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Importance of Mom Groups

When I first moved to (*insert small town here*) I was newly married with a 2-year-old and a baby on the way. I had just moved from a very large city and aside from my husband I knew absolutely no one in this little town. Additionally, I was in the beginning of making the transition… Continue reading Importance of Mom Groups

Parenting · preschoolers · Stay at home mom · summer · Toddlers

You Can’t Win at Everything – A Classic Mom Fail

Today I had a classic mom fail. Not unlike every other day, but today was a big one. My 4-year-old was super excited for his end of the year music program. He had been practicing his lines for weeks and honestly was probably most excited about the fact that he was going to be using… Continue reading You Can’t Win at Everything – A Classic Mom Fail

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Meal Planning and Staying on Budget (FREE PRINTABLE)

As a wife and mom, I am usually in charge of the wonderful (insert sarcasm) trips to Walmart for the family grocery shopping. While my husband is away at work I am in charge of paying bills and doing the grocery shopping; all while trying to save money where I can. I can’t count the… Continue reading Meal Planning and Staying on Budget (FREE PRINTABLE)

grief · loss · loss of a parent · Mental Health · Parenting · Stay at home mom

A Birthday In Heaven

I feel like there are some days that come along that will break your heart over and over…. every year. For me those days are the dad my dad died, and today…his birthday. It has only been a couple years but I guess I have this weird expectation that things will get easier, but the… Continue reading A Birthday In Heaven

Parenting · preschoolers · School · sports · Stay at home mom · summer · Tee ball

7 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

Summer is here and it can be hard to find enough activities to keep your kiddos busy. Don’t stress! I’ve come up with a list of free and inexpensive activities to keep your kiddos busy all summer long! Sprinklers This is a great alternative to planning a day trip to the pool. First of all,… Continue reading 7 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

Health · Mental Health · Parenting · Stay at home mom · Uncategorized

Mental Health Awareness Month and Semicolons

Serious post alert: In honor of mental health awareness month, I’d like to share a little bit about one of my tattoos. But first…some facts. It is estimated that 1 in 5 adults will experience some form of mental illness in any given year. That’s 20% of all adults! That’s over 43 million people! In… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month and Semicolons

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Planting Trees…or should I say Tree

We bought our house almost a year ago and have been slowly adding to the back yard. First we had grass put in which has been great for the kids and the dogs. Over the past few months I have made a few planter boxes out of old palettes and planted a few flowers. But… Continue reading Planting Trees…or should I say Tree

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Study Tips for Moms in School

Coffee, coffee, coffee Since going to the library usually isn’t an option; set aside 30 minutes – 1 hour before the kids wake up or after they go to bed to work on school Be realistic in your study goals. A 3 hour cram session is probably not going to happen. Aim for lots of… Continue reading Study Tips for Moms in School

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A weekend without kids…only cried once

This weekend I hit a mom milestone by dropping the kids off at grandma and grandpa’s house for a weekend alone with my husband. This was the first time we had ever left the 1 year old overnight with anyone. I was not too heartbroken about leaving the kids. Ok, I will admit I got… Continue reading A weekend without kids…only cried once

Parenting · preschoolers · sports · Stay at home mom · Tee ball

The Joys of Tee Ball (insert sarcasm here)

Recently my husband and I had the brilliant idea of signing our 4-year-old up for tee ball… need I say more. Remembering my own tee ball days, I did NOT go into the first practice with high expectations. Like I suspected, it was an hour of total chaos. The second practice was pretty much the… Continue reading The Joys of Tee Ball (insert sarcasm here)