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When to Pour Out and When to Step Out

Photo Credit: Redningsselskapet

My grandmother was in love with Kenny Rogers. I’m assuming she was also in love with my grandfather, but she certainly talked more about Kenny Rogers. The woman who would rather drown newborn puppies than take a dog to the vet would actually blush when she talked about Kenny Rogers. This was serious business. As […]

A Bold Prayer


Every time I meet with my money guy, Ara, he makes me listen to an explanation of the risk level of my investments. It’s his job to determine if I’m feeling risk averse or if suddenly I’ve become a new person and want to roll the dice, invest with abandon. I always listen politely and […]

On My Knees


Three and a half years ago I wrote about the pain of parenting, opting to keep the details of the medical decision private and write instead about the emotions I was experiencing. In the end, the decision was made to move forward with a disruptive but mostly pain free treatment for our daughter’s medical issue. A year […]

Jesse the Jack’s ABC Zoo

Jesse the Jack's ABC Zoo

This post is part of a sponsored post campaign. Compensation has been provided. As a mom of two digital natives, I’m constantly looking for digital media that will not only entertain my kids, but that will also meet our rigorous standards for what we’ll allow our kids to view. The number of digital learning tools […]

A Writer Without Words

If you were to go into the Drafts folder of this blog, you’d find the following: 1.   “The reality of day to day life, this challenge of just living, is nothing like what I expected. After ten years and two kids, I’m just now becoming the mom I had always hoped to be. I more often […]

Fire Prevention Week with Kidde


With over a month of the new school year already behind us, all of our children have surely by now reviewed their school’s safety plans with their teachers. They’ve sheltered in place, they’ve prepared for a tornado, and a staple of every school, they’ve reviewed their fire safety plans. But do your kids know what […]

The Power of a Smile

Amy Lupold Bair

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Have you ever stopped to think about the power of a smile?  Over the last six years, I’ve traveled extensively for work, from Las Vegas to Orlando, Los Angeles to east Africa. Walking swiftly through airport after airport surrounded by busy […]

Smucker’s Spread a Little Sunshine {Giveaway}


This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I know that Resourceful Mommy readers love giveaways, so I’m excited to announce that Smucker’s® has launched a new photo promotion that celebrates the goodness of making someone’s day a little brighter. Whether it’s picking up your neighbor’s mail or leaving a fun note in your child’s lunchbox, every good act […]