Cool Mom - Jessica and Boys
Parenting, Real Life

“You’re a Cool Mom If…”

"You're a Cool Mom If" - From the Eyes of a 4 and 6 year old."You're a Cool Mom If..." So I asked my boys, What makes me a "cool mom"? I mean, I've read a ton of articles about how it's important to be a parent, and not a friend... and I've even watched videos on how it's cool, to not be "cool".But have you ever participated in one of those Facebook questionaries where you ask your kids the list of random questions, just to see what they say? They're a ton of fun, and their answers can be a hoot!So...

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Faith and social media
Blogging, Real Life, Self Improvement

How my Faith is a Necessity with Social Media

How my Faith is a Necessity with Social Media: If you allow it, the online world can diminish your thoughts on self worth and value in minutes. Let's get in to your faith toolkit, and help you overcome these tough roadblocks in today's world. How my Faith is a Necessity with Social Media Have you ever fallen victim to a social media “crap-storm”? I can tell you from experience that being on the receiving end is not fun, but maybe not for the reasons you might guess. Now, before you go thinking that this is a rant about how unfair the world...

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how to get motivated with blogging
Blogging

The Importance of Blogging Relationships, Even as an Introvert

The Importance of Blogging Relationships, Even as an Introvert: Building blog relationships was and IS vital in growing my blog and I'm sharing how I build them, even in my yoga pants at home!Hey introvert... so good to see you here! Not an introvert? That's totally ok. You can keep reading because the tips I give in the video on building blogger relationships are critical for you too. I just call out introverts, because I've found that so many of us have found joy in blogging because we can communicate and be social, all while sitting in our yoga pants,...

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Husband and Wife: affection in marriage
Real Life, Self Improvement

Finding Your Purpose in Life – “Something Is Missing”

Finding Your Purpose in Life - Have you ever felt like something is "missing" in life, even if you feel like you shouldn't? The guilt of feeling like something is missing, yet having so much to be thankful for, is a real struggle with so many women!I love today's topic so much. As women, sometimes we feel like there has to be "more," but we have a mental conflict of guilt. You may find yourself saying... "Why should there be more? I have a great marriage, wonderful kids, and a great life. But why do I feel like something is...

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How to Make Money Blogging
Blogging

How to Overcome Feeling “Stuck” with Your Blog

How to Overcome Feeling "Stuck" with Your Blog: When you lack inspiration and motivation, and feel like you're hitting a blogging "wall." Hey blogger. If you're new here, I'm so happy you came by! If you've been a Fantabulosity follower for a while... well I'm glad you're here too! As some of you know, I've been blogging since 2011, and I've learned quite a bit. (From strategies and techniques, to how to make money blogging.)It Was Hard to Find Answers But there is one thing I remember clearly when I started out... it was SO hard to find answers to a...

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How to Respect Husband - In marriage
Marriage, Real Life

How to Respect Your Husband & How it May Save a Marriage

How to respect your husband and How it May Save Your Marriage - Respecting our husband is HARD at times, but it could be what saves our relationships.How to Respect Your Husband & How it May Save a MarriageRespecting my husband. I'm awful at it.Can I get real with you for a minute? Our 9 year wedding anniversary (but 19 years together) is coming up this week. For all of those years, I THOUGHT I respected my husband. I'd even argue the fact when we would get in to quarrels.I mean, in my head I did respect him...

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How to blog, beginner, answering questions on how to get started blogging. #blogging #howto
Blogging

Blogging Q&A #4: How Did you Get Started + Did you Take Writing Courses + Blog Finance Tools

Blogging Q&A #4: How Did you Get Started + Did you Take Writing Courses + Blog Finance Tools. I'm answering a few of YOUR questions in this video! Blogging Q&A #4 VideoHey you. Answering your blogging questions fills such a wonderful space in my heart. I truly mean that. Each time I answer your questions, (See Q&A #1, Q&A #2, and Q&A #3 too!) it takes me back to the time when I first started blogging. The thoughts of,Am I ever...

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House + Home, Parenting, Review

Avoid the Lunch Time Blues

This post has been sponsored by Mott's®, NABISCO, and Ziploc® brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Avoid the Lunch Time Blues: Moms of school aged kids, let's keep things simple but fun for the kids by using handy containers and delicious snacks for lunch!Hey you mom of a school age kiddo!I totally get it. We start the school year thinking that we're going to have it all together and become the most amazing mom ever, by sending a lunch to school that makes all of the other kids envious. But mom, making lunch for your kids doesn’t have...

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Blogging Q&A #3 - Have to have a niche
Blogging

Blogging Q&A #3: My Turning Point, Facebook Ads + Do You Have to Have a Niche?

Blogging Q&A #3: My Turning Point, Facebook Ads + Do You Have to Have a Niche? I answer these three questions in today's video, hoping it helps SO many of you!You know, I'm honestly not sure if there's anything better here in the blogging world than hearing from you all. When you ask these questions, it does SO many things. Here are just a few...• Tells me you're there. Online can be so lonely at times, until others speak up and create a voice.

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I Took YouTube Away for a Week, and This is What Happened
Parenting, Real Life

I Took YouTube Away from my Kids, and This is What Happened

I Took YouTube Away from my Kids for a Week, and This is What Happened. This isn't another post on limiting screen time, or I'm a Better Than You Post...In the event that this post gets shared on social media, I want to be completely up front with those of you who are visiting my blog for the first time. I write from passion, heart, and experience. I'm not a perfect mom. I'm not a perfect writer, and I'm sure as heck not a child psychologist. But I do speak from the heart, and adore sharing what I love...

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Blogging Questions: Can you really make money blogging, how to get readers to engage, and where to find music for videos
Blogging

Blogging Q&A #2: Engaging with Readers + Music for Videos + The Truth about Actually Making Money Blogging

Blogging Q&A #2: Engaging with Readers + Music for Videos + The Truth about Actually Making Money BloggingDo you know how much I LOVE reading your questions about blogging?! You guys, they're so good, and they're real, straightforward questions. I so enjoying reading them and answering them. If you haven't submitted yours yet (or have more to submit) you can do that HERE! If you missed the first video where I answered your blogging questions, you can see that one HERE!Ready to Start Your...

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Relaxing by the pond on a summer day - a day of relaxing for self improvement
Real Life, Review, Self Improvement

Time with Friends + “Check Out” for a Day of Rest

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K. All opinions are 100% mine.Check Out for a Day of Rest: Usually once a week, I'll "check out" and get off the map with my husband and kiddos for some mandatory distraction-free time."Check Out" for a Day of Rest I've mentioned quite a bit lately on Facebook that we've spent an abundant amount of time on my parents farm. It's funny—when I was a little girl, I didn't appreciate the serenity of the country and farm life. I thought it was SO awful that I missed out on...

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Creating Your Happy Marriage advice and support! Topics like affairs, cheating and infidelity can be tough topics.
Marriage, Real Life

If Your Husband Cheats and How to Make it Through

It's Episode 11 of the Creating Your Happy series, answering the question: "What to do when your husband (or wife) cheats, how you move on, and how to make it through." I'm flying solo on this marriage Q&A today for a couple of reasons! One, my hubby was out enjoying some "me time" (which I totally encourage in this video), and because someone submitted a question directed towards me to answer specifically!"What to do when your husband cheats, and how you move on, and how to make it through." 

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10 must see attractions in New York City
Review, Travel

NYC Bucket List: A Quick Guide to Must See Attractions

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hertz. All opinions are 100% mine.NYC Bucket List: A Quick Guide to Must See Attractions: If in New York City for only a short time, then THESE are the 10 must-see visits on your trip.New York City has been on my bucket list for some time. My husband and I LOVE to travel, and the Big Apple has been a destination that we've eyed for a while. Plus, the chances of New York City ending up on our future boarding passes, are incredibly high considering our lines of...

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Blogging questions answered: q&a affiliates, time to blog, and how to grow and get followers
Blogging

Blogging Q&A Video: Affiliates + Gaining Followers + Finding Time To Blog

Blogging Q&A Video: Affiliates + Gaining Followers + Finding Time To Blog — I'm answering a few of the questions you've asked, in a REAL way. Keep the questions coming!Hey blogging (or soon to be blogging) friends! I could NOT be more excited to answer some of your blogging questions today. You all, there are SO many good ones!!! For real. I couldn't answer them all in one video, so there will have to be multiple videos to answer all of them. But for today, I've answered 3 for you! You'll see that in the video below, but in light of...

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Having problems is not the problem. It's the Creating Your Happy Episode 10 Plus, A Review of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a "F" Book by Mark Manson
Real Life, Self Improvement

CYH Ep. 10 — Problems & the Meanings We Put Behind Them

CYH Ep. 10 — Problems & the Meanings We Put Behind Them: Plus a review on the book: "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life"Mom... don't read this.You know it's going to be a truth-speaking blog post when I start out with the "Mom, don't read this" lead off!I don't want my mom to read this because it has a cuss word in it. Well... sort of. Let me explain, and then you can totally see why in the video I recorded below too.You see, I grew up knowing early...

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Health + Fitness, Real Life

The “Booty Shaper” Workout at Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K. All opinions are 100% mine.The "Booty Shaper" Workout at Home: A workout for your booty that only requires a chair for some of the steps! It's great for those that stay at home and need something quick!Oh friends, it's time. It's time I get my booty in gear and do some toning and exercising. I've resisted for a while, and even laugh it off when I add another stick of butter to those slightly homemade recipes that I love to whip up. But when my clothes...

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Summer On-the-Go Bag Essentials: Items that I keep in a bag by the door for spur of the moment summer outings!
House + Home, Organization, Parenting, Review

Summer Bag Essentials

This is a compensated endorsement written by me on behalf of Coppertone®. The opinions and text are all mine.Summer Bag Essentials To help streamline things in my daily life as a momma of two little boys, I designate a bag for summer which I leave in the mudroom area of my home, and keep it filled with items that I may need while out and about.Summer Bag Essentials:Coppertone Kids - While at Target the other day, (shocker that I was at Target, I know) we headed down the sun care isle and my boys saw and had to have, the...

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5 Ways to relieve stress at home. Having an oasis at home so it's a quick and easy spot to get to, to relax!
Real Life, Review, Self Improvement

5 Ways to Relieve Stress at Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K. All opinions are 100% mine.5 Ways to Relieve Stress at Home: Simple and easy ways to kick that stress after a tough day or when emotional havoc enters your life.Lately I've become really in tune with what makes me "tick" as a gal who's a wife, a momma, a business owner and someone who's always on the go. When life has us super busy, stress can tend to run in line with it. Through trial and error, and guidance through my professional therapy, I've nailed down...

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How to make my husband/wife want me, and show me affection again?
Marriage, Real Life

Affection in Marriage: “My Husband/Wife Isn’t Affectionate Anymore”

 Affection in a Marriage: My Husband/Wife Isn't Affectionate Anymore. "How do I make my husband want me?" It's something we're asked about SO often!I promise I was just pretending to smack him.Oh friend, first and foremost, I am FAR from a therapist or marriage counselor, but rather a potential friend that cares and wants to share what we've learned along the way in our marriage counseling, in hopes that it could help with something you may be struggling with.One...

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Quick workout at home ideas - the booty shaper
House + Home, Organization, Real Life, Review, Self Improvement

Morning Routine for a Mentally + Physically Productive Day

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K. All opinions are 100% mine.Morning Routine for a Mentally + Physically Productive Day. A few steps that I try to do each morning before the kids wake up for a great start to the day.Morning Routine for a Mentally + Physically Productive Day Do you ever have those mornings where it's a mad rush from the get-go? Going through the day, feeling like you've forgotten something, overwhelmed with a to-do list, and running low on energy? I can TOTALLY relate, and after years of frustration, I realized...

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