5 beauty products that make you look like you slept in

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I never get enough sleep. How about you? Although my kids are finally going to bed at an appropriate hour, I’m not. The silence and solitude are luxurious. I spend it catching up on crappy TV, reading books, or messing around on Pinterest. You name it and I’m doing it when I should be sleeping. […]

5 simple ways to get some alone time

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I love my kids. You probably love yours too. They’re great but sometimes you need a few minutes to yourself. Everyone deserves a little peace and quiet but its common knowledge that young kids loathe peace and are the bitter enemy of quiet. Sigh. Had a long day? Need a few minutes to wolf down some candy […]

Nap Time Workouts. Get fit while the kids sleep.

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Before I had kids I was a bonafide gym rat. One hour of cardio in the morning and one hour of weight lifting during my lunch hour. Sometimes I’d throw in a swim, run by the beach, or some Pilates. Times sure have changed. I rarely have a second alone and when I do find […]

Sneaking veggies to your kids. Yay or nay?

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Know what drives me completely crazy? When people say things like “Well, that’s what my mom/grandma/auntie betty did and we turned out okay”. That’s great that your mom let you run around a rusty junkyard wearing paper bags as shoes but I choose not to do the same. Thanks. Nice feet by the way. Anyway. […]

5 DIY Popsicle recipes to beat the heat

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I’m in Indiana for the summer and it is HOT. So hot. It’s taken me a month but I’m slowly getting used to it. Eighty-degrees used to feel downright intolerable to me but now? I’ll take it! We’ve had some ninety degree stretches and while it is very welcome (sure beats winter) I’m always looking […]

Sanity Saving Road Trip Tips for Traveling with Kids

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After logging over 20,000 miles in less than two years, I am ready to call myself a subject matter expert on taking road trips with kids. My husband and I have suffered through bouts of projectile vomiting, toddler bickering, and hours of Yo Gabba Gabba music listening so that you can save your sanity next time you travel […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas – Part 1

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My husband is a little difficult to shop for. He will pine and drool over the latest tech gadget for months but when he gets an inkling that I am about to purchase the toy for him he puts his responsible Dad hat on and talks me out of it. It’s pretty noble and grown […]

Mom Habits You Need to Break NOW!

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If you’re a mom you know exactly what I’m talking about. Those little habits that nag at you and wear you down every single day. They’re preventing you from reaching your maximum potential, productivity, and happiness as a mother. I am a (self-proclaimed but in some circles that totally counts) bad habit breaking expert and here are my […]

All natural ways to keep your home smelling fresh

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I am a recovering candle addict. Before I had kids I spent a shameful amount of money on candles. Fresh linen, summer breeze, honeysuckle rain, it did not matter. I loved infusing my home with the latest fresh scent. Once our little ones arrived I quit cold turkey. I didn’t want to risk irritating their […]

Homemade Mother’s Day

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My husband spoils me rotten. Obviously, I love it but I am a tad greedy. A Rolex would be great. Hey, a girl can dream sparkly, extravagant dreams right? When we made the decision to devote two years to my husband’s pursuit of an MBA we decided that all big ticket gifts would have to wait until post […]