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If you haven't before heard of a bullet journal, let me tell you, it will change your life. It's essentially a completely customized planner for everything you need to keep track of, both before and after you do the...
I want to enjoy summer as a working mom instead I feel like all I get to do is survive. Summer in an office environment doesn't exactly sizzle. My alarm still goes off at 5:30 am, and the closest...
What constitutes a successful day for you in the summer? “No one broke any bones, drowned, or got sun burn blisters.” “Everyone is alive and mommy hasn’t had too much coffee or wine.” “We did four hours of homeschool, baked homemade bread,...
The summer is almost over! It’s the most magical time of the year for some parents when the kids get to go back-to-school.  Back-to-school shopping can be expensive.  My son seems to grow 2 sizes over the summer!  Being...
Enjoy this awesome list of {easy budget friendly} back to school snacks! I am happy to pass some of this parenting onto the teachers in a few weeks. I'm exhausted.     These kids get hot lunch or a sack lunch every...
I have to admit, I was running out of ideas for my teens and pre-teen! Like many of us, my kids have been home for the better part of a year and we needed some new projects to keep...
We’ve all been there.  The end of summer arrives all too soon and we think “where did the time go? I didn’t do any of the things I wanted to do!” It might be the Midwesterner in me, but as...
Why does this house never seem clean!?  It seems like all I’ve done today is clean! The idea of trying to create a daily cleaning rhythm seems impossible! Raise your hand if this has ever been you.  🙋 Yeah.  Me too. When...
I'm always down for mindful ways to save money but lets face it, some of us weren't made for spreadsheets and budgets. Tips like cutting out stops at my favorite coffee shop are just not going to happen--not during...
I will be the first to admit that being a mom can be difficult. Toddlers teeth, children whine, and tweens have attitudes. Juggling all your plans and everyone emotions in a day can be overwhelming. As a mom to...
Is it just me, or has it been a tough year to connect with people? Our usual sources of community have not been as available to us during the pandemic. Even with the people inside our own four walls,...
Surviving winter with kids in the Midwest is not for the faint of heart. We moms have to pull out every trick in the playbook in order to keep our sanity intact. Winter doesn’t technically start until December 21st, but...

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