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How we went from having a Co-sleeper to an Independent Sleeper

Our co-sleeping “adventure” has been just that…an adventure. We’ve been co-sleeping with A since we brought her home from the hospital, and it was pretty clear from the first night that she was going to stick to us like glue. And that she has, up until about four months ago! For us, co-sleeping wasn’t really a choice, it was a way for two parents who had no family or help nearby to get some much-needed sleep. It worked for A…

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Holiday Cleaning Prep with Bona PowerPlus

  “Well, It’s almost here So spread some cheer Let’s give love and get some back The more you give, the more you’ll have Well, the fire’s bright now And snow comes down Grab your family; hold them near Christmas time is here” The More You Give (The More You Have) by Michael Buble Holiday season has arrived and once again, I’m totally blindsided. Thankfully we don’t host Thanksgiving or Christmas at our place since we are still renting, but…

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A Gift Guide for Millennial Dads

Gift guide season is upon us, so I thought I’d put together a fun little gift guide for Millennial Dads (although these are great for ANY dad in your life). Most of these my husband already has, or has been asking me for over the past couple of months. I’ve linked them all for you guys, and they can all be bought online because who has time to go to the store anymore?!?! Unless it’s Target we are talking about!…

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Getting my teeth wedding ready with Smile Brilliant

When I started hashing out all the details for our wedding, my teeth were pretty high one on the list for “day-of” details. I had braces in high school and ever since getting them off I’ve been a bit obsessed with my teeth. I’ve also never had a cavity, so I make sure to take really good care of them. My go-to teeth whitening is one you can find at any pharmacy or grocery store, but I knew for my…

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Jelly Bean Math Activity for Preschoolers

Jelly Bean Math Who doesn’t love jelly beans? Americans consume billions of jelly beans a year, so it’s likely that your preschooler will be on board with this yummy (and educational) activity. You’ll help her recognize her senses, as well as make predictions, sort, and chart! What You Need: Bag of jelly beans (variety bag, with at least 4 flavors) Medium sized plastic storage container Notepad Pen or pencil 2 sheets of cardstock or construction paper Crayons Jellybean graphing page (make…

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A Day at Baylinks Golf

  One of my main goals for this year was to challenge myself, not only with my blog, but in life. Every opportunity to try something new and exciting would be an activity I wouldn’t hold myself back from. So when Brad, the owner of Baylinks Golf offered me a lesson I was eager to try out my skills at an indoor golf center. I come from a family of golfers, and my husband plays as much as he possibly can. But…

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How to manage a business and still have time for your family

Creating and managing a business is hard, but imagine having a family on top of that. How do you create a business while having to tend to a family? How do you manage a business while having to go home early each night to pick up the kids, clean the house, and cook dinner? Is it even possible? Over the years of managing a for-profit blog, I’ve learned that it definitely is possible, but it takes a little work to…

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06/02/2017

Truth be told I was hesitant to write about our wedding. How could I possibly fit everything into one post? Much like the planning process I didn’t want to drag this out more than I had to. As amazing and wonderful as the day was, the before and after was somewhat of a disaster. So I’ve included some tips along the way for you guys!   The Before I’m not a planner. I contemplated becoming a wedding planner at one…

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Friday Fresh Picks-Fall Transitions

  It’s too early to think about fall, right? Think again! Fall transitions have already arrived in stores, and that means those great summer sales are still going on. I always find the best deals when shopping during that “back to school” time. Ever since we had A I absolutely refuse to pay full price for clothing, and this is a great time for moms to stock up on those quality fall transitions. I’ve listed a few of my favorite…

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How To Parent Without Coffee

Step 1 Re-evaluate your decision Step 2 Run to Starbucks and get your fix! 3 weeks ago my husband walked through the door exclaiming he needed to quite coffee. HE WAS DONE. And as any good partner does, I calmly asked why. He proceeded to tell me all the terrible things coffee does to him in great detail, completely convinced he no longer needed it to function. Now when my husband gets something in his head he usually sticks with…

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