Disclosure & Privacy Policy



The purpose of this blog is to encourage other moms who find themselves, like me, tired and in the trenches. I can’t believe we’ve been doing this together for the last six years. But as this blog has grown so have the expenses to run it. So in order to cover servers and design, tech and the email newsletter you receive, as well as to contribute to our family’s income and the Serve South Africa project we support, I now accept paid advertising on my blog’s sidebar and use affiliate links in posts when they are available. And when there is a book I truly love and am excited to share with you all, I occasionally will write a sponsored book review post.

But because you all are my people and this space is our online home, I never write anything that isn’t my own voice and beliefs. For reals.


Your privacy is so important to me. So I wanted to share this notice explaining the online information practices of this blog and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Cookies and Web Beacons

This blog uses third party advertisements to support its running costs. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on my site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit my site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with my blog as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Collection of Personal Information – Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include  your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Links to Third Party Websites

Every now and again I will include links on this site for your use and reference. I am not responsible for the privacy policies on these other websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from my own.


Any information collected during giveaways, such as names and email addresses, will not be used for any purpose other than to contact the winners.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

Contact me if you have any questions regarding this privacy policy.

This policy was adapted from Money Saving Mom and Nesting Place.

This policy was last updated November 12, 2014