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We took our three kids to Walt Disney World for the very first time this week, and minus a few meltdown moments (including a freak-out in the middle of our princess lunch and a regurgitation of a lunch all over the sidewalk in Tomorrowland), it has been a totally AWESOME week. And of course, we spent a lot of time snapping, filtering, and sharing pictures on Facebook and Instagram, starting with our 4 a.m. wake-up call for the plane ride to my daughters posing with Mulan, the warrior princess…and everything in-between.

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I love sharing our awesome adventures with friends and family, and my kids do too. I do recognize though, as they get older, that we need to have an ongoing conversation about what it looks like to make positive, safe decisions in our digital world. And that’s why National PTA has partnered with LifeLock to #ShareAwesome…and celebrate students and families who use digital media and tools for good.

I think this is brilliant, because shouldn’t we find time to celebrate the positive side of social media? And shouldn’t we make sure our kids understand that the decisions that they make to be safe and positive face-to-face are the same online? Absolutely!

The #ShareAwesome team has an online space to provide positive social citizenship tips for home and school, and a #ShareAwesome hashtag for families to share an awesome moment in your day (We have had more than a few this week). Double bonus…Students who enter a photo with the #ShareAwesome hashtag between September 15 – November 30, 2014 will be eligible to win fantastic prizes, including tablets and a $2,500 scholarship! Visit ShareAwesomeNow.org to learn more.

We head home tomorrow…back to 40 degree weather and a pile of unanswered e-mails….but I’m sure we will still drum up more than a few awesome moments…I’ll just have to snuggle up in my down coat.

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The Second Day…

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 2 comments

Over the last couple of days, my Facebook and Instagram feeds have been jammed with pictures of kids with their “First Day of School” smiles. I love it, seeing their excitement for a new year, new teachers, new experiences, and of course, new lunch boxes. Read the Rest…

The glider…

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

When I was pregnant with our first, we shopped and shopped for a glider to go in the nursery. I felt like Goldilocks as I sat in chair after chair…too hard, too fluffy, too scratchy…until I finally found just the perfect one. It was comfortable with Read the Rest…

10 things I wish I had known as a new mom…

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

It has been over nine years since I was a brand new mom. Most days, it feels like a lifetime ago. But this summer, as I have been watching my sister go through the transition to being a new mom, it has brought me back Read the Rest…

on practicing gratitude…during appendicitis…

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Be Whole, Faith, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I woke with a start to the sound of insistent beeping. Disoriented and confused, I sat up and looked across the hospital room to a nurse huddled over my daughter’s IV, and only then did the last 24 hours come flooding back to me. Madi’s puking in Read the Rest…

#likeagirl: a call for confidence in our daughters {and we are quoted on CNN.com!}

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

If you have not seen the video that Always posted on at the end of June, take three minutes… Basically, the video asks older kids/teens to show them how to run or fight or throw “like a girl”. They flailed, they giggled, they shuffled…all the stereotypical Read the Rest…

Back in a Bit.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Be Whole, Featured Posts | 0 comments

Ah, life.  It gets a little crazy….with new jobs, and Ph.D programs, and crazy jobs, and kids, and school wrapping up, and…..you know the drill. We love Mom Colored Glasses….this great little space we’ve fostered here and the people we connect with every day because Read the Rest…

on growing up…

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I turned 36 last month. It has such a grown-up ring to it, being 36. Fresh out of college, I worked in a department where a few of my co-workers were in their mid to late 30′s. I remember thinking that they weren’t “old”, but Read the Rest…

Essential Oils 101

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Be Informed, Be Whole, Featured Posts, Green Living, Healthy Moms, Looking Home, Savvy Advice | 0 comments

About a month ago I walked into my friend Karen’s house and exclaimed, “What’s that AMAZING smell?  Am I going to get a massage?”  It was her essential oil diffuser spreading a whole lot of incredible lavender and peace and calming love into the room…..and I Read the Rest…

Perspective. It’s that important.

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I stepped into the glass box sticking out of the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago. It was surprisingly hot, even though the outside temperatures were stuck at a frosty 20 degrees. I looked out first, and then down at my feet standing Read the Rest…

Women and Work Series {Renae}

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Be Informed, Mom Perspectives, Savvy Advice | 0 comments

Women, especially Mothers in the workforce is a hot topic! It seems that I’ve read about a million articles and books on this topic…..am I damaging my children by working outside the home? am I damaging my career by staying at home? am I damaging Read the Rest…

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