Author Archive | Karrie


Kids and Nutrition: Let’s Be Real

  It’s National Nutrition Month, which serves to encourage (guilt) parents and kids to eat right and stay healthy. So instead of an educational post about healthy eating and kids, I’m just going to be real with you. While I am a passionate believer in living a healthy lifestyle having been an overweight child and […]

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Ma Amour, volume 3

So, I’m one of those people who’s never really been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. It isn’t related to any personal or childhood experiences and it isn’t because I’m not a hopeless romantic. No, I’ve just always seen it as a commercial vehicle, a Hallmark Holiday. And now, as a mom, I see it […]

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Disconnect to Connect

Could you live without social media for an extended period of time? Everywhere you look people are gazing longingly into a phone screen as if under a trance; giving more attention to their hand than the people in front of them. In fact, we are so in tune with our phones and social media outlets […]

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Ma Amour Gifting

Based on my Ma Amour this month, I’m slightly obsessed with gift giving, but each can be given with the click of a button at the very last minute! Below are just a few of my favorite things, just in time for – last minute – gifting! Elfster makes it almost too easy to set […]

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Routinely Unrealistic

Truth: I don’t always like being a Mom. I’m thankful, blessed and so fortunate to be a mother. I adore my children and couldn’t imagine my life without them. I’m so fortunate to be a mother, but still, I don’t always like being a Mom. Call me self-absorbed or ungrateful, but for a woman who didn’t plan on […]

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Pneumonia was a Blessing

The day before Halloween I was diagnosed with pneumonia. The good news was it could be managed with medication and rest. The bad news was I was contagious until 12 hours after my fever broke and I was not to do anything stressful or exert any energy for several weeks to prevent relapse. As a full […]

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