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Meal Planning for a Family

I’ve had a couple of questions lately about meal planning and how I do it.  There is no exact science, but I’d be happy to share what has worked for me and my family of five.  It is a lot of work to plan and prepare meals for your family.  With my twins now being one year old and having fully embraced solid foods, I feel like I am constantly preparing food or cleaning up.  Kids are always hungry, so…

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Motherhood

5 Tips For Mom Surviving Cold Season

Well, it happened.  Our first household cold of the season.  Madelyn is back at school and so the family gets sick.  Sound familiar?  Of course it’s tough on all the little ones with their runny noses, hacking coughs, and tired little faces.  It’s also tough on the head nurse in charge, and in this house that would be me. When I am in high demand with three littles all needing their Mommy, I do my best to share extra snuggles…

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Finding Joy As A Stay At Home Mom

When I was a mom to one, life definitely changed, but I still had a separate identity.  I was a part time blogger, an entrepreneur, and freelance stylist and writer.  While I was always working on finding that balance, and admittedly struggled with it at times, I was still able to pursue my passions.  Then when we decided to have one more and got the “you’re having twins” news, life changed immediately.  I made the decision to close my business…

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First Week Back to School

First Day of Preschool {Year Two} Well, we did it! We made it though our first week back at school. It was a short week with Madelyn going  just three days this week. We were definitely dealing with a tired and cranky kid. I totally forgot how tired and grumpy she was last year for the first couple weeks of school. I thought that maybe she wouldn’t be as tired this year being that she’s that much older, but I…

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Motherhood Style

5 Tips for Easy Style

  Before I became a mom I wanted to make sure I never rocked the “I’ve given up on life” look.  We all think we won’t have those days.  (ok moms, cue laughter).  I now realize these moms have not given up, they are just doing the best they can that day.  Been there!  Many times.  For the days when I have it a bit more together, I have a few sure fire ways to look…dare I say, stylish…even when…

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