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And Then I Just Stopped Blogging

My mom is not one of those moms who makes you a cup of tea, sits down with you, shares a story from her past, and then imparts great wisdom to you in your time of need. Most of her childhood stories end with some variation of “that’s just the way it was,” or “and…

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Lands’ End National Swimsuit Co...

It was nearly 5 p.m. on the night before I was flying to Tanzania for a nine day trip.  I had just begun to pack (yes, I’m a last minute packer), and I was about to shut down my computer when an email arrived asking me to participate in the Lands’ End National Swimsuit Confidence…

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Best of Resourceful Mommy: Four Guys,...

During my time in Tanzania with Compassion International, I would like to share some of my favorite posts from the past. ~Originally posted 10/24/10~ And you won’t believe where we’re going… A year ago I reviewed a book called Spilt Milk, and while I enjoyed the entire book, there was one passage in particular that never left…

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Best of Resourceful Mommy: A Room Of ...

During my time in Tanzania with Compassion International, I would like to share some of my favorite posts from the past. ~Originally posted 12/9/10~ I need a place where I can hide, Where no one sees my life inside, Where I can make my plans, and write them down So I can read them. – “The…

A Message From Chris Mann

Tonight is the finale of The Voice on NBC! Our friend, Chris Mann, has made the cut and will be performing for the title of 2012’s The Voice Winner, in part thanks to the support of our community. Please be sure to tune in tonight at 8 EST and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

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Wordless Wednesday: EPCOT Internation...

Wordless Wednesday Want more Wordless Wednesday?  Check out:  The Bonafide Life, Better in Bulk, Shanamama, From Dates to Diapers, Not Your Momblog, The Divine Miss Mommy, Colorado Moms, Rajean Blomquist, Brain Foggles, Lil Kid Things, The Centsible Life, Rachel Ferruci, and Zensible Mama. Don’t forget to link your own photos below!

Living Font: Compassion Sunday

    One week from today I’ll be preparing to travel with Compassion International to Tanzania where I will visit Child Development Centers with a team of bloggers.  Each day we will share our experiences, our thoughts, our feelings.  I expect to be heartbroken by the poverty in which so many children must grow up….

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Disney Villain Inspired Fashion ̵...

The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is less than a week away, so today is my last installment of fashion inspired by Disney Villains.  As you know from the other two weeks, Emily at Colorado Moms got me completely addicted to Polyvore and creating themed outfits to go along with her Disney inspired ensembles.  The…

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Living Font: Forgiveness Without Repe...

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” – Matthew 6:14 Three months ago I wrote about being hurt – devastated , really – but feeling forgiveness and love instead of anger and bitterness.  I was still incredibly confused and upset, but carrying that anger served…

Living Font: Come Awake

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Wordless Wednesday: Zoo Day

Sometimes it’s important to take a day to trade in the computer, the clients, and the phone calls for some lions… Tigers… And Bears… Whoops, I mean, Bairs… Oh my! Wordless Wednesday Want more Wordless Wednesday?  Check out:  The Bonafide Life, Better in Bulk, Shanamama, From Dates to Diapers, Not Your Momblog, The Divine Miss Mommy, Colorado Moms, Rajean Blomquist, Brain Foggles, Lil Kid Things, The…

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Chris Mann on The Voice – TONIGHT!

Tonight is the night!!!  Please join me in supporting my friend Chris on The Voice on NBC.   How can you help him make it to the next round?  Vote! Want to learn more about how to support and vote for Chris tonight? Check on the video from NBC about how to vote. Finally, let’s…

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Living Font: What are You Carrying?

Last week my daughter and I were driving to a birthday party, singing along to the radio at the top of our lungs.  Okay, so I was singing along at the top of my lungs and she was quietly singing along hoping that I wouldn’t hear her or even notice.  One of my favorite songs…

The J Word

From time to time here on Resourceful Mommy I blog about my faith. I tried to start a site called Living Font, where bloggers who are Christians but are not “Christian bloggers” could come to write about their personal journeys, but like lots of my enthusiastic ideas, it never got off the ground.  It turns out…

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#Ashamed Campaign Update – Vict...

I have heard from many of you in response to my participation in the #Ashamed movement asking Strong4Life to remove the following and similar billboards from Georgia streets: Nearly every single person who has reached out to me in email or via comments has been in support of what we were trying to do –…

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Is the Dominos Pizza Tracker Real?

When we left the story, our hero was eating cold pizza and mourning over the realization that the Dominos Pizza Tracker was not real.  And now, the conclusion of the tale… Apparently while I was looking out the window and hoping that my lunch would arrive, communications were being sent around the food chain within…

The Dominos Pizza Tracker Saga –...

If your kids are like mine, you have likely spent more time than you’re willing to admit publicly staring at the Dominos Pizza Tracker, waiting to watch your doughy goodness go from order placed to prep to bake to box and then – squee! – out for delivery.  Last month during a school holiday that…

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Put the Prank Back in Your Marriage

CAUTION: This post may contain references to vampires and sex, though not necessarily in the same sentence. Early in our marriage, my husband and I decided to spend a Saturday at Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s estate in Virginia near Washington, DC. It was the weekend after the World Series, and so we used our little…

The Post I Had to Write for Me

When I was twenty-three I taught at a private school where I was part of a team of three teachers who taught all of the same classes and worked very closely together.  It was my first teaching job and I became close to the other teachers, celebrating with one when she shared news of her…

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Mamavation Monday: Still Ashamed

A little over a week ago I partnered with Leah from Mamavation along with many other bloggers and their blogging communities to ask Strong 4 Life to take down their anti-obesity commercials and billboards that feature images of overweight children with slogans like “Get a Life.”  We called the campaign #Ashamed, and sent the message…

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Fall in Love with Chris Mann on The V...

In February of 2009 I attended my first weekend blogging conference, Blissdom, where I spoke about social media marketing. One evening we were told we were going to enjoy a very special performance from an up and coming artist named Chris Mann.  Having played the piano since I was three and accompanied many singers and…