Lean Into The Paper

Lean Into The Paper

I recently was checking out at Costco. The woman in front of me was buying the normal mom items. Whole milk, yogurt by the gallon, pounds of apples and sugar-coated cereal. The items you would normally find in most moms’ Costco carts.

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How To Save For A Couple’s Getaway

 

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My husband and I knew we had to getaway for a while, regroup and reconnect. When you have two young kids it can be hard on a marriage. However, living on one income can be hard too. As a stay at home mom, I knew that if we were going to be able to afford to getaway together we would have to get creative with our budget. Here are few ways you can set a little money aside every week for a special couple’s getaway with your main squeeze.

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Travel Tips- Traveling With Kids

Travel Tips- Traveling With Kids

 

 

It’s that time of year! We are packing it up and traveling to warmer weather. We all know when you travel with kids it’s not a vacation, it’s a trip. However, I have a few travel tips that will make this year’s travel experience a little easier for you! These will save your sanity and help you when you are in a pinch.

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I Fed My Kids Ice Cream For Dinner Tonight, And I Am Ok With That.

I Fed My Kids Ice Cream For Dinner Tonight, And I Am Ok With That

I fed my kids ice cream for dinner tonight, and I am ok with that.

Today was… well, all I can say is that I survived today.

I had attempted to prepare an Instagram worthy meal. I had found a creamy mushroom chicken recipe on Pinterest the night before.

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These Are The Moments We Will Miss

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These are the moments we will miss…

I stood in my kitchen today, the baby was having a hysterical screaming fit because he would rather have a cookie than the meal that sat on his favorite plate in front of him.  The toddler sitting at the kitchen table, repeatedly telling me that she did not like ketchup. A condiment that was not even sitting on the table, let alone her plate.
I smiled, I smiled in that moment of pure chaos and noise, because these are the moments I will miss someday.

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Free Activities For Kids This Winter

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Like most moms, I am dreading those long Midwest winters. Long days stuck inside, trying to entertain crazy toddlers with cabin fever. Battling it out day after day over toys, Paw Patrol vs Daniel Tiger episodes, and countless requests for fruit snacks.  I am always in search of fun, free activities that get us out of the house!

Here are just a few activities I always make sure that are on our calendar! They are great ways to get the kids out of the house and share a special experience with them! Continue reading “Free Activities For Kids This Winter”

35 Non-Toys Gifts You Can Give This Holiday Season: The Gift Of Experiences

Collect memories, not things

I think every parent on the plant has mumbled a few swear words under their breath as they clean up the countless number of toys every night. They are scattered over every inch of the house, within minutes the next morning!

We have sworn off the toy aisle with a burning passion! We tell family members every year, “NO MORE TOYS!” However, there they are… those big boxes wrapped up waiting for your child to tear off the paper and they end up enjoying the big box rather than the toy inside.

Well we have changed things in our house, and I have to tell you my kids have LOVED IT! We now collect memories and not things. We ask everyone to give the gift of an experience instead of just more stuff that will end up on our garage sale in a few months.

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