From A Southern Mom with Co-Hosts to this giveaway being Stellar Manic Mommy and Mom At 40

If you are on the go with little space to store a stroller the Combi Cosmo Stroller is a perfect option for your family! Light weight, basket, cup holder, and easy storage! You can also carry this with a strap. View a full review of the Combi Cosmo Stroller from Mommy By Nurture.

One winner from all eligible entries will win their choice of black, red, or blue in the Cosmo! Retail value is $129.99 (If for any reason the color you choose becomes unavailable to you a second option will be provided.)

Terms of service: One person may enter per household, Open to the 48 Contiguous States age 18+. Void where prohibited. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries. Winner has 48hrs from time of contact email to reply or another winner must be chosen. Mommy By Nurture will need to provide the sponsor your full name, address, and phone number for shipping purposes. This information is never sold or given to anyone else. If you wish to sign up for any newsletter as an entry to the giveaway, your information will only be provided to the newsletter you signed up for and never sold or given away as well. We respect your privacy. Product will ship from sponsor and normally ships within 2-6 weeks. You may come back daily to get additional entries for the Daily Secret Word, Daily voting, or Tweets. Refer your friends for even more entries. Good luck!

Disclosure: This website was not compensated for this post. My website/blog is not responsible for fulfillment of this prize. Prizes will be shipped by each individual sponsor listed. This giveaway and post are not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or any other social media platforms. If you have any questions, or would like to see your product featured on Mommy By Nurture, in the next product review or giveaway, please contact Nichole at Mommy By Nurture

Twitter Party Hosting with

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In addition to other Social Media Management Services, I also offer hosting and co-hosting of Twitter Parties. I am an experienced Twitter Party host, co-host, and panelist. A Twitter Party is a fast-paced virtual party held on Twitter that helps build buzz about your product or brand!


  • Generally last 1 hour and can be held at any time of day although afternoon and evening are recommended for maximum participation.
  • Great way to connect with people and engage in conversation about your brand and related topics.
  • Organized and hosted by Dena, a co-host, and up to three panelists to help focus the conversation and keep the party engaging.


  • Sponsor– As the Twitter Party sponsor, you are responsible for providing the prizes for the party. I also encourage you to attend using your brand Twitter handle. It’s a great way to directly engage with your consumers
  • Host– The party host will post an RSVP post one week before the party date, develop the hashtag for the party, and create the party Tweetgrid. The host will also develop promotional tweets about the party, assist in creating the questions, ask the questions during the party, and interacts with guests during the party.
  • Co-host– The co-host retweets the questions and important information from the party host. They engage with party guests to keep the conversation flowing and is also in charge of drawing, announcing, and collecting prize winner information.
  • Panelists– Party panelists engage with party guests to keep the conversation engaging.
  • Guests– The guests are Twitter users participating in the Twitter Party. They tweet their responses/answers with the associated hashtag created for the party. They must RSVP and participate actively in the party to be eligible to win party prizes.


  • Great way to build buzz for your product or brand as your name and hashtag will be tweeted across the twitter streams of all party attendees during the event
  • Can generate hundreds to thousands of tweets in a small period of time
  • Increased traffic to your website before, during, and after the Twitter party
  • Track those who are interested in your brand and attended your party with the RSVP list or by searching your hashtag
  • Low-cost advertising method with a large reach


  • Experienced Twitter party host – Dena has worked with variety of brands including tourism organizations such as Visit West Volusia and CD launches such as Slugs and Bugs.
  • Develop a party theme and write script to help with time management
  • Create and promote landing page for party promotion/collecting attendee info
  • Use multiple social media channels for promotion and advertising of the party
  • Organize and provide link to party Tweetgrid
  • Hosting of party and gathering of prize winner information
  • Report on number of Twitter followers gained as well as emails and Twitter handles collected through the party landing page

For pricing information and to discuss your particular needs, please contact Dena at I look forward to working with you!


Fall In Love w/Learning Blogger Opp

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3 Teach My Learning Kits
 Prize Value: $120
Hosted by:

A Lucky Ladybug


Make Our Own Network

Sign-ups close 10/13

Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.

M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

**If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a M.O.O.N. event similar to this or a Blogger interested in working with M.O.O.N. please contact