Snickerdoodle Sunday 6

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! I finally made it back to blogging a little bit this week. Here is what you will find on the blog this week:        I’d love it if you would stop by for a read!   If you are new to the party and would like a cookie, here’s one […]

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9 Essentials Moms Need to Teach Our Daughters About Body Image

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I watched my little one dance the other day. She set up the living room, shut out almost all the lights and said: “Mommy, watch me.” For several minutes, I watched. Her hair spun out around her, and she freely and openly danced around the living room. There was no formal dance training or classical […]


10 Reasons to Choose Optimism Today 17

This past weekend, I was given the opportunity to speak about optimism at a women’s conference. Optimism is believing that things will work out in the end. It is having hope that even in the dark times, things will look up, and the light will come. Optimism is a skill that can be developed. It […]

10 Reasons to Choose Optimism Today

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Snickerdoodle Sunday 8

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! I haven’t had much time to write on the blog this week as I have been busy with other projects, but it has been a good week! I came up with one quote for this week that I think applies to us all. The more I learn about Thomas Edison, the […]


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Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! Happy Valentine’s Day!! Do you have big plans? It has been a very busy week, so I am looking for a little down time! This is what I have been up to this week on the blog. I would be pleased if you stopped by for a read:    If you are new […]

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16 Inspiring Love Quotes for Valentine's Day

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With the month of love upon us, and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought to share some of my favorite quotes on love. There are so many types of love in this life. Love of a spouse. Love for a child. Love for a parent or a friend. All the different types of […]


28 Tips for When You Don’t Fit In 16

In my teen years, I was shy. It was difficult for me to extend myself and make new friends. I remember early on, my mom had a talk with me and encouraged me to be a friend first. I had to stop waiting for others to come to me, and I needed to approach them. […]

28 Tips for When You Don't Fit In - Balm to My Soul

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Snickerdoodle Sunday #67 with Cookie Dough and Frozen Features 8

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us? Do you have big plans? What is your favorite Valentine’s tradition? We don’t really have a tradition, but I do make an effort to have a date with my hubby – even if it is pretty simple.  This is what I have been up to […]


Valentine’s Day Roundup: food, kids, decor, love 3

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us! Are you looking for a few ideas? Here are several ideas to cover the bases for this Valentine’s Day! Food, kids, decor, and – of course – love! Enjoy this Valentine’s Day Roundup! Are you ready? Let’s start with a little decor: 1. Valentine’s Banner by Balm to My Soul […]

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Caremelitas - Oatmeal, caramel, chocolate!

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This recipe has been floating around Pinterest for a while with the promise that it is the “best dessert on Pinterest”!  After that introduction, who wouldn’t want to try it? So, I had to buy a few ingredients, but it was worth it! These Carmelitas are so moist and delicious. It is like an oatmeal […]