Growing up, I was incredibly shy. When I was 12, I was moved from private to public school and for the first time, since I was a toddler, had to make new friends. #ad While 8th grade prepared me a bit, high school was even harder since I only knew a handful of people there. I realized that in order to gain the confidence I was seriously lacking, I needed to become a part of something bigger than me. I tried out and made our high school’s dance team, the Titanaires, in 9th grade. Suddenly, that shy girl found herself. I continued to dance throughout high school and discovered the power of teamwork.  We all walked out onto that field the same, no matter how skilled we were, what we looked like or what our home life was like. We came together as a family and put on a show that always had the fans in the bleachers cheering. Being a Titanaire changed me. 20+ years later, I’m still really good friends with a number of my teammates. Now, as the Mother of three girls, I always encourage them to find something they love, practice and become a part of something that will change their lives as it did mine. Whether it’s volleyball, gymnastics, dance or soccer, I watch my girls transform each and every time they practice, perform or play. Did you know that between the ages of 12 and 13, the number of girls who say they’re afraid to fail increases by 150%? By age 14, girls drop out of sports at twice the rate of boys. That’s why @Athleta is committed to helping keep girls in the game. That’s the #PowerofShe.  #AthletaGirl #girlempowerment #girlsquad #girlsrock #womenathletes #womenempowered #womenempowerment #girlmama #girlmom #gymnastics #gymnasticslife #handstand #handstandpractice #novahighschool #novatitans #novatitanalumni #titanaire #letsgotitans

Growing up, I was incredibly...

Yesterday, I posted my deepest, darkest secret on my blog. It look me 24 hours to get the nerve to share it on here. I’ve been writing that post for a while. It probably didn’t go live the day I intended it to and it might disappear at some point. But enough is enough. Time for me to put my big girl panties on and stop lying to myself and everyone else. I hope you won’t think any different of me or judge me in any way. I’m still the same person, I’m just not pretending anymore. .
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#ad Falynn has a very short list when it comes to her favorite snacks. You might be surprised what's at the very top of that list. #ad It's not cookies. It's not chips. It's actually tomatoes! And her absolute favorite tomatoes, are Cherubs® by @NSTomatoes. Whether I fill a snack baggie up with them or create little cars out of them, with carrots and cucumbers and a toothpick, she can't get enough. They are Bright. Juicy. Irresistible. NatureSweet Tomatoes are giving their followers a chance to win weekly #NatureSweetSnackHack prizes ($150 weekly Middle School Snack Hack Prize Pack) and the Grand Prize, a #SnackHack Survival Kit which includes a year’s supply of NatureSweet tomatoes, a backpack, electronic tablet/computer to save all your snack hack ideas, and other great gifts to make on-the-go snacking easy! Hurry and enter! The sweepstakes ends September 23, 2019. https://izea.it/amKBCzG

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How would you like to win FREE glasses for your entire family?* #sponsored We recently went to our local For Eyes for our annual vision exams and had the best experience. Dr. Hanna and the opticians really made us feel comfortable and at home, especially Falynn, who had never had an eye exam before. They helped us to find our new prescription and choose the frames that looked best on us. We also sat down with Dr. Hanna to learn more about the importance of annual eye exams and the dangers of blue light. Stay tuned for our IGTV interview later this week! Also, swipe to see the first photo that Falynn ever took by herself, with my camera. Great, right?  We’ve partnered with For Eyes to give you the opportunity to win up to 6 FREE eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses valued at up to $250 each. 
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As someone that has suffered with both anxiety and depression for many years, I can tell you that there are signs that your loved one is suffering. While not everyone who exhibits these characteristics is having mental health issues, it's quite possible that those who are, exhibit many symptoms as a result of their anxiety and/or depression. Today on the blog, I’m discussing those symptoms and what to look for if you suspect you or your loved one is suffering with anxiety and/or depression. .
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#ad Let’s get real for a moment. While they play a large part in us becoming Mothers, periods are no fun. They also weren’t something that I knew a whole lot about up until a couple of months ago, if I’m being honest. But results from a recent survey got my attention.  3 in 5 women surveyed reported at least one symptom of heavy periods – and among those respondents, over half had not discussed them with a doctor (57%) Why? Most women have resigned to heavy periods as their reality, with 43% saying “it’s just normal for me” and 36% saying “I’ve just learned to live with it.” Sound familiar? I must have said those exact statements plenty of times over the last 30 years. 
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In just about a month or so, we will start to look for our dream home. #ad I’m excited at the opportunities and better rates we can get because of the bump in my credit score. I’m so grateful for the @lendingtree app, which has helped me to monitor my credit score closely, so I know what needed to be improved. The LendingTree app provides all the tools you need for a better financial health. No matter where you are in your life or what big milestone is coming up, your credit is important and should always be a priority. The LendingTree app is free and signing up doesn’t affect your credit score. You can download it in the App Store (click on the #linkinbio and then on “LendingTree”). Why is your credit score important to you? .
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Thinking back to last month and our stay in that cute little airbnb, it makes me so grateful for the opportunity to blog full-time. Not only do I get to work closely with companies that I love, but occasionally I get the opportunity to take our family on a little, but much needed vacation. It really is the best job I’ve ever had. Today on the blog, I’m continuing my series for bloggers and influencers and discussing what might be the scariest part of this job… pitching companies and applying to campaigns. Head over and check out my suggestions to nail those pitches. I look forward to hearing your thoughts! .
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Today I had a plan. Wake up early, get the girls ready for their first day of school and then take the perfect first day of school picture to post on Instagram, where I would talk about how bittersweet it is to watch my girls grow up into these incredible young women. 
But things don’t always go as we plan. Instead, Falynn and Iyla woke up at 3:30am, got ready for school and then came downstairs at 5:00am to let us know they were ready. 5:00am... two and a half hours before they actually needed to be at school. I rolled myself out of bed at around 6:50am, Super Dad made me some coffee and I quickly shooed them outside so I could take a picture and realized that Falynn was in a long sleeved shirt, a jacket, jeans and old sneakers. I’m pretty sure her hair wasn’t brushed either. Lucia wasn’t awake yet so it would be the first year without a first day of school picture of all three of them. 😫 Whatever. I was tired. So I quickly took a picture (swipe to see) and got them off to school. Lucia woke up late and I couldn’t take a picture of her because my camera lens kept fogging up. When we walked back into the house, the dog escaped, making her even later. 🤦🏻‍♀️ And my coffee’s cold. Anyway, since I couldn’t get the perfect first day of school picture, I hope you enjoy this shot of the girls and Super Dad in their @swimzip.
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An Innovative Children’s Book That Stars Your Girl as a Tech Hero

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Our girls LOVE to read.  We actually had to build a floor to ceiling shelf for them to hold all of their books and they still don’t fit!  It’s a collection that we don’t mind them having and are more than happy to help them to grow both their stacks of books and their love of learning.  I have always loved reading myself and while I didn’t have hundreds of books like my daughters do, there are a few that I still remember loving, even though it was SOOO long ago.  One of those was a personalized book.  It had my name and my friend’s names and was custom made especially for me.  It made me feel so special and it’s a feeling I’ll always remember.

When I was contacted by Your Secret Code, I was over the moon!  I knew that Falynn was going to go crazy when she saw that she had a book with her name in it (and boy was I right!).  When the book arrived, it was so much more than I imagined.  The illustrations are absolutely amazing and the story was awesome! Your Secret Code is about a little girl who loves coding and building robots and is always making messes. She decides to build a robot to do her chores for her. But when she arms it with artificial intelligence, things quickly go out of control – until she saves the day. We barely got it out of the package before she was begging us to read it to her.  And once we were done, she was begging us to read it again.

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I’d have to say that her favorite part of the book was the part that shows her Daddy talking about her messy room.  She looked at me, looked at her Daddy and was shocked.  I think it was at that moment that she realized this book really was about her since Daddy is ALWAYS telling her to clean up.  That was a detail I didn’t even have to share when we ordered the book.  I guess she’s not alone in the mess department!

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Your Secret Code is an innovative children’s book that stars your girl as a tech hero.  As a mother of 3 girls, I don’t think there is anything more important than teaching them that they can do anything that they put their mind to!   According to their website, studies show that children begin to associate jobs to genders between ages 5 and 7, and they base their aspirations on what they are exposed to.  Stereotypes come from everywhere and children’s stories are full of them. Girls, especially female minorities, need more sources of inspiration in order to break down stereotypes. This isn’t just a story about technology. It’s about bravery, problem-solving and leadership: values that are ubiquitous to any fulfilling future. Expose your children to positive role models who will inspire them to become the leaders of their lives.  A strong message wrapped up in a beautiful, personalized book.  It’s the perfect gift for any little girl!

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Now that you know all about it, let me share with you how it works.  You personalize your girl’s name, skin color and hair style, and receive a beautiful hard cover picture book in 2 weeks. Having this book in my hands, I can tell you that it’s worth every penny! Just visit YourSecretCode.com to get started!

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  • Lyanna Soria
    August 21, 2019

    That sounds amazing! I would probably be ecstatic if I found a personalized book for me. She looks so adorable and happy with it.
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  • Wendy Polisi
    August 20, 2019

    Oh I bet she is just loving this! My nieces would have such a fun time with this book.

  • alexandra cook
    August 20, 2019

    I have been looking for some new books to check out for my kids and this looks like a cute one, the look looks really fun that cold really hook my kids.

  • Catherine
    August 20, 2019

    How fun and cute is this?! I think it’s great to have interactive books like this for young readers!

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    August 20, 2019

    That’s awesome! Your daughter sure loved her new personalized book. I will check out the website. I want to know if they have some personalized books for little boys so I can get one for my grandson.

  • monica y
    August 20, 2019

    I am getting this book for my niece, looks super cool and something she is going to love

  • Anna
    August 20, 2019

    My girls would love this book! It´s amazing that you can personolize name, skin color etc and receive it just in 2 weeks!
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  • Yeah Lifestyle
    August 20, 2019

    OMG we totally love personalised books and have lots of them at home. I find my kids still love looking at their old books as they see themselves in the pages. We don’t have a Secret Code book yet, so this would be a great addition

  • Jennifer
    August 20, 2019

    I LOVE this! So many personalised books for girls are princess or fairy based so this is brilliant!

  • Shannon Gurnee
    August 20, 2019

    I love personalized books! This would be a great gift idea for my nieces!
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  • Carolyn
    August 20, 2019

    This looks like such an amazing book! My son got a personalized book when he was born and they are just so fun and interactive!

  • Looks like a really fun book and a great way to get children reading! I love the costume!
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  • Myrah Duque
    August 20, 2019

    Excellent initiative. You can’t ever go wrong with reading especially those that emphasize on tech. That is the future. It expands their minds at an early age when it’s most absorbent!

  • Ruth I
    August 20, 2019

    This looks fun! I am sure my niece would love this. She’s one adventurous girl!

  • Jennifer
    August 20, 2019

    I can only imagine your daughter’s joy when she read that book that was all about her!
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  • Catalina
    August 20, 2019

    So glad that your daughters love to read. It’s a beautiful hobby! I am so glad that my kid loves books too!

  • Kita Roberts
    August 20, 2019

    This book is really interesting! I am totally sure that kids will love reading this. A perfect gift for them!

  • Emman Damian
    August 20, 2019

    Falynn’s Secret Code seems like a fun book! I hope my niece will get one soon.
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  • Valerie
    August 20, 2019

    What a great concept for a book. I love the positive message it’s got. It would be perfect for my niece.

  • Rachel
    August 19, 2019

    My daughter got a personalized book when she was born. She loved it!
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  • Stefani Tolson
    August 19, 2019

    Sounds like a neat book. Great gift idea for sure!
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  • Tara Pittman
    August 19, 2019

    This is a book that I need to get for my granddaughter. She would love a book about herself.

  • Kathy
    August 19, 2019

    That sounds like a really good book. I’ll have to check this one out for my daughters. I love books that are personalized like this.

  • Lisa Joy Thompson
    August 19, 2019

    This is soooo cool!!! My daughters would have all loved to get a book like this! I wish they made these for teenagers and girls in their 20s!!!
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  • krystal
    August 19, 2019

    This would make an awesome gift to empower a little girl! Love the message here.
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  • Amy Desrosiers
    August 19, 2019

    What an adorable outfit your daughter had on! She looks like the ultimate spy with her cute little book.

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    August 19, 2019

    Just from the excitement in her face, I would love to read this book. Personalization does matter when we read and role play and make our gifting choices.

  • Kelly Martin
    August 19, 2019

    This is such a great idea. I would’ve loved one of these books when I was a kid!

  • Jennifer Soltys
    August 19, 2019

    That’s so awesome that they need extra large bookcases! Reading is definitely a hobby to let them enjoy!!! This book looks too cute.
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  • Marcie W.
    August 19, 2019

    What an awesome idea! My youngest daughter is big into math and science. She’s a teen now, but I sure wish books like this were available to foster her love for these subjects from an early age.
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  • Liz Mays
    August 19, 2019

    Oh that is just too fun. I love that the kids get to see themselves as the protagonist. The customization options seem great!

  • Fiona Cambouropoulos
    August 19, 2019

    I love the look if this. It stretches girls minds on things they can aspire to in a fun and motivating way.
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  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    August 19, 2019

    What an awesome book! There needs to be more of these for girls out there to feel empowered, inspired, and, even to laugh at themselves a little. I’m glad she loved this book!

  • Fay D
    August 19, 2019

    What a cool book! I think more books need to exist like this that our girls at the forefront of adventures 🙂

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