#Sponsored: Family AdventureFest is coming to DFW!

Disclaimer: This post contains sponsored content, and was made possible by a partnership with US Family Guide.

Outdoor Adventure Awaits DFW FamiliesAdventureFest

You, and your family can experience the ultimate in outdoor adventure when the Family AdventureFest comes to the Irving Convention Center August 21 – 23.


The Coleman Company Inc., is bringing together outdoor fun, Coleman products and demonstrations, and celebrity guests* for a fun-filled weekend. Prepare for outdoor sports and fun overload! You can try your hand at archery, building and launching rocketry, fishing games, testing robotics, experiencing a virtual zip line, climbing a rock wall, learning about ATV safety, and more!Family AdventureFest

This event begins on Friday, August 21 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and  continues August 22 – 23 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $12. Admission is free for ages six and under. All activities are included in the price of admission.

*Celebrity guests currently include former NFL pro and multi-talented athlete Herschel Walker, environmental activist and explorer Philippe Cousteau, adventurer and speaker Matt Moniz. Stay tuned for all of the other exciting events, and celebrity appearances. Visit FamilyAdventureFest.com for information and to purchase tickets.

This should be a fun time to celebrate with family, and enjoy outdoor fun, before we all get bogged down with school schedules. I hope to see you there!





Note: Many thanks to US Family Guide for the opportunity to attend Family AdventureFest! Stay tuned for my honest review. All reviews, unless otherwise indicated, reflect my own opinion, and are not influenced by any other factors.

What’s with the Hysteria over NIV?

This post is intended for my Christian readers, and friends. If you are not a Christian, but would like more information about becoming one, I welcome you to contact me, and we can discuss it. If you are a Christian, and have questions about this post, I encourage you to contact me as well.

There are basic duties that come with being a Christian. Most people, Christian or not, know them. Love God. Love your neighbor as yourself. Follow the rules given by the Bible. Pretty basic, right? I think so, but when my timeline gets flooded by hysterics over a half truth, I start to wonder if we really follow the simple rules that we are given.

There are times when Christians play right into their enemy’s hands.
What's with the hysteria?
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#Sponsored: Bachman Academy – Success with Learning Differences

Bachman Academy is a school for students who are diagnosed with learning differences. We educate boarding and day students in 6th-12th grade who are diagnosed with ADHD, Dyslexia, Aspergers Syndrome and other Non-verbal learning differences. The academy’s mission is to empower students to develop the skills and values necessary for success in a global society. At Bachman Academy our curriculum includes a researched based, multi-sensory approach that is highly individualized and provides middle and high school students the opportunities to learn in a nurturing and safe environment. Ninety per cent of our students transition to two and four year colleges. In addition, we incorporate assistive technology along with a success skills curriculum, which covers personal finance, social etiquette, completing job applications, interview skills, personal appearance, self-advocacy, and preparing for independent living.

Our career-education program is unique among the majority of boarding specialty schools. The programs are built on outcome-based learning. Career-education elective track includes, Equine Studies, Mechanics, Woodworking and Horticulture/Agriculture.

Being fully aware of our students learning needs, our teachers’ styles and methods are geared to teach the way each student learns best. The Academy boasts a 5:1 student to faculty ratio, and a 1:1 student to staff ratio. The 188-acre campus is the ideal backdrop for an environmentally- friendly focused school for average to above average students who struggle to learn in a traditional educational environment. To learn more about Bachman Academy please visit BachmanAcademy.org or contact our Admissions Department at 423-479-4523 or email admissions@bachmanacademy.org.

Confession: Help! Sometimes My Cup Is Empty

Have you ever had just one of those days? How about a few of those weeks? I dare say that my schedule has been riddled with many manic moments. Harried. Hurried. Exhausted. That doesn’t even scratch the surface for how I have felt lately.

I confess:
I have the tendency to pour out everything for everyone. I’ll go the extra mile, and expend all of my energy for others, and find myself completely spent when it is time to take care of myself. I should know better, and often intentionally make time to care just for myself. During those times when I forget self-care, I am grateful for gentle reminders.

Be Amazing

Fill your cup, & be amazing!


This new mug from Family Christian arrived at just the right time, and will be used often. Just as I need to fill up my mug with my morning jolt of caffeine, I have to remind myself to fill up emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, and physically. I am grateful for gentle reminders to put myself first, so that I am better equipped to help others.take care

If you needed a gentle reminder, take it from me: Supermom, Superexecutive, Superwife, SuperYOU cannot fly without proper fuel. Take some time today to get encouraged, strengthened, and refreshed. Stop putting off that spa date. Don’t delay going to your happy place. Go to the beach. Spend time with your friends. Make time to enjoy the simple things in life. Smile! Laugh! Hug! You are amazing, and can do amazing things. Make sure that you are amazing to yourself.


Note: This isn’t an affiliate or sponsored post. Although I am a blogger for Family Christian stores, this particular item was received as a gift (& what an awesome gift it is!).