30 03, 2015

Autism Accepting Businesses are the goal of Missing Piece Awareness

By | 2015-03-30T14:06:29+00:00 March 30, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Autism Accepting Businesses are the goal of Missing Piece Awareness

I live in this world with two mainstream children. Autism isn't a reality my family of four has had to contend with, however we are directly affected by Autism. How can anyone not be? You may not be aware that you know someone with Autism, or that you know someone who has a family member [...]

28 03, 2015

7 Easter traditions from around the world

By | 2015-03-28T09:09:58+00:00 March 28, 2015|Family|2 Comments

While thinking about our yearly Easter celebration, I wondered what Easter traditions were like around the world. Our family does fairly simple things for Easter: color hard-boiled eggs to decorate the table; fill colorful plastic eggs filled with money, and candy, around the house for an Easter Egg hunt; eating lamb for dinner; having beautiful [...]

25 03, 2015

Sky Zone Birthday Party

By | 2015-03-25T12:47:04+00:00 March 25, 2015|Family, Featured, Reviews|Comments Off on Sky Zone Birthday Party

Parents always want their kids to have amazing birthdays. Birthday memories are ones that last forever. I still remember the parties my parents would throw for my sister and I. We always had joint birthday parties in March, because my sister's big day was at the end of February and mine was at the beginning [...]

13 03, 2015

Capturing life moments in a Montage

By | 2016-08-30T20:56:19+00:00 March 13, 2015|Family, Reviews|Comments Off on Capturing life moments in a Montage

A little over a year ago, I had the most amazing gift given to me. It wasn't given to me by any one person. It was just life giving me a beautiful gift at the right time, and it worked out exactly as it should. It took me a year to be able to do [...]

10 03, 2015

Friendship is a million little things

By | 2015-03-13T07:44:05+00:00 March 10, 2015|Family|49 Comments

Friendship isn't a big thing. It's a million little things. ~ Author Unknown Isn't it so true? I don't know who said it first, or who wrote it first, but it's definitely one of the most true statements about friendship I've ever heard. Friendship means so many different things to so many different people. In [...]

23 02, 2015

Fill my cup, put some Vicks in it

By | 2016-08-30T20:30:12+00:00 February 23, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Fill my cup, put some Vicks in it

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. Our family doesn't get flu shots. We have our reasons, as do the people who get flu shots. However, our family does stock up on Vicks products to be fully prepared for flu season, as well as cold season! There's no guarantee the flu shot will protect [...]

5 01, 2015

Sky Zone Cares on Long Island

By | 2016-08-30T20:27:23+00:00 January 5, 2015|Family, Long Island|Comments Off on Sky Zone Cares on Long Island

Sky Zone has locations all across the country, and when it came to Long Island, I was a little hesitant to allow the kids to go. I'd heard stories about trampoline parks being dangerous, and a lot of injuries happening on a regular basis. I didn't know much about Sky Zone, and all of the [...]

31 12, 2014

Have a Happy & Healthy New Year

By | 2014-12-12T11:20:50+00:00 December 31, 2014|Family|Comments Off on Have a Happy & Healthy New Year

It's our final day of 2014. What are you most looking forward to in 2015? Our family looks forward to getting our basement put back together, and I'm looking forward to growing my business, a.k.a. NovemberSunflower.com. Keep it safe out there tonight, and make 2015 Happy and Healthy!

29 12, 2014

I used to be organized, now I’m lost

By | 2016-08-30T20:05:31+00:00 December 29, 2014|Family, Featured|Comments Off on I used to be organized, now I’m lost

I used to be organized. It was something that kept my work day flowing so easily. After kids, I lost a bit of that organization. What was the final nail in my organization coffin? The stupid flood in our home. Now's my chance to take 2015 by the balls, and get my sh*t organized. I've [...]

24 12, 2014

Happy Holidays 2014

By | 2014-12-12T09:03:50+00:00 December 24, 2014|Family|Comments Off on Happy Holidays 2014

In our home, we celebrate Christmas. I know many different holidays happen all through this holiday season, but for our family it's Christmas. Our family wishes all you a Happy Holiday Season, and wishes for a magical New Year! Just as a side note, because I love to share the things that I love: Our [...]

19 12, 2014

Family Friday: Struffoli for the holidays

By | 2014-12-14T18:19:32+00:00 December 19, 2014|Family|Comments Off on Family Friday: Struffoli for the holidays

Every year the kids look forward to one family tradition around the holidays: making Struffoli with Daddy. Yup. I know. Most of the time kids cook, and bake, with their mothers. Well, here in this house, Mama Sunflower isn't good in the kitchen! Struffoli for the holidays is a tradition I let Daddy handle. It's [...]

27 11, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from the Sunflowers

By | 2014-11-22T13:12:37+00:00 November 27, 2014|Family|Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving from the Sunflowers

Thanksgiving. I remember when I was younger, everyone had to get all their Thanksgiving supplies before the holiday, because no stores were open on Thanksgiving. We all survived having stores closed, because we all headed out to be with loved ones. Now?  Stores are opening up earlier, and earlier on Thanksgiving Day. I'm not sure [...]

11 11, 2014

Teaching my daughter how to be her own boss

By | 2016-08-30T19:58:56+00:00 November 11, 2014|Family, Reviews|Comments Off on Teaching my daughter how to be her own boss

After being a woman that worked in the corporate world, I honestly hope my daughter never has to work for anyone, but herself. I'm going to do my best to teach my daughter how to be her own boss. It all starts at an early age! It all starts NOW. What she chooses to do [...]

3 10, 2014

Never too young to learn about The Power of the Heart

By | 2017-05-17T09:37:43+00:00 October 3, 2014|Family, Reviews|Comments Off on Never too young to learn about The Power of the Heart

The Power of the Heart is being released October 7th. I wish this had come out much earlier in my lifetime. It's filled with amazing people's perspectives on how truly important the heart is in EVERYTHING we do.

26 09, 2014

Family Friday: Manicures with Mommy

By | 2016-08-30T19:03:55+00:00 September 26, 2014|Family|Comments Off on Family Friday: Manicures with Mommy

I'm in the stage of life where both kids are at school on the daily. It's not a long day, just 6 hours. Well, it's long for them, I'm sure. Especially with just 20 minutes for lunch, and 20 minutes for recess. However, in comparison to a workday, it's at least two hours shy of [...]

25 04, 2014

Photo Friday with the West Coast

By | 2015-02-13T21:21:51+00:00 April 25, 2014|Family|Comments Off on Photo Friday with the West Coast

We're going Off Topic today for Photo Friday here on November Sunflower. It happens, sometimes you just want to share a piece of your heart with everyone, right? Growing up, my sister and I spent a lot of time with our cousins. We were basically a foursome for most of our childhood. However, kids get [...]

17 04, 2014

Losing a pet means losing a family member

By | 2014-06-18T17:59:44+00:00 April 17, 2014|Family|Comments Off on Losing a pet means losing a family member

If you've never had a pet, or owned a pet, you probably don't understand the loss of a pet. I get it. I know people don't understand the emotional attachment people develop with a pet. However, losing a pet means losing a family member to many of us. We lost a beloved family member last [...]

9 12, 2013

Activision Family Game Summit: Family’s bonding while playing video games

By | 2016-08-30T17:59:10+00:00 December 9, 2013|Family|Comments Off on Activision Family Game Summit: Family’s bonding while playing video games

If you're kids are playing video games, start getting involved. It's a great way to bond as a family!

18 10, 2013

CARE TO RECYCLE™ is creating awareness for bathroom recycling

By | 2016-08-30T17:22:02+00:00 October 18, 2013|Family|Comments Off on CARE TO RECYCLE™ is creating awareness for bathroom recycling

Care to Recycle from Johnson & Johnson asks people to start in the smallest room of their house for recycling purposes! #ad #sponsored

26 09, 2013

Cabbage Patch Kids turn 30 with a huge celebration in New York City

By | 2016-08-30T17:01:27+00:00 September 26, 2013|Family, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Cabbage Patch Kids turn 30 with a huge celebration in New York City

It's been 30 years of #CabbagePatchKids - can you believe it? They've come a long way, but still smell the same as they did 30 years ago!