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After yearsssssss of begging us to take her to @legolandflorida, we finally made it! {Hosted} This was Falynn’s 7th birthday trip. I have so much to say about our experience. But first, I have to go through over 1,000 photos 🤦🏻‍♀️. Does anyone else take way too many pictures on family vacations?
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After yearsssssss of begging us...

In 2017, tired of my debilitating anxiety disorder, I went to see a new doctor. She was sure my anxiety was the result of a medical condition. After routine bloodwork, I was told I had a vitamin D deficiency. But that’s it. I left without any more answers than I walked in with. It wasn’t until 2 years later when my friend DM’ed me to tell me that she and a friend (who both suffer from anxiety) had the same results, that I began thinking there must be a connection between anxiety and vitamin D deficiency. Today on the blog, I’m sharing why some studies show that a lack of vitamin D could be linked to anxiety and depression. I think what I found will surprise you. If you suffer from anxiety and/or depression, have you ever been told you’re vitamin d deficient? .
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“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. 
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AD: January 20th is National Cheese Day! Do you have the perfect cheesy meal planned yet? Our family will be eating these incredible homemade enchiladas, filled and topped with the best cheese, @trulygrassfed Naturally Aged Cheddar! YUM! This cheese comes from the farms of Ireland, aged for 6+ months to a perfectly smooth and creamy consistency. It's truly delicious. Truly Grass Fed products are always non-GMO, growth hormone rBST-free, antibiotic free, 95% grass fed and imported from Ireland. When you choose Truly, you can be assured you're choosing products that adhere to the highest standards of nutrition, flavor and quality. Their dairy is minimally processed and as close to nature as it gets. BTW, their butter is the best we've ever tasted! #PairsWithYou #ChooseTruly https://lnk2.io/wSpWDmQ .
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Let’s talk about family vacations... #gifted I struggled for years with the amount of time it took to pack up to go back home. There were always dirty clothes all over the floor and while I tried to pack it all into those hotel provided plastic laundry bags, 1) they were plastic and we are trying our best to do better for our planet and 2) they rip so easily, so we often wound up with dirty clothes spilling out in the car (yuck). A couple of months ago, I was watching a friend’s Instagram stories and she was talking about the @swoopbags she uses for her son’s toys. I immediately had an idea and knew I had to get one. 
On our last vacation, I opened up my large swoop bag and left it flat in the corner of our hotel room. We used it as our “laundry corner”. We instructed the kids (and ourselves) to drop our dirty laundry in the middle of the flattened Swoop bag. When it was time to pack up, I just swooped the bag, tied it and voila… it literally saved me all of the aggravation of finding and picking up all of the clothes and trying to find something to carry it all in. Don’t forget to check out the blog for more family travel hacks and a quick video on how I fit all 5 of our clothing into one small suitcase! I put the link in my bio! .
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Anyone else super excited that today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day?! Elle will be going through a few wardrobe changes today. 🙈 What will your pet be wearing?
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As a family, we road trip quite a lot. It's a ton of fun, but also a lot of work (for me at least)! Over the years, I've found a variety of ways to save time and money and I'm finally sharing those family-friendly travel hacks with you on the blog today! Click on the link in my bio or swipe up in stories! How do you save time and money when you travel?
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Growing up, I always wanted a sibling. I wished over every star and every birthday candle. I even asked my magic eight ball constantly if I would ever have one but as many times as it told me “all signs point to yes”, I remained an only child. I look forward to the days when my three girls appreciate that they have best friends for life... two women who will always have their back, lend them a hand or provide a shoulder to cry on. In the meantime, I make sure to create fun reasons for them to “work” together without bickering. So, I’m excited to announce that Iyla and Falynn are starting a new venture together, @thesuperkidlife and I hope you’ll follow along and show them some love. Although I will run the IG page for them for now, Iyla will be in charge of content and stories, so you’re in for a treat! They already have their first sponsored posts lined up! Stay tuned. . .
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It’s the beginning of another month, so you know what that means. Time to share my monthly favorites!

Favorite Book

Most of you know that I’m a huge fan of True Crime (you can probably tell by my favorites posts). I recently started looking for books in the true crime genre and was excited to have found Long Way Home by Laura Caldwell. This book had me feeling both incredibly disappointed and gave me hope at the same time. Not disappointed in the book, but in the justice system to allow such an injustice to happen to this young man, Jovan Mosley, who told them over and over again that he had no part in a crime (especially since they had no evidence against him). I felt hope that there may be more people like Catherine O’Daniel and Laura Caldwell, who are willing to help the wrongfully convicted, out of the kindness of their hearts.

Long Way Home by Laura Caldwell

Long Way Home by Laura Caldwell

Nineteen-year-old Jovan Mosley, a good kid from one of Chicago’s very bad neighborhoods, was coerced into confessing to a crime he didn’t commit. Charged with murder, he spent five years and eight months in a prison for violent criminals. Without a trial.

Jovan grew up on the rough streets of Chicago’s Southeast Side. With one brother dead of HIV complications, another in jail for arson and murder, and most kids his age in gangs, Jovan struggled to be different. Until his arrest, he was. He excelled in school, dreamed of being a lawyer, and had been accepted to Ohio State. Then on August 6, 1999, Jovan witnessed a fight that would result in a man’s death. Six months later, he was arrested, cruelly questioned, and forced into a confession. Sent to a holding jail for violent criminals, he tried ceaselessly to get a trial so he could argue his case. He studied what casework he could, rigorously questioning his public defenders. But time after time his case was shoved aside. Amiable, bright, and peaceable, he struggled to stay alive in prison. As the years ground on, he’d begun to lose hope when, by chance, he met Catharine O’Daniel, a successful criminal defense lawyer. Although nearly all cases with a signed confession result in a conviction, she was so moved by him, and so convinced of his innocence, that Cathy accepted Jovan as her first pro bono client. Cathy asked Laura Caldwell to join her and together they battled for Jovan’s exoneration. Here is Laura’s firsthand account of their remarkable journey. This is a harrowing true story about justice, friendship, failure, and success. A breakdown of the justice system sent a nice kid to one of the nation’s nastiest jails for nearly six years without a trial. It would take a triumph of human kindness, ingenuity, and legal jousting to give Jovan even a fighting chance.Deeply affecting, Long Way Home is a remarkable story of how change can happen even in a flawed system and of how friendship can emanate from the most unexpected places.

Favorite Movie

I was seriously considering skipping this category this month, because honestly, I hadn’t watched anything that was worth sharing. But a few nights ago, I stumbled upon a documentary that was so eye opening, it needs to be seen by so many!

One Child Nation

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment. In this 2019 Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary, One Child Nation, Chinese-born filmmakers Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow) and Jialing Zhang expose the devastating consequences of China’s One-Child Policy through the stories of those who lived through it.

Favorite Series

YOU is back in it’s 2nd season! This dark and suspenseful Netflix series keeps you wanting more. If you haven’t seen season 1, add it to your must-binge list! Season 2 is back and even better! I finished the entire season in 1 day. It’s THAT good!

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YOU

You is an American psychological thriller television series developed by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble. The first season is based on the 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes and follows Joe Goldberg, a New York bookstore manager and serial killer (Penn Badgley) who falls in love with a customer named Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and quickly develops an extreme, toxic and delusional obsession. 

Favorite Podcast

Are you also a true crime fan? I had never heard this particular story until I started In the Dark, Season 2. I can tell you that once you hear it, you’ll never be the same. I’m checking it constantly, as they are still putting up new episodes. It’s an insane story and proves that when it comes to our justice system, we still have a long way to go!

In the Dark Podcast cover art

In the Dark, Season 2

Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For more than 20 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He’s won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. What does the evidence reveal? And why does the justice system ignore the prosecutor’s record and keep Flowers on death row?

Favorite New Find

Ok… here’s the story. Super Dad and I were waiting in line at Homegoods and were headed to the school to pick up the girls. He grabbed a bag of Artisan Tropic Cassava Strips and said he wanted to bring a snack for the girls. We wound up opening them as soon as we got into the car because we were starving. I took one, just to taste and WOW! Before we knew it, the entire bag was GONE. Nothing left for the girls. Oops!

PILOT FriXion Erasable, Refillable & Retractable Gel Ink Pens

Most of you know that I can’t function without my Erin Condren Planner. It holds all of my work and personal to-do’s for the day. But… things change when you have kids and you can’t always get things done exactly when you want to, so writing things down in permanent ink and then crossing it out can make a crazy mess in my beautiful planner and I’m not about any of that.

Pilot Frixion Erasable Pens

Someone introduced me to these Pilot Frixion Clicker Erasable Pens and I fell in love! They write so smoothly and come in a variety of colors. And if I can’t get to something, or I write it on the wrong day, I can ERASE it so easily! I have purchased at least 3-4 sets of these over the years, only because they tend to grow legs and walk out of my office. If you don’t have tiny hands (or husband hands) who like to steal your pens, you can refill them too, which saves money! They are also great for your older kids who need pens for school. I highly recommend them!

Well, that’s it. My current favorite things. What did you think? Is there another category you’d like me to add next month?

My monthly series where I share my favorite things to read, watch, listen to and try! Here are my January favorites.

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  • Lisa Favre
    January 15, 2020

    Totally loving this curated list of yours! How awesome. Can we just talk about how epic those gel pens look?! I’m a sucker for pens and these ones look fantastic.

  • Louise
    January 15, 2020

    When I first started watching season 2 of You I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it as much as the first. But by episode 3 I was hooked! It’s such a great show and I can’t wait to see where they go with it next 🙂

    Louise x

  • Lori Geurin
    January 14, 2020

    As a mother I want to see One Child Nation and appreciate your recommendations. I need to add this book to my reading list!

  • Eileen M Loya
    January 13, 2020

    I am so interested to watch that documentary One Child Nation. I have known about this, but to view a documentary with real people sharing their experience is a must-watch for me.

  • Amber S Battishill
    January 12, 2020

    We’re obsessed with YOU! We flew the second season. I’m going to have to check out that documentary!

  • Angie
    January 12, 2020

    I will have to check out your Netflix recommendations. I am always on the hunt for binge worthy series.

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    January 12, 2020

    Loving your favourite things this month! I personally am intrigued by China’s one child policy so would love to watch One Child Nation and see the story behind it. Will check if the movie is available in the UK.

  • Bill Sweeney
    January 12, 2020

    I like your Favorite Things list. The book looks perfect for my wife, and we would enjoy One Child Nation.

  • Anna
    January 12, 2020

    You got me very interested with the One Child documentary and I’ve just recently started with YOU – such a cool series (but I’m watching season 1 for now)!
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  • Carissa
    January 11, 2020

    I’m definitely going to search for these ink pens! I have listed to your favorite podcast before, my sister introduced me to it! It is a good one, I need to go and listen to more of them!

  • Angela Campos
    January 11, 2020

    I had not heard of the book or movie! However, they sound great, I can’t wait to check them out!!
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  • Stephanie Stebbins
    January 11, 2020

    I will have to check out Long Way Home, thanks for the rec!
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  • Lisa Joy Thompson
    January 11, 2020

    I’m obsessed with Pilot Frixion pens. I started using them in my planner last year and I love them. This year, I bought a Rocketbook notebook as well and that may be my new favorite thing!
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  • Stephany Brown
    January 11, 2020

    Omg YOU is so good! I was not expecting that ending like at all!!! It was THAT good, I binged it in a day lol!!!

  • Ann
    January 11, 2020

    Oh I do love that tv-series You, such a creapy show 😀
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  • Sherry
    January 11, 2020

    I haven’t seen You yet but it’s on my list. I remember hearing about the one child policy years ago. I’ll have to watch One Child Nation.

  • Genevieve
    January 10, 2020

    YOU is such a good show! I went back watched season 1 all over again. I can’t wait to read the books!

  • Kuma
    January 10, 2020

    I had a look at One Child Nation as some of my friends are from China and had only one child. However, China knows about their aging population issue now and young parents can have 2 children since the new law.
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  • Anne Marie
    January 10, 2020

    I recently discovered the Pilot Frixion, too! So nice to find an erasable pen with a good impression and complete erasure.

  • Leslie L Denning
    January 10, 2020

    I will have to check on the podcast. I’m a crime nut, have always got some kind of crime or suspense novel going. And those pens look very cool. I’m kind of a nut on different kinds of pens and pencils, especially ones that are easy to write with like pilot pens always are. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Amber Myers
    January 10, 2020

    I’ll check some of these out. I keep hearing about You but haven’t watched yet. I’m intrigued, so I probably will soon! Right now I’m finishing The Mandalorian.
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  • Amy Desrosiers
    January 10, 2020

    I love Netflix You! I just started rewatching season 1 so I could be prepared for season 2. the episodes are so long and make binging at night a little hard.

    • Heather
      January 10, 2020

      I may have binged the whole season in one day.

  • Matt Taylor
    January 10, 2020

    Those are some pretty awesome things. I wasn’t familiar with any of them except “You” although I haven’t seen it yet, I might just start watching it.

  • Ashley R
    January 10, 2020

    I love how different all of these things are. The show You is just so creepy but SO good.

  • Tara Pittman
    January 10, 2020

    Having grown up in Chicago, this book is one that I would select. It sounds like a good story

  • Julie Cao
    January 10, 2020

    One Child Nation sounds like a great documentary. I will look for it on Youtube tonight when I get off work.

  • Norma
    January 10, 2020

    Interesting list! This is great to have handy when I don’t know what to read next. There are so many books and options that it’s nice to read the detailed information of what you liked.
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  • Val
    January 10, 2020

    I am always looking for a new book. This one sounds like something I would really enjoy!

  • Chad
    January 10, 2020

    I love the list! I finished watching Season 2 of You, wow!!! I love it. I need to check the Podcast.

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