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love life after kids

Love Life After kids

How’s your love life going? That’s a weird question if you’re married. You’re knee-deep in laundry. It’s 10 p.m. and you forgot your preschooler needs to take snacks tomorrow. Your second grader wants home lunch and you haven’t gotten groceries in a week. A work project is sucking the life out of you and your […]

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soup recipes

3 Easy Soup Recipes

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s nice to have a few go-to soup recipes you can set and forget. A slow cooker of easy soup is perfect for the days between Christmas and New Year’s when you’re tired of eating but still have to feed people! 3 Easy and Delicious Soup Recipes […]

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guy gift ideas

11 Great Gift for Guys

Finding gifts for guys can be hard. With a husband, two sons, a dad, two brothers, two father-in-laws, uncles and even a great-grandpa-in law, I have a lot of guys in my life to buy gifts for. So, what do you buy a guy he’ll actually want? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with 11 […]

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real life

Real Life Parenting

Has the Instagram scroll ever made you feel like you don’t quite measure up? How does she look so good? Why is her house always clean? That dinner looks amazing. How is her kid sleeping through the night already? Parenting is tough! Luckily, my real-life friends willingly share their trials, crazy moments, and parenting fails […]

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Ames, Iowa

Family Fun in Ames

Ames, located just 45 minutes north of Des Moines, might not be the first place you think of when it comes to family fun. But, don’t overlook it! We have some pretty awesome amenities you can’t find anywhere else. Why I Love Ames I’m an accidental Ames resident. I went to school here, ended up […]

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