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Finding ME Time as a Mom

Everyone takes priority over you.  That is one of the wonderful things of being a mom that you love but also becomes tiring and overwhelming someday.  When the kids are young and the schedules are full, how DO you find ME time for mom?  The secret is to plan and think differently.  Your ME time […]

Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Grocery shopping is almost always the biggest expense from our monthly budget that we have control over. I can easily spend $600 on groceries for the month when I don’t pay much attention to what I am buying, but when I plan my meals and choose good things to eat I can slash my spending […]

Clean Up In 30 Seconds

You may think I’m crazy but stick with me through this idea. To clean up in 30 seconds may seem like too short of a time to do anything at all. It isn’t a lot of time, it really isn’t, but that is the point of this article. The point is to set up something […]

The Best Plan Is The One You Will Stick With

I have the best intentions at the start of the week.  I am going to work out 30 minutes a day, I am going to meal prep and eat only fruits, veggies, and lean meats, I am going to play with my kids as soon as I get home from work and then do my […]

Do What You Want, What You Really Want

You know those days when you look up and realize it’s gone by so fast and you feel like you haven’t accomplished anything?  I try really hard to avoid those days.  Living life to the fullest, with no regrets is my goal every. single. day.  Whether that means turning all of my attention to my […]

Raising Kids IS Happiness

If you are expecting me to sympathize with you because it’s hard to raise kids… If you are expecting me to show you how to raise the perfect child… If you are expecting me to give you a time schedule to have an hour of relaxation while the children are being their perfect selves… If […]

The First 5 Minutes of Your Day Defines Your Attitude

We all know that how we start our day sets the mood for the rest of our day so why aren’t we better at it?  It doesn’t take long, just the first 5 minutes of your day, to define your attitude for the better.  Make the most of your day by showing love to the […]

Go To Bed Confident.

What we do during the day shapes our nights, our sleep, and then the next day. As a mom sometimes we don’t get as much done as we would have liked.  No, let me correct myself, we hardly ever get as much done as we would have liked.  I have learned after having 4 that […]

Sunday-ish. My IMperfect Weekly Chore List

We all know how crazy things can get when you have children. Keeping a strict daily and weekly chore chart is pretty impractical and mostly impossible. I realized this and figured out a system for a Sunday-ish list for us IMperfect moms. It takes the pressure off and gives you the freedom you need to […]

My Hospital Bag 1st Baby vs 4th

My hospital bag looked very different the more I knew what I actually needed after giving birth.  The first baby I had everything, 3 complete outfits, my favorite body scrub and a loofa, fingernail polish, makeup, several outfits for the baby… I was your typical first time mama. By the time baby #4 was coming my […]

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