Mermaid Christmas Ornaments

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It’s that magical time of year- the snow is falling, the carols are playing in the background and the kids are hopped up on sugar cookies. The list is hanging on the fridge (all three pages) of toys that are hopping to find under the tree Christmas morning.  It’s the time of year were there never enough money in the budget and not enough hours in the day.

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Guess What, My Thighs Jiggle…

 

Guess what, my thighs jiggleGuess what, my thighs jiggle when I run. Yep. They do. And I don’t care. I run for me.

Guess what. I am not a professional runner. Maybe a professional toddler chaser, but not a professional runner. I am not going to win any races, or set any land speed records. Some days I huff out 14-minute miles as I push a double stroller with two preschoolers snoozing inside. I just breath in the peace and quiet- taking a moment to gather my thoughts. Other days I race to keep up with the dog, sprinting full speed. Feeling the burn in my legs and chest- which oddly feels so good and exactly what I need in that moment.

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Ways to spread kindness like glitter

Spread kindness like glitter

Here are just a few ways you can spread kindness daily to people around you. Let’s spread kindness like glitter this week. You never know how a simple act can have such a massive impact on ones life!

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Five Ways Moms Can Make Extra Cash

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As a stay-at-home mom I know I am contributing to the family in a way. However, there are times I wish I could help bring in some extra “fun money”.  I don’t think there is a mom out there that would turn down some extra cash- whether it’s to take the kids to the zoo, to skip making dinner and eat out for a night, or a fun family vacation. That extra cash can be handy.

Here are a few creative ways that moms can make some extra cash from home or doing what they would normally be doing away!

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Air Travel with Young Kids- Tips and Tricks

 

air travel with young kids

We recently took our first flight with two kids (four and under). I have to say I was worried- ok more terrified about flying with two young kids. However, it was smooth sailing!! Here are a few things that we did to keep things stress free and relaxing!!

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Pre-School Quiet Time Boxes

Pre-school Quiet time Boxes

If you have followed me for any amount of time you know- MY KIDS NEVER SLEEP! However, I do enforce a quiet time after lunch. These allows them to relax and let their little minds rest. Plus, it allows mom to make phone calls and get some work done.

So, in an effort to encourage them to relax I have created “quiet time boxes”. I rotate these boxes every day and they get a box after lunch with an activity they have to do in their bed or room.

Here are the boxes I have made for my preschooler:

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Don’t Blink- These Are The Moments We Live For

Don_t Blink- These Are The Moments We Live For

I was standing in my kitchen yesterday morning, taking in my normal dishwasher steam facial as I was unloading yet another load of the day. The kids were noisily playing in the family room, battling over a big red fire truck tent. Per my norm I had my best friend Alexa playing some country music, so I could get my cardo in as I danced around the kitchen.

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Bed Time Stories- A Magical Time For Mother And Child

Bed Time Stories- A Magical Time For Mother And Child

I kiss my daughter on the forehead, she is still busy chatting about something that has happened earlier today. Something I am not sure that really happened, just part of her overly active toddler imagination. I whisper “good night, I love you.”

She is still busy chatting when I hit the doorway, looking back at her one more time. I am unsure if she is talking to me or the small animal shelter of plush pets on her bed.

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