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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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

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A simple shoe box, it seems so lifeless to me. Something I would discard into the growing pile of Amazon boxes in the garage. Maybe my toddler would fill it with mismatch puzzle pieces. The baby would for sure sit in it and giggle with delight.

A simple box. Nothing fancy.

However, for some it can be everything. It can be hope, love, and comfort.

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Motherhood Is Like An Empty Toilet Paper Roll

 

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For real!! No like for real!! 

That empty toilet paper roll…. it never fails! It always appears as I sit down. The first time I have been able to sit down all morning.

It stares back at me. Glaring. 

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The Kiss Method To Motherhood

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I have formed a bad habit…

You see whenever I complete a task, a chore, or just check something off my to-do list I reward myself. I reward myself with a kiss. Not the quick peck on the check kind but the melt in your mouth, silky goodness, ohhh baby yeah kisses. Yes, I am talking about those sweet, crave able, mass produced kisses from my handsome friend Hersey’s!

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Giving Back To Your Community: Toddler Edition

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I’m always preaching about giving back. It’s something that my parents have distilled in me from a young age.  Every week we try to find a way to give back to our community. A small token to make someone else have a better day. A way to bring a smile to someone else’s day!

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How To Dress Up Your Yoga Pants For Fall

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It’s that time of year, pumpkin spice and everything nice has filled our homes and store fronts! It’s also that wonderful, magical time of year, where we once again can pull out the beloved black yoga pants. Those comfy, soft pants that don’t make us feel guilty for binge eating ice cream after last night’s bed time battle with the kids.

If you can dress up this beloved clothing item to wear them out more in public, other than a trip to Target, even better!

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Granny Panties and Nursing Bras

 

granny pantiesThis weekend I did a Target run with my sister in-law. She is expecting her second baby in just a matter of a few weeks. So, we hit up Target for all those last minute post-baby items she will need.

After grabbing a few hospital snacks and diapers, we were standing in front of the nursing bras. I started to laugh because right next to the nursing bras were those big old Grannie Panties! You know the kind. Touché Target! Touché!

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Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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Fall is in the air! Pumpkin spice and everything nice!! Crisp leaves, sweater weather, and everything pumpkin spice lines the store shelves!

After seeing the 500th ad for pumpkin spice lattes this week, I thought we better jump on the band wagon. My daughter has been begging for donuts so the fearless mommy hit the test kitchen and let me tell you… these rocks!!!

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