When we started to plan our first family vacation, or first major kid friendly vacation, I am not going to lie- my anxiety level was in overdrive. There is a lot to consider when traveling with kids- especially young kids. Plus, on a budget!
However, with a desperate need to escape the record-breaking winter, multiple rounds of the flu (yeah you can get it multiple times, who knew)- we knew we needed some sunshine and TLC as a family.
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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 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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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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My daughter recently reminded me that its time – the leaves are falling, there is a crispness in the air, and big fuzzy sweaters are back in fashion. She reminded me it was fall.
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It’s been seven days. Seven days, since I held your paw as you took your last breath. Seven days since I felt your body go limp in my arms.
I held you like I did so many times before.
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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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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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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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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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