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I am (not) a Pinterest Mom

I am (not) a Pinterest Mom

Every school year it’s the same story. In addition to being bogged down by endless school supply lists, back-to-school shopping, an exhausting re-boot of schedules, and extracurricular activities that won’t…

Star Spangled Sweet Treats

Star Spangled Sweet Treats

Can it really be July already?? It sneaks up on me every year! It seems like school lets out, and we JUST start settling into the fact that it’s summer,…

To My Babies…

To My Babies…

Ruby – your toothy (and somewhat vampire-like) smile is EVERYTHING. There are times when I stumble, bleary eyed and sleep deprived into your room to pick you up from your…

Stressed Out?

Stressed Out?

*Originally posted April 10, 2014* Stress. It’s a feeling experienced by everyone. Sometimes you might feel like you’re barely hanging on by a thread, and at other times you might…

Motivation Monday: Janey Kaspari

Motivation Monday: Janey Kaspari

Moment of truth. I have a team that makes all of this possible. A team that helps gather your feedback, brainstorm content ideas, and organize these motivational stories for you…

Celebrate LOVE <3

Celebrate LOVE <3

I love love, and I love celebrating love… but sometimes the old stuffed animal and chocolate Valentine’s routine can get a little redundant.  Finding new, creative ways to express my…

Friday Favorites: Super Bowl Style

Friday Favorites: Super Bowl Style

Okay I’ll admit it…I’m not a HUGE football fan, but I do love any excuse for a little celebration ;). Super Bowl Sunday is a Powell Pack favorite, so I’m…

Exercise… It’s A Family Affair!

Exercise… It’s A Family Affair!

For many of us, “lose weight, get fit, and exercise more” top our New Year’s Resolutions list. We commit to some pretty incredible (and fun!) challenges and fetes that we…

One Million Lives

One Million Lives

I think I am more excited about this post than I have been of any in quite awhile. To be honest (and maybe TMI), things have been a little rocky…

I Am Thankful

I Am Thankful

Today, and always, I am so incredibly thankful for these 5 sweet spirits. The happiness, laughter, pride, and joy that they bring to my life is unlike anything I’ve ever…

Eight is Great!

Eight is Great!

Happy birthday to the sweetest, kindest, and most beautiful 8 year old ever. I love you, Marley!

Rad Boy, Rad Shirt!

Rad Boy, Rad Shirt!

This shirt! I don’t think a more appropriate one exists for my Cashy boy. RAD, he is indeed. And here is why: 1. Cash makes Daddy proud as our little…

Fun Easter Activ-ities

Fun Easter Activ-ities

Spring is definitely in the air and all four of the kids are so excited for the upcoming Easter Weekend!  It’s Ruby’s first Easter and we can’t wait to gather…

Happy Birthday Derek!

Happy Birthday Derek!

Today, we are wishing a very Happy Birthday to our incredible friend, my ex-husband, and the father of my first two children – Derek. Our family wouldn’t be the same…

Happy Birthday, Chris!!

Happy Birthday, Chris!!

Happy 36th birthday to the most amazing man alive…my one and only, and my best friend 🙂 Chris, for your birthday this year, we thought there would be nothing better…

Welcome Back Heart Attack

Welcome Back Heart Attack

As many of you know, our job takes us on many adventures around the U.S., and most recently, around the world. Four of the Powell Six Pack went on these…

Are You Here on Holiday?

Are You Here on Holiday?

“Are you here on holiday?” Everybody here asks…with their dreamy New Zealand accent, I must add. This isn’t the first country (or state for that matter) that we’ve visited where…

A Picture Perfect Winter Break

A Picture Perfect Winter Break

With Winter Break coming to an end, I can’t help but sit back and appreciate the days these kids have had off from school. With our family’s abnormally busy life,…

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