Monday, October 17, 2011


You have spoken and here is your chance to vote!! GOOD LUCK ALL!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

March Of Dimes Fundraiser and Giveaway! Opens 10/15!!!

For those of you who do not know I have two children. With both my children I went into labor at 20 weeks!! Thanks to medical advancements (and a lot of patient Drs and support family) I was able to deliver my son full term!! My daughter was not so easy... My littlest pea was born two months early!! Due to a paper work mishap she never went to NICU... She was sent to the hospital at 6 weeks with failure to thrive! they thought she would be brain dead at best!! We went through DNA testing and genetics testing to see if she had any disabilities along with (or causing her) failure to thrive but none came back.

Flash forward 6 years and she is a healthy, active, sweet, and smart 6 year old cheerleading Girl Scout! At this point the only thing we are still working with for specialists are speech therapists!!!

So as you can see March of Dimes is a charity close to my heart!! For the second half of October we will be raising money and awareness for March of Dimes!

There is going to be two baskets given away and one GIANT basket raffled off!! Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 8 for $5 (if you donate $6 you get 9 tickets and if you donate $10 you get 16 etc etc) After you make your donation you will get an email from me with your raffle ticket #s...

To donate please click here:

Then Halloween night I will post as my status the winning # (don't worry you will get an email as well!) I will also announce the winners of the giveaway as well!! Then on November 1st I will donate all the proceeds of the ticket sales to March of Dimes!

Any questions please feel free to ask :)

Thank you for your support in this cause so close to my heart!

To enter the giveaway please fill out the form below!

Friday, October 7, 2011


This question comes from Amy:

Amy asks:

How do I get my kids' teachers to listen to me? I am a young mom and have a child in 1st and one in K and I have concerns but the teachers just push them aside and talk down to me. I think it is because of my age (I had my lids at 16 and 17). How can I get them to listen to me and not treat me like a kid??


First if it is because of your age than what they are doing is wrong!! I sometimes find that I am over sensitive sometimes and think people hate me or ignore me when they don't and it is just that their personality is a bit edgy. Either way of they are not listening to your concerns that is not only morally wrong but could also harm your children and be a violation of school policies.

The first thing you need to know and remember is (and this may sound mean but it is not) the teachers work for you! You are the one paying their paycheck so in essence you are their boss! They have a responsibility to listen to your concerns! I would first write a note and if no response send and email and then call! Most schools now have a 24 hour policy (if they do not respond in 24 hours or whatever time frame they give them, excluding weekend and holidays, they are in violation of school policy) If you get a I will get back to you and still nothing you are in your right to call the school guidance counciler or principal for a meeting.

I say these in extreme circumstances but I find just being open and comfortable with the teacher opens doors much quicker! It sounds like you may have some insecurities when it comes to the teachers. I know that a lot of time when our kids first go to school it is intimidating for us too but remember you are the mom, the boss, and the one in control!! Stay strong, confident, and in control and you will do great! It is obvious you are a loving mother who wants the best for your babies and they will get that if you just stick to your guns :)

What do you all think... Any other suggestions for Amy... Let us know!

And as always if you have any question please feel free to ASK AWAY and you may be our next ASK AWAY FRIDAY question!