Does Ideology Really Incite Someone to Mass Murder?

OK, so this is usually an upbeat family blog, but I have to take on a topic that distresses me to no end. So if you like reading the fluffy stuff, you may want to skip this one. I won’t hold it against you. In the wake of the horrific shooting of a congresswoman, wounding […]

Why Bloggers Should Attend Local Social Media Business Workshops

And that is just about the most boring title ever, but I wanted it to be very clear!  I believe that local area small businesses are the single most overlooked clients for professional bloggers, especially mom bloggers. I have the priviledge of speaking at two Social Media Classes in North Carolina, as well as running […]

Hannah’s Story: The Other Side of Adoption, By Nicole Wick

Please welcome guest blogger Nicole Wick (@nicolewick on twitter). Nicole is an adopted daughter, and graciously agreed to write in honor of National Adoption Month. Find Nicole at, and I was adopted when I was three months old. My first home was an orphanage in Vietnam, one of many orphanages that housed thousands […]

The Testimony of Excellence

It’s the quintessential struggle for a Christian. The dichotomy of Truth vs. Grace. In the spiritual life of a believer, it can seem like the “Chicken or the Egg” conundrum. (even though it’s not really) When you only read these scriptures, you may believe that obeying commandments is what “saves.” If I can only do […]

Your Life, Your Blog: September 21, 2009

I am SUPER excited about going to Asheville, NC for the Type A Mom Conference later this week! But we have three days left before I get to blow this town! Woot! I have really enjoyed getting to read your posts here on Your Life, Your Blog, so it’s time to link up again! I’ll […]

Sunday Worship: By Your Side

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Sunday Worship: The Voice of Truth

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Sunday Worhip: My Hiding Place

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A Dear Friend, Chick-Fil-A Cows, and a Plea for Help!

OK, Mom Blogger Troops! My dear friend Tina’s family has been in first place in the Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day Photo contest for a long time. However, they now have a neck and neck race for the prize, which includes free chicken for a year! She is an avid mom-blog reader and homeschooling mom! Meet […]

"I am the Friend"

If you regularly read my blog, you know that my faith in Jesus is very central to my life. In fact, I owe my very life to Him. There were so many times throughout High School and College that I KNOW it was Him keeping me safe. And even when my poor choices ended in […]

About Real Life Media

MeI am Sarah Pinnix. I am a 35-year-old Mom of 3 beautiful girls (8/6/3) I’ve been ecstatically married to the most awesome guy for 10 years. Real Life Blog is where I share my “Real Life“: anything from Personal Stories to Tips and Tricks, to Reviews and Giveaways. Watch this interview with Maria Bailey to […]

Nuggets For Blogging Success from BlogHer, What are Yours?

I wanted to title this post “Things that make you go “Hmmm…” but I figured I’d go with a more informative title! I’m really no good at those long, witty and interesting recaps of Blog Conferences. I really wish I could sum up the whole weekend for you, but at this point, I’m all BlogHer-recapped-out! […]

{Book Review} Religion Saves, And Nine Other Misconceptions

I was very eager to read Mark Driscoll’s new non-fiction book, Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions. If you have read much at Real Life, you know that I am so passionate about my faith as a relationship with God, instead of rules of behavior I must follow. The One Thing about Christianity is that […]

Host a KaBOOM Playday in Your Town: Summer Fun for a Good Cause!

KaBOOM!, an organization that is dedicated to all things play, is teaming up with local communities to host more than 1,000 free Play Days (that’s a lot!) across the country this September 19-27. These no-cost events celebrate kids and play with fun, safe games and activities. A recent study found that youth aged 8 – […]

BlogHer ’09: The Journey Begins

Two strangers, brought together by pure chance, nervously introduce themselves and settle in for a long plane ride. He was completely unaware that he was sitting next to THE original “Chatty Kathy,” and if he wanted to hear the Reader’s Digest version, he should keep the entire question to himself. “So why are you heading […]