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Do You Hoard Your Child’s Artwork?

7 signs that you are a hoarder of your child’s artwork…. 1.)    You can no longer see your refrigerator. What started off as a couple of drawing being displayed on the refrigerator has escalated and the refrigerator is entirely camouflaged by artwork? 2.)    You can no longer use your kitchen for fear of a fire…all […]

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National Clean Your Room Day: Purging clothes, toys, and books the GREEN Way

This anxious feeling came over me this morning as I gazed into our children’s bedrooms at the tubs, baskets, and piles of books, toys, and clothing, they used to have a floor! I think it was hardwood…or maybe carpeted? It has been so long I don’t remember! Now, it should be noted that the fact that […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Schedule time to serve your Community

Like the little black dress (LBD) is the staple for any wardrobe, gratitude should be the staple attitude.  In this day and age it seems like many would prefer to be self-serving as opposed to serve others. As parents it is important that we break this cycle. How do we break the cycle? As Ghandi […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Upcycle Underwear Packaging

We are getting ready to potty train our toddler. And I refuse to start the process until we have accumulated at least 30 pair of panties/underwear. This might sound like an abundance of panties/underwear but our method for potty training is cold turkey, or as I prefer to call it 3 days of Hell (when […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Choose Joy

  From a very young age my mother taught me that I have options and choices in life.  Of course there are the very obvious choices like what to wear in the morning, what book to read next, etc. But what she was referring to was how I chose to live my everyday life.  I […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Be Aware of Your Influence

Take a moment to sit back and reflect on your life.  Ask yourself these questions; Am I a happy person the majority of the time? Am I a positive influence on others? Who or what are the positive influences in my life? (Family, friends, media, music) To be honest I never really even considered a […]

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Tuesday’s Tip:Traveling with Children

With the Holidays vastly approaching travel is inevitable, and along with travel comes the travel torture. We all know it, even if you have been blessed with the best little traveler in the world eventually tormenting repetitive comments cometh.                                Some of the classic tormenting chatter we hear in the car:  •Are we there yet? […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Car Clutter AHH…

Car Clutter AHHHH…….. Car clutter is inevitable; you are a mom on the go, car pooling, practice, school, grocery store, parties, vacations, etc. In-between the various activities snacks are divvied out, water, juice box’s, baby biscuits, Cheerios, items to occupy time, etc.  There are often enough random eatable items left in our car to feed […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Donating Done Easily

I realize most moms always have the best intentions of donating to a charity on a regular basis but it can be difficult – life gets in the way. Also with the current state of the economy most families are on a strict budget leaving little room for charities. But it can be done. After […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: No more Kittens losing their Mittens

It is that time of year again; time to get out the hats, mittens, and scarves.  This also means adding at least five minutes to your departure time in the morning which can wreak havoc on your child’s attendance record if mommy doesn’t plan accordingly. Not to mention, mommy doesn’t want to have to walk […]

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