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Our Journey To Making A House A Home

My husband works in construction and chooses to do all home projects himself. This can be a blessing and a curse. My honey-do list, is truly a my-honey-can-do list. My husband has done major renovations in our last two houses, while we are living there. This is amazing in the sense that we have saved […]

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I Bribe My Kids and That’s Ok

I bribe my kids. There I said it. I’m one of those moms. I have too many kids and too much going on to just let them run around all willy-nilly and do whatever they want! My kids have regular chores they are expected to complete every day. They get nothing for this accomplishment (other […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress and Burnout

Do you have holiday stress?   Many people love the idea of shopping for others, decorating their homes, putting up Christmas trees and having company. For others, the holidays can cause stress and anxiety. Even  people who love the holidays can become “burnt out.” Here are five tips to help avoid holiday stress whether you’re […]

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Mom Hacks to Make Life Easier

Mommin’ ain’t easy and it isn’t for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. As we are approaching the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorite mom hacks to use not only during a busy season for most, but to use everyday! Because as moms let’s not […]

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