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Finances without Fighting: How One Couple does it!

It is the end January and those finances may be getting a little tight!  I know that money is one of the number one things that couples fight over.  This is unfortunate.  I think the root cause is partially a combination of a communication break- down,  stress, and lack of trust.  When you have all …

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Time Management Tips for the Stay at Home Mom with a Baby

  Oh, baby! They are SO incredibly adorable, sweet, precious, and attached. My babies were VERY attached to me – all the time!  When you become a mother, everyone will tell you that it’s hard, and you think “Nah, it won’t really be THAT hard!”  Then you have your baby and they change your whole …

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Turning Pinterest Fails into Mom Wins

    Have you been on Pinterest lately? There are all kinds of really cute projects, activities, and ideas to do with the kids.  I love looking and pinning things! When I try them, though, things do not always (ok, almost never) look as “Pinterest Perfect” as the image I pinned. I have had quite …

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Top 10 Strategies for Dealing With Toddlers

Top 10 Strategies for Dealing With Toddlers (This post does contain affiliate links. If you click the link and purchase the item, I do receive a small commission, but the thoughts and opinions are my own, as always.) In my earlier post, I discussed 7 things that toddlers wished that you knew.  In this post, …

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7 Things Your Toddler Wishes You Knew

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and buy the product, I do get a commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!  For more information, please see my disclosure.   Toddlers! They are so adorable! I have had 2 of them and those were good times …

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Ways I Can Be Kind – Written by a 10-Year Old Boy

While shuffling through my son’s take-home folder from school today, I saw a piece of notebook paper, which was nothing unusual. When I saw what was written on it, I stopped.  I pulled it out and looked at it; really looked at it, not just the obligatory glance.  Then I read it all the way …

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8 Thoughtful Gift Ideas on a Budget

I have seen a lot of gift ideas on a budget posts.  Some of them have good ideas, but a lot of them are rather “meh.”  There is no one-size-fits-all gift. We are all different and we like different things. Think about the person that you are buying for and what THEY would like.  Try …

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5 Tips on Finding Mr. or Mrs. Right

So you are tired of the dating game? Tired of failed relationship after failed relationship, swearing off to ever getting married or ever finding that someone who your heart longs for?  Are you convinced that your Knight in Shining armor or your Princess somehow lost his/her way to you and is somewhere in the desert …

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5 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Kids More

(This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I will recieve a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support! For full details please see my disclosure.) Everyone has heard the expression “Take Time to Stop and Smell the Roses.”  Our lives are …

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10 Amazing Little Things to Enjoy This Holiday Season

  The Little Things Add Up To Big Memories We have all heard the expression, “It’s the little things.”  I love the little things! Sometimes little things wind up being big memories and little things can make someone’s day.   Friends, what exactly ARE the little things, though? What do you enjoy? What are the little …

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