Green Scene Mom Summer Fun Giveaway Event #summerfungiveaway

May 28, 2014 by Calley Pate, 3 Comments

I've recently joined the Green Scene Mom Street Team, a group of bloggers who help promote a very large giveaway prize package.  This giveaway is hosted by the Green Scene Mom and the sponsors listed below.  Scroll all the way to the bottom to enter to win the prizes listed.... Read More

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival – May 24th

May 20, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

  What's your favorite margarita recipe?  How would you like to try a Grand Peach Cobbler Margarita, Cabo Cosmo Rita, Hornitos Watermelon Margarita, Camarena Prickly Pear Margarita, Dobel Spicy Pina-Rita (Pineapple Jalapeno), or Corazon Pomegranate Margarita?  Don't those... Read More

Camp MommyCon

Win a 3-Day Ticket to Camp MommyCon in Denver

May 16, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

About 11 years ago my husband and I (and our baking baby boy) took a trip to Winter Park, CO just outside of Denver.  It was at the end of ski season and the slopes were closed.  Since I was baking a baby boy I wouldn't have been able to ski anyways.  It did snow while we... Read More

Great Cloth Diaper Change 2014

Great Cloth Diaper Change 2014 – Official Guinness World Record Results

May 14, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

  It's official, there is a new world record for the "most people changing diapers in 24 hours (multiple venues)" with 8,459 participants.  There were 188 official locations in 18 countries this year.   We broke last years record by 158 people!!   The Great Cloth... Read More

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Paying Homage to My Dirty Home

May 13, 2014 by Calley Pate, 5 Comments

The bottoms of our feet are dingy. There are dust bunnies under my bed. There is soap scum in the shower. There is pet hair on the sofa. Clutter and me? We're BFFs! ...and I'm OK with that!  Before you cross me off your "must visit" list let me clarify a few... Read More

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The Perfect Mother’s Day

May 9, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

What would the perfect Mother's Day look like to you? Would it be a vase full of flowers?  Breakfast in bed?  A handmade gift from your child?  An hour to yourself without your kids clawing at your legs?  A day out with friends at the spa? Things have changed a lot... Read More

The Sleepless Mama

May 1, 2014 by Calley Pate, 3 Comments

...zzzzzzz! Oh, hi there friends!  You would think that having an hour to myself on an airplane I would actually catch up on some sleep, but instead I'm here!  8 days ago my son got sick with what I thought was food poisoning.  He vomited shortly after dinner and went right... Read More

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A Mom’s Guide to Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

April 24, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Did you know that today was Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day?  How does this affect you as a mom?  Perhaps you are a stay-at-home-mom or a single mom and don't have a traditional "job" to take your kids to.  There are still valuable lessons for your children to learn... Read More

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Reasons Why I Love Flats

April 24, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Do you love flats?  Not the cloth diaper kind, but the shoes!  Ballet flats!   As a working mom with two very active kids, flats are my go-to shoe of choice (well besides my flip flops of course).  Let me count for you all the reasons I love flats.... They are... Read More


Can your kids be friends?

April 20, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Do your kids fight? Do they argue over the silliest things? Do they drive you insane with their petty jealousy? Maybe it's time for a family vacation! My kids are almost 6 years apart in age so the sibling dynamics are much different than me and my brother. My brother... Read More