The Mommy Files: Kitchen Cleaners in a Pinch

April 28, 2021

Do you ever get in the frame of mind and decide that today is the day you will clean the house. Like, really clean? This happens to me a couple of times each year—typically in the spring and the fall. And not only do I want to clean, I want to clean out. But what [...]

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5 Things Your Elementary Age Kids Can Do With You in the Kitchen

April 27, 2021

Getting your kids in the kitchen doesn’t have to be stressful. It can be an opportunity that results in a positive experience for your both. It will result in a child that not only participates and contributes to the family efforts, but it will result in opening the doors of communication as you work together [...]

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Investment Pieces: 5 Things You Should Spend Money On

April 27, 2021

As a mother, it’s hard to justify spending a significant amount of money on ourselves. We often will have our children dressed far better than we dress ourselves, which is a shame. I see kids all over the place looking all kinds of fashion forward with their frumpy mama following behind them. This is unsat [...]

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It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere

April 26, 2021

Let’s be real: in appropriate (and occasionally slightly inappropriate) amounts, wine can be our friend. And since life is just a smidge easier when we use humor to take the edge off, we’ve rounded up some home accents that pay homage to the almighty grape. Some are quirky and cute, while others are absolutely elegant [...]

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Chic “Hooter Hiders” {Nursing Covers}

April 26, 2021

Breastfeeding your child is a big commitment, and in the earlier months it is a commitment that can require your attention every couple of hours, which doesn’t allow for a lot of time out of the house unless you are willing to nurse in public. Some of them are referred to as “Hooter Hiders,” while [...]

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Teaching Character Recap: Why Is it Important?

April 26, 2021

One of my favorite quotes from Pulp Fiction is when The Wolf says: just because you are a character doesn’t mean you have character. Sometimes I think I’m raising children who are characters. I mean, what with all the crying and hurling onto the floor. Granted, I’ve got preschool age children, so a bit of [...]

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Site Spotlight: Earth Easy

April 25, 2021

With Earth Day having just passed us by and Spring in the air I’ve been on the lookout for great resources that provide information on the topic of sustainability, lessening my overall environmental “footprint” and ways to remove some of the toxic chemicals that come into our home through cleaning supplies. Well, Eartheasy is a [...]

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The Coolest Bookshelves You’ve Ever Seen

April 25, 2021

As parents, we all know reading is fundamental. Design — well, that sometimes takes a backseat to all the other things we’ve got going on in our lives, but it’s nice to infuse a little major wow factor (thank you, Mr. Gunn) into our wardrobes and our homes from time to time. Since we’re a [...]

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The Mommy Files: Feeding a Family of Four with $100 per Week

April 25, 2021

As many of you know, we are big budgeters. We used the Dave Ramsey plan to get out of debt, we like to eat relatively “clean,” and I’ve recently discovered that we need to trim our grocery budget. When we sat down recently, we realized that we’re spending nearly $200/week on food! I nearly had [...]

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Things to Consider when Getting Pregnant Over 40

April 25, 2021

Many women today are waiting on having children until they are well into their 30’s and some are even waiting until after they are 40. There are many advantages to waiting to start a family; parents are presumably more mature and better equipped to handle parenthood, parents are more financially secure and have had time [...]

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Spring Dress-capades

April 24, 2021

I’m a self avowed jeans and tee girl. Seriously, almost every day I wear this. I cannot help myself; it’s an addiction. I know there must be a secret club out there to help us mommy uniform wearing bunch but I have yet to find it…maybe J. Crew or Madewell can sponsor us?!? Oooh, that’d [...]

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We’ve Got a Crush on Kelly Green

April 23, 2021

Green is a color typically associated with envy, and for good reason: we’re envious of those who’ve incorporated it into their home decor, achieving a perfectly fresh, crisp effect, with all the class and verve of a championship tennis match. There’s something particularly sporty about kelly green in particular; it’s the color of grass, of [...]

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Pretty As a Picture: Girl’s Summer Dresses

April 23, 2021

Is it bad that I wish these new looks from Giggle would come in my size? I swear, I’d totally wear these adorable dresses for girls if I thought I could. My sister-in-law has a saying: “mutton dresses lamb” for this exact situation. When women (I won’t add ‘of a certain age’) try to dress [...]

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