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Favorite Clean Beauty Products

Have you ever asked yourself how clean your beauty products are?  I am a self-admitted beauty product junkie. I love trying new products, so starting my journey to using cleaner products was super fun. Some of you may thinking, “what the heck is she talking about?!” Or, “This feels so overwhelming!” And I totally get […]

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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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My Kids Love Kudo Banz, and I love Parenting More Positively

Raising young kids is tough. As children grow, they become more independent, curious, and, if I’m honest, more headstrong. Seeing my children blossom into their unique personalities is so much fun — but it’s not as enjoyable to nag them for the hundredth time to put their action figures away or plead with them to please […]

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HELP! My daughter is an artist.

Help! My Daughter is an Artist

My seven-year-old daughter is an artist.   She crafts and cuts and sews and staples and markers and molds and paints and braids all over my house.   And it drives me crazy. Because her art stuff is everywhere.   I have a far higher tolerance for mess than some, but even so, she tests […]

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