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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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

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Like any great Nicholas Sparks novel, this story starts out with two strangers. Running into each other miles away from home. This will become the greatest love story ever told. So, grab the rocky road ice cream, a box of tissues, and join us in a good cry as the romance unfolds.

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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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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

 

 

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!

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