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50 of the Best Love Quotes for Him

Finding ways to express my love to my husband has been on my mind recently.  I can’t begin to describe how blessed I am to be married to him.  He really is my Prince Charming.  To help me express my love for him, I scoured Pinterest for the best 50 love quotes for him that …

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How to Find Gifts To Remember on Valentine’s Day and Any Other Occasion

Once upon a time, I had the perfect boyfriend.  He was sweet, he adored me as I did him.  I remember my face being sore when I laid down at night after he had gone home because I had smiled so much that day.  He opened the car door, and every other door for me.  …

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7 Tips For a Stress Free Christmas

Like always, the year seems to fly by and the holiday season is upon us once again.  I personally love this time of year, but not everyone does.  For many, the holiday season is one that is extremely stressful.  Here are my best tips to help you have a stress free Christmas.   (This post contains …

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Why Should I Choose Kindness?

“But Mom,” my son said as he looked up at me with tearful eyes after a particularly tough day at school. “What good is kindness anyway?  I mean I try; I really try to choose kindness, but where does it get me?  It seems that I don’t get anything back from it.”  My heart broke …

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5 Tips for Setting Personal Boundaries

What are Personal Boundaries and How Do You Go About Setting Personal Boundaries?  Hello, my friends.  This subject has been on my heart for a while now, but I have hesitated to write about it.  You see, setting personal boundaries has always been a struggle for me.  I want so desperately to please people and …

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Dear Husband, Thank You for Choosing Me

My Dear Husband and One True Love, Thank you for choosing me. You chose me to be your wife and the mother of your children. Thank you for choosing me time and time again. One of the keys to a successful marriage is choosing your spouse, not just once but over and over again. It’s …

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How A DIY Squid Costume Helped Me Bond With My Tween Son

Tweens come up with some crazy ideas, don’t they? My son’s school was doing themed dress-up days to celebrate Red Ribbon Week/Homecoming and one of the days was “Animal Day.” Last year, he went as a “tweenicus, I’mtoocoolforthaticus.” This year, he announced he wanted to go as a Kraken! A Kraken is a giant squid. …

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Are You Making the Choice to Look Forward, Not Back?

My kids recently started a new school year.  Like many mothers, I look at them and think “Where did the time go?”  As I was scrolling through Facebook looking at the first day of school pictures that my friends were posting, I came across a little gem that I would like to share with you.  …

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How To Slow Down When You Feel Like You Can’t

Do You Know Superwoman? We all know someone and we wonder how she does everything.  She may have an amazing career and juggle being an amazing mother, and wife.  She does everything for everyone, her makeup is always perfect, she always has a smile on her face, and she never seems to run out of …

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Why We Traded Our Tent for a Camper

We were tent campers.  We took pride in that.  Other people came with campers, but we looked around and thought to ourselves that we were “real” campers.  We referred to the people that had campers as “glampers” (glamorous + campers).  Now, we are a part of that group of people, and very happy and grateful …

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