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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 […]

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 […]

Adjust Your Mindset To Get More ME Time

This may seem too simple, but adjusting your mindset to get more ME time really does work!  Time is a measurable thing but your feeling of time is not.  When you feel like you have more ME time, you do.  It’s as simple (and complicated) as that. Don’t worry, I am not going to get […]

Do What Makes You Happy Quotes

If you haven’t read my article on “Do Only What Makes You Happy” Please do.  I am a big advocate for doing what will make you actually happy, not what makes you feel good in the moment.  Those choices will shape who you are and can change your whole life.  Here are some quick do […]

Minimalist Views – Children’s Toys

If you read my articles you know that I try to be as real as possible.  You may detect a hint of minimalism about my articles when I speak about stuff.  Here is my minimalist views for my children’s toys…and everything else we own. I am not a huge minimalist but I do make sure things […]

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