OurPact App Protects When You Can’t

February 1, 2016 By · No Comments

My three oldest are now all online, well for the most part. This isn’t one of the easy things to do for me, in fact I’m the type that always has rules for things and precautions. Hey, I’m a child from your worst nightmares I know if something can happen in life it could be you that it happens to. Don’t think for a moment that I won’t try to protect my own children from avoiding all the dangers and issues I went through as a child. I will protect them as much as I can and when I can’t I am open to things that can. I didn’t like the idea that all three wanted online, nor that I wouldn’t see everything they said or visited but that didn’t mean other things couldn’t. I also knew that they would try to sneak things, but not with OurPact parental control.

OurPact App is available for iPhones, iPads and iPods (sorry not for Androids yet which makes me terribly sad). This is a great app because it allows the parents to still control the amount of time their children are online.

– Know when your children are online. You get to set up the times.
– Know how long your kids are on. Once again you set it up, you will know.
– You control the apps.
– You can restrict times and allowance.
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An Expensive Way to Find Out You have Pneumonia

January 22, 2016 By · No Comments


Yesterday I went in for a check up because I believed I had a bad case of bronchitis, in fact I get it every year. A week prior I had woke up to a weird rattle in my chest, which I told my husband I felt like that toy in Toy Story that lost his squeaker, only mine was there and it would rattle every once in a while just not in place. I knew it wasn’t good, he insisted I had pneumonia but since I hadn’t been sick I didn’t believe that was the case, it had to be the beginning of bronchitis. Over the weekend I would get the feeling of someone putting a weight on my chest. He told me again to call it in or he would. On Monday I did but I had to wait a few days due to the times they had available.

Throughout the week my chest would get worse. The rattle was back and constant, until Wednesday night it had completely disappeared but it was replaced by phlegm and a deep cough that hurt. When I went in on Thursday I thought “great they aren’t going to hear what I hear in my lungs and think I’m some person trying to get attention.” I knew I had heard it, my kids had heard it and my husband knew that I get this every year, only I always thought it was bronchitis. The doctor checked me out and told me my lungs were clear. Clear as in no liquid at all and I just had a dry cough which could be because of the cold air lately. Really? Really? But that isn’t what concerned him at all. It was my heart rate. Gulp? Ummm, I went in for my throat/chest…a cough, nothing else. [Read more…]

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My Word of the Year 2016: Growth

January 6, 2016 By · 10 Comments

What’s your word for the year? Ever since last year I noticed that instead of posting Resolutions people began posting their “Word for the Year” and the reason behind it so I decided this year while I may or may not post resolutions I will post a word for my year. Last year my word was Forgiven, I’m not entirely sure if I ever said that but it really was a year of forgiveness. I had to move 2000 miles away to even begin that journey which I will one day, possibly soon blog about and explain it all to you. For now I’ll just say I forgave a lot of people and things that have happened to me in a small amount of time but honestly it had been years in the process. This year my word is: GROWTH.

Yes, growth and I mean that in every way possible (minus width, that I’m trying to shrink). I can’t believe it has taken me this long to write a blog post but truth was I didn’t want to start the new year without writing this post and I had to have a word in which I could focus on throughout the year. But I wanted a word that could reflect my personal life and businesses.
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Mom Blasted over Presents for Her Family

December 11, 2015 By · 8 Comments

This is not a bashing post. I’m just curious why everyone thinks it is right to bash a mom that is trying to show her love. Why do we, as adults have to criticize the way other parents do gifts during the holidays? I mean we all have one thing in common whether you believe it or not. We all LOVE our children. Do you agree? So is it wrong if one family doesn’t give their children gifts, some only get one gift, others get 12 and some get 86? No, the only thing that should matter is that they love their children and want to spend time with them. Am I right?

This morning on the news there was a quick (less than a minute) mention of a mom, Emma Tapping, that is getting slammed for buying her kids gifts after she posted a picture of the gifts under the tree on Instagram. Honestly this is a mom that has done this every year for some time but decided to post her picture on social media. She stated in an interview she begins this in January right as the day after sales hit and continues throughout the year until Christmas. She also added she never pays full price for anything. This is a mom, that saves up all year. Isn’t this what a lot of bargain bloggers talk about doing? Hit the sales, deals and use lots of coupons/coupon codes. Looking at the pile I’m sure she could’ve spaced it out like I’ve seen some do along the walls,etc. But why? She simply was showing off like so many on Instagram and Facebook do every year. Why not her? She had a lot to be proud of.
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Stomach Bug Meets Allergic Reactions

December 1, 2015 By · No Comments

I hope you forgive me for the recent weeks. It seems when you have a large family things tend to last a little longer. At one point it was an extremely sore thumb, finally went to get it checked only to find out I should’ve done it weeks prior. I waited too long and the damage done is permanent, unless I want to spend thousands of dollars on surgery for it to possibly not work. Their words not mine. Darn. Pain forever, doesn’t sound nice.

Next up, because you know when you are down other things happen right? I kept hitting the darn thumb on everything, even with the brace on. I swear you only get hurt in the same place….constantly.

When all things seemed to be going smoothly we got hit with the stomach bug. Oh gross! You know I’ve been able to deal with spit up, dirty diapers, heck I’ve been both peed and pooped on by each of my kids. So why when they are older does throw up disgust me to the point it makes me run to the bathroom? Yeah, that happened all weekend. Some birthday right? Now seriously it was as if someone was really making a big joke. Everyone got sick at the end of the week, they were fine Saturday morning.

Husband decided to throw me a mini party (our family here) and celebrate and follow that up by going to the Moscow Russian Nutcracker Ballet which I couldn’t wait to attend with him. Saturday was great. Saturday night? Well around midnight things took a turn for the worse, I got sick and I got the worse out of it all. So not fair. I birthed everyone. haha. I was out most of the day on Sunday. Woke up with a splitting headache for my birthday on Monday, oh and Big Sis (aka, BalletGirl 15) woke up throwing. Guess she’s staying home.

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