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    20 Awesome Gift Ideas for Your Teen or Preteen Girl (from the Mom of Four Daughters)

20 Awesome Gift Ideas for Your Teen or Preteen Girl (from the Mom of Four Daughters)

By |December 4, 2017|

As the mom of four daughters, I know girl stuff. So if you are in need of gift ideas that a teen (or preteen […]

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    What to Wear for Family Pictures: A 10-Step Guide to Looking Great

What to Wear for Family Pictures: A 10-Step Guide to Looking Great

By |November 14, 2017|

It’s that time of year again. Time to think about the ol’ holiday card! And that means you need a picture to go with […]

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    MINTED GIVEAWAY! Three Winners to Receive $100 to Spend at Minted!

MINTED GIVEAWAY! Three Winners to Receive $100 to Spend at Minted!

By |November 23, 2016|

This giveaway has expired – sorry! But please read below to see why I love Minted so much!!

Congrats to the three winners! You should also have […]

DIY Crazy Purple Minion Costumes

By |October 25, 2016|

Well, Halloween is now six days away, and I only made these crazy purple minion costumes THREE YEARS AGO, but hey – better late […]

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    Learning to Treasure Even the Most Ordinary Moments as a Mom

Learning to Treasure Even the Most Ordinary Moments as a Mom

By |April 6, 2016|

My youngest daughter had her four-year-old checkup the other day. On our way there, she declared, “I love the doctor!” Probably because she was […]

GIVEAWAY: Three Winners Will Spend $100 at Minted!

By |November 18, 2015|

This giveaway is now expired – SORRY! Thanks so much to all who entered!

Winners are BRIANA, ALLISON, AND CRYSTAL. 

*Check your email to see if […]

Hello Preschool. Hello Mom Freedom!

By |September 15, 2015|

At parents’ night before my fourth and youngest daughter was to start preschool, the director told us to try not to cry in front […]

The Black Bunny: A Short Story I Wrote as a Little Girl

By |April 2, 2015|

This past summer, I went through everything we owned before we moved.

Not my most thrilling summer.

But it really was good to go through ALL […]

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    Win $250 to Spend at Minted – My Favorite Card Site! (EXPIRED)

Win $250 to Spend at Minted – My Favorite Card Site! (EXPIRED)

By |November 20, 2014|

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Amanda T. – you win!!! I have emailed you with your winning code to redeem your $250, so please check your inbox! […]

Thoughts on Moving: Missing Home and Finding It Again

By |September 22, 2014|

In early June my husband got a new job. A week later he was gone, and I was left to make this move happen […]

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    A Well-Traveled Mom’s Guide – 30 Smart Tips For Flying With a Baby

A Well-Traveled Mom’s Guide – 30 Smart Tips For Flying With a Baby

By |May 28, 2014|

As the mother of 4 girls (ages 11 – 2), I have flown a lot with babies – oftentimes by myself. Over the past […]

Birthday Gag Gift – Jar of Suckers (40 Sucks!)

By |May 20, 2014|

It seems like a lot of people around me are turning 40 these days. (Not me quite yet – soon enough!) Last year when […]

Cute DIY Butterfly Footprints

By |May 9, 2014|

I love making things myself to hang on our walls. I think it really helps make our house feel like a home when we’re […]

Best Ever Useful Graduation Gift – Tool Set

By |April 30, 2014|

When I graduated from high school, I remember getting a “Do-It-Herself” tool set as a graduation gift. While of course I was appreciative (my […]

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    Giveaway! Win $50 to Spend at Mama B’s Sweet Peas – Expired!!!

Giveaway! Win $50 to Spend at Mama B’s Sweet Peas – Expired!!!

By |April 26, 2014|

WINNER: Amber, you should have an email in your inbox! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a moment to enter! :) Congratulations!! […]

20 Thoughtful and Creative Gifts for Her

By |April 22, 2014|

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it! As you start thinking about gift ideas for the special ladies in your life, I […]