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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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    Thank You Could Never Be Enough – The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom’s Life

Thank You Could Never Be Enough – The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom’s Life

By |April 16, 2014|

Five years ago, my mom nearly died the same day her grandson was born. Her life was eventually saved by a stranger who became […]

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    Turn a Closet into an Awesome Mudroom Space with a Fun Chalk Wall

Turn a Closet into an Awesome Mudroom Space with a Fun Chalk Wall

By |April 1, 2014|

I am SO EXCITED to show you this change we recently made in our house! I absolutely love not only what it looks like […]

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    Give Your Child a Safe Journal… A Safe Place to Ask You Anything!

Give Your Child a Safe Journal… A Safe Place to Ask You Anything!

By |March 9, 2014|

When my oldest daughter was turning 10, I began to realize just how fast time was really going. My youngest was still an infant, […]

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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 […]

How Having One More Baby Has Changed Me as a Mother

By |February 24, 2014|

We almost didn’t have her.  I shudder now at the thought.

Shortly after the birth of our third daughter, I remember thinking that I was […]

What Do I Love About You? Valentine Note Tradition

By |February 10, 2014|

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I love to start traditions!  (Some family favorites:  Halloween Boo-ing, 24 Books Until Christmas, Happy Jar… I […]

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 […]