Quick and easy decor to celebrate Independence Day!

Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns

If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive, and trendy way to celebrate your ‘Murica-ness, look no further. This is a really simple project that you can get done from start to finish in just an hour or two!!!  The supplies are easy to find at any craft supply store and the finished result can be

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Stubborn Communication

The Words that Saved the Day

I’m sure a lot of moms out there can understand this dilemma… Munchkin #1 is my argumentative child. His response to almost every one of my requests usually begins with the word “but.” I love his willingness to always want to explain his point of view, and his demand to constantly be heard. However. I

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Father's Day gift header

Great Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

If you ask me, Dads are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to Father’s Day. Us Moms get flowers…breakfast in bed…trips to the spa…brunch…the list goes on and on, but any scenario that begins and ends with bottomless mimosas is a trip to paradise. Let’s be real…Mother’s Day is an easy-peasy

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Save your sanity with these tips!

Survive the Summer Months as a Work at Home Mom

When preschool ended last week for both my kids, I began to feel that same creeping feeling of panic that all the other moms were getting as they stared down the barrel of the shotgun that is summer vacation, bringing a dead stop to the structure and routine you’ve dedicated yourself to for the past

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Breaded Chops

Crispy Parmesan Garlic Pork Chops

According to The Husband, a well-made pork chop is a thing of beauty.  He likes to consider himself an expert on pork chop quality (among other things…).  I came across a pork chop recipe in my early years of Pinterest, and our first taste test told us that we had a winner. Over the years,

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Mothers Day Card 2016

Simple Mother’s Day Card

In the eyes of my parents, I have a lot of great qualities.  Remembering to send cards in time (or at all) for birthdays, holidays, and special occasions is not one of them. Mother’s Day, unfortunately, is never an exception to this rule…I still forget.  I could blame it on Mom Brain, but that would be

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10 Spring Crafts for Preschoolers

10 Easy Preschool Crafts for Spring

With the onset of springtime comes bright sunny days, sweet chirping songbirds, and a rejuvenated energy level in The Munchkins that my patience needs to adjust to every year.  Getting them outside to explore the fresh spring climate is always at the top of my list as soon as the weather gets nice. But here

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Prepping to sell your house without losing your mind

Tips for Prepping Your House to put on the Market

The Husband and I bought our house almost 7 years ago, and a lot has changed since 2009.  Numerous projects, two children, career changes, and regular wear and tear have created quite a loving little townhouse.  But The Munchkins are no longer babies and with #1 starting elementary school soon, we’ve decided to set down

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How Motherhood Knocked Me on my Tuckous

  Despite my best efforts in the four years that I have been a mother, I have never been able to get my nonsense together enough to create a “get up-n-go” routine in the morning.  Don’t get me wrong-by the time I walk out the door in the morning, I’m able to look like I

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