Howdy, I'm Candy! Thanks for stopping by. I'm a proud BoyMom to four of the most handsome little dudes you've ever seen! And, I'm expecting a baby GIRL (eeek!) in Spring 2015! I'm also married to my wonderful husband, David, whom I've had the pleasure of sharing my life with since high school. Yes, we're one of those rare couples!
I am a native Austinite, and although I currently reside in the midwest, my love for Texas has never changed. I have a Texas-sized heart and spirit and when I'm not busy running my kids to piano lessons, football practice, or soccer games, you'll find me watching reality TV, organizing my junk drawer, or hanging out with my girlfriends.
I am passionate about lots of things, but at the very top of my list is motherhood. My kids are everything to me and I work hard each day to create meaningful memories and traditions with them. We always make it a point to celebrate birthdays and holidays in our family because that's just how I grew up and it works for us. My kids have emphatically told me I'm the Best Mom Ever on more than one occassion, and although I'm not sure that's entirely true, I certainly strive to be that everyday!
I have enjoyed working with many brands in the recent past, including, Build-a-Bear, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, and many others. If you're looking to collaborate, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find me hanging out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus, and YouTube.
I hope you'll stay a while and drop me a line sometime. I'd love to hear from you!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.
Hi Candy! Love your site! Just sat here for a couple of hours reading your blog and laughing out loud... Trying to reach you re: the use of the name Mommypalooza. Can you provide me with an email address for you so that we can chat? Our PTO fundraiser got a wrist-slap last year for using a copywrited name and would hate to have that happen again! Thanks!
Posted by: Audrey Melanson | August 17, 2008 at 06:41 AM
Great looking site!
Posted by: Lisa Hale | August 14, 2009 at 10:24 PM
Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by! :) Love your newborn planner, btw!
Posted by: candy | August 14, 2009 at 10:29 PM
Glad to have found you!
Posted by: The Go-To Mom | February 18, 2010 at 09:47 PM
Thanks Kimberley!! So glad I found YOU!! Looking forward 2 connecting more! :)
Posted by: candy | February 18, 2010 at 10:03 PM
I came accross your blog on a news cast on the local NBC news for Black Friday. I hav enjoyed reading your posts and was curious on how I can go about starting a blog of my own? Thanks!
Posted by: momof2cuties | November 30, 2010 at 02:27 PM
Hi again, ignore the previous post, I guess I created a profile and didn't realize it :)
Posted by: momof2cuties | November 30, 2010 at 02:28 PM
I love your since of humor! But... no coffee?? I'm sorry, but I have to have both!! Soda & Coffee!!
Posted by: Tracie A Carrigan | March 11, 2011 at 04:09 PM
Ah,absolutely priceless to hear your boys say you're the Best Mom Ever!
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It is really nice to meet you who is such a good mom.
Posted by: Clipping Path | November 17, 2011 at 11:54 PM
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Posted by: rahul amin | January 31, 2017 at 01:06 PM
Candy, love to read your site and you are a good mom this is so clear by read it, and you got nice children who knows their mom is the best. Lots of people cant get mom like you, some people get their mom but it's their bad luck their mom put hem in the dustbin and some dogs save that children. Really awesome family you've got, Be happy always. Thanks for sharing nice thing, very lucky you are.
Posted by: | April 25, 2018 at 05:57 AM
I'm Sophie Sarah glad to know about you.
Posted by: Sophie Sarah | September 24, 2018 at 01:51 AM
Thanks for sharing how your thinking evolved through your writing. It's such an important reminder to keep open mind and follow our thoughts where ever they take us. Who knows what insights we'll find there!
Posted by: Clipping Path House | October 03, 2019 at 11:20 PM