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75 Clean Snacks for You and Your Child

Dear readers, One word. Snacks. Your child probably asks for a snack at least once a day. Squeak looks at me and goes "Treat?" The question is, what do you give them? And what do you want them to consider a treat, reward, or snack? I put together a list of seventy-five clean snacks, all of which I or my child eat when we get hunger pains in between meals. May I remind you that I am not a nutritionist…

Moxie Friday 01. 20. 2017

Dear readers, Emma Stone is our beauty for this week's positive female role model. I could write a thousand words on her fashion sense alone, but today I will stick with the usual quote and adoration. My favorite quote from Ms. Stone? "My great hope for us as young women is to start being kinder to ourselves so that we can be kinder to each other. To stop shaming ourselves and other people; 'Too fat, too skinny, too short, too…

The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part Two

The Single Mom’s Guide to TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS: Part Two

Dear readers, Last week, I discussed in great detail four major signs that you may be in a toxic friendship. Halfway through typing out The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part One, I realized that it would be way better as a two part post, considering I was going way past my 300-500 word limit. I ended up at over 1000 words, and I still have a lot more to say on the subject. Many of these experiences are my…

The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part One

The Single Mom’s Guide to TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS: Part One

Dear readers, I think with the passing of 2016 we are all in the mindset of new beginnings. Not just resolution-related but the actual sense of starting fresh with a new year and a clean slate. New Year's is my favorite holiday because I feel a sense of power with a fresh start, everything becomes very clear, and the problems of the past I felt powerless to change suddenly don't seem so overwhelming. In the new year, we focus a lot…

Happy New Year’s Eve from Ms. Moxie xoxo

Dear readers, Welcome to 2017... I had a wonderful New Year's Eve. From the moment my night started, to the very end when I walked home at 2 am in my sparkly mini-dress. Well, that part wasn't exceptionally wonderful, but I was happy to not drink and drive. I felt like a glowing ball of love all night because I was so happy to be around my friends and co-workers. I felt so blessed. I also threw up the rocker…

Happy Holidays! From my little family to yours…

Dear beloved readers, Happy 2017! Congrats we made it through to another year. The holiday season in the world of single mothers isn't always the hap-happiest season of all. In fact, for the last three years there has been a lot of unhappiness surrounding the holidays in my life. Divorce. Death. Depression. If it wasn't for the perfect little face of my daughter, I'd probably be one of those women who space-out over a bottle of wine until the holiday…

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Moxie Friday 12.16. 2016

Dear readers, When I first started this blog, I was going strong with the whole "Moxie Tuesday" bit, and for some reason I decided to discontinue it. Luckily, all good ideas come back around, and now we have "Moxie Friday", a weekly tribute to all the positive female role models out there. Who doesn't love a great role model? So, who shall I pick for our very first Friday female role model? Why Lizzie Velasquez of course, a beautiful and brave…

Your recipe for bake sale success!

13 Tips For Ultimate Bake Sale Success

Dear readers, This time of year puts us in the mind-set of giving almost by default. Presents, bell-ringers, church and charitable donations all have us reaching for our wallets in the spirit of enriching the lives of others. Bake sales are no different, and what an awesome time of year to have a bake sale indeed, everyone has thrown their diet out the window and is in the spirit of giving! I have baked for, and organized, many a bake sale…

Five Major Benefits of Thrift Store Shopping You Need To Know

Five MAJOR Benefits of Thrift Store Shopping You Need to Know

Dear readers, You may not be great at recycling ... but you're trying. You may not have the chops to become a vegan... pun totally intended. You may not come close to a crunchy-granola-Earth-mama... at least not on the outside. However, one small alteration in how you shop can have some MAJOR benefits to our environment and our quality of life on this planet. Throughout this blog, I will list off five major benefits of thrift store shopping that you need…

11 Pre-Holiday Items You Need To Thrift For RIGHT NOW

11 Pre-Holiday Items You NEED to Thrift for Right Now

Dear readers, It's September, you know in a week or two we will be going crazy for the holidays. I went to Big Lots yesterday and they were actually putting out Christmas stuff with the Halloween decorations. Pretty much sacrilege in my book, but, alas, I digress. Soon enough you will be roaming Pinterest for ideas on home-made centerpieces, decorations, and gift ideas, so now is the perfect time to start scouring thrift stores for these crafty, useful items that are…