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Mother's Day might look a little bit different this year, but it doesn't mean that you can't find fun and creative ways to celebrate mom! Here are a few ideas to help create a memorable Mother's Day. And moms, be...
Here's a quick history lesson on Cinco De Mayo, which translates to the fifth of May. First and foremost, it is not Mexico's Independence Day! It is actually an annual celebration that commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the...

The Twenty Minute Tidy

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Picture this. You walk in the door from doing preschool drop-off and are immediately hit with the reality of your very ‘lived-in’ home. Dishes leftover from making the kids’ breakfast, a basket of half-folded laundry, baby toys strewn around...

Salad Exchange

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The holidays are over and now we sit with guilt as to how much we indulged our taste buds. It's that dreaded time of year, to attempt to shed those pounds, and actually achieve that New Year’s resolution of...
In preparation for baby #4, my husband and I knew it was time for a bigger vehicle. Now l will tell you, prior to having children and really all the way up until having child #3, I despised minivans....

To Build or Buy?

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The Gem City and its surrounding suburbs are absolutely booming right now with growth! If it's time for your family to find a new home, there are so many options out there. And, with all of the new construction...
It's a brand new year full of great opportunities, but sometimes life seems to be busier than ever! The schedules are packed and the last thing you want to worry about is grocery shopping. And, let's be honest, who...
Our family moves. A lot. A constant theme of "hello, goodbye." My husband is active duty Air Force, so it comes with the territory. We are raising three daughters, who are 4,5, and 8; they were each born in...
Tis the season for packing boxes of love and light to send to people we care about around the country (or world)! My family doesn't live close to the Gem City - in fact in our 11 years of...
One of my favorite parts about the holidays is the gatherings. It's the perfect time of year to slow things down a bit and really enjoy the time we have with loved ones. Taking every opportunity to truly be...

D.I.whY?

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To craft or not to craft? That is the question. Before becoming a parent, I would have always said enthusiastically, “Yes! Crafts!” Now that I have less time, money, energy, and space, the question is a bit more complex....
It's beginning to look a lot like autumn. Bonfires. Hayrides. Apples. Pumpkins. Soup. Bacon.   Wait. Bacon? In our family, yes, bacon is part of our fall traditions.   This year, our family will be enjoying our third annual soup night! This...
An Ode to Fall, inspired by My Favorite Things and lovers of fall everywhere. Pumpkin spice lattes and warm apple cider Over-sized sweaters and leggings for lounging Bright leaves are falling and crisp-cool air sings These are a few of my favorite fall things Yellow...
File this under things I never thought I'd say: I like to think of myself as an amateur at-home chef. Pre-kids I didn’t particularly have much (okay, any) interest in cooking. Embarrassingly, I existed on a lot of Lean...

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Summer time is here. You can smell the barbecue, see the beautiful landscape with lush trees, and one of our children’s personal favorites- swimming...

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