How to Attend a Google+ Chat / Hangout On Air

November 24, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Google+ is one social media outlet that needs a little explaining.  I'm not sure why Google thinks these things need to be complicated.  Regardless of how complicated Google+ may seem, there are some really cool features if you have patience to learn how to use them.  Google+... Read More


10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Hockey – Tampa Bay Lightning

November 22, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

It's no secret that our family loves sports.  Our primary love is college football (go Dawgs!!), but we have fun watching just about any sporting event.  It's been quite a while since we've been to a hockey game, so I was excited when the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena... Read More

The Ocean Collection by Thirsties

Thirsties NEW Ocean Collection {and a Giveaway}

November 21, 2014 by Calley Pate, 308 Comments

With the chill in the air across most parts of the country today, the new Thirsties Ocean Collection makes me want to pack up and move to a tropical island paradise.  I know I really shouldn't complain with highs in the 50-60's here in Florida, but those 35-45 degree mornings... Read More


#MenofTheBabyIndustry Live Chat Nov 25th – Revealing the Secret Project

November 20, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

  About a month ago, Jen with Spray Pal approached me and a few of my friends about a project she was interested in putting together.  After a lot of private Facebook messages amongst ourselves, we decided to begin contacting some of the men in the baby industry. Kim... Read More

Moms Drink Wine to Save Water

Save Water, Drink Wine

November 6, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything goes haywire?  It's been one of those weeks here for sure!  It started on Monday when my daughter decided to cut her hair at school. That was followed by a parent/teacher conference for testing our boundaries with... Read More

Surviving Parenthood one bag of hair at a time

Surviving Parenthood… bag of hair at a time!

November 3, 2014 by Calley Pate, 3 Comments

Parenting is hard, yo! There are no owners manuals to raising kids.  Just when I thought I was starting to grasp this parenting thing, my daughter thought it would be fun to write a new story in her childhood. It was just an ordinary day; I had left the house to go pick... Read More


Flu Shots? Yes or No?

October 29, 2014 by Calley Pate, 5 Comments

Photo Credit: Doug Jordan, M.A. via CDC While this post is sponsored by CVS MinuteClinic; all opinions are my own. Let's debate (peacefully please) flu shots!  Do you get them for yourself?  Do your kids get them? Why or why not?   I asked this question earlier in... Read More


MommyCon Newport Beach – November 1st – Giveaway

October 28, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

It's time for another exciting MommyCon weekend.  This week they will be in Newport Beach, California celebrating with a Halloween flare!  If you're in the area and are pregnant, have babies, or even should consider going to MommyCon. MommyCon is a full day... Read More

Confessions of a Chocoholic

Confessions of a Chocoholic

October 27, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

There's really no use in hiding my secret any longer, I'm a chocoholic!  Ok, so I guess if you follow me on social media then it's really no big secret that I have a love affair with chocolate.  My #chocolateaday hashtag on Instagram may have given that away! For the... Read More


Giveaway – New Thirsties OS AIO + Rumparooz Sherbert

October 22, 2014 by Calley Pate, 38 Comments

Did you see what was released today?  Thirsties released their new One Size AIO and Rumparooz released their new Sherbert color.  Both of these brands are based in Colorado and run by amazing families. Would you like to win one of each? I'm giving away one pair of these... Read More