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2018 Summer Bucket List

I have always enjoyed making our summer bucket lists. I love to day dream about summer and get my mind organized with all the things I’d like us to do. But this year the thought of making a bucket  list is a little more stress ridden. My kids will be 7, 5 and almost 3 […]

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Favorite Books to Read Aloud

March is Read Across America month! In honor of such a great program, I am sharing some of our family’s favorite books to read aloud.  Reading a book to your child is a wonderful way to calm them down before bed, a great bonding experience, and a good source of entertainment other than the TV. […]

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Creating a Habit of Love with a No Whining Chart

We don’t like to use charts in our home. Rewards charts and chore charts have never really jived with us. Honestly, I don’t like having to keep up with them. And we expect our kids to help out around the house when asked, not just to fill a chart up with stickers. But recently, the […]

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Bullet Journaling in the New Year

There’s not a lot about January that excites me. I do, however, love the opportunity to start anew. And I love any reason to buy a new planner or journal. Opening a new planner makes me a little giddy. This year I’m excited to continue bullet journaling.  In the past, my new year’s treat to myself […]

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Why I Prep the Night Before and How I Do It

I don’t know what mornings are like in your house, but in mine, they can get a little crazy. Five people, all trying to eat breakfast and get dressed by a decent time can get a little hectic. Especially since three out of five need a lot, and I mean a lot, of direction. Mornings […]

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4 Podcasts for Your Listening Pleasure

Since moving into our new home, I’ve painted six rooms in six months, by myself. That might seem like a daunting task, and it definitely was, but I discovered something that made it actually fun: podcasts. Podcasts are my new favorite thing. I listen to them while I work out, while I fold laundry, when […]

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In Defense of the “Mom Suit”

The other day I had a conversation with a friend who was bemoaning the fact that she would have to buy a mom suit this year. After just having her third baby, she felt like hanging her head in shame as she wore a one piece to the pool. I can’t stop thinking about this conversation and […]

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Birthday Gifts for 5- and 6-Year-Olds

I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that half the people I know were born or had babies in March and April. There must be something in the water my friends and family are drinking in June and July because Spring time amongst our peers is a little crazy. We seem to have birthday parties every […]

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You’re Gonna Miss This

I’m in a season of motherhood that often feels all-consuming. It’s a battle for me to not wish these long days away and yearn for a time when things are less chaotic or more quiet. But when I find myself changing a poopy diaper for the 4th time that day as my 3-year-old calls for help […]

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