Mama’s Found Flair – There are words again!

You may have noticed that besides a few sporadic book reviews, Mama's Got Flair has been a ghost town. It's not you; it's me. Or, at least, it was. While the site has been live for five years, it's been a shell for quite some time. I want to come clean about all that business, so I can resume my sassiness. 1. I lost my voice. No, not literally. (There's no stopping this loud mouth.) What really happened was I became greedy about making a business out of my blog. I lost sight of the passion for creativity and yearning for a therapeutic outlet which inspired this bad mamajama in the first … [Read more...]

10 Reasons I’m Stoked for School to Start

I love my sons. They are truly my lifelong dream come true. It's a privilege to be home refereeing caring for them every day, and they bring a joy into my life that no other people in the universe could ever touch. That being said... I'm counting down the days to their first day of school. (Cough...14...cough, cough.) Reason Number 1: I haven't seen an empty sink for more than 1o minutes in the last five years. If I time it right, I can get at least three solid clear sink hours before the hubz comes home for lunch. Reason Number 2: There will be silence...during daylight...that … [Read more...]

Love at 16 $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway and Blog Bounce – Ends 2/14

Dear 16-year-old Jessi, Girl, it's not that serious. Whatever is going through your head at this very moment in time may seem like a big deal, but just wait. When mom tells you that it's not the end of the world that it didn't work out with that dude, she will be right. When you get your first speeding ticket, dad will be mad as hell and you'll get grounded, but life will go on. Enjoy the ups and downs of those last couple responsibility-free years, and don't let stress from high school fluff make you feel like you're anything short of spectacular. In fact, you grow up to be pretty … [Read more...]

Meant for Me by L. P. Dover Book Review and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 1/26

Book Tour After a night of raw passion with the man Claire O’Briene had been secretly admiring for years, she thought their time together had come once and for all. Fate had finally brought them back to each other, but unfortunately nothing had changed. He was still the same man who ran away from relationships. Against his better judgment, Mason Bradley gave in to the temptation and allowed himself one night with the one woman he’d been too afraid to want … too afraid to need. Four months after leaving Claire and regretting every minute of it, Mason gets called in for an undercover mission … [Read more...]

Goal of the Week: Week 3 – Walk with Your Head Up

Welcome to week three of our Sunday Goal of the Week series. If this is your first week visiting, here are the deets. Each week I will throw out a goals that will range from organizing things in our environments and braving new experiences to connecting with or helping others around us. They'll be simple, but they'll hopefully add a little something extra to our weeks. If you'd like a reminder to check the week's goal, make sure you're following Mama's Got Flair on Facebook and I'll post the link as soon as it's live on Sunday. To make sure you're seeing my status updates in your newsfeed, … [Read more...]

Goal of the Week: Week Two – Style change!

Last week I said I would be throwing out one goal per week that can be tailored to our individual lives. The goals will range from organizing things in our environments and braving new experiences to connecting with or helping others around us. They'll be simple, but they'll hopefully add a little something extra to our weeks. Come here every Sunday to see what the week's goal is. From there, you can share as much or as little as you would like. If you'd like a reminder to check the week's goal, make sure you're following Mama's Got Flair on Facebook and I'll post the link as soon as … [Read more...]