Thoughts on Moving: Missing Home and Finding It Again

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

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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

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

World’s Best Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 cookie for a very long […]

Melted Crayon Hearts with Free Printable Valentines

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!  It’s so easy to give […]

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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!

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 four years (like 97% of […]

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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

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

Best of 2013 – Most Popular Posts

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 you.  When I was first […]

Top 10 Parenting Tips of 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.  This is the first of […]

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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

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

Perfect Mini Ice Pack for Kids: Freeze Condiment Packets

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.  Between the ages of 2-6 […]

30 Tips to Help Keep Your Laundry from Making You Crazy

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 chore ever.  And you can’t […]

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

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

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+ Organizational Ideas (worth the read–or […]