Save Money AND Time With Amazon Prints! $1000 of Amazon Gift Cards to be Won!

I admit it freely: I, Jessica Azar, am a certified Amazon.com FREAK. If lovin’ Amazon is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. When you’re a mom of a gang of young kids, barely surviving the demands of each day, you learn to seize help whenever/wherever/however it’s available. Ever since I found out two-kids-ago that I could order baby formula via Amazon Prime and have it delivered to my doorstep I’ve been a big believer in taking full advantage of the programs and specials Amazon has to offer. Between being able to order items for my kids’ Halloween costumes like two days before they need them, doing Christmas shopping and hiding the evidence at my mom’s address, and stocking my pantry before I even run out of my favorite Quest bars, it’s an understatement to say Amazon.com has saved me a few times. They may have finally topped themselves. Amazon has launched a photo printing service that allows all customers to print their memories. Prime members can upload images to their Prime Photos account, print the product of their choice, and receive free delivery. If you’re not a Prime member, you’ll receive 5 GB of storage free on Prime Photos and…

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Be the Solution

Just when I think things to with this post-presidential-election-madness can’t possibly get any worse, I see an article in Newsweek (among other online publications) reporting that people who are anti-Trump are donating to Planned Parenthood in Vice President-Elect Mike Pence’s name as a form of protest against his outspoken Pro-Life stance. It’s obvious that the individuals promoting, donating in Pence’s name, are not focusing on the other women’s health services available at PP clinics; their attempts to be ironic focuses on the abortion end of the business. In fact PP receives no government funding for its abortion service, so their donations are likely going straight to that portion of the ledger. I feel this campaign is a form of harassment, because they are making a mockery of him publicly for his religious beliefs. Yes, he is an elected official, and this makes him susceptible to public scrutiny, but it shouldn’t automatically make him (or any official) a punching bag for their values. Will his beliefs shape his decision-making as an official? Absolutely, but he was elected with the majority of the American public voting for his election ticket. On a personal level, as a pro-life woman this deeply offends and…

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Learning to Not Need to be Needed

The other morning my youngest did something that completely shocked me. Yes I know that by now NOTHING these people do should truly shock me, but she succeeded. I woke her up, telling her it was time to get ready for school, and the first thing out of her mouth was “I don’t want you to go on my field trip today.”. Yes, you read that right… the 4-year-old bluntly uninvited me to go to her K-4 class’ Ag in the Classroom field trip to a garden and lunch at a farmer’s market. Stunned, I tried to play it off by smiling and saying “Oh! So you want to ride with a friend to the garden?” and she said “Yes ma’am.” I then asked if she wanted me to meet her at the garden, and I was rejected yet again. Y’all, I have never EVER had one of my kids NOT want me to accompany them on a field trip, especially at the age of 4. In fact, I’ve actually had the older kids FIGHT over who I would go with when both of their grades were going on the same field trip, so getting shut down this morning was…

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