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 Mom’s Guide: 15 Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise & Other Travel Tips

A Mom’s Guide: 15 Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise & Other Travel Tips

By |March 1, 2014|

My family recently went on our first Disney cruise.  Even though we have traveled a lot with our kids, I felt very overwhelmed while […]

World’s Best Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

By |February 17, 2014|

We think these are the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on the planet!

I have been on the quest for the perfect oatmeal chocolate chip […]

Melted Crayon Hearts with Free Printable Valentines

By |February 1, 2014|

Looking to do something different for Valentine’s Day this year with your kids?  Why not make use of all those old and broken crayons! […]

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    Tight Quarters? 10 Simple Ways to Create Space and Get Organized!

Tight Quarters? 10 Simple Ways to Create Space and Get Organized!

By |January 25, 2014|

This post was written as a sponsored post for Organize-It.  All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

In college I lived on campus for all […]

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    How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

By |January 15, 2014|

I love how the New Year brings with it a turn of the page.  You get a clean slate, and a chance to do […]

Best of 2013 – Most Popular Posts

By |January 7, 2014|

What a year it’s been!  As I look back on my first full year of blogging, I’m (pleasantly) surprised sometimes by what resonates with […]

Top 10 Parenting Tips of 2013

By |December 27, 2013|

As 2013 comes to a close, I have been reflecting back on what posts and ideas generated the most interest over the last year. […]

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    6 Smart Reasons You Should Use a Gift Spreadsheet to Make Life Easier

6 Smart Reasons You Should Use a Gift Spreadsheet to Make Life Easier

By |November 9, 2013|

The holidays are approaching quickly, and this time of year can become so overwhelming… especially for those of us who typically do all the […]

Perfect Mini Ice Pack for Kids: Freeze Condiment Packets

By |July 13, 2013|

As a mom of four, we’ve gone through a lot of Band-Aids in this house over the last 10+ years.  We’re talking a lot. […]

30 Tips to Help Keep Your Laundry from Making You Crazy

By |July 7, 2013|

This post was written as a sponsored post for Organize-It.  All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

Laundry can be the most exhausting, monotonous, mundane […]

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    Layer Clothes Vertically for More Space, Easier Viewing, & Neater Drawers

Layer Clothes Vertically for More Space, Easier Viewing, & Neater Drawers

By |June 25, 2013|

My super-smart (and super-organized!) sister-in-law gave me the idea to arrange clothes vertically in drawers back when I was writing this post with 100+ […]

Kitchen Tip: Make Sticky Substances Pop Right Out

By |June 14, 2013|

I bake a lot, so I love this tip.  When you are working with sticky substances such as shortening or peanut butter, don’t you […]

b & d Hand Trick for Place Settings

By |June 7, 2013|

Summer is here!  And so is wedding season… we don’t go to as many weddings as we used to–the year we got married, we […]

Keep a Medicine Chart: Never Miss a Dose Again!

By |May 25, 2013|

Over the last three months, I’ve had kids on antibiotics five separate times–sometimes they were overlapping.  It’s almost impossible to keep up with all […]

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    Decorate With Family Photos and Hang a Wall Gallery With Ease

Decorate With Family Photos and Hang a Wall Gallery With Ease

By |May 20, 2013|

We finished some house renovations in January of 2012, just before daughter #4 was born. Since her birth, I’ve been so busy keeping up […]