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How I Date My Husband — At Home and Cheap!

Marriage isn’t always easy. My husband and I have been together almost 20 years and married for 13 of those. We got into a major rut a few years ago. We were focused completely on our young kids, and our lives together became almost like a business—no romance with lots of to-do lists. Marriage wasn’t […]

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4 Tips for Raising a Maker

4 Tips for Raising a Maker + YOXO Giveaway

We are living in an increasingly electronic world, and while that’s definitely not all “bad,” it does raise an issue that many of us parents are facing, and that is… raising kids who aren’t just sitting behind a screen and being entertained but who know how to MAKE fun. So today I want to share […]

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moms after dark

Moms after Dark

Sometimes after I get the last of my three kids in bed, not necessarily sleeping, but IN bed, my husband and I look at each other with a knowing look—a look of excitement, full of possibility. It’s time for… Wait. What should we do with this magical time that we are, after much hard work, […]

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Learning in 2015

Learning in 2015

Last year I wrote about how I had chosen my word of the year to be Dance. I wanted to slow down and not stress the small stuff. Much harder than I could imagine – however, I feel I was successful in stopping and smelling the roses. I was able to live and laugh with […]

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