Revisiting My New Year’s Resolution


pur·pose·ful·ly ˈpərpəsfəlē/ adverb   in a way that shows determination or resolve. “Rachael takes the lead, striding purposefully towards the door” with a useful purpose. “how is it possible to share information effectively and purposefully with project partners?” I chose Purposefully for my word of the year. This word was to guide all my decisions…

Four Years Later: Share Your Social Media


Four years ago I began blogging. It was really rough the first year. We were getting married (again), moving and I was trying to figure the whole blogging thing out. My photography was horrible and my writing was sporadic. I didn’t know how to blog, network or publicize my blog. I was a mess. But,…

Cowboy Potato Pizza and Lessons Learned from My Social Media Break


My short social media break has been eye-opening in many ways. Friday night I removed Facebook and all the news apps from my phone so that I would not absent-mindedly click on the apps. It was a habit and I needed to break it. We spent Saturday morning at the Kalamazoo Christmas parade. It was…

Taking a Short Break from Social Media


I am tired. I have challenged my little family to stay off Facebook and news media for the next few days. I am writing this on Friday to post Saturday morning. I have been staying positive but each time I put something out about being good, kind and decent to each other I have been…

Mom, Will there be a Civil War After the Election?


Image from Pinterest I have always encouraged our children to read the newspaper, watch the news, and pay attention to current events. I want them to be informed citizens as they grow. We talk openly about how we make our choices in voting. How no one candidate can fully match all your wants in a…

Share Your Social Media Links Saturday!


  Just like Dory I love making new friends! I am working on spreading my blog through other social media outlets such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Follow me on any of those and I will follow you back! If you would like others to follow you, add your links (Please put a link to…

Share Your Social Media Accounts


Want to share your Social Media links with a wider audience?  Below are my links and I hope you will add yours to the comments below so I can follow you too! Twitter: @Koolaidmoms2 (click for link to Twitter) Facebook: What’s for Dinner Moms? (click for link to Facebook) Pinterest: What’s for Dinner Moms? (click for link to…

Disney Social Media Moms – On the Road Chicago


I am so excited!  I have been invited to participate in Disney’s Social Media Moms on the Road Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  All right, let’s get to the truth, I am terrified. This is a conference with many Social Media specialists that I have been following for quite a while.  I am a little fish…