How Having One More Baby Has Changed Me as a Mother

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 so done.   Even though I […]

What Do I Love About You? Valentine Note Tradition

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 could go on…)  So last […]

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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 […]

Elf on the Shelf Winter Wonderland and Photo Gift

I must admit that I love the Elf on the Shelf tradition.  It’s so fun to see our girls jump out of bed each morning, starting with Thanksgiving, to […]

10 Thoughts on How to Raise Grateful Children

If you are reading this, you have access to the internet.  That already makes you more privileged than most people in the world.  At least 80% of humanity lives […]

24 Special Christmas Books: Wrap Them & Read One Each Night

This will surely become a new tradition for our family!  I went around our house and collected every Christmas book I could find… I didn’t realize how many we […]

30 Photos with Wording Ideas to Inspire Holiday Cards

It’s my favorite time of the year again… holiday card season, of course!  I just love opening our mailbox to find pictures and updates from all the special people […]

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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 […]

15 Great Sites to Get Your Holiday Photo Cards

It’s that time of year again!  Time to start thinking about the ol’ Christmas card!  If you need some photo inspiration, you might want to check out this post […]