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I don’t consider myself crunchy. We vaccinate and medicate regularly. We try to be as healthy as possible with two full time working parents and three kids but I definitely I feed my kids Aldi’s frozen chicken nuggets and Kraft Mac and Cheese like it’s going out of style. My baby is currently obsessed with Cheez-Its […]

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Simple Valentine's Crafts for the Non-Pinterest MOms

Simple Valentine’s Crafts for the Non-Pinterest Moms

Valentine’s Day really sneaks up on us moms. It feels as if we are just getting settled from the mayhem of Christmas and all of a sudden this pesky little holiday appears out of nowhere demanding chocolates, class treats, crafts and an explosion of pink and red. Fear not fellow procrastinators, I’ve compiled some ideas […]

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A DIY Jedi Training Birthday Party

It didn’t take my stepson long to realize the benefits of having two “moms” to plan his birthday parties. Months (sometimes years) before his birthday, he tries out themes and comes up with two, one for each house. Since his mind frequently changes, I waited until May to make him commit to a theme for […]

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Go For the Gold- Hosting an Olympic Themed Party!

Hosting a Summer Olympics Party

I LOVE the Olympics. It’s a toss up which I love more, summer or winter. Summer may get the slight edge though since my daughter was born during the summer of 2012 and I spent many a late night and early morning feeding watching the coverage. That was when I learned that kayaking is an […]

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Throw the BEST Summer Barbecue

Well, as I sit here the heat index is 112 degrees so I would like to start this post off by telling you that BBQ timing is flexible. A BBQ can be for breakfast. Lately, it’s so hot that the optimal BBQ time might be 5 a.m. I kid! I kid! Seriously, summers are for […]

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Cool Summer Meals

Cool Summer Meals

According to the always reliable internet, this summer we are in JUST the right spot for outdoor dining! I don’t know about you, but heating up your house for summery meals on the patio or a picnic blanket just doesn’t seem quite right. So how about some cool no-cook dinner plans? Salads Well, you knew […]

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Plan Ahead for #SpringClean16

Plan Ahead for #SpringClean16

I’ve always looked forward to spring cleaning, but this year feels different. Between our adorably grubby and rambunctious toddler and our giant, hair-shedding mutt, we have our work cut out for us when it comes to keeping our house from falling apart. I confess that many of my closets are bursting at the seams with the […]

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My Post-Holiday Cleanse (no, not that kind ...)

My Post-Holiday Cleanse (No, Not That Kind…)

Don’t let the title fool you. My post-holiday cleanse doesn’t involve kale smoothies and swearing off caffeine, although both would probably do me some good. No, my cleanse involves cleaning out closets, shelves, bins, and other areas that didn’t bother me before the holiday season, but now cause me to develop a nervous eye twitch. […]

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Three Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas to Make Your Presents Pop

3 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas to Make Your Presents Pop

Nothing says, “I care about you,” quite like spending a few extra minutes wrapping a gift. Most of us are struggling to find a few extra minutes, though, in the festive-filled holiday rush. Lucky for us, it doesn’t take long to put a little pop in your presents this year. Washi Tape This craft craze has hit the gift-wrapping […]

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